WASHINGTONÃ¢â‚¬â€œManyÃ‚Â 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.
SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association contracted veteran lobbyist John Chwat as head of government affairs to review, report, monitor and counsel state and federal legislation.
SARASOTA,Ã‚Â Fla. - The former deputy director of the National Security Agency will keynote the opening session of TechSec Solutions, a conference dedicated to the convergence of IT and security and the information systems needed by integrators to be part of this change.
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 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.
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.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Security Systems News and sister publication Security Director News have teamed up to create TechSec Solutions, a conference about the security industryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shift to IP, wireless, software and networking technologies.
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.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?