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The fall conference season kicks off

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2004

Back-to-back conferences: ASIS International in Dallas and ISC in New York City
It’s that time of year again. This year’s fall conferences are just around the corner.

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Building automation’s lead in open systems presents options
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09/01/2004

It’s about facilitating communication via open platforms

As more security systems become integrated with building automation, the call for open systems grows louder.

Most modern systems are using fairly common communications technologies, said Steve Thompson, director of marketing, fire and security at Johnson Controls.

Key figures in Sept. 11 tragedy to keynote

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2004

Guiliani and Picciotto will take center stage at ASIS and ISC East
Two recognized figures from the days of Sept. 11 will be delivering keynote speeches at this fall’s conferences.

AUTOMATION

Security opps abound with building management
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09/01/2004

Integrating components allows for streamlined operations and greater efficiencies of security with other systems

The possibilities seem to be infinite and the benefits tangible.

By integrating the security components of a building, such as CCTV, access control and the like with the basic building management controls, companies can streamline their operations and mine data to make the building safer and more efficient to run.

Research program will focus on relationship of technology and privacy

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09/01/2004

OTTOWA, Ontario - Even though Canada’s privacy law went into effect January 1, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has launched a research program that will study the effects of technology and privacy - with a section specifically focusing on video surveillance, radio frequency identification and biometrics, among other commonly used security technologies.

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has already established guidelines for the use of video surveillance cameras and some may look at the research program as a way for the office to set additional rules for emerging technologies.

Fight against no-response begins in Milwaukee

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09/01/2004

MILWAUKEE - This mid-western city has become the latest battleground over a plan by police to stop responding to burglar alarms, unless verified by a third party.

Alarm professionals first learned about the Milwaukee Police Department’s decision in July.

Florida attorney general nixes disclosure of alarm owner list

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08/01/2004

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Although the advisory legal opinion issued by the Florida attorney general says the names and addresses of security system owners are confidential and not required to be disclosed upon request, the opinion is not law and does not prevent future challenges in court.

Core focus: FSS returns to its financial sector roots

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08/01/2004

DALLAS - It’s all about getting back to basics.

Financial Security Services, a provider of financial services to the security industry that dabbled in a number of different industry sectors, has returned the company’s focus back to its specialty - offering financial services.

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.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?