SILVER SPRING, Md. - After more than two years of planning, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has introduced a new risk retention group that will allow its members to take advantage of liability insurance at a reduced rate.
LOS ANGELES - Bruce Boyer of Lone Star Security faces up to five years in prison after being convicted of 15 counts of illegally placing his companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s signs on public fences here.
In response to the cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s policy for responding to burglar alarms, Boyer posted five signs on telephone poles that read, Ã¢â‚¬Å“LAPD will no longer respond to your alarm! Lone Star Security will!Ã¢â‚¬Â
This was not BoyerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first run-in with Los AngelesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ city government.
A maturing security industry, impacted by factors ranging from the false alarm issue to emerging technologies to mandates related to government contracts, is increasingly turning its attention to the creation and adoption of standards to keep it competitive and viable.
Most observers seem in agreement that standards administered and coordinated by the American National Standards Institute, which helps develop voluntary standards in the United States, will improve the industry and its standing within the global business community, as well as that industry-specific organizations should address issues related to their members.