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Security opps abound with building management
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09/01/2004

Integrating components allows for streamlined operations and greater efficiencies of security with other systems

The possibilities seem to be infinite and the benefits tangible.

By integrating the security components of a building, such as CCTV, access control and the like with the basic building management controls, companies can streamline their operations and mine data to make the building safer and more efficient to run.

Research program will focus on relationship of technology and privacy

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09/01/2004

OTTOWA, Ontario - Even though Canada’s privacy law went into effect January 1, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has launched a research program that will study the effects of technology and privacy - with a section specifically focusing on video surveillance, radio frequency identification and biometrics, among other commonly used security technologies.

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has already established guidelines for the use of video surveillance cameras and some may look at the research program as a way for the office to set additional rules for emerging technologies.

Fight against no-response begins in Milwaukee

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09/01/2004

MILWAUKEE - This mid-western city has become the latest battleground over a plan by police to stop responding to burglar alarms, unless verified by a third party.

Alarm professionals first learned about the Milwaukee Police Department’s decision in July.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

Fremont, Calif.

The Fremont Police Department has decided to scale back their response to commercial burglar alarms.

Low-voltage licensing in Ky. impacts security installers

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08/01/2004

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A new state law requiring a license and background check to install low-voltage systems in Kentucky is the state’s first step towards oversight for security systems installers.

RiskBloc Consultancy latest risk management firm to form

New Seattle company will offer a variety of consulting services to the security industry
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08/01/2004

SEATTLE - riskBloc Consultancy announced its launch last month, emerging in a field of security consulting firms that include Applied Risk Management, Control Risks Group and Kroll Inc.

The company offers risk management services that range from physical and network security consulting through security-related training classes.

Florida attorney general nixes disclosure of alarm owner list

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08/01/2004

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Although the advisory legal opinion issued by the Florida attorney general says the names and addresses of security system owners are confidential and not required to be disclosed upon request, the opinion is not law and does not prevent future challenges in court.

Core focus: FSS returns to its financial sector roots

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08/01/2004

DALLAS - It’s all about getting back to basics.

Financial Security Services, a provider of financial services to the security industry that dabbled in a number of different industry sectors, has returned the company’s focus back to its specialty - offering financial services.

Colby takes over president post

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association’s newly elected president took office July 1, with Scot Colby replacing Cecil Hogan in this position.

Photo, biometrics use is in the cards

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08/01/2004

As visitor management system technology advances, many believe the focus will be on adding photographs.

Although not widely used now, Joe Wright, director of marketing for Fargo Electronics, said today’s visitor management software allows companies to scan driver’s licenses, passports or ID cards and incorporate these images into visitor badges.

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SSN News Poll November 2016

ASIS International's 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits sparked a lot of conversations about the technologies and issues within the industry today. Which technologies were most talked about, and what are the industry's biggest challenges?