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New issues spur visitor management growth

Growing need to address security, liability puts visitor systems front and center as part of access control option
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08/01/2004

Cited as a necessary element to address both security and liability risks within organizations, visitor management systems have moved to the top of the list as a part of an access control system.

“The deals are getting larger, the sales cycle is getting shorter,” explained Howard Marson, chief executive officer for EasyLobby.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

Fremont, Calif.

The Fremont Police Department has decided to scale back their response to commercial burglar alarms.

Low-voltage licensing in Ky. impacts security installers

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08/01/2004

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A new state law requiring a license and background check to install low-voltage systems in Kentucky is the state’s first step towards oversight for security systems installers.

RiskBloc Consultancy latest risk management firm to form

New Seattle company will offer a variety of consulting services to the security industry
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08/01/2004

SEATTLE - riskBloc Consultancy announced its launch last month, emerging in a field of security consulting firms that include Applied Risk Management, Control Risks Group and Kroll Inc.

The company offers risk management services that range from physical and network security consulting through security-related training classes.

Florida attorney general nixes disclosure of alarm owner list

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08/01/2004

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Although the advisory legal opinion issued by the Florida attorney general says the names and addresses of security system owners are confidential and not required to be disclosed upon request, the opinion is not law and does not prevent future challenges in court.

Security is the flavor of the month in government sector

Numerous contract projects available for security installers and manufacturers alike
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07/01/2004

WASHINGTON - Lately, it’s the talk of the town. Opportunities for security companies in the government sector are sprouting up and it’s not just for large companies.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

Collinsville, Mo.

Collinsville police are supporting a proposed ordinance that would impose fines for home and business owners who experience reoccurring false alarms.

School taps GE for upgrades

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

AUSTIN, Texas - The Arlington Independent School District of Texas is currently overhauling its surveillance systems, upgrading cameras within its schools and eyeing a change for its school bus surveillance product.

According to a GE Security press release, 20 of the district’s schools are outfitted a with CCTV system.

Transportation authority employee causes stir

Part-time security worker installed motion detector to alert of supervisor’s approach
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07/01/2004

PHILADELPHIA - A commercial motion detector found in a train car storage yard in Philadelphia was not the making of a terrorist plot, according to the FBI and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Rather, a full-time SEPTA employee, who also works part-time for an unnamed security alarm company, placed the device in order to be alerted when his supervisors approached.

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SSN News Poll July 2017

Research firms, such as ABI Research and IHS Markit, have recently examined the smart home market, how it is changing and what its future might look like. Parks Associates is currently gearing up for its annual conference on smart home technology. What are you seeing in the smart home market?