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Security Summit, Nagin draw 200

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08/01/2006

SAN DIEGO--With New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Canada's director general of border integrity, Mike Cabana, as keynote speakers, the Security Network convened its 3rd annual Security Summit here at the Marriot Mission Valley, June 28 and 29.
With roughly 200 in attendance, and 28 companies exhibiting their wares, "we're not trying to compete with an ASIS or an ISC," said Security Network board member Michael Jones, president of M&A firm ProFinance Associates.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2006

CASA GRANDE, ARIZ.
Alarm companies whose customers fail to apply for a $10 alarm permit with the city could be held accountable under a proposal to update the city's alarm ordinance.

More cameras for NYC Transit

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07/01/2006

NEW YORK--In late May, the New York City Transit Authority announced plans to spend $25 million installing cameras on buses and around turnstiles in subway stations as part of a city-wide transportation security upgrade.
This comes not long after Diebold was awarded a $1.

Contract language, font size gets alarm company in trouble

Settlement with the AG's office could have effects for all Penn. dealers
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07/01/2006

HARRISBURG, Penn.--A York County alarm company was recently hit with $13,000 in fines after it reached a settlement with Pennsylvania's Attorney General following complaints against the language and type size used in its contracts with customers.

Morrison, First Alarm manager, runs in Calif.

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07/01/2006

MONTEREY, Calif.--Michael Morrison, manager of the guard and patrol division for First Alarm Security & Patrol's Monterey branch, is running for a seat in California's General Assembly, one half of California's legislative branch, having won the Republican Party District 27 primary, unopposed.

Government Watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2006

VOIP BILL APPROVED IN HOUSE WITH NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Because it says that VoIP providers must tell customers to notify their alarm companies and recommends a battery back-up for their alarm systems, the recently passed House telecommunications bill is music to the ears of the security industry. And industry advocates on the Hill are working hard to ensure the Senate version is melodic as well.

Alarm owners raise eyebrows over tax renewal, ordinance

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06/01/2006

SHREVEPORT, La.--Voters overwhelmingly passed a sales tax increase here in early April despite complaints from a local alarm company and its customers about an increase in the city's alarm ordinance fines that took place late last year.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

ANTIOCH, CALIF.
City officials are thinking about raising false alarm fees for repeat false alarm offenders in light of more than 5,000 alarm calls responded to by police in 2005.

TechSec picks Dallas for 2007

Call for presentations went out May 1
SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--TechSec Solutions, the premier conference focused on IP security technology and the convergence of physical and IT security, has announced Dallas, as its location for 2007. The conference will be held February 26 through 28, at The Fairmont Dallas.

Security Network looks at critical infrastructure protection

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06/01/2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif.--The Security Network, a 501c3 non-profit organization looking to foster collaboration throughout the United States security marketplace and introduce San Diego as a national security testing ground, hosted its first Critical Infrastructure Seminar here, April 28, at the Spectrum Center at National University.

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