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Government Watch

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07/01/2007

Support percolates for repeal of withholding mandate
Things heat up both inside and outside in June and July on Capitol Hill. "It's the most hectic six weeks in June and July before the Congress adjourns in August," said John Chwat, legislative director for the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2007

Starkville, Miss.
Just a few months after the Board of Aldermen here passed a new false-alarm ordinance, Clark Pittman, president of Southern Alarm and Communications, is petitioning the Board to have the ordinance discontinued, reported the Commercial Dispatch.

What will strengthen campus security?

Access control, mass notification, surveillance listed by poll participants
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06/01/2007

In the weeks following the Virginia Tech shooting, Security Systems News polled our readers about what might improve campus security going forward, and what hinders security, if any such obstacle exists, on U.S.

Gov Watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2007

Indiana passes sprinkler legislation

The Paper of Mongomery County reported that Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels in April signed Senate Enrolled Act 93, which requires nursing homes and other health facilities to install automatic fire sprinklers before July 1, 2012.

Alarm co embezzler pleads guilty

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2007

STAMFORD, Conn.--The New Canaan Advertiser reported May 5 that Lisa Odierno, a former employee of New Canaan Alarm, pleaded guilty April 30 to stealing $700,000 from the company while working there as a part-time bookkeeper (see "Suspected Embezzler in Court," in the May 2006 issue of Security Systems News).

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2007

Center Harbor, N.H.

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SSN News Poll June 2018

Each year security companies must look ahead at the schedule of industry shows. However, that landscape can change, leading a company to attend a brand new show or one they have attended previously. How does your company decide on travel to industry events?