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Calgary Bylaw Adds Controversial Wrinkle to Police Responding to Alarm Calls

Rather than use an escalating fine system, Calgary police are using a new bylaw to combat the false alarm problem. The bylaw requires more of a vetted processing of alarm triggers.


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Rather than use an escalating fine system, Calgary police are using a new bylaw to combat the false alarm problem. The bylaw requires more of a vetted processing of alarm triggers. Stephen Sellner · April 27, 2016

When and how should indemnity contracts be applied in the alarm industry? Ken Kirschenbaum · April 22, 2016

Among the important announcements DMP made at its annual Owners’ Forum gathering was the introduction of OnDemand Monitoring and The Company Store. The launch of these offerings was among highlights of the manufacturer’s daylong event at the Wynn Resort the day before the ISC West. Scott Goldfine · April 05, 2016

There might not be two words that are more controversial in the alarm industry. The perception is one that could put a dark cloud over any company for being unethical or even evil. What is the phrase? Door knocking. Mark Matlock · March 28, 2016

Relying on POTS lines can be a risky endeavor for security dealers and the end users they're entrusted to protect. It can affect alarm communications to the monitoring center. Peter Giacalone · March 24, 2016

The global perimeter intrusion prevention systems market is projected to reach $20.4 billion by 2019 at a CAGR of 8.54%. The report also broke down into three segments: access control systems, surveillance systems and alarms and notifications systems. SSI Staff · March 23, 2016

Universal Power Group announces the unveiling of two new piezo sirens which the company says will replace the standard 15-Watt and 30-Watt 12VDC sirens. SSI Staff · March 16, 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

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


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