LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A new state law requiring a license and background check to install low-voltage systems in Kentucky is the stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first step towards oversight for security systems installers.
With the caveat that the information is Ã¢â‚¬Å“quite preliminary,Ã¢â‚¬Â and some topics may be on the table to a higher or lesser degree than others, Lee Richardson, senior electrical engineer and staff liaison for NFPA 72, said the National Fire Protection Association is looking at a number of residence-related topics as it begins its code review process scheduled for completion in July 2006.
Among the issues up for discussion, he said, is the use of alarms that feature a parentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s recorded voice to get the attention of a sleeping child.
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 districtÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s schools are outfitted a with CCTV system.
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.