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Henry Bros. hit by slowdown (like everyone else)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Not that anyone needs more evidence that the first two quarters of this year were particularly bad, Henry Bros. announced its first half results today. The report is predictable, but still somewhat encouraging.

Follow up on yesterday's summer model company news

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Regarding the not-so-positive news stories in yesterday's blog: I got an email from Stuart Dean at APX today. He called the police chief in Lufkin, Texas yesterday to get more information about the report, but as of 11 AM Eastern time, he hadn't heard back.

How many integrators are there?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
So, I got an innocuous question the other day from Sarah Seibert, communications coordinator over at PSA: How many security-focused systems integrators are there in the United States? Easy, right? So, I gave a wild-guess response (I was busy, and it didn't seem to be life or death or anything):

Neat surveillance stuff

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
So my fearless editor Sam forwarded a release on to me from MobiDEOS (though the one linked here is from Iveda) about a

An alarm system Paper Moon

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Can I tell you, my inbox is getting spammed with Google Alerts about marauding bands of summer-model sales people. Seems they're creating havoc with their "scams" and "con men" from Baltimore to Hawaii and every little Texas town in between.

Commissioner Bratton avoids poorhouse: Whew!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Linking to the New York Daily News makes me feel a little icky, but this was too good to pass up:

CIT update

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
You can go here for why it matters, but the short story is that CIT looks to be headed for bankruptcy after all.

Monday morning, you sure look fine

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Monday, August 10, 2009
You fire up the email and what do you get in your google alerts? This:

Emergency management dudes: Got this App?

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Monday, August 10, 2009
iphone-toting emergency management professionals will be psyched to learn that there's an App for NFPA 1600. Didn't I tell you that Lorraine Carli and her communications team at NFPA are a hip bunch?

But can he get me through Vegas traffic at ISC?

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Friday, August 7, 2009
It's Friday, the sun is shining, and I'm trying to get everything I need to get done in time to get out of here at a reasonable hour, so, no, you're not going to get anything particularly deep today. Sorry.

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