Subscribe to General News

General News

Government Watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2006

VOIP BILL APPROVED IN HOUSE WITH NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Because it says that VoIP providers must tell customers to notify their alarm companies and recommends a battery back-up for their alarm systems, the recently passed House telecommunications bill is music to the ears of the security industry. And industry advocates on the Hill are working hard to ensure the Senate version is melodic as well.

TechSec picks Dallas for 2007

Call for presentations went out May 1
SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--TechSec Solutions, the premier conference focused on IP security technology and the convergence of physical and IT security, has announced Dallas, as its location for 2007. The conference will be held February 26 through 28, at The Fairmont Dallas.

Security Network looks at critical infrastructure protection

 - 
06/01/2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif.--The Security Network, a 501c3 non-profit organization looking to foster collaboration throughout the United States security marketplace and introduce San Diego as a national security testing ground, hosted its first Critical Infrastructure Seminar here, April 28, at the Spectrum Center at National University.

NBFAA presents two leaders with Weinstock, Jackson Awards

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association presented the Morris F. Weinstock and Sara E.

Saflink, Johnson go with FLO

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

BELLEVUE, Wash.--The previously announced partnership led by biometric access company Saflink, integrator Johnson Controls, Microsoft, credit-supplier JPMorgan Chase, Expedia and ID Technology Partners (see the March issue of Security Systems News) in late April announced their intention to deliver and market FLO (Fast Lane Option), to take advantage of the Transportation Security Administration's Registered Traveler program.

Government watch

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
 - 
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.

Alarm owners raise eyebrows over tax renewal, ordinance

 - 
06/01/2006

SHREVEPORT, La.--Voters overwhelmingly passed a sales tax increase here in early April despite complaints from a local alarm company and its customers about an increase in the city's alarm ordinance fines that took place late last year.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

ANTIOCH, CALIF.
City officials are thinking about raising false alarm fees for repeat false alarm offenders in light of more than 5,000 alarm calls responded to by police in 2005.

Ridge touts biometrics at ISC West

 - 
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.

Pages

Poll

SSN News Poll January 2018

ADT recently announced its finalized acquisition of DATASHIELD and the new brand of ADT Cybersecurity. What are your thoughts on physical security companies in the cybersecurity space?