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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.

NBFAA extends First Line of Defense Award entry deadline

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Thursday, March 26, 2009
I got an alert through Linkedin this morning through my NBFAA group membership from co-member Jason Smith, NBFAA communications specialist.

Who's buying Cornwall?

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Thursday, March 26, 2009
I listened to the conference call today discussing the Tri-S earnings report, if only because its Cornwall subsidiary does some security installation, even though its Paragon guarding

Raefield has work to do at Mace

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Thursday, March 26, 2009
Mace released their 2008 financials today. See for yourself. There's a lot there to wade through, so I'll give you some highlights (or lowlights, depends on your point of view):

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