There's lots of debate currently about the effects of the Supreme Court decision to allow businesses to make anonymous donations to political campaigns. The question: Is transparency good or not?
In the security industry, one advocacy group obviously believes it's important to let everyon know who's supporting its (SIAC's) efforts. SIAC encourages donors to display its logos on their marketing material and web sites. They are letting everyone know who's giving and how much.
The Security Industry Alarm Coalition's mission is to help reducing false alarms and establishing relationships between law enforcment and the alarm industry.
Here's the latest list of SIAC's donors and their donation amounts.
The largest donors at $150,000 + were: ADT Security Systems, Inc.; Honeywell Security Group; and SIA - Security Industry Association.
In the "Ruby" category with gifts of $50,000 + were:
Broadview (now ADT) *
Digital Security Controls
In the "Emerald category" with donations of $10,000 + were:
Bay Alarm Company
Bosch Security Systems
Defender Direct, Inc.
Digital Monitoring Products
Guardian Protective Services
Sapphire $2,500 +
NAPCO Security Systems, Inc
Alarm Security Group LLC (ASG)
Emergency 24, Inc.
Ohio Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn
Safeguard Security & Communications
Security Network of America, Inc.
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions
Vector Security, Inc.
United Central Control, Inc.
Wayne Alarm Systems
Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn
A-COM (United Monitoring Services)
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Alert Holdings Group, Inc.
DGA Security Systems, Inc.
Lowitt Alarms & Security
Reliance Protectron Security Services
Security Equipment Inc
Doyle Security Systems
Alarme Sentinelle / Sentinel Alarm
DMC Security Services, Inc.
Alabama Alarm Assn
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Canadian Security Association
Colorado Alarm Assn
John Pastore - Crime Prevention Security
Kentucky Burglar & Fire Assn
New Mexico BFAA
Safe Systems, Inc.
Southern California Security Assn
Thul Alarm, Inc.
Utah Alarm Association
Washington Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn.
Wisconsin Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn
American Alarm & Communications, Inc.
Arizona Alarm Association
CASIA - Connecticut Alarm Assn
Illinois Electronic Security Assn
Louisiana Life Safety & Security Assn
Western New York Alarm Assn
Bonds Alarm Company
Commercial Instr & Alarm Sys.
Minnesota Electronic Security & Tech Assn
Loss Prevention Services Inc.
ITZ Solutions - Dale Eller
William "Bill" Cooper
Deep Valley Security
ESA - Dues Invoice Program
Mellon Security & Solutions
New Jersey BFAA
Sacramento Alarm Assn
CSAA - Central Station Alarm Association
ESA - Electronic Security Association
Washington Alarm, Inc.