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Ontario will revise legislation to protect and secure

Starting in 2007, the new Private Security and Investigative Services Act would require licensing and training
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02/01/2005

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.

Securing a loan can be tough if you run a small firm

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02/01/2005

Whether company owners like it or not, most of them are going to need to seek some kind of financing at one point or another in the development of their business.

There are many reasons to secure funding.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

COBOURG, Ontario

Residents are now charged a fee for owning a residential alarm each year. The alarm provider will collect the fees and then advance it to the police.

TRANSMISSION

Microwaves provide a solution to long-distance transmissions
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02/01/2005

Although there are some limitations to its usage, microwave technology has certainly broadened the scope of security installations.

According to Keith Simpson, president and chief executive officer at Simpson Security Systems, an increasing number of jobs they are handling involve microwaves to move both data and video signals, including those from pan-tilt-zoom cameras.

When it comes to guard services, employers need not be on guard

Under the new private security officer employment act , companies have indirect access to criminal background info
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02/01/2005

WASHINGTON–Many 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.

NBFAA taps Chwat for gov't affairs post

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

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.

Crowell to keynote at TechSec Solutions on the technology wave

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02/01/2005

SARASOTA, 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.

WISE choice - women form leadership org.

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

DULUTH,Ga. - Women In Security Electronics, a non-profit professional networking organization has formed to provide professional development, mentoring and networking for women of the security market.

TRANSMISSION

Are you wired? You may not need to be anymore
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02/01/2005

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 finance market finally begins to heat up

It still may be a challenge to find the right financing partner, but the money and interest in security is there
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02/01/2005

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.

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Poll

SSN News Poll May 2017

Big data, utilizing the abundance of data gathered by various devices, was a consistent theme at TechSec 2017. An entire session tackled the topic, which you can read more about here. Panelists in TechSec’s "Monitoring the next tech" talked about the value of data in the wholesale monitoring world. Where do you see the benefit of data analytics?