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Colby takes over president post

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association’s newly elected president took office July 1, with Scot Colby replacing Cecil Hogan in this position.

Photo, biometrics use is in the cards

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08/01/2004

As visitor management system technology advances, many believe the focus will be on adding photographs.

Although not widely used now, Joe Wright, director of marketing for Fargo Electronics, said today’s visitor management software allows companies to scan driver’s licenses, passports or ID cards and incorporate these images into visitor badges.

New issues spur visitor management growth

Growing need to address security, liability puts visitor systems front and center as part of access control option
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08/01/2004

Cited as a necessary element to address both security and liability risks within organizations, visitor management systems have moved to the top of the list as a part of an access control system.

“The deals are getting larger, the sales cycle is getting shorter,” explained Howard Marson, chief executive officer for EasyLobby.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

Fremont, Calif.

The Fremont Police Department has decided to scale back their response to commercial burglar alarms.

Low-voltage licensing in Ky. impacts security installers

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08/01/2004

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A new state law requiring a license and background check to install low-voltage systems in Kentucky is the state’s first step towards oversight for security systems installers.

RiskBloc Consultancy latest risk management firm to form

New Seattle company will offer a variety of consulting services to the security industry
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08/01/2004

SEATTLE - riskBloc Consultancy announced its launch last month, emerging in a field of security consulting firms that include Applied Risk Management, Control Risks Group and Kroll Inc.

The company offers risk management services that range from physical and network security consulting through security-related training classes.

Residential fire topics on the table

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

With the caveat that the information is “quite preliminary,” and some topics may be on the table to a higher or lesser degree than others, Lee Richardson, senior electrical engineer and staff liaison for NFPA 72, said the National Fire Protection Association is looking at a number of residence-related topics as it begins its code review process scheduled for completion in July 2006.

Among the issues up for discussion, he said, is the use of alarms that feature a parent’s recorded voice to get the attention of a sleeping child.

False Alarm Ordinance Watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

Clark County, Wash.

Under an ordinance adopted by Clark County commissioners, alarm owners living in unincorporated areas must pay a $20 annual registration fee and fines up to $300 for false alarms.

Security is the flavor of the month in government sector

Numerous contract projects available for security installers and manufacturers alike
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07/01/2004

WASHINGTON - Lately, it’s the talk of the town. Opportunities for security companies in the government sector are sprouting up and it’s not just for large companies.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

Collinsville, Mo.

Collinsville police are supporting a proposed ordinance that would impose fines for home and business owners who experience reoccurring false alarms.

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