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Follow ISC West action on Twitter

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
So, I'll be Twittering from the show floor, along with blogging (why, I'm not sure - see what happens, I guess). You can follow me at sam_pfeifle. If you want to follow a lot of Twitterers go to here.

Avigilon: Not just lots of megapixels anymore

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
For a while, Avigilon was really only notable for its 12- or 16- or lots of-megapixel cameras and the way its system could actually handle all that data.

ISC product news

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Monday, March 30, 2009
There's so much product news at ISC it's hard to write much of it up, but if you want to send me a link to a product announcement, I'll post it here through the show and maybe for a few days after, as a general public service.

The ISC West schedule

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Friday, March 27, 2009
I'll be offline Monday getting to Vegas, then will try to post as much as I can each night after the show (and the cocktail parties, and dinner, and maybe a little gambling - is blogging under the influence any sort of crime, or just a bad idea?). That said, here's how my days are shaping up.

Another company embraces the Mac

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Friday, March 27, 2009
People may not think of Speco as particularly progressive, but they've just embraced the Mac, which puts them out front in my book. Check it out. Of course, anything browser-based works on a Mac...

The latest threat to security alarm panels

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Friday, March 27, 2009
Yep, Rasberry crazy ants. They're in the Houston area and they somehow destroy electrical equipment. I'm scared:

Seven-minute abs...

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Friday, March 27, 2009
Nice presentation by Mike Jagger on marketing for the alarm industry. He's big on quality over quantity, providing exceptional service rather than competing on price (he calls it the race to the bottom). He knows his way around Power Point (or dare I hope, Keynote), too.

SafeGuard Security VP wins new car from ADI

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Thursday, March 26, 2009
John Jenning's parking lot at SafeGuard Security in Scottsdale is looking sportier with the recent addition of a fancy new Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang.

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