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Monitoring

Flint billing security companies for false alarms

December 5, 2012Rich Miller

FLINT, Mich.—A decision by the city to begin billing security companies for false alarms—more than $31,000 in the first month alone—has the industry working with police to shift the burden to end users.The ordinance establishing the fees for alarm contractors was approved in 2009 in an effort to reduce false alarms and recoup the cost of unnecessary dispatches. The provision wasn't enforced, but with Flint's finances worsening and its police and fire departments cut, the city started...

Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, Glen Mowrey, SIAC


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General News

SIAC has a busy summer so far in California

July 21, 2011Daniel Gelinas

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—The Security Industry Alarm Coalition has been proactively advocating for alarm industry interests and better municipality/industry relations in California for the past several weeks. The mission of SIAC is to create a structure for all interested parties—alarm companies, police departments and municipalities—to come together under the common goal of dispatch reduction and alarm management, with the end result of false alarm reduction. SIAC has been working with...

Bakersfield California, Cathedral City, Cathy Rempel, Chuck Brobeck, Cry Wolf, Glen Mowrey, Inland Empire Alarm Association, Jon Sargent, Morgan Hertel, Roberta Gafford


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Stallings alarm ordinance draft in the works

June 20, 2011SSN Staff

STALLINGS, N.C.—A June 3 story from the Union County Weekly reports the Stalling Public Safety Advisory Committee has gone back to the drawing board to draft an ordinance to drive down false alarm calls. Responding to these calls is exceedingly expensive, according to the town council, which noted fire trucks are a finite resource. In drafting a potential ordinance, the committee sought the counsel of experts and worked closely with retired Charlotte-Mecklenburg Deputy Police Chief Glen Mowry,...

false alarm ordinance, Glen Mowrey, SIAC, Stallings North Carolina


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Monitoring

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...

ACT NOW ALARM, BFAAM, Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan, Commander Todd Bettison, Dean Belisle, Detroit, Detroit Police Department, DPD, ECV, Glen Mowrey


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