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False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

Botetourt County, Va.

County officials are embarking on a public awareness campaign to lessen the number of false alarms.

Telular gains GSA listing

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. - Telular Corp.

Congressional panel to review surveillance technologies

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

WASHINGTON - Two Democratic senators have introduced legislation that would examine and set standards around the use of different surveillance technologies, including CCTV and biometrics, in order to protect the privacy of the public.

Under the Security and Liberty Preservation Act, legislation co-sponsored by Sen.

Video transmission moves to next level

of sophistication with expanded options
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12/01/2002

As network and digital camera use grows, so grows the need for transmitting these cameras' images in the fastest, clearest formats possible.

"What has always been an issue," explained Ben Donahue, director of product development for Axcess Inc.

Own a City program takes off, eyed by others

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12/01/2002

SPOKANE, Wash. - A statewide program here designed to foster a better relationship between the alarm industry and local police and fire officials is now being considered for adoption by other states and the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association.

Fargo sales hit $17.8 million;

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

debt paid down
MINNEAPOLIS - Fargo Electronics in October reported net sales for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, of $17.

Wireless touted as next wave

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12/01/2002

Despite the fairly rapid changes taking place in the video transmission market, spurred by the acceptance of digital technology and improved bandwidth and compression scenarios, industry players are already looking ahead to the next wave of technology.

Craig Scott, director of marketing and product management for Silent Witness, said "the next move is to wireless.

Nice Systems buys Thales

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

RA'ANANA, Israel - Nice Systems announced in October it completed its acquisition of Thales Contact Solutions, a developer of customer-facing technology for public safety, wholesale trading and call centers.

Nice Systems bought Thales for $30 million, plus 2.

Siemens opens flagship central

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11/01/2002

IRVING, Texas - Siemens Security Systems has opened a new, 9,000-square-foot central station at the company's Dallas area campus that provides a redundant back up monitoring network for its customers in the U.S.

Network cameras put focus on versatile security options

While network cameras won't soon replace existing analog and digital cameras, these web-friendly products are becoming
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11/01/2002

With products aimed at both the low and high ends of the security market, network camera manufacturers are witnessing steadily increasing interest in this next generation technology.

While the current consensus is that network cameras won't soon replace existing analog and digital cameras, these web-friendly products, with built-in servers and Internet and Ethernet capabilities that surpass the capabilities of their analog counterparts, are becoming attractive to everyone from homeowners and small business people to large, multi-campus organizations.

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