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Les Gold speaks to limited liability

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04/01/2007

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--As the sun shined brightly outside the Loews Santa Monica hotel, site of the fifth annual Security Growth Conference, conference organizer Les Gold, of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, addressed a potentially dark cloud hanging over the traditional alarm industry.

Pixim nabs $15M in new funding

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04/01/2007

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Digital imaging provider Pixim announced March 7 a $15 million round of funding that will be used for new product development and working capital.

CoVi takes Certified program global

Selectron among first 30 trained partners
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04/01/2007

AUSTIN, Texas--Selectron, a regional commercial integrator based in Portland, Ore, since 1960, was among an early few to take advantage of CoVi Technologies' Certified Solution Provider Program for its Crystal HD system. That program is now being offered to global integration partners with Cisco CCNA and/or Microsoft MCSE or A+ certifications.

Philly eyes installer licensing

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03/01/2007

PHILADELPHIA--The City Council here is considering an ordinance that requires licensing of "persons performing work on electrical and telecommunications systems." In the most recent draft of the ordinance, which will receive its first public hearing Feb.

IIPSEC seminars address trends for installers

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03/01/2007

COVENTRY, UK--IIPSEC 2007, a showcase for IP-based security technology applications, kicked off this year's show circuit here on January 23 with a series of well attended technical seminars aimed at installers, facilities managers, distributors and others, examining hardware and software used in IP-based security systems and issues related to the design and integration of such systems.
Brian Tilson, business development director for the security division of the Canada-based Lumenera corporation, touted the variety of ways video analytics can be deployed and accompanying advantages such technology can bring to security systems.

Alarm.com's new frontier

Company to push medical monitoring to its 450 dealers
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03/01/2007

MCLEAN, Va.--With the Jan.

Gov watch

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03/01/2007

NBFAA goal: four new bills before ISC West
John Chwat, legislative advocate for the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association said the NBFAA is pursuing sponsors for "at least four major legislative initiatives in both houses of Congress and I anticipate that these four bills will be introduced before ISC West." The bills have to do with life safety, fire alarms, security systems taxes and background checks.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2007

Austin, Texas
The Austin City Council voted in January to change the city's ordinance governing false alarms, according to the American Statesman. The fine structure has ratcheted up from a $50 fine starting with the sixth false alarm to a $50 fine for the fourth false alarm, $75 for six and seven, $100 for eight or more.

Amicus brief petition denied

NJBFAA, CSAA not allowed to chime in on Synnex
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03/01/2007

TRENTON, N.J.

GSA purchasing extended to local and state govs

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03/01/2007

WASHINGTON--State and local governments may now purchase security products, before events occur, "to support recovery from major disasters and acts of terrorism" from the Federal Supply Schedules of the General Services Administration, the GSA announced Feb. 1.

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