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Congressional panel to review surveillance technologies

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

WASHINGTON - Two Democratic senators have introduced legislation that would examine and set standards around the use of different surveillance technologies, including CCTV and biometrics, in order to protect the privacy of the public.

Under the Security and Liberty Preservation Act, legislation co-sponsored by Sen.

Video transmission moves to next level

of sophistication with expanded options
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12/01/2002

As network and digital camera use grows, so grows the need for transmitting these cameras' images in the fastest, clearest formats possible.

"What has always been an issue," explained Ben Donahue, director of product development for Axcess Inc.

Own a City program takes off, eyed by others

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12/01/2002

SPOKANE, Wash. - A statewide program here designed to foster a better relationship between the alarm industry and local police and fire officials is now being considered for adoption by other states and the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association.

Fargo sales hit $17.8 million;

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

debt paid down
MINNEAPOLIS - Fargo Electronics in October reported net sales for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, of $17.

Wireless touted as next wave

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12/01/2002

Despite the fairly rapid changes taking place in the video transmission market, spurred by the acceptance of digital technology and improved bandwidth and compression scenarios, industry players are already looking ahead to the next wave of technology.

Craig Scott, director of marketing and product management for Silent Witness, said "the next move is to wireless.

Nice Systems buys Thales

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

RA'ANANA, Israel - Nice Systems announced in October it completed its acquisition of Thales Contact Solutions, a developer of customer-facing technology for public safety, wholesale trading and call centers.

Nice Systems bought Thales for $30 million, plus 2.

Fourth association offers open fire, burg training

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11/01/2002

DAYTON, Ohio - One of the industry's low-profile trade associations that prides itself on training is collaborating with heavyweight Security Industry Association on an alarm technician training course that will be offered online.

The National Alarm Association of America, based here, has offered different types of training for the alarm industry since its inception in 1984, including an entry level course for alarm technicians offered both in a home study format and in a classroom setting currently being held in New York City.

Two certifications added to ASIS' ranks

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11/01/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Twenty-eight years after ASIS International created its certified protection professional (CPP) classification, the association is adding two more to its ranks– investigations professional and physical security professional.

Assa Abloy ITG gains Latin American presence

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11/01/2002

IRVINE, Calif. - To expand its reach in the Latin American market, Assa Abloy ITG recently bought product distributor Codas Electronica based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Bandwidth issues still provide challenges for network cameras

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11/01/2002

Whether network cameras are sending images to users via the Internet or a private, secure network, system bandwidth continues to be part of the debate.

Frank Abram, vice president at Panasonic, explained the conundrum this way: "Our problem with networking is that the industry and the technology are ready to go on the network, but the networks aren't ready for us.

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