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GELSSA helps kill low-voltage contractor bill

April 15, 2014Leif Kothe

ATLANTA—The governor's office in Georgia put the brakes on a bill that would have made more than 9,000 additional contractors eligible to perform low-voltage installations. The bill, which passed the state Senate in February, was blocked before reaching the Georgia House for a vote.The bill would have permitted those with Electrical Contractor Class II licensure—a high-voltage installation certification—to perform low-voltage installations, which includes contracting work for fire...

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Monitoring Matters

Enhanced call verification now law in Georgia

May 15, 2013Rich Miller

“It's a good day in Georgia.” That was the reaction from John Loud, president of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association, after Gov. Nathan Deal signed enhanced call verification into law on May 6. GELSSA, with an assist from the Security Industry Alarm Coalition, had been pushing for ECV for years and finally saw it brought to fruition with House Bill 59. It wasn't an easy process. As HB 687, the initiative made it through the Georgia House last year and...

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The dust settles over Fontana

September 23, 2010Daniel Gelinas

FONTANA, Calif.—Industry experts say there are important lessons to take away from the settlement announced Sept. 6 between Fontana, Calif., “the city with the toughest false alarm ordinance in the country,” and the Inland Empire Alarm Association. Eric Griffin, Jon Sargent and Morgan Hertel identified three lessons in particular for the security industry: Enhanced Call Verification is here to stay; expect closer scrutiny of alarm ordinances nationwide; and industry/municipality...

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