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O’Gara report: Business gains

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

on horizon
WASHINGTON - Security consulting firm The O’Gara Co. released a report noting that forward-looking companies will find new business opportunities in the Homeland Security market, with federal spending in the private sector market expected to grow to $7.

The Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

Alarm rescues elderly resident
MANCHESTER, N.J.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

Grand Prairie, Texas

To combat false alarms and the drain on police, police officials here have proposed that they no longer respond to alarms unless a valid permit is on file with the city.

Under the proposal, alarm owners would pay a $25 annual permit fee, which is anticipated to generate $405,000 a year.

Facing financial troubles, View Systems hires a turnaround specialist

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2003

DENVER - View Systems, known for its digital video cameras, is in the midst of reorganizing after operating in the red for the past two years and racking up an $11.9 million deficit.

The Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2003

Each month Security Systems News will feature in this column a story where a security or life safety system did its job to save a life or property. To have your story considered, send an email to editor@securitysystemsnews.

Wireless finds a place in commercial market

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06/01/2003

The convenience and ease-of-installation that made wireless security products attractive for the residential market are now allowing this same technology to gain a foothold in commercial security and fire alarm applications.

“The perspective we have is that wireless offers benefits to the commercial installer,” commented Al Lizza, director of marketing for Ademco.

CAA sues San Francisco over its alarm ordinance

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06/01/2003

SAN FRANCISCO - A lawsuit to prevent city officials here from going forward with an alarm ordinance has been filed by state alarm industry officials, who said they object to certain provisions of the policy that require alarm companies to be responsible for collecting and remitting alarm fees to the city.

In February, the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco approved changes to the Police Emergency Alarm Ordinance that made alarm companies operating in the city responsible for collecting and handing over to city tax collectors any fees related to San Francisco’s alarm registration fee or false alarm fines.

NBFAA announces award winners

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Two longtime officers of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association were presented with awards recognizing both for their leadership and contributions to the association.

Judge rules against verified response injunction

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06/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - Alarm dealers here were unsuccessful in their attempt in court to block a new verified response policy that requires burglar alarms be visually verified before city police are dispatched to the scene.

In his initial written decision, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David A.

Elan adds funds, employees after acquisition

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2003

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Three months after coming under new ownership, Elan Home Systems is already showing signs of growth, hiring additional employees and stepping up its investment in training and engineering support.

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