Despite a high number of false alarms in the city, the Colorado Springs Police Department have modified the way officers respond to security alarms following the death of a newlywed couple who was shot in their home by an teen intruder.
SSI Staff · October 21, 2014
The new program allows alarm companies to immediately contact Coral Gables police for dispatch if homeowners do not answer on the security firm’s first try.
SSI Staff · October 09, 2014
The Security Industry Association Intrusion Subcommittee has updated CP-01 false alarm standard, which details recommended design features for control panels and their associated arming and disarming devices, including smartphones and tablets.
Rodney Bosch · October 01, 2014
Habitec Security credits Enhanced Call Verification (ECV) for the drop in false alarm dispatches.
SSI Staff · September 17, 2014
The security industry has moved from indifference to taking responsibility for the false alarm issue, forging stronger bonds with key officials in communities nationwide. Better technology, best practices and consistent outreach is making a huge difference, with the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) at the forefront of education and advocacy.
October 23, 2013
The Avondale (Ariz.) City Council has expanded the duties of CryWolf False Alarm Solutions to help curb false alarms.
October 16, 2013
A trifecta of recurring revenue opportunities.
By Kevin Lehan · July 31, 2013
Take SSI’s August Web poll! If you had to pick ONE best practice to address false alarm police dispatches, which would it be?
July 30, 2013
Georgia is joining the list of states to mandate alarm management best practices to conserve police resources while maintaining police response for burglar alarms. Beginning July 1, central stations will be required to make two telephone calls to alarm owners prior to dispatching police to an alarm site.
May 15, 2013
Since implementing enhanced call verification (ECV), Habitec Security says dispatch calls for police to respond to its monitored alarm systems have decreased by 20%.
April 18, 2012