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Campus Shootings Changes Back-to-School Shopping

Campus Shootings Changes Back-to-School Shopping

Parents are finding themselves purchasing bulletproof items for their children to take to school with them.

Parents are finding themselves purchasing bulletproof items for their children to take to school with them.

NFPA to Fast-Track New Standard for Active Shooter Response

The rise in active shooter incidents and the escalating impact of hostile events has prompted the National Fire Protection Association to process NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events as a provisional standard, which means it would be available for use as early as April 2018.

The rise in active shooter incidents and the escalating impact of hostile events has prompted the National Fire Protection Association to process NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events as a provisional standard, which means it would be available for use as early as April 2018.

Live from the Final Day of ISC West 2016

The last day of ISC West saw some unexpected and innovative products.

The last day of ISC West saw some unexpected and innovative products

Iron Workers Apprentices Turn Brinks Trucks into SWAT Vehicles

The Iron Workers Local 395 Apprenticeship School in Lake Station, Ind., has produced three of the imposing trucks for local police departments for a fraction of what an armored vehicle usually costs.

The Iron Workers Local 395 Apprenticeship School in Lake Station, Ind., has produced three of the imposing trucks for local police departments for a fraction of what an armored vehicle usually costs.

Target Recalls LED Flashlight Sets Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target Corporation, recently announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Enhanced Security Through Central Monitoring at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University, U.K. has enhanced student security and simplified its own operations with the adoption of the latest IP video technology from IndigoVision to provide integrated CCTV surveillance across its four campuses.

German Stadium Reduces Security Threats with Avigilon High-Definition Surveillance System

SGL Arena in Augsburg, Germany—a 30,660 seat stadium that is home to the FC Augsburg football club—has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system to ensure spectator safety, confirm regulatory compliance, and reduce liability costs. Vulnerable to the threat of football-related violence and disorderly conduct, the SGL Arena has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system as a strategic component of its security plan.

2012 SIA New Product Showcase at ISC West Now Accepting Applications

It's a new year and ISC West is right around the corner!



Austin ISD Switches 3,000-Plus Camera System to Video Insight

One massive Texas school district recently upgraded its video surveillance system in an effort to keep up with advancements in Web management platforms.

Hackett Security Acquires Brinkmann Security

Hackett Security, a St. Louis - based security systems company, recently announced the acquisition of Brinkmann Security in Waterloo, Ill. Brinkmann has provided security services for both residential and commercial customers for over 35 years. The acquisition enables Hackett to continue to increase its market share with clients on a local and regional basis.

Giant Weed Creates Threat to Border Security

Weed control has become a matter of national security. Along U.S. southern coastal rivers, most particularly Texas’ Rio Grande, an invasive species of plant known as giant reed is encroaching on the water, overrunning international border access roads, and creating a dense cover for illegal activities. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has called for a plan to control this weed.

Axis Names ADI 2011 U.S. Distributor of the Year

The annual Axis Channel Convergence Conference (ACCC) in Boston this past fall recognized one security product distributor for its continued contributions to the security market.

HID Global Acquires EasyLobby

HID Global today announced the company has acquired EasyLobby, the industry leader in secure visitor management solutions. The acquisition delivers a number of potential synergies with HID Global’s portfolio across its identity and access management business.

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Honeywell Tapped to Overhaul Video Surveillance at Niagra Falls Casino

Honeywell has been selected to overhaul the video surveillance system at Casino Niagara, one of the top tourism attractions in Canada’s famed Niagara Falls.

29 Campuses and Counting

29 Campuses and Counting

Growing Texas school district adds comprehensive video surveillance system

Pflugerville (pronounced “flew-grr-ville”) Independent School District rests in a popular suburb just northeast of Austin, Texas. Encompass - ing nearly 100 square miles, PISD enrolls more than 21,000 students on 29 campuses.

Safe with Sound

Safe With Sound

Directional sounders reduce evacuation times by clearly defining immediate escape routes

Installed at building exits or along egress routes, directional sounders produce broadband noise using locatable sound to guide building occupants (to safety or outside of the building).

Creating a Killer Referral System

Creating a Killer Referral System

Making sure your clients can bring customers to your front door

One of the quickest ways to double your security business and get better quality clientele is to have systems in place that put your clients to work for you—systems that generate referrals.

Consumers Demand Mobility

Consumers Demand Mobility

Drive underway for Web-based security

Ask any long-running business in any industry about the key to longevity, and it’s a fair bet that most will list good customer service at the top of the list.

Top Seller Misperceptions

Don't turn a good deal sour

As the public markets gyrate and the mergers and acquisition market becomes more attractive, it’s worth noting some common misconceptions of sellers in private equity deals that might railroad your deal.

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