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ESX reinvests $1m in security industry since 2008

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10/03/2011

VIENNA, Va. and IRVING, Texas—AE Ventures, the management company that produces the annual Electronic Security Expo for the Central Station Alarm Association and the Electronic Security Association, announced on Aug.

DMP committed to reducing false dispatch

New feature simplifies false alarm cancellation for end users
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07/21/2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Digital Monitoring Products on July 19 announced a new feature to its alarm panels that, according to VP of marketing Mark Hillenburg, displays the company's continuing dedication to reducing false dispatch, which ties up central station operators, can lead to end user fines, and wastes police resources and tax payer's money.

SIAC has a busy summer so far in California

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07/21/2011

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—The Security Industry Alarm Coalition has been proactively advocating for alarm industry interests and better municipality/industry relations in California for the past several weeks.

Changes underway at GELSSA

The Georgia security association has new director, new initiatives
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06/21/2011

KENNESAW, Ga.—The Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Association (GELSSA) saw its membership decline by 60 percent in the last five years, according to John Loud, the group’s president since January.

Stallings alarm ordinance draft in the works

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06/20/2011

STALLINGS, N.C.—A June 3 story from the Union County Weekly reports the Stalling Public Safety Advisory Committee has gone back to the drawing board to draft an ordinance to drive down false alarm calls.

Metro Phoenix city looks to force false alarm fines on alarm companies

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03/17/2011

AVONDALE, Ariz.—City officials here held a meeting March 7 with certain members of the local security industry as well as representatives from SIAC to discuss their false alarm ordinance. The results of that meeting include the city remaining firm on its decision to fine alarm companies for false alarms. According to SIAC industry/law enforcement liaison Jon Sargent, the outcome could have been better.

Municipality ponders private security officer response to all alarms

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12/15/2010

SHAWNEE, Kan.—Police officials here were putting together a proposal for the Shawnee City Council’s vote that would have required monitoring companies in the municipality to verify all alarms via a private security officer before dispatching alarms to the police. It’s a very restrictive form of verified response that could have had huge implications for the security industry had it gone through, officials said.

Toronto zero-tolerance rule raising alarm

City shocked by residents disconnecting fire alarms to avoid fines
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12/09/2010

TORONTO—A zero-tolerance false alarm regulation here is raising concerns within the industry because residents are reportedly disconnecting their fire alarms to avoid fines of more than $1,000.

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.

Industry joins fire false-alarm battle

Efforts in Kentucky will be taken nationwide
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11/11/2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—A new campaign here to combat false fire alarms involves not only local fire departments, but the alarm industry, with officials saying installers can play a role in reducing unintentional alarms.
“I’m really excited about it,” said Bill Cooper, an ADT industry liaison manager who is chairman of the Coordinated Alarm Reduction Effort for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition, regarding the initiative announced Oct. 28.

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