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Non-response a hot topic in Los Angeles

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02/01/2003

LOS ANGELES - After hearing protests from alarm industry representatives, the Los Angeles City Council voted 12-1 on Jan. 14 to delay the implementation of a controversial non-response policy recently approved by the Los Angeles police commission.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2003

Fort Myers, Fla.

In an attempt to cover the cost of responding to false alarms, Lee County commissioners are considering adopting an ordinance requiring a permit fee for each alarm installation.

SIAC spins off from AIREF, to continue CARE program

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02/01/2003

VIENNA, Va. - Seeking a way to engage in legislative lobbying and a new vehicle for the Coordinated Alarm Reduction Effort (CARE) program, the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF) has formed a separate entity which will be known as the Security Industry Alarm Coalition.

Plethora of options, innovations makes biometrics a field to watch

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02/01/2003

Even as industry observers and players point to the evolving use of biometric security technologies, the debate continues over which ones have gained or will gain the highest acceptance level and where the technology is headed.

Trevor Prout, director of marketing for the New York-based International Biometric Group, said different biometric solutions are appropriate for different applications.

Successful dealer programs keep standards high

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01/01/2003

The short-term realities may be harsh, but in the long run, members of the security industry’s financial community say, the recent changes in dealer programs and how they operate financially is having a positive impact on the alarm business.

The decision by ADT Security Services to reducing funding for its authorized alarm dealer program, combined with Leasecomm Corp.

Apollo streamlines its ASTI line

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01/01/2003

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Access control manufacturer Apollo has rolled its ASTI brand under the Apollo name, a move to streamline operations and make it easier for customers to do business with the company.

MBFAA elects chair of alarm committee

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2003

ROCKFORD, Minn. -A monitoring center operations manager has been elected as the chairperson of the Minnesota Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s Alarm Response Management Committee.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2003

Enfield, Conn.

The town council unanimously passed an alarm ordinance in November that fines repeat false alarm offenders $50 for each false alarm.

PSA sets 2003 conference date

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2003

DENVER -Systems integrator cooperative PSA Security Network has set dates for its annual conference.

The event is scheduled for Feb.

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