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Lessons from London

British knight expounds on public city surveillance
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07/01/2008

BERKELEY, Calif.--Sir Chris Fox called video analytics “the key to the future” in public city surveillance during a presentation here at the ADT Media Event.

Gov.Watch

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07/01/2008

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Miller takes over as NBFAA prez

Cites ‘continuing legacy, strengthening infrastructure’ as goals for the next two years
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07/01/2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Mike Miller will be welcomed as the new president of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association during the ESX conference here, at an incoming ceremony on June 25.

D&Z buys Dallas office from Admiral

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07/01/2008

PHILADELPHIA--In an effort to bolster its presence in Texas and in the commercial real estate market, national guarding firm Day & Zimmerman has acquired the Dallas branch of Admiral Security Services. It will merge with D&Z’s current Dallas office, bringing 85 employees, including district manager Nancy Montgomery, who will continue to lead the office.

Chicago may mandate security in vacant buildings

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07/01/2008

CHICAGO--An ordinance due to hit the Chicago City Council as Security Systems News went to press on June 11 would require owners of buildings vacant for more than six months to install and “maintain a working burglar alarm system.” The ordinance was proposed by Mayor Richard Daley in an effort to clean up the city.

Catch the Z-Wave

Alliance demonstrates security solutions to major cable providers
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07/01/2008

NEW ORLEANS--Members of the Z-Wave Alliance, a consortium of 150 companies in the home technology space that implement Z-Wave technology, here at The Cable Show, May 18-20, demonstrated potential security solutions to Multi-System Operators (MSOs), or large cable providers, to add to their bundled service offerings.

“Cable companies have been looking for ways to increase the services offered to their customers,” said Jeff Crews, vice president of service provider rollouts for 4HomeMedia, a software development company and member of the alliance.

Is the U.S. economy finally affecting security?

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07/01/2008

WELLINGBOROUGH, UK--Though the talk at every trade show from ISC West to PSA-TEC has been about the security industry’s insulation from the downturn in the U.S.

Axis, Bosch, Sony team for standards

Result will ease interface of network video products, complements SIA
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06/01/2008

FAIRPORT, N.Y.

Nashville road trip has team appeal

Organizers say ESX promises education, inspiration, success
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06/01/2008

NASHVILLE--In what’s being billed as “the premier training event for security integration and monitoring companies,” ESX, the Electronic Security Expo, will take place here June 25 through 27.

That promotion “speaks to the idea of what we’re really focused on-training,” said John Galante, president of AE Ventures, a subsidiary of EH Events, which is producing the event for the CSAA and NBFAA, who own the event.

Diebold unveils preliminary revenue numbers

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06/01/2008

CANTON, Ohio--Diebold this week released preliminary revenue numbers that have been long-awaited by some industry watchers, the more so considering United Technology’s recent hostile bid to buy the company.

Diebold estimated it took in $700.

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