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Homeland Security initiatives should boost the GPS market

Some say it is just a matter of time before the GPS segment of the security industry takes off in a big way
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04/01/2003

With strong ties to Homeland Security propositions as well as growing interest from both the corporate and private sectors, players in the Global Positioning Systems market say it is just a matter of time before this segment of the security industry takes off in a big way.

“GPS is changing the world,” stated Glenn McGonnigle, senior executive for VistaScape, an Atlanta-based software company that has made GPS a key component in its product.

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.

Graybeards plans seminar program

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

LONG GROVE, Ill. - Ron Davis, managing partner of Davis Marketing Group, has developed a new presentation designed for both national and regional associations.

NBFAA rolls out NatCom

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03/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - At its spring conference at the end of March, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association is planning to begin a program designed to foster better communication between its state chapters and the nation-al organization.

Identix lands defense contract

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

MINNETONKA, Minn. - Fingerprint biometric company Identix said it had landed a contract from the U.

ISC West Las Vegas

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

International Security Conference West 2003
Exposition:
Wednesday, March 26-
Friday, March 28
Seminars:
Tuesday, March 25-
Thursday, March 28
Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev. 

It’s back to Las Vegas for this year’s International Security Conference, and this year the show is later in the season and the weather warmer.

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.

The Feb.

Intelli-Check partners with Bioscrypt

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

WOODBURY, N.Y.

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