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Automatic Systems Into Vancouver Port

The largest rising fenced barrier in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Vancouver facilities is 5 meters long by 3 meters high, including barb wire – the biggest gate of its kind in the world.

Because this gate straddles a railway track, it needs a longer barrier rail than normal. And since conventional lift mechanisms are not strong enough to lift a rail of this size, Automatic Systems Canada engineers had to devise a three-phase motor in place of a conventional motor to compensate for the excess weight.

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According to a statement from the Belgian manufacturer, Automatic Systems is now in a position to provide IMO/ISPS-compliant perimeter access control solutions to meet the security requirements of any seaport in the world.

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Mon
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General Electric Agrees To Acquire Edwards Systems Technology

“GE Infrastructure is rapidly becoming the premier security provider and acquiring Edwards positions us as a leader in the $5 billion fire detection and life safety segment,” said Bill Woodburn, President and CEO of GE Infrastructure. 

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“By combining Edwards’ technology and channel strength with the broader security offering of GE, we can now offer an integrated facility management solution to our channel partners and end users.

This represents a new, $10 billion industry opportunity.  We see significant revenue and cost synergies with this combination, and expect the acquisition to be accretive to GE’s 2005 earnings.”

GE’s acquisition of Edwards is significant because fire detection systems are the only security devices that are required as part of the building specification in new construction projects.

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Mon
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EspS Justin Long Back In Australia

Long has established a new business, Dedicated Recruitment Solutions based at Dee Why on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Sydney’s northern beaches.

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DRS specializes in recruitment of staff including: Security technicians, security product sales and security systems sales people in CCTV, access control, alarm systems and major solutions.

Flat fee arrangements are negotiable. You can call DRS on 1300 369 760.

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Thu
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Nov
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Public Reassured By Security, Says Adt

Underscoring concern about personal safety, less than a third of the survey's respondents believe that their privacy is invaded by either security cameras in public places or by home security systems.

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That consensus can be explained by the survey's concurrent finding that two-thirds express apprehension that a terrorist attack might affect them or their families.

Conducted weeks after 9/11's third anniversary, the ADT Security Survey also found that six in 10 Americans said that security cameras provide effective crime deterrence.

Nine in 10 said that the use of these devices in airports, retail establishments and government buildings is appropriate. Seven in 10 are reassured by such precautions as home security systems, identification cards and access control badges in the workplace, and anti- shoplifting systems in stores.

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Thu
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Ge And Schneider Electric Sniff Over SpxS Edwards System Technology

The word is that SPX's Edwards System Technology could be worth as much as $US1.5 billion and the division is regarded as one of the most desirable inside SPX.

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According to SSN, John Blystone, SPX's CEO, has said that the company is looking at offloading parts of the business "where value can be unlocked."

According to SSN: “A final decision could be reached at some point in the next few weeks, though SPX could decide against a sale. Shares of SPX have tumbled amid concerns that the company has been relying on one-time accounting gains to post positive financial results.”

Edwards Systems Technology manufactures a range of products fire and security to access control and CCTV interfaces.

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Tighter Security For U.S. Cargo Planes

It’s a plan that has significant resonance in Australia were there’s been a series of cargo related security breaches that culminated in a bomb-in-the-hold hoax a few months ago.

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In the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />U.S. the long-awaited plan from the Transportation Security Administration requires cargo airlines to screen people who board their planes. Freight forwarders _ agents who accept packages and arrange shipment _ must make sure cargo doesn't include bombs, guns or stowaways.

However, the plan contains few details about how the TSA expects the freight industry to accomplish those goals.

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Thu
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University Delivers Degree In Security And Emergency Planning

William Parrish was named an associate professor of political science and brings to the position 30 years experience in anti-terrorism training and operational planning, including a position as senior adviser to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />U.S. Homeland Security SecretaryTomRidge.

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Parrish most recently was the department's senior representative to FBI Headquarters. He also established the Office of Anti-Terrorism for the U.S. Customs Service. Parrish, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, also served as commanding officer of the Marine Corps Security Forces, charged with providing security to U.S. government installations around the world.

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Wed
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Ge Wins Best New Technology With Explosives Detection

"Best of What's New is the ultimate Popular Science accolade, representing a year's worth of work evaluating thousands of products," said Popular Science Editor Mark Jannot. "These awards honor innovations that not only impact the way we live today, but change the way we think about the future." GE Infrastructure's EntryScan3, a non-intrusive explosives detection and identification portal, was awarded "Best of What's New" in Popular Science's General Innovation category. EntryScan3, state-of-the-art screening technology designed to help provide thorough, head-to-toe airport screening for a broad range of explosives, provides optimal screening results to enhance public safety, while helping to maintain efficient checkpoint security flow. GE's EntryScan3 represents a significant breakthrough in explosives detection capability designed to help protect the traveling public, high-threat facilities, and critical infrastructure.

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Tue
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Eas Tagging Has Another 5-10 Years, Says Adt Australia

Ristic says that while the RFID revolution is approaching, it is not without its limitations. Currently RFID technology is still too expensive to be used by retailers en masse. Performance must also improve before it can be used for loss prevention.

"Despite the hype that RFID can duplicate the benefits of EAS, the idea is not currently feasible, economical or practical," said Ristic, who is ADT's Australian RFID specialist.

"Given the rise in shrinkage rates over the last few years, the EAS industry is experiencing growth," said David Such, Regional Manager, ADT.

EAS is expected to coexist with RFID as an important and complementary tool in helping to maximise item security in the retail supply chain.

RFID and EAS are two distinct technologies. RFID offers inventory visibility while EAS provides item security. RFID should not be interpreted or mistaken as a replacement for an EAS system, according to ADT.

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Sun
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Australia Hosts Nuclear Terror Conference

This conference aims to combat the proliferation of nuclear weapons around the world. It will build commitment towards ensuring that rogue states and terrorist groups cannot access and misuse nuclear and radiological material.

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Ministers from Asia-Pacific countries and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Dr Mohamed ElBaradei, will attend.

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Australia places a high priority on cooperation with our regional neighbours on nuclear security.

This conference will open new opportunities for practical engagement on nuclear security issues, especially efforts to protect against nuclear terrorism.

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