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Research program will focus on relationship of technology and privacy

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09/01/2004

OTTOWA, Ontario - Even though Canada’s privacy law went into effect January 1, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has launched a research program that will study the effects of technology and privacy - with a section specifically focusing on video surveillance, radio frequency identification and biometrics, among other commonly used security technologies.

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has already established guidelines for the use of video surveillance cameras and some may look at the research program as a way for the office to set additional rules for emerging technologies.

Fight against no-response begins in Milwaukee

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09/01/2004

MILWAUKEE - This mid-western city has become the latest battleground over a plan by police to stop responding to burglar alarms, unless verified by a third party.

Alarm professionals first learned about the Milwaukee Police Department’s decision in July.

The Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2004

Security system alarm ends Commercial robbery attempt
DOVER, Del. - After dealing with a number of break-ins over a six-month period, the Battery Warehouse of Dover enlisted the services of Sonitrol of Delaware.

cVideo named fast growing co.

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2004

SAN DIEGO - Network digital video application company cVideo will be named to Deloitte & Touche’s list of Technology Fast 50 Program, which recognizes the fastest growing technology companies in this area. The ranking is based on a percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues over a five-year period, from 1999 to 2003.

ISC East and ASIS offer variety of training programs

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2004

NEW YORK - A new program will be vying for attendees’ attention at ISC East 2004 - the ISC East Manufacturer Training Program.

The program, new to the conference and tradeshow this year, allows dealers and integrators the opportunity to learn about certain manufacturers’ products and services.

Florida attorney general nixes disclosure of alarm owner list

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08/01/2004

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Although the advisory legal opinion issued by the Florida attorney general says the names and addresses of security system owners are confidential and not required to be disclosed upon request, the opinion is not law and does not prevent future challenges in court.

Core focus: FSS returns to its financial sector roots

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08/01/2004

DALLAS - It’s all about getting back to basics.

Financial Security Services, a provider of financial services to the security industry that dabbled in a number of different industry sectors, has returned the company’s focus back to its specialty - offering financial services.

Colby takes over president post

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association’s newly elected president took office July 1, with Scot Colby replacing Cecil Hogan in this position.

Photo, biometrics use is in the cards

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08/01/2004

As visitor management system technology advances, many believe the focus will be on adding photographs.

Although not widely used now, Joe Wright, director of marketing for Fargo Electronics, said today’s visitor management software allows companies to scan driver’s licenses, passports or ID cards and incorporate these images into visitor badges.

New issues spur visitor management growth

Growing need to address security, liability puts visitor systems front and center as part of access control option
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08/01/2004

Cited as a necessary element to address both security and liability risks within organizations, visitor management systems have moved to the top of the list as a part of an access control system.

“The deals are getting larger, the sales cycle is getting shorter,” explained Howard Marson, chief executive officer for EasyLobby.

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