FRISCO, Texas — To keep electronic security dealers up-to-date on alarm ordinances in their states, the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) will allow alarm companies access to a secure database on its Web site.
The regularly updated “State Activity Report” is available to dealers free of charge. To access the site, users must fill out an online application. Upon completion, dealers will receive an assigned password to retrieve any information from the database.
The State Activity Report also includes critical information for alarm companies to ensure compliance with the latest local laws and requests for information or policy changes from local law enforcement.
“The State Activity Report is one more example of your SIAC dollars hard at work,” SIAC Executive Director Stan Martin says. “We encourage industry members to not only go to our site to make sure they are in compliance, but share this information with their state and local associations.”
The site allows companies to find key contacts, upload permit application forms, and read explanations of recently enacted ordinances and policies. Another feature is the “automatic E-mail notification system,” which informs users any time a city has updated ordinance information. Dealers can track an unlimited number of cities within their state. National and regional companies may request access to all states.
Additionally, SIAC encourages users to report ordinance/policy changes directly to the association so that the information may be posted and made available to everyone.
“Dealers across the country are our eyes and ears,” Martin says. “They provide us with invaluable information on local activity.”
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