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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

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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.

Gov. Watch: Bailout edition

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11/01/2008

In early October, as Security Systems News went to press, folks on Capital Hill were preoccupied, understandably, with the Wall Street bailout, which it was struggling to structure and pass before its scheduled October adjournment.

How does the bailout affect efforts by industry groups, such as SIA? Legislative director Don Erickson said the chances for full funding of many programs is “really diminished,” particularly for programs over $100 million, such as the “Securing America’s Hospitals Act,” which called for the authorization of $500 million.

Urgency around standards increases at ASIS, Essen

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11/01/2008

ATLANTA--At least two separate organizations working toward more robust standards in the IP video space used the ASIS International show here as an opportunity to meet and raise discussion. The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance met on the last day of the show to discuss the impact of the release here of its specification on network device discovery and to elect officers, while the Sony-Axis-Bosch standards alliance held a meet and greet on Sept.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2008

Beavercreek, Ohio--According to the Xenia Gazette, the City Council in Beavercreek recently approved a false alarm ordinance in an effort to reduce the number of false burglar and fire alarms and conserve resources. The ordinance, which went into effect Oct.

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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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2019

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and the holiday season shortly behind, and with companies already planning the budget for 2019, it’s getting time to look ahead at what the new year will hold for the industry. What do you see as top trends for 2019?