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With Convenience Stores in Mind, NRS Adds a Silent Alarm to Its POS System

“The Newark, N.J.-based company is adding a silent alarm feature to its POS system. Expected to be available by the end of the first quarter, the feature involves entering a unique passcode that triggers a notification to a monitoring company that police are needed. Most POS systems and electronic cash registers need a code to open the cash drawer. The criminal will not know the code is different from any other one, says Elie Katz, NRS president. NRS is in talks with a national monitoring service, but Katz declined to disclose the company.”