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False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2005

DURHAM, N.C.

New Industry association materializes in the Gem State

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06/01/2005

BOISE, Idaho--When some members of the Idaho security industry witnessed a lack of licensing and standards within the state's industry, they formed a state association and became a chartered state association under the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association in an effort to streamline regulatory options.
An official name of the association or its organization structure, such as dues and an election process, has not been ironed out, but those details are expected to be finished in the coming months.

NBFAA honors leaders

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2005

LAS VEGAS--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association honored Cecil Hogan, past president of the NBFAA, with the 2004 Morris F. Weinstock person of the year award in recognition of a lifetime of service to the security industry at an evening event hosted by the NBFAA and the Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation on April 5.

NBFAA members may select association status after approval

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05/01/2005

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.

SIA's New Product Showcase honors A4Vision at ISC west

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05/01/2005

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.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2005

Allentown, Penn.
The Pennsburg borough council stiffened the town's false dispatch ordinance in April.

Fire alarm system alerts authorities to business ablaze

The RIght Response
SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2005

SAN ANTONIO--In early March, the Aprotex Corp. of Midland, Texas, a third-party monitoring station, received an alert on an alarm from a customer's business here.

State group moves to the front of the security learning curve

Continuing education units gain approval from state committee for electrical license holders
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02/01/2005

WILTON, Conn. - Connecticut’s regulations review committee approved continuing education regulations for electrical license holders.

Dealer programs can prove to be a useful finance tool

The stigma associated with dealer programs - that they foster financially unsound firms - is beginning to change
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02/01/2005

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.

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