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Los Angeles Debates New Alarm Proposal
A draft proposal for a new alarm ordinance being debated in the L.A. City Council is raising eyebrows among electronic security companies in Los Angeles.
The new proposal, to be debated by the council in the coming months, would charge a $115 fee for the first false alarm and an additional $50 incrementally added for each subsequent false alarm.  An additional $100 would be charged for false alarms on systems without a city permit.  After two false alarms, police will only respond to verified alarms.

Viisage Picks Up U.S. Passport Producer
Biometric access control provider Viisage has acquired the sole provider of technology and services for the production of U.S. passports. Trans Digital Technologies Corp. (TDT), of Arlington, Va., becomes part of the Littleton, Mass.-based Viisage in a deal valued at $20 million.

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