Whatâ€™s the value of a security and camera system if you donâ€™t turn it on? Not much, apparently. Systems in Philadelphia area schools didnâ€™t deter criminals simply by their presence, and they didnâ€™t alert authorities because the security alarm systems often werenâ€™t turned on at night as buildings were locked up and shuttered for the night. Not only were the alarm systems often not being turned on, but the legacy VCR-based surveillance system didnâ€™t have tapes on some occasions. Dealers and integrators: Get your sales guys out there and sell these schools some DVRs so they donâ€™t have to worry about tapes. Losses of around $100,000 would have easily bought a good rack of DVRs! Talk about ROI!
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Reducing nuisance alarms, ioimage's new CEO, NBFAA awards
System Sensor has launched web pages to help reduce nuisance alarms. â€¦ The NFPA is pushing for fire sprinklers in single-family homes and in duplexes. â€¦ The NBFAA has announced its 2009 Leadership Award winners; the TBFAA won chapter of the year. Congrats to the volunteer state. â€¦ Ioimage CEO Roni Kass has stepped down and new CEO Zeev Farkash has taken the lead role at the video-analytics-in-the-device company. â€¦ Money is still out there for entrepreneurial video surveillance companies; VideoCells landed $3.2 million in funding.
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