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NBFAA supports security tax credit

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

IRVING, Texas--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association recently endorsed federal legislation to provide a tax credit to agricultural facilities that store and manufacture pesticide for implementing security measures.
Under the proposal, eligible agricultural businesses would receive a tax credit that equals 30 percent of the cost to implement security measures, up to $100,000 per facility.

SIA picks CSPM dates

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--The Security Industry Association has posted the 2006 schedule for certified security project manager classes.

Calif. law makes fine print easier to read

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01/01/2006

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--Beginning this month, security installers throughout the state should be throwing out their old contracts and replacing them with new ones to comply with a change in The California Home Improvement Act, which requires larger type size for the wording in home improvement contracts.

VoIP now must support 911 capabilities

FCC/NARUC task force established for enforcement purposes
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01/01/2006

WASHINGTON--As of Nov. 28, interconnected VoIP providers must deliver all 911 calls to the customer's local emergency operator.

Olympic, counterterrorism expert Tubbs to keynote TechSec

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

SAVANNAH, Ga.--As chief architect of SAIC's security infrastructure for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, David Tubbs led an international team tasked with protecting more than 11,000 athletes and millions of fans through a massive IT implementation, comprising 29 different subsystems, 130 fixed and five mobile command centers, to safeguard the games.

Gilbeau to bring NBFAA insight to international code council

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12/01/2005

IRVING, Texas--Saying they're happy to have a seat at the table, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association announced that its president, Merlin Gilbeau, will join the International Code Council advisory board.
"Not only will we have a better idea what's going on with the ICC, so we can stay on top of it and convey that information to our membership, we can also bring issues that the ICC hasn't thought of to their attention," said Georgia Calaway, NBFAA communications director.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2005

ANKENY, Iowa
Fire Chief David Burns told the City Council that November, 2004's false fire alarm ordinance isn't doing
the job, reported The Des Moines Register.
False alarms have increased 30 percent this year, he said.

Ridge to keynote ISC West

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2005

NORWALK, Conn.--Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and former two-time governor of Pennsylvania, will be the keynote speaker at ISC West 2006.

MVP raises funds to assist risk management firms

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12/01/2005

MCLEAN, Va.--Monumental Venture Partners will raise $75 million for early stage IT companies, such as enterprise risk management software firms throughout the Washington, D.

Prevailing wage battle brews in Calif. for security companies

Local alarm officials work to return the state's prevailing wage on burglar and fire installations to its prior rate
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11/01/2005

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--Security industry officials are trying to turn back the clock on an increase to the state's prevailing wage requirement for publicly funded security projects, a change that has nearly doubled the hourly rate paid to technicians for some alarm companies.

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