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Are you wired? You may not need to be anymore
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02/01/2005

The security industry's options continue to improve when it comes to reliable and quick video and data transmission

Homeland security-based concerns, especially regarding the addition of cameras for surveillance, has stepped up efforts to improve and enhance video transmission, both from a wired and wireless standpoint.

As more cameras are added to the security equation, the means to get clear images and accurate data from multiple points has intensified.

The finance market finally begins to heat up

It still may be a challenge to find the right financing partner, but the money and interest in security is there
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02/01/2005

The financial side of the security industry has gone through its ups and downs in recent years.

A shrinking pool of specialty lenders, more stringent financing guidelines and for those looking to sell accounts, lower multiples, are just some of the challenges faced by installers and systems integrators seeking financing for capital improvements or to grow their business.

State group moves to the front of the security learning curve

Continuing education units gain approval from state committee for electrical license holders
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02/01/2005

WILTON, Conn. - Connecticut’s regulations review committee approved continuing education regulations for electrical license holders.

Dealer programs can prove to be a useful finance tool

The stigma associated with dealer programs - that they foster financially unsound firms - is beginning to change
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02/01/2005

While many owners of alarm companies traditionally think they only have two sources to raise capital for their business, securing a loan from a specialty lender or one from a local bank, they often forget about another, and often readily available solution - dealer programs.

For years, the security industry has attached a stigma to dealer programs.

Event unites integrators and end users

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

SARASOTA, Fla. - Security Systems News and sister publication Security Director News have teamed up to create TechSec Solutions, a conference about the security industry’s shift to IP, wireless, software and networking technologies.

Ontario will revise legislation to protect and secure

Starting in 2007, the new Private Security and Investigative Services Act would require licensing and training
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02/01/2005

ONTARIO - The government here has introduced a Private Security and Investigative Services Act that if passed would make licensing and training mandatory for all private and proprietary security personnel.

The proposed legislation will implement licensing, license portability, training, and standards for uniforms, equipment and vehicles used by security personnel.

Securing a loan can be tough if you run a small firm

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02/01/2005

Whether company owners like it or not, most of them are going to need to seek some kind of financing at one point or another in the development of their business.

There are many reasons to secure funding.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

COBOURG, Ontario

Residents are now charged a fee for owning a residential alarm each year. The alarm provider will collect the fees and then advance it to the police.

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Microwaves provide a solution to long-distance transmissions
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02/01/2005

Although there are some limitations to its usage, microwave technology has certainly broadened the scope of security installations.

According to Keith Simpson, president and chief executive officer at Simpson Security Systems, an increasing number of jobs they are handling involve microwaves to move both data and video signals, including those from pan-tilt-zoom cameras.

When it comes to guard services, employers need not be on guard

Under the new private security officer employment act , companies have indirect access to criminal background info
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02/01/2005

WASHINGTON–Many states already mandate security license requirements for guard applicants by conducting criminal background checks locally, but there is no way to tell if the applicant has a checkered past in a different state. Under the new Private Security Officer Employment Authorization Act, part of the National Intelligence Reform Act, the industry will have indirect access to criminal history information of contract and proprietary security personnel applicants.

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