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Network cameras make headway thanks to quality and price

Some predict that in only a few years down the road there will be minimal price difference between digital network cameras
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12/01/2003

Although still a relatively small part of the overall security camera marketplace, few in the industry will deny that network camera use is on the verge of exploding.

With prices falling, technology improving and security and IT departments increasingly more willing to share knowledge and bandwidth, the path seems clear for greater implementation of network cameras.

Network-based products point the way for the convergence of security, IT

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12/01/2003

With the ever-increasing move toward network-based systems, including IP cameras, has come the corresponding shift within the security sector to become more IT savvy, either through education or some abdication of control to the IT manager.

Calling it a “significant trend,” Scott Watson, vice president-video imaging systems division for JVC, said “now with IP, there’s a shift to the IT manager being involved in what happens on his network, or even a parallel network.

TRANSMISSION

Industry has multiple options at hand for video transmission
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11/01/2003

The advent of high-quality, high-speed video doesn’t come cheap and some say you get what you pay for.

Knowing what’s possible is one thing, but willingness to invest in it is another.

STANDARDS

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

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Security Systems News surveyed NewsWire subscribers to gauge industry opinion on the importance of standards and how those rules will impact the industry. Here’s what we found.

Editors’ picks for National Summit on Security conference program

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

The editorial team at Security Systems News has scoured the seminar and workshop schedule for the National Summit on Security, and the seminars listed below are our picks from the list.

In addition to the sessions highlighted below,which by no means comprise an exhaustive list, there ar e a number of opportunities for NSS attendees to learn about government-related work, including homeland security initiatives.

DNA Sciences takes top award at NSS

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Applied DNA Sciences Inc. took home best in show, called the Innovation Award, for the 2003 National Summit on Security New Product Showcase at the National Summit on Security, held here from Oct.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas

In late August, the city council here adopted changes to its alarm ordinance that require property owners to renew their alarm permits annually. Alarm permit holders and monitoring companies were notified by mail of the changes, which took effect immediately.

Fort Worth City Council bows to pressure

Councilors rethink verified response after residents protest proposal
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11/01/2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - After a week that featured resident protests and an anti-ordinance ad placed in the local paper, the Fort Worth City Council sent a proposed verified response policy back to committee for further review last month.

The proposal would have eliminated alarm permits that are now required in the city and allowed police to respond to alarms only if there were proof of a problem, provided by a monitoring company, guard service, resident or eyewitness.

STANDARDS

Who should set security standards?
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11/01/2003

A maturing security industry, impacted by factors ranging from the false alarm issue to emerging technologies to mandates related to government contracts, is increasingly turning its attention to the creation and adoption of standards to keep it competitive and viable.

Most observers seem in agreement that standards administered and coordinated by the American National Standards Institute, which helps develop voluntary standards in the United States, will improve the industry and its standing within the global business community, as well as that industry-specific organizations should address issues related to their members.

Cameras at NSS catch laptop thief

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11/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Thanks to video cameras left recording at two exhibitor booths at the National Summit on Security, a Freeman Decorating employee was caught on tape stealing a pair of laptops from two exhibitor booths and the stolen items were recovered.

Video transmission company NVT caught one of the incidents on video the night prior to the show opening.

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