SSN Staff  - 
Sunday, February 1, 2004

Diebold central earns Five-Diamond rating

NORTH CANTON, Ohio - Die-bold Inc. is the latest company to earn the Central Station Alarm Association’s Five-Diamond 100 percent Operator Certified Central Station designation.

The designation is given to central stations who have 100 percent of their operators certified by the CSAA Central Station Operator Level 1 online course or in conjunction with the SIA/APCO “Train the Trainer” course.

Since the online CSO course was launched last year, more than 1,000 individuals have completed the course and eight central stations have achieved Five-Diamond certification, according to the CSAA.
Industry doesn’t oppose ordinance

SALEM, Ore. - A proposal to change the burglar alarm response policy here met with little resistance during a public meeting in January. City officials had expected representatives from the alarm industry to muster opposition, but that was not the case.

In fact, two industry executives spoke in favor of the proposed policy, which would allow police to respond only to alarms that had been verified. The policy would also call for the city to drop its permitting process for alarms systems. A task force recommended the two-headed approach for solving the police department’s problem of wasted time and money responding to false alarms.
CSAA announces NAMTSE schedule

The Central Station Alarm Association has released its preliminary schedule of events for the North American Monitoring Technology Symposium & Exhibition to be held April 15-19 in Memphis, Tenn.

Included in the schedule are more than 100 hours of course instruction for central stations and installing companies on issues including technology, financial management and sales and marketing. NAMTSE will kick off with a golf tournament on April 15. There will be a Beale Street pub crawl on April 15, and on April 17, there will be a visit to Graceland.