Magazine article Security Management

Business News. (Industry Focus)

Magazine article Security Management

Business News. (Industry Focus)

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Teenagers believe they can take action to make the United States a safer place, according to Are We Safe?, the 2001 National Crime Prevention Survey, which polled 513 teens regarding their feelings about safety. Conducted near the end of October 2001, the survey questioned more than 500 teenagers on bullying, school safety, violence, terrorism, and their relationships with adults.

Nearly half of those polled said that they witness on average at least one bullying or taunting incident in school each day, and a similar number said that they know of a fellow student who could harm others. Respondents feel safest at home with their families present and less safe when they are home alone; and they feel more secure at school than in the community, although average values remain closer to "extremely safe" than they do to "not at all safe" for all answers.

Teens said they believe that they can help stop violence in their communities by avoiding fights, respecting others, and alerting adults when something is wrong. About two-thirds feel that they are making a positive difference in their communities.

Nearly half indicated that they were shaken by the terrorist attacks of September u. Most were willing to go to an adult for help with personal matters, and about 85 percent have a good relationship with an adult outside their families.

The study was conducted by Wirthlin Worldwide and sponsored by the National Crime Prevention Council and ADT Security Services, Inc. Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, McClier, and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal are working with faculty from Northwestern University and bioterrorism expert Dr. E. Ratcliffe Anderson, Jr., to provide disaster prevention services. The Alliance will offer threat and security assessments, facility planning, security system design, operations training, and crisis management.

Winners at the ISC EXPO/ Las Vegas 2000 New Product Showcase include Radionics D6600 NetCom Fire Alarm System as Best of Show, Fiber Options [S.sub.734]DV Four-Channel Video and Two-Way Multiprotocol Data as judges' choice for commercial products, and Detection Systems, Inc., [DS.sub.7240] Control/Communicator as judges' choice for residential products. Product Achievement Awards were presented to Radionics D6600 in the monitoring category, to Detection Systems for its [DS.sub.9370] High-Ceiling Mount PIR in the intrusion detection/prevention category, to Hirsch Electronics Velocity (version 2.0) in the integrated systems category, to Interlogix Security and Life Safety Group Advent Fire in the fire detection/prevention category, to System Sensor 13 Series Detection Products in the false alarm reduction category, to Extreme CCTV, Inc., REG License Plate Capture in the CCTV category, to Securitron Magnalock Corporation Door Control Wizard CD in the business services category, and to Secura Key RKXRM in the ac cess control category. In addition, an achievement award was given to Silicon Optix for its sx[W.sub.1] SXGA/HDTV Advanced Image Processor.

Chrysalis-ITS and AiT have formed a technical partnership to deliver a digital security solution for passport security.

The Government of Macau Special Administrative Region has selected AiT's PAX Reader for its border control checkpoints.

Tesoro Petroleum Corporation has chosen Westec InterActive to provide remote management and security solutions for its retail sites.

New England Systems and Software has added products from SmartSight to its list of preferred equipment for custom systems integration projects.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has added a third Cernium ExitSentry installation to detect wrong-way motion in airport exits.

SSP Solutions is providing smart card and digital certificate management software to the U.S. Department of Defense's KMI (key management infrastructure) security initiative. …

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