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One WTC security chief resigns after breaches

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03/31/2014

NEW YORK—David Valazquez, the security chief at One World Trade Center, resigned March 28 after two security breaches at the building.

New Iverify CEO sees bigger opportunities with end users

‘We intend to compete in all segments,’ Sean Forrest says
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03/31/2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—In addition to adding new customers, Sean Forrest, the newly named CEO of Iverify, sees an immediate opportunity to offer more services to end users already using its systems.

Phoenix airport modernizes worker-badging process

Paperless system easier to update
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03/31/2014

PHOENIX–Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has streamlined the badging process for airport workers, a move that makes its access control system more efficient and secure, an official says.

Managed services for end users

Three integrators, of different sizes and expertise, all believe managed services is the best way to go, systems integrators say
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03/31/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Attend a few security conferences and you’re bound to hear the term “managed services” tossed around. Most of the time you’ll be advised that managed services is the way to go. But, how do you get there?

Who’s in charge? Study shows 91 percent of IT departments do video surveillance

IT increasingly involved in ‘purchase and operations of [video surveillance] equipment,’ according to study commissioned by Axis Communications
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03/24/2014

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Who’s in charge of video surveillance purchase and operations at corporations? Increasingly, that’s the domain of the IT department, according to a study commissioned by network video provider Axis Communications.

Cargo-theft recovery program launched in Canada

Expanded effort stems from online database
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03/24/2014

TORONTO—Industry groups have beefed up an online reporting system to fight the growing $5 billion cargo theft problem in Canada.

CO poisonings in two states may lead to expanded detector requirements

Take note, restaurant, hotel secuity end-users
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03/17/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Calls to expand mandates for carbon monoxide detectors in commercial buildings in New York and Maine have resulted from recent cases in those states of poisonings by the deadly gas—one of them fatal.

Viscom Systems tech guru on tech to look out for

4K and NFC technology will be big; cloud, not so much
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03/12/2014

WATERTOWN, Mass.—As ISC West 2014 nears, security experts, like Viscom Systems’ Bill Clements, have some predictions about what technologies we’ll see at this year’s show and which technologies will have an impact on the industry.

Meet the Editors, join the #ISCW14 Twitter conversation

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03/07/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News and Security Director News invite you to a “Meet the Editors” event before the ISC West show floor opens on Wednesday, April 2.

Homeland Security backs off LPR database plan

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03/03/2014

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn plans to seek a private provider to create a national database compiled from license plate readers [LPRs].

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