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Alarm co embezzler pleads guilty

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2007

STAMFORD, Conn.--The New Canaan Advertiser reported May 5 that Lisa Odierno, a former employee of New Canaan Alarm, pleaded guilty April 30 to stealing $700,000 from the company while working there as a part-time bookkeeper (see "Suspected Embezzler in Court," in the May 2006 issue of Security Systems News).

CSAA prepares for mid-year meeting

Expects more than 300 to converge in Orlando for expanded educational offerings
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05/01/2007

VIENNA, Va.--This year's Central Station Alarm Association Electronic Security Forum, to be held May 16 through 20 in Orlando, Fla.

Dallas remains hub of verified debate

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05/01/2007

DALLAS--On the first anniversary of Dallas' adoption of a qualified video response policy for commercial security alarms, the topic remains a hot-button issue. In a mayoral candidates' debate held March 29, the Dallas Morning News reports that only one candidate believed a substantial benefit had been accrued from the policy, while in a separate article the police department heartily praised the initiative.

Government Watch

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05/01/2007

NBFAA readies for Capitol Hill Day
The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association "Capitol Hill Day," May 1 and 2, will bring NBFAA members from across the country to the nation's capital to meet with government officials and discuss the interests of the alarm industry.
The event will kick off May 1 with a dinner at the U.

Alarm Ordinance Watch

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2007

Highland Park, Texas
In a letter to alarm installers working in the town, Highland Park announced a new alarm ordinance. Effective immediately, all alarm systems installed in Highland Park must include a fire alarm system that complies with NFPA standards.

Jouret kicks off ISC West

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05/01/2007

LAS VEGAS--Cisco's Guido Jouret issued a "call to action'' during his March 28 ISC West keynote address here, urging physical security professionals to "think about a convergence-ready business strategy."
Close to 700 people crowded into a room at the Sands Convention Center on a Wednesday morning to listen to and pose questions to Jouret, who is chief technology officer of Cisco's Emerging Markets Technology group.

NBFAA fights "withholding tax"

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05/01/2007

IRVING, Texas--Security businesses stand to lose money or may have to charge more for their services if a federal "withholding tax mandate" is allowed to go into effect. Consequently, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association is working to repeal the mandate--scheduled to go into effect in 2011--that would allow the federal government to skim three percent off the top of security integrators' bills when integrators do business with federal and state governments and some local governments.

Insurance money pays for surveillance

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05/01/2007

UPPER MORELAND TOWNSHIP, Pa.--Town officials here have used grant money from the Delaware Valley Insurance Trust to install a $7,600 surveillance system at a public park with an in-line skating rink.

ISC taps IT sector for keynote

Cisco's Emerging Markets CTO Jouret to kick-off conference
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04/01/2007

NORWALK, Conn.--Guido Jouret, chief technology officer of Cisco's Emerging Markets Technology Group, will deliver the keynote address on March 28 at 8:30 a.

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