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Elderly Residents in Wisconsin Billed $7K for False Fire Alarms

Two elderly residents living in the same senior apartment complex in Pewaukee, Wis., have each received bills of more than $7,000 for false fire alarms. The 88-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against…


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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

In this blog, learn what False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) board members have to say about the state of false alarm reduction. Scott Goldfine · September 30, 2012

In this blog, learn what False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) board members have to say about the state of false alarm reduction. Scott Goldfine · September 30, 2012

The October edition of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION, the 2012 Alarm Response Issue, features a cover story on the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award program. To whet your appetitte for it, SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine asked two of the false alarm management and false dispatch reduction program judges to weigh in on where the industry currently stands in these efforts and why the importance of the PDQ Award. Scott Goldfine · September 25, 2012

The October edition of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION, the 2012 Alarm Response Issue, features a cover story on the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award program. To whet your appetitte for it, SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine asked two of the false alarm management and false dispatch reduction program judges to weigh in on where the industry currently stands in these efforts and why the importance of the PDQ Award. Scott Goldfine · September 25, 2012

Since implementing an ordinance two years ago aimed at stemming a rise in false fire alarms, the Muskogee Fire Department (MFD) has seen a significant drop in dispatches to unwanted alarms, reports MuskogeePhoenix.com. May 23, 2012




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