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Of integrators and ice buckets

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Since we're coming up on the long weekend, and saying good bye to summer this week, I thought I'd go easy on mergers and acquisitions and prep for ASIS stuff, and instead use this space this week for a couple of videos you may be interested in.

Yup, it's more ALS ice bucket challenge videos. This time, starring folks from integration firms and central monitoring stations.

You may be getting tired of seeing everyone and her sister pouring buckets of ice over their heads, or you may not. Either way, you've got to love the fact that this challenge is raising some serious cash to raise awareness and funds to battle a horrible illness. Here's a link to the ALS Web site, which has some information about the origin of the challenge.

And here are some of your collegues getting into the ALS challenge, and challenging others in the industry:

Here's a link showing Emergency24 Senior VP Patrick Devereaux taking the ALS Ice Bucket 
Challenge.



And here's a link to a bunch of Dakota Security folks partaking in the challenge.

Fire monitoring bill raising alarm in Illinois

Proposed legislation would give public fire districts a monopoly over fire monitoring services
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02/24/2011

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—The Illinois Electronic Security Association is leading a fight against a new state bill that would give public fire districts sole control over fire alarm monitoring, and says its efforts have received strong support not only from the industry but other business groups.

Embezzlement probe at association ongoing

Former Illinois executive director under investigation
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10/28/2010

WEST ALLIS, Wis.—Marsha Kopan, former executive director of the Illinois Electronic Security Association, is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation that began when the West Allis Police arrested her on Sept. 24.
Police brought Kopan in on check fraud and forgery charges stemming from work she did with a non-security association. Upon further investigation into Kopan’s business ties, authorities contacted the IESA, and suggested they take a look at their accounts.