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A better plan for churches

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Remember that article I linked to about arming the congregation? Looks like some guys are coming together to see if they can figure out a better plan. I don't have a link, but here's the gist:

Is this the worst model ever for municipal monitoring?

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Monday, August 17, 2009
We've been writing quite a bit about public-private partnerships for municipal surveillance, with the general model being that the city and/or some private businesses buy some cameras, have them installed, and then contract with a private monitoring center to monitor them.

Do resi security? How about those housing numbers?

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Monday, August 17, 2009
The good news is that a leading index of builders' confidence went up. The bad news? They think the market still stinks.

Your false alarm refund check may already be in the mail...

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Monday, August 17, 2009
If you live in the Fort Lauderdale area and you've paid false alarm fines, you may have reason to expect a refund from the city.

This reminds me of the software article I just wrote

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Friday, August 14, 2009
So, I just got done writing this quite lengthy special report on what "stability" means for physical security software, covering everything from testing procedures to metrics, network compatibility to the st

Look who's turning 15!

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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Just got an announcement from Dallas-based Monitronics. They're very excited to be celebrating their 15th anniversary this month.

Henry Bros. hit by slowdown (like everyone else)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Not that anyone needs more evidence that the first two quarters of this year were particularly bad, Henry Bros. announced its first half results today. The report is predictable, but still somewhat encouraging.

Follow up on yesterday's summer model company news

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Regarding the not-so-positive news stories in yesterday's blog: I got an email from Stuart Dean at APX today. He called the police chief in Lufkin, Texas yesterday to get more information about the report, but as of 11 AM Eastern time, he hadn't heard back.

How many integrators are there?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
So, I got an innocuous question the other day from Sarah Seibert, communications coordinator over at PSA: How many security-focused systems integrators are there in the United States? Easy, right? So, I gave a wild-guess response (I was busy, and it didn't seem to be life or death or anything):

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