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Video may be required for Chicago gun shops

May 29, 2014SSN Staff

CHICAGO—Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has outlined a plan to impose strict regulations on gun shops that open within city limits, including a requirement to record every sale on video, according to a CBS report. Previously, gun shops were not allowed to open within city limits. The mayor's office and the Chicago Police Department created a report with the help of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, envisioning a plan to require gun store employees to submit to criminal background checks,...

Chicago, gun stores, Video Surveillance

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Attention shoppers! AT&T goes retail with its new security/home automation services

August 30, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

I reported in May that AT&T was entering the security space with summer trials in Dallas and in Atlanta of its home security/home automation services called Digital Life. The telecom also spoke then of its plans to transform that space through such innovations as letting customers try out its new Digital Life offering in its 2,000-plus retail stores around the country. Now, the first demos of Digital Life are about to begin in AT&T's first flagship retail store on Chicago's famous Magnificent Mile,...

AT&T, Chicago, Digital Life, Magnificent Mile, Paul Roth, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Alarm Detection Systems acquires Norshore Alarm

June 6, 2012Rich Miller

AURORA, Ill.—Alarm Detection Systems, based here, has expanded its footprint in northern Illinois by acquiring Norshore Alarm Co. and its 2,100 accounts, ADS announced on May 29.Bob Bonifas, founder and CEO of ADS, said the accounts are split roughly 50/50 between residential and commercial and total about $80,000 in RMR. ADS will keep Norshore's office in Libertyville, Ill., and six employees—two salespeople, two service technicians and two installers—to support sales and growth...

Alarm Detection Systems (ADS), Bob Bonifas, Chicago, Ken Hohs, Norshore Alarm Co., North Shore, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Skunk Baxter's idea for a value-add service

June 14, 2010SSN Staff

CHICAGO—At what is by many measures a successful PSA-TEC 2010 here, perhaps one of the more anticipated elements of the show was the keynote address by Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter, a Grammy-winning guitarist and producer and now highly trusted national defense consultant. Just what was this guy going to talk about? Those who attended February's Barnes Buchanan conference had some idea, as Baxter also keynoted that event (it's where PSA CEO Bill Bozeman heard him speak), but few of the...

Chicago, industry events, skunk baxter, systems integration

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