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Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2007

Austin, Texas
The Austin City Council voted in January to change the city's ordinance governing false alarms, according to the American Statesman. The fine structure has ratcheted up from a $50 fine starting with the sixth false alarm to a $50 fine for the fourth false alarm, $75 for six and seven, $100 for eight or more.

Amicus brief petition denied

NJBFAA, CSAA not allowed to chime in on Synnex
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03/01/2007

TRENTON, N.J.

GSA purchasing extended to local and state govs

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03/01/2007

WASHINGTON--State and local governments may now purchase security products, before events occur, "to support recovery from major disasters and acts of terrorism" from the Federal Supply Schedules of the General Services Administration, the GSA announced Feb. 1.

Philly eyes installer licensing

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03/01/2007

PHILADELPHIA--The City Council here is considering an ordinance that requires licensing of "persons performing work on electrical and telecommunications systems." In the most recent draft of the ordinance, which will receive its first public hearing Feb.

IIPSEC seminars address trends for installers

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03/01/2007

COVENTRY, UK--IIPSEC 2007, a showcase for IP-based security technology applications, kicked off this year's show circuit here on January 23 with a series of well attended technical seminars aimed at installers, facilities managers, distributors and others, examining hardware and software used in IP-based security systems and issues related to the design and integration of such systems.
Brian Tilson, business development director for the security division of the Canada-based Lumenera corporation, touted the variety of ways video analytics can be deployed and accompanying advantages such technology can bring to security systems.

Verified response questioned in Dallas

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02/01/2007

DALLAS--A local television station here ran a story Dec. 28 featuring two business owners, accompanied by video clips, strongly criticizing the city's commercial verified response policy.

TechSec gathers IP experts in Dallas

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2007

YARMOUTH, Maine--United Publications, publishers of Security Systems News, Security Director News, and Security Systems News Europe, will kick off its third annual TechSec Solutions conference Feb. 26, with an exhibitor's dinner at Dallas' Fairmont Hotel.

UP issues SSN Europe

Continent-wide publication to build on NA model
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02/01/2007

PRAGUE--With an office here, United Publications has announced the launch of Security Systems News Europe, the company's fifth publication. Building on the formula used by Security Systems News, the paper will ship to a targeted 20,000 security system installers and integrators each month, delivering the news of the security industry.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2007

Minneapolis, Minn.

The City Council here is considering a new alarm registration fee, which would cost homeowners $15 a year, businesses $40, the Downtown Journal reported.

Gov. Watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2007

Housekeeping was the major occupation for the 110th Congress on Capitol Hill mid-January as committee and subcommittee chairs were chosen. "The membership still won't be finalized until next week," said John Chwat, legislative director of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association.

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SSN News Poll May 2018

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