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ISC West in Las Vegas

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2004

Our March issue featured pre-show new product announcements, some seminar recommendations and a brief highlight of other events scheduled for ISC West 2004 in Las Vegas, but this month’s issue is all about products.

To browse a compilation of the latest in DVRs, access control products, smoke detectors, and just about anything else you could imagine, all scheduled to make their security industry debut at the show, visit our roundup of ISC West New Product introductions.

Home systems get a boost from automation roll out

Automation benefits in other aspects of life, such as cars and at work, often whets the appetite for home systems
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05/01/2004

The sophistication that consumers have come to expect in their offices and even their automobiles has spurred the interest in, and market for, home automation systems.

Structured wiring has become the backbone of the office environment, noted Jacqie Soechtig, general manager for FutureSmart Products, Draper, Utah.

Kansas City, Kan., alarm abusers face criminal charges

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04/01/2004

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Most habitual speeding offenders eventually find that the fast lane leads to high fines and court appearances.

Commercial fire systems travel cautious road to integration

Within the next few years, some predict commercial fire will integrate with security and building controls
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04/01/2004

While few in the industry will argue that security and IT systems are integrating, the debate continues on whether or how quickly commercial fire systems will become integrated with security, access control and building systems.

The code-driven nature of fire alarm and detection systems, along with the historical separation of fire from other applications, has made integration occur more slowly and cautiously.

Bollards protect historic docs

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2004

WASHINGTON - The National Archives Building, which houses the country’s historic documents, has deployed Delta Scientific’s bollards to increase its perimeter security.

The addition is part of a major renovation and restoration project ongoing at the National Archives Building.

Fees and fines HOLD up L.A. ordinance

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04/01/2004

LOS ANGELES - The long process to craft a false-alarm ordinance that would be agreeable to both law enforcement and the alarm industry in Los Angeles is far from over, according to Jerry Lenander, executive director of the California Alarm Association.

In the first month of the new policy, the Los Angeles Police Department reported a 20 percent decrease in total alarm responses, according to Jerry Lenander.

Florida licensing bill closer to reality

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04/01/2004

TALLAHASEE, Fla. - A proposed bill that would add false alarm training and second-call alarm verification requirements to licensing standards in Florida is one step closer to passage after being referred to the Florida Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee in early March.

Customer list deemed confidential by new state legislation

California’s new law finalizes debate between alarm companies and state officials
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04/01/2004

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A back-and-forth debate between California municipalities and alarm companies over whether their customer lists are considered confidential information and protected under a federal privacy act has been settled by a new state law.

Fire systems foster positive results in reducing false alarm levels

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04/01/2004

The advent of addressable fire detection and alarm systems seems to be putting one of the industry’s biggest problems - false alarms - to rest.

Industry participants noted the increased intelligence of the sensors, detectors and addressable panels has had a positive impact on reducing the level of false fire alarms.

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