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Standards alliance formed

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03/13/2008

DALLAS--On Feb. 28, just two days after giving the keynote address at TechSec Solutions, a conference focused on the impact of IP technology on the physical security industry, David Bunzel, managing director of Santa Clara Consulting Group, convened a group of 20 industry manufacturers and integrators to discuss standards creation.

Alarm Ordinance Watch

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2008

Burleson, Texas
Jan. 31 was the deadline for residents here to comply with an alarm ordinance enacted in January 2007, according to a city release.

DM speeds products, initiatives across track

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03/01/2008

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.--Amidst a backdrop that included Daytona International Speedway, one of the world's most famous beaches and a Cheever Racing Coyote Pontiac that Dedicated Micro's founder Mike Newton drove in the 2008 24 Hours of Rolex, Dedicated Micros informed key partners and customers of its industry strategy.

Government Watch

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03/01/2008

Campus safety grant bill heads to conference committee
As Security Systems News was going to press in early February, the House of Representatives was expected, within days, to pass H.R.

Book says security industry gets 'Free Lunch'

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03/01/2008

YARMOUTH, Maine--A book recently released by New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston casts a hard look on a subject that many in the security industry already recognize as a significant problem: false alarms. In his new book, Free Lunch: How the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill), Johnston focuses on the cost of false alarms to taxpayers and alleges that taxpayers are providing security companies with a large subsidy by paying for the cost of police response.

Eastman Kodak commits to the security space

New CMOS technology to allow for smaller, cheaper low-light megapixel cameras
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03/01/2008

ROCHESTER, N.Y.

SIA, IAHSS promote stronger hospital security

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03/01/2008

WASHINGTON--Developing stronger security plans, and increasing budgets and safety are the driving forces behind the Securing America's Hospitals Act, a legislative proposal that the Security Industry Association and the International Association of Health Care Security & Safety are currently creating.
The proposal would authorize $500 million in federal grant funds during the next five years for hospitals to acquire access control, video surveillance solutions and other electronic security technologies.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2008

Rancho Cordova, Calif.
City officials here have proposed an amendment to the alarm ordinance, reported the Sacramento Bee, that would retain the current fine schedule and initial $50 registration fee, but would institute a new $45 biennial permit renewal fee and possibly institute enhanced call verification.

Gov. Watch

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02/01/2008

HR 3179 sails through in December
A bill that seeks to make it easier for state and local governments to buy security and fire alarm equipment, called The Local Preparedness Acquisition Act (HR 3179), passed the House of Representatives unanimously on Dec. 17, just before Congress recessed for the year.

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