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Security Summit, Nagin draw 200

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08/01/2006

SAN DIEGO--With New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Canada's director general of border integrity, Mike Cabana, as keynote speakers, the Security Network convened its 3rd annual Security Summit here at the Marriot Mission Valley, June 28 and 29.
With roughly 200 in attendance, and 28 companies exhibiting their wares, "we're not trying to compete with an ASIS or an ISC," said Security Network board member Michael Jones, president of M&A firm ProFinance Associates.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2006

CASA GRANDE, ARIZ.
Alarm companies whose customers fail to apply for a $10 alarm permit with the city could be held accountable under a proposal to update the city's alarm ordinance.

More cameras for NYC Transit

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07/01/2006

NEW YORK--In late May, the New York City Transit Authority announced plans to spend $25 million installing cameras on buses and around turnstiles in subway stations as part of a city-wide transportation security upgrade.
This comes not long after Diebold was awarded a $1.

Contract language, font size gets alarm company in trouble

Settlement with the AG's office could have effects for all Penn. dealers
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07/01/2006

HARRISBURG, Penn.--A York County alarm company was recently hit with $13,000 in fines after it reached a settlement with Pennsylvania's Attorney General following complaints against the language and type size used in its contracts with customers.

Morrison, First Alarm manager, runs in Calif.

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07/01/2006

MONTEREY, Calif.--Michael Morrison, manager of the guard and patrol division for First Alarm Security & Patrol's Monterey branch, is running for a seat in California's General Assembly, one half of California's legislative branch, having won the Republican Party District 27 primary, unopposed.

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.

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
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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.

Alarm owners raise eyebrows over tax renewal, ordinance

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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.

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