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Education answer to alarming problem of user error

February 27, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

MESA, Ariz.—“Alarm schools” run by law enforcement agencies—where repeat false-alarm offenders go to learn about their systems to avoid more false dispatches—have been found to work very well.And now the Arizona Alarm Association (AzAA) is considering a new approach that could make them even more effective: encouraging alarm owners to take such classes before they ever offend—to help make sure they don't.“Several of the residents going to the schools have...

Alarm Schools, AzAA, Maria Malice, Ron Walter, Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), Sheila Chavez

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Arizona enacts statewide alarm licensing

May 23, 2012Rich Miller

PHOENIX—Statewide alarm licensing has been enacted in Arizona, replacing a web of local regulations that subjected many alarm companies to duplicative background checks and paperwork.H.B. 2748, passed by the Legislature on April 30 and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer on May 11, pre-empts the licensing requirements in 22 cities. Alarm companies doing business in more than one of those cities had to submit to the licensing process in each of them, with 13 of the municipalities requiring fingerprinting...

Arizona Alarm Association, AzAA, Maria Malice, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Three alarm companies fighting Tucson disclosure plan

February 1, 2012Rich Miller

TUCSON, Ariz.— Three local alarm companies are protesting ordinance revisions that would require them to provide their customer lists to city police, calling it an invasion of their clients' privacy.The owners of Tucson Alarm, Young Alarm and Advanced ProTechtion have taken Assistant Police Chief John Leavitt to task for his proposal, which the City Council is scheduled to consider later this month. The revisions would also require every alarm holder to pay a $20 annual registration fee and...

Advanced ProTechtion, Arizona Alarm Association, AzAA, John Leavitt, Maria Malice, Roger Score, Tucson, Tucson Alarm, Young Alarm

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Monitoring Matters

C.O.P.S.' Malice honored again

October 7, 2011Daniel Gelinas

C.O.P.S.' vice president special projects Maria Malice recently won the 2011 Arizona Alarm Company Person of the Year honor for an unprecedented fourth straight year. I've spoken with Maria before when she won the honor in 2009 and spotlighted her seemingly bottomless well of energy when it comes to working for the industry in her home state of Arizona. First of all, congrats to you Maria--again. I had a chance to chat with Maria via email about her fourth year being honored. Maria found out about...

AzAA, C.O.P.S., Maria Malice

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Metro Phoenix city looks to force false alarm fines on alarm companies

March 17, 2011Daniel Gelinas

AVONDALE, Ariz.—City officials here held a meeting March 7 with certain members of the local security industry as well as representatives from SIAC to discuss their false alarm ordinance. The results of that meeting include the city remaining firm on its decision to fine alarm companies for false alarms. According to SIAC industry/law enforcement liaison Jon Sargent, the outcome could have been better. “This is similar to what happened in Fontana, but not quite the same. That had to do...

Arizona Alarm Association, AzAA, CryWolf False Alarm Reduction Solutions, Fontana California, Inland Empire Alarm Association, John Jennings, Jon Sargent, Safeguard, Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), Susan Brenton

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