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A new study finds no evidence of a widespread surge in total, violent or property crime in large U.S. cities in the aftermath of the highly publicized police shooting of Michael Brown.


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The wife of a U.S. Senator waited two hours for police to get to their home after their burglar alarm sounded, prompting some Cleveland City Council members to call for hearings on the issue. Scott Goldfine · April 06, 2016

A new study finds no evidence of a widespread surge in total, violent or property crime in large U.S. cities in the aftermath of the highly publicized police shooting of Michael Brown. SSI Staff · February 09, 2016

Recent national reports of the alarm system at George H.W. Bush’s home being inoperable and not in commission for more than a year is unconscionable. Professional alarm contractors know better and would never knowingly leave an alarm system inoperable for such a gross period of time; let alone at a location which by any standard is considered a high risk target. Jeff Zwirn · April 27, 2015

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. Jeff Zwirn · March 23, 2015

Following the recent White House breach, aggressive and sweeping changes need to be implemented at the White House now. Here's why the Secret Service should subscribe to many of the proven practices security alarm industry professionals follow. Jeff Zwirn · October 02, 2014

In my February issue Between Us Pros column, I address school safety in wake of December's horrendous shooting incident in Newtown, Conn. I spoke with several experts in K-12 security and some of the conversation is picked up here. Scott Goldfine · February 05, 2013

In this blog, learn what False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) board members have to say about the state of false alarm reduction. Scott Goldfine · September 30, 2012

In this blog, learn what False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) board members have to say about the state of false alarm reduction. Scott Goldfine · September 30, 2012

The cover story of February’s SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION Business Issue features Protection 1 CEO Tim Whall, who participated in an exclusive and extensive interview. There was so much more to the conversation than was practical to include in the print or even extended online version. Plus some of it was more of a personal and overall industry assessment perspective rather than centered on P1 alone. So, here Whall describes his top challenges, security technology and industry consolid Scott Goldfine · February 05, 2012

The cover story of February’s SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION Business Issue features Protection 1 CEO Tim Whall, who participated in an exclusive and extensive interview. There was so much more to the conversation than was practical to include in the print or even extended online version. Plus some of it was more of a personal and overall industry assessment perspective rather than centered on P1 alone. So, here Whall describes his top challenges, security technology and industry consolid Scott Goldfine · February 05, 2012


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