LOS ANGELES - For the past several months, representatives from the alarm industry have been fighting to prevent implementation of a controversial non-response policy approved by the Los Angeles Police Commission in January.
Now, even as a task force is meeting to discuss the issue, at least one member of the task force thinks that court action may be necessary to prevent the police from enacting their policy.
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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“GPS is changing the world,Ã¢â‚¬Â stated Glenn McGonnigle, senior executive for VistaScape, an Atlanta-based software company that has made GPS a key component in its product.
Generating interest from the dealer community for new ideas has often been an issue, and players in the emerging Global Positioning SystemsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ market say gaining support for this new twist on security isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t any different.
Ray Menard, senior vice president-development/ technology division at Criticom International, Minneapolis, said with Ã¢â‚¬Å“tens of thousands of dealers in the industry, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quite a wide gamut of whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s represented in those dealers.
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.
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.
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.