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Archive: February 2003


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What's on tap for ISC West

February 28, 2003SSN Staff

- "SIA and Homeland Security in the 108th Congress: Issues for the Security Industry in 2003" on March 26 at 10 a.m. - "Reaching the Federal Market - Insight into GSA's Federal Supply Schedules Program" on March 26 at 1 p.m. - "Understanding Federal Government Security Criteria" on March 25 at 10 a.m. - "Homeland Security and Unconventional Weapons" on March 25 at 10:00 a.m. - "The Use of Smart Cards in Privacy-Sensitive Secure Identification Systems" at 10 a.m. on March 26. - The International...

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DSC names Darr as president

February 27, 2003SSN Staff

February 27, 2003 CONCORD, Ont. - Digital Security Controls has named Steven Darr as president of the security products company, a move expected to help bring products to market faster and turn DSC into a more customer focused company. The announcement comes more than year after DSC became part of Tyco International and its Tyco Fire and Security business unit. That transaction also included the sale of DSC’s distribution arm Tri-Ed. At that time Marc Mineau served as president of DSC....

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Interactive video installation and monitoring firm hires new vp

February 27, 2003Andrea Gura

February 27, 2003 NEW YORK - An interactive video firm, with the backing of a global security products manufacturer, has tapped a veteran of the video industry to lead it into new markets. Smart Interactive Systems, a subsidiary of Israel-based Magal Group, hired Bill Elliot as the monitoring company’s senior vice president for business development. Elliot was the founder of Houston-based Interstar Systems, an interactive video monitoring company that was bought in July by VideoMinex,...

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Viscount receives order from utility company

February 27, 2003SSN Staff

February 27, 2003 BURNABY, B.C. - Electronic door access and intercom manufacturer Viscount said Wednesday that it had received an order for $58,000 (CDN) of its equipment, one of the largest orders to date since the company’s acquisition of Sigma Data Systems last June. Stephen Pineau, president and chief executive officer of Viscount, said that the recent order from BC Hydro, along with other regular orders, –makes us very happy with our decision to acquire the company.”...

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Axis earns GSA Schedule distinction

February 27, 2003Chelsie Woods

February 27, 2003 CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Network camera and video products manufacturer Axis Communications is the latest company in the security market added to the U.S. General Services Administration’s list of preferred vendors. The company earned the distinction in mid-January and as a result will be able to provide products to government agencies that require a GSA approved vendor. – We’ve been selling to the government and government agencies probably for the past...

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SeaView Video Technologies to sell camera system at BJ's Wholesale Club

February 20, 2003SSN Staff

February 20, 2003 TIERRA VERDE, Fla. - Customers who shop at BJ’s Wholesale Club will now be able to pick up a do-it-yourself home video surveillance system along with their bulk cereal, peanut butter, and other household items. SeaView Video Technology, based here, has begun to ship its SecureView camera system to BJ’s Warehouse Club, which operates about 150 locations in 16 states. The SecureView camera is designed to look like a normal light bulb, but instead of providing light,...

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ADT reaches $275,000 settlement in Missouri lawsuit

February 20, 2003Mike Higgins

February 20, 2003 ST. LOUIS - More than 20 of ADT’s authorized dealers in Missouri have agreed to pay $275,000 in a settlement of claims for violating the states anti-telemarketing law. This week the St. Louis City Circuit Court approved the consent agreement that settles the case filed by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon in August 2001. As part of the agreement, the dealers agreed to make a $275,000 donation to the Merchandising Practices Revolving Fund, the fund that pays for no-call...

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Pixim signs technology deals with manufacturers

February 20, 2003Chelsie Woods

February 20, 2003 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Three years after first developing technology that provides better picture images for the camera market, Pixim has announced that five camera manufacturers plan to incorporate its D2000 Video Imaging System in their next generation of security cameras. The agreements with JVC, Silent Witness, Pelco, Everfocus and Baxall, a European camera manufacturer, represents a coup d’etat for Pixim as it secures its first in what is expected to a series of...

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Elcor expands reach in New York and New Jersey

February 20, 2003Chelsie Woods

February 20, 2003 FAIRFIELD, N.J. - The opening last week of a branch here by security products distributor Elcor International marks the second time in five months the company has embarked on improving its reach in the Upstate New York and Eastern New Jersey markets. The addition comes on the heels of Elcor relocating its Long Island branch to a larger facility in Hicksville, N.Y. It also coincides with a decreasing number of independent distributors in the area in the past few years, said Charles...

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Police look to 900 number to curb false alarms

February 13, 2003SSN Staff

February 13, 2003 ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland - Faced with an increasing number of false alarms, the Newfoundland Department of Justice is looking towards a 1-900 system to make security system calls more efficient and effective. According to a report in the St. John’s Telegram, the new system would charge an undisclosed fee to security companies for each call to report an alarm. If the call resulted in a false alarm, the fee from the 1-900 call would go to the police force to cover...

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