LAS VEGAS --National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association members are closer to having a choice when it comes to association status, now that the NBFAA board of directors approved moving forward membership revisions in the beginning of April that would enable members of the organization an option to join at the state or the national level--a first for this industry association.
The changes, which were recommended by the ad hoc committee formed by the Chartered State Association a year ago, would give a choice to either become a member of the national association or the state association.
LAS VEGAS--A4Vision's debuted its 3-D facial biometric enrollment camera and was named "Best of Show" by the Security Industry Association as part of its New Product Showcase held during ISC West.
The judges chose the product from a field of 83 products that participated in the new product showcase.
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.
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.
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.