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NBFAA members may select association status after approval

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05/01/2005

LAS VEGAS --National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association members are closer to having a choice when it comes to association status, now that the NBFAA board of directors approved moving forward membership revisions in the beginning of April that would enable members of the organization an option to join at the state or the national level--a first for this industry association.
The changes, which were recommended by the ad hoc committee formed by the Chartered State Association a year ago, would give a choice to either become a member of the national association or the state association.

SIA's New Product Showcase honors A4Vision at ISC west

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05/01/2005

LAS VEGAS--A4Vision's debuted its 3-D facial biometric enrollment camera and was named "Best of Show" by the Security Industry Association as part of its New Product Showcase held during ISC West.
The judges chose the product from a field of 83 products that participated in the new product showcase.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2005

Allentown, Penn.
The Pennsburg borough council stiffened the town's false dispatch ordinance in April.

Fire alarm system alerts authorities to business ablaze

The RIght Response
SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2005

SAN ANTONIO--In early March, the Aprotex Corp. of Midland, Texas, a third-party monitoring station, received an alert on an alarm from a customer's business here.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

COBOURG, Ontario

Residents are now charged a fee for owning a residential alarm each year. The alarm provider will collect the fees and then advance it to the police.

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Microwaves provide a solution to long-distance transmissions
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02/01/2005

Although there are some limitations to its usage, microwave technology has certainly broadened the scope of security installations.

According to Keith Simpson, president and chief executive officer at Simpson Security Systems, an increasing number of jobs they are handling involve microwaves to move both data and video signals, including those from pan-tilt-zoom cameras.

When it comes to guard services, employers need not be on guard

Under the new private security officer employment act , companies have indirect access to criminal background info
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02/01/2005

WASHINGTON–Many states already mandate security license requirements for guard applicants by conducting criminal background checks locally, but there is no way to tell if the applicant has a checkered past in a different state. Under the new Private Security Officer Employment Authorization Act, part of the National Intelligence Reform Act, the industry will have indirect access to criminal history information of contract and proprietary security personnel applicants.

NBFAA taps Chwat for gov't affairs post

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association contracted veteran lobbyist John Chwat as head of government affairs to review, report, monitor and counsel state and federal legislation.

Crowell to keynote at TechSec Solutions on the technology wave

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02/01/2005

SARASOTA, Fla. - The former deputy director of the National Security Agency will keynote the opening session of TechSec Solutions, a conference dedicated to the convergence of IT and security and the information systems needed by integrators to be part of this change.

WISE choice - women form leadership org.

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

DULUTH,Ga. - Women In Security Electronics, a non-profit professional networking organization has formed to provide professional development, mentoring and networking for women of the security market.

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