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Alarm co. owner loses sign battle

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12/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - Bruce Boyer of Lone Star Security faces up to five years in prison after being convicted of 15 counts of illegally placing his company’s signs on public fences here.

In response to the city’s policy for responding to burglar alarms, Boyer posted five signs on telephone poles that read, “LAPD will no longer respond to your alarm! Lone Star Security will!”

This was not Boyer’s first run-in with Los Angeles’ city government.

TRANSMISSION

Blurring of lines creates challenges, opportunities
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11/01/2003

As boundaries are crossed between the needs of those managing physical security and those running the company’s information network, the question is raised: Who is ultimately in charge?

Paul Smith, chief operating officer for DVTel, Paramus, N.J.

Adams-Scat sued in robbery shooting

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11/01/2003

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Adams-Scat Security Systems is facing a lawsuit from the father of a convenience store clerk who was killed when the store’s security system sounded an audible rather than a silent alarm.

TRANSMISSION

Industry has multiple options at hand for video transmission
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11/01/2003

The advent of high-quality, high-speed video doesn’t come cheap and some say you get what you pay for.

Knowing what’s possible is one thing, but willingness to invest in it is another.

STANDARDS

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

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Security Systems News surveyed NewsWire subscribers to gauge industry opinion on the importance of standards and how those rules will impact the industry. Here’s what we found.

Editors’ picks for National Summit on Security conference program

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

The editorial team at Security Systems News has scoured the seminar and workshop schedule for the National Summit on Security, and the seminars listed below are our picks from the list.

In addition to the sessions highlighted below,which by no means comprise an exhaustive list, there ar e a number of opportunities for NSS attendees to learn about government-related work, including homeland security initiatives.

DNA Sciences takes top award at NSS

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Applied DNA Sciences Inc. took home best in show, called the Innovation Award, for the 2003 National Summit on Security New Product Showcase at the National Summit on Security, held here from Oct.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas

In late August, the city council here adopted changes to its alarm ordinance that require property owners to renew their alarm permits annually. Alarm permit holders and monitoring companies were notified by mail of the changes, which took effect immediately.

Fort Worth City Council bows to pressure

Councilors rethink verified response after residents protest proposal
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11/01/2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - After a week that featured resident protests and an anti-ordinance ad placed in the local paper, the Fort Worth City Council sent a proposed verified response policy back to committee for further review last month.

The proposal would have eliminated alarm permits that are now required in the city and allowed police to respond to alarms only if there were proof of a problem, provided by a monitoring company, guard service, resident or eyewitness.

STANDARDS

Who should set security standards?
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11/01/2003

A maturing security industry, impacted by factors ranging from the false alarm issue to emerging technologies to mandates related to government contracts, is increasingly turning its attention to the creation and adoption of standards to keep it competitive and viable.

Most observers seem in agreement that standards administered and coordinated by the American National Standards Institute, which helps develop voluntary standards in the United States, will improve the industry and its standing within the global business community, as well as that industry-specific organizations should address issues related to their members.

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