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Change in judges delays decision in S.F. case

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10/01/2003

SAN FRANCISCO - In early September, both sides in the lawsuit filed by the California Alarm Association against the city of San Francisco were left waiting for a decision on seven cross-motions that will determine the future of the case.

The hearing on the motions was held in late-July, but mitigating circumstances caused a delay in the ruling, which had been expected almost immediately.

DOT investigating surveillance technologies for bridges, tunnels

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10/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The United States Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Fulcrum Corp., Fairfax, Va.

NTP names award winners at GOVSEC

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

VIENNA, Va. - In late July, National Trade Producttions announced the winners of its first annual Profiles in Innovation Awards, which were presented at GOVSEC, a security conference geared toward the government sector.

Onus on alarm cos. to mend fences

L.A. situation highlights rift between industry, public safety officials
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10/01/2003

The contentiousness displayed in the fight over verified response in Los Angeles is indicative of the relationship between police and alarm companies across the country, according to several in the industry.

One of the first steps in preventing false alarms, according to John Yusza, president of Monitor Controls Inc.

DOD biometrics plan to be in place by 2010

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

WASHINGTON - According to a release from the United States Department of Defense’s Biometrics Management Office, the department will use biometrics in its classified and unclassified systems to improve both physical and cyber security.

By 2010, the DOD said it might require that all military, civilian and contractor personnel provide such biometric identifiers as fingerprints or iris scans to enter buildings or access data.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

GREAT FALLS, Mont.

Police here have asked city commissioners to raise the fines for false alarms in an effort to reduce the number of false alarms officers respond to each year.

Vistascape tests system along U.S. border

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09/01/2003

ATLANTA - Video surveillance software company Vista-scape Security Systems has garnered its largest contract to date in a pilot project that will test the company’s system along a 12-mile stretch between the Mexico and United States border.

The project marks the first border application for Vistascape’s software, which integrates with an existing surveillance system and helps manage data.

Cash flow is positive for Eid Access

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09/01/2003

BEAVERTON, Ore. - A year and half after spinning off from Unicru, an automator of pre-employment screening systems, Eid Access is poised to land on its feet with an $11 million round of funding expected to close later this year.

FCC cracks down on delinquent antenna owners

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Companies using antenna structures have until the end of September to get them registered with the Federal Communications Commission or face fines or other sanctions, the FCC announced.

In the process of auditing its database of antenna structures, the FCC discovered hundreds that have not been registered as required by the FCC’s rules.

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