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German students develop RFID zapper

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

BERLIN--Two tech-savvy college students here have developed a way to turn a simple disposable camera into a device that emits an electromagnetic pulse to disable RFID tags, the RFID Journal reported recently. A German privacy organization called FoeBuD plans to use their plans to manufacture and distribute the RFID Zapper to the European market.

The Security Network: bring local solutions to the country at large

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03/01/2006

SAN DIEGO--When it comes to homeland security, government and industry simply don't communicate well enough. So believes Lockheed Martin Orincon president Lou Kelly.

RFID tracks Japanese kids

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

YOKOHAMA CITY, Japan--AeroScout, Nissan Motors, NTT Data, and ITS Communications are combining to test a system in Yokohama City, Japan, whereby students within a 1.5-mile radius of a city school will be tracked via RFID, reported RFID Journal.

Georgia association breaks with NBFAA, renames

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02/01/2006

SAVANNAH, Ga.--The state's alarm association took on more than just a new name in late December--it also decided to operate independent of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

BELOIT, WIS.
At the start of the New Year, Beloit changed its false alarm ordinance from allowing three free false alarms in a calendar year to only three false alarms per security system, meaning that all false alarms stay on the books.

Alarm co. bookkeeper charged with embezzlement

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02/01/2006

NEW CANAAN, Conn.--The former bookkeeper for New Canaan Alarm Company, a family-run security company well known in the area, was arrested in January and charged with embezzling $676,172 over a three-year period.

Hear the latest on IP at TechSec Solutions

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--The upcoming TechSec Solutions Conference that will take place Feb. 26 through 28 in Savannah, Ga.

RFID testing goes outside U.S. MHz range

Odin gets two-year experimental FCC license affecting RFID's security applications
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01/01/2006

DULLES, Va.--Odin Technologies, a forerunner in RFID technology consulting and testing, announced a new ability to test RFID equipment in late November that will allow U.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

CAPE CORAL, Fla.
The city's new alarm ordinance raised $191,756 in its first six months, after expenses, but residents feel the program should not make money.

NBFAA supports security tax credit

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

IRVING, Texas--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association recently endorsed federal legislation to provide a tax credit to agricultural facilities that store and manufacture pesticide for implementing security measures.
Under the proposal, eligible agricultural businesses would receive a tax credit that equals 30 percent of the cost to implement security measures, up to $100,000 per facility.

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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?