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When the fight against false alarms first began, many throughout the security industry ignored the warning signs of escalating alarm dispatches and wrongly assumed the benefit to the consumer and community outweighed the resulting increased use of law enforcement response.
In September's "Fire Side Chat" we talked about false alarms and how they can overwhelm public agencies, such as firefighters and police personnel, impact municipal budgets, and how end users are often fined to offset the negative monetary effects.
April showers bring May flowers, or so goes the old cliché. Warmer weather also brings with it thunderstorms and power surges galore. All too often the result is false alarms, lost data and the destruction of high-tech electronic equipment.
I recently encountered a false alarm situation that is so typical of the many cases we see and hear about every day. A monitoring company had received a perimeter alarm at ...
How serious is Atronic Alarms about eliminating false alarms and police dispatches? Serious enough to augment its customer service operations with a Quality Assurance Department (QAD) whose primary mission is reducing the possibility any Atronic-installed system generates a false alarm.
Despite the successful use of two-way audio verification through the years, questions are sometimes raised whether the technology offers enough benefits for it to maintain traction as ...
A commercial customer has recently had an alarm system installed to protect his business. The system is quite modern and, in fact, is designed with a built-in ..
Stunned by the sheriff department’s one-sided decision to adopt a verified response policy last year in Teton County, Wyo., the alarm community
The Seattle Police Department is one of the first major police departments in the United States ...
Fire departments in the United States reported 896,500 false fire alarms in 1980. Since that time ...
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