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Delaware false alarm bill gets shelved

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07/01/2002

DOVER, Del.-The fate of a bill that would have imposed a state-wide verified response policy and ordered false alarm fines for security companies won't be decided this year, according to state alarm officials in Delaware.

Wireless networking likely to boost electronic locking systems

The idea is to audit and program lock accounts remotely, but this service concept is still in its infancy
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07/01/2002

Already well accepted as an alternative to more costly, hard-wired access control systems, standalone locking systems seem poised for another growth spurt with the advent of widespread, wireless networking systems.

Many companies are focusing on developing the technology that would allow a single transmitter to control and program a population of doors.

Western Resources garners new credit agreement

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2002

TOPEKA, Kan.-Western Resources announced in June it had secured a $735 million credit agreement that would provide for a $585 million term loan and a $150 million revolving credit facility, both arranged by J.

Newspoll Results

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2002

We sent a newspoll to our Security Systems News Newswire subscribers asking them what they think about Tyco's plan to purchase DSC. Here's the question we asked, how people responded and comments some of you made.

Protection One grows telecom deal

The service has now expanded to 12 markets
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07/01/2002

BOCA RATON, Fla.-ADT Security Services has agreed to pay nearly $650,000 in customer refunds and change its new residential security services contract in a settlement reached between the security company and New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, a settlement that all together will cost the company $1.

NBFAA presents Weinstock and other awards

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2002

SILVER SPRING, Md.-The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association presented a number of different awards during the ISC Show in Las Vegas, including awards for Fire Official of the Year, the Morris F.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2002

Arlington, Texas

A proposal by the city's police department to stop responding to burglar alarms without verification first received a cool reception by the Arlington City Council.

Some council members at its meeting in late May cautioned against such an ordinance, which would require confirmation that an emergency is in progress before police respond to the scene, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.

Home networking company teams with Panasonic

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07/01/2002

PALO ALTO, Calif.-A home management network company has announced a partnership with Panasonic to bring to market a home security and control system that the companies would sell through national broadband service providers.

ProOne settles lawsuit for $7.5 million

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07/01/2002

TOPEKA, Kan.-Protection One announced in June that it had agreed to pay $7.

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SSN News Poll May 2020

With the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) already transitioned to an all-digital business model and experts talking about a 2020 recession due to the coronavirus outbreak, this month’s News Poll looks at how companies are directly impacted.