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Contract language, font size gets alarm company in trouble

Settlement with the AG's office could have effects for all Penn. dealers
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07/01/2006

HARRISBURG, Penn.--A York County alarm company was recently hit with $13,000 in fines after it reached a settlement with Pennsylvania's Attorney General following complaints against the language and type size used in its contracts with customers.

Morrison, First Alarm manager, runs in Calif.

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07/01/2006

MONTEREY, Calif.--Michael Morrison, manager of the guard and patrol division for First Alarm Security & Patrol's Monterey branch, is running for a seat in California's General Assembly, one half of California's legislative branch, having won the Republican Party District 27 primary, unopposed.

Government Watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2006

VOIP BILL APPROVED IN HOUSE WITH NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Because it says that VoIP providers must tell customers to notify their alarm companies and recommends a battery back-up for their alarm systems, the recently passed House telecommunications bill is music to the ears of the security industry. And industry advocates on the Hill are working hard to ensure the Senate version is melodic as well.

Alarm owners raise eyebrows over tax renewal, ordinance

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06/01/2006

SHREVEPORT, La.--Voters overwhelmingly passed a sales tax increase here in early April despite complaints from a local alarm company and its customers about an increase in the city's alarm ordinance fines that took place late last year.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

ANTIOCH, CALIF.
City officials are thinking about raising false alarm fees for repeat false alarm offenders in light of more than 5,000 alarm calls responded to by police in 2005.

TechSec picks Dallas for 2007

Call for presentations went out May 1
SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--TechSec Solutions, the premier conference focused on IP security technology and the convergence of physical and IT security, has announced Dallas, as its location for 2007. The conference will be held February 26 through 28, at The Fairmont Dallas.

Security Network looks at critical infrastructure protection

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06/01/2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif.--The Security Network, a 501c3 non-profit organization looking to foster collaboration throughout the United States security marketplace and introduce San Diego as a national security testing ground, hosted its first Critical Infrastructure Seminar here, April 28, at the Spectrum Center at National University.

NBFAA presents two leaders with Weinstock, Jackson Awards

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association presented the Morris F. Weinstock and Sara E.

Saflink, Johnson go with FLO

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

BELLEVUE, Wash.--The previously announced partnership led by biometric access company Saflink, integrator Johnson Controls, Microsoft, credit-supplier JPMorgan Chase, Expedia and ID Technology Partners (see the March issue of Security Systems News) in late April announced their intention to deliver and market FLO (Fast Lane Option), to take advantage of the Transportation Security Administration's Registered Traveler program.

Government watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

VOIP EFFORTS SUCCESSFUL IN HOUSE; INDUSTRY LOOKS TO SENATE
WASHINGTON--The Alarm Industry Communications Committee--a joint lobbying group that includes the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, the Central Station Alarm Association, Security Industry Association and some manufacturers--have been hot on the trail of House members charged with rewriting the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The AICC's goal was to ensure that the bill requires VoIP providers to notify customers before the installation and activation of VoIP phone service of the following, to contact their alarm company to test the system, notify their emergency response provider after VoIP service is installed, and to have a battery backup for the alarm system.

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SSN News Poll November 2016

ASIS International's 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits sparked a lot of conversations about the technologies and issues within the industry today. Which technologies were most talked about, and what are the industry's biggest challenges?