The collaboration between Axis Communications, Chelmsford, Mass., and Boston’s Wentworth Institute of Technology began, as so many collaborations do, with a personal connection: Rob Muehlbauer of Axis and Annamaria Wenner, Wentworth’s dean of students, have been friends since the days when Annamaria lived in Rob’s building in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.
As the chief financial officer at Electric Guard Dog, a company that has been one of the original pioneers in renewable energy for the security industry, I’ve studied our system for the cost/benefit ratio of our investment in solar power in detail.
We deeply empathize with the people of Boston in their losses, and we hold in high esteem the people who acted heroically to help the injured following the Monday bombings at the Boston Marathon. Besides these heroes, the only brightness in all of this despair is the detection — and hopefully the eventual identification — of a suspect, enabled by “promising images” from a department store surveillance camera mounted atop a building: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/51575894/#51575894.
At the Greater Los Angeles Security Alarm Association (GLASAA) February general meeting, the association’s focus on strengthening the partnership between the alarm industry and public safety was highlighted in several ways.
Gone are the days when cybersecurity was someone else’s problem. With savvy and tenacious hackers who can use almost anything connected to a network to access systems, and evolving and seemingly implacable threats, just where does the security industry stand on the cyber preparedness spectrum? Read more stories in September Issue 2017.