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Archive: January 2002


The weakest link

January 1, 2002SSN Staff

On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States suffered immeasurably at the hands of terrorists, leaving people all over the world in a state of shock and disbelief. Our businesses and the routine parts of our everyday lives suddenly seemed completely unimportant. Yet, in the light of those tragic events, security has taken on a new meaning. Make no mistake, the security industry has become more than a business but a vital link in the life safety and security of our country. With the difference between...

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General News

EST training to begin in Chicago

January 1, 2002SSN Staff

ARLINGTON, Va.-A private vocational and business school in Chicago will begin classes for the certification for Electronic Systems Technicians (EST) in the fall semester, announced the Consortium for Electronic Systems Technician Training. Through the Lincoln Technical Institute, students can learn the design, integration, installation, field maintenance and service on products that transport video, voice, audio and data signals. EST's are employed by alarm and home control companies and systems...

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Suppliers

Visionics teams with DV vendor

January 1, 2002SSN Staff

TEl AVIV, Israel - Nice Systems Ltd. announced an agreement to integrate its digital recording technology platform with facial recognition equipment from Jersey City, N.J.-based Visionics Corp. The companies say the marriage of Visionics' FaceIt with the NiceVision platform will allow on-demand face recognition by comparing high resolution digital video images and data received from third-party security applications. Thanks to the clarity of the digital video and to the close integration of the...

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General News

Strategis Group predicts growth in home networks

January 1, 2002SSN Staff

WASHINGTON-The Strategis Group, a global telecommunications research and consulting firm, predicts that 2.3 million U.S. households will implement home networks by 2006 in its new report, "Global Home Networking: Wireless LANs & Wired Alternatives". The group also predicts that 80 percent of broadband households will adopt some form of home networking in the same timeframe. Home Tech Works secures $3 million contracts TEMECULA and LOS ANGELES, Calif.-Home networking company Home Tech Works,...

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Suppliers

Security Networks buys Proton Security

January 1, 2002RoJean Tulk

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-Security Networks, a security company that began operations here in April, acquired Lantana, Fla.-based Proton Security in June. The purchase marks the first of several acquisition Security Networks intends to make as part of a strategic plan to expand throughout the Southeast. "We intend to become a significant player in the region," says Richard Perry, Security Networks' president and founder. "We're looking at a number of opportunities to acquire quality (security) companies." Proton...

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Monitoring

American Digital to open 40 satellite centrals across country

January 1, 2002Chelsie Woods

BELLEVUE, Wash.-This month American Digital Monitoring opened its first satellite central station in West Palm Beach Fla., one of 40 such locations that company officials plan to open over the next three to four years. The new satellite central is expected to provide American Digital with all the benefits of a regular central station, but without much of the expense. Since the location is remotely linked to the company's Bellevue, Wash. monitoring facility, it does not require all the central...

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Fire Systems Installation

Valley National buys Gas Arc Supply

January 1, 2002SSN Staff

WHEELING, W. Va.-Valley National Gases Inc., a distributor of fire protection equipment and medical and specialty gases, in early December completed the acquisition of Gas Arc Supply. The industrial gases and welding supply distributor had $4.5 million in annual sales and locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Valley's president said the deal enhances its distribution capabilities in certain markets, with Gas Arc facilities being used as new distribution centers. Village requires sprinkler...

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State to spend $19 million to increase security

January 1, 2002SSN Staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa-A new security proposal for state government includes a $2.8 million alarm system at the Statehouse and a $1.5 million fence around the grounds of Terrace Hill, the governor's mansion. The proposal, which totals $19 million, includes a $1.5 million plan to add 30 officers to patrol the Capital complex and the installion of a $1.6 million network of security cameras. The new security measures were ordered by the state's governor following the attacks of Sept. 11. ISR Solutions garners...

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Monitoring

10-digit dialing hit

January 1, 2002SSN Staff

Chicago area CHICAGO-Alarm dealers in areas surrounding Chicago had to reprogram panels for 10-digit dialing that began here on Jan. 5. The new mandatory dialing coincided with the introduction of a new area code, 224, which was overlaid on the existing area code of 847. A Security Associates International official told the Chicago Daily Herald that there would be about 10,000 to 20,000 alarm systems in the Northwest suburban area that would need to be reprogrammed. Nice Systems releases new...

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Dedicated Micros targets integrators

January 1, 2002Andrea Gura

CHANTILLY, Va.-Armed with a year's worth of climbing sales from a new product line, a multiplexer manufacturer here has launched a national account sales division that targets systems integrators and national commercial security companies. With sales nearly doubling from the launch a year ago of the company's Digital Sprite digital multiplexer line and with the company fresh from a host of other changes it had made over the past year, management felt the company was ready to service large integrators...

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