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STANDARDS

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

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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.

STANDARDS

Who should set security standards?
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10/01/2003

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.

Guard response services available as another approach to verification

Industry sees a renewed interest in guard service
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10/01/2003

Technology may be paving the way for new methods of alarm verification, but Jim Osborne, president of American Response Center, Euclid, Ohio, said some customers are choosing to use initial alarm response companies as the means for reducing false alarms.

Although response companies, which respond to an alarm in person before seeking aid from police, have been around for a long time, Osborne said there is renewed interest in their use.

Colo. chiefs team to fight false alarms

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10/01/2003

DENVER - Police chiefs and sheriffs in this area have formed a task force to investigate ways of reducing false alarms, which Denver police estimate cost the city nearly $1 million and more than 23,000 hours of lost time last year.

In late August, that task force presented its findings to members of the Denver Metropolitan Chiefs Association, which will make a decision on how to address this growing issue in the coming months.

GSA deploys Verint solution

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The United States General Services Administration has deployed Verint Systems Inc.’s Loronix Digital Solutions to enhance security at its facilities across the country.

Editors’ picks for National Summit on Security conference program

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

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.

FCC cracks down on delinquent antenna owners

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Companies using antenna structures have until the end of September to get them registered with the Federal Communications Commission or face fines or other sanctions, the FCC announced.

In the process of auditing its database of antenna structures, the FCC discovered hundreds that have not been registered as required by the FCC’s rules.

A range of uses crop up for biometrics

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09/01/2003

While biometric access control may be more commonly implemented in government facilities and high-end applications, the reality is that in addition to these traditional users, many more adopters are finding a place for biometrics.

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The Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Radio back-up helps police foil break-in

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A monitored alarm system from Custom Alarm equipped with radio backup foiled a burglary attempt at a building belonging to a golf course here in June.

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