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Pennsylvanians oppose NBFAA name change

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04/01/2006

EXTON, Penn.--In the weeks leading up to the announcement--expected at the opening of ISC West--of whether or not the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association would change its name to the Electronic Life Safety and Systems Association, at least one industry veteran campaigned to defeat the move.

SAIC's Tubbs not yet sold on IP

At TechSec, keynote says he'll only employ proven IP technology
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04/01/2006

SAVANNAH, Ga.--Opening the second annual TechSec Solutions conference in Savannah, Ga.

Alamo Alarm owner on trial for murder

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

STOCKTON, Calif.--Paul Alamo, owner of Alamo Alarm living in Stockton, Calif.

Security tax credit bill opens doors for installers

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03/01/2006

IRVING, Texas-- Security at pesticide and fertilizer storage and manufacturer facilities could increase if a security tax credit bill now before the Senate Finance Committee gains approval.
The federal legislation, known as The Agricultural Business Tax Credit Act of 2005, would provide eligible agricultural businesses with a tax credit equal to 30 percent of the cost to implement security measures, up to $100,000 per facility.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

ALBERTA LEA, MINN.
In mid-February, the city council was scheduled to hear the first reading of an ordinance that would charge businesses and residences for excessive false alarms.

German students develop RFID zapper

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

BERLIN--Two tech-savvy college students here have developed a way to turn a simple disposable camera into a device that emits an electromagnetic pulse to disable RFID tags, the RFID Journal reported recently. A German privacy organization called FoeBuD plans to use their plans to manufacture and distribute the RFID Zapper to the European market.

The Security Network: bring local solutions to the country at large

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03/01/2006

SAN DIEGO--When it comes to homeland security, government and industry simply don't communicate well enough. So believes Lockheed Martin Orincon president Lou Kelly.

RFID tracks Japanese kids

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

YOKOHAMA CITY, Japan--AeroScout, Nissan Motors, NTT Data, and ITS Communications are combining to test a system in Yokohama City, Japan, whereby students within a 1.5-mile radius of a city school will be tracked via RFID, reported RFID Journal.

Georgia association breaks with NBFAA, renames

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02/01/2006

SAVANNAH, Ga.--The state's alarm association took on more than just a new name in late December--it also decided to operate independent of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association.

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