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Security firms make Red Herring 100

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Monday, May 18, 2009
Continuing a theme that's flowering here on the blog, there's a bit of evidence that "high technology" is starting to recognize that physical security exists.

Pelco continues to open up

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Monday, May 18, 2009
Sometimes it's the little things that speak volumes. While Pelco has continuously been talking about opening up its architecture and product line, it's one thing to "integrate" with other companies' products, it's another thing to open up what was previously a closed, proprietary system.

Keith Ladd honored

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Saturday, May 16, 2009
At its annual conference, held yesterday, the Pennsylvania Burglar & Fire Alarm Association honored Keith Ladd posthumously with an honorary membership. Ladd, founder of The Protection Bureau and a founding member of the PBFAA, died in February.

20 under 40 nominations

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Friday, May 15, 2009
Hey loyal blog readers, you get first crack at the 20 under 40 nominations. Check it out here.

Mace numbers

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Friday, May 15, 2009
There's all kinds of 1Q numbers to talk about right now, and most of them reflect a 1Q that was difficult for the industry. Here's what Mace has to say.

CSAA five Diamond Certs rolling in

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Friday, May 15, 2009
It's that time of year again. All the centrals out there with the wherewithal to prove they've completed the necessary training are reporting their CSAA Five Diamond Central Station Certification has been renewed.

Henry Bros. financials for 1Q

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Thursday, May 14, 2009
First quarter numbers are coming in throughout the industry (I'll have Mace later). Here's how one of our few public integrators did: Eh.
Henry Bros. Electronics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

Guy gets photo taken while trying to steal home camera

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Here's a news story out of Bakersfield, Calif. about a guy who tries to steal a home security camera, and guess what? Can you say doofus? Surprise, surprise, surprise. They get a photo of him and his car!

A glimpse at IP video spending in 1Q

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I've been hearing anecdotally that spend on IP video has been slowing rapidly (as has analog) with the recession.

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