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.
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.
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.
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.
ALEXANDRIA,Ã‚Â Va. - Twenty-eight years after ASIS International created its certified protection professional (CPP) classification, the association is adding two more to its ranksÃ¢â‚¬â€œ investigations professional and physical security professional.
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.