DALLAS--The National Electronic Security Association made its mark as an industry association. Six months after the formation of NESA, the group created a dues structure for members, signed on a lobbyist to work with the association in the capital and added to its state membership roster.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--A bill, called the Identity Information Protection Act, that passed in the California State Senate in May and has been sent to the second legislative house, could potentially prohibit the use of RFID technology in state issued documents.
HARTFORD, Conn.--The Connecticut Alarm & Systems Integrators Association legislation committee and its lobbyist will meet throughout the summer to craft a criminal background check guideline that could be considered for the next state legislation session.
MARKHAM, Ontario--The Canadian Security Association proposed changes to its national constitution as part of a five-year strategic development plan--an initiative that will continue to make CANASA the voice of Canadian security professionals.
The association proposed four components to include in its constitution to further reflect membership, leadership, professionalism and growth.
BOISE, Idaho--When some members of the Idaho security industry witnessed a lack of licensing and standards within the state's industry, they formed a state association and became a chartered state association under the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association in an effort to streamline regulatory options.
An official name of the association or its organization structure, such as dues and an election process, has not been ironed out, but those details are expected to be finished in the coming months.
LAS VEGAS--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association honored Cecil Hogan, past president of the NBFAA, with the 2004 Morris F. Weinstock person of the year award in recognition of a lifetime of service to the security industry at an evening event hosted by the NBFAA and the Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation on April 5.
LAS VEGAS --National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association members are closer to having a choice when it comes to association status, now that the NBFAA board of directors approved moving forward membership revisions in the beginning of April that would enable members of the organization an option to join at the state or the national level--a first for this industry association.
The changes, which were recommended by the ad hoc committee formed by the Chartered State Association a year ago, would give a choice to either become a member of the national association or the state association.
LAS VEGAS--A4Vision's debuted its 3-D facial biometric enrollment camera and was named "Best of Show" by the Security Industry Association as part of its New Product Showcase held during ISC West.
The judges chose the product from a field of 83 products that participated in the new product showcase.