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.
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.
MIAMI--A multi-faceted security system, complete with video surveillance, two-way voice and perimeter security, proved worth the investment for a Lexus car dealership when two people entered the storage lot in mid-March and began damaging vehicles.
Two people tripped the perimeter security system at the Lexus Auto Storage Facility in Miami at 2:30 a.
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.
LAS VEGAS--Saying that biometrics would become the "most pervasive technology in the world" and that it would be used to fight terrorism, crime, illegal immigration, identity theft and identity fraud, Thomas Ridge fired up a crowd of 750 security professionals assembled to hear his April 5 ISC West keynote address during the Eighth Annual Industry Summit portion of the convention.
"You have a role to play" in the fight against terrorism, a battle that will be ongoing for "the next couple of generations," Ridge, a former governor, congressman and first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, told the audience.
LAS VEGAS--Merlin Guilbeau announced at an ISC West press conference that the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association will keep its name--for the time being.
To recap: The NBFAA Board of Directors in January voted to recommend changing the name of the organization to Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association.
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--In early March, more than 200 representatives of the security industry and investment community convened at the day-and-one-half Security Growth Conference to learn about and discuss the current climate and trends in the security industry.
ORLANDO, Fla.--Roy Bordes has been in physical security consulting for more than 25 years, but just in the past year has his Bordes Group started entering into strategic partnerships with other consulting groups.