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Editors’ picks for National Summit on Security conference program

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

The editorial team at Security Systems News has scoured the seminar and workshop schedule for the National Summit on Security, and the seminars listed below are our picks from the list.

In addition to the sessions highlighted below,which by no means comprise an exhaustive list, there ar e a number of opportunities for NSS attendees to learn about government-related work, including homeland security initiatives.

Network cameras make headway thanks to quality and price

Some predict that in only a few years down the road there will be minimal price difference between digital network cameras
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12/01/2003

Although still a relatively small part of the overall security camera marketplace, few in the industry will deny that network camera use is on the verge of exploding.

With prices falling, technology improving and security and IT departments increasingly more willing to share knowledge and bandwidth, the path seems clear for greater implementation of network cameras.

Network-based products point the way for the convergence of security, IT

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12/01/2003

With the ever-increasing move toward network-based systems, including IP cameras, has come the corresponding shift within the security sector to become more IT savvy, either through education or some abdication of control to the IT manager.

Calling it a “significant trend,” Scott Watson, vice president-video imaging systems division for JVC, said “now with IP, there’s a shift to the IT manager being involved in what happens on his network, or even a parallel network.

NBFAA launches insurance program

Security America culminates two years of efforts by association
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12/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - After more than two years of planning, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has introduced a new risk retention group that will allow its members to take advantage of liability insurance at a reduced rate.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

MAULDIN, S.C.

DOD extends deadline for smart-card rollout to April

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Faced with the daunting task of issuing common access cards for its more than four million employees, the U.S.

Alarm co. owner loses sign battle

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12/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - Bruce Boyer of Lone Star Security faces up to five years in prison after being convicted of 15 counts of illegally placing his company’s signs on public fences here.

In response to the city’s policy for responding to burglar alarms, Boyer posted five signs on telephone poles that read, “LAPD will no longer respond to your alarm! Lone Star Security will!”

This was not Boyer’s first run-in with Los Angeles’ city government.

Cameras at NSS catch laptop thief

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11/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Thanks to video cameras left recording at two exhibitor booths at the National Summit on Security, a Freeman Decorating employee was caught on tape stealing a pair of laptops from two exhibitor booths and the stolen items were recovered.

Video transmission company NVT caught one of the incidents on video the night prior to the show opening.

TRANSMISSION

Blurring of lines creates challenges, opportunities
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11/01/2003

As boundaries are crossed between the needs of those managing physical security and those running the company’s information network, the question is raised: Who is ultimately in charge?

Paul Smith, chief operating officer for DVTel, Paramus, N.J.

Adams-Scat sued in robbery shooting

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11/01/2003

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Adams-Scat Security Systems is facing a lawsuit from the father of a convenience store clerk who was killed when the store’s security system sounded an audible rather than a silent alarm.

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