LAS VEGAS - For manufacturers, one of the highlights of the ISC West show in Las Vegas is the Security Industry AssociationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (SIA) new product showcase awards.
On March 27, at the Sands Convention Center here, SIA announced the winners of the 2003 awards.
LOS ANGELES - One of the biggest topics concerning the industry in recent months is the controversial decision by the Los Angeles Police Commission to adopt a verified response policy.
Ever since the commissionÃ‚Â ap-proved the policy in January, alarm industry representatives have been actively opposing the policy, and have recently filed an injunction in California Superior Court seeking to block the Los Angeles Police Department from implementing it.
Generating interest from the dealer community for new ideas has often been an issue, and players in the emerging Global Positioning SystemsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ market say gaining support for this new twist on security isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t any different.
Ray Menard, senior vice president-development/ technology division at Criticom International, Minneapolis, said with Ã¢â‚¬Å“tens of thousands of dealers in the industry, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quite a wide gamut of whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s represented in those dealers.
WASHINGTON - The American National Standards Institute has established the Homeland Security Standards Panel, a coordinating body for the development of Homeland Security and emergency preparedness standards.
ANSI, a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.
DOVER, Del. - Recently, the topic of verified response has been a hot one in the alarm industry, with many communities looking to follow the lead of the Los Angeles Police Commission and adopt a verified response policy for burglar alarms.
LOS ANGELES - For the past several months, representatives from the alarm industry have been fighting to prevent implementation of a controversial non-response policy approved by the Los Angeles Police Commission in January.
Now, even as a task force is meeting to discuss the issue, at least one member of the task force thinks that court action may be necessary to prevent the police from enacting their policy.
With strong ties to Homeland Security propositions as well as growing interest from both the corporate and private sectors, players in the Global Positioning Systems market say it is just a matter of time before this segment of the security industry takes off in a big way.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“GPS is changing the world,Ã¢â‚¬Â stated Glenn McGonnigle, senior executive for VistaScape, an Atlanta-based software company that has made GPS a key component in its product.