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Alarm ordinance watch: New fines in Texas

High School top generator of alarms in Belmont, N.C., Police to make follow-up visits
SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2006

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS
A new ordinance in Corpus Christi that went into effect August 1 institutes fines for false alarms and mandates a permit for all residential and commercial security systems, reported KRIS 6. Police, finding 98 percent of the 15,000 annual alarms they respond to are false, recommended the change.

Security companies hit Fortune 100

Napco, Optelecom-NKF, Universal Security Instruments listed on the Fortune Small Business 100
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10/01/2006

NEW YORK--Hey Napco, you're #72. Optelecom-NKF, you're #76.

Web-based businesses? Not yet.

Internet study shows the industry still clings to human contact
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09/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--Fire and security systems professionals who responded to a Security Systems NewsPoll prefer human interaction over keyboard contact and predict that Internet-based buying and selling in the industry has a long way to go before it will ever replace brick-and-mortar distributors and retailers.
"If I have questions, I don't want to have to email someone and wait for an answer, and I also don't want to be told to go to www.

NYBFAA hires lobbyist

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09/01/2006

ALBANY, N.Y.

George Gunning to lead NBFAA into 2008

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09/01/2006

MONROVIA, Calif.--Unveiling a national apprenticeship program for security systems installers at this October's ISC East show is among the many items on newly installed National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association president George Gunning's to-do list.

Government watch

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2006

LA. SPRINKLER DEADLINE: JAN.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2006

HERCULES, CALIF.
CBS 5 reported that an Aug.

ASIS earns another SAFETY Act designation

Certifications now protect from liability in anti-terrorist applications
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09/01/2006

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--ASIS International, a worldwide organization of security professionals, announced in late July the designation of its certification program, by the Department of Homeland Security, as covered by the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act).

Sonitrol's Youngblood runs for Sheriff of Kern County

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08/01/2006

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.--Donny Youngblood is a 30-year veteran of the Kern County Sheriff's Department and currently the vice president of public affairs for Kimberlite, the largest Sonitrol franchise with 13 offices reaching from San Francisco to Bakersfield.

U.S. border fails GAO tests in June

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08/01/2006

WASHINGTON--In testimony before the House Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation, in San Diego, July 5, the U.S.

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