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06/01/2008

Withholding requirement protested

The “three percent withholding requirement,” does not spell “relief” for security companies, according to the Security Industry Association. The requirement, which is scheduled to take effect in January 2011, would force federal, local and state governments to withhold and remit to the Internal Revenue Service three percent of payment made to contractors--including security companies--for goods and services.

Court rules city must respond to alarms

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06/01/2008

FONTANA, Calif.--The San Bernardino Superior Court ruled May 8 that the City of Fontana Police Department must respond to alarm events, regardless of whether they are verified or not, the result of a suit filed by the Inland Empire Alarm Association (IEAA) against the City of Fontana Police Department on Sept.

DHS extends TWIC deadline

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05/15/2008

WASHINGTON--The U.S.

Here's the ISC West rundown

Partnerships outstrip products at annual industry gathering place
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05/01/2008

LAS VEGAS—The industry has gathered once again here in Sin City at ISC West, and the event continues to be a major landmark on the industry calendar. A slew of new products have seen the light of day here for the first time, and a number of companies have taken the opportunity to introduce themselves to the marketplace, but if there was a theme to the show, it was one of partnership.

Bob McVeigh to head CASIA

Priorities to be training, broadening membership, legislation
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05/01/2008

WILTON, Conn.-Taking over from Harvey Clark, Bob McVeigh, president of Security Solutions, is the new president of the Connecticut Alarm Systems Integrators Association, one of the oldest and most venerable chapters of the NBFAA and a member of the NFPA.

The Forum: Get your learning on

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05/01/2008

YARMOUTH, Maine—The show floor at ISC West can be an intimidating place, with aisle after aisle of new technology offerings, new market segments and promises of compatibility and ease of installation. How does the average integrator, who has built his or her business around a key skill-set, manage all the advancements in technology while at the same time creating additional revenue streams by entering new market segments
Evan Tree, chief products officer of WiLife business, a Logitech company, produces PC-based digital video surveillance systems for residential applications, cofounded WiLife in 2002 after recognizing a gap in video solutions for the residential market during his nearly 20 years as an integrator.

TSS adds software to the menu

Recruiting and consulting firm wants to help integrators manage jobs better
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05/01/2008

TREVOSE, Pa.-As a veteran of global integrator SST, John Nemerofsky, president of TSS International, feels integrators' pain.

SIA's first OSIPS standard

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05/01/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Security Industry Association announced on March 21 the release of the first deliverable standard from its Open Systems Integration and Performance Standards (OSIPS) body of standards.

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