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Wireless Company Makes Move Into Video Surveilance

A company specializing in wireless communications is branching out into video surveillance installation and integration.

Yankee Microwave, a 26-year-old company based in Harrison, Maine, is offering CCTV systems for residential, commercial and gov-ernment customers.

While Yankee isn’t manufacturing the equipment, Lee Cousins, RVS manager for the company, says Yankee’s staff has technical know-how other installers and integrators may lack. “A lot of security companies are turnkey types. We have engineers on staff that others don’t,” Cousins says. “We can figure out what they really need.”

ASIS Gives Guide for Terror Threats, Security Chief
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – ASIS Int’l (ASIS) has issued guidelines it says will help businesses and other private institutions respond to adviso-ries issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It has also published the draft of a guideline designed to provide a model for organizations to use when developing a leader-ship position that provides a comprehensive security risk strategy.

Both draft guidelines were released Nov. 24 and are undergoing a 60-day public review and comment period that ends Jan. 24. They can be seen at

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