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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).

What I learned at the Flir event

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Monday, September 21, 2009
In the past, we've covered Flir fairly loosely, with the basic idea that thermal imaging was too expensive for most of our readership base to be installing on a regular basis. That's increasingly wrong-headed of us.

What's going on at ASIS?

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Friday, September 18, 2009
Or, maybe better put, What's going on at ASIS. With a period because I'm telling you. But they say questions make for good headlines on the web. Maybe I should stop listening to my web optimization guy... Anyway, here's the drill:

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.

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