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Petrow Ponders Police Dispatch Challenges

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.


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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

HS Technology Group graces the cover of October's issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION as winner of this year's Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. Inside, HST President Stuart Forchheimer and others discuss the company's approach to reducing false alarms and other management tactics. Below, Forchheimer offers additional insights into economic, weather, technology and other larger landscape issues profoundly affecting today's security business operators. Scott Goldfine · October 09, 2012

HS Technology Group graces the cover of October's issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION as winner of this year's Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. Inside, HST President Stuart Forchheimer and others discuss the company's approach to reducing false alarms and other management tactics. Below, Forchheimer offers additional insights into economic, weather, technology and other larger landscape issues profoundly affecting today's security business operators. Scott Goldfine · October 09, 2012

HS Technology Group graces the cover of October's issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION as winner of this year's Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. Inside, HST President Stuart Forchheimer and others discuss the company's approach to reducing false alarms and other management tactics. Below, Forchheimer offers additional insights into how HST developed its successful program, as well as what the PDQ Award and false alarm reduction means for the industry at large. Scott Goldfine · October 02, 2012

HS Technology Group graces the cover of October's issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION as winner of this year's Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. Inside, HST President Stuart Forchheimer and others discuss the company's approach to reducing false alarms and other management tactics. Below, Forchheimer offers additional insights into how HST developed its successful program, as well as what the PDQ Award and false alarm reduction means for the industry at large. Scott Goldfine · October 02, 2012




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