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.
give alarm owners a chance to track and verify non-critical alarms
With false alarm prevention as the basis, along with the opportunity to take advantage of all that telecommunications technology has to offer, new verification options are entering the monitoring arena.
While none are designed to eliminate the need for existing central station services, many of the products coming on the market today give alarm owners a chance to track and even verify many non-critical alarms.
SAN FRANCISCO - In early September, both sides in the lawsuit filed by the California Alarm Association against the city of San Francisco were left waiting for a decision on seven cross-motions that will determine the future of the case.
The hearing on the motions was held in late-July, but mitigating circumstances caused a delay in the ruling, which had been expected almost immediately.
VIENNA, Va. - In late July, National Trade Producttions announced the winners of its first annual Profiles in Innovation Awards, which were presented at GOVSEC, a security conference geared toward the government sector.
The contentiousness displayed in the fight over verified response in Los Angeles is indicative of the relationship between police and alarm companies across the country, according to several in the industry.
One of the first steps in preventing false alarms, according to John Yusza, president of Monitor Controls Inc.
WASHINGTON - According to a release from the United States Department of DefenseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Biometrics Management Office, the department will use biometrics in its classified and unclassified systems to improve both physical and cyber security.
By 2010, the DOD said it might require that all military, civilian and contractor personnel provide such biometric identifiers as fingerprints or iris scans to enter buildings or access data.
WASHINGTON - The Office of Management and Budget has asked government chief information officers not to buy authentication or identity management technologies without getting the green light from either the E-Authentication team or the Federal Identity and Credentialing Committee.
The decision to rein in spending on authentication technologies came after a survey of government departments found that more than $160 million was earmarked for potentially inconsistent authentication and identity-management technologies.
A need to take security to the next level has given rise to the increased integration of biometric options with new and existing access control systems.
Where in the early days of biometrics the systems were often viewed as competitors or substitutes for traditional access control, today the focus is on making the best use of multiple components to serve diverse security needs.
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?