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CSAA and NBFAA team up for the first time

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04/01/2003

ORLANDO, Fla. - For the first time ever, two of the alarm industry’s major trade associations have teamed up for a joint trade show and symposium.

NCR includes Sensormatic devices in scanners

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

DAYTON, Ohio - NCR Corp. has begun to integrate Tyco Fire & Security’s Sensormatic anti-theft deactivation devices into its bioptic and single-window scanners.

Verified response proposal unlikely to come to Delaware

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04/01/2003

DOVER, Del. - Recently, the topic of verified response has been a hot one in the alarm industry, with many communities looking to follow the lead of the Los Angeles Police Commission and adopt a verified response policy for burglar alarms.

L.A. task force continues to debate non-response plan

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04/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - For the past several months, representatives from the alarm industry have been fighting to prevent implementation of a controversial non-response policy approved by the Los Angeles Police Commission in January.

Now, even as a task force is meeting to discuss the issue, at least one member of the task force thinks that court action may be necessary to prevent the police from enacting their policy.

Homeland Security initiatives should boost the GPS market

Some say it is just a matter of time before the GPS segment of the security industry takes off in a big way
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04/01/2003

With strong ties to Homeland Security propositions as well as growing interest from both the corporate and private sectors, players in the Global Positioning Systems market say it is just a matter of time before this segment of the security industry takes off in a big way.

“GPS is changing the world,” stated Glenn McGonnigle, senior executive for VistaScape, an Atlanta-based software company that has made GPS a key component in its product.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

Calgary, Alberta

False alarms to the Calgary Police Service are continuing to drop, thanks to a fine introduced four years ago, but security companies are complaining the amount of the fine is too high.

According to a report in the Calgary Herald, since a $75 fine for a false alarm was established in 1999, the number of false burglar alarms reported to police has dropped 45 per cent.

ISC West seminar picks

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

ISC officials boast that this year’s seminar offering is bigger and better than in year’s past. Below are some seminars that installing dealers have picked as their top selections to take in at the show.

Swing toward proactive technology fueled by software advancements

The latest advancements in intelligent software are putting the industry in a more dynamic mode
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03/01/2003

As the demand for and use of video surveillance grows, so has the need for intelligent software to drive and refine these systems. Security companies, software manufacturers and others are increasingly jumping into the fray with software that not only expands the scope of how images are captured, but then processes the resulting information for optimal results.

Good economics make the case

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03/01/2003

If all seems rosy for security industry software developers, there still exists the challenge of getting companies to invest in acquiring the latest technology.

Larry Bowe, director-product management and alliance development for Loronix, said the issue for the industry “is to articulate the return on investment.

Police eye 900 system to curb false alarms

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland - Faced with an increasing number of false alarms, the Newfoundland Department of Justice is looking toward a 1-900 system to make security system calls more efficient and effective.

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