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Check out the stats on alarm company complaints here.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009
You know all those jokes about how everyone hates lawyers? Ha, ha, ha. Well, if the BBB can predict popularity, those lawyers may soon be telling funny jokes about how everyone hates alarm companies. And everyone's gonna get the joke.

Why doesn't every vendor use video like this?

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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Admittedly, Feeling Software has been a little hard to wrap my arms around. Not only is the name kind of off-putting (software with feelings? software that feels me up?

A brief rant about PR types

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Actually, I like most PR people. They serve a needed function and many PR professionals are great at their jobs - they set up phone calls with busy executives and they issue good press releases that draw my attention to things I think my readers care about.

Which Md. security co is going green?

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Homesafe Security of Baltimore is going green. I got a press release from them this morning about a contract they secured to install GE's Ecomagination Smart Command systems (along with security and other low-voltage services) at a new development in Anne Arundel County Maryland.

New online video monitoring entrant

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Monday, September 14, 2009
I was contacted recently by the proprietor of www.ugolog.com, a site that offers live peek-in, as well as cloud storage, to end users who'd like to hook up an IP camera and watch pets, nannies, office spaces, etc.

Got something to say? SIA says 'Say it here.'

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Friday, September 11, 2009
Following on the heels of CSAA's call for industry commentary on their pending standards, SIA has sent a call for commentary out to you, the security industry.

Code of ethics has legs

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Friday, September 11, 2009
I just heard yesterday that ApxAlarm wants a "seat at the table" —that's ADT chief legal counsel David Bleisch's table—as the so-called Door-knocking Code of Ethics is put together. And today, I saw a press release from Platinum Protection that they're onboard as well.

Awards are everywhere: Who cares?

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Thursday, September 10, 2009
I'm a little out straight putting out our October issue (not that you care), so I wanted to point those of you who don't go there regularly to John Honovich's post on industry awards.

NBFAA to go away. ESA is new name

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Thursday, September 10, 2009
The NBFAA announced yesterday evening that members voted to change the 61-year-old association's name to the Electronic Security Association.

Apx donates $10,000 to school

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009
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