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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.

ISC West in Las Vegas

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

Our March issue featured pre-show new product announcements, some seminar recommendations and a brief highlight of other events scheduled for ISC West 2004 in Las Vegas, but this month’s issue is all about products.

To browse a compilation of the latest in DVRs, access control products, smoke detectors, and just about anything else you could imagine, all scheduled to make their security industry debut at the show, visit our roundup of ISC West New Product introductions.

Alliance heads for the border

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

Accenture to lead group for U.S.

Residential fire topics on the table

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

With the caveat that the information is “quite preliminary,” and some topics may be on the table to a higher or lesser degree than others, Lee Richardson, senior electrical engineer and staff liaison for NFPA 72, said the National Fire Protection Association is looking at a number of residence-related topics as it begins its code review process scheduled for completion in July 2006.

Among the issues up for discussion, he said, is the use of alarms that feature a parent’s recorded voice to get the attention of a sleeping child.

Smarter systems offer better solutions in video arena

Bandwidth and compression technology are at the forefront as the industry looks to improve the quality of video
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06/01/2004

With network-based digital video surveillance at the heart of many security systems these days, issues related to bandwidth and compression are taking center stage.

Even though networks are becoming faster and growing quicker than before, “bandwidth and network capacity will always be your choke point,” said William L.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

St. Louis

A plan to reduce the frequency of false alarms here by bolstering fines as well as increasing operating standards for alarm companies is close to passage.

The Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

Neighbor’s system stops fatal disaster
BROOKLINE, Mass. - When a fire broke out in a Victorian townhouse here, it was not that home’s newly installed security and fire alarm system that alerted homeowners a fire was in progress in the attic, but a neighbor’s security system that told authorities about the blaze.

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