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Security co. owner gets 3 1/2 years

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

MIAMI - A former Miami-Dade police officer and owner of a security company here has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison following his conviction on six counts of tax evasion.

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Former NYC police commissioner to deliver keynote at ISC West

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

LAS VEGAS - The former police commissioner of New York City who led the department in the days and months following the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks will be featured as the keynote speaker at 9 a.

SSN Editors’ ISC West seminar choices

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

Unique Solutions to Everyday Access Control Installation Challenges

Date: Tuesday, March 30

Time: 1 p.m.

Debt collection company notes surge in business

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03/01/2004

DALLAS - Alarm Debt Liquidation Group, a debt collection agency for the alarm industry, is set to relocate its headquarters to a new space three times larger than its current location.

A recent surge in business has been the catalyst for the relocation effort.

Authentication emerges as new layer of access security

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03/01/2004

While verification has been the mainstay of access control systems, many in the industry say that authentication and validation of documents - be it a card, passport, driver’s license or other form of identification - is the next frontier to be conquered.

Beyond determining whether a document is real comes the greater questions of is the person who is holding the document who they say they are and if so, what are they allowed to be doing?

Central databases are often used for this validation purpose, noted Phil Libin, president and co-founder of CoreStreet, a validation software provider based in Cambridge, Mass.

The Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

Fog system foils thieves

WINNEPEG, Manitoba - On Dec. 3, 2003, burglars smashed through the cinder-block bathroom wall of a Microplay video games retailer here using power tools.

Software is key in the integration world of access control

As integrators look to link access control with various security systems, software is what makes it all possible
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03/01/2004

More sophisticated access control systems, along with the convergence of physical security with other corporate functions such as building controls and human resources data bases that use the corporate IT network, has sparked continued evolution in access control-related software.

In his view, said Rudy Prokupets, chief technology officer and vice president-research and development for Lenel Systems International, customers are looking for seamless integration, open architecture and integration between electronic, or physical, security and IT security.

Should integrators sacrifice profits in favor of increasing revenue?

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03/01/2004

In the day-to-day challenge of running a company, managers may make decisions to go down a slippery slope and sacrifice profitability in favor of more revenue. What happens when this occurs in a security systems integrator's business? There is a way to manage expenses for greater profitability and thus build value for a successful exit strategy.

Financial outlook improves, but challenges remain

Outside financial institutions take a wait and see approach while lenders that traditionally deal with the industry continue
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02/01/2004

While certainly not the doom and gloom scenario of the recent past, observers of and participants in the financial sector related to the security industry are still cautious about where things are headed, especially as they relate to financing alarm dealers.
“The financing environment for alarm companies is challenging,” noted Gregory Bortz, senior vice president-investment banking at Lehman Brothers.

L.A. alarm policy arrives with New Year

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02/01/2004

LOS ANGELES - When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, it not only signaled the beginning of 2004, but it also ushered in the Los Angeles Police Department’s new policy for responding to burglar alarms.

The new policy, while not an actual verified response policy, does include a verified response element that kicks in after two false alarms.

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