March 21, 2013
Claiming the Arizona Alarm Association (AzAA) falsely misrepresents installing security contractors, several alarm companies here have started a new organization solely for alarm contractors called the Arizona Alarm Dealer Association (AADA) to challenge the organization.
March 12, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to approve the School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013, a measure supported by the Security Industry Association (SIA).
February 7, 2013
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has voiced its opposition to proposed legislation in Texas that would prohibit the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as a means to identify, transmit information about, or track the location of students.
December 10, 2012
Effective Jan. 1, all Washington residences, including apartments, condos, hotels, dormitories and residential institutions, must have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.
December 3, 2012
The alarm industry will begin 2013 facing legislative battles in several state capitols where telecommunications companies have undertaken intensive lobbying efforts to pass laws that industry leaders contend undermine current licensing standards, mandated background checks, false alarm reduction and more.
October 4, 2012
The Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan (BFAAM) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) have have opposed two bills that would create specific licensing requirements for IP-enabled security systems in Michigan. Both groups maintain that the legislation will help telephone companies enter into the state’s electronic security sector, while creating a burden on existing security providers.
July 3, 2012
During the Senate Finance Committee meeting last week, the Security Industry Association (SIA) advised the group that biometric technology could help reduce fraud in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
May 31, 2012
The Security Industry Association (SIA) submitted comments this week supporting an energy efficiency rule proposed by the Department of Energy (DOE) that would exempt security and life-safety systems from no-load power requirements.
May 31, 2012
A new statewide licensing policy in Arizona makes it easier for alarm companies to conduct business throughout the state by eliminating required background checks in individual cities.
April 10, 2012
The Security Industry Association (SIA), in conjunction with several other groups, is supporting bipartisan legislation reintroduced by Congressman Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and Congressman Charlie Bass (R-N.H.) to increase the use of life-saving residential carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.
January 24, 2012
The Georgia House of Representatives is seeking to amend a state alarm law to require alarm companies to use alarm verification in an effort to conserve public safety resources, reports Examiner.com.
January 9, 2012
In SSI’s 2012 Industry Forecast, SIAC Executive Director Stan Martin says the lack of company participation in state and national associations probably won’t improve in the New Year.
December 15, 2011
The House of Representatives approved a bill this week that would allow unscreened emergency calls from alarm systems to go directly to public service answering points (PSAPs).
November 22, 2011
A bill supported by the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA), which would retract a portion of a law that imposes weighty constraints on government vendors, awaits President Obama's approval.
November 8, 2011
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is asking its members to support a bill that will allow electronic security companies access to the FBI's database for criminal background checks of potential employees.
August 3, 2011
The Electronic Security Association's (ESA) top legislative priority this year is to secure passage of a law that would permit installing security contractors to access the FBI's federal background check database.
July 12, 2011
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) requested Congress to amend two bills that would allow fire protection in buildings to include fire detection and suppression.
June 15, 2011
Michael Sherman, president and CEO of AES Corp., a provider of wide area wireless mesh communications equipment, discusses three bills under consideration in Congress could potentially result in the auctioning of radio spectrum used by the alarm industry.
June 8, 2011
Starting July 1, new legislation in California will go into effect requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in every home.
April 14, 2011
Hear that? It was the collective PHEW! of small business owners from across the nation who have been sweating a tax-compliance mandate in last year's health-care law. Well, sweat no more.