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FCC cracks down on delinquent antenna owners

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Companies using antenna structures have until the end of September to get them registered with the Federal Communications Commission or face fines or other sanctions, the FCC announced.

In the process of auditing its database of antenna structures, the FCC discovered hundreds that have not been registered as required by the FCC’s rules.

A range of uses crop up for biometrics

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09/01/2003

While biometric access control may be more commonly implemented in government facilities and high-end applications, the reality is that in addition to these traditional users, many more adopters are finding a place for biometrics.

Companies such as Melbourne, Fla.

The Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Radio back-up helps police foil break-in

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A monitored alarm system from Custom Alarm equipped with radio backup foiled a burglary attempt at a building belonging to a golf course here in June.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Providence, R.I.

Locksmiths push for national day of recognition

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09/01/2003

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - John Dorsey, who owns and operates Fast Lock & Safe here, has begun a petition process to have the president declare the first Monday in October Professional Locksmith’s Day.

OMB to standardize government authentication

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The Office of Management and Budget has asked government chief information officers not to buy authentication or identity management technologies without getting the green light from either the E-Authentication team or the Federal Identity and Credentialing Committee.

The decision to rein in spending on authentication technologies came after a survey of government departments found that more than $160 million was earmarked for potentially inconsistent authentication and identity-management technologies.

Understanding limits makes biometrics easier to implement

The market sees an uptick in more security systems marrying traditional access control with biometric technology
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09/01/2003

A need to take security to the next level has given rise to the increased integration of biometric options with new and existing access control systems.

Where in the early days of biometrics the systems were often viewed as competitors or substitutes for traditional access control, today the focus is on making the best use of multiple components to serve diverse security needs.

Vistascape tests system along U.S. border

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09/01/2003

ATLANTA - Video surveillance software company Vista-scape Security Systems has garnered its largest contract to date in a pilot project that will test the company’s system along a 12-mile stretch between the Mexico and United States border.

The project marks the first border application for Vistascape’s software, which integrates with an existing surveillance system and helps manage data.

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