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Cargo-theft recovery program launched in Canada

Expanded effort stems from online database

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

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

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


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.

MicroPower offers integrators financing option

Tynan: Shift from a capital expenditure to an operating expenditure can speed installation, results for end users

SAN DIEGO—Wireless surveillance provider MicroPower is offering a new financing option designed to speed projects along and create RMR opportunities for integrators.

Homeland Security backs off LPR database plan


WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn plans to seek a private provider to create a national database compiled from license plate readers [LPRs].

Ryan-Murray deal and security

By eliminating near-term cuts from the sequester, the bipartisan act increases DHS appropriations from 2013 levels

WASHINGTON—Hailed in some corners as a rare example of political compromise, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, known as the Ryan-Murray agreement, could also be the near-term fiscal solution to put fewer restraints on two programs deemed important for physical security.

Robots assist with World Cup security

Used in war zones, iRobot PackBots will help detect suspicious items

BEDFORD, Mass.—Brazil will increase its security force for this year’s FIFA World Cup soccer games from a suggested 100,000 officers to 170,000, it recently announced. Those officers will be joined by 30 robots from iRobot, based here.

New ASIS president cites communication, collaboration as vital

Richard Widup has background in investigations, brand protection

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Enhancing communication among the volunteer ranks of ASIS and continuing to work on cutting-edge research are among the to-do items on the agenda of new ASIS President Richard E. Widup, Jr.

Q&A with Axis co-founder Martin Gren

Axis developing own access conrol product

Security Systems News Editor Martha Entwistle recently returned from the Milestone conference where partners, including Axis, extolled the virtues of the VMS.