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Industry News

How to Upgrade Your Security in 2019
ChicagoNow -  - Jan 1, 2019
Automatic Security Gates - To protect your entire property from unwanted visitors, consider automatic security gates. These systems are robust and offer excellent physical protection...
Identiv Acquires Access Control, Telephone Entry Solutions From Viscount Systems
Security Sales & Integration -  - Dec 20, 2018
The acquisition will add Viscount’s web-based Freedom access control and Enterphone MESH telephone entry solutions to Identiv’s premises solutions....
Luxer One Acquired by ASSA ABLOY in the US
PRNewswire -  - Dec 19, 2018
Luxer One, the leading package locker technology company in the US, has been acquired by ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in locks and controlled access systems.....
Vehicle Barrier System Market Poised to Expand at a Robust Pace Over 2017 – 2027
Daily Industry Updates (press release) (blog) -  - Dec 18, 2018
In order to prevent the entry of unauthorized vehicles in buildings and thereby protect visitors, employees and building functions, vehicle barrier systems are used...

Decking Industry News

Moisture-Free Decking
Building-Products -  - Dec 21, 2018
Deckorators has expanded its line of wood-alternative decking with the launch of Voyage, a new line of composite decking featuring patented Eovations technology....

Fence Contractors

Commercial and Residential Fencing Company Launches New Website
Digital Journal -  - Dec 18, 2018
QS Fencing specializes in the repair and installation of both commercial and residential fencing in Vancouver. To help visitors better understand their services and offerings, the company recently launched their brand-new website, which is now live....

Local Government Issues

Some S.C. 544 business owners unhappy about CCU fence
Myhorrynews -  - Dec 31, 2018
Public comment regarding the new median fence that Coastal Carolina University wants to install along a section of S.C. 544 will end Jan. 3, 2019, and some business owners who are opposed to the fence want to be sure everyone has their say.....
Memorial Coliseum to install security fence
WANE -  - Dec 21, 2018
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Memorial Coliseum is set to install a security fence on its back side, where teams and entertainers commonly enter the facility......
Windham homeowners upset about fence put up by state
Union Leader -  - Dec 30, 2018
WINDHAM — Neighbors on Armstrong Road are upset about a fence put up by the state Department of Transportation. They say it is an eyesore that lowers their property values and obstructs wildlife movements,.....

Community Issues

Orchard Place Neighbors Ask For New Fence
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online -  - Dec 27, 2018
As of Tuesday (Dec. 18), more than 20 residents near Orchard Place Elementary School in Des Plaines signed a petition calling for an improved fence between the school and nearby homes. ..
Retaining wall, other fencing planned for elementary school in East Williston
Newsday -  - Dec 18, 2018
The goal is to keep children who attend North Side from inadvertently running into the street and deter unauthorized adults from coming on school grounds, officials said. . ..
Fight over a fence -  - Dec 18, 2018
“Good fences make good neighbors” is an old adage getting a new test in the Kewaunee County township of Montpelier. Two neighbors are fighting over a fence put up between the two properties. . ..
Fence installed for Ontario students
Sandusky Register -  - Dec 26, 2018
SANDUSKY — A metal fence was recently installed at the former Adams Junior High on Columbus Avenue, where Ontario Elementary students in kindergarten . ..


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Hanging solar fence to prevent jumbo menace
Star Of Mysore -  - Jan 2, 2019
Mysuru: Installation of hanging solar fence by Forest Department to prevent ... to Star of Mysore, Santhosh of Nature Fence said that the hanging solar fencing is....

USA/Mexico Border

$287 million contract awarded to replace border fencing in California
KYMA -  - Dec 26, 2018
WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced a $287 million contract aimed towards the construction of about 30 miles of fencing at California’s border with Mexico......
Here's where Trump's border barriers will be built in 2019
AZCentral -  - Dec 26, 2018
In an uncommonly contentious public exchange in the Oval Office with House and Senate Democratic leaders, President Trump made several remarks about the southern border with Mexico justifying his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall to restrict illegal immigration.......
What will $5 billion in border wall funding build? 215 miles of fence, feds now say
AZCentral -  - Dec 21, 2018
Homeland Security officials say they have plans to build 215 miles of new and replacement border fence, using the billions of federal dollars at issue in the budget fight that could shut down the government......

Internationl Borders

Israel completes construction of marine fence near Gaza
Middle East Monitor -  - Jan 2, 2018
The Israeli army has completed the construction of a marine fence located along the besieged Gaza Strip, Israel's Channel 10 reported yesterday. The 200 metre....
Pakistan-Afghan border: Army completes fencing of 482km border strip
The Express Tribune -  - Dec 29, 2018
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army has completed fencing of the first 482 km long patch of the 1,403km long Pakistan-Afghanistan border ......
Ukraine conflict: Russia completes Crimea security fence
BBC -  - Dec 29, 2018
Russia has finished building a high-tech security fence along annexed Crimea's border with mainland Ukraine. The fence, more than 60km (37 miles) long, is topped with barbed wire and has hundreds of sensors....


Weird News

Odd offerings in sports in 2018: weird science, camels, soup
AP - Dec 31, 2018
There was a soup thrower in the locker room. There was a tickler on the hockey rink. There were science deniers swallowing their hot air. There was a hint of doomsday on a golf course.....

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