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On The Editor's Desk

Sandy Springs considers fining dealers for false alarms

July 12, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

The new Sandy Springs, Ga. alarm ordinance, which is set to be voted on July 18, is alarming many in the security industry as it looks to force alarm dealers to pay their subscriber's false alarm fees and fines. “This makes as much sense as a car rental company being responsible for paying your speeding tickets if you get caught speeding in their car,” Dan Gordon, president of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Association (GELSSA), and owner of Ga.-based Gordon Security,...

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General News

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

Low-voltage contractor bill passes Georgia Senate

February 12, 2014Leif Kothe

I reported last week on a bill in Georgia that would expand the number of Georgia contractors licensed to perform low-voltage installations. Yesterday, that piece of legislation (S.B. 294) passed the Georgia Senate by a vote of 53-0. Three senators were not on the floor during the vote. John Loud, immediate past president of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association, and an opponent of the bill, admitted the outcome in the Senate was disconcerting. But he believes the legislative battle...

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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 through state...

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Residential

AT&T to enter Atlanta security market

December 7, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

KENNESAW, Ga.—The news that AT&T is creating a new Atlanta-based division to offer customers home security and home automation—and that it reportedly will open its own monitoring station—carries some positive implications for local alarm companies, said John Loud, owner of Loud Security Systems, which is based here.For example, said Loud, who also is president of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Association (GELSSA), he looks forward to AT&T using its big advertising...

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Residential

Changes underway at GELSSA

June 21, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

KENNESAW, Ga.—The Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Association (GELSSA) saw its membership decline by 60 percent in the last five years, according to John Loud, the group's president since January. But now with Loud at the helm, GELSSA is working to reverse the trend through the appointment of a new executive director and new initiatives such as a state expo show and golf tournament planned for the fall, and efforts to get legislation vital to the industry passed. Loud, the owner...

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