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RSI trumpets copper problem with new site

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04/01/2008

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. - With a wireless video solution poised to tackle the problem, RSI Video Technologies, maker of the Videofied product line, is looking to draw the security industry’s attention to copper theft, which now represents a $1 billion headache in the United States.

Government Watch

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04/01/2008

CCFS and NBFAA partner

The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association is working with the Center for Campus Fire Safety on its “Fire Detection plus Fire Suppression equals Fire Safety” campaign, the NBFAA announced in March. The NBFAA has worked with Rep.

Lessons from Israel for the U.S. security market

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04/01/2008

JERUSALEM and TEL AVIV - On a tour of Israel security operations organized by Chameleon Associates, Texas A&M University and Infrastruct Security, this editor was made privy to a holistic approach to security that permeates the entire country here. This is partly due to the mandatory military service that has every man serving three years and every woman two, and it is partly due to a threat that is ever-present, with various organizations-Hezbollah, Hamas, the list is long—pledging to wipe the country off the face of the earth.

NBFAA has the new PAC in town

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03/20/2008

WASHINGTON--Taking the "next logical step" to build its government relations program, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association announced March 18 that it's launching its own political action committee, called the NBFAA PAC.
(Creating a PAC, is one way groups or businesses raise and donate money to political candidates.

Standards alliance formed

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03/13/2008

DALLAS--On Feb. 28, just two days after giving the keynote address at TechSec Solutions, a conference focused on the impact of IP technology on the physical security industry, David Bunzel, managing director of Santa Clara Consulting Group, convened a group of 20 industry manufacturers and integrators to discuss standards creation.

Book says security industry gets 'Free Lunch'

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03/01/2008

YARMOUTH, Maine--A book recently released by New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston casts a hard look on a subject that many in the security industry already recognize as a significant problem: false alarms. In his new book, Free Lunch: How the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill), Johnston focuses on the cost of false alarms to taxpayers and alleges that taxpayers are providing security companies with a large subsidy by paying for the cost of police response.

Eastman Kodak commits to the security space

New CMOS technology to allow for smaller, cheaper low-light megapixel cameras
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03/01/2008

ROCHESTER, N.Y.

SIA, IAHSS promote stronger hospital security

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03/01/2008

WASHINGTON--Developing stronger security plans, and increasing budgets and safety are the driving forces behind the Securing America's Hospitals Act, a legislative proposal that the Security Industry Association and the International Association of Health Care Security & Safety are currently creating.
The proposal would authorize $500 million in federal grant funds during the next five years for hospitals to acquire access control, video surveillance solutions and other electronic security technologies.

Alarm Ordinance Watch

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2008

Burleson, Texas
Jan. 31 was the deadline for residents here to comply with an alarm ordinance enacted in January 2007, according to a city release.

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SSN News Poll March 2018

A variety of companies in the security and life safety space exhibited at CES, some launching products there. ADT launched its new ADT Go app and Medical Guardian announced the Freedom Guardian, to name a couple. Were you at the show?