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AIREF study pans verified response

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11/01/2006

IRVING, Texas--A survey of 515 registered voters in Salt Lake City, commissioned by the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation, gave a thumbs down to verified response in that city, which instituted the policy in December 2005.
The survey results, released on Sept.

Legend Merchant Bank adds to security focus

Hires M&A veteran Tom Gallagher to support Convergent Security Group
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11/01/2006

NEW YORK--Boutique investment bank Legend Merchant Bank opened its Convergent Security Group in April, starting with the hire of Scott Greiper, hiring the analyst away from mid-sized investment banking firm Unterberg, Towbin. Legend announced in October the strengthening of the division with the hire of Tom Gallagher, an investment banker with experience at Wachovia, Oppenheimer and JP Morgan Chase who has led a number of merger and financing transactions in the aerospace and defense industry.

'Unblinking' looks at privacy in the surveillance age

UTX, Microsoft, Cisco, sponsor symposium at UC Berkeley School of Law
SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2006

BERKELEY, Calif.--What degree of scrutiny are people willing to undergo in public spaces? And in a rapidly evolving environment of unblinking eyes and permanent visual records, what will it mean to have privacy? On Nov.

Dole funny and serious during ASIS address

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11/01/2006

SAN DIEGO--Former Senate Majority Leader and presidential candidate Robert Dole deftly mixed humor with often somber reflections on his life as a soldier and politician during an hour-long keynote address on Sept. 26 at ASIS International.

On campus with Apx

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11/01/2006

PROVO, Utah--ApxAlarm is headquarted here, 20 miles south of ski country, in the second largest city in Utah. Its offices are in a new 200,000-square-foot building in a shiny industrial park surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains.

ISC East to co-locate, commingle with InfoSecurity in New York

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2006

NEW YORK--This year, Reed Exhibitions will co-locate two of its shows, the physical security-focused ISC East and InfoSecurity NY, traditionally for the IT professional, at the Jacob Javits Center, Oct. 23 through 25.

Terror bust in UK leads to attention for HiEnergy

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10/01/2006

IRVINE, Calif.--When British officials announced in early August the apprehension of 24 terrorist suspects who were reportedly intent on bringing liquid explosives onto airplanes and detonating them with simple electronic devices, airline travelers were quickly inconvenienced.

Alarm ordinance watch: New fines in Texas

High School top generator of alarms in Belmont, N.C., Police to make follow-up visits
SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2006

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS
A new ordinance in Corpus Christi that went into effect August 1 institutes fines for false alarms and mandates a permit for all residential and commercial security systems, reported KRIS 6. Police, finding 98 percent of the 15,000 annual alarms they respond to are false, recommended the change.

Security companies hit Fortune 100

Napco, Optelecom-NKF, Universal Security Instruments listed on the Fortune Small Business 100
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10/01/2006

NEW YORK--Hey Napco, you're #72. Optelecom-NKF, you're #76.

Web-based businesses? Not yet.

Internet study shows the industry still clings to human contact
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09/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--Fire and security systems professionals who responded to a Security Systems NewsPoll prefer human interaction over keyboard contact and predict that Internet-based buying and selling in the industry has a long way to go before it will ever replace brick-and-mortar distributors and retailers.
"If I have questions, I don't want to have to email someone and wait for an answer, and I also don't want to be told to go to www.

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SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?