FRISCO, Texas--Results of a recent survey by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition on the nationwide alarm dispatch rate show that the false alarm dispatch rate has dropped, proving the industry's efforts to reduce these occurrences are working.
SIAC's research showed the dispatch rate declined to 0.
A Mesa police subcommittee proposed in a recent meeting that the city require alarm companies to call their customers twice before calling police and to raise fines for repeat police visits, reported the Arizona Republic.
DALLAS--The National Electronic Security Association made its mark as an industry association. Six months after the formation of NESA, the group created a dues structure for members, signed on a lobbyist to work with the association in the capital and added to its state membership roster.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--A bill, called the Identity Information Protection Act, that passed in the California State Senate in May and has been sent to the second legislative house, could potentially prohibit the use of RFID technology in state issued documents.
HARTFORD, Conn.--The Connecticut Alarm & Systems Integrators Association legislation committee and its lobbyist will meet throughout the summer to craft a criminal background check guideline that could be considered for the next state legislation session.
MARKHAM, Ontario--The Canadian Security Association proposed changes to its national constitution as part of a five-year strategic development plan--an initiative that will continue to make CANASA the voice of Canadian security professionals.
The association proposed four components to include in its constitution to further reflect membership, leadership, professionalism and growth.
BOISE, Idaho--When some members of the Idaho security industry witnessed a lack of licensing and standards within the state's industry, they formed a state association and became a chartered state association under the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association in an effort to streamline regulatory options.
An official name of the association or its organization structure, such as dues and an election process, has not been ironed out, but those details are expected to be finished in the coming months.