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Digital poised to take over the CCTV market

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2002

Lower cost, a greater selection and a series of transitional products have spurred the interest, say some.
Whether the transition comes as quickly as a couple of years, or is stretched out over a longer period, manufacturers concur the move to digital systems for recording and storing CCTV data is under way.

U.K. charity offers help, free security equipment to elderly

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom-A grant through a charity is giving local elderly information, assistance and funding toward the installation of home security devices, including additional locks, door chains and security lighting.

Through the Age Concern, a Blackpool-based charity, elderly are eligible to have these items supplied and installed free of charge.

Brivo, Bioscrypt partner on access control

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

ARLINGTON, Va.-Brivo Systems has signed a marketing collaboration with Bioscrypt Inc.

Download the latest Security Stats

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

To download the latest .pdf file of Security Stats, just click on the link below;

Security Stats- March.

Power supply developers take their cues

It's an evolution that's bringing
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03/01/2002

about change in the power supply market
It's evolution, not revolution, that is bringing about change in the power supply segment of the security products industry.

As CCTV, access control and home security systems undergo more sophisticated development, so too do the power supplies and back-up batteries that work with these technologies.

State bills to exempt taxes on home security, fire equipment

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03/01/2002

At least three states are currently considering legislation that would exempt certain security or fire equipment from state sales and use taxes, including fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

In New Jersey, S.

Alarm company held responsible for teller's death

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

TAVARES, Fla.-A jury in Lake Circuit Court ruled in February that a Tampa alarm company is partially responsible for flaws in security that led to a death of a teller and the paralysis of another during a 1999 bank robbery in Mount Dora.

Midwest city investigating licensure

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa-City officials here are considering instituting a licensure requirement for alarm companies that's included in a fire code before the City Council.

The consideration comes amid a growing number of false alarms, about 60 every month, or 43 percent of all fire calls, according to city fire officials.

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Poll

SSN News Poll August 2019

According to new research from Parks Associates, interest in DIY security systems is on the rise with 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months planning to buy a system that is self-installed. This month’s News Poll looks to gauge reader’s thoughts on DIY’s impact on security overall.