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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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The topic of “overbuying” comes up so many times in our practice that I can’t limit this to just one blog entry — this could easily become a recurring theme. I’m not talking about paying too much, where the competitive process breaks down and the end user pays more than they should have (easily another few blog topics). Instead, I am referring here to where the equipment purchased is more expensive, feature rich, durable, or otherwise overkill for the intended application ... Bob Grossman · October 28, 2010

Sales of electronic security products and systems in the United States are expected to increase 9.3 percent each year to $17 billion in 2014, according to a new study by market research firm Freedonia Group Inc. July 27, 2010

A new study by IMS Research indicates the video surveillance market in China is expected to exceed 20 percent revenue growth this year and "be the solid core of the recovering global video surveillance equipment market." July 26, 2010

Samsung Techwin America of Carson, Calif., unveils the SOC-4160, a compact high-performance indoor/outdoor day/night camera with integrated mount. SSI Staff · June 30, 2010

The cooperation ensures the systems compatibility and allows customers the advantage of two market leaders' products. May 25, 2010

New York City will spend $110 million to extend a video surveillance network centered on Wall Street downtown... May 03, 2010

Vigitron of San Diego introduces the MaxiiCopper IP Extender line. The extenders are designed for UTP applications (Vi2301) and extend digital signals over coaxial cables (Vi2401). SSI Staff · April 30, 2010

Under a contract between the city of Asheville (N.C.) and Matrix Systems, several municipal facilities including the police department will have a state-of-the-art, enterprise-based access control system. April 13, 2010

As a general rule, the more technology improves, the easier it is to implement and use. Morse code telegraphs that only a few people were trained to use gave way to the ubiquitous telephone. January 31, 2010

SSI Staff · December 31, 2009