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Amherst Alarm Collects PDQ Award for False Alarm Reduction Prowess

The Amherst, N.Y.-based security provider proved its false-alarm reduction mettle to take home the hardware at the 2016 Electronic Security Expo.


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Lack of maintenance and system malfunction is cited a main causes of repeat nuisance alarms. SSI Staff · September 16, 2016

The Board of Commissioners took action to revise an existing alarm code to combat nuisance alarms that cause false dispatches. SSI Staff · September 06, 2016

Alarm owners in Wheeling, W.Va., will have to register their intrusion alarms or face penalties. SSI Staff · July 29, 2016

Implementing a new alarm ordinance was delayed after concerns were raised about multiple aspects of the program, including confusion over penalty charges. SSI Staff · July 19, 2016

The Amherst, N.Y.-based security provider proved its false-alarm reduction mettle to take home the hardware at the 2016 Electronic Security Expo. SSI Staff · June 09, 2016

To combat false alarms in Mobile, Ala., Police Chief James Barber is starting to enforce the registration of alarm systems with the city. Stephen Sellner · April 28, 2016

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

A keyholder for a property triggering a false alarm must be on-site within 30 minutes of notification from firefighters or law enforcement or face a $100 charge. SSI Staff · April 22, 2016

False alarms could now yield a fine in Fort Mill, S.C., after a rule was passed to help address faulty alarm equipment that results in unwarranted emergency response. Stephen Sellner · April 19, 2016

An ordinance was unanimously approved in Davenport, Fla., to implement a fine system for false alarms. A third false alarm will result in a $50 for a false dispatch of the Davenport Police Department and Fire Department. SSI Staff · February 24, 2016


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