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Public awareness, national security build case for biometrics

While the government sector has taken the lead on biometric use, the public sector has been a slower adopter
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02/01/2003

With public acceptance of biometric-related identification on the rise, and legislative attention focused on national security, players in the biometric security industry say the time is right for these systems to gain their rightful place as both logical and physical security devices.

A survey commissioned by SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, a non-profit organization and funded by the U.

Non-response a hot topic in Los Angeles

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02/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - After hearing protests from alarm industry representatives, the Los Angeles City Council voted 12-1 on Jan. 14 to delay the implementation of a controversial non-response policy recently approved by the Los Angeles police commission.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2003

Fort Myers, Fla.

In an attempt to cover the cost of responding to false alarms, Lee County commissioners are considering adopting an ordinance requiring a permit fee for each alarm installation.

SIAC spins off from AIREF, to continue CARE program

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02/01/2003

VIENNA, Va. - Seeking a way to engage in legislative lobbying and a new vehicle for the Coordinated Alarm Reduction Effort (CARE) program, the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF) has formed a separate entity which will be known as the Security Industry Alarm Coalition.

Plethora of options, innovations makes biometrics a field to watch

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02/01/2003

Even as industry observers and players point to the evolving use of biometric security technologies, the debate continues over which ones have gained or will gain the highest acceptance level and where the technology is headed.

Trevor Prout, director of marketing for the New York-based International Biometric Group, said different biometric solutions are appropriate for different applications.

First Capital inks new licensing pact

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2003

HOUSTON - First Capital International, a Houston-based technology company, has found a new distributor for their VIP home automation system.

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Apollo streamlines its ASTI line

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01/01/2003

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Access control manufacturer Apollo has rolled its ASTI brand under the Apollo name, a move to streamline operations and make it easier for customers to do business with the company.

MBFAA elects chair of alarm committee

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2003

ROCKFORD, Minn. -A monitoring center operations manager has been elected as the chairperson of the Minnesota Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s Alarm Response Management Committee.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2003

Enfield, Conn.

The town council unanimously passed an alarm ordinance in November that fines repeat false alarm offenders $50 for each false alarm.

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SSN News Poll June 2015

As a follow-up on its March 2014 acquisition of Nest, Google recently received a home-security-related patent. How do you think Google’s potential move into the home security space will affect you and the industry?

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