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Z-Wave Climber Describes Surviving Mount Everest Avalanche

Days prior to the deadly Nepal earthquake, Mariusz Malkowski of Sigma Designs remotely demonstrated Z-Wave devices for ISC West attendees while climbing Mount Everest.


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For many of us, the nature of our business is feast or famine. I have yet to meet a consultant, integrator, manufacturer, or other person in this industry (or any construction-related industry) that didn’t experience the peaks and valleys that can make your life (and your business) a roller coaster. Sure we’d all rather be ... Bob Grossman · November 10, 2010

There was a day when I was not so keen on the use of video surveillance in public areas. Today, I believe that public cameras serve a valuable service in specific instances, especially in locations known for high-crime against people and their property. With that said, I believe when this tactic is used in any community, it should be carefully orchestrated and monitored by a public/private sector commission made up of members of the public, police department and community leaders. Of course, not November 05, 2010

I guess if I am going write a blog that holds dealers' feet to the fire, it should come at a time when I'm not at the helm of a central station ... Peter Giacalone · November 03, 2010

Founded in 1919, one of the niches that has helped Doyle Security of Rochester, N.Y., keep busy during the economic lull has been working alongside high-end homebuilders as vacation homes are built to install new systems ... Scott Goldfine · October 30, 2010

The topic of “overbuying” comes up so many times in our practice that I can’t limit this to just one blog entry — this could easily become a recurring theme. I’m not talking about paying too much, where the competitive process breaks down and the end user pays more than they should have (easily another few blog topics). Instead, I am referring here to where the equipment purchased is more expensive, feature rich, durable, or otherwise overkill for the intended application ... Bob Grossman · October 28, 2010

While getting out to major industry events is usually an energizing experience, the consensus at this year's recent ASIS expo in Dallas was particularly invigorating. To some extent, it may be more of a collective relief that the security industry and most of its practitioners have withstood one of the harshest economic periods in modern times and that the worst of it is behind us ... Scott Goldfine · October 28, 2010

Honeywell recently appointed company veteran JoAnna Sohovich head of its Security & Communications for the Americas division. SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine caught up with Sohovich at the ASIS show in Dallas to discuss her new role, how her experience translates to the security space and what tops her list of priorities ... Scott Goldfine · October 25, 2010

Mergers and acquisitions are always hot topics. I enjoy discussing this subject and especially take pleasure in being involved in such transactions. I thought this would be a good topic to bring up on the heels of the ... Peter Giacalone · October 18, 2010

EPA has implemented a program whereby anyone that cuts or conducts demolitions at older facilities with lead-based paint must be certified. October 14, 2010

With the new millennium and the introduction of VoIP, phone signals have to deal with compression and latency issues that can cause life-safety critical alarm signals to not reach their intended monitoring location in a usable format ... October 12, 2010




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