Category Archives: Rants & Raves

This category is used to allow me a place to post comments on items that make me shake my head, or make me laugh…

NFPA Off Campus Safety Checklist

http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Safety information/For consumers/Campus/OffCampusSafetyChecklist.pdf. Sending Jr. off to college this year ?  If you are pack a copy of NFPA’s Off Campus Safety Checklist in to their suitcase… NFPA has assembled an excellent list of fire safety tips for college students … Continue reading

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Ordinary People and Fire Extinguishers – Fire Engineering

Ordinary People and Fire Extinguishers – Fire Engineering. Great article clarifying the mistaken opinion that fire extinguishers delay the fire response process and are dangerous to operate by untrained individuals… The fire equipment industry needs to support more efforts like … Continue reading

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Poll: Readers view door-to-door scams as major problem | Security Systems News

Poll: Readers view door-to-door scams as major problem | Security Systems News. Great article by SSN recapping a huge problem in the industry…  The industry needs to take a strict stance regarding “unethical” sales practices, otherwise we run the risk … Continue reading

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The Implications of Apple’s Latest Move into the Home

The Implications of Apple’s Latest Move into the Home. While Apple’s decision to move in to the “connected” home environment may or may not have any impact upon the home security industry, what will have an impact is the perception … Continue reading

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ESX 2014 draws more than 2,000 security professionals | Security Systems News

ESX 2014 draws more than 2,000 security professionals | Security Systems News. Congratulations to ESA, CSAA and the entire ESX team for continuing to grow and evolve ESX in to the premier industry event it has become… Looking forward to … Continue reading

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‘Free’ Medical Alert Devices Scam Resurfaces – AARP

‘Free’ Medical Alert Devices Scam Resurfaces – AARP. As the age old say goes – BUYER BEWARE… Consumers need to be extra diligent when dealing with slick talking telemarketers and persuasive door-knockers, both who promise deals that almost always sound … Continue reading

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On Your Side: Samsung cell phone fire – FOX 32 News Chicago

On Your Side: Samsung cell phone fire – FOX 32 News Chicago. This is a must read / watch article for everyone… People don’t realize that most electronic devices, like cellphones, laptops, tablets, iPads, etc… need to breath to dissipate … Continue reading

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Possible Scam Artist Targeting ADT Customers in Virginia – Security Sales and Integration

Possible Scam Artist Targeting ADT Customers in Virginia – Security Sales and Integration. These situations seem to be occurring more frequently, or the media is reporting on more of the occurrences. Regardless consumers need to be extra vigilant when dealing … Continue reading

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Missouri governor vetoes teacher gun legislation

Missouri governor vetoes teacher gun legislation. It is interesting that in the same week when the first class designed to instruct teachers / administrators how to be school security officers is held in Texas, legislation which would create a similar … Continue reading

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CSAA considers nationwide licensing bill | Security Systems News

CSAA considers nationwide licensing bill | Security Systems News. Congratulations to CSAA for exploring a “national” solution to the inconsistency of monitoring station regulations / licensing from state to state. One question that will need to be answered is how … Continue reading

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