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Monitoring Matters

Green strobe light acts as a beacon of safety and security

February 5, 2019Ginger Hill

Being a part of the security industry day in and day out affords me some very unique conversations and learning opportunities about security projects. Take the city of Detroit, their Project Green Light and Guardian Alarm, as an example. For those of you who may not know or need a refresher, Project Green Light started in 2016 when the Detroit Police Department (DPD) partnered with eight gas stations installed with real-time cameras, connected directly to police headquarters. This was the beginning...

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Also Noted

Church intruders bungle burglary

April 8, 2013SSN Staff

DETROIT—Intruders broke into the New Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, and things seemed to be going according to plan until one of them answered a ringing phone. Unfortunately for them, the call was from the alarm company, according to an article from, a Michigan digital news outlet. The alarm company called to ask why the alarm was triggered at 2:30 a.m. When the intruder provided an unsatisfactory answer and did not know the alarm code, the alarm company told him that the...

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General News

Major market no longer responding to unverified alarms

October 5, 2011Daniel Gelinas

DETROIT—City police here have instituted a new policy—effective Aug. 22—of no longer responding to alarms that aren't verified by the alarm system owner or the monitoring company. This move from enhanced call verification to verified response represents a change the Security Industry Alarm Coalition worked hard to avoid last year when they helped city leaders adopt an ECV policy. ECV requires a second phone call to a different number to help determine if an emergency exists. The...

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Detroit enacts enhanced call verification

December 9, 2010Daniel Gelinas

DETROIT—Authorities here have teamed with the Security Industry Alarm Coalition and the Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan to enact an enhanced call verification policy to help reduce false alarms. The ECV policy went into effect Dec. 1 and, according to SIAC, resolves a situation that could have gone very badly for the industry. Enhanced Call Verification goes beyond a traditional single call to the premises, in that it requires a second call to a cell phone or alternative number...

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