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Saflink, Johnson go with FLO

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

BELLEVUE, Wash.--The previously announced partnership led by biometric access company Saflink, integrator Johnson Controls, Microsoft, credit-supplier JPMorgan Chase, Expedia and ID Technology Partners (see the March issue of Security Systems News) in late April announced their intention to deliver and market FLO (Fast Lane Option), to take advantage of the Transportation Security Administration's Registered Traveler program.

Government watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

VOIP EFFORTS SUCCESSFUL IN HOUSE; INDUSTRY LOOKS TO SENATE
WASHINGTON--The Alarm Industry Communications Committee--a joint lobbying group that includes the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, the Central Station Alarm Association, Security Industry Association and some manufacturers--have been hot on the trail of House members charged with rewriting the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The AICC's goal was to ensure that the bill requires VoIP providers to notify customers before the installation and activation of VoIP phone service of the following, to contact their alarm company to test the system, notify their emergency response provider after VoIP service is installed, and to have a battery backup for the alarm system.

Ridge touts biometrics at ISC West

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05/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--Saying that biometrics would become the "most pervasive technology in the world" and that it would be used to fight terrorism, crime, illegal immigration, identity theft and identity fraud, Thomas Ridge fired up a crowd of 750 security professionals assembled to hear his April 5 ISC West keynote address during the Eighth Annual Industry Summit portion of the convention.
"You have a role to play" in the fight against terrorism, a battle that will be ongoing for "the next couple of generations," Ridge, a former governor, congressman and first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, told the audience.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C.

NBFAA goes back to the drawing board

Proposed new name lacked two-thirds majority of votes from members
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05/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--Merlin Guilbeau announced at an ISC West press conference that the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association will keep its name--for the time being.
To recap: The NBFAA Board of Directors in January voted to recommend changing the name of the organization to Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association.

Guard nabs copper wire thief, firm teams with city to deter crime

The Right Response
SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

SANTA ANA, Calif.-- Universal Protection Service guard Ed Llamas thwarted an attempted theft of copper wiring from an abandoned building in Fremont, Calif.

It's the products, stupid!

Survey of industry types shows ISC is all about the new toys
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04/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--The socializing, networking, deal making and classes are all important components, but what ISC West attendees really want to do is check out the products, according to a survey conducted by Security Systems News.
Seventy-two percent of respondents said the products are the main reason they attend the show.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

Hayward, Calif.
In a unanimous vote, the city council approved increasing false alarm penalties and establishing a new registration system for alarm users.

Mallon eyes surge in security stocks

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--As part of his opening remarks at the 11th annual Barnes, Buchanan & Mallon Conference in early February, Jack Mallon noted the Viisage acquisition of Identix for $770 million.

GE Security teams with Verified ID for frequent flyers

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04/01/2006

BRADENTON, Fla.--GE Invision, a division of GE Security's Homeland Protection business, announced in February an investment of $16 million in Verified Identity Pass, whose Clear service is the only functioning program expediting security clearance for frequent flyers.

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Poll

SSN News Poll May 2017

Big data, utilizing the abundance of data gathered by various devices, was a consistent theme at TechSec 2017. An entire session tackled the topic, which you can read more about here. Panelists in TechSec’s "Monitoring the next tech" talked about the value of data in the wholesale monitoring world. Where do you see the benefit of data analytics?