Ghosts of Construction Past

As the legend goes, the Winchester mansion, the family home of the Winchester rifle family, is haunted.  William Wirt Winchester amassed a fortune and built a fitting mansion which his widow inherited upon his death.  She became convinced that all of the...

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BRINGING VIDEO SURVEILLANCE INTO FOCUS

  An attorney friend once told me that the worst development in courtroom advocacy was the creation of legal and evidentiary television programs - the CSIs and Law and Order shows of the world.  In the middle of a grand jury proceeding, a juror asked, “Was there...

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WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE….

You know how that old saying goes, and it describes perfectly the myriad resources available concerning municipal security. If you are a state or local government official responsible for the security of your community, the good news is that the internet has hundreds...

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A Hero Loses Focus

A Hero Loses Focus

Benedict Arnold is perhaps the most unlikely, maybe even disrespectful historical figure one could consider on America’s birthday of July 4th. His traitorous actions were so vile, his very name became an epithet used to shame even the mildly disloyal.  In fact, Arnold...

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Free Gift?

Free Gift?

That phrase has always presented problems to grammar nerds. It’s redundant at best and oxymoronic in its worst light. The point is, if an item is a gift, it is then by nature and definition…free. It has no need of further description. No one has ever opened gifts...

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Multifamily Entry Control and Investor ROI

  Are you considering installing a multifamily entry control security system?  With all the violence making headlines, security is more important now than ever.  Consumers are willing to pay for it too.   The multifamily housing industry is a hot commodity...

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School Safety Isn’t a Political Issue

…or at least it shouldn’t be. Americans have routinely watched the horrors of school violence unfold on their television screens with a mixture of both activism and paralysis. Unfortunately, the majority of people immediately respond to these tragic events using...

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