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Les Gold speaks to limited liability

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04/01/2007

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--As the sun shined brightly outside the Loews Santa Monica hotel, site of the fifth annual Security Growth Conference, conference organizer Les Gold, of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, addressed a potentially dark cloud hanging over the traditional alarm industry.

Pixim nabs $15M in new funding

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04/01/2007

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Digital imaging provider Pixim announced March 7 a $15 million round of funding that will be used for new product development and working capital.

CoVi takes Certified program global

Selectron among first 30 trained partners
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04/01/2007

AUSTIN, Texas--Selectron, a regional commercial integrator based in Portland, Ore, since 1960, was among an early few to take advantage of CoVi Technologies' Certified Solution Provider Program for its Crystal HD system. That program is now being offered to global integration partners with Cisco CCNA and/or Microsoft MCSE or A+ certifications.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2007

Minneapolis, Minn.
The Downtown Journal reported that the City Council debated a new burglar alarm ordinance in early March that would start charging residents and businesses a fee for every false alarm, eventually sending the measure back to committee for further review.

Attacking the floor at ISC West in Las Vegas

Some dos and don'ts from those who've been there and done it
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04/01/2007

It's the first day of ISC West, and you are pumped full of excitement. Your arms are not yet tired from carrying literature and tchotchkes from booth to booth, and your new shoes haven't started to pinch even a little bit.

TechSec crowd gets revved by Dave Tyson

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04/01/2007

DALLAS--Here at the Fairmont Hotel, the third annual TechSec Solutions' educational program kicked off Feb. 27 at 8 a.

BACnet standards: Access control

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04/01/2007

DALLAS--The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers in February released for public review a set of proposals that add physical access control to the existing standards for building automation and control. Upon approval, the new access control standards will be integrated into BACnet (also known as ANSI/ASHRAE 135-2004), a data communication protocol for building automation and control networks.

The way forward

At TechSec, open standards--and systems--touted
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04/01/2007

DALLAS--How open is open? Paul Smith, chief operating officer of DVTel, got his panel of IT and physical security experts thinking by challenging both the panelists and the audience with that simple question here at TechSec Solutions on Feb. 28.

'We're at or near historic highs'

Security Growth organizers positive, guarded, about industry direction
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04/01/2007

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--With Santa Monica Pier a stone's throw away, the organizers of this year's Security Growth Conference kicked things off by painting a rosy picture of the physical security industry--with some dark clouds creeping in at the edges.

Philly eyes installer licensing

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03/01/2007

PHILADELPHIA--The City Council here is considering an ordinance that requires licensing of "persons performing work on electrical and telecommunications systems." In the most recent draft of the ordinance, which will receive its first public hearing Feb.

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