PHILADELPHIA--The City Council here is considering an ordinance that requires licensing of "persons performing work on electrical and telecommunications systems." In the most recent draft of the ordinance, which will receive its first public hearing Feb.
COVENTRY, UK--IIPSEC 2007, a showcase for IP-based security technology applications, kicked off this year's show circuit here on January 23 with a series of well attended technical seminars aimed at installers, facilities managers, distributors and others, examining hardware and software used in IP-based security systems and issues related to the design and integration of such systems.
Brian Tilson, business development director for the security division of the Canada-based Lumenera corporation, touted the variety of ways video analytics can be deployed and accompanying advantages such technology can bring to security systems.
NBFAA goal: four new bills before ISC West
John Chwat, legislative advocate for the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association said the NBFAA is pursuing sponsors for "at least four major legislative initiatives in both houses of Congress and I anticipate that these four bills will be introduced before ISC West." The bills have to do with life safety, fire alarms, security systems taxes and background checks.
The Austin City Council voted in January to change the city's ordinance governing false alarms, according to the American Statesman. The fine structure has ratcheted up from a $50 fine starting with the sixth false alarm to a $50 fine for the fourth false alarm, $75 for six and seven, $100 for eight or more.
WASHINGTON--State and local governments may now purchase security products, before events occur, "to support recovery from major disasters and acts of terrorism" from the Federal Supply Schedules of the General Services Administration, the GSA announced Feb. 1.
Housekeeping was the major occupation for the 110th Congress on Capitol Hill mid-January as committee and subcommittee chairs were chosen. "The membership still won't be finalized until next week," said John Chwat, legislative director of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association.