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01/01/2008

The Security Industry Association outlined its legislative agenda for 2008 and Don Erickson, legislative director for the group, noted that, of the dozen priorities listed, “We’ve got some new things, like the hospital grants, some recurring issues such as Port Security, as well as non-funding issues like the government end-user training idea and establishing a DHS federal physical security advisory committee.”
Following are excerpts from SIA’s top 12 legislative priorities for 2008:
Rail/Public Transit System Security Grants: Similar to the “Improving America’s Security Act of 2007,” which authorized $3.

Hotmail co-founder to lead Proximex

Jack Smith: The security industry is ‘similar to what IT was like 10-to-15 years ago’
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01/01/2008

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Jack Smith has a pretty good resume.

IQinVision pushes ‘pixel per foot’

Is this the new standard for how video surveillance is specified?
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01/01/2008

BOSTON, Mass.—Here in the Architects Building on Broad Street in the Financial District, IQinVision held a cozy seminar 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.

Virginia association votes to realign with NBFAA

SSN Staff  - 
12/06/2007

ASHLAND, Va.--The Virginia Burglar & Fire Alarm Association announced yesterday that its members have voted to realign with the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association effective January 2008.

Sonitrol system catches thieves hiding in rafters

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12/01/2007

HOUSTON--A Sonitrol alarm system helped police locate two men, of five who had broken into a car stereo and electronics store here Oct. 12, hiding in the rafters of the store.

Can you believe it?

Axis-commissioned study finds IP video is price competitive--here's the man who conducted the study
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12/01/2007

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--A study commissioned by Axis Communications' North American offices here found that an IP-based system of 40 cameras offers a lower total cost of ownership than an analog-based surveillance system of the same size.

Diddell to head SIA

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12/01/2007

WASHINGTON--Six weeks after she was elected president of the Security Industry Association (SIA), Wendy Diddell landed at the Central Station Alarm Association's annual meeting in Kona, Hawaii. But this was no vacation; Diddell was hard at work meeting SIA members, putting a face to the association, and shaping relationships between the two, something she feels is a large part of her job now.

Axis hits a million

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12/01/2007

COPENHAGEN--Axis executive vice president Anders Laurin and U.S.

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