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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.

Security is the flavor of the month in government sector

Numerous contract projects available for security installers and manufacturers alike
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07/01/2004

WASHINGTON - Lately, it’s the talk of the town. Opportunities for security companies in the government sector are sprouting up and it’s not just for large companies.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

Collinsville, Mo.

Collinsville police are supporting a proposed ordinance that would impose fines for home and business owners who experience reoccurring false alarms.

School taps GE for upgrades

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

AUSTIN, Texas - The Arlington Independent School District of Texas is currently overhauling its surveillance systems, upgrading cameras within its schools and eyeing a change for its school bus surveillance product.

According to a GE Security press release, 20 of the district’s schools are outfitted a with CCTV system.

Transportation authority employee causes stir

Part-time security worker installed motion detector to alert of supervisor’s approach
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07/01/2004

PHILADELPHIA - A commercial motion detector found in a train car storage yard in Philadelphia was not the making of a terrorist plot, according to the FBI and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Rather, a full-time SEPTA employee, who also works part-time for an unnamed security alarm company, placed the device in order to be alerted when his supervisors approached.

They have a new name, but it’s the same association

Connecticut BFAA adopts different title to describe varied security services members offer
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07/01/2004

WILTON, Conn. - The Connecticut Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has adopted a new name, making it the second state security association to make such a change.

ISC West in Las Vegas

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

Our March issue featured pre-show new product announcements, some seminar recommendations and a brief highlight of other events scheduled for ISC West 2004 in Las Vegas, but this month’s issue is all about products.

To browse a compilation of the latest in DVRs, access control products, smoke detectors, and just about anything else you could imagine, all scheduled to make their security industry debut at the show, visit our roundup of ISC West New Product introductions.

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SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?