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FAA bill to impact security industry

October 24, 2018Paul Ragusa

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Trump signed into law on Oct. 5, H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, a bill that provides a roadmap for FAA-related policies, programs and procedures that will impact the security industry in a number of ways, from the use of counter-drone measures to the expanded use of CCTV and biometric technology within airports.Included in the new law is the Preventing Emerging Threats Act, which was a 2018 policy priority for the Security Industry Association, according...

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Drone restrictions sought

September 15, 2015SSN Staff

WASHINGTON—New York Sen. Charles Schumer plans to amend a Federal Aviation Administration bill, requiring drone manufacturers to incorporate geo-fencing to keep drones away from airports, ABC reported. Under this law, U.S. drones would be kept from operating within two miles of an airport or above 500 feet in altitude. Schumer pointed to the risk of drones flying into engine turbines while a plane is in flight. The regulation would also prohibit drone use near sporting events or parades. "Somebody...

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Sentry VMS helps secure MacArthur airport

October 17, 2013SSN Staff

BAYSHORE, N.Y.—Nearly 2 million people pass through Long Island MacArthur Airport each year. Passengers on LIMA's 500 daily flights are now protected by Sentry VMS, product maker IPVideo Corporation announced Oct. 16. The Sentry VMS system includes high-resolution cameras capable of capturing facial features in detail, as well as a timeline feature that helps travelers find lost property or parked cars, according to the release. “Sentry VMS gives us fuller coverage than we had before,...

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