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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.

Centrals poised for next phase in the usage of GPS

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04/01/2003

Generating interest from the dealer community for new ideas has often been an issue, and players in the emerging Global Positioning Systems’ market say gaining support for this new twist on security isn’t any different.

Ray Menard, senior vice president-development/ technology division at Criticom International, Minneapolis, said with “tens of thousands of dealers in the industry, there’s quite a wide gamut of what’s represented in those dealers.

ANSI forms standards panel

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The American National Standards Institute has established the Homeland Security Standards Panel, a coordinating body for the development of Homeland Security and emergency preparedness standards.

ANSI, a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.

CSAA and NBFAA team up for the first time

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04/01/2003

ORLANDO, Fla. - For the first time ever, two of the alarm industry’s major trade associations have teamed up for a joint trade show and symposium.

NCR includes Sensormatic devices in scanners

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

DAYTON, Ohio - NCR Corp. has begun to integrate Tyco Fire & Security’s Sensormatic anti-theft deactivation devices into its bioptic and single-window scanners.

Verified response proposal unlikely to come to Delaware

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04/01/2003

DOVER, Del. - Recently, the topic of verified response has been a hot one in the alarm industry, with many communities looking to follow the lead of the Los Angeles Police Commission and adopt a verified response policy for burglar alarms.

L.A. task force continues to debate non-response plan

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04/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - For the past several months, representatives from the alarm industry have been fighting to prevent implementation of a controversial non-response policy approved by the Los Angeles Police Commission in January.

Now, even as a task force is meeting to discuss the issue, at least one member of the task force thinks that court action may be necessary to prevent the police from enacting their policy.

Homeland Security initiatives should boost the GPS market

Some say it is just a matter of time before the GPS segment of the security industry takes off in a big way
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04/01/2003

With strong ties to Homeland Security propositions as well as growing interest from both the corporate and private sectors, players in the Global Positioning Systems market say it is just a matter of time before this segment of the security industry takes off in a big way.

“GPS is changing the world,” stated Glenn McGonnigle, senior executive for VistaScape, an Atlanta-based software company that has made GPS a key component in its product.

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