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SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Radio back-up helps police foil break-in

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A monitored alarm system from Custom Alarm equipped with radio backup foiled a burglary attempt at a building belonging to a golf course here in June.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Providence, R.I.

Locksmiths push for national day of recognition

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09/01/2003

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - John Dorsey, who owns and operates Fast Lock & Safe here, has begun a petition process to have the president declare the first Monday in October Professional Locksmith’s Day.

OMB to standardize government authentication

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

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.

Understanding limits makes biometrics easier to implement

The market sees an uptick in more security systems marrying traditional access control with biometric technology
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09/01/2003

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.

Vistascape tests system along U.S. border

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09/01/2003

ATLANTA - Video surveillance software company Vista-scape Security Systems has garnered its largest contract to date in a pilot project that will test the company’s system along a 12-mile stretch between the Mexico and United States border.

The project marks the first border application for Vistascape’s software, which integrates with an existing surveillance system and helps manage data.

Court OKs lawsuit against firm

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

MUNCIE, Ind. - Nearly six years after a liquor store clerk was abducted and killed, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that his family can file a lawsuit against Tri-Etch Inc.

The right response

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Technician solves baby problem

DENVER - An alarm technician was able to calm an angry customer and solve a strange problem with the customer’s Concord Pro 6000 alarm panel after determining that the customer’s 16-month-old baby was unintentionally arming the home alarm system.

The customer had called Rocky Mountain Alarms here to complain that the alarm system was apparently arming itself and would sound an alarm when the homeowner opened a door when the system was supposed to be disarmed.

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SSN News Poll March 2017

Drones are making more of an entrance in security, as well as in the smart home space. Recently, Alarm.com announced that it is working on drones for the residential market. Sunflower Labs also detailed the ways drones can protect homes. Where is this technology headed?