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NBFAA launches insurance program

Security America culminates two years of efforts by association
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12/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - After more than two years of planning, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has introduced a new risk retention group that will allow its members to take advantage of liability insurance at a reduced rate.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

MAULDIN, S.C.

DOD extends deadline for smart-card rollout to April

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Faced with the daunting task of issuing common access cards for its more than four million employees, the U.S.

DNA Sciences takes top award at NSS

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Applied DNA Sciences Inc. took home best in show, called the Innovation Award, for the 2003 National Summit on Security New Product Showcase at the National Summit on Security, held here from Oct.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas

In late August, the city council here adopted changes to its alarm ordinance that require property owners to renew their alarm permits annually. Alarm permit holders and monitoring companies were notified by mail of the changes, which took effect immediately.

Fort Worth City Council bows to pressure

Councilors rethink verified response after residents protest proposal
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11/01/2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - After a week that featured resident protests and an anti-ordinance ad placed in the local paper, the Fort Worth City Council sent a proposed verified response policy back to committee for further review last month.

The proposal would have eliminated alarm permits that are now required in the city and allowed police to respond to alarms only if there were proof of a problem, provided by a monitoring company, guard service, resident or eyewitness.

STANDARDS

Who should set security standards?
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11/01/2003

A maturing security industry, impacted by factors ranging from the false alarm issue to emerging technologies to mandates related to government contracts, is increasingly turning its attention to the creation and adoption of standards to keep it competitive and viable.

Most observers seem in agreement that standards administered and coordinated by the American National Standards Institute, which helps develop voluntary standards in the United States, will improve the industry and its standing within the global business community, as well as that industry-specific organizations should address issues related to their members.

Cameras at NSS catch laptop thief

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11/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Thanks to video cameras left recording at two exhibitor booths at the National Summit on Security, a Freeman Decorating employee was caught on tape stealing a pair of laptops from two exhibitor booths and the stolen items were recovered.

Video transmission company NVT caught one of the incidents on video the night prior to the show opening.

TRANSMISSION

Blurring of lines creates challenges, opportunities
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11/01/2003

As boundaries are crossed between the needs of those managing physical security and those running the company’s information network, the question is raised: Who is ultimately in charge?

Paul Smith, chief operating officer for DVTel, Paramus, N.J.

Adams-Scat sued in robbery shooting

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11/01/2003

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Adams-Scat Security Systems is facing a lawsuit from the father of a convenience store clerk who was killed when the store’s security system sounded an audible rather than a silent alarm.

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