STAMFORD, Conn.--The New Canaan Advertiser reported May 5 that Lisa Odierno, a former employee of New Canaan Alarm, pleaded guilty April 30 to stealing $700,000 from the company while working there as a part-time bookkeeper (see "Suspected Embezzler in Court," in the May 2006 issue of Security Systems News).
DALLAS--On the first anniversary of Dallas' adoption of a qualified video response policy for commercial security alarms, the topic remains a hot-button issue. In a mayoral candidates' debate held March 29, the Dallas Morning News reports that only one candidate believed a substantial benefit had been accrued from the policy, while in a separate article the police department heartily praised the initiative.
NBFAA readies for Capitol Hill Day
The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association "Capitol Hill Day," May 1 and 2, will bring NBFAA members from across the country to the nation's capital to meet with government officials and discuss the interests of the alarm industry.
The event will kick off May 1 with a dinner at the U.
Highland Park, Texas
In a letter to alarm installers working in the town, Highland Park announced a new alarm ordinance. Effective immediately, all alarm systems installed in Highland Park must include a fire alarm system that complies with NFPA standards.
LAS VEGAS--Cisco's Guido Jouret issued a "call to action'' during his March 28 ISC West keynote address here, urging physical security professionals to "think about a convergence-ready business strategy."
Close to 700 people crowded into a room at the Sands Convention Center on a Wednesday morning to listen to and pose questions to Jouret, who is chief technology officer of Cisco's Emerging Markets Technology group.