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Garrett finishes walk-through installations

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

GARLAND, Texas - In June, Garrett Metal Detectors finished installing the last of $1 million worth of walk-through devices at airports across the United States, which followed Garrett’s ongoing deal as the sole supplier of hand-held metal detectors used by the Transportation Security Administration.

In the last year, Garrett has delivered more than 11,000 of its SuperWands to U.

NBFAA brings conference to Washington

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association will hold its annual convention in conjunction with the National Summit on Security from Sept.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Marysville, Wash.

Under an ordinance passed by the City Council earlier this year, police here will start fining people for false alarms, which the council defined as any alarm not triggered by an intruder.

Electronic locking systems offer high tech, but on a small scale

Software-driven intelligence provides users with options that were unavailable with previous standalone products
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08/01/2003

Standalone locking products, powered by electronic components and made more adaptable with built-in software, are bridging the gap between basic lock and key offerings and more sophisticated networked access control systems.

Electronics is at the heart of this trend combining smart systems with standalone locks, said Tom Harris, vice president-product management for YSG Door Security Consultants, Charlotte, N.

Tim Russert to keynote at National Summit on Security

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The National Summit on Security announces that Tim Russert has accepted its invitation to keynote at the upcoming National Summit on Security on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Washington Convention Center.

There’s still room for sophisticated hardware in a software-savvy world

Despite technology, demand for ‘strong locks’ high
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08/01/2003

High-security locking systems, made up of the toughest bolts and impossible to pick or drill mechanisms, are still garnering a lot of attention among those seeking security solutions.

But even with the advances and options offered by electronics-based systems and access control, sometimes a strong lock is just what people are looking for, said Mike Groves, vice president at Federal Lock & Safe, Arlington, Va.

Jim Spencer, industry veteran, passes away at 61

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Security industry veteran Jim Spencer, known as a mentor and coach to many, passed away July 11 at the age of 61.

The fall conference season kicks-off

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Back-to-back conferences include the ASIS International event in New Orleans and National Summit on Security in Washington

This year’s fall conferences are expected to be exciting events, both in the interest drawn from attending and exhibiting security companies and the opportunities to meet new people.

For the first time, Security Systems News has put together a combined ASIS International and National Summit on Security pre-show issue.

Strategic Vista names Katz to head Digimerge

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

TORONTO, Ontario - Strategic Vista International Inc. has appointed Len Katz as president and chief operating officer of its Digimerge Technologies Inc.

The right response

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Sonitrol central aids police in foiling burglary attempt

HIALEAH, Fla. - A monitored Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale system installed at South Florida tobacco retailer Tobacco King alerted police to three burglars attempting to break into the store through the roof.

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