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Plugfest lovefest

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Why I went to the PSIA plugfest and not the ONVIF plugfest is a little unclear.

Are you too old for security?

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Actually, it's partly the aging security legacy the sparked the creation, through the NBFAA... er...

ASIS day 2, in pictures

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos, but I think being able to show you some stuff via iPhone pics is better than not having anything at all, and there's just no way I'm carrying around a real digital camera with a decent lens all day, so this is what you get.

ASIS, thoughts on the exhibit floor

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
It was encouraging to me that exhibition floor traffic seemed much heavier on day 2, which jibes with many theories out there that a lot of attendees flew in on Monday or reserved Monday for educational sessions before checking out the technology on the show floor.

Kwikset gets an A (from me)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Kudos to Kwikset, a door lock manufacturer and division of Black & Decker, which yesterday put out a study about homeowners' behavior and attitudes toward home security. I liked this study before I even read it because I noticed that it includes information about methodology.

ASIS day 1 impressions

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The show is slow. There's really no two ways around that. But I was chatting with Siemens' Carey Boethel and he says, "So, the show's not as bad as I thought it was going to be." I guess everything comes down to expectations.

Where else can you get FREE info on increasing RMR and net profit?

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Monday, September 21, 2009
Just got my most recent issue of CSAA's Signals. Looks like they're offering a free webinar on on sales. I don't have a link, but here' the pitch:

Are you an alarm company in VT or PA?

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Monday, September 21, 2009
ESA, which until recently was the NBFAA, is holding legislative meetings in your state next month. It's your chance to weigh in on statewide licensing and other legislative initiatives in your states. Details are below:

ASIS, early update

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Monday, September 21, 2009
Some interesting things in the materials they're distributing to the press: • The exhibitor addendum, published after the major show program to include people who came in late, is pretty large. I don't have a past year to compare it to, but there are 109 exhibitors in the addendum.

ASIS press releases, part 1

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Monday, September 21, 2009
Here's a place to run down some of the news being put out there today. It's a bit of a firehose because a lot of companies requested a Sept. 21 embargo on their news. Why, I'm not sure, but I'll post these from time to time during the show when I have time (which means not that often).

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