MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and the Western Burglar & Fire Alarm Association Unilateral Apprenticeship and Training Committee developed a four-year distance learning apprenticeship program for fire/life safety and low-voltage technicians in California thanks to a $150,000 donation by four industry leaders.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--Security industry officials are trying to turn back the clock on an increase to the state's prevailing wage requirement for publicly funded security projects, a change that has nearly doubled the hourly rate paid to technicians for some alarm companies.
WASHINGTON--Businesses and independent taxpayers could receive tax reductions by having a security system professionally installed.
The Secure America's Homes and Businesses Act of 2005 goes before Congress this session and would provide up to $5,000 for residential and $50,000 for commercial tax deductions.
DALLAS--The city council planned to pass a verified response ordinance to curb police expenses without notifying residents until a local news station leaked the information in early September. Now the proposed verified response ordinance requiring alarm companies to send private security guards to non-panic or hold up alarms will be discussed with residents at an October city council meeting, thanks to state legislation that took effect in September.
NEW YORK--As more military veterans arrive stateside from duty tours, Hire Vets First, a national program funded by the government, campaigns for veterans to enter the workforce such as the security industry.
Veteran job placement is a priority for Ronald Tocci, commissioner of veteran affairs for the New York Department of Labor.