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New $2M Hawaii State Capitol Fire Alarm System Plagued by False Alarms

Installed in January, the new fire alarm was supposed to alleviate nuisance alarms that were common with the Capitol’s legacy system.


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Installed in January, the new fire alarm was supposed to alleviate nuisance alarms that were common with the Capitol’s legacy system. SSI Staff · March 18, 2015

The recently-approved law springs from a rash of false alarms throughout the Terrebonne Parish. It applies only to excessive false alarms that result from faulty equipment. SSI Staff · November 14, 2014

Scranton officials hope the lowered fees will encourage property owners to comply with the ordinance and make a stronger effort to reduce false alarms. SSI Staff · September 18, 2014

The Wade Hampton Fire Department wants to implement a new ordinance that will fine home and business owners for false fire alarms. SSI Staff · June 19, 2014

In this Q&A, Vector Security CEO Pam Petrow addresses the larger false alarm issue as well as how technology advancement such as video verification can help. Scott Goldfine · October 06, 2013

The Lincoln (Neb.) city council approved an ordinance that penalizes business owners and residents for false fire alarms. May 06, 2013

The city council here has approved an ordinance to help combat false alarms. Since 1998, Greenwood Police Department officers have responded to more than 34,000 false alarms, with only 168 being actual alarms. April 03, 2013

The Pittsfield city council has approved the first reading for a false fire alarm ordinance. March 13, 2013

Here is another example of why it’s important to train customers on handling intrusion alarms. Ashley Willis · January 24, 2013

The January edition of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION includes our annual industry forecast as a cornerstone of our special 2013 Industry Forecast Issue. For the piece, I interviewed 20 of the industry’s most knowledgeable market analysts, business experts, systems integrators, manufacturer representatives and trade association directors. Some of their perspectives can be found in the magazine article, with the balance of their assessments appearing in separate Under Surveillance blog posts. Scott Goldfine · January 14, 2013




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