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Keynote, new panel announced for TechSec 2012

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12/19/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—Edward Levy, VP and global head of security for Thomson Reuters, will kick off TechSec 2012 with a keynote address on Feb.7, the first day of the two-day conference, TechSec organizers announced in December.

Former MBFAA president dies

Jim L. Morris 1944-2011
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12/12/2011

IRVING, Texas—Jim L. Morris, founder and owner of American Detection Specialists Inc. in Springfield, Mo., died of a heart attack on Nov. 21.

PSIA releases specification for access control, intrusion products

Bunzel says spec will be implemented by several major security companies
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12/01/2011

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) recently released its Area Control v1.0 spec to standardize communication with access control and intrusion products.

Industry 'visionary' killed in car crash

John Mabry was a CSAA board member and past president
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11/22/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—Industry members are mourning the death of John Mabry, who died Friday in a head-on vehicle collision in Georgia while en route to visit family in that state. Mabry, Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) president from 1981-1983 and also a longtime ex-officio board member, is being remembered this week for his expertise and dedication to the industry, and for his warm personality.

SecuritySpecifiers.com expands

Consultant site launches new searchable database of security products
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11/22/2011

SOUTHBURY, Conn.— SecuritySpecifiers.com is expanding. Managing director Ray Coulombe announced Nov. 21 that he’s launching a complimentary new service on the site, a comprehensive online database of security industry equipment and software suppliers.

Security companies among 
fastest-growing tech businesses

Avigilon ranks No. 4
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11/21/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several companies that are active in the physical security space were listed on the Deloitte 2011 Technology Fast 500, released in October. Deloitte is a global professional services firm and has been compiling the list since 1995. Award winners were selected based on percentage of fiscal-year revenue growth from 2006 to 2010.

ESA supports background check law

Law would help security companies screen job applicants for criminal records
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11/10/2011

IRVING, Texas—The Electronic Security Association, based here, is asking members to help make the industry safer by supporting legislation that would allow electronic security companies to use the FBI’s database to determine whether job applicants have a criminal record.

Exit of Apple's security chief offers lessons for security professionals

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11/10/2011

The departure of Apple's VP of global security highlights the potential pitfalls former law enforcement officers face when transitioning into the private sector,

ISC Solutions kicks off with news

Don Erickson named SIA CEO
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11/03/2011

NEW YORK—ISC Solutions kicked off at noon on Nov. 2 with the usual ceremony and an announcement of some notable news.

Pueblo considering ECV

Local alarm companies dissatisfied
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10/13/2011

PUEBLO, Colo.—The Security Industry Alarm Coalition is facing opposition from local alarm companies in its work with municipal authorities here to create and adopt an acceptable ordinance that includes fines for false alarms and an enhanced call verification (ECV) policy.

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