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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.

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.

Verified response questioned in Dallas

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02/01/2007

DALLAS--A local television station here ran a story Dec. 28 featuring two business owners, accompanied by video clips, strongly criticizing the city's commercial verified response policy.

TechSec gathers IP experts in Dallas

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2007

YARMOUTH, Maine--United Publications, publishers of Security Systems News, Security Director News, and Security Systems News Europe, will kick off its third annual TechSec Solutions conference Feb. 26, with an exhibitor's dinner at Dallas' Fairmont Hotel.

UP issues SSN Europe

Continent-wide publication to build on NA model
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02/01/2007

PRAGUE--With an office here, United Publications has announced the launch of Security Systems News Europe, the company's fifth publication. Building on the formula used by Security Systems News, the paper will ship to a targeted 20,000 security system installers and integrators each month, delivering the news of the security industry.

Alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2007

Minneapolis, Minn.

The City Council here is considering a new alarm registration fee, which would cost homeowners $15 a year, businesses $40, the Downtown Journal reported.

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