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Attacking the floor at ISC West in Las Vegas

Some dos and don'ts from those who've been there and done it
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04/01/2007

It's the first day of ISC West, and you are pumped full of excitement. Your arms are not yet tired from carrying literature and tchotchkes from booth to booth, and your new shoes haven't started to pinch even a little bit.

TechSec crowd gets revved by Dave Tyson

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04/01/2007

DALLAS--Here at the Fairmont Hotel, the third annual TechSec Solutions' educational program kicked off Feb. 27 at 8 a.

BACnet standards: Access control

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04/01/2007

DALLAS--The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers in February released for public review a set of proposals that add physical access control to the existing standards for building automation and control. Upon approval, the new access control standards will be integrated into BACnet (also known as ANSI/ASHRAE 135-2004), a data communication protocol for building automation and control networks.

The way forward

At TechSec, open standards--and systems--touted
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04/01/2007

DALLAS--How open is open? Paul Smith, chief operating officer of DVTel, got his panel of IT and physical security experts thinking by challenging both the panelists and the audience with that simple question here at TechSec Solutions on Feb. 28.

'We're at or near historic highs'

Security Growth organizers positive, guarded, about industry direction
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04/01/2007

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--With Santa Monica Pier a stone's throw away, the organizers of this year's Security Growth Conference kicked things off by painting a rosy picture of the physical security industry--with some dark clouds creeping in at the edges.

ISC taps IT sector for keynote

Cisco's Emerging Markets CTO Jouret to kick-off conference
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04/01/2007

NORWALK, Conn.--Guido Jouret, chief technology officer of Cisco's Emerging Markets Technology Group, will deliver the keynote address on March 28 at 8:30 a.

Les Gold speaks to limited liability

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04/01/2007

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--As the sun shined brightly outside the Loews Santa Monica hotel, site of the fifth annual Security Growth Conference, conference organizer Les Gold, of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, addressed a potentially dark cloud hanging over the traditional alarm industry.

Pixim nabs $15M in new funding

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04/01/2007

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Digital imaging provider Pixim announced March 7 a $15 million round of funding that will be used for new product development and working capital.

Philly eyes installer licensing

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03/01/2007

PHILADELPHIA--The City Council here is considering an ordinance that requires licensing of "persons performing work on electrical and telecommunications systems." In the most recent draft of the ordinance, which will receive its first public hearing Feb.

IIPSEC seminars address trends for installers

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03/01/2007

COVENTRY, UK--IIPSEC 2007, a showcase for IP-based security technology applications, kicked off this year's show circuit here on January 23 with a series of well attended technical seminars aimed at installers, facilities managers, distributors and others, examining hardware and software used in IP-based security systems and issues related to the design and integration of such systems.
Brian Tilson, business development director for the security division of the Canada-based Lumenera corporation, touted the variety of ways video analytics can be deployed and accompanying advantages such technology can bring to security systems.

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SSN News Poll February 2018

Security Systems News recently announced the program for its 2018 TechSec Solutions conference, focused on the latest in security trends and technology. Panels will address a variety of relevant topics in the industry, include access control, AI and IT. What do you see for the future of these technologies?