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Go east, young man

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Thursday, April 23, 2009
The hardest-working man in security, John Honovich, reports from the SecuTech show, held in Taipei. (Although he's closer than most of us, being based in Hawaii.)

Help wanted

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Thursday, April 23, 2009
I'm supposed to lead two panels at ESX in June. One of them, focusing on succession planning for installation companies, is all set. However, the other, focusing on recruiting young and new talent into installation companies, is as yet not full.

Axsys update

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Thursday, April 23, 2009
Just wanted to give people a quick update on Axsys, which is potentially for sale.

Shake-up in the retail world

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The nation's two big industry associations serving the retail community have decided to merge. It's kind of a big deal since both run loss-prevention conferences and put out data that influence how the security industry interacts with what is a large (if recently shrinking) business opportunity.

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

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