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GSA purchasing extended to local and state govs

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03/01/2007

WASHINGTON--State and local governments may now purchase security products, before events occur, "to support recovery from major disasters and acts of terrorism" from the Federal Supply Schedules of the General Services Administration, the GSA announced Feb. 1.

Verified response questioned in Dallas

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02/01/2007

DALLAS--A local television station here ran a story Dec. 28 featuring two business owners, accompanied by video clips, strongly criticizing the city's commercial verified response policy.

TechSec gathers IP experts in Dallas

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2007

YARMOUTH, Maine--United Publications, publishers of Security Systems News, Security Director News, and Security Systems News Europe, will kick off its third annual TechSec Solutions conference Feb. 26, with an exhibitor's dinner at Dallas' Fairmont Hotel.

UP issues SSN Europe

Continent-wide publication to build on NA model
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02/01/2007

PRAGUE--With an office here, United Publications has announced the launch of Security Systems News Europe, the company's fifth publication. Building on the formula used by Security Systems News, the paper will ship to a targeted 20,000 security system installers and integrators each month, delivering the news of the security industry.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2007

Minneapolis, Minn.

The City Council here is considering a new alarm registration fee, which would cost homeowners $15 a year, businesses $40, the Downtown Journal reported.

Gov. Watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2007

Housekeeping was the major occupation for the 110th Congress on Capitol Hill mid-January as committee and subcommittee chairs were chosen. "The membership still won't be finalized until next week," said John Chwat, legislative director of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association.

Paramount Alarm's Foster to lead Dallas County

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02/01/2007

DALLAS--Jim Foster, chief executive officer of Paramount Alarm, a residential and commercial alarm company, has been elected Dallas County judge and was sworn into office Jan. 2.

SST vet starts head-hunting firm

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01/01/2007

NEWTOWN, Pa.--Coming directly from his role as co-founder and president of the global accounts division at integrator SST, John Nemerofsky has launched Total Search Solutions, an executive search firm concentrating on the security industry.

Securing New Ground highlights business opportunities

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01/01/2007

NEW YORK--Here at the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, 245 of the security industry's power brokers convened at Securing New Ground Nov. 15 and 16 to talk shop and discuss the future of the business of security, whether in high-technology homeland security applications or old-fashioned residential alarm monitoring.

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