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Kirk MacDowell chosen to lead SIAC

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01/07/2020

FRISCO, Texas—Kirk MacDowell, an executive with a 39-year career as a leader in virtually every aspect of the electronic security industry, has been selected as the new Chairman of the Board for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC).

SIAC named for ESA Gives Back 2017

Coalition recognized its top donors at ESX
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07/05/2017

FRISCO, Texas—The Security Industry Alarm Coalition, a non-profit organization that works to reduce false alarms and maintain relationships between the alarm industry and law enforcement, was recognized as the 2017 ESA Gives Back beneficiary at this year’s ESX.

PPVAR makes headway in California

SIAC’s Stan Martin expects National Sheriff’s Association to join cause
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06/22/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—More law enforcement organizations are recognizing the benefit of alarm verification; the California Police Chiefs Association board of directors adopted a resolution at its annual meeting that clarifies the term “verified alarm” and supports priority response.

Pittsburgh looks to automating false alarm fines

Stan Martin: SIAC advocates for this option
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09/16/2015

PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh is looking at automating collections for false alarm fines, according to a recent NPR report.

SIAC to keep a closer eye on local governments

Partnership with Stateside Associates to assist goal
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02/23/2015

FRISCO, Texas—SIAC on Feb. 9 started working with Stateside Associates, a state and local government affairs firm, to monitor pending ordinances that could affect the security industry.

PPVAR, SIAC talk verified alarm standards

Guidelines needed to govern how central stations and PSAPs interact during a dispatch
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06/11/2014

LAS VEGAS—It’s little wonder that the topic of verified alarms tends to spark dialogue between those in law enforcement and the alarm space. Intended to reduce false dispatches while increasing apprehensions, verified alarms—and the policies that guide them—are of critical importance to both groups, and continue to shape the relationship between them.

Akron implements alarm verification policy

The move was met with both praise and disappointment—depending on whom you’re talking to
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02/12/2014

AKRON, Ohio—A new policy set to take effect here in March requires security alarms to verify criminal activity prior to police response.

A chat with SIAC’s Stan Martin

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Friday, September 6, 2013

This morning I had the opportunity to chat with Stan Martin, executive director of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition.

Connecting—with costumes and without—at Honeywell's Connect 2012

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Imagine Scott Harkins, president of Honeywell Security Products, lumbering about in an inflatable sumo wrestler suit.

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