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Larry Folsom recognized with SIA award

October 17, 2018Spencer Ives

SILVER SPRING, Md.—SIA recently named Larry Folsom as this year's recipient of the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, which recognizes security professionals who foster collaboration in the industry. The award will be presented at the SIA Honors Night on Nov. 14 in New York City.Folsom was deserving of this award for several reasons, Scott Schafer, SIA's chairman of the board, told Security Systems News. “He's passionate about the industry—that's one of the most important...

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PPVAR looks to update standards, implement new training in 2018

December 19, 2017Spencer Ives

FRESNO, Calif.—The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response is working to release updated best practices on video and audio verified alarms and put out new verification training modules for operators in the coming year.PPVAR recently opened the standards for feedback and is looking to publish the new versions in Q1 2018. “We tried to put some framework around how verification should be handled, since we have greater technologies and things now,” Joey Rao-Russell, PPVAR's...

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ADT joins PPVAR

September 28, 2016Spencer Ives

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT has joined PPVAR, the Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response, according to an announcement on Monday. “As a full industry member, ADT is entitled to participate in the ongoing development of best practices between the alarm industry and law enforcement on many different levels,” Larry Folsom, president of PPVAR told Security Systems News in an email interview. “As members, PPVAR stakeholders are moving beyond the 'wait and see' of alarm verification...

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PPVAR seeks volunteers

August 17, 2016Spencer Ives

For the first time, PPVAR is looking to offer online operator training. Yesterday, the partnership put out the call for volunteers that would like to help write modules for this training. The call was a "great success," with 47 total registrants, individuals had registered for it,PPVAR's immediate past president Steve Walker told SSN in an email interview. Part of the call covered PPVAR's mission and approach, as well as its overall objective with the training. "The process of finding volunteers...

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PPVAR makes headway in California

June 22, 2016Spencer Ives

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—More law enforcement organizations are recognizing the benefit of alarm verification; the California Police Chiefs Association board of directors adopted a resolution at its annual meeting that clarifies the term “verified alarm” and supports priority response.“[This resolution] defines a verified alarm as a probable crime in progress and [is] very supportive in promoting priority response to those verified alarms as a way to reduce crime and make arrests...

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Law enforcement association defines verified alarms

April 22, 2015Spencer Ives

GALVESTON, Texas—Steve Walker, president of the Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response, called the Texas Police Chiefs Association's definition of the term “verified alarm” a big step for future conversations on alarm verification.“This is the first state that has taken the step forward to try to get really clear on what a verified alarm is,” Walker said.A verified alarm, by this definition, is one in which a trained central station operator “confirms...

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Video verification: A police chief's perspective

August 6, 2014Leif Kothe

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas— Law enforcement is taking an increasingly active role in shaping video verification alarm policies. Testament to this are the best practices recently completed by the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response, which made law enforcement feedback a defining feature of the process.While verified alarm proponents tout the technology's ability to foil criminals and reduce false alarms, one police chief closely involved with that process warns that if jurisdictions do not...

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PPVAR completes video verification best practices in time for ESX

July 2, 2014Leif Kothe

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Meeting the ESX deadline it set for itself late last year, the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response has completed a best practices document for video verification, which distills feedback from more than 30 security companies, 12 law enforcement agencies and four insurance industry associations.The guidelines delineate three different threat levels, while operationally defining a host of terms germane to video verified alarms, and important both for security companies...

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PPVAR, SIAC talk verified alarm standards

June 11, 2014Leif Kothe

LAS VEGAS—It's little wonder that the topic of verified alarms tends to spark dialogue between those in law enforcement and the alarm space. Intended to reduce false dispatches while increasing apprehensions, verified alarms—and the policies that guide them—are of critical importance to both groups, and continue to shape the relationship between them.And, given the ongoing conversation about standards for verified alarms, there's still much to be said on the topic.That's one reason...

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Toronto police considering non-response

June 4, 2014Leif Kothe

Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is mulling the possibility of not responding to private alarms, citing a false alarm rate that looks bad even within that context. According to a report from the Toronto Star, just 300 of the 20,000 private alarm calls Toronto police responded to in 2012 turned out to be legitimate. As a result, an internal police steering committee is reviewing the cost-savings that could be reaped by scaling back on alarm response (among other services), the report said. By...

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