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PSA Security Network Confronts Cyber and Natural Disasters at Annual Convention

Approximately 170 attendees took part in the annual PSA Convention as the organization celebrated its 40th anniversary.


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Milestone, a leading developer of open platform software for managing IP network-based video surveillance, hosted the 6th annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) in San Antonio March 2-4. More than 150 attendees were joined by in excess of 80 Milestone representatives and those from the many hardware and software providers the company partners with to deliver comprehensive and advanced video solutions ... Scott Goldfine · March 06, 2011

In Part 2 to the "ComTec Transfers Its Telecom/IT Success Into Security " Under Surveillance blog, ComTec Systems CEO Mike Vertolli elaborates on effective service and maintenance practices. Here, he discusses how he is extending what he learned in telecommunications and IT fields into security and the great opportunities he sees ... Scott Goldfine · March 01, 2011

Having been introduced to the security industry little more than a year ago, awareness remains relatively low and understanding even lower about HDcctv. Developed from technology pioneered for broadcast television, HDcctv is transmitted uncompressed and without being encapsulated in TCP/IP since data is sent over coax. The result is a system in which a camera can be plugged into a receiving device and video can be displayed without latency. As a point-to-point system, HDcctv was designed to be a Scott Goldfine · February 15, 2011

The February issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION includes the feature article "Service With a Recurring Revenue Smile," which addresses how to successfully incorporate service and maintenance agreements into an installing company's portfolio. One of the sources cited in the piece was Mike Vertolli, CEO of Vineland, N.J.-based ComTec Systems. Scott Goldfine · February 08, 2011

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

Visonic, a provider of wireless residential alarm systems, is laying the foundation to ring in the New Year with quite a marketing bang. Rodney Bosch · November 24, 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

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

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




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