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SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

Fog system foils thieves

WINNEPEG, Manitoba - On Dec. 3, 2003, burglars smashed through the cinder-block bathroom wall of a Microplay video games retailer here using power tools.

Software is key in the integration world of access control

As integrators look to link access control with various security systems, software is what makes it all possible
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03/01/2004

More sophisticated access control systems, along with the convergence of physical security with other corporate functions such as building controls and human resources data bases that use the corporate IT network, has sparked continued evolution in access control-related software.

In his view, said Rudy Prokupets, chief technology officer and vice president-research and development for Lenel Systems International, customers are looking for seamless integration, open architecture and integration between electronic, or physical, security and IT security.

Three years later, video certification debuts

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03/01/2004

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - There are certification programs for fire systems, low voltage electronics and audio systems.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

Chattanooga, Tenn.

Police here will issue citations to burglar alarm owners who are responsible for excessive false alarm calls.

CSAA, insurance industry to cooperate on standards

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03/01/2004

VIENNA, Va. - In an effort to educate the public and the insurance industry, the Central Station Alarm Association is planning to meet with some of the largest property and casualty insurance companies in New York this summer.

Security co. owner gets 3 1/2 years

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

MIAMI - A former Miami-Dade police officer and owner of a security company here has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison following his conviction on six counts of tax evasion.

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Former NYC police commissioner to deliver keynote at ISC West

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

LAS VEGAS - The former police commissioner of New York City who led the department in the days and months following the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks will be featured as the keynote speaker at 9 a.

SSN Editors’ ISC West seminar choices

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

Unique Solutions to Everyday Access Control Installation Challenges

Date: Tuesday, March 30

Time: 1 p.m.

Debt collection company notes surge in business

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03/01/2004

DALLAS - Alarm Debt Liquidation Group, a debt collection agency for the alarm industry, is set to relocate its headquarters to a new space three times larger than its current location.

A recent surge in business has been the catalyst for the relocation effort.

Authentication emerges as new layer of access security

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03/01/2004

While verification has been the mainstay of access control systems, many in the industry say that authentication and validation of documents - be it a card, passport, driver’s license or other form of identification - is the next frontier to be conquered.

Beyond determining whether a document is real comes the greater questions of is the person who is holding the document who they say they are and if so, what are they allowed to be doing?

Central databases are often used for this validation purpose, noted Phil Libin, president and co-founder of CoreStreet, a validation software provider based in Cambridge, Mass.

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