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ISC exceeds many expectations

Co-location with InfoSecurity produces mixed results
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12/01/2006

NEW YORK--The conventional wisdom leading up to this year's ISC East show, held in the last week of October on the second floor of the Jacob Javits Convention Center here, seemed to indicate an increasingly irrelevant trade show, overshadowed by its Las Vegas sister show, ISC West. However, most exhibitors reported a better than expected experience.

Jewelry thief caught red-fingered

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12/01/2006

PORTLAND, Maine--A suspected jewelry thief was arrested on Oct. 14, less than a month after stealing a $12,000 diamond ring from an antiques store here, thanks to a security system recently upgraded by local alarm dealer TL Communications.

Feds give nod to NBFAA apprentice program

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12/01/2006

NEW YORK--With a Department of Labor stamp of approval in hand, National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association president George Gunning announced here at ISC East that the trade association has cleared the first hurdle toward establishing a national apprenticeship program that will enable the industry to recruit, train and retain the very best technicians from a competitive labor pool.
Specifically, Gunning announced Oct.

When is the right time to exit?

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12/01/2006

The number one question I get asked in speaking with company owners is, "When is the right time to sell my business?"
There is a great deal of emotion that goes into selling a business. In terms of stress, it has been rated right up there with divorce and the death of a loved one.

Legend Merchant Bank adds to security focus

Hires M&A veteran Tom Gallagher to support Convergent Security Group
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11/01/2006

NEW YORK--Boutique investment bank Legend Merchant Bank opened its Convergent Security Group in April, starting with the hire of Scott Greiper, hiring the analyst away from mid-sized investment banking firm Unterberg, Towbin. Legend announced in October the strengthening of the division with the hire of Tom Gallagher, an investment banker with experience at Wachovia, Oppenheimer and JP Morgan Chase who has led a number of merger and financing transactions in the aerospace and defense industry.

'Unblinking' looks at privacy in the surveillance age

UTX, Microsoft, Cisco, sponsor symposium at UC Berkeley School of Law
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11/01/2006

BERKELEY, Calif.--What degree of scrutiny are people willing to undergo in public spaces? And in a rapidly evolving environment of unblinking eyes and permanent visual records, what will it mean to have privacy? On Nov.

Dole funny and serious during ASIS address

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11/01/2006

SAN DIEGO--Former Senate Majority Leader and presidential candidate Robert Dole deftly mixed humor with often somber reflections on his life as a soldier and politician during an hour-long keynote address on Sept. 26 at ASIS International.

On campus with Apx

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11/01/2006

PROVO, Utah--ApxAlarm is headquarted here, 20 miles south of ski country, in the second largest city in Utah. Its offices are in a new 200,000-square-foot building in a shiny industrial park surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains.

FLO Alliance gets closer to deployment

Registered Traveler solution adds Smiths Detection, begins registering potential members
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11/01/2006

KIRKLAND, Wash.--Targeting the second quarter of 2007 for beginning operation of its Registered Traveler solution that would expedite airport security for its members, the FLO Alliance, led by Saflink, announced a number of progressive steps in September.

ApxAlarm executive team

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11/01/2006

Todd Pederson, president and CEO, and Keith Nelleson, executive vice president and chief financial officer, are childhood friends from Idaho who both went to Brigham Young University. Pederson founded APX Marketing in 1992.

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