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'Net neutrality' necessary for end users' alarms

Industry takes action to ensure ISPs do not interfere with alarm data; ESA, AICC petition FCC

WASHINGTON—Concerned about fair, reliable and accurate transmission of alarm data, the ESA and the Alarm Industry Communications Committee are urging the FCC to support net neutrality.

Gunfire detection for critical infrastructure

Getting first responders on site faster is key, SST says

NEWARK, Calif.—SST, a provider of gunshot detection and analysis software, can also be a resource to help security directors deal with active shooters and explosive attacks, according to SST CEO Ralph Clark.

Westward ho for Mutualink

‘Urban shield,’ a massive tactical exercise in Northern California, marks provider’s move into the region

OAKLAND, Calif.—Mutualink—a provider of an interoperable communications platform that enables community-wide multimedia sharing of emergency radio, voice, text, video and data files—is expanding its reach West.

North American port security market poised to expand

Physical security applications on the rise include access control, video surveillance and analytics, screening and scanning devices

FORT WORTH, Texas—The North American physical security market for marine ports is expected to maintain consistent growth over the next five years, due in part to the perception of the government that critical infrastructure facilities are prime targets for terrorists, according to a new report from MicroMarketMonitor, a market research company based here.

Panera: No guns with your buns, please


ST. LOUIS—Panera Bread, joining a growing number of establishments, has asked customers to refrain from bringing their firearms along when they visit the company’s 1,800 bakery-cafés in 45 states and in Canada.

CEO Ronald Shaich made the request Sept. 8.  

Membership expansion is goal for new IAHSS executive director Colleen Kucera


GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill.—Colleen Kucera, the newly appointed executive director of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, believes there’s “plenty of room for growth” in the organization as long as that growth is managed and structured.