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False alarm education online

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Monday, July 27, 2009
I was going through my email this morning upon return from my vacation last week when I came across this small news item from the Bay Area New

Study: Sprinkler mandates don't affect new home construction

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Monday, July 27, 2009
The National Fire Protection Association shot down an argument by the National Home Builders Association yesterday, with the release of a study that shows that residential sprinkler mandates do not negatively affect the number of homes being built.

A wrinkle in the CIT story

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Monday, July 27, 2009
So, I got a nice email from reader Marty Mayo this morning alerting me to CIT's past connections with Tyco and the infamous Dennis Kozlowski.

These guys are full of hot air

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Friday, July 24, 2009
I've been writing a fair amount lately on security companies that are productizing (nice verb, right?) solutions that they find themselves putting together on a regular basis for similar clients.

The latest blog on the market

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Thursday, July 23, 2009
I've added a new blog to the roll on the bottom right. ObjectVideo's got a new one, which, as you might expect, will talk about video analytics, standards, government initiatives, etc.

Even more great press (though not for IP)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
For whatever reason, there's been a run lately of local media basically telling home and business owners they'd be morons not to invest in a security system. This seems like a good thing to me.

Another way to cut you out of the deal

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
DIY home surveillance systems are getting ever more sophisticated, and the manufacturers are starting to figure out the recurring revenue part, too.

This is great press

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I'd encourage every security company to offer up a story like this one to the local TV stations. Great publicity:

CIT update

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This Bloomberg article gives you just about all you need on where CIT is right now (as in: not a good place).

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