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Opinion: White House Surveillance System Erase Gate?

Based on recent incidents, an action plan and refocus needs to start now to address each and every aspect, everything, for both the physical and electronic security systems at the White House.


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January's SSI feature “Video Continues to Enhance Its Security Image” has a dozen top technology providers identifying the latest and greatest video surveillance technologies. Among the participants was Pelco by Schneider Electric Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Imaging and Storage Systems Sara Scroggins, who addressed the topic of megapixel/high definition (HD) recording and how it is overcoming technical challenges and misperceptions. Scott Goldfine · January 26, 2011

During my recent trip to Boca Raton, Fla., to attend the First Alert Professional Convention I conducted a 90-minute roundtable interview featuring Mike Ash, president of Garden State Fire & Security Alarm Co. in Aberdeen, N.J.; Larry and Mike Matson, principals of Matson Alarm, Fresno, Calif.; Mike Miller, vice president of Moon Security Services in Pasco, Wash.; and Bill Zeller, CEO of Mellon Security & Sound Systems in Lantana, Fla. ... Scott Goldfine · December 20, 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. Scott Goldfine · December 07, 2010

Rising theft of copper from construction sites, unoccupied, and even inhabited, buildings has been spotlighted for a few years as an opportunity for installing security companies. Today, lingering recession effects combined with the conductive, noncorrosive metal expected to hit an all-time high of more than $5 per pound in 2011 ... Scott Goldfine · November 30, 2010

SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine discusses three educational seminars featured at the First Alert Professional (FAP) Convention for Honeywell’s authorized dealer program. The seminars offered tips on Web marketing, managed video and government business. Scott Goldfine · November 17, 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

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

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




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