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This is not convergence

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Monday, March 23, 2009
U.S. Senators, scared by Chinese hacks of their computers, are calling for a cyber-security czar.

Free home security systems for pols and AIG derivitives unit employees?

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Friday, March 20, 2009
Home security was all over the news today. There were a bunch of stories yesterday about the former Ohio AG, Marc Dann, using campaign funds to pay for his $27,000 home security system.

For centrals, customer service needs to come first

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Friday, March 20, 2009
I just came across this blog post this morning, and I have to say, I'm a little disappointed, if not surprised.

Protection One moving to new, bigger location

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Friday, March 20, 2009
Just got this press release through my Google Alerts. Looks like the bad economy isn't hitting everyone.

Hopefully, no one listens to this guy

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Friday, March 20, 2009
The recession is bringing out more and more of these so-called business experts teaching people how to make money. This guy advocates promoting your door-to-door security business with a checkered dog:

New iris company lands $13m

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Friday, March 20, 2009
You'll see a profile of the company in our April issue, but in case you can't wait that long, AOptix has made some news by landing $12.9 million in funding.

About that stimulus money

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Friday, March 20, 2009
More than one industry leader has referenced the stimulus package as a potential boon for the security industry. Here's AMAG chief Bob Sawyer talking about "shovel-ready" projects, for example.

Colorado fire co. wants to train you to start your own biz

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Friday, March 20, 2009
that's what the press release said, but they're not rushing to call back the press with further info. At least, they won't call me back.

New PR/media exposure resource could help security industry pros

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Thursday, March 19, 2009
I was pleased to see get an email recently from John Sternal, proprietor of the Understanding Marketing website, concerning a new toolkit for small business owners, including security produc

More manufacturer workforce trimming

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Thursday, March 19, 2009
The effects of the economy continue to be felt in the security industry. Today comes word (right in my back yard) of workforce trimming at the GE Security plant in Pittsfield, Maine.

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