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When it comes to guard services, employers need not be on guard

Under the new private security officer employment act , companies have indirect access to criminal background info
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02/01/2005

WASHINGTON–Many states already mandate security license requirements for guard applicants by conducting criminal background checks locally, but there is no way to tell if the applicant has a checkered past in a different state. Under the new Private Security Officer Employment Authorization Act, part of the National Intelligence Reform Act, the industry will have indirect access to criminal history information of contract and proprietary security personnel applicants.

NBFAA taps Chwat for gov't affairs post

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association contracted veteran lobbyist John Chwat as head of government affairs to review, report, monitor and counsel state and federal legislation.

Crowell to keynote at TechSec Solutions on the technology wave

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02/01/2005

SARASOTA, Fla. - The former deputy director of the National Security Agency will keynote the opening session of TechSec Solutions, a conference dedicated to the convergence of IT and security and the information systems needed by integrators to be part of this change.

WISE choice - women form leadership org.

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

DULUTH,Ga. - Women In Security Electronics, a non-profit professional networking organization has formed to provide professional development, mentoring and networking for women of the security market.

TRANSMISSION

Are you wired? You may not need to be anymore
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02/01/2005

The security industry's options continue to improve when it comes to reliable and quick video and data transmission

Homeland security-based concerns, especially regarding the addition of cameras for surveillance, has stepped up efforts to improve and enhance video transmission, both from a wired and wireless standpoint.

As more cameras are added to the security equation, the means to get clear images and accurate data from multiple points has intensified.

The finance market finally begins to heat up

It still may be a challenge to find the right financing partner, but the money and interest in security is there
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02/01/2005

The financial side of the security industry has gone through its ups and downs in recent years.

A shrinking pool of specialty lenders, more stringent financing guidelines and for those looking to sell accounts, lower multiples, are just some of the challenges faced by installers and systems integrators seeking financing for capital improvements or to grow their business.

State group moves to the front of the security learning curve

Continuing education units gain approval from state committee for electrical license holders
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02/01/2005

WILTON, Conn. - Connecticut’s regulations review committee approved continuing education regulations for electrical license holders.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2005

Moorestown, Pa.

The Moorestown Township Council revealed an ordinance that would revise the existing fire code to include the growing concern of false alarms that tax the resources of its two volunteer fire districts, reported the Burlington County Times.

Ad Hoc Committee could shape NBFAA’s Future

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01/01/2005

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Findings from the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association ad hoc committee examining membership polices were set to come out in December at an executive board meeting and could shape the future of the national association.

CAA presents Weinstock award

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2005

SAN FRANCISCO - Lessing Gold of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knup received the California Alarm Association’s George A. Weinstock award at the 2004 CAA Winter Convention and Western Security Conference in early December.

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