A bill introduced by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., would provide a legislative fix to a mandate that requires electronic security devices to meet certain efficiency standards while in “no-load” mode...
March 09, 2010
With the House of Representatives having already passed the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009 and the Senate's approval of the bill considered imminent, there is rising optimism new security regulations on facilities that store potentially dangerous chemicals will provide a windfall in new business for systems integrators.
December 31, 2009
Security Industry Association (SIA) and Electronic Security Association (ESA) are rallying support for the Residential Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (S. 1216), which would promote the use of CO detectors and advance technical standards.
December 20, 2009
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has stepped in to help broker a deal between the electronic security industry and environmental groups concerned over the energy efficiency of security devices.
October 25, 2009
If a leading fire-safety association prevails, automatic sprinkler systems would be code-required across the country for new construction of single-family and two-unit dwellings. The requirement would open a new business opportunity for companies that install fire protection and life-safety systems, sources tell SSI.
October 18, 2009
Montana integrators tell SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION the law should bring additional business, even if it carries few consequences for landlords who fail to comply.
September 29, 2009
A Minnesota regulation requiring carbon monoxide (CO) detectors on existing apartments, condominiums and other multifamily dwellings is bringing new business to integrators in that state, sources tell SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION magazine.
August 20, 2009
The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) has taken another step toward securing congressional approval of its life safety alarm installation language for colleges. The House Committee on Education and Labor passed H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, in late July.
July 29, 2009
The New York State Assembly is considering legislation that has the potential to void all exculpatory clauses in any contract, while a second bill could void all ...
May 13, 2009
Security integrators and dealers are presented with new opportunities after the recently-passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has allocated a lump sum of $53.6 billion to the U.S. Department of Education.
March 10, 2009