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False Alarm Ordinance Watch

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2004

Clark County, Wash.

Under an ordinance adopted by Clark County commissioners, alarm owners living in unincorporated areas must pay a $20 annual registration fee and fines up to $300 for false alarms.

ISC West turnout reaches beyond industry expectations

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05/01/2004

LAS VEGAS - Security professionals who descended upon America’s playground for the 2004 International Security Conference & Exposition contributed to a 17 percent increase in attendees in comparison to last year’s show.

Reed Exhibitions, organizer of the annual event, reported that out of the 19,439 people who visited the show, 55 percent of attendees were dealers and 24 percent were end users.

Lifestyle takes alternate approach

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05/01/2004

DALLAS - Lifestyle Innovations filed its quarterly report in March - a narrative that revisits missteps the company has experienced over the past year.

In the last 12 months, the company has played a part in a number of failed transactions.

Fees and fines HOLD up L.A. ordinance

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04/01/2004

LOS ANGELES - The long process to craft a false-alarm ordinance that would be agreeable to both law enforcement and the alarm industry in Los Angeles is far from over, according to Jerry Lenander, executive director of the California Alarm Association.

In the first month of the new policy, the Los Angeles Police Department reported a 20 percent decrease in total alarm responses, according to Jerry Lenander.

Florida licensing bill closer to reality

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04/01/2004

TALLAHASEE, Fla. - A proposed bill that would add false alarm training and second-call alarm verification requirements to licensing standards in Florida is one step closer to passage after being referred to the Florida Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee in early March.

Customer list deemed confidential by new state legislation

California’s new law finalizes debate between alarm companies and state officials
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04/01/2004

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A back-and-forth debate between California municipalities and alarm companies over whether their customer lists are considered confidential information and protected under a federal privacy act has been settled by a new state law.

Fire systems foster positive results in reducing false alarm levels

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04/01/2004

The advent of addressable fire detection and alarm systems seems to be putting one of the industry’s biggest problems - false alarms - to rest.

Industry participants noted the increased intelligence of the sensors, detectors and addressable panels has had a positive impact on reducing the level of false fire alarms.

Corporations spending more for security

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2004

WASHINGTON - A just-released survey shows that corporations are better prepared today for terrorist incidents and threats than in years past.

According to a survey from the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading corporations, CEOs have devoted more attention and resources to security issues.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2004

Baytown, Texas

City officials rang in the New Year with a new program for owners of alarms whose systems are habitually crying wolf.

According to The Baytown Sun, the city has purchased computer software to assist police in enforcing the area’s false alarm ordinance.

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