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NFPA expo Day 1

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The first day of the NFPA Expo was yesterday from 3:30 to 7:30, and all the usual suspects were there. Traffic appeared light compared to last year in Vegas, but as one person pointed out to me, the center aisle was huge.

NFPA show opens today

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Monday, June 8, 2009
I'm here in Chicago, getting ready to head down to McCormick Place convention center, which I hear is the largest in the country, for the opening of the National Fire Protection Association Conference and Expo.

The remaking of Pelco continues

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Monday, June 8, 2009
Considering they were purchased by the Europe-based Schneider Electric, and that they just announced a restructuring for their global sales efforts, it should come as no surprise that their leader of EMEA s

Fire sprinklers to get day on Hill?

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Friday, June 5, 2009
Here's an opinion piece which is mostly about House Ways and Means Chair Charlie Rangel, but also talks about the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act.

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.

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