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Editors’ picks for National Summit on Security conference program

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

The editorial team at Security Systems News has scoured the seminar and workshop schedule for the National Summit on Security, and the seminars listed below are our picks from the list.

In addition to the sessions highlighted below,which by no means comprise an exhaustive list, there ar e a number of opportunities for NSS attendees to learn about government-related work, including homeland security initiatives.

New verification services broaden the scope of monitoring

Many of the products coming on the market today
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10/01/2003

give alarm owners a chance to track and verify non-critical alarms

With false alarm prevention as the basis, along with the opportunity to take advantage of all that telecommunications technology has to offer, new verification options are entering the monitoring arena.

While none are designed to eliminate the need for existing central station services, many of the products coming on the market today give alarm owners a chance to track and even verify many non-critical alarms.

Change in judges delays decision in S.F. case

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10/01/2003

SAN FRANCISCO - In early September, both sides in the lawsuit filed by the California Alarm Association against the city of San Francisco were left waiting for a decision on seven cross-motions that will determine the future of the case.

The hearing on the motions was held in late-July, but mitigating circumstances caused a delay in the ruling, which had been expected almost immediately.

DOT investigating surveillance technologies for bridges, tunnels

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10/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The United States Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Fulcrum Corp., Fairfax, Va.

NTP names award winners at GOVSEC

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

VIENNA, Va. - In late July, National Trade Producttions announced the winners of its first annual Profiles in Innovation Awards, which were presented at GOVSEC, a security conference geared toward the government sector.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Providence, R.I.

Locksmiths push for national day of recognition

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09/01/2003

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - John Dorsey, who owns and operates Fast Lock & Safe here, has begun a petition process to have the president declare the first Monday in October Professional Locksmith’s Day.

OMB to standardize government authentication

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The Office of Management and Budget has asked government chief information officers not to buy authentication or identity management technologies without getting the green light from either the E-Authentication team or the Federal Identity and Credentialing Committee.

The decision to rein in spending on authentication technologies came after a survey of government departments found that more than $160 million was earmarked for potentially inconsistent authentication and identity-management technologies.

Understanding limits makes biometrics easier to implement

The market sees an uptick in more security systems marrying traditional access control with biometric technology
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09/01/2003

A need to take security to the next level has given rise to the increased integration of biometric options with new and existing access control systems.

Where in the early days of biometrics the systems were often viewed as competitors or substitutes for traditional access control, today the focus is on making the best use of multiple components to serve diverse security needs.

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