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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.

High technology solution to "key bumping"

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
In one of the more interestingly punctuated press releases I've been sent in a while, I was alerted to the Super Grip Lock, pitched as a solution to the key bumping problem (you know, where people can get past a deadbolt in about five seconds).

Can home security systems be art?

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Yes. And here's proof in the form of a creepy video of some kids (who by the way, are in need of belts) breaking into a house in Florida.

Architects getting phased out by security

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Obviously, I follow the publishing industry almost as closely as I follow the security industry (it'd be nice if my industry didn't completely disappear while I'm trying to cover another one), and the news in publishing is pretty bad right now.

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