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NBFFA brings NTS online, but not abandoning classroom options

The new offering opens up Level 1 training and certification opportunties to a larger geographic audience
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12/01/2004

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Recognizing that there is a need for Internet-based education and certifications options, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has rolled out an online version of its National Training School, Alarm Technician Level 1 Course.

L.A. flips the switch on new alarm ordinance despite industry reservations

New law adds higher false alarm fines and requires police verify calls after two false dispatches are recorded
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12/01/2004

LOS ANGELES - A several year process to come up with a new alarm ordinance for the city of Los Angeles finally came to a close in early November, when the city began enforcing higher false alarm fines.
The city began enforcing the ordinance on Nov.

Security moves to the head of the class with educational offerings

But despite the growing selection, some are slow to jump on the learning bandwagon
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12/01/2004

Every industry struggles with employment and, specifically, finding qualified and reliable people to fill open slots. The security industry seems to especially suffer from this - mostly because it is not a career path many follow from an education perspective.

CANASA honors pair for industry involvement

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2004

TORONTO - The Canadian Security Association honored two members of the security industry for their achievements at the Security Canada International Security Conference and Exposition held here Oct. 20 and 21.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2004

Bexar County, Texas
Facing the rising cost of false alarms as well as wasted manpower and resources, Bexar County is launching a program to target false alarms.

In mid-October, the sheriff’s department created a unit to oversee alarm permits and assess fines at locations where deputies are summoned to the same location more than five times.

ISC East draws steady traffic and hits its target attendance number

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12/01/2004

NEW YORK - The ISC East Show, which returned to New York for the first time in three years, faired better than expected in terms of attendee traffic.

The two-day trade show and conference, held Nov.

Airports select ObjectVideo for surveillance

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2004

MIAMI- ObjectVideo has been selected by Miami International Airport and Key West International Airport to provide both locations with the company’s intelligent video surveillance technology.

The Florida airports were recently awarded grants from the Transportation Security Administration to purchase, deploy and test ObjectVideo VEW product as part of a program to enhance airport terminal security.

Back to New York: ISC East returns with regional focus

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2004

Leaving New York’s never easy. But that is why ISC East has returned to the city that never sleeps.

Billing and registration service for false alarms to be online by end of this year

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11/01/2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- A service that streamlines registration and billing for false alarms started by a county sheriff’s alarm administrator a year ago will be available as a web-based solution by the end of the year.

Network cameras make inroads for home surveillance

Cameras can provide another set of eyes and are being used beyond traditional commercial applications
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11/01/2004

The desire for remote monitoring, whether it’s for a second home, a vacation residence, a boat or even a home viewed from an office, has given rise to sales of network-based cameras in the home surveillance market, according to participants in that market.

This trend has taken shape as technology advancements enable people to remotely view video from any location and the cost for cameras with this capability has come down.

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