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Platinum vs. Pinnacle, and what about Absolute?

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Monday, June 15, 2009
I got a comment on Friday's blog about Pinnacle Security telling me that I was way off base calling Platinum one of the two dominant players.

Get in the access control source book

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Monday, June 15, 2009
Hey, if you work for an access manufacturer, or do PR for one, see the below:

Mission 500 helps kids at Expo Seguridad Mexico

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Monday, June 15, 2009
A release from Richard Hahn and Associates shows that altruism is alive and well in the security industry.

Tri-Association award winners

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Monday, June 15, 2009
They've announced the winners of the Tri-Association Awards (that's SIA, the NBFAA, and the CSAA). No link, but the details are as follows:

New York Times discovers summer alarm companies

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Friday, June 12, 2009
Anyone who knows me knows how much I like the fire installation business and the residential security business. Aside from politics and art, they're my two favorite sports. I know I'm not alone.

Surreal Friday

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Friday, June 12, 2009
Maybe this will be a recurring item (like Twitter's Follow Friday or something): Surreal Friday. Today's surreality involves someone who spent $214 and a great deal of ingenuity involving a motion-detecting network cameras in getting his cat to stop jumping up on the counter.

Day 2 NFPA, and just say no to round eyeglasses

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Thursday, June 11, 2009
The second day at NFPA was considerably more crowded, which was welcomed by the exhibitors I spoke with. I got a chance to catch up with Jeff Moore at Fike, the fire company that just acquired Video Smoke Detection company axonX. Look for more activity from Fike in the next few months, Moore said.

Bummer for IBM

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Thursday, June 11, 2009
IBM's work on the Navy Pier in Chicago gets a big article in the Sun Times, but there's no mention of who did the design and installation.

Please, make it stop...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I'm not sure why I do it to myself, but I can never help reading the local pieces on our "surveillance society" that inevitably find their way into my inbox. I don't even really have to read them - they all are carbon copies of one another:

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