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Mobile, Ala., Enforcing Alarm System Registration to Limit False Alarms

To combat false alarms in Mobile, Ala., Police Chief James Barber is starting to enforce the registration of alarm systems with the city.


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“Rapid Response has a robust portfolio of features and services, which will benefit our customers immediately,” said RFI CEO Dee Ann Harn. SSI Staff · March 15, 2016

Qolsys, a provider of residential security and smart home solutions, announced on Tuesday that its home security and smart home platform has been approved for distribution in the Alarm Capital Alliance (ACA) Dealer Program. SSI Staff · March 15, 2016

Police in Miami are investigating a shooting that occurred outside of a woman's home when she responded to her home alarm going off. A teenage male was leaving the house at the time, then a confrontation occurred that resulted in the teenager being shot and later dying at the hospital, according to police. Stephen Sellner · March 14, 2016

An alarm company in Albuquerque is facing pushback from the police department for a billboard that they say misrepresents crime statistics in the city. Stephen Sellner · March 10, 2016

Nominations are being accepted for the 11th annual Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award presented by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), Security Sales & Integration, Honeywell Security and Installation Quality (IQ) Certification Program. SSI Staff · March 09, 2016

An online survey found that 93% of Americans say their home security system should contact authorities in the event of a burglary, fire or other incident at their home. It also found that 63% of Americans say MIY security systems are not as safe as professionally-monitored systems. Stephen Sellner · March 09, 2016

Some alarm contractors might assume their insurance policies will cover them in the event of a claim filed against them. But when installing security systems for certain types of businesses, insurance might not be there for you, leaving you to self-fund your legal defense. By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · March 07, 2016

Honeywell introduced the first in a series of alarm communications radios compatible with Verizon’s wireless network, which the company says gives security dealers more options to expand their business in alternative cellular coverage areas. SSI Staff · March 03, 2016

Honeywell CEO David Cote said on Wednesday that the company's dropped merger bid with United Technologies was "an incredible deal" but that he would not get hostile with UTC trying to force a deal. SSI Staff · March 03, 2016

In an attempt to thwart an uptick in home break-ins, Denver residents are adding video doorbells to improve surveillance around their homes and safeguard them against thieves. SSI Staff · March 02, 2016


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