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Network cameras make headway thanks to quality and price

Some predict that in only a few years down the road there will be minimal price difference between digital network cameras
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12/01/2003

Although still a relatively small part of the overall security camera marketplace, few in the industry will deny that network camera use is on the verge of exploding.

With prices falling, technology improving and security and IT departments increasingly more willing to share knowledge and bandwidth, the path seems clear for greater implementation of network cameras.

Network-based products point the way for the convergence of security, IT

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12/01/2003

With the ever-increasing move toward network-based systems, including IP cameras, has come the corresponding shift within the security sector to become more IT savvy, either through education or some abdication of control to the IT manager.

Calling it a “significant trend,” Scott Watson, vice president-video imaging systems division for JVC, said “now with IP, there’s a shift to the IT manager being involved in what happens on his network, or even a parallel network.

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.

DOD extends deadline for smart-card rollout to April

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Faced with the daunting task of issuing common access cards for its more than four million employees, the U.S.

Alarm co. owner loses sign battle

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12/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - Bruce Boyer of Lone Star Security faces up to five years in prison after being convicted of 15 counts of illegally placing his company’s signs on public fences here.

In response to the city’s policy for responding to burglar alarms, Boyer posted five signs on telephone poles that read, “LAPD will no longer respond to your alarm! Lone Star Security will!”

This was not Boyer’s first run-in with Los Angeles’ city government.

Not so fast, says L.A. council

Proposed alarm program’s cost gives councilors pause
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12/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - If the Los Angeles City Council has its way, the compromise burglar alarm policy it adopted earlier this year, which was supposed to take effect Nov. 1, will be delayed.

STANDARDS

Who should set security standards?
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12/01/2003

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.

Carpenter to keynote CSR

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - David G.

Female guard wins discrimination lawsuit

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis security guard has won her sexual discrimination complaint against the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars and Marriott Hotels.

Kathryn Gruenhagen will receive $45,000 from the Marriott and $30,000 from the Jaguars.

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