Being in the spotlight has its advantages, in addition to obvious challenges. There are certain security integration assignments that, because of location, public accessibility, or homeland security profile, carry more weight in design, installation, and stature.
Custom Alarm, Rochester, Minn., has been honored with the 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for its use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project, recognizes employers of all sizes and types in the greater Rochester area and across the country.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) stated a strong opposition to proposed House of Representatives reductions in the fiscal year 2012 budget that would severely impact Department of Homeland Security grant programs such as Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) and the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP).
First the gloom. As America and probably the world heads to a double dip of economic malaise, retailers aren’t expecting over-heated cash registers. With high unemployment and dipping morale of sales associates, there is the expectation of more shrinkage — retail’s term for losses due primarily to shoplifting and employee theft. Then there is the growing threat of organized retail crime; gangs fine focused and able to steal more and turn the goods into cash more quickly.
What are electronic signatures and what can they do for your business? With so many new “e-services” available, it can be difficult to identify the ones worth your time. SDM e-News discussed electronic signatures with a security consultant, an industry-specialized attorney and a dealer to get some perspective.
One of Atlanta’s largest and longest-running security technology companies opened the doors today on a new, 32,000-square-foot facility to accommodate its rapid expansion and provide new jobs for the city.
Maranda Wright just won $10,000 in free products through a giveaway commemorating Linear’s 50th anniversary, the company announced. “I am shocked. Winning was completely unexpected,” said Wright, who is the business manager and technician at Controlled Access Systems, Fort Smith, Ark., an access control and security firm that designs and installs automatic gates, electronic entry and video surveillance systems for residential and commercial customers throughout Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
The first annual Security Week will place in New York from Nov. 1 through 3. Comprised of three separate, yet inter-related events — Security 500 (Nov. 1, Roosevelt Hotel); Securing New Ground (Nov. 1-2, Roosevelt Hotel) and ISC Solutions (Nov, 2-3, Jacob Javits Convention Center) — Security Week will bring together the security distribution channel to focus on the business of security in the metropolitan New York area.