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Getting ready for ASIS 2015

September 23, 2015Martha Entwistle

ASIS is next week. I'll be heading to Anaheim, Calif. this weekend because, of course, the show begins before the show begins. Among my first events is a Sunday afternoon tour of Paramount Studios to check out their Sureview System. I'll be at the show all three days, Sept. 28-Sept. 30 and I am looking forward to getting some exercise on the floor running from one meeting to another. I do have a couple of open times--like 30 minutes each day on Monday, Tues. and Wednesday. I reserved...

2015, Anaheim, ASIS International, California, Security Systems News (SSN)

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CAA fights Chico on ordinance

November 24, 2014Spencer Ives

CHICO, Calif.—The California Alarm Association (CAA) and the Sacramento Area Alarm Association (SAAA) are filing a lawsuit against the city of Chico, Calif., after the city on Oct. 21 unanimously passed an ordinance that fines alarm companies for false alarms.“Here's the bottom line: Innocent parties are being fined for the conduct of others that's beyond their control, and that's the core of why we have to fight this, and we can't allow this to take place anywhere.” Jon Sargent,...

alarm companies, CAA, California, Chico, false alarms, SAAA

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California leads the way for SIAC

November 17, 2014Spencer Ives

CHULA VISTA, Calif.—California is leading the way in adopting false alarm ordinances, according to Jon Sargent, the industry/law enforcement liaison for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition.“CAA (California Alarm Association) has been very proactive” in its involvement with SIAC, Sargent told Security Systems News. “I don't believe there is any state structured in this matter as well as California.”The city of Chula Vista and others have made strides in their alarm...

California, Chula Vista, Jon Sargent, Ron Walters, Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), Steve Keefer

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Facebook funds fire alarms in schools

May 9, 2013SSN Staff

MENLO PARK, Calif.—Social media giant Facebook donated $20,000 on Friday to a nonprofit here that facilitates the installation of monitored fire alarms in schools, a move founders hope will inspire others to match the company's contribution, according to an article from the MenloPark-AthertonPatch, an online news site. The Ravenswood City School District will be the fund's first beneficiary, according to Virginia Chang Kiraly, who founded the organization, called the Ring The Bell Fund, the...

California, Facebook, fire alarms, Ring The Bell Fund

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Carbon monoxide bill advances in California

March 27, 2013SSN Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A bill that would require all newer public and private K-12 schools to install carbon monoxide detectors has advanced in the California Assembly, according to an article from the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Assembly Education Committee unanimously approved the bill March 20, sending it to the Appropriations Committee, according to the report, which noted that a cost estimate has not yet been prepared. Assembly Bill 56, which is being shepherded by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber,...

California, carbon monoxide, Shirley Weber, The Assembly Education Committee

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