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Ir Buys Recognition Source

Under the Schlage brand, these innovative access control products will expand the range of IR's solutions for airports, healthcare institutions, schools and universities, corporate facilities and other applications that can benefit from faster, less costly installations.

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"We are very excited to bring wireless technology into our portfolio," said Doug Wright, Vice President and General Manager of Electronic Control Systems for IR Security and Safety. "The business case for deploying the new Schlage wireless system in networked openings is compelling."

Actual installations demonstrate a wireless solution can have a substantially lower installed cost than an online access control system. Wireless systems use less hardware and install five to ten times faster.

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Mon
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Asis To Honour Adt Oldest Exhibitor

ADT, which has been in business for 129 years, is the largest provider of electronic security services to nearly six million commercial, government and residential customers throughout the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />United States.

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"ADT is the only organization that has been an exhibitor throughout ASIS International's 50-year history of Annual Seminars," said Shirley Pierini, president of ASIS International. "We are proud to recognize ADT for its loyal and steadfast support of our organization."

ADT was one of 11 vendors that exhibited at the first show held in Washington, D.C. in 1955, when the latest security solutions were limited to business applications and consisted mainly of sensors, locks and manual alarms.

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Thu
23
Sep
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Zylotech And Adi Sign Agreement

It’s an agreement that will see the 2 organisations jointly exploiting their highly specialized and complementary video surveillance technologies and engineering skills, with ADI being prime contractor.

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The agreement aims to leverage off ADI’s existing market share and relationships, in particular where the company has considerable experience and a dominant position in provision of total solutions covering design, integration of custom and standard solutions, installation, project management, logistical support and prototyping technology-based solutions.

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Wed
22
Sep
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Adt Sponsors Leeds United Football Team

The 2-year deal is the first new sponsorship signing announced by Leeds for the 2004/05 season, and will see the stand – one of the largest in terms of size and capacity in the British game – renamed the ADT Stand, displaying prominent branding.

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“We are delighted to be able to bring such a well known national brand to Leeds United,” said Simon Webster, Commercial Manager. “We have had a long running relationship with ADT locally, but this latest sponsorship deal takes that partnership to a new dimension where we will be linking in to the company nationally.”

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Wed
22
Sep
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Scotland Yard Links To Interpol Comms

The agreement, which was jointly signed by Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens, will result in closer collaboration between the two organizations in a number of areas.

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Police in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />London will now be able to use Interpol's global communications system, I-24/7, which is a high security system using the Internet as a 'tunnel' for encrypted data. It enables users to access Interpol's databases including those on fingerprints, DNA, stolen travel documents and terrorist intelligence stored at the General Secretariat in Lyon, France.

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Tue
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Csiro Researchers Develop Magnetometer For Needle Search

The team, based at Lindfield in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Sydney, can pick up a piece of a hypodermic needle less than one millimetre long at a distance of five centimetres.

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“Conventional hand-held metal detectors couldn’t find the whole needle at half that distance,” says project leader Dr Marcel Bick, who’s been running the proof of concept experiments.

“We can even detect needles wrapped in aluminium foil, which is something a standard metal detector has lots of difficulty with,” he adds.

The team has achieved great success, even finding fragments weighing less than a milligram, because their device is no ordinary metal detector: “It’s a SQUID magnetometer,” says Dr Cathy Foley, who heads up CSIRO’s work on SQUIDs.

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Mon
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Voice Over Ip Is In Law EnforcementS Sights

The solution allows VOIP transmissions, which have been inaccessible to law enforcement agencies, to be logged and tapped in the same way telephone signals can be.

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PacketCable represents the cable industry's interoperable interface specifications for a wide variety of services. PacketCable networks use Internet Protocol (IP) technology to offer services such as Voice over IP, otherwise known as IP telephony.

"The latest issue of this technical specification represents a milestone in the cable industry's efforts to address law enforcement's concerns regarding VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services made available by cable companies," said Kerry Haynes, FBI Assistant Director responsible for Investigative Technologies.

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Sun
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Siemens Building Technologies Ceo To Retire

Kunka will retire on Dec. 31 and Daryl Dulaney has been named as his replacement. Dulaney will become the COO of the company on Oct. 1 before taking over the president and CEO positions to start 2005.

Dulaney’s responsibilities as COO will entail handling day- to-day operations, overseeing the marketing strategies and growth plans of the company’s diverse portfolio of building automation, HVAC products, fire safety, security systems, and energy solutions and services.

Both Dulaney and Kunka said in a press release they are confident the company will not feel any adverse affects from the transition. Until Dulaney’s position change, he will remain in his current role as president of Siemens Building Technologies’ Building Automation division.

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Wed
15
Sep
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U.S. Crime Rates At 30-Year Low

“The rates are the lowest experienced in the last 30 years,” Justice Department statistician Shannan Catalona says in the report. “Crime rates have stabilized.” The survey is based on interviews with people in 84,000 households and shows a steady decline from 1993 until 2002 in the rates of violent crime and property crimes before those numbers leveled off in 2003.

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The new survey put the rate for property crimes of burglary, theft and motor-vehicle theft in 2003 at 163 for every 1,000 people, compared with 159 the year before. The slight increase was not considered statistically significant and a decade ago, the rate was 319 property crimes per 1,000 people, the study says.

The number of victims of violent crimes for 2003 was 23 per 1,000 people, down from 50 in 1993.

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Wed
15
Sep
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Tyco Slashes Us350 Debt

Tyco repurchased $US350 million of its 2.75 percent convertible bonds due 2018. The company paid $US511 million cash to repurchase the bonds, reducing the underlying common shares by 15 million.

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So far in the quarter, Tyco has used $US861 million cash under a plan to strengthen its balance sheet by reducing debt and making contributions to its defined benefit plans.

Tyco expects to maintain a cash balance of at least $US2 billion as it continues to execute its plan, which could result in additional charges. Tyco repeated its forecast, first given in August, that it will earn US41 cents to US43 cents a share in the fourth quarter.

The estimate excludes restructuring and divestiture programs and charges for the early retirement of debt. Analysts have been expecting fourth-quarter earnings of 43 cents a share, according to Thomson First Call.

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