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Investors eye security firms with green crossover

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10/01/2007

SAN DIEGO--Airsis, a company offering web-based services that allow subscribers to monitor air quality and ship locations, recently closed a $1 million round of funding with angel investors, and currently has "two name-brand venture capital funds that are looking at a significant investment," said president Dean Rosenberg. As a firm that plays in a number of markets--business efficiency, security, environmental protection--it is indicative of a growing trend where investors are looking for opportunities to fund companies that "see the whole picture," said Rosenberg, and understand the varying ways that security firms can operate outside of their traditional roles.

Government Watch

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10/01/2007

Rhode Island alarm co. owner/state rep foresees relaxing of fire codes
It's not a done deal yet, but government officials, including Rep.

IPUG in Mass.

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10/01/2007

WALTHAM, Mass.--More than 125 people--integrators, end users, manufacturers and consultants--showed up here at the Forefront Center for Meetings and Conferences on Aug.

Triple team

NBFAA, Tri-Ed, The Summit Group offer business training this fall
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09/01/2007

IRVING, Texas--Distributor Tri-Ed has teamed with the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and The Summit Group to offer comprehensive business training seminars in four markets this fall: Boston; Milford, Conn.; Garden Grove, Calif.

Saflink sells Registered Traveler assets to FLO

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09/01/2007

KIRKLAND, Wash.--Saflink, a manufacturer of biometric security technologies, announced last week the sale of its Registered Traveler assets to its subsidiary, FLO Corporation, for $6.

DHS launches council

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2007

WASHINGTON--The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Infrastructure Protection recently chartered the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council (or SLTTGCC, which is certainly a catchy acronym). The body is being billed as a key component of DHS's unified approach to protecting the nation's critical infrastructure and key resources outlined in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, according to Robert Stephan, DHS assistant secretary for infrastructure protection.

New SIA group emerges

HID's Carroll to head expansion of RFID Working Group
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09/01/2007

WASHINGTON--Kathleen Carroll, director of government relations for HID Global, who helped quash a California bill that sought to limit the use of RFID technology, will head up a new group called the Emerging Technologies Advocacy Group, under the auspices of the Security Industry Association.
ETAG will work with policy makers and other industry groups to look at technologies such as biometrics and digital video and "promote the use of technology in a way that recognizes emerging concerns with privacy issues and identity management," Carroll said.

Government Watch

Bipartisan cooperation on purchasing bill
SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2007

On July 25, Rep. Ed Towns (D-NY) and Rep.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2007

Vallejo, Calif.
On July 17, the Vallejo City Council adopted a resolution to enact an ordinance written by Vallejo police chief Robert Nichelini to tighten the penalties for responding to false alarms as well as requiring alarm companies to seek verification that there is a problem before officers are dispatched, according to council minutes.

Pelco employee translates for President Bush

Rushan Abbas' knowledge of the Uyghur language has taken her from Guantanamo Bay to Prague and back again
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09/01/2007

CLOVIS, Calif.--As Pelco's international marketing liaison, Rushan Abbas stays pretty close to home, traveling only once a year or so to attend a show.

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