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Alarm industry mourns Michael Kallio of Mace CS

January 16, 2013Rich Miller

Mace Central Station announced late Tuesday that Michael Kallio, the company's vice president of business development, died Jan. 10 after a battle with cancer. Kallio was a 26-year employee of Mace CS in Anaheim, Calif., and was a member of the California Alarm Association. “Michael was a dedicated, loyal manager and he helped guide the company to be one of the most respected central stations in California and the West,” said Michael Joseph, vice president and general manager of Mace...

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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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Prevent CO poisoning: Alarm companies should help Californians help themselves

July 25, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

It's now more than a year since California's new law mandating carbon monoxide detectors in all single-family homes with an attached garage or fossil fuel source. However, a new survey shows many residents remain unprotected. Seems to me there's a marketing opportunity here that alarm companies would do well to take advantage of—to not only help themselves but also California residents. It's true that the new law, which took effect July 1, 2011, doesn't require Californians to opt for monitored...

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Meeting targets non-response in San Jose

January 27, 2012Rich Miller

The alarm industry was caught off guard at the end of December when the San Jose (Calif.) Police Department implemented a non-response policy for unverified alarms. Now the California Alarm Association is regrouping and is rallying members to discuss what comes next. To that end, the Silicon Valley Alarm Association, a CAA affiliate, will be holding a lunch meeting next week, with the San Jose situation at the top of the agenda. The meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Silicon...

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Bay Alarm exec on state board overseeing alarm companies

January 9, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

I've written about Pacheco, Calif.-based Bay Alarm before. The company, which is more than 65 years old, says it's the largest independently-owned and operated alarm company in the nation. It's certainly a competitive player in California, and now the company's co-president has been appointed by that state's governor to an important committee that oversees alarm companies in the state. Here's more from the news release Bay Alarm sent out early this month: In one of his final appointments of 2011,...

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San Jose's non-response policy catches alarm industry off guard

January 4, 2012Rich Miller

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The police department's new non-response policy for unverified alarms, announced the week before Christmas and put into effect Jan. 1, ignores data on enhanced call verification and rolls out a “welcome mat” for burglars, alarm industry officials say.The San Jose Police Department announced the policy change on its website in a posting titled “Verified Response Protocol Information.” Citing a 2008 department study that found that more than 98 percent...

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New CO law business, learning opportunity

August 11, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—California recently became the 35th state in the nation with carbon monoxide legislation. As of July 1, all existing single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source are required to install CO alarms within the home. Previous legislation already mandated the detectors in new homes. The law is a way for the industry both to increase business and its knowledge and expertise regarding the devices, according to John Hopper, president of the California Alarm...

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