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Georgia association breaks with NBFAA, renames

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02/01/2006

SAVANNAH, Ga.--The state's alarm association took on more than just a new name in late December--it also decided to operate independent of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

BELOIT, WIS.
At the start of the New Year, Beloit changed its false alarm ordinance from allowing three free false alarms in a calendar year to only three false alarms per security system, meaning that all false alarms stay on the books.

Alarm co. bookkeeper charged with embezzlement

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02/01/2006

NEW CANAAN, Conn.--The former bookkeeper for New Canaan Alarm Company, a family-run security company well known in the area, was arrested in January and charged with embezzling $676,172 over a three-year period.

Hear the latest on IP at TechSec Solutions

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--The upcoming TechSec Solutions Conference that will take place Feb. 26 through 28 in Savannah, Ga.

Calif. law makes fine print easier to read

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01/01/2006

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--Beginning this month, security installers throughout the state should be throwing out their old contracts and replacing them with new ones to comply with a change in The California Home Improvement Act, which requires larger type size for the wording in home improvement contracts.

VoIP now must support 911 capabilities

FCC/NARUC task force established for enforcement purposes
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01/01/2006

WASHINGTON--As of Nov. 28, interconnected VoIP providers must deliver all 911 calls to the customer's local emergency operator.

Olympic, counterterrorism expert Tubbs to keynote TechSec

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

SAVANNAH, Ga.--As chief architect of SAIC's security infrastructure for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, David Tubbs led an international team tasked with protecting more than 11,000 athletes and millions of fans through a massive IT implementation, comprising 29 different subsystems, 130 fixed and five mobile command centers, to safeguard the games.

RFID testing goes outside U.S. MHz range

Odin gets two-year experimental FCC license affecting RFID's security applications
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01/01/2006

DULLES, Va.--Odin Technologies, a forerunner in RFID technology consulting and testing, announced a new ability to test RFID equipment in late November that will allow U.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

CAPE CORAL, Fla.
The city's new alarm ordinance raised $191,756 in its first six months, after expenses, but residents feel the program should not make money.

NBFAA supports security tax credit

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

IRVING, Texas--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association recently endorsed federal legislation to provide a tax credit to agricultural facilities that store and manufacture pesticide for implementing security measures.
Under the proposal, eligible agricultural businesses would receive a tax credit that equals 30 percent of the cost to implement security measures, up to $100,000 per facility.

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