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California leads the way for SIAC

November 17, 2014Spencer Ives

CHULA VISTA, Calif.—California is leading the way in adopting false alarm ordinances, according to Jon Sargent, the industry/law enforcement liaison for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition.“CAA (California Alarm Association) has been very proactive” in its involvement with SIAC, Sargent told Security Systems News. “I don't believe there is any state structured in this matter as well as California.”The city of Chula Vista and others have made strides in their alarm...

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Monitoring Matters

ESA taps new president and officers

July 16, 2014Leif Kothe

The Electronic Security Association has installed Marshall Marinace, owner of Yorktown Heights, N.Y.-based Marshall Alarm Systems, as its president for the next two years. Marinace's presidency was one of five new officer appointments announced at ESA's annual membership meeting held during ESX 2014 in Nashville. Marinace has been involved in the security industry for 38 years, and his alarm company was founded in 1976. He also has a longstanding involvement with ESA, serving in several different...

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General News

Technology still top challenge for alarm companies, new ESA president says

July 3, 2012Rich Miller

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Competition from telecoms and cablecos is drawing a lot of attention in the security world, but keeping pace with technology is still the biggest challenge facing alarm companies, new ESA President John Knox said at the Electronic Security Expo.Knox, owner and president of Life & Property Security Systems in Knoxville, Tenn., was installed as president of the Electronic Security Association during the group's annual membership meeting here on June 28. He has been a member of...

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Monitoring Matters

SIAC honors Mahler, Malice for service and perseverance

June 12, 2012Rich Miller

Longtime alarm industry leaders Mel Mahler and Maria Malice padded their laurels last week with SIAC's 2012 William N. Moody Award, which pays tribute to those in the industry who exhibit “integrity, fairness and perseverance in the face of adversity.” Mahler, chairman and CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based ADS Security, was a charter board member of SIAC and is currently co-chairman and treasurer. He oversees daily operations and has helped the group clear a hurdle that long defied it: establishing...

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Monitoring

Reversal of Avondale ordinance possible

November 17, 2011Rich Miller

AVONDALE, Ariz.—A city provision to shift the fines assessed for false alarms from consumers to alarm companies could soon be rescinded due to concerns about the measure's constitutionality.Avondale's false alarm ordinance was amended in January to include the provision, with the city outsourcing enforcement to CryWolf False Alarm Reduction Solutions of Waldorf, Md. A meeting in March between city officials and representatives of SIAC and the Arizona Alarm Association, who had expressed concern...

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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...

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Stockton, Calif. calls on alarm industry to help amend false alarm ordinance

April 11, 2011SSN Staff

STOCKTON, Calif.--The city of Stockton in late March worked with the alarm industry to amend its false alarm ordinance. According to SIAC industry/law enforcement liaison Jon Sargent the industry “worked on this cooperatively with Stockton Police through the Greater Valley and California Alarm Associations.” According to the city's website, alarm owners must purchase an alarm permit before they install or use an alarm system. The initial permit fee is $55. The permit fee helps pay the...

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Monitoring

Metro Phoenix city looks to force false alarm fines on alarm companies

March 17, 2011Daniel Gelinas

AVONDALE, Ariz.—City officials here held a meeting March 7 with certain members of the local security industry as well as representatives from SIAC to discuss their false alarm ordinance. The results of that meeting include the city remaining firm on its decision to fine alarm companies for false alarms. According to SIAC industry/law enforcement liaison Jon Sargent, the outcome could have been better. “This is similar to what happened in Fontana, but not quite the same. That had to do...

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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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