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SIA eyes federal budget resolution

September 24, 2013Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON—The crisis in Syria only further roils what was already expected to be a turbulent few months in Congress leading up to the holidays. Despite the din, the Security Industry Association has developed a plan to advance some of its own objectives, of which there are many.In the forefront is the resolution on the federal budget, Don Erickson, CEO of SIA, told Security Systems News. SIA will track the resolution closely to determine what funding levels end users can expect to see. The...

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Cooper Notification connects to FEMA alert

June 11, 2013SSN Staff

LONG BRANCH, N.J.—Cooper Notification, a supplier of life safety and mass notification systems solutions, is offering its customers the ability to send alerts directly from their Roam Secure Alert Network to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's mobile alert system, according to a company statement. The Commercial Mobile Alert System, FEMA's public alert and warning system, is the government's latest development to communicate to the public in an emergency by sending specially formatted...

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Boston Marathon bombing could accelerate video surveillance spending

April 30, 2013SSN Staff

WELLINGBOROUGH, U.K.—In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, spending on video surveillance equipment may experience a spike that augments already lofty expectations for the market, according to a statement from IMS Research, a market research firm based here. History suggests that high-profile events of terrorism can drive global sales of video surveillance equipment. Worldwide revenue for the market is projected to rise to $20.5 billion in 2016, up 114 percent from $9.6 billion in 2010,...

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FEMA, DHS grant for smoke detectors for hearing-impaired residents

October 3, 2012SSN Staff

HOUSTON - The Houston Fire Department was awarded a $168,000 grant to purchase and install 2,000 smoke detectors for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, according to a report in At the Center for Hearing and Speech, Mayor Annise Parker, the Houston Fire Department and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities announced the award, which was granted by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. The grant was one of the largest ever awarded by FEMA and DHS for...

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