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More cameras for NYC Transit

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07/01/2006

NEW YORK--In late May, the New York City Transit Authority announced plans to spend $25 million installing cameras on buses and around turnstiles in subway stations as part of a city-wide transportation security upgrade.
This comes not long after Diebold was awarded a $1.

Contract language, font size gets alarm company in trouble

Settlement with the AG's office could have effects for all Penn. dealers
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07/01/2006

HARRISBURG, Penn.--A York County alarm company was recently hit with $13,000 in fines after it reached a settlement with Pennsylvania's Attorney General following complaints against the language and type size used in its contracts with customers.

Morrison, First Alarm manager, runs in Calif.

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07/01/2006

MONTEREY, Calif.--Michael Morrison, manager of the guard and patrol division for First Alarm Security & Patrol's Monterey branch, is running for a seat in California's General Assembly, one half of California's legislative branch, having won the Republican Party District 27 primary, unopposed.

Government Watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2006

VOIP BILL APPROVED IN HOUSE WITH NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Because it says that VoIP providers must tell customers to notify their alarm companies and recommends a battery back-up for their alarm systems, the recently passed House telecommunications bill is music to the ears of the security industry. And industry advocates on the Hill are working hard to ensure the Senate version is melodic as well.

Security Network looks at critical infrastructure protection

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06/01/2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif.--The Security Network, a 501c3 non-profit organization looking to foster collaboration throughout the United States security marketplace and introduce San Diego as a national security testing ground, hosted its first Critical Infrastructure Seminar here, April 28, at the Spectrum Center at National University.

NBFAA presents two leaders with Weinstock, Jackson Awards

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association presented the Morris F. Weinstock and Sara E.

Saflink, Johnson go with FLO

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

BELLEVUE, Wash.--The previously announced partnership led by biometric access company Saflink, integrator Johnson Controls, Microsoft, credit-supplier JPMorgan Chase, Expedia and ID Technology Partners (see the March issue of Security Systems News) in late April announced their intention to deliver and market FLO (Fast Lane Option), to take advantage of the Transportation Security Administration's Registered Traveler program.

Government watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

VOIP EFFORTS SUCCESSFUL IN HOUSE; INDUSTRY LOOKS TO SENATE
WASHINGTON--The Alarm Industry Communications Committee--a joint lobbying group that includes the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, the Central Station Alarm Association, Security Industry Association and some manufacturers--have been hot on the trail of House members charged with rewriting the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The AICC's goal was to ensure that the bill requires VoIP providers to notify customers before the installation and activation of VoIP phone service of the following, to contact their alarm company to test the system, notify their emergency response provider after VoIP service is installed, and to have a battery backup for the alarm system.

Surveillance system catches car vandals

Cameras watching a car dealership storage lot detects two people damaging vehicles
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06/01/2006

MIAMI--A multi-faceted security system, complete with video surveillance, two-way voice and perimeter security, proved worth the investment for a Lexus car dealership when two people entered the storage lot in mid-March and began damaging vehicles.
Two people tripped the perimeter security system at the Lexus Auto Storage Facility in Miami at 2:30 a.

Alarm owners raise eyebrows over tax renewal, ordinance

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06/01/2006

SHREVEPORT, La.--Voters overwhelmingly passed a sales tax increase here in early April despite complaints from a local alarm company and its customers about an increase in the city's alarm ordinance fines that took place late last year.

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