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False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

Calgary, Alberta

False alarms to the Calgary Police Service are continuing to drop, thanks to a fine introduced four years ago, but security companies are complaining the amount of the fine is too high.

According to a report in the Calgary Herald, since a $75 fine for a false alarm was established in 1999, the number of false burglar alarms reported to police has dropped 45 per cent.

Centrals poised for next phase in the usage of GPS

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04/01/2003

Generating interest from the dealer community for new ideas has often been an issue, and players in the emerging Global Positioning Systems’ market say gaining support for this new twist on security isn’t any different.

Ray Menard, senior vice president-development/ technology division at Criticom International, Minneapolis, said with “tens of thousands of dealers in the industry, there’s quite a wide gamut of what’s represented in those dealers.

ANSI forms standards panel

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The American National Standards Institute has established the Homeland Security Standards Panel, a coordinating body for the development of Homeland Security and emergency preparedness standards.

ANSI, a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.

CSAA and NBFAA team up for the first time

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04/01/2003

ORLANDO, Fla. - For the first time ever, two of the alarm industry’s major trade associations have teamed up for a joint trade show and symposium.

NCR includes Sensormatic devices in scanners

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

DAYTON, Ohio - NCR Corp. has begun to integrate Tyco Fire & Security’s Sensormatic anti-theft deactivation devices into its bioptic and single-window scanners.

Verified response proposal unlikely to come to Delaware

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04/01/2003

DOVER, Del. - Recently, the topic of verified response has been a hot one in the alarm industry, with many communities looking to follow the lead of the Los Angeles Police Commission and adopt a verified response policy for burglar alarms.

L.A. task force continues to debate non-response plan

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04/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - For the past several months, representatives from the alarm industry have been fighting to prevent implementation of a controversial non-response policy approved by the Los Angeles Police Commission in January.

Now, even as a task force is meeting to discuss the issue, at least one member of the task force thinks that court action may be necessary to prevent the police from enacting their policy.

City council fails to veto L.A. non-response

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03/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - A controversial non-response policy for Los Angeles is one step closer to reality after a vote by the Los Angeles City Council fell two shy of over-running a policy approved by the police commission.

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Intelli-Check partners with Bioscrypt

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

WOODBURY, N.Y.

American Building Control board members, CEO resign

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

LEWISVILLE, Texas - American Building Control, formerly known as Ultrak, saw changes in its top levels of management as the company’s chief executive officer and three members of the board of directors announced their resignations.

Company officials did not say in a press release why Chief Executive Officer Niklaus Zenger resigned, but attributed a new business strategy at the company to his tenure.

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