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Archive: June 2004


RiskBloc Consultancy launches

June 24, 2004SSN Staff

June 24, 2004 SEATTLE - RiskBloc Consultancy launched this week, announcing plans to offer risk management services that range from physical and network security consulting through security-related training classes. The company also said it has entered into a strategic partnership with ClearCommerce. Based in Seattle, riskBloc’s target customers include merchants and corporations. Its services and courses cover issues such as physical security, network security, loss prevention, and fraud...

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Conn. town latest to look at alarm ordinance

June 24, 2004SSN Staff

June 24, 2004 Schools and state buildings exempt BRISTOL, Conn. -The city of Bristol is considering implementing a false alarm ordinance that would fine repeat false alarm offenders, but buildings owned by the state, government and schools would be exempt. According to a report in the New Britain Herald, city officials want to offset the cost of false alarms. False alarm fines could generate as much as $37,500 a year for the city, using estimates that it would bill about 1,500 false alarms at a...

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Allied Security names former FBI Agent to new posts

June 24, 2004SSN Staff

June 24, 2004 KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -Allied Security announced the appointment of Jeffrey Lampinski to the newly created posts of vice president of corporate compliance and chief security officer. Lampinski previously worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Lampinski, 48, joins the company from the FBI where he worked for 24-years. He most recently served as special agent, overseeing the bureau’s Philadelphia office. He begins his tenure next month, based at Allied Security’s...

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Anti-theft system contract goes to ADT Security

June 24, 2004SSN Staff

June 24, 2004 BOCA RATON, Fla. -ADT Security Services has been awarded a large contract by OfficeMax to install the Sensormatic brand of anti-theft systems in 1,000 stores across the United States. The project, which will involve all of the retailer's locations, follows positive results from a trial installation that involved a source tagging system in 400 stores. Source tagging is the process of applying anti-theft labels to merchandise during the manufacturing process. Retailers see value in the...

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Horn strobe revision minor, manufacturers say

June 24, 2004Jeffrey Sanders

June 24, 2004 ZEELAND, Mich. -A change of label, not structure, has caused confusion to the installers of horn strobes. In May, UL Standard 1971, relating to signaling devices for the hearing impaired, dictated that the devices list just the peak current draw rather than peak, average and end rush draws. The move was intended to simplify installation from the horn strobes to the panel. Yet, those accustomed to the former label have sought explanation of what the change signifies. –There...

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Protection One's corporate office to relocate

June 24, 2004SSN Staff

June 24, 2004 TOPEKA, Kan. -Protection One has found a new home for its corporate functions and later this year is expected to move out of a facility it now shares with former parent company Westar Energy. Last week, officials from the security company announced Protection One will lease space in neighboring Lawrence, at a former shopping mall that has been renovated into a business center. –It was not an easy decision to relocate our corporate headquarters," said Richard Ginsburg, president...

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School district taps GE Security for upgrade

June 17, 2004SSN Staff

June 17, 2004 AUSTIN, Texas - The Arlington Independent School District of Texas is currently overhauling its surveillance systems, upgrading cameras within its schools and eyeing a change for its school bus surveillance product. According to a GE Security press release, 20 of the district’s schools are outfitted a with CCTV system. Within the next several months, cameras will be installed in an additional 53 schools, as the district moves from 16 and 32-camera systems to 48-camera systems. More...

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VTI covers Colorado with second office

June 17, 2004SSN Staff

June 17, 2004 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Systems integrator Videotronix has opened a new office here that is expected to help it better serve customers in the southern Colorado region. The new office will coordinate customer service with VTI’s office in Denver and headquarters in Burnsville, Minn. The facility includes sales, installation, service personnel, a demonstration room and a stocked warehouse. VTI Security Integrators, as the company is also known, is part of SecurityNet, a group...

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Ronald Dalton presented Art G. Kane Memorial Award

June 17, 2004SSN Staff

June 17, 2004 MARINA DEL RAY, Calif. - The California Automatic Fire Alarm Association recognized Ronald Dalton, chief engineer of the west region at ADT Security Services, with the Art G. Kane Memorial Award. Established in 1987, the award honors those who perform service in parallel with CAFAA’s charter. Kane was a member of the fire industry and a founder of CAFAA. Dalton, one of twelve people to receive the award since its inception, worked with CAFAA to develop the WBFAA Fire/Life Safety...

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Videolarm is the latest to earn GSA distinction

June 17, 2004Chelsie Woods

June 17, 2004 ATLANTA - Surveillance product manufacturer Videolarm is the latest security company to be awarded a U.S. General Services Administration Schedule, enabling government agencies that require this distinction when buying products and services to tap into the 500 different products offered by Videolarm. The GSA recognition is not only expected to benefit Videolarm and broaden its product sales in the government market, but installers who install Videolarm’s products are anticipated...

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