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False Alarm Ordinance Watch

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2004

Clark County, Wash.

Under an ordinance adopted by Clark County commissioners, alarm owners living in unincorporated areas must pay a $20 annual registration fee and fines up to $300 for false alarms.

ISC West turnout reaches beyond industry expectations

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05/01/2004

LAS VEGAS - Security professionals who descended upon America’s playground for the 2004 International Security Conference & Exposition contributed to a 17 percent increase in attendees in comparison to last year’s show.

Reed Exhibitions, organizer of the annual event, reported that out of the 19,439 people who visited the show, 55 percent of attendees were dealers and 24 percent were end users.

Lifestyle takes alternate approach

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05/01/2004

DALLAS - Lifestyle Innovations filed its quarterly report in March - a narrative that revisits missteps the company has experienced over the past year.

In the last 12 months, the company has played a part in a number of failed transactions.

Conference highlights financial opportunity in security

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05/01/2004

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Some of the most well-known names in the security industry recently pitched their business strategies to leading players of the finance community who are looking to invest in today’s growing and thriving security market.

ISC West in Las Vegas

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2004

Our March issue featured pre-show new product announcements, some seminar recommendations and a brief highlight of other events scheduled for ISC West 2004 in Las Vegas, but this month’s issue is all about products.

To browse a compilation of the latest in DVRs, access control products, smoke detectors, and just about anything else you could imagine, all scheduled to make their security industry debut at the show, visit our roundup of ISC West New Product introductions.

Home systems get a boost from automation roll out

Automation benefits in other aspects of life, such as cars and at work, often whets the appetite for home systems
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05/01/2004

The sophistication that consumers have come to expect in their offices and even their automobiles has spurred the interest in, and market for, home automation systems.

Structured wiring has become the backbone of the office environment, noted Jacqie Soechtig, general manager for FutureSmart Products, Draper, Utah.

Fees and fines HOLD up L.A. ordinance

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04/01/2004

LOS ANGELES - The long process to craft a false-alarm ordinance that would be agreeable to both law enforcement and the alarm industry in Los Angeles is far from over, according to Jerry Lenander, executive director of the California Alarm Association.

In the first month of the new policy, the Los Angeles Police Department reported a 20 percent decrease in total alarm responses, according to Jerry Lenander.

Florida licensing bill closer to reality

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04/01/2004

TALLAHASEE, Fla. - A proposed bill that would add false alarm training and second-call alarm verification requirements to licensing standards in Florida is one step closer to passage after being referred to the Florida Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee in early March.

Customer list deemed confidential by new state legislation

California’s new law finalizes debate between alarm companies and state officials
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04/01/2004

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A back-and-forth debate between California municipalities and alarm companies over whether their customer lists are considered confidential information and protected under a federal privacy act has been settled by a new state law.

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Poll

SSN News Poll March 2018

A variety of companies in the security and life safety space exhibited at CES, some launching products there. ADT launched its new ADT Go app and Medical Guardian announced the Freedom Guardian, to name a couple. Were you at the show?