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Akron implements alarm verification policy

February 12, 2014Leif Kothe

AKRON, Ohio—A new policy set to take effect here in March requires security alarms to verify criminal activity prior to police response.Like similar actions in other cities, the policy has its camps of proponents and detractors, and its reception puts into sharp relief some competing philosophies about how to manage false alarms and provide the most effective strategies for response.Not only that: The debate raises fundamental questions about the value proposition of alarm systems in general....

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Fire sprinklers quell newsroom fire

June 20, 2013SSN Staff

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—An air handling unit caught fire in the newsroom of the Vindicator, a newspaper in Youngstown, Ohio, on June 18, but a sprinkler system quickly contained it, according to an article from the paper itself. Though the Youngstown Fire Department responded within minutes, the majority of the fire had been doused by the building's sprinkler system, the article noted. No one was hurt in the fire, which was contained entirely in a small area of the pressroom. The fire started as workers...

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Vector expanding into Cleveland market, gets new look

June 20, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security has acquired American Alert Corp. based in Geneva, Ohio. The acquisition adds 5,000 customers and will help Vector expand into the Cleveland market, according to Art Miller, VP of marketing for Vector, which is based here.The 5,000 accounts are 70 percent residential, he said.Also, the company announced this week that it has updated its logo, which dated to 1986, to a more “contemporary” look reflecting its new business strategy. Vector said it is promoting...

American Alert Corp., Art Miller, Christine Longley, Hammond Security, Hudson Valley, Ohio, Pam Petrow, Security Systems News, Vector Security

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