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Calif. alarm company owner charged with murder

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

LODI, Calif. - Paul Alamo, owner of alarm installation and service company Alamo Alarm Co.

SURVEILLANCE

Digital revolution brings technology bridging products
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01/01/2004

Few have the funds to make a digital conversion overnight, so new technology helps make the transition easier

As the security industry continues its conversion to digital products and network-based systems, a host of interim products and solutions have sprung up, designed to ease companies into this transition.

With major investments having been made in analog cameras, matrix switchers and coax pipelines for CCTV systems, few companies have the funds or inclination to make a complete digital conversion overnight.

Lawmakers debate dueling security tax breaks

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01/01/2004

WASHINGTON - Just days before the end of the 2003 legislative session, lawmakers began discussions on a new piece of legislation that would grant businesses tax breaks for buying security equipment, the second such bill to be unveiled in 2003.

Introduced in late November by Rep.

STANDARDS

Who should set security standards?
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01/01/2004

A maturing security industry, impacted by factors ranging from the false alarm issue to emerging technologies to mandates related to government contracts, is increasingly turning its attention to the creation and adoption of standards to keep it competitive and viable.

Most observers seem in agreement that standards administered and coordinated by the American National Standards Institute, which helps develop voluntary standards in the United States, will improve the industry and its standing within the global business community, as well as that industry-specific organizations should address issues related to their members.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

LaPorte County, Ga.

The city and county of LaPorte has adopted an ordinance allowing police to fine businesses and homeowners for the cost of false dispatches from alarm systems unless there is a malfunction with the system.

SURVEILLANCE

Digital conversion is coming, but the question remains: How soon?
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01/01/2004

Although sales of analog components are predicted to continue for several more years, most in the industry believe the conversion to digital security systems will continue at a fairly rapid pace.

“Market analysts still predict sales of analog recorders beyond 2007,” pointed out Bill Durno, product manager-digital storage for Silent Witness.

The Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

Sonitrol central aids in arrest

STOCKTON, Calif. - Son-itrol’s central station here has been credited with apprehending a burglar who broke into a telecom business last month.

New ASIS president takes helm

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Bringing more than 25 years of experience in corporate security management and law enforcement, Shirley A.

NBFAA launches insurance program

Security America culminates two years of efforts by association
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12/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - After more than two years of planning, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has introduced a new risk retention group that will allow its members to take advantage of liability insurance at a reduced rate.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

MAULDIN, S.C.

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