January 31, 2012
For an unbiased assessment of the “new look” of P1 and Tim Whall’s leadership, Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine posed several questions to three of the most respected security industry business, finance and investment analysts. Following is what Mike Barnes, partner in Barnes Associates; Ron Davis, principal of Davis Mergers and Acquisitions Group; and Les Gold, partner with Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp (MS&K) had to say.
September 30, 2011
Anyone who has been in the industry any length of time knows the top two trade shows of the year are ISC West in Las Vegas in the spring and ASIS, which shifts locations each year, in the fall. They both typically draw about 20,000 security industry professionals. ISC has traditionally been a dealer-focused event while ASIS has been more about corporate, institutional and government end users, but these lines have blurred in recent years with large factions of both groups attending.
September 15, 2011
Tyco Int'l Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire Visonic Ltd., for approximately $100 million in cash. The acquisition will boost the wireless product and technology portfolio and market presence of the Tyco Security Products business in the intrusion security market.
June 10, 2011
The June issue of SSI features Provo, Utah-based Vivint (formerly APX Alarm) profiled for winning this year’s SAMMY (Sales & Marketing) Award for Best Community Outreach Program. As part of the process, I spoke at length with Kristi Knight, Vivint vice president of corporate communications, not only about the rapidly rising company’s marketing but also about its success, recent name change and controversial tactics.
June 3, 2011
A new report filed by CNN indicates the nation's pharmacies are subject of widespread rising thefts and robberies. This story got me fired up thinking about the solutions the security industry could offer these businesses and the associated opportunities for installing contractors and monitoring providers.
December 7, 2010
As it turns out that forgetfulness and concentration issues many of us increasingly encounter especially as we get older may be the result of a source much more surprising than age. And no, I am not talking about too much experimenting with illicit substances in college either. According to new research by psychologists at the University of Berkeley, California, the root of your dilemma may be a consequence of too much air travel.
November 2, 2009
Katie Balley talks to Ron Davis, founder of GraybeardsRus, about the process of selling her business and her role with the Davis Marketing Group.
May 22, 2008
The agreement focuses on the hybrid systems that offer analog and IP video, cameras, IP technologies and video analytics.