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Residential fire topics on the table

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

With the caveat that the information is “quite preliminary,” and some topics may be on the table to a higher or lesser degree than others, Lee Richardson, senior electrical engineer and staff liaison for NFPA 72, said the National Fire Protection Association is looking at a number of residence-related topics as it begins its code review process scheduled for completion in July 2006.

Among the issues up for discussion, he said, is the use of alarms that feature a parent’s recorded voice to get the attention of a sleeping child.

False Alarm Ordinance Watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

Clark County, Wash.

Under an ordinance adopted by Clark County commissioners, alarm owners living in unincorporated areas must pay a $20 annual registration fee and fines up to $300 for false alarms.

Security is the flavor of the month in government sector

Numerous contract projects available for security installers and manufacturers alike
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07/01/2004

WASHINGTON - Lately, it’s the talk of the town. Opportunities for security companies in the government sector are sprouting up and it’s not just for large companies.

Tournament raises money for research

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

LAS VEGAS - More than 100 participants turned out for the 2004 Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation/National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association golf tournament to benefit future AIREF industry research projects.

The event was held at Revere Golf Club just outside of Las Vegas, prior to the start of ISC West.

NBFAA officers win uncontested election

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The ballots have been counted for the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association’s annual officer election and all four candidates running uncontested for separate positions can now be called NBFAA officers.

Smarter systems offer better solutions in video arena

Bandwidth and compression technology are at the forefront as the industry looks to improve the quality of video
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06/01/2004

With network-based digital video surveillance at the heart of many security systems these days, issues related to bandwidth and compression are taking center stage.

Even though networks are becoming faster and growing quicker than before, “bandwidth and network capacity will always be your choke point,” said William L.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

St. Louis

A plan to reduce the frequency of false alarms here by bolstering fines as well as increasing operating standards for alarm companies is close to passage.

The Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

Neighbor’s system stops fatal disaster
BROOKLINE, Mass. - When a fire broke out in a Victorian townhouse here, it was not that home’s newly installed security and fire alarm system that alerted homeowners a fire was in progress in the attic, but a neighbor’s security system that told authorities about the blaze.

LESA calls it quits, SIAC to pick up the pieces

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06/01/2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Law Enforcement and Security Alliance, an association formed to promote dialogue about alarm-related issues between public and private organizations, folded last month after four years of operations.

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.

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SSN News Poll May 2017

Big data, utilizing the abundance of data gathered by various devices, was a consistent theme at TechSec 2017. An entire session tackled the topic, which you can read more about here. Panelists in TechSec’s "Monitoring the next tech" talked about the value of data in the wholesale monitoring world. Where do you see the benefit of data analytics?