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Jones & Co. adds services

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11/01/2008

CHARDON, Ohio--Sandra Jones & Company, a long-time provider of M&A and marketing services for integrators and manufacturers, has teamed with Ray Lynn, former manager of ADT’s and HSM’s acquisition teams, to begin offering valuation and financial services to dealers and integrators.

“This is what the company has done since we founded it in 1990,” said Jones.

Gov. Watch: Bailout edition

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11/01/2008

In early October, as Security Systems News went to press, folks on Capital Hill were preoccupied, understandably, with the Wall Street bailout, which it was struggling to structure and pass before its scheduled October adjournment.

How does the bailout affect efforts by industry groups, such as SIA? Legislative director Don Erickson said the chances for full funding of many programs is “really diminished,” particularly for programs over $100 million, such as the “Securing America’s Hospitals Act,” which called for the authorization of $500 million.

Urgency around standards increases at ASIS, Essen

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11/01/2008

ATLANTA--At least two separate organizations working toward more robust standards in the IP video space used the ASIS International show here as an opportunity to meet and raise discussion. The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance met on the last day of the show to discuss the impact of the release here of its specification on network device discovery and to elect officers, while the Sony-Axis-Bosch standards alliance held a meet and greet on Sept.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2008

Beavercreek, Ohio--According to the Xenia Gazette, the City Council in Beavercreek recently approved a false alarm ordinance in an effort to reduce the number of false burglar and fire alarms and conserve resources. The ordinance, which went into effect Oct.

ISC East lands Giuliani as keynote speaker

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2008

NORWALK, Conn.--Reed Exhibitions, based here and organizers of ISC East, announced this week that Rudy Giuliani, recent presidential candidate and former mayor of New York City, will offer the ISC East keynote address at 11 a.

SIA releases foundational OSIPS standard

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10/01/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--The Security Industry Association on Aug.

Peter Michel to advise Seguin Partners

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10/01/2008

WOBURN, Mass.--Seguin Partners, a private equity firm based here, announced Aug.

Weiss opens Directive-7

Infrastruct founder branches out into consulting biz
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10/01/2008

HOUSTON--Dan Weiss, founder and former chief executive officer at integrator Infrastruct, has long been beating the drum for the regulated security market, noting that the critical infrastructure market is a huge opportunity getting increasingly larger thanks to government mandates regarding base-line security measures. Now, he’ll try his hand at consulting with manufacturers looking to bring products to market to address regulations like CFATS.

The vote is in

National elections electrify security industry
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10/01/2008

YARMOUTH, Maine--As election season hits a fevered pitch throughout the country, we here at Security Systems News wondered how this presidential election would impact our readership and the security industry as a whole. In an unofficial news poll conducted by SSN in late August, we asked readers to vote for their candidate and tell us some of the issues most important to them.

Gov. Watch

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10/01/2008

NBFAA on the road

To keep National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association members up to date on what’s going on in their state legislatures-what bills have or may be introduced that may affect their businesses-the NBFAA is launching a series of legislative breakfasts in targeted states around the country.

The first meetings will be held this month in Georgia (Oct.

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Poll

SSN News Poll June 2019

ISC West 2019 wrapped up in Las Vegas April 12 after another highly successful event with packed aisles on the trade show floor and in the educational sessions. This month’s News Poll looks to gauge your experience at this year’s ISC West.