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Commercial fire systems travel cautious road to integration

Within the next few years, some predict commercial fire will integrate with security and building controls
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04/01/2004

While few in the industry will argue that security and IT systems are integrating, the debate continues on whether or how quickly commercial fire systems will become integrated with security, access control and building systems.

The code-driven nature of fire alarm and detection systems, along with the historical separation of fire from other applications, has made integration occur more slowly and cautiously.

Bollards protect historic docs

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2004

WASHINGTON - The National Archives Building, which houses the country’s historic documents, has deployed Delta Scientific’s bollards to increase its perimeter security.

The addition is part of a major renovation and restoration project ongoing at the National Archives Building.

Fees and fines HOLD up L.A. ordinance

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04/01/2004

LOS ANGELES - The long process to craft a false-alarm ordinance that would be agreeable to both law enforcement and the alarm industry in Los Angeles is far from over, according to Jerry Lenander, executive director of the California Alarm Association.

In the first month of the new policy, the Los Angeles Police Department reported a 20 percent decrease in total alarm responses, according to Jerry Lenander.

Florida licensing bill closer to reality

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04/01/2004

TALLAHASEE, Fla. - A proposed bill that would add false alarm training and second-call alarm verification requirements to licensing standards in Florida is one step closer to passage after being referred to the Florida Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee in early March.

Customer list deemed confidential by new state legislation

California’s new law finalizes debate between alarm companies and state officials
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04/01/2004

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A back-and-forth debate between California municipalities and alarm companies over whether their customer lists are considered confidential information and protected under a federal privacy act has been settled by a new state law.

Fire systems foster positive results in reducing false alarm levels

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04/01/2004

The advent of addressable fire detection and alarm systems seems to be putting one of the industry’s biggest problems - false alarms - to rest.

Industry participants noted the increased intelligence of the sensors, detectors and addressable panels has had a positive impact on reducing the level of false fire alarms.

Corporations spending more for security

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2004

WASHINGTON - A just-released survey shows that corporations are better prepared today for terrorist incidents and threats than in years past.

According to a survey from the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading corporations, CEOs have devoted more attention and resources to security issues.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2004

Baytown, Texas

City officials rang in the New Year with a new program for owners of alarms whose systems are habitually crying wolf.

According to The Baytown Sun, the city has purchased computer software to assist police in enforcing the area’s false alarm ordinance.

ISC West in Las Vegas

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2004

Our March issue featured pre-show new product announcements, some seminar recommendations and a brief highlight of other events scheduled for ISC West 2004 in Las Vegas, but this month’s issue is all about products.

To browse a compilation of the latest in DVRs, access control products, smoke detectors, and just about anything else you could imagine, all scheduled to make their security industry debut at the show, visit our roundup of ISC West New Product introductions.

Software is key in the integration world of access control

As integrators look to link access control with various security systems, software is what makes it all possible
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03/01/2004

More sophisticated access control systems, along with the convergence of physical security with other corporate functions such as building controls and human resources data bases that use the corporate IT network, has sparked continued evolution in access control-related software.

In his view, said Rudy Prokupets, chief technology officer and vice president-research and development for Lenel Systems International, customers are looking for seamless integration, open architecture and integration between electronic, or physical, security and IT security.

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