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A surreal Friday

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Friday, June 5, 2009
I'm slaving away on some ESX products and the 20 under 40 feature, so not much time for anything thoughtful, but I thought I'd pass along the most surreal thing that's come up in a YouTube search lately. I present to you the Cupcake Security Camera. Enjoy.

PERS news: Life Alert wins injunction

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Friday, June 5, 2009
Life Alert (previously called LifeCall), the PERS company that gave us the iconic "Help, I've fallen, and I can't get up!" has won a victory in court.

Apparently, many in the security industry don't have the Internet

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Thursday, June 4, 2009
Because, if they did have the Internet, they wouldn't go around saying things that are fairly obviously not true. A couple days back I made fun of Alarm.com for saying they were first when they weren't, so it's only fair that I pick on an integrator for basically doing the same thing.

Video analytics at work

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Thursday, June 4, 2009
A lot of you have probably already seen this, but here's a video where analytics pick up a woman who walks toward some traintracks, lies down in between them, and then lets a train travel over top of her before getting back up and walking away.

Fla. gov. supports sprinkler installation

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Thursday, June 4, 2009
Florida condominium owners who are looking to put off installing fire sprinklers are out of luck. Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed a bill that would have given those building owners until 2025 to install sprinklers. By vetoing the bill, those owners must install sprinklers by 2014.

Having trouble selling power protection?

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I still find power supplies and power protection to be one of the most opaque parts of the industry. Thus, I'm going to try to find time for this webcast that Minuteman is putting on next week.

Agilence gets boost from Schneider

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
They're not saying how much, but Schneider Electric has invested money in Agilence, an analytics vendor focused on the point-of-sale space.

IPhone apps hit home security (somebody's fibbing)

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Well, okay, there's a Blackberry app, too, but Blackberries are booooring.

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