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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.

Pennsylvanians oppose NBFAA name change

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04/01/2006

EXTON, Penn.--In the weeks leading up to the announcement--expected at the opening of ISC West--of whether or not the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association would change its name to the Electronic Life Safety and Systems Association, at least one industry veteran campaigned to defeat the move.

SAIC's Tubbs not yet sold on IP

At TechSec, keynote says he'll only employ proven IP technology
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04/01/2006

SAVANNAH, Ga.--Opening the second annual TechSec Solutions conference in Savannah, Ga.

It's the products, stupid!

Survey of industry types shows ISC is all about the new toys
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04/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--The socializing, networking, deal making and classes are all important components, but what ISC West attendees really want to do is check out the products, according to a survey conducted by Security Systems News.
Seventy-two percent of respondents said the products are the main reason they attend the show.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

Hayward, Calif.
In a unanimous vote, the city council approved increasing false alarm penalties and establishing a new registration system for alarm users.

Mallon eyes surge in security stocks

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--As part of his opening remarks at the 11th annual Barnes, Buchanan & Mallon Conference in early February, Jack Mallon noted the Viisage acquisition of Identix for $770 million.

GE Security teams with Verified ID for frequent flyers

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04/01/2006

BRADENTON, Fla.--GE Invision, a division of GE Security's Homeland Protection business, announced in February an investment of $16 million in Verified Identity Pass, whose Clear service is the only functioning program expediting security clearance for frequent flyers.

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.

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