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Irony of ironies

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Now that I'm kind of "in" the security industry, I find myself pimping security systems to just about everyone I know.

Support for Ron Walters and his family

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
It was with great sadness that I visited the blog maintained by SIAC's Ron Walters to update friends and family on his daughter's condition today and le

Housing market hit bottom?

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The lead story in today's New York Times talks about recent signs that the housing market has bottomed out in most metropolitan areas in the country. The notable exceptions are Phoenix and Vegas—the places where the expansion in housing ba-boomed in the past decade.

Someone help this town

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Despite lingering questions about the value of public surveillance, it's clear that public surveillance remains a viable market. At some level, it's not about rationality or statistics. It's about people loving video and wanting to be able to see for themselves.

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.

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