What makes sense from a building systems or even security point of view may not always be the best solution in the event of a fire. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why, noted Steve Sargent, director of worldwide sales for Keltron, project management Ã¢â‚¬Å“is critically importantÃ¢â‚¬Â as systems integration gets under way.
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.
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.
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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The convenience and ease-of-installation that made wireless security products attractive for the residential market are now allowing this same technology to gain a foothold in commercial security and fire alarm applications.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The perspective we have is that wireless offers benefits to the commercial installer,Ã¢â‚¬Â commented Al Lizza, director of marketing for Ademco.