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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.

As network cameras evolve, so too will recording options

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11/01/2002

The expanded use of network cameras is likely to have a ripple effect in how information is recorded and stored, according to network camera manufacturers interviewed by Security Systems News.

While current analog and digital camera systems are linked to VCRs, mulitplexers and DVRs, network cameras' Internet and intranet connections can allow information to be stored directly on PCs or into other more sophisticated storage devices.

IEI partners to add biometrics

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11/01/2002

CANTON, Mass. - International Electronics Inc.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2002

Country Club Hills, Mo.

Country Club Hills alderman recently voted to start charging fines for repeated false alarms at homes and businesses as part of increasing fees for several municipal permits.

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