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New Home Sales in April Hit 8-Year High

Purchases of new, single-family homes jumped 16.6% from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 619,000.


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The 30th Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department (NYCFD), Thomas Von Essen, will provide the keynote address at ... September 03, 2008

In an era when superior manufacturing processes and commoditization have leveled the product playing field and economics have caused buyers to be more cost-conscious than ever, service has become the prevalent differentiator. Doing business as a premium service provider entails a top-down company culture predicated on a commitment to always place the customer first. By Scott Goldfine · August 31, 2008

So the consensus from this year’s ASIS show in Atlanta was that exhibit floor traffic was ... By Scott Goldfine · August 31, 2008

Since Chicago’s archetype Market Square opened in 1916, shopping malls have been synonymous with safety. Their predictability has been a source of security and, for many, a way of life. People exercise at gyms in the morning, attend movies at night; parents use the mall to baby-sit their teenagers; and children visit with Santa and the Easter Bunny, and cavort in play areas. That feeling of well being doesn’t come without a cost, however, particularly in a post-9/11 world ... August 31, 2008

The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta will play host to the 54th Annual ASIS Int’l Seminar and Exhibits, Sept. 15-18, offering more than 175 educational sessions to attendees from around the world. The expo is a Mecca for security directors, law enforcement, consultants and a multitude of professionals who take part in one of the industry’s top networking opportunities ... August 31, 2008

North American Video (NAV), a provider of integrated security and technology solutions, has created a new business unit to focus on providing enterprise level security solutions and services for corporate clients. NAV is opening a new office ... August 06, 2008

SSI Staff · July 31, 2008

Sometimes the biggest home security threat is already inside the home itself. And it’s not your typical intruder, either. A security sales professional can determine if home valuables face a common, yet overlooked threat — damage from a water leak or temperature condition — simply by taking a walk through a house. Correctly identifying this problem and conveying it to customers could potentially ... July 31, 2008

ELMHURST, Ill. — The Chamberlain Group Inc. has formed the Chamberlain Access Solutions division, which combines the recently-acquired Digitech Int’l Inc. and PTI Integrated Systems, along with Chamberlain’s Telephone Entry Systems group. David Mack, who served as ... By Rodney Bosch · July 31, 2008

The technology world is ever changing as consumers clamor for the slimmest flat-screen TV, flash their new iPhone™ and show off their eco-friendly car in the center of their driveway for all to see. For those of them who own homes, that mentality carries over. These homeowners — particularly the affluent — want it all, and they want ... July 31, 2008




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