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New ASIS PCB president: Blurring lines between public, private sectors

Certification for law enforcement helps them ‘sit at the table’
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01/31/2014

NEW YORK—For the first time, an active-duty police officer is presiding over the ASIS Professional Certification Board. Owen J.

And the ASIS person of the year is ...

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01/31/2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International has named Joseph D’Amico, New York State Police Superintendent, person of the year. D’Amico will receive the award during the 24th New York City Security Conference & Expo in March.

‘We all need to talk more’

TechSec keynote speaker urges better communication among end users, integrators, manufacturers
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01/29/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Security directors need better relationships with their integrators and with manufacturers, says Harold Grimsley, Florida Blue’s senior director for corporate safety, security and facility operations.

The future of the IP video market in North America

Panoramic cameras, thermal cameras and audio capabilities expected to fuel growth
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01/29/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In 2014 and beyond, three technological trends will be the vanguard of the IP video market, according to Oliver Philippou, market analyst, video surveillance & security services, at IHS Research.

ASIS releases new security officer standard

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01/23/2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International has released the revised ANSI/ASIS Chief Security Officer American National Standard.

Proposed NYC fire law would require ECS in high-rises

It’s prompted by a fire fatality that might have been prevented if an emergency communications system had been in place
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01/23/2014

NEW YORK—The city may mandate emergency communications systems in buildings higher than six stories after a man died in a high-rise fire this month while trying to escape down a smoke-filled stairway instead of remaining safely in his apartment.

Metal detectors at MLB games ‘strike good balance’

Fans, MLB benefit, NCS4 director says
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01/23/2014

NEW YORK—A new mandate that all 30 Major League Baseball teams have hand-held metal detection or walk-through magnetometers in place at their fields by 2015 is a step in the right direction, according to an expert in spectator sports security.

SW24, NYPD team up on video surveillance

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01/23/2014

NEW YORK—SecureWatch24, a full-service security company here, has been awarded a $1 million contract to install 80 camera boxes in two Brooklyn neighborhoods—one of which was the setting of a high-profile crime in 2011. 

Bill benefits security pros at high-risk chemical sites

Legislation spurred in part by Texas fertilizer plant explosion
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01/20/2014

WASHINGTON—A bill in the works would improve how the Department of Homeland Security manages a set of performance-based guidelines for high-risk chemical facilities, known as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards or CFATS. The bill would benefit security personne

Mission 500 seeks award nominees

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01/15/2014

MIAMI—Mission 500 is looking for applicants for its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Humanitarian Awards. Both awards will be presented at an April 3 reception during ISC West in Las Vegas. 

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