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GE Capital sells its interest in SAFE Security

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
GE Capital announced April 20 that it had sold its entire stake in SAFE Security, one of the larger full service security alarm companies, with accounts in 44 states.

A new way to sell analytics

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I've mentioned Cernium's Archerfish in passing, but now it's ready for sale.

Venture capital update

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Coming on the heels of news that venture capitalists have bought out GE Capital's stake in SAFE Security (we'll have more on that soon), I wanted to give security-industry readers a li

SIAC launces new website

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Monday, April 20, 2009
The Security Industry Alarm Coalition announced April 14 the launch of a new, easier to navigate website.

Must be the mustache

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Sunday, April 19, 2009
News out of Stanley camp is that they're combining their Canadian and U.S. operations and giving CSS (Convergent Security Solutions) COO Tony Byerly a promotion and calling him president of the whole affair. No link, but here's the release:

Australian prison logs lots of false alarms

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Friday, April 17, 2009
Hey, I suppose if you're going to be wasting tax payer money, and the valuable time and resources of first responders, it might as well be a police run institution doing the wasting, right?

Private equity still likes security

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Friday, April 17, 2009
Yet another PE firm has set up an acquisition company to enter the homeland security marketplace.

Iveda Solutions earns Safety Act certification

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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Iveda Solutions marketing manager Bryce Witcher emailed me yesterday to let me in on some exciting news.

Changing the analytics standard copy

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Thursday, April 16, 2009
When I first entered the market four years ago, all of the talk was about what analytics could do (wicked cool stuff, I assure you). About two years ago, the focus changed to what analytics can't do (hey, guys, we never said it could do really wicked cool stuff, just wicked cool stuff).

CO detection makes sense for dealers and consumers

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
More and more states are passing legislation requiring mandatory CO detectors in new homes. This is a story that will explain why.

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