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STANDARDS

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

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Security Systems News surveyed NewsWire subscribers to gauge industry opinion on the importance of standards and how those rules will impact the industry. Here’s what we found.

Editors’ picks for National Summit on Security conference program

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

The editorial team at Security Systems News has scoured the seminar and workshop schedule for the National Summit on Security, and the seminars listed below are our picks from the list.

In addition to the sessions highlighted below,which by no means comprise an exhaustive list, there ar e a number of opportunities for NSS attendees to learn about government-related work, including homeland security initiatives.

DNA Sciences takes top award at NSS

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Applied DNA Sciences Inc. took home best in show, called the Innovation Award, for the 2003 National Summit on Security New Product Showcase at the National Summit on Security, held here from Oct.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas

In late August, the city council here adopted changes to its alarm ordinance that require property owners to renew their alarm permits annually. Alarm permit holders and monitoring companies were notified by mail of the changes, which took effect immediately.

Fort Worth City Council bows to pressure

Councilors rethink verified response after residents protest proposal
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11/01/2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - After a week that featured resident protests and an anti-ordinance ad placed in the local paper, the Fort Worth City Council sent a proposed verified response policy back to committee for further review last month.

The proposal would have eliminated alarm permits that are now required in the city and allowed police to respond to alarms only if there were proof of a problem, provided by a monitoring company, guard service, resident or eyewitness.

STANDARDS

Who should set security standards?
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11/01/2003

A maturing security industry, impacted by factors ranging from the false alarm issue to emerging technologies to mandates related to government contracts, is increasingly turning its attention to the creation and adoption of standards to keep it competitive and viable.

Most observers seem in agreement that standards administered and coordinated by the American National Standards Institute, which helps develop voluntary standards in the United States, will improve the industry and its standing within the global business community, as well as that industry-specific organizations should address issues related to their members.

Cameras at NSS catch laptop thief

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11/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Thanks to video cameras left recording at two exhibitor booths at the National Summit on Security, a Freeman Decorating employee was caught on tape stealing a pair of laptops from two exhibitor booths and the stolen items were recovered.

Video transmission company NVT caught one of the incidents on video the night prior to the show opening.

DOT investigating surveillance technologies for bridges, tunnels

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10/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The United States Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Fulcrum Corp., Fairfax, Va.

NTP names award winners at GOVSEC

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

VIENNA, Va. - In late July, National Trade Producttions announced the winners of its first annual Profiles in Innovation Awards, which were presented at GOVSEC, a security conference geared toward the government sector.

Onus on alarm cos. to mend fences

L.A. situation highlights rift between industry, public safety officials
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10/01/2003

The contentiousness displayed in the fight over verified response in Los Angeles is indicative of the relationship between police and alarm companies across the country, according to several in the industry.

One of the first steps in preventing false alarms, according to John Yusza, president of Monitor Controls Inc.

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