Skip to Content

Tag: Steve Walker

Also Noted

Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response announces 2022 board members

December 6, 2021SSN Staff

FRESNO, Calif.—The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR), an organization established to promote the value of verification and validation of alarm events during the emergency response process, recently announced the appointment of its new 2022 board members. The 2022 term will be led by President David Holl, Director of Public Safety for Lower Allen Township, PA. Two Vice President positions have been added - one from the alarm industry, Mark McCall of Stanley Security,...

Andy King, Bob Finney, David Holl, Frank Fernandez, Jeanne Palmer-Wulforst, Joey Rao-Russell, John Chiaramonte, Larry Folsom, Mark McCall, Nicola Oakie, Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response, Rob Baxter, Scott Harkins, Steve Walker, Tom Nakatani

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Monitoring Matters

Stanley enhances its monitoring

November 24, 2015Spencer Ives

It seems that Stanley Security has really been focusing on how it approaches monitoring lately. Monday, the company announced its partnership with I-View Now, a cloud-based platform for central station video verification. Last week CSAA announced Stanley's participation in its ASAP to PSAP program. Additionally, all of this is coming just weeks after Stanley announced its acquisition of SentryNet, a wholesale monitoring center. Steve Walker, VP of customer service for Stanley said this could lead...

ASAP to PSAP, I-View Now, SentryNet, Sonitrol, Stanley, Steve Walker, video verification

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon


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...

alarm verification, Chris Vinson, PPVAR, Steve Walker, Texas Police Chiefs Association

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon


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...

Electronic Security Expo (ESX), Physical Security, PPVAR, steve dye, Steve Walker, Texas Police Chief's Association

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon


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...

Larry Folsom, Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR), Physical Security, Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), Stan Martin, Steve Walker

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Monitoring Matters

PPVAR panels at ISC West merit a close look

March 19, 2014Leif Kothe

For anyone monitoring the progress of the latest push toward a comprehensive verified alarm standard, there's a pair of consecutive PPVAR panel sessions at ISC West that are can't-miss in stature. The first session, moderated by Steve Walker, vice president of Stanley Convergent, kicks off on Thursday, April 3 in Room 502, and is especially noteworthy because it brings several outside-the-industry perspectives into the same forum. Titled “Insurance and Law Enforcement Review Verified Alarms,”...

Chuck Moeling, CMS, Don Young, Honeywell, Interface, Keith Jentoft, Physical Security, PPVAR, Steve Walker, Tony Wilson, verified alarms, video verification

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Monitoring Matters

New partnership links alarm industry, police, insurers

May 2, 2012Rich Miller

What may have seemed like a pipe dream to many a few years ago—getting the alarm industry, the law enforcement community and the insurance industry on the same page—is now reality with the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response. The new public/private partnership brings together all of the stakeholders in property crime to reduce losses and increase arrests through the use of video intrusion alarms. Among the participants are the National Sheriffs Association and the National...

CMS, Don Young, Keith Jentoft, Protection One, Rapid Response Monitoring, RSI Video Technologies, Security Systems News (SSN), Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Steve Walker

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon