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Bandwidth issues still provide challenges for network cameras

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11/01/2002

Whether network cameras are sending images to users via the Internet or a private, secure network, system bandwidth continues to be part of the debate.

Frank Abram, vice president at Panasonic, explained the conundrum this way: "Our problem with networking is that the industry and the technology are ready to go on the network, but the networks aren't ready for us.

Siemens opens flagship central

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11/01/2002

IRVING, Texas - Siemens Security Systems has opened a new, 9,000-square-foot central station at the company's Dallas area campus that provides a redundant back up monitoring network for its customers in the U.S.

Network cameras put focus on versatile security options

While network cameras won't soon replace existing analog and digital cameras, these web-friendly products are becoming
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11/01/2002

With products aimed at both the low and high ends of the security market, network camera manufacturers are witnessing steadily increasing interest in this next generation technology.

While the current consensus is that network cameras won't soon replace existing analog and digital cameras, these web-friendly products, with built-in servers and Internet and Ethernet capabilities that surpass the capabilities of their analog counterparts, are becoming attractive to everyone from homeowners and small business people to large, multi-campus organizations.

As network cameras evolve, so too will recording options

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11/01/2002

The expanded use of network cameras is likely to have a ripple effect in how information is recorded and stored, according to network camera manufacturers interviewed by Security Systems News.

While current analog and digital camera systems are linked to VCRs, mulitplexers and DVRs, network cameras' Internet and intranet connections can allow information to be stored directly on PCs or into other more sophisticated storage devices.

IEI partners to add biometrics

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11/01/2002

CANTON, Mass. - International Electronics Inc.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2002

Country Club Hills, Mo.

Country Club Hills alderman recently voted to start charging fines for repeated false alarms at homes and businesses as part of increasing fees for several municipal permits.

Fourth association offers open fire, burg training

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11/01/2002

DAYTON, Ohio - One of the industry's low-profile trade associations that prides itself on training is collaborating with heavyweight Security Industry Association on an alarm technician training course that will be offered online.

The National Alarm Association of America, based here, has offered different types of training for the alarm industry since its inception in 1984, including an entry level course for alarm technicians offered both in a home study format and in a classroom setting currently being held in New York City.

Two certifications added to ASIS' ranks

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11/01/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Twenty-eight years after ASIS International created its certified protection professional (CPP) classification, the association is adding two more to its ranks– investigations professional and physical security professional.

Assa Abloy ITG gains Latin American presence

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11/01/2002

IRVINE, Calif. - To expand its reach in the Latin American market, Assa Abloy ITG recently bought product distributor Codas Electronica based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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