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Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2008

Rancho Cordova, Calif.
City officials here have proposed an amendment to the alarm ordinance, reported the Sacramento Bee, that would retain the current fine schedule and initial $50 registration fee, but would institute a new $45 biennial permit renewal fee and possibly institute enhanced call verification.

Gov. Watch

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02/01/2008

HR 3179 sails through in December
A bill that seeks to make it easier for state and local governments to buy security and fire alarm equipment, called The Local Preparedness Acquisition Act (HR 3179), passed the House of Representatives unanimously on Dec. 17, just before Congress recessed for the year.

TechSec keynoters to talk standards, convergence

Dave Morrow, CSO/SPO for EDS, David Bunzel, tops at Santa Clara Consulting, provide end-user, consultant views
SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2008

YARMOUTH, Maine--TechSec Solutions, the preeminent conference exploring the impact of IP technology on the security industry, run by Security Systems News and Security Director News, will be held Feb. 25-27 in Dallas.

Pittsburgh to invest $3.5m for surveillance job

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02/01/2008

PITTSBURGH--City officials here have contracted with consulting firm N.W.

New conference to explore new revenue streams

Security Business Development Forum to educate about new residential, commercial sales opportunities
SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2008

YARMOUTH, Maine--The editors of Security Systems News, along with the Conference Division of United Publications (publishers of SSN), have announced the Security Business Development Forum, a new conference that will focus on educating attendees about new revenue opportunities and ways to increase recurring monthly revenue.
It will take place May 18 through 20, at the Renaissance Hotel, in Baltimore.

Church member tails burglar, police apprehend

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02/01/2008

MILLINGTON, Tenn.--A Sunday School superintendent who was awoken in the early morning of Dec.

LaserShield dealer forum motivates

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01/01/2008

ORLANDO, Fla.—Not often at security events do you get smoke, lights and a live appearance by Dr.

Alarm Ordinance Watch

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2008

Smithfield, Va.
The Daily Press reported in early December that the Town Council here has passed a new false-alarm ordinance, modeled on a policy adopted by Isle of Wight County officials in October.

HID vet Grillo joins XceedID board of directors

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01/01/2008

GOLDEN, Colo.—Roughly six months after saying his goodbyes at Assa Abloy, Joe Grillo has reemerged in the access control industry, taking a board position with XceedID, a card and reader supplier focusing on RFID solutions.

Service is the buzz of Securing New Ground

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01/01/2008

NEW YORK—Here at the Roosevelt Hotel on Madison Avenue, the 12th Annual Securing New Ground conference was dominated by speakers emphasizing the increasing importance of service revenue for security systems integrators. From featured speakers Julie Donohue (vice president of IBM Global Technology Services for Security and Privacy) and John Koch (president of ADT North America) to “Reinventing the Dealer” panelist Joe Nuccio (president and chief executive officer at ASG) to conference co-host Jeff Kessler (industry analyst at Lehman Brothers), the message was loud and clear that forward thinking integrators are looking to increase service revenue and financial players highly value those efforts.

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