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ONVIF Open House draws 93 visitors

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01/01/2009

WASHINGTON--Attendees to the first meeting of the Open Network Video Interface Forum were looking beyond the group’s initial goal - creating standards for video surveillance cameras from different manufacturers to talk to each other - to the promise of ONVIF’s fruits allowing the integration of surveillance video with lighting, access control, fire alarms, HVAC and other building systems.

Speakers at formal sessions during the Dec.

Former DHS CSO to keynote at TechSec

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01/01/2009

DALLAS--TechSec Solutions, a conference dedicated to exploring the impact of IP technology on the physical security industry, has announced Jack Johnson, a partner and managing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Washington Federal Practice and the former chief security officer for the Department of Homeland Security, as its keynote speaker for its fifth annual event, happening Feb. 23 through 25 here at the Fairmont Hotel.

AES IntelliNet helps police bust bad guys

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01/01/2009

BEAUMONT, Calif.--Two would-be jewelry store thieves got to cool their heels behind bars at Riverside County Jail rather than make off with a big payday thanks to the joint efforts of the Hemet, Calif.

Hagarty launches CareerTraction.com

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12/01/2008

SUDBURY, Mass.--CE Hagarty & Associates, a recruiting firm focused on the fire, security, and building controls industries, launched in October a new online service, www.

Study says attrition is on the decline

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12/01/2008

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn.--A recently released study from TRG Associates and the Central Station Alarm Association, shows that, for the third year in a row, gross attrition figures are declining.

Alarm Ordinance Watch

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2008

SEATTLE

The Seattle Police, in an Oct. 22 letter to alarm companies, announced changes to the Seattle Municipal code.

TSS unveils Smarter Access

New rack-mountable access appliance installable in ‘three minutes’
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12/01/2008

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.

Security Essen invades Russia

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12/01/2008

ESSEN/MOSCOW--The international security industry calendar will be getting a new addition next year. Messe Essen, the organizer of the Security Essen trade fair, is exporting its brand to Russia, and in cooperation with the Russian exhibition organizer Bizon, will launch Security Russia on October 27-30, 2009 in Moscow.

SSN readers concerned about Obama presidency

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12/01/2008

YARMOUTH, Maine--Now that our nation’s biggest election is behind us, we here at Security Systems News wanted to find out how our readers thought their businesses would be affected by the pending change of administration. In an unofficial news poll conducted by SSN in early November, we posed three questions: How will an Obama administration affect your business? How will Obama’s capital gains tax hike affect your business practices? How will federal spending on security change during Obama’s administration?

There were 180 respondents overall at press time.

SSN readers berate bailout

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11/01/2008

YARMOUTH, Maine--With election time just around the corner and our economy seemingly falling to pieces around us, the folks here at Security Systems News thought it might be interesting to see what our readership thought of the economy and of the nascent (as we went to press) bailout plan.

In a news poll conducted by SSN in late September, we asked readers to tell us how the current economic crisis has affected their businesses, and whether their outlook was positive or negative.

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SSN News Poll November 2018

At SSN’s recent Cloud+ conference, Rick Juarez, managing director for Imperial Capital, gave some positive outlooks for the acquisition market now and into the future. What do you think of the acquisition market in the security industry?