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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.

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.

MicroPower offers integrators financing option

Tynan: Shift from a capital expenditure to an operating expenditure can speed installation, results for end users
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03/03/2014

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

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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].

Ryan-Murray deal and security

By eliminating near-term cuts from the sequester, the bipartisan act increases DHS appropriations from 2013 levels
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03/03/2014

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.

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