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Special Report: False Alarms

Companies take a pro-active approach to false alarm issue
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05/01/2003

Los Angeles Police Commission decision highlights need for industry-wide policies, planning

Alarm monitoring companies are stepping up their efforts to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape related to false alarms.

The reverberation of the decision by the Los Angeles Police Department to not respond to non-panic alarms unless they are verified by video or an eye witness has put local alarm-related ordinances in the spotlight as never before.

SIA names new product showcase winners at ISC

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2003

LAS VEGAS - For manufacturers, one of the highlights of the ISC West show in Las Vegas is the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) new product showcase awards.
On March 27, at the Sands Convention Center here, SIA announced the winners of the 2003 awards.

Bill looks to allow expensing of security systems

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05/01/2003

WASHINGTON - A new bill has been introduced in Congress that seeks to allow companies to write off, or expense 100 percent of the purchase price of new security equipment.

This bill is the second attempt to pass expensing for security systems.

Special Report: False Alarms

Non-response - the repercussions could be far reaching and wide
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05/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - One of the biggest topics concerning the industry in recent months is the controversial decision by the Los Angeles Police Commission to adopt a verified response policy.

Ever since the commission ap-proved the policy in January, alarm industry representatives have been actively opposing the policy, and have recently filed an injunction in California Superior Court seeking to block the Los Angeles Police Department from implementing it.

New generation of controllers unite home automation, security

Thermostat controls, audio, video and computer networking have gradually been integrated into security controllers
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05/01/2003

The advent of the smart home, combined with consumers’ ongoing desire for sophisticated security systems, has resulted in the continuing integration of home automation and security functions within a single control panel.

Lifestyle enhancements ranging from thermostat controls to audio and video to computer networking, along with security-related features such as lighting controls, have gradually been integrated into security controllers.

Reed, SIA unveil National Summit on Security

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05/01/2003

WASHINGTON - When the next ISC Show arrives in October, not only will the security exhibition and conference have a new location, but a new name and focus.

The new event, called National Summit on Security, an ISC Expo Event, was unveiled during ISC West in Las Vegas.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2003

Kansas City, Kan.
The Kansas City Police Department is renewing its efforts to reduce false alarms.

Options exist when structured wiring is not a viable option

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05/01/2003

While the structured wiring environment and its related home automation services are based firmly on a new home construction model, players in the home management and security markets said there are options for those with existing homes.

Arthur Van Ahnen, president of ConnectiveHome.

Investors scrutinize emerging security firms at event

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05/01/2003

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - In an innovative event, more than 35 security firms pitched their business plans to middle market investment firms looking to place funding in one of the thriving sectors of the U.

NBFAA seeking data for new member insurance program

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05/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association is continuing its push to collect data from its members for a new insurance plan scheduled to be rolled out later this year.

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