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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. 

Race security to remain tight

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01/15/2014

BOSTON—Road race security was greatly expanded after last year’s Boston Marathon was bombed—and it looks like the changes are here to stay as race directors try to strike a balance between security and a positive experience for participants.

'20 under 40’ winner: Managing security for government-classified work

Paul Michaels, 39, director of program security and business continuity, National Academy of Sciences
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01/13/2014

WASHINGTON—Paul Michaels needed a resume that reflected extensive experience to take on his wide-ranging security role at the National Academy of Sciences.  Fortunately for him—and the institution—he had one.

‘20 under 40’ winner: Standardizing at facilities around globe

Patrick Wood, 36, enterprise manager, security integrations, John Deere & Co.
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01/13/2014

MOLINE, Ill.— Patrick Wood is a big picture kind of guy, a necessity in his role at Deere & Co. where he is responsible for the company’s security worldwide.

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