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Lou Fiore named chairman of SISC

November 12, 2012SSN Staff

VIENNA, Va.—Alarm Industry Communications Committee Chairman Lou Fiore was named chairman of the Security Industry Standards Council (SISC). Joe Gittens, director of standards with the Security Industry Association, told the Central Station Alarm Association that Fiore, who also represents CSAA within the SISC, “will be a driving force for SISC as it continues its leadership role in the standards activities within the physical security industry.”   � � Gittens added, “I...

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AT&T's 2G shutdown in Oakland false alarm for industry

September 5, 2012Rich Miller

OAKLAND, Calif.—AT&T's move to partially disable its 2G service here at the end of August got the attention of California Alarm Association members, but the frequency blackout did not affect operations in the field, according to CAA Executive Director Jerry Lenander.AT&T, which announced on Aug. 3 that it would phase out its 2G networks nationwide by 2017, temporarily shut down its 850 MHz frequency on 16 cell towers in Oakland after city officials notified the company that the towers were...

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Monitoring Matters

How will new robocalling rules affect your business?

March 21, 2012Rich Miller

Calling all alarm companies � Are you robocalling into the void in an attempt to land new business, or to sell new products and services to existing customers? There are new rules that will soon affect you. Under provisions of an order adopted Feb. 15 by the Federal Communications Commission, express written consent will be required from consumers before a company can place a marketing robocall to a residential or wireless number. The FCC also will require telemarketers to provide an automated “opt...

AICC, Alarm Industry Communications Committee, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Lou Fiore, Security Systems News

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AICC seeks nationwide license to help multi-state monitors

March 14, 2012Rich Miller

VIENNA, Va.—Citing the “administrative burdens” of multi-state licensing for monitoring companies, the Alarm Industry Communications Committee is planning to introduce a bill to streamline the process across the United States.The Alarm Monitoring Model Licensing Act would establish a nationally recognized license to help monitoring companies and alarm dispatchers overcome obstacles they face when providing services to customers in more than one state, according to the AICC.Companies...

AICC, Alarm Industry Communications Committee, Alarm Monitoring Model Licensing Act, Lou Fiore, Security Systems News

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NG 911 passes despite alarm industry concerns

February 29, 2012Rich Miller

VIENNA, Va.—A provision to establish Next Generation 911 became law Feb. 22 as part of the payroll tax bill, including language the alarm industry feared might allow unverified PERS calls to stream into PSAPs. But agreements have been reached that will prevent the measure from having a negative impact on central stations, according to the Alarm Industry Communications Committee.The AICC had been lobbying members of Congress since December to change H.R. 3630—the Middle Class Tax Relief...

Alarm Industry Communications Committee, Congress, Lou Fiore, Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, National Emergency Number Association, NENA, Next Generation 911, NG911, PERS, PSAP

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POTS sunset on the horizon?

January 7, 2010Daniel Gelinas

WASHINGTON--Plain-old telephone service--the mainspring of traditional burg and fire alarm signal transmission--could be coming to a mandatory end. The Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 1 issued a public notice seeking comment on a National Broadband Plan that could include a mandatory switch from a public switched telephone network to IP, similar to the FCC-enforced switch from analog to digital broadcast television that occurred in early 2009. For an exclusive look at how IP technology...

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