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Senate Opens Up Discussion on Hotly Debated Cybersecurity Bill

In an effort to improve cybersecurity, the U.S. Senate has opened up the debate on a bill that would allow corporations and the government to exchange information that would help one another defend against…

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A bill pending in the Arizona legislature would allow installing security contractors to operate with a single statewide license, reversing the current policy that requires alarm companies to be licensed in individual cities ... Rodney Bosch · February 16, 2011

All central station alarm monitors should be trained comprehensively and subject to background checks that include a run of fingerprints through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). By Kevin Lehan · February 15, 2011

A new bill introduced this week in the Illinois legislature would authorize fire protection districts to operate fire alarm monitoring facilities and exempt such districts from anti-trust liability. Rodney Bosch · February 09, 2011

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is backing President Obama's support of revoking a reporting measure it deems harmful to small business owners ... January 25, 2011

President Obama this week signed into law a bill that will give electronic security companies relief from onerous energy efficiency requirements, as well as food safety legislation that is anticipated to provide new business opportunities for installing security contractors ... January 05, 2011

Three electronic security industry associations contend proposed legislation in Illinois could force private monitoring companies to compete for business with public entities such as fire protection districts ... Ashley Willis · December 07, 2010

The results of the November election will undoubtedly bring changes throughout the nation. What impact do you believe the recent midterm elections will have on your business? November 30, 2010

Knight Security Systems has completed the first leg of its $12 million contract to install video surveillance cameras in 13 nursing facilities located throughout Texas ... November 02, 2010

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its "Privacy Framework," a 12-item guideline addressing privacy issues related to security technologies ... September 13, 2010

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) have written a joint letter to Natural Resources Canada stating that electronic security and life-safety devices should be exempt from energy efficiency requirements that cannot realistically be applied to such appliances ... August 24, 2010


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