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ESA's Chwat rates the regulation and legislation of interest in 2015

January 30, 2015Amy Canfield

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—From changes in the way broadband will be expanded to federal funding for school security technology to nursing home surveillance, there is plenty of legislation of interest to security installers on Capitol Hill, according to John Chwat, ESA's director of government relations.Broadband's use within the industry for monitoring and alarms is on a front burner. ESA was in the process of preparing comments for the FCC on impacts of a major regulatory initiative that includes changes...

broadband, John Chwat, POTS

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Honeywell commercial fire radio for VISTA panels eliminates POTS need

July 10, 2014SSN Staff

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell this week introduced a new commercial fire radio that meets NFPA 72 2013 requirements for 60-minute supervision and can function as the sole path of alarm signal transport. By installing the new iGSMCFP4G radio in place of costly POTS lines, security professionals have a new RMR stream and end users also benefit from the eliminated expense of dedicated phone lines, according to a July 8 news release. The UL 864-listed radio sends Contact ID messages from a Honeywell...

2013, commercial fire radio, Honeywell, iGSMCFP4G, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), POTS

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Security Partners offers next-generation PERS device

December 13, 2011Rich Miller

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring center located here, is taking PERS to the next level as the exclusive mid-Atlantic distributor of LifeBeacon, a mobile “emergency call center” with integrated GPS.Security Partners' marketing director Joseph Mitton said LifeBeacon trumps the range of a traditional PERS device, typically limited to a small radius surrounding a telephone base unit in a home, by utilizing a nationwide network of cellular towers and infrastructure....

Joseph Mitton, LifeBeacon, Patrick Egan, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), POTS, Security Partners

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SSN's top 10 stories of 2010

December 22, 2010Daniel Gelinas

YARMOUTH, Maine—As 2010 draws to a close the editors at Security Systems News take a look back and see what the most read stories of the year were. What was making the news? What were you most interested in knowing? Below is a non-sequential, categorized rundown of the top 10 most read stories on our site from Jan. 1 to Dec. 11, followed by a linked top 10 list. The top category for 2010 was “For sale/SOLD!” Acquisition stories had a large showing in 2010 with a full half...

ADT, Brinks Home, Broadview, David Smith, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), GE Security, GTCR, National Broadband Plan, POTS, Protection One, Timothy McGinn, Top 10, Tri-Ed Northern Video, UTC

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POTS sunset on the horizon?

January 7, 2010Daniel Gelinas

WASHINGTON--Plain-old telephone service--the mainspring of traditional burg and fire alarm signal transmission--could be coming to a mandatory end. The Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 1 issued a public notice seeking comment on a National Broadband Plan that could include a mandatory switch from a public switched telephone network to IP, similar to the FCC-enforced switch from analog to digital broadcast television that occurred in early 2009. For an exclusive look at how IP technology...

2GIG, Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC), AT&T, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), John Chwat, Lance Dean, Mark Wigfield, National Broadband Plan, POTS, POTS sunset, PSTN, Ralph Sevinor, Wayne Alarm Systems

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