The energy crisis is a real yo-yo. As a barrel of oil approaches $150, President Bush recommends lifting of the offshore drilling ban and Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens talks about wind and natural gas on network TV. Almost immediately, oil nose-dives to $125 a barrel. But what happens when the Congress refuses to lift the ban? Will it go up again? The situation with biometrics is ...
August 31, 2008
In an instant someone’s life, well-being and property could be at risk. Those in this industry are all too familiar with the dangers associated with fires, crime and illness. That is why security professionals across the nation work diligently to make sure their communities are protected and safe. Occasionally, true heroism is called into action. With the quick thinking of operators, the diligence of local police, firefighters and emergency medical services, and the promise ...
August 31, 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 ...
By Scott Goldfine · August 31, 2008
Call it convergence, call it IP, call it networking — call it whatever you want — but the similarities between this year’s presidential primaries and what’s going on in security departments everywhere are ...
April 30, 2008
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announces the release of a comprehensive report from a joint project with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to examine ways to reduce the high death rate from fire in rural America.
February 13, 2008
Joe Freeman uses a Scottish analogy to discuss the convergence trend.
December 31, 2007
Buoyed by positive research forecasting and technological advantages, Internet protocol (IP)-based video surveillance is prognosticated to usurp analog systems.
September 30, 2007
Large corporations, industrial enterprises, retail chains, financial institutions, educational concerns, health-care providers and government agencies, among others, have been increasingly ...
By Scott Goldfine · August 31, 2007
Frost & Sullivan reports the market earned $1.26 billion in 2006 and should reach $2.95 billion by 2013.
July 30, 2007
Joe Freeman: IP video system sales will account for 36 percent of all video sales by 2011.
June 30, 2007