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September 21, 2012

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The WSJ Examines "The State of the Gate"

On April 13th, Lauren A. E. Schuker wrote an interesting article for the Wall Street Journal that examined the "increasing demands for privacy and security" and the resulting "new Full Story Button generation of elaborate security gates (that) are being installed around the country."

Vendor Price Increases Announced
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One unfortunate aspect of the New Year Holiday is that this is the time many of the vendors in our industry choose to implement price increases. That will be the Full Story Button case again this coming January as we have received notices of pending price increases from three of our primary vendors.

DoorKing Again Chosen for  Best Gate Operator Manufacturer Award
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DoorKing, Inc. has been voted the best gate operator manufacturer in Professional Door Full Story Button Dealer Magazine's 2011 Best of Business reader poll in the gate operator manufacturer category for the third straight year!

DoorKing National Sales Director & Staff Visit Sunbelt Gated Access Systems
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As part of their ongoing program to visit their key distributors throughout the country, DoorKing's National Sales Director, Dusty Beeding and two of his staff, James Pulfreyman Full Story Button and Ana Alcantar, stopped by Sunbelt's offices on Friday, October 7. As one of their largest distributors in Florida, DoorKing values our relationship and is part of ...

FleetMatics® Service Helps Us Serve You Better

For the past several years, we have employed online vehicle tracking for our fleet of company owned trucks. About a year ago, we switched this service to FleetMatics, the major provider of these services in the U.S. The FleetMatics service allows us to know where each truck is at any given moment and to track their movements 24/7. As a result, Full Story Button we are able to get to our customers faster, provide more accurate estimates of when the technician may arrive at a site and respond more quickly to...

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Approves First Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase Since 2003

Excerpted from the Florida Employers' Exchange Member Contact Update - Week of November 12, 2010

On August 19, 2010, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) its annual worker’s compensation rate filing. NCCI produces and files rates for worker’s compensation insurers in Full Story Button Florida and 37 other states. NCCI proposed an overall worker’s compensation rate increase of 8.3% in Florida. The rate change would be effective January 1...

FAAC USA acquires Advanced Access Automation

Fullerton, CA, September 27, 2010

FAAC Logo FAAC USA has just finalized the acquisition of Advanced Access Automation located in Paso Robles, CA. Full Story Button Advanced develops and manufactures low voltage gate operators, telephone entry systems and a complete line of accessory items...

Parking Today Magazine - September, 2010

Parking Today News Logo A woman worked as a supervisor in two parking garages in downtown Honolulu. Both it appears were owned by the city. She admitted to stealing nearly half Full Story Button a million dollars from the two garages – over $15,000 a month – but the city isn’t pushing for her to go to prison. The reason is typical...

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November 4, 2011

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Five Tips for Disarming Defensiveness

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Many salespeople think they're customer-focused, when in fact they are really more Full Story Button product-focused. This can make prospects wary. CPA and expert financial services marketer Larry Klein offers these five tips for disarming a prospect's...

Preparing Your Gated Access System for a Tropical Storm
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With the beginning of each annual "Hurricane Season" here in the southeastern states, Full Story Button it is important that those who have barrier gates, swing gates and slide gates are prepared to secure their systems if storms should threaten...

U.S. Eyes Stronger Cyber Defenses for Small Business

By Jasmin Melvin
WASHINGTON | Mon Oct 24, 2011

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(Reuters) - The U.S. government is making it easier for small businesses to beef up defenses Full Story Button against cyber criminals through a free, online tool, the top U.S. communications regulator said on Monday. The Small Biz Cyber Planner will allow...

Most Often Stolen Cars in 2009
Did Your Vehicle make the List?

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010 by the NEFBBB

Car ThiefThe National Insurance Crime Bureau released its list of the most stolen cars in 2009. Full Story ButtonThe most stolen vehicles in the nation were...

A Double Whammy for You

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010 by the NEFBBB

Reaching through Broken Windshield You have just come out of a restaurant after a leisurely dinner. As you walk to your car you are horrified to see the car window smashed. Full Story Button What should you do? Immediately look to see if your garage door opener has been stolen. If so, call the police...

The Truth About Hotel Key Cards

Posted Wednesday, September 01, 2010 by the NEFBBB

Hotel Key Card I just found out I have been perpetuating false information for the last few years. It’s about hotel key cards.
Those hotel key cards Full Story Button don’t have our personal information encoded in them. I was told they did and that this information could fall into the hands...