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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

Following yesterday’s big news that Henry Bros. Electronics will be sold to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. for about $45 million, it’s interesting to consider the company’s upward path since its ... Rodney Bosch · October 07, 2010

In SSI’s August issue I reported on the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) and how it could usher in regulations that are expected to create new business opportunities for installing security contractors across the expansive Rodney Bosch · September 30, 2010

Want to find a way to your customers’ hearts? Provide them peace of mind? Then think fur. Or even feathers. With an estimated 500,000 pets killed each year in residential fires and other calamities, extending your life-safety services and ... Rodney Bosch · September 23, 2010

So I'm watching the NFL Network, my go-to channel during football season, and up pops a commercial with former QB great Dan Marino. I don't pay much attention because I figure it's another one of the spots he has done for some time for NutriSystem where he talks about how he has slimmed down, yada, yada, yada. However, this was different ... it was for a security system. It was for a new company called LifeShield Security, which as it turns out is directed by the former CEO of NutriSystem, Micha Scott Goldfine · September 10, 2010

As we head into the final quarter of 2010 there remain some key industry events worth checking out. ASIS Dallas is set for Oct. 12-14 and SSI will be exhibiting at Booth No. 1724. ISC East (now known as ISC Solutions) is set for Nov. 3-4 in New York and you can visit with SSI there at Booth No. 1072. Two other noteworthy events closing out the year are Securing New Ground Nov. 9-10, also in New York, and the California Alarm Association (CAA) Winter Conference in San Francisco D Scott Goldfine · September 08, 2010

As you can read in SSI’s September issue I caught up with Frank Defina, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Samsung Techwin America, to discuss at length his ... Rodney Bosch · September 01, 2010

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


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