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False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Marysville, Wash.

Under an ordinance passed by the City Council earlier this year, police here will start fining people for false alarms, which the council defined as any alarm not triggered by an intruder.

Electronic locking systems offer high tech, but on a small scale

Software-driven intelligence provides users with options that were unavailable with previous standalone products
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08/01/2003

Standalone locking products, powered by electronic components and made more adaptable with built-in software, are bridging the gap between basic lock and key offerings and more sophisticated networked access control systems.

Electronics is at the heart of this trend combining smart systems with standalone locks, said Tom Harris, vice president-product management for YSG Door Security Consultants, Charlotte, N.

Tim Russert to keynote at National Summit on Security

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The National Summit on Security announces that Tim Russert has accepted its invitation to keynote at the upcoming National Summit on Security on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Washington Convention Center.

There’s still room for sophisticated hardware in a software-savvy world

Despite technology, demand for ‘strong locks’ high
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08/01/2003

High-security locking systems, made up of the toughest bolts and impossible to pick or drill mechanisms, are still garnering a lot of attention among those seeking security solutions.

But even with the advances and options offered by electronics-based systems and access control, sometimes a strong lock is just what people are looking for, said Mike Groves, vice president at Federal Lock & Safe, Arlington, Va.

Jim Spencer, industry veteran, passes away at 61

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Security industry veteran Jim Spencer, known as a mentor and coach to many, passed away July 11 at the age of 61.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

Grand Prairie, Texas

To combat false alarms and the drain on police, police officials here have proposed that they no longer respond to alarms unless a valid permit is on file with the city.

Under the proposal, alarm owners would pay a $25 annual permit fee, which is anticipated to generate $405,000 a year.

U.K. site expected to add to Southwest Microwave’s European growth

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07/01/2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - With the opening of an office in the United Kingdom, Southwest Microwave, a company that specializes in microwave sensors used in military and industrial applications, expects the European market to account for 30 percent of its business within the next 18 months.

Focus on functionality clears way for fire system integration

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07/01/2003

With the focus increasingly turning to maximum system functionality, the integration of fire control and detection with other building activities such as access control and HVAC operations is taking center stage.

The movement over the past two decades has been toward integrating multiple systems from myriad suppliers rather than following the old model of one-system-fits-all.

Senstar-Stellar opens demo area

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

OTTAWA - Outdoor perimeter detection company Senstar-Stellar Corp. opened a demonstration and training facility here.

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