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Flint stops billing security companies for false alarms

May 15, 2013Rich Miller

FLINT, Mich.—The city of Flint has stopped billing security companies for false alarms, but the future of the policy remains uncertain as industry representatives await the next move by city officials.The ordinance establishing the fees was approved in the late 1990s in an effort to reduce false alarms and recoup the cost of unnecessary dispatches. It wasn't enforced until last summer, when the cash-strapped city starting sending invoices to alarm companies.From August to December, Flint sent...

Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan, false alarms, Flint, Michigan, Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC)

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DICE adding staff in anticipation of client needs

July 21, 2011Daniel Gelinas

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corp.—which has been moving away from branding itself strictly as a central station automation platform provider and more as a technology-infrastructure back-up provider—has been busy with more than a dozen new hires recently. And company president and CEO Cliff Dice says there are no plans to stop there. "Since I've been back from retirement in the last two years, we've doubled the size of DICE as far as people, and I had told the state of Michigan...

Award, Cliff Dice, DICE Corp., Edward Lowe Foundation, Michigan

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