LOS ANGELES - Bruce Boyer of Lone Star Security faces up to five years in prison after being convicted of 15 counts of illegally placing his companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s signs on public fences here.
In response to the cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s policy for responding to burglar alarms, Boyer posted five signs on telephone poles that read, Ã¢â‚¬Å“LAPD will no longer respond to your alarm! Lone Star Security will!Ã¢â‚¬Â
This was not BoyerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first run-in with Los AngelesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ city government.
A maturing security industry, impacted by factors ranging from the false alarm issue to emerging technologies to mandates related to government contracts, is increasingly turning its attention to the creation and adoption of standards to keep it competitive and viable.
Most observers seem in agreement that standards administered and coordinated by the American National Standards Institute, which helps develop voluntary standards in the United States, will improve the industry and its standing within the global business community, as well as that industry-specific organizations should address issues related to their members.
The editorial team at Security Systems News has scoured the seminar and workshop schedule for the National Summit on Security, and the seminars listed below are our picks from the list.
In addition to the sessions highlighted below,which by no means comprise an exhaustive list, there ar e a number of opportunities for NSS attendees to learn about government-related work, including homeland security initiatives.
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?