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NBFAA elects three to executive committee

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association recently elected three new members to its executive committee.

Northstar sales reps cited

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

MT. LEBANON, Pa.

Garrett finishes walk-through installations

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

GARLAND, Texas - In June, Garrett Metal Detectors finished installing the last of $1 million worth of walk-through devices at airports across the United States, which followed Garrett’s ongoing deal as the sole supplier of hand-held metal detectors used by the Transportation Security Administration.

In the last year, Garrett has delivered more than 11,000 of its SuperWands to U.

NBFAA brings conference to Washington

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association will hold its annual convention in conjunction with the National Summit on Security from Sept.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Marysville, Wash.

Under an ordinance passed by the City Council earlier this year, police here will start fining people for false alarms, which the council defined as any alarm not triggered by an intruder.

Electronic locking systems offer high tech, but on a small scale

Software-driven intelligence provides users with options that were unavailable with previous standalone products
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08/01/2003

Standalone locking products, powered by electronic components and made more adaptable with built-in software, are bridging the gap between basic lock and key offerings and more sophisticated networked access control systems.

Electronics is at the heart of this trend combining smart systems with standalone locks, said Tom Harris, vice president-product management for YSG Door Security Consultants, Charlotte, N.

Judge denies CAA’s bid for injunction

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07/01/2003

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.

O’Gara report: Business gains

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

on horizon
WASHINGTON - Security consulting firm The O’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 Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

Alarm rescues elderly resident
MANCHESTER, N.J.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

Grand Prairie, Texas

To combat false alarms and the drain on police, police officials here have proposed that they no longer respond to alarms unless a valid permit is on file with the city.

Under the proposal, alarm owners would pay a $25 annual permit fee, which is anticipated to generate $405,000 a year.

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SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?