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I'm back! Plus, SIAC needs some support

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Monday, June 29, 2009
Well, I'm back from my staycation, which is, of course, where you don't go to work, but you don't really go anywhere...

Sam's on vacation - but these posts will tide you over

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Friday, June 26, 2009
I'll be taking a vacation next week (enjoying some rain and clouds by the lakeside even farther north of here), so don't expect any new posts until after the Fourth.

In the near future, LILIN will be ONVIF compliant

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Friday, June 26, 2009
These are the kinds of releases you've been waiting for: Companies announcing they are making standards-based (or, in this case, specifications-based) products in the IP video world.

Will the NBFAA change its name?

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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Some breaking news from the show floor: Just spoke with Jon Sargent, past president of the California Alarm Association, and he said there's a movement afoot to change the NBFAA's name to the ESA - the Electronic Security Association.

ESX Expo Day 1

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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Getting for Day 2 of the ESX Expo and my 10 am ssnTVnews interview. I'm ready thanks to a nice run this morning around the Inner Harbor with my running buddy Gene Szatkowsky of Secure i.

Merger? We don't need no stinkin' merger

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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Remember how the National Retail Foundation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association were going to "speak with a single voice" and merge their organizations?

Live blogging the ESX keynote

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I'm going to be fairly busy the rest of the day, doing interviews and hosting panels, but here's a live blog of the keynote address here in Baltimore at the ESX show.

Why don't you come and see me sometime?

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
If you happen to be at the ESX show, you might as well come and see one the two (or both) forums I'll be hosting today. First up, at 1:30 p.m., in room 318 of the Baltimore Convention Center, is the "Rising Stars" forum, which will focus on recruiting more young talent into the security industry.

So long, VIP

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Well, I hate to see companies go out of business and people probably lose their jobs, and money thrown down a hole in general, but it does sometimes feel good to be right.

Bound for Baltimore

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Monday, June 22, 2009
Heading out now to get ready for the trip to Baltimore for the second ESX show.

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