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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.

Ridge touts biometrics at ISC West

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05/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--Saying that biometrics would become the "most pervasive technology in the world" and that it would be used to fight terrorism, crime, illegal immigration, identity theft and identity fraud, Thomas Ridge fired up a crowd of 750 security professionals assembled to hear his April 5 ISC West keynote address during the Eighth Annual Industry Summit portion of the convention.
"You have a role to play" in the fight against terrorism, a battle that will be ongoing for "the next couple of generations," Ridge, a former governor, congressman and first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, told the audience.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C.

NBFAA goes back to the drawing board

Proposed new name lacked two-thirds majority of votes from members
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05/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--Merlin Guilbeau announced at an ISC West press conference that the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association will keep its name--for the time being.
To recap: The NBFAA Board of Directors in January voted to recommend changing the name of the organization to Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association.

Guard nabs copper wire thief, firm teams with city to deter crime

The Right Response
SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

SANTA ANA, Calif.-- Universal Protection Service guard Ed Llamas thwarted an attempted theft of copper wiring from an abandoned building in Fremont, Calif.

Security company gets under skin with embedded access chips

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04/01/2006

CINCINNATI--Three employees from CityWatcher.com, a security firm that provides cameras and Internet monitoring, had silicon chips from VeriChip embedded into their arms, in February, for access to a server room where data and images are kept for clients.

Mack optimistic on M&A market

Security Growth Conference showcases diverse new technologies
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04/01/2006

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--In early March, more than 200 representatives of the security industry and investment community convened at the day-and-one-half Security Growth Conference to learn about and discuss the current climate and trends in the security industry.

Physical, IT consultants team up

Bordes Group partners with Information Security Consultants
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

ORLANDO, Fla.--Roy Bordes has been in physical security consulting for more than 25 years, but just in the past year has his Bordes Group started entering into strategic partnerships with other consulting groups.

Convergence the buzz at Security Growth

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04/01/2006

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Although the 51 companies that presented at Security Growth Conference this year represent various sectors of the market, a common thread was new technologies being fueled by convergence.

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