In this blog exclusive, Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine speaks with Customer Alarm COO Melissa Brinkman and Director of Marketing and Vice President Nikki Johnson on best practice tips on reducing false alarms. The techniques helped the company earn the 2011 Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) award.
Scott Goldfine · August 09, 2011
Advanced Technology Video (ATV) arrived at ISC West last week geared up to garner attention for its new Value-Line Series of DVRs and other CCTV offerings. While a busy show floor provided just that opportunity, the company’s promotional iPad giveaway also attracted the attention of a particular attendee with dubious intentions ...
Rodney Bosch · April 11, 2011
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
The California Alarm Association’s (CAA) Winter Convention in San Francisco, held Dec. 9-11, included a provocative executive symposium with three industry leaders sharing insights and strong opinions on trends affecting the alarm industry. In a nutshell, among positive industry viewpoints, wake-up calls aimed at installing security contractors did ensue.
Rodney Bosch · December 15, 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
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 SS
I 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
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