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Swing toward proactive technology fueled by software advancements

The latest advancements in intelligent software are putting the industry in a more dynamic mode
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03/01/2003

As the demand for and use of video surveillance grows, so has the need for intelligent software to drive and refine these systems. Security companies, software manufacturers and others are increasingly jumping into the fray with software that not only expands the scope of how images are captured, but then processes the resulting information for optimal results.

Good economics make the case

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03/01/2003

If all seems rosy for security industry software developers, there still exists the challenge of getting companies to invest in acquiring the latest technology.

Larry Bowe, director-product management and alliance development for Loronix, said the issue for the industry “is to articulate the return on investment.

Police eye 900 system to curb false alarms

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland - Faced with an increasing number of false alarms, the Newfoundland Department of Justice is looking toward a 1-900 system to make security system calls more efficient and effective.

R.I. police look to cameras

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

NEWPORT, R.I.

What’s on tap for ISC West

SSN Staff  - 
02/28/2003

- "SIA and Homeland Security in the 108th Congress: Issues for the Security Industry in 2003" on March 26 at 10 a.m.

- "Reaching the Federal Market – Insight into GSA's Federal Supply Schedules Program" on March 26 at 1 p.m.

- "Understanding Federal Government Security Criteria" on March 25 at 10 a.m.

- "Homeland Security and Unconventional Weapons" on March 25 at 10:00 a.m.

- "The Use of Smart Cards in Privacy-Sensitive Secure Identification Systems" at 10 a.m. on March 26.

ASIS develops new guidelines and standards

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2003

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - In response to what it perceives as a concerted need for standards regarding security issues in the U.

New NYBFAA head named

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2003

ALBANY, N.Y.

RRG not the first NBFAA program

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02/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - In its latest attempt to address members’ concerns over skyrocketing insurance, the NBFAA is forming a risk retention group (RRG) to provide affordable general liability coverage.

Public awareness, national security build case for biometrics

While the government sector has taken the lead on biometric use, the public sector has been a slower adopter
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02/01/2003

With public acceptance of biometric-related identification on the rise, and legislative attention focused on national security, players in the biometric security industry say the time is right for these systems to gain their rightful place as both logical and physical security devices.

A survey commissioned by SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, a non-profit organization and funded by the U.

Non-response a hot topic in Los Angeles

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02/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - After hearing protests from alarm industry representatives, the Los Angeles City Council voted 12-1 on Jan. 14 to delay the implementation of a controversial non-response policy recently approved by the Los Angeles police commission.

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