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Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2007

Vallejo, Calif.
On July 17, the Vallejo City Council adopted a resolution to enact an ordinance written by Vallejo police chief Robert Nichelini to tighten the penalties for responding to false alarms as well as requiring alarm companies to seek verification that there is a problem before officers are dispatched, according to council minutes.

Pelco employee translates for President Bush

Rushan Abbas' knowledge of the Uyghur language has taken her from Guantanamo Bay to Prague and back again
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09/01/2007

CLOVIS, Calif.--As Pelco's international marketing liaison, Rushan Abbas stays pretty close to home, traveling only once a year or so to attend a show.

Triple team

NBFAA, Tri-Ed, The Summit Group offer business training this fall
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09/01/2007

IRVING, Texas--Distributor Tri-Ed has teamed with the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and The Summit Group to offer comprehensive business training seminars in four markets this fall: Boston; Milford, Conn.; Garden Grove, Calif.

Saflink sells Registered Traveler assets to FLO

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09/01/2007

KIRKLAND, Wash.--Saflink, a manufacturer of biometric security technologies, announced last week the sale of its Registered Traveler assets to its subsidiary, FLO Corporation, for $6.

DHS launches council

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2007

WASHINGTON--The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Infrastructure Protection recently chartered the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council (or SLTTGCC, which is certainly a catchy acronym). The body is being billed as a key component of DHS's unified approach to protecting the nation's critical infrastructure and key resources outlined in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, according to Robert Stephan, DHS assistant secretary for infrastructure protection.

New SIA group emerges

HID's Carroll to head expansion of RFID Working Group
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09/01/2007

WASHINGTON--Kathleen Carroll, director of government relations for HID Global, who helped quash a California bill that sought to limit the use of RFID technology, will head up a new group called the Emerging Technologies Advocacy Group, under the auspices of the Security Industry Association.
ETAG will work with policy makers and other industry groups to look at technologies such as biometrics and digital video and "promote the use of technology in a way that recognizes emerging concerns with privacy issues and identity management," Carroll said.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2007

Vallejo, Calif.
Vallejo police chief Robert Nichelini is crafting an ordinance to tighten the penalties for responding to false alarms as well as requiring alarm companies to seek verification that there is a problem before officers are dispatched, the Vallejo Times-Herald reported.

GE Security channel partners' new capital

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2007

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.--GE Security channel partners have new capital available to them under a new financing program called Working Capital Solutions, introduced by GE's Commercial Distribution Finance unit on June 20.

Rainbow over Dover

Security upgrade comes for one of Europe's busiest ports
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08/01/2007

DOVER, UK--Ports have always been notoriously difficult to police and Dover is no exception. Besides inspiring musical tribute, the white cliffs have long served as landmarks for smugglers making the return trip from the European mainland - a mere 22 miles away.

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