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SIA's first OSIPS standard

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05/01/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Security Industry Association announced on March 21 the release of the first deliverable standard from its Open Systems Integration and Performance Standards (OSIPS) body of standards.

Government Watch

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05/01/2008

SIA's Erickson to advise on GSA schedules Don Erickson, director of government relations for the Security Industry Association, has been tapped by Lurita Doan, head of the Government Services Administration, to serve on a new blue ribbon panel formed by the GSA to make recommendations about how to improve the GSA schedules program. According to SIA, the panel's recommendations will be finalized and submitted to Doan this fall.

NBFAA has the new PAC in town

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05/01/2008

WASHINGTON—Taking the "next logical step" to build its government relations program, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association announced March 18 that it's launching its own political action committee, called the NBFAA PAC. (Creating a PAC is one way groups or businesses raise and donate money to political candidates.

Here's the ISC West rundown

Partnerships outstrip products at annual industry gathering place
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05/01/2008

LAS VEGAS—The industry has gathered once again here in Sin City at ISC West, and the event continues to be a major landmark on the industry calendar. A slew of new products have seen the light of day here for the first time, and a number of companies have taken the opportunity to introduce themselves to the marketplace, but if there was a theme to the show, it was one of partnership.

Bob McVeigh to head CASIA

Priorities to be training, broadening membership, legislation
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05/01/2008

WILTON, Conn.-Taking over from Harvey Clark, Bob McVeigh, president of Security Solutions, is the new president of the Connecticut Alarm Systems Integrators Association, one of the oldest and most venerable chapters of the NBFAA and a member of the NFPA.

ISC West kicks off with new companies, new products

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04/03/2008

LAS VEGAS--The industry has gathered once again here in Sin City at ISC West, and the event continues to be a major landmark on the industry calendar. A slew of new products have seen the light of day here for the first time, and a number of companies have taken the opportunity to introduce themselves to the marketplace.

SafetyCare in pharmacies

PERS product to be rolled out in 6,000 independent locations
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04/01/2008

READING, Penn.—SafetyCare, a safety and security monitoring company specializing in personal emergency response systems (PERS), has partnered with Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA), a national association of more than 6,000 independent pharmacies, to market its safety monitoring services.

Roy Bordes, 1940-2008

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04/01/2008

ORLANDO, Fla.—Long-time active participant in the security industry Roy Bordes died here, Feb.

VSD market is hot

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04/01/2008

The world market for Video Smoke Detection (VSD) technology is expected to reach $36 million in 2011, up from $10 million in 2007, according to a report released in February by IMS Research. VSD integrates image recognition and analytics technology into standard video surveillance cameras to identify distinctive characteristics of smoke and flame patterns.

Brink’s to spin-off BHS

Pirates prevail
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04/01/2008

RICHMOND, Va. - The Brink’s Company’s spin-off of Brink’s Home Security into its own publicly traded entity, announced Feb.

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