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Jim Spencer, industry veteran, passes away at 61

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Security industry veteran Jim Spencer, known as a mentor and coach to many, passed away July 11 at the age of 61.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

Grand Prairie, Texas

To combat false alarms and the drain on police, police officials here have proposed that they no longer respond to alarms unless a valid permit is on file with the city.

Under the proposal, alarm owners would pay a $25 annual permit fee, which is anticipated to generate $405,000 a year.

U.K. site expected to add to Southwest Microwave’s European growth

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07/01/2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - With the opening of an office in the United Kingdom, Southwest Microwave, a company that specializes in microwave sensors used in military and industrial applications, expects the European market to account for 30 percent of its business within the next 18 months.

Focus on functionality clears way for fire system integration

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07/01/2003

With the focus increasingly turning to maximum system functionality, the integration of fire control and detection with other building activities such as access control and HVAC operations is taking center stage.

The movement over the past two decades has been toward integrating multiple systems from myriad suppliers rather than following the old model of one-system-fits-all.

Senstar-Stellar opens demo area

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

OTTAWA - Outdoor perimeter detection company Senstar-Stellar Corp. opened a demonstration and training facility here.

Cooperation, planning makes systems integration work

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07/01/2003

What makes sense from a building systems or even security point of view may not always be the best solution in the event of a fire. That’s why, noted Steve Sargent, director of worldwide sales for Keltron, project management “is critically important” as systems integration gets under way.

NBFAA stymied in attempts to broaden background check legislation

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07/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Attempts by the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association to broaden the content of the Private Security Officer Employment Authorization Act of 2003 to include criminal background checks on personnel beyond private security personnel has been unsuccessful so far.

Judge denies CAA’s bid for injunction

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07/01/2003

SAN FRANCISCO - A judge in San Francisco County denied the request of the California Alarm Association for a preliminary injunction that would stop police here from implementing an alarm ordinance to make alarm companies operating within city limits legally responsible for collecting and remitting false alarm fines to the city.

Although both sides met in a hearing May 21, the decision was handed down in early June.

O’Gara report: Business gains

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

on horizon
WASHINGTON - Security consulting firm The O’Gara Co. released a report noting that forward-looking companies will find new business opportunities in the Homeland Security market, with federal spending in the private sector market expected to grow to $7.

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