Vol. 14, No. 18 - October 16, 2008
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The Private Sector Liaison Committee (PSLC) of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is currently working on a white paper on the IACP's position on video verification.
The current draft presents video verification as one of many tools available to reduce false dispatches. The document also rejects the idea of requiring remotely monitored video as a prerequisite for police response.
The IACP-PSLC includes members of both the law enforcement and the alarm industry. CSAA is an active member.
The deadline for registration for the CSAA Fall Operations Management Seminar, “Destination: Success,” is Tuesday, October 21st.
The seminar will be held at the Boston Marriott Peabody, in Peabody, Massachusetts, November 9th through November 11th.
Wayne Alarm Systems, Inc. is the host central station and will provide a tour of its central station on Tuesday, November 11th.
For more details on the meeting (program, forms, etc.), please visit www.csaaintl.org/2008FallOpsManagementSeminar.htm.
Don’t miss this outstanding meeting.
The CSAA Audio Verification Standard's, CSAA-CS-AUD-01-200x, public comment period will end November 3, 2008.
Please review this draft at www.csaaintl.org/CSAAAudioVerificationProceduresDraftVer202.pdf and forward us any comments or questions, using the form at http://www.csaaintl.org/Form_for_Proposals_on_CSAA_Standards_Documents.doc to submit your comments.
Be sure to sign the form and submit it to email@example.com.
After this 45-day public review period which ends November 3, 2008, all comments will be taken into consideration before the standard is brought to the next step with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
CSAA is finalizing plans for the 2008 Annual Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman. We are expecting a fantastic turnout with more than 300 attendees at the October 24-29 meeting.
As you prepare for your travels, please remember to pack your passport. The Cayman Islands are part of the British West Indies and passports are required.
If you requested airport transportation from the hotel, please be certain that you have received an email confirmation directly from the Ritz-Carlton Destination Services Department.
If you did not complete a Hotel Transportation Form and would still like to arrange for airport transportation, please fax a form to the hotel immediately. The deadline has passed, but the hotel will still accept the form if you fax it in today. Transportation service must be arranged in advance!
For further information on the meeting, or to download forms, please go to www.csaaintl.org and click on the 2008 Annual Meeting icon on the right-hand side of the screen.
Francis X. Taylor, Vice President & Chief Security Officer for the General Electric Company (GE), will provide the keynote address for the 2009 Electronic Security Expo (ESX) on the morning of June 24 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. His topic is “Local Solutions for Global Security Threats.”
Few know more intimately how the global threat matrix and challenge of security has changed in the 21st century than Frank Taylor. A former head of security for the U.S. Dept. of State, charged with worldwide protection of U.S. embassies, consulates and State Dept. personnel, and a senior advisor to the President on counterterrorism in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, Taylor has unmatched insight into the security problems faced both by America’s governmental institutions and its largest and most critical businesses.
In this eye-opening keynote address Taylor will outline the threats that most occupy the minds and budgets of governmental and corporate security decision makers and recommend strategies for integration and monitoring companies to become security solution providers of choice to these markets.
“GE Security is pleased to sponsor the ESX keynote again in 2009,” said Dean Seavers, president and CEO, GE Security. “Following the 2008 ESX presentation by former NFL great Cris Carter and his brother John regarding the launch and development of Carter Bros., GE’s Frank Taylor will offer his unique insights into what it takes to secure the largest of government institutions and businesses in a threat-burdened world.”
For more information on exhibiting in ESX, contact Shannon Murphy at 508-618-4224, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on speaking at or attending ESX, contact Nancy Franco at 508-618-4225, email@example.com.