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Control Center wins FARA award

April 29, 2013SSN Staff

ORLANDO, Fla.—At a symposium held here last week, the False Alarm Reduction Association presented the Control Center, a division of RFI, with the 2013 FARA Industry Achievement Award, according to a company statement. The Control Center won the award on the strength of its effort to reduce false alarm dispatches by restructuring its program to reach out to dealers and customers who have excessive false signals. A FARA member, the Control Center routinely develops reports, identifies problem...

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FARA calls for consistency on DIY alarm regulations

January 16, 2013Rich Miller

ROCKVILLE, Md.—The False Alarm Reduction Association is calling on municipalities to regulate do-it-yourself alarm systems the same way they would professionally installed systems, including the assessment of fees and fines.In a position paper released in December, FARA stated that each community has the right to enact “whatever false-alarm solution best meets its needs.” The group said any solution should include all alarm systems, however, with the following recommendations for...

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Showing impact of false alarms helps reduce them

May 16, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

PITTSBURGH—Kristina Walker says false alarm reduction has been “etched in my mind” ever since she became Vector Security's false alarm reduction-permit compliance coordinator nearly six years ago. That's because not only does her job with Vector, a full-service alarm company based here, involve helping the company's national retail customers maintain the lowest possible false alarm rates for their fire and burglar alarm systems, but she's also married to a public...

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