SIAC says you should ‘be part of the solution’
I’ve been working on a story about the metro Phoenix area and how a number of municipalities there are all watching each other very closely, waiting to see who will be the first to go to verified response for alarms. Initially I blogged about Goodyear and now it’s Avondale making noise. I first blogged about this trend waiting to happen back at the end of March. At the time, I spoke with C.O.P.S. vice president of special projects Maria Malice who is president of the AzAA. She’s been working tirelessly to make sure things turn out in a mutually satisfactory way. “We really want to work with them,” Malice said. “With more and more cities waiting to see who’s going to be first to go verified response it’s critical that we be there working with them.”
In my reporting on the story, I also spoke with SIAC executive director Stan Martin, who also went down to Arizona to speak with the folks in Avondale (who ditched the verified response idea, by the way). He showed me some new stuff on the SIAC site.
There’s a link to a pretty impressive news video that convinced right away what a bad idea VR is. Check the video out:
Stan also mentioned that SIAC’s looking for funds. If you haven’t given in support of SIAC, check out the video they’ve put out, which highlights some of what they do. As Stan says, “Be part of the solution.”