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Transportation authority employee causes stir

Part-time security worker installed motion detector to alert of supervisor’s approach
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07/01/2004

PHILADELPHIA - A commercial motion detector found in a train car storage yard in Philadelphia was not the making of a terrorist plot, according to the FBI and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Rather, a full-time SEPTA employee, who also works part-time for an unnamed security alarm company, placed the device in order to be alerted when his supervisors approached.

Tournament raises money for research

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

LAS VEGAS - More than 100 participants turned out for the 2004 Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation/National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association golf tournament to benefit future AIREF industry research projects.

The event was held at Revere Golf Club just outside of Las Vegas, prior to the start of ISC West.

NBFAA officers win uncontested election

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The ballots have been counted for the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association’s annual officer election and all four candidates running uncontested for separate positions can now be called NBFAA officers.

Smarter systems offer better solutions in video arena

Bandwidth and compression technology are at the forefront as the industry looks to improve the quality of video
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06/01/2004

With network-based digital video surveillance at the heart of many security systems these days, issues related to bandwidth and compression are taking center stage.

Even though networks are becoming faster and growing quicker than before, “bandwidth and network capacity will always be your choke point,” said William L.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

St. Louis

A plan to reduce the frequency of false alarms here by bolstering fines as well as increasing operating standards for alarm companies is close to passage.

The Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

Neighbor’s system stops fatal disaster
BROOKLINE, Mass. - When a fire broke out in a Victorian townhouse here, it was not that home’s newly installed security and fire alarm system that alerted homeowners a fire was in progress in the attic, but a neighbor’s security system that told authorities about the blaze.

LESA calls it quits, SIAC to pick up the pieces

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06/01/2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Law Enforcement and Security Alliance, an association formed to promote dialogue about alarm-related issues between public and private organizations, folded last month after four years of operations.

Which is best: Shared or a separate network?

These days it’s more than a bandwidth issue when deciding which approach to take
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06/01/2004

Another way to address the issues related to bandwidth is to put security on its own network, rather than sharing the existing IT infrastructure. This addresses not only capacity problems, but also the increasingly difficult issue of who manages the network.

SIA prepares for cross-country tour

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Security Industry Association will hold its first Certified Security Project Manager program this month in Chicago.

Manitoba adds tax to monitoring services

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06/01/2004

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Once July 1 rolls around, monitoring stations in Manitoba will no longer be exempt from provincial taxes.

In a move that aligns this western Canada province with other provinces in the country, Manitoba is instituting a 7 percent tax on security investigation services.

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