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VRI announces Hobbs as chief medical officer

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2009

Valued Relationships Inc., a provider of in-home health monitoring systems, announced April 7 the hiring of Gregory D.

Ontario central station operator saves lives

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04/01/2009

OAKVILLE, Ontario--A fire on Dunwoody Drive here in December of 2008 could have ended up much differently, if one central station operator had not done her job. Lives could have been lost, rather than just $500,000 worth of damage incurred.

Standards discussion heats up

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04/01/2009

DALLAS--The closing panel here at TechSec Solutions, led by Rob Zivney, VP of sales and marketing at Hirsch, and someone who’s been active with standards efforts for SIA, BACnet, and the federal government, seemed to capture a discussion that’s being had throughout the industry: Are standards really going to happen for IP video? When? Which body will end up driving the leading standard? Are competing standards as bad as Betamax versus VHS? What’s a standard and what’s a specification?
With Zivney on the panel were Jonas Andersson, chair of the ONVIF effort being led by Axis, Bosch, and Sony; Rob Hile, chair of the PSIA, a group of companies brought together by David Bunzel of Santa Clara Consulting after the last TechSec; Roger Roehr, head of the government vertical at Software House (active with FIPS 201/HSPD-12/NIST activities), and the chair of the Smart Card Alliance’s Physical Security Committee; and Hunter Knight, generally known as the father of SIA’s standards efforts, which have resulted in the OSIPS body of increasingly ANSI-recognized standards.
“2009 is a year of standards,” Zivney predicted in opening the panel.

Government Watch

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04/01/2009

Stimulating the industry
Just how stimulating will the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 be for the security industry? Well, the Security Industry Association would have been happier if language supported by the Obama administration and SIA that specified “built-in security as a priority or authorized use of stimulus package funds” had been used, said Don Erickson, SIA’s legislative director. “We are very disappointed they did not include [special authorization] for built-in security in the bill … since the primary purpose of the bill was to stimulate the economy [and this language] would have enabled state and local government [to quickly justify the use of funds for the installation of physical security],” he said.

Napco Security Systems introduces new regional sales managers

SSN Staff  - 
03/03/2009

Napco Security Systems on Jan. 27 introduced David Heinen and Mike Fisher as new regional sales managers.

Davis Marketing Group announces promotions

SSN Staff  - 
03/03/2009

At Davis Marketing Group’s recent semi-annual staff retreat, Ron Davis, managing partner, announced the promotion of Dorsie Mosher and Katie Bally to the positions of Senior Partner and Bruce Amrine, Steve Berniklau and Beverly Davis as partners. Mosher has had a long-term relationship with Davis Marketing Group (DMG).

IQ Certification Board announces 2009 officers

SSN Staff  - 
03/03/2009

The IQ Certification Board announced on Feb. 4 that at its January meeting, the Board reelected its 2008 officers for the 2009 term.

Ingersoll-Rand announces Lamach as president, CEO

SSN Staff  - 
03/03/2009

Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited on Feb. 9 announced the appointment of Michael Lamach to the newly created role of president and chief operating officer for the company.

Avalon Technologies announces Bodnar as GM

SSN Staff  - 
03/03/2009

Avalon Technologies, an industry leader in emergency call and communications technology for the senior care industry, announced Feb. 11 it had promoted Ron Bodnar to the position of general manager.

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