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Church intruders bungle burglary

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04/08/2013

DETROIT—Intruders broke into the New Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, and things seemed to be going according to plan until one of them answered a ringing phone.

Major market no longer responding to unverified alarms

Moves from ECV to VR
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10/05/2011

DETROIT—City police here have instituted a new policy—effective Aug. 22—of no longer responding to alarms that aren't verified by the alarm system owner or the monitoring company.

Detroit enacts enhanced call verification

SIAC, local association, municipality work together for change
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12/09/2010

DETROIT—Authorities here have teamed with the Security Industry Alarm Coalition and the Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan to enact an enhanced call verification policy to help reduce false alarms. The ECV policy went into effect Dec. 1 and, according to SIAC, resolves a situation that could have gone very badly for the industry.