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False Alarm Ordinance Watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

Clark County, Wash.

Under an ordinance adopted by Clark County commissioners, alarm owners living in unincorporated areas must pay a $20 annual registration fee and fines up to $300 for false alarms.

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.

They have a new name, but it’s the same association

Connecticut BFAA adopts different title to describe varied security services members offer
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07/01/2004

WILTON, Conn. - The Connecticut Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has adopted a new name, making it the second state security association to make such a change.

Tournament raises money for research

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

LAS VEGAS - More than 100 participants turned out for the 2004 Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation/National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association golf tournament to benefit future AIREF industry research projects.

The event was held at Revere Golf Club just outside of Las Vegas, prior to the start of ISC West.

NBFAA officers win uncontested election

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The ballots have been counted for the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association’s annual officer election and all four candidates running uncontested for separate positions can now be called NBFAA officers.

Smarter systems offer better solutions in video arena

Bandwidth and compression technology are at the forefront as the industry looks to improve the quality of video
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06/01/2004

With network-based digital video surveillance at the heart of many security systems these days, issues related to bandwidth and compression are taking center stage.

Even though networks are becoming faster and growing quicker than before, “bandwidth and network capacity will always be your choke point,” said William L.

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