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Lawmakers debate dueling security tax breaks

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01/01/2004

WASHINGTON - Just days before the end of the 2003 legislative session, lawmakers began discussions on a new piece of legislation that would grant businesses tax breaks for buying security equipment, the second such bill to be unveiled in 2003.

Introduced in late November by Rep.

STANDARDS

Who should set security standards?
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01/01/2004

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.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

LaPorte County, Ga.

The city and county of LaPorte has adopted an ordinance allowing police to fine businesses and homeowners for the cost of false dispatches from alarm systems unless there is a malfunction with the system.

SURVEILLANCE

Digital conversion is coming, but the question remains: How soon?
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01/01/2004

Although sales of analog components are predicted to continue for several more years, most in the industry believe the conversion to digital security systems will continue at a fairly rapid pace.

“Market analysts still predict sales of analog recorders beyond 2007,” pointed out Bill Durno, product manager-digital storage for Silent Witness.

The Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

Sonitrol central aids in arrest

STOCKTON, Calif. - Son-itrol’s central station here has been credited with apprehending a burglar who broke into a telecom business last month.

Network cameras make headway thanks to quality and price

Some predict that in only a few years down the road there will be minimal price difference between digital network cameras
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12/01/2003

Although still a relatively small part of the overall security camera marketplace, few in the industry will deny that network camera use is on the verge of exploding.

With prices falling, technology improving and security and IT departments increasingly more willing to share knowledge and bandwidth, the path seems clear for greater implementation of network cameras.

Network-based products point the way for the convergence of security, IT

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12/01/2003

With the ever-increasing move toward network-based systems, including IP cameras, has come the corresponding shift within the security sector to become more IT savvy, either through education or some abdication of control to the IT manager.

Calling it a “significant trend,” Scott Watson, vice president-video imaging systems division for JVC, said “now with IP, there’s a shift to the IT manager being involved in what happens on his network, or even a parallel network.

NBFAA launches insurance program

Security America culminates two years of efforts by association
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12/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - After more than two years of planning, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has introduced a new risk retention group that will allow its members to take advantage of liability insurance at a reduced rate.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

MAULDIN, S.C.

DOD extends deadline for smart-card rollout to April

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Faced with the daunting task of issuing common access cards for its more than four million employees, the U.S.

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