May 16, 2013
Georgia is joining the list of states to mandate alarm management best practices to conserve police resources while maintaining police response for burglar alarms. Beginning July 1, central stations will be required to make two telephone calls to alarm owners prior to dispatching police to an alarm site.
May 14, 2013
A new survey funded by the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF) reveals that burglars are often deterred from specific targets that have alarm systems installed.
May 13, 2013
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May 3, 2013
After announcing that it would stop responding to unverified burglar alarms by May 1, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has decided to extend its response policy until the end of the year.
May 2, 2013
As part of a new ordinance to reduce false alarms here, city council members Monday awarded a contract to Cry Wolf False Alarm Solutions to administer a new alarm management program.
April 25, 2013
As part of its alliance with the Sonitrol National Dealers Association (SNDA), the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response (PPVAR) has formed a new committee to focus on audio verification.
April 17, 2013
Since implementing a fee-based program to curb false alarms in 2010, this city has collected nearly $500,000 in false alarm fines and registration fees.
April 16, 2013
Alarm communicator manufacturer Uplink has teamed up with RSI Video Technologies to provide network services for RSI’s Videofied alarm systems throughout North America.
April 4, 2013
The city council here has approved an ordinance to help combat false alarms. Since 1998, Greenwood Police Department officers have responded to more than 34,000 false alarms, with only 168 being actual alarms.
March 20, 2013
The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) has released two new profiles — one for access control and the other for intrusion detection — as well as a tool for testing whether products conform to the profiles.
March 14, 2013
An insurer for Eli Lilly & Co. filed a lawsuit against Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS) in a Connecticut federal court Monday, claiming that a faulty security system led to the 2010 theft of roughly $80 million in pharmaceuticals from Lilly’s distribution facility in Connecticut.
March 7, 2013
The Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan (BFAAM) and the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) are contesting a policy in Flint, Mich., that bills alarm companies for false alarms instead of the consumer.
March 7, 2013
Although the threat of terrorism and unlawful intrusion have been key drivers for United States airport perimeter security, the market has become stagnant revenue-wise and is expected to decline, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.
February 14, 2013
Nortek Technology Solutions announced today it will acquire home automation and home security manufacturer 2GIG Technologies for $135 million.
February 12, 2013
As it continues on its quest to combat property crimes, the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response (PPVAR) has collaborated with Verisk Crime Analytics, which owns and operates national crime databases that provide services to the construction, retail, transportation, manufacturing and insurance industries.
February 5, 2013
Police have charged a 48-year-old man here with attempted breaking and entering with intent to commit felony, while pretending to be an ADT employee.
January 31, 2013
To help its affiliates reduce installation time and increase revenue, Security Networks has adopted Honeywell’s Wi-Fi alarm communications.
January 2, 2013
As 2011 comes to a close, SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION encourages readers to reflect on the many developments that have transpired in the electronic security industry during the past 12 months. To that end, the SSI staff has compiled a series of 'Top 10' lists based reader popularity. Following are the 10 most played podcasts on securitysales.com in 2012:
December 31, 2012
As 2012 comes to a close, SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION encourages readers to reflect on the many developments that have transpired in the electronic security industry during the past 12 months. To that end, the SSI staff has compiled a series of 'Top 10' lists based reader popularity. Following are the 10 most viewed videos on securitysales.com in 2012:
December 27, 2012
What big developments transpired in the intrusion detection market in 2012? Take a look at SSI's Top 10 most read intrusion news items to find out!