TEMPE, Ariz. - With the opening of an office in the United Kingdom, Southwest Microwave, a company that specializes in microwave sensors used in military and industrial applications, expects the European market to account for 30 percent of its business within the next 18 months.
With the focus increasingly turning to maximum system functionality, the integration of fire control and detection with other building activities such as access control and HVAC operations is taking center stage.
The movement over the past two decades has been toward integrating multiple systems from myriad suppliers rather than following the old model of one-system-fits-all.
What makes sense from a building systems or even security point of view may not always be the best solution in the event of a fire. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why, noted Steve Sargent, director of worldwide sales for Keltron, project management Ã¢â‚¬Å“is critically importantÃ¢â‚¬Â as systems integration gets under way.
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Attempts by the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association to broaden the content of the Private Security Officer Employment Authorization Act of 2003 to include criminal background checks on personnel beyond private security personnel has been unsuccessful so far.
SAN FRANCISCO - A judge in San Francisco County denied the request of the California Alarm Association for a preliminary injunction that would stop police here from implementing an alarm ordinance to make alarm companies operating within city limits legally responsible for collecting and remitting false alarm fines to the city.
Although both sides met in a hearing May 21, the decision was handed down in early June.
WASHINGTON - Security consulting firm The OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Gara Co. released a report noting that forward-looking companies will find new business opportunities in the Homeland Security market, with federal spending in the private sector market expected to grow to $7.
The comfort level most installers and users have with wired technology has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to widespread acceptance.
Yet players in the wireless field said they are putting significant effort and investment into the marketplace based on what has happened on the residential side and the growth of wireless in industries beyond security.