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SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

Fog system foils thieves

WINNEPEG, Manitoba - On Dec. 3, 2003, burglars smashed through the cinder-block bathroom wall of a Microplay video games retailer here using power tools.

Software is key in the integration world of access control

As integrators look to link access control with various security systems, software is what makes it all possible
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03/01/2004

More sophisticated access control systems, along with the convergence of physical security with other corporate functions such as building controls and human resources data bases that use the corporate IT network, has sparked continued evolution in access control-related software.

In his view, said Rudy Prokupets, chief technology officer and vice president-research and development for Lenel Systems International, customers are looking for seamless integration, open architecture and integration between electronic, or physical, security and IT security.

Three years later, video certification debuts

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03/01/2004

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - There are certification programs for fire systems, low voltage electronics and audio systems.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

Chattanooga, Tenn.

Police here will issue citations to burglar alarm owners who are responsible for excessive false alarm calls.

CSAA, insurance industry to cooperate on standards

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03/01/2004

VIENNA, Va. - In an effort to educate the public and the insurance industry, the Central Station Alarm Association is planning to meet with some of the largest property and casualty insurance companies in New York this summer.

Security co. owner gets 3 1/2 years

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

MIAMI - A former Miami-Dade police officer and owner of a security company here has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison following his conviction on six counts of tax evasion.

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Should integrators sacrifice profits in favor of increasing revenue?

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03/01/2004

In the day-to-day challenge of running a company, managers may make decisions to go down a slippery slope and sacrifice profitability in favor of more revenue. What happens when this occurs in a security systems integrator's business? There is a way to manage expenses for greater profitability and thus build value for a successful exit strategy.

Financial outlook improves, but challenges remain

Outside financial institutions take a wait and see approach while lenders that traditionally deal with the industry continue
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02/01/2004

While certainly not the doom and gloom scenario of the recent past, observers of and participants in the financial sector related to the security industry are still cautious about where things are headed, especially as they relate to financing alarm dealers.
“The financing environment for alarm companies is challenging,” noted Gregory Bortz, senior vice president-investment banking at Lehman Brothers.

L.A. alarm policy arrives with New Year

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02/01/2004

LOS ANGELES - When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, it not only signaled the beginning of 2004, but it also ushered in the Los Angeles Police Department’s new policy for responding to burglar alarms.

The new policy, while not an actual verified response policy, does include a verified response element that kicks in after two false alarms.

SIA to launch CPSM program at ISC West

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Security Industry Association plans to roll out its latest educational offering, the Certified Security Project Manager, at the ISC West show, which will be held from March 31 to April 2 in Las Vegas.

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