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 monthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
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.
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.
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 SenateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Criminal Justice Committee in early March.
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.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?