Maya Dollarhide is an SDM contributing writer. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and worked as a managing editor in BNP Media’s Custom Publishing Division and is a former SDM associate editor.
The Apple Watch, (a wearable device that does many things besides tell the time) from the folks who brought us the iPad, iPhone, and other “can’t-live-without” technology, has launched. The watch has a broad price point starting at $349 and going upwards of $12,000.
When seasoned climber, Mariusz Malkowski began his journey to promote the Z-Wave Alliance of home automation manufacturers on Mount Everest in February, he never imagined the trip would end via a helicopter.
The Illinois Electronic Security Association (IESA) wants security industry professionals to be aware that the Illinois alarm industry is facing its most significant threat ever — even more so than in 2011 — because Senate Bill 1495 has advanced to the Local Government Committee in the Illinois Senate, chaired by the bill’s sponsor, Thomas Cullerton, who is a cousin of Senate President John Cullerton.
As its 65th birthday approaches, Guardian Protection Services, Warrendale, Pa., has refused to “act its age” and rest on its historic laurels. In 1950, Guardian Alarm Systems of Pittsburgh Inc., the former identity of Guardian Protection Services, was solely focused on the installation of security systems for jewelry stores. The name and the breadth of services offered both changed in 1975, when current CEO, Russell Cersosimo, bought the business and created Guardian Protection Services.
A dispute which began in February 2004 between Security Alarm Financing Enterprises Inc. (SAFE), San Ramon, Calif., and the former Secure US Inc., Morgantown, W.V., concluded, with all of the former assets of Secure US being sold to satisfy SAFE’s more than $1 million judgment.
Camera manufacturer Canon, Tokyo, is seeking to expand even further into the security market, with a $2.8 billion cash offer to purchase Axis Communications, Lund, Sweden. After acquiring major VMS provider, Milestone, last summer, Canon’s foray into video surveillance is helping it build a solid platform of cameras and video management technology to create a total security solution for its customers.