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Monitoring Matters

Ex nihilo nihil fit

May 10, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

There were no words, I thought, after this weekend’s tragedy in Allen, Texas that would express the frustration and hopelessness that rises from an endless chain of tragedies that just keep on repeating in this country. However, to say nothing is not a fitting tribute or legacy as a response to these incidents, so I’ll speak my mind instead. I was heartened to hear the response from Allied Universal speaking out about the incident in memory of its fallen employee, security professional...

9/11, Allen Texas, Allied Universal, Christian LaCour, Mauricio Martinez Garcia, security professional, Steve Jones

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Monitoring Matters

A Brave New World

July 27, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

Your perspective on current events, I’ve found, is largely shaped by your formative experiences. Being born in the middle of the 80s, I can still just see the last glow of the days where you could leave your door unlocked and children roamed on their bikes for miles unsupervised. The concept of having a phone on your person was almost unheard of. Certainly, security was the last thing on most people’s minds. Fast forward to Sept. 11, 2001, woken from bed before a day in high school...

9/11, Arizona Supreme Court, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Fire Systems Installation

Former FDNY commissioner: Mass notification would have helped during 9/11

December 11, 2013Amy Canfield

NORTHFORD, Conn.—It has been more than a decade since two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, changing the lives of Americans forever, and resulting in the deaths of 2,750 people. Could it happen again? Thanks to the evolution of situational awareness technology and mass notification systems, the mass casualties could be mitigated, Tom Von Essen said at a press conference at Honeywell Life Safety, based here. Von Essen was the commissioner of the New York Fire Department during...

9/11, FDNY, Honeywell, Tom Von Essen, World Trade Center

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Also Noted

Boston Marathon bombing could accelerate video surveillance spending

April 30, 2013SSN Staff

WELLINGBOROUGH, U.K.—In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, spending on video surveillance equipment may experience a spike that augments already lofty expectations for the market, according to a statement from IMS Research, a market research firm based here. History suggests that high-profile events of terrorism can drive global sales of video surveillance equipment. Worldwide revenue for the market is projected to rise to $20.5 billion in 2016, up 114 percent from $9.6 billion in 2010,...

9/11, Boston Marathon, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), IMS Research, London Underground bombings, Video Surveillance

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Fire Systems Installation

ECS = 'A brand new industry'

September 8, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Before Sept. 11, 2001, few people saw the need for a comprehensive emergency communications system, according to Peter Ebersold, marketing director for Notifier by Honeywell. However, he said, that was before first responders at the World Trade Center were not able to communicate well with each other because of such factors as the Twin Towers' structure and the early damage they sustained, and because the buildings' occupants did not receive the emergency information they...

9/11, Bob Farm, Bob Kaczmarek, ECS, Emergency Communications Media Forum, emergency communications system, FireTron Inc., Great Lakes Building Systems, Jack Poole, John Wojdan, Peter Ebersold, Poole Fire Protection, United Fire Protection, World Trade Center, WTC

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Collaborating and constantly adapting: The World Trade Center security team at work

September 8, 2011Martha Entwistle

NEW YORK—The World Trade Center security team of engineers from Ducibella, Venter & Santore and integrators from Diebold spend a lot of time together. They have official meetings at least twice a week to track progress. Since the collaboration began early this spring, long days have been the norm. And, with the Sept. 11 opening of the Memorial site approaching, longer days along with unofficial dinner and breakfast meetings are increasingly common. “Normally when you work with an integrator...

9/11, 9/11 Memorial, Brian Coulombe, CBRN, Diebold, Ducibella, DVS, Enterprise Security Systems, Frank Santamorena; Kathryn Bartunek; and John DeGeorge, Kevin Engelhardt, Nelson Barreto, Northeast Transportation & Critical Infrastructure, Paul Woods, Phil Santore, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, President Obama, PSIM, Quantum Secure, SAPS, Situational Awareness Platform Software, Venter & Santore, Vidsys, World Trade Center, WTC Memorial

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Fire Systems Installation

September 11 transformed fire industry

August 16, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and BRONX, N.Y.—The Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center killed nearly 3,000 people at that site, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers. This September marks the 10th anniversary of the attack, and the vice presidents of two New York City fire companies recently spoke to Security Systems News about how they believe the tragic event in their city changed the industry, leading to increased safety standards. “The key word since 9/11, in my opinion,...

9/11, Brendan Doorly, Cross Fire & Security, Falcon Engineered Systems, Honeywell, Owen Grant, World Trade Center

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