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CAA sues San Francisco over its alarm ordinance

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06/01/2003

SAN FRANCISCO - A lawsuit to prevent city officials here from going forward with an alarm ordinance has been filed by state alarm industry officials, who said they object to certain provisions of the policy that require alarm companies to be responsible for collecting and remitting alarm fees to the city.

In February, the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco approved changes to the Police Emergency Alarm Ordinance that made alarm companies operating in the city responsible for collecting and handing over to city tax collectors any fees related to San Francisco’s alarm registration fee or false alarm fines.

NBFAA announces award winners

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Two longtime officers of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association were presented with awards recognizing both for their leadership and contributions to the association.

Judge rules against verified response injunction

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06/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - Alarm dealers here were unsuccessful in their attempt in court to block a new verified response policy that requires burglar alarms be visually verified before city police are dispatched to the scene.

In his initial written decision, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David A.

Elan adds funds, employees after acquisition

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2003

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Three months after coming under new ownership, Elan Home Systems is already showing signs of growth, hiring additional employees and stepping up its investment in training and engineering support.

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Alarm industry files injunction to block Los Angeles nonresponse
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06/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - The alarm industry in Los Angeles has sought a legal avenue to block a controversial Los Angeles Police Department policy to stop responding to unverified burglar alarms in the city.

According to Les Gold, an attorney representing the industry, the Greater Los Angeles Security Alarm Association (GLASAA) filed the petition in California Superior Court in late March.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2003

Plaistow, N.H.

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Non-response - the repercussions could be far reaching and wide
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06/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - One of the biggest topics concerning the industry in recent months is the controversial decision by the Los Angeles Police Commission to adopt a verified response policy.

Ever since the commission ap-proved the policy in January, alarm industry representatives have been actively opposing the policy, and have recently filed an injunction in California Superior Court seeking to block the Los Angeles Police Department from implementing it.

Special Report: False Alarms

Companies take a pro-active approach to false alarm issue
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06/01/2003

Los Angeles Police Commission decision highlights need for industry-wide policies, planning

Alarm monitoring companies are stepping up their efforts to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape related to false alarms.

The reverberation of the decision by the Los Angeles Police Department to not respond to non-panic alarms unless they are verified by video or an eye witness has put local alarm-related ordinances in the spotlight as never before.

Pixim secures $22 million in funding

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2003

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - A $22 million round of funding from new and existing investors is expected to help chip and software developer Pixim bring to market its second product that enables security video cameras to produce better picture images.

Conquering wired mindset is next challenge

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06/01/2003

The comfort level most installers and users have with wired technology has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to widespread acceptance.

Yet players in the wireless field said they are putting significant effort and investment into the marketplace based on what has happened on the residential side and the growth of wireless in industries beyond security.

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