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Colby takes over president post

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association’s newly elected president took office July 1, with Scot Colby replacing Cecil Hogan in this position.

Photo, biometrics use is in the cards

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08/01/2004

As visitor management system technology advances, many believe the focus will be on adding photographs.

Although not widely used now, Joe Wright, director of marketing for Fargo Electronics, said today’s visitor management software allows companies to scan driver’s licenses, passports or ID cards and incorporate these images into visitor badges.

New issues spur visitor management growth

Growing need to address security, liability puts visitor systems front and center as part of access control option
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08/01/2004

Cited as a necessary element to address both security and liability risks within organizations, visitor management systems have moved to the top of the list as a part of an access control system.

“The deals are getting larger, the sales cycle is getting shorter,” explained Howard Marson, chief executive officer for EasyLobby.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

Fremont, Calif.

The Fremont Police Department has decided to scale back their response to commercial burglar alarms.

Low-voltage licensing in Ky. impacts security installers

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08/01/2004

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A new state law requiring a license and background check to install low-voltage systems in Kentucky is the state’s first step towards oversight for security systems installers.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

Collinsville, Mo.

Collinsville police are supporting a proposed ordinance that would impose fines for home and business owners who experience reoccurring false alarms.

School taps GE for upgrades

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

AUSTIN, Texas - The Arlington Independent School District of Texas is currently overhauling its surveillance systems, upgrading cameras within its schools and eyeing a change for its school bus surveillance product.

According to a GE Security press release, 20 of the district’s schools are outfitted a with CCTV system.

Transportation authority employee causes stir

Part-time security worker installed motion detector to alert of supervisor’s approach
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07/01/2004

PHILADELPHIA - A commercial motion detector found in a train car storage yard in Philadelphia was not the making of a terrorist plot, according to the FBI and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Rather, a full-time SEPTA employee, who also works part-time for an unnamed security alarm company, placed the device in order to be alerted when his supervisors approached.

They have a new name, but it’s the same association

Connecticut BFAA adopts different title to describe varied security services members offer
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07/01/2004

WILTON, Conn. - The Connecticut Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has adopted a new name, making it the second state security association to make such a change.

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