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Service is the buzz of Securing New Ground

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01/01/2008

NEW YORK—Here at the Roosevelt Hotel on Madison Avenue, the 12th Annual Securing New Ground conference was dominated by speakers emphasizing the increasing importance of service revenue for security systems integrators. From featured speakers Julie Donohue (vice president of IBM Global Technology Services for Security and Privacy) and John Koch (president of ADT North America) to “Reinventing the Dealer” panelist Joe Nuccio (president and chief executive officer at ASG) to conference co-host Jeff Kessler (industry analyst at Lehman Brothers), the message was loud and clear that forward thinking integrators are looking to increase service revenue and financial players highly value those efforts.

Government watch

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01/01/2008

The Security Industry Association outlined its legislative agenda for 2008 and Don Erickson, legislative director for the group, noted that, of the dozen priorities listed, “We’ve got some new things, like the hospital grants, some recurring issues such as Port Security, as well as non-funding issues like the government end-user training idea and establishing a DHS federal physical security advisory committee.”
Following are excerpts from SIA’s top 12 legislative priorities for 2008:
Rail/Public Transit System Security Grants: Similar to the “Improving America’s Security Act of 2007,” which authorized $3.

Virginia association votes to realign with NBFAA

SSN Staff  - 
12/06/2007

ASHLAND, Va.--The Virginia Burglar & Fire Alarm Association announced yesterday that its members have voted to realign with the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association effective January 2008.

Sonitrol system catches thieves hiding in rafters

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12/01/2007

HOUSTON--A Sonitrol alarm system helped police locate two men, of five who had broken into a car stereo and electronics store here Oct. 12, hiding in the rafters of the store.

Can you believe it?

Axis-commissioned study finds IP video is price competitive--here's the man who conducted the study
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12/01/2007

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--A study commissioned by Axis Communications' North American offices here found that an IP-based system of 40 cameras offers a lower total cost of ownership than an analog-based surveillance system of the same size.

Diddell to head SIA

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12/01/2007

WASHINGTON--Six weeks after she was elected president of the Security Industry Association (SIA), Wendy Diddell landed at the Central Station Alarm Association's annual meeting in Kona, Hawaii. But this was no vacation; Diddell was hard at work meeting SIA members, putting a face to the association, and shaping relationships between the two, something she feels is a large part of her job now.

Axis hits a million

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12/01/2007

COPENHAGEN--Axis executive vice president Anders Laurin and U.S.

CSAA: the picture of health

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12/01/2007

KONA, Hawaii--Here at the first-class Fairmont Orchid resort, the Central Station Alarm Association declared in its annual business meeting it has hit a number of benchmarks set for itself as a first-class industry association. Treasurer Daniel Demers, head of Reliance Protectron in Montreal, announced a fifth straight year of surpluses and a bank account holding a full year of dues in reserve.

Pepper to receive Weinstock Award at CAA

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12/01/2007

SAN FRANCISCO--Well known in the security industry as a partner at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp and principal author of the California Alarm Company Act, Alan Pepper will receive the California Alarm Association's George A. Weinstock Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service to the Security Industry at the Dec.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2007

Isle of Wight, Va.
Isle of Wight county officials approved a false alarm ordinance on Oct.

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