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DOD biometrics plan to be in place by 2010

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

WASHINGTON - According to a release from the United States Department of Defense’s Biometrics Management Office, the department will use biometrics in its classified and unclassified systems to improve both physical and cyber security.

By 2010, the DOD said it might require that all military, civilian and contractor personnel provide such biometric identifiers as fingerprints or iris scans to enter buildings or access data.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

GREAT FALLS, Mont.

Police here have asked city commissioners to raise the fines for false alarms in an effort to reduce the number of false alarms officers respond to each year.

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.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

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