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The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Board of Directors formally approved the CSAA/Verisk Data Exchange Project. The CSAA considers it the "most important collaboration between the alarm industry and the insurance industry in a generation." SSI Staff · November 30, 2015

Security dealers and systems integrators can earn continuing education units learning how to specify and integrate a wireless security system from start to finish. SSI Staff · November 24, 2015

Demand for electronic security products in the United States is projected to rise 7% annually through 2019 to $16.2 billion, according to a Report Buyer report. Mobile monitoring will boost demand for alarms and access control systems will see strong gains as well. IP connected systems and home automation systems will promote growth as well. SSI Staff · November 24, 2015

An independent sales representative affiliated with a home security system dealer was fired after allegedly telling potential clients that he was associated with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. SSI Staff · November 24, 2015

The DIY Home Automation market is expected to reach $21.3 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 37.9% between 2015 and 2020, according to a new market research report. An increasing desire of the consumer for convenience connectivity, safety & security and the low cost of DIY systems are the major drivers for the market. SSI Staff · November 23, 2015

A new Parks Associates report finds smart home offerings have helped revitalize the residential security industry, as the number of households with monitored security rose over 15% in the past two calendar years. SSI Staff · November 23, 2015

The camera can be installed anywhere and sends alerts to one's smartphone when motion is detected. SSI Staff · November 20, 2015

Stanley Security went live with ASAP in the city of Richmond, Va., on Oct. 22. ASAP was launched in 2011 as a public-private partnership, designed to increase the efficiency and reliability of emergency electronic signals from central station alarm companies to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). ASAP utilizes ANSI standard protocols developed cooperatively by the Association of Public Communications Officials (APCO) and the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). SSI Staff · November 20, 2015

Are your customers worried their current alarm system only detects and reports? Consider these additions to their security system in order to better protect their business or home. Bob Dolph · November 20, 2015

Guardian Burglar Alarm, which serves the greater Detroit area, offered to help the house of worship after a burglar snatched hundreds of dollars. SSI Staff · November 18, 2015




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