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Part and parcel to mergers and acquisitions is the shuffling of personnel, with some people leaving on their own accord and others being furloughed. It can be a challenging and grueling process, particularly when it is on the level of Tyco's recent acquisition of Broadview Security (formerly Brink's Home Security). Scott Goldfine · August 27, 2010

The other day I received an urgent voice message from my long-time colleague and friend at the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), Vice President of Marketing & Programs Celia Besore. Having always looked forward to my conversations with Celia, I promptly returned the call and received some bittersweet news. She told me she was leaving CSAA to accept a position as head of a nursing association, a position she had steadfastly educated and trained herself for the past few years. Scott Goldfine · August 24, 2010

I'm guessing you may already have a hunch that something is afoot. You're right! These strange and exciting online surroundings you presently find yourself in are the result of SSI's bold, new and long-awaited totally redesigned Web site! So what do you think? Pretty snazzy, eh? Scott Goldfine · August 18, 2010

As point out in my August issue editorial, "Diebold Has Fire in Its Belly," I recently hung out with Diebold executives Michael Dowling and Larry Black to talk about the company pushing into the fire market. Scott Goldfine · July 21, 2010

The August issue of SSI features a profile of this year's Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award winner, Broadview Security (presently becoming part of ADT), and its highly commendable false alarm management practices. Scott Goldfine · July 21, 2010

The upcoming annual Big Ideas Issue (August) of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION features the 2010 Operations & Opportunities Report (OOR). Scott Goldfine · July 20, 2010

Say, all you training-minded security professionals, here’s some good news. PSA Security Network, provider of the plentiful PSA-TEC conference, is taking the show on the road. Rodney Bosch · July 15, 2010

My July editorial, “HDcctv: Dismissible or Disruptive,” discusses how the new kid on the block, HDcctv, is threatening to wrestle market share away from IP megapixel technology in the push toward high definition (HD) video surveillance. Scott Goldfine · July 06, 2010

Been on the fence wondering if adding home controls to your installation repertoire makes good business sense? Recent data compiled by Parks Associates might influence you to take the plunge. Rodney Bosch · June 30, 2010

I’d like to point you to a feature news article in our June issue that sheds light on the worthy endeavors of Larry Tracy and his self-assigned work to secure the historical California missions. Rodney Bosch · June 10, 2010




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