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Special Report: False Alarms

Alarm industry files injunction to block Los Angeles nonresponse
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05/01/2003

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.

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Companies take a pro-active approach to false alarm issue
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05/01/2003

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.

SIA names new product showcase winners at ISC

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2003

LAS VEGAS - For manufacturers, one of the highlights of the ISC West show in Las Vegas is the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) new product showcase awards.
On March 27, at the Sands Convention Center here, SIA announced the winners of the 2003 awards.

Bill looks to allow expensing of security systems

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05/01/2003

WASHINGTON - A new bill has been introduced in Congress that seeks to allow companies to write off, or expense 100 percent of the purchase price of new security equipment.

This bill is the second attempt to pass expensing for security systems.

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Non-response - the repercussions could be far reaching and wide
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05/01/2003

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.

New generation of controllers unite home automation, security

Thermostat controls, audio, video and computer networking have gradually been integrated into security controllers
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05/01/2003

The advent of the smart home, combined with consumers’ ongoing desire for sophisticated security systems, has resulted in the continuing integration of home automation and security functions within a single control panel.

Lifestyle enhancements ranging from thermostat controls to audio and video to computer networking, along with security-related features such as lighting controls, have gradually been integrated into security controllers.

Reed, SIA unveil National Summit on Security

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05/01/2003

WASHINGTON - When the next ISC Show arrives in October, not only will the security exhibition and conference have a new location, but a new name and focus.

The new event, called National Summit on Security, an ISC Expo Event, was unveiled during ISC West in Las Vegas.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2003

Kansas City, Kan.
The Kansas City Police Department is renewing its efforts to reduce false alarms.

Centrals poised for next phase in the usage of GPS

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04/01/2003

Generating interest from the dealer community for new ideas has often been an issue, and players in the emerging Global Positioning Systems’ market say gaining support for this new twist on security isn’t any different.

Ray Menard, senior vice president-development/ technology division at Criticom International, Minneapolis, said with “tens of thousands of dealers in the industry, there’s quite a wide gamut of what’s represented in those dealers.

ANSI forms standards panel

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The American National Standards Institute has established the Homeland Security Standards Panel, a coordinating body for the development of Homeland Security and emergency preparedness standards.

ANSI, a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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