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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.
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.