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It’s No Secret: Bush Incident Shows Secret Service Needs to Brush Up on Security Basics

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…


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With input from security-minded integrators, the Security Industry Association (SIA) is helping the Department of Homeland Security better focus on technology to combat threats. By Jake Parker · July 09, 2015

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

A report by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general notes that the Secret Service took more than a year to make repairs to the broken alarm system at George H.W. Bush’s Houston home. SSI Staff · April 23, 2015

Secret Service Director Joseph P. Clancy admitted his agency erased video surveillance footage of agents driving into a barricade that blocked off a bomb-threat investigation 72 hours after the incident. SSI Staff · March 24, 2015

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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

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center reveals that it might not be worth the cost to build a biometric entry-exit system to monitor individuals visiting the United States. SSI Staff · May 15, 2014

The Avrio RMS Group has pulled the plug on Pittsburgh’s city-wide surveillance cameras after officials failed to pay a $195,000 maintenance fee. SSI Staff · March 18, 2014

The use of a new reverse-auction platform to lower contracting costs associated with General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules for the procurement of products and services is raising concern from the security industry. Rodney Bosch · February 27, 2014




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