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 FranciscoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s alarm registration fee or false alarm fines.
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.
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.
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 commissionÃ‚Â 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.
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.
LAS VEGAS - For manufacturers, one of the highlights of the ISC West show in Las Vegas is the Security Industry AssociationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (SIA) new product showcase awards.
On March 27, at the Sands Convention Center here, SIA announced the winners of the 2003 awards.