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.
SAVANNAH--Floyd Johnson was at the right place at the right time and saved the life of one of his customers.
In August, Johnson, a technician with ADS Security, finished an installation early and decided he had enough time to install a keypad at another customer's house in the neighborhood.
IRVING, Texas--Web-based courses on the latest security technology are being offered to National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association members at a reduced cost, the organization announced last month.
NBFAA has teamed with STAM Multimedia to offer courses on CCTV, digital video and networking, fiber optic technology and biometrics technology.
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.
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.