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SIA pushes for full funding

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Monday, March 16, 2009
On Friday, the Security Industry Association called for full funding of the Transit Security Grant Program. Currently, the president’s fiscal year 2010 budget proposal is being reviewed by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. From the release:

Change at the top for Diebold

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Monday, March 16, 2009
Strange. Big day for executive notices today.

Sam is laid up and Axsys is cheap

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Monday, March 16, 2009
If I'm not getting back to you right away or posting anything of value recently, it's because I have wicked case of something like the flu, thanks, of course, to my children (whom I love dearly).

Shareholders approve Tyco move

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Thursday, March 12, 2009
The shareholders said yes yesterday to Tyco International, parent company of ADT and SimplexGrinnell, regarding a relo. Pending some government filings, Tyco International's "home" will no longer be Pembroke, Bermuda, but rather the canton of Schaffhausen Switzerland.

It's time to renew your CSAA Five Diamond certification

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Thursday, March 12, 2009
The CSAA wants you to know that it's almost time to renew your Five Diamond designation. If you're a Five Diamond central station, that is. If you're not, then you don't need to worry.

OzVision teams with CMOOR Group to provide online training

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Thursday, March 12, 2009
I had a chance to speak with OzVision founder and president of security Avi Lupo and CMOOR Group president Connie Moorehead recently.

One of these things doesn't look like the other

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I've written before how much I dislike projections. Mostly because they're always wrong. And especially in this economy, I'm dubious of any revenue projections.

What do the UTC layoff numbers mean?

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I've read through the 2008 annual report that UTC put out recently, and I think I've got a pretty good handle on what those layoff numbers will mean for their Fire & Security business.

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