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

Broadband initiative is front of mind for ESA’s lobbyist

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.

Honeywell commercial fire radio for VISTA panels eliminates POTS need


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.

Security Partners offers next-generation PERS device


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.

SSN’s top 10 stories of 2010


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.

POTS sunset on the horizon?

FCC issues public notice seeking ways to phase out 'relics of a by-gone era'

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.