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Which is best: Shared or a separate network?

These days it’s more than a bandwidth issue when deciding which approach to take
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06/01/2004

Another way to address the issues related to bandwidth is to put security on its own network, rather than sharing the existing IT infrastructure. This addresses not only capacity problems, but also the increasingly difficult issue of who manages the network.

SIA prepares for cross-country tour

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Security Industry Association will hold its first Certified Security Project Manager program this month in Chicago.

Manitoba adds tax to monitoring services

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06/01/2004

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Once July 1 rolls around, monitoring stations in Manitoba will no longer be exempt from provincial taxes.

In a move that aligns this western Canada province with other provinces in the country, Manitoba is instituting a 7 percent tax on security investigation services.

Conference highlights financial opportunity in security

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05/01/2004

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Some of the most well-known names in the security industry recently pitched their business strategies to leading players of the finance community who are looking to invest in today’s growing and thriving security market.

ISC West in Las Vegas

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2004

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.

Home systems get a boost from automation roll out

Automation benefits in other aspects of life, such as cars and at work, often whets the appetite for home systems
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05/01/2004

The sophistication that consumers have come to expect in their offices and even their automobiles has spurred the interest in, and market for, home automation systems.

Structured wiring has become the backbone of the office environment, noted Jacqie Soechtig, general manager for FutureSmart Products, Draper, Utah.

NBFAA honors best of 2003

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2004

LAS VEGAS - The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association honored NBFAA Vice President George Gunning with the 2003 Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year Award in recognition of his lifetime of service to the security industry.

Simple Verification named ‘Best in Show’ at ISC West

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05/01/2004

LAS VEGAS - One day after oneID became incorporated as a company, its flagship product, Simple Verification, was named “Best in Show” by the Security Industry Association’s New Product Showcase at ISC West.

The judges at the Sands Convention Center chose the product from 64 entries.

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Poll

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?