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10/01/2008

NBFAA on the road

To keep National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association members up to date on what’s going on in their state legislatures-what bills have or may be introduced that may affect their businesses-the NBFAA is launching a series of legislative breakfasts in targeted states around the country.

The first meetings will be held this month in Georgia (Oct.

Kessler joins Imperial Capital

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09/01/2008

NEW YORK--Well-known security industry analyst Jeff Kessler joined Imperial Capital in July as a managing director. Imperial Capital is a full-service investment group based in Los Angeles, with offices here and in San Francisco.

GE sponsors recruitment effort for fire dealers

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09/01/2008

BRADENTON, Fla.--GE Security’s dealers have been increasingly asking for help finding installers and programmers, people with technical skills who can help sell and install the increasingly sophisticated fire and security systems GE is putting on the market.

PSIA to unveil first standard specification

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09/01/2008

ATLANTA--Here at ASIS International, the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance, an organization formed earlier this year to address the lack of standards in the security industry, will release its first document for public consumption: the IP Media Device API specification.

Coinciding with the launch of its Web site at www.

BoA renews LaSalle’s commitment to security

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09/01/2008

CHICAGO--During the period after Bank of America had agreed to purchase LaSalle Bank from ABM AMRO, in the spring of 2007, there was some concern as to whether the company would continue LaSalle’s long-standing commitment to lending into the security space. As Bank of America waited for the sale to close, the company declined any request for comment on the matter.

Equity firm to buy AlliedBarton

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09/01/2008

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--The Blackstone Group, a large private equity firm, announced in late July an agreement to purchase guarding firm AlliedBarton, the third largest in the United States, for a reported $750 million.

Gov. Watch

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09/01/2008

New physical security grant program

In early August, the Security Industry Association, like others, was expecting the President to sign the Higher Education Act, which includes a new federal grant program for colleges and universities to purchase security solutions. When it was originally written, the Department of Education Student Safety and Campus Emergency Management grant program didn’t specifically include investments in physical security systems.

Hong Kong chapter wins first Bordes Award

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--The ASIS Foundation has awarded the first Roy Bordes Award for Physical Security to the ASIS Hong Kong chapter.

Cisco adds to router

Makes IP surveillance an add-on for installed base
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08/01/2008

SAN JOSE, Calif.--Continuing to build its presence in the IP surveillance market, networking manufacturer Cisco has announced an IP video solution that can be added to its popular Integrated Services Router, which has an installed based of four million customers.

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