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Pennsylvania City Lowers False Alarm Fees

Scranton officials hope the lowered fees will encourage property owners to comply with the ordinance and make a stronger effort to reduce false alarms.


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The city of Louisville has launched an education campaign aimed at promoting alarm system maintenance to reduce the number of false fire alarms ... November 02, 2010

Giving priority response to enhanced video alarms is gaining traction in Boston and New York and could soon be approved statewide in Iowa and elsewhere, according to advocates who want the concept adopted as a law enforcement classification. By Rodney Bosch · February 28, 2010

When the fight against false alarms first began, many throughout the security industry ignored the warning signs of escalating alarm dispatches and wrongly assumed the benefit to the consumer and community outweighed the resulting increased use of law enforcement response. December 31, 2009

The Minnesota Humane Society has received a fire alarm and installation donation from Silent Knight and Mankato, Minn.-based security and life safety integrator Spectrum Systems to help protect animals at its regional pet center. December 29, 2009

In September's "Fire Side Chat" we talked about false alarms and how they can overwhelm public agencies, such as firefighters and police personnel, impact municipal budgets, and how end users are often fined to offset the negative monetary effects. October 31, 2009

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened its revised control panel standard for public review. The standard, which is intended to reduce false alarms, will end its formal comment period Oct. 19. September 13, 2009

False fire alarms affect everyone - from the firefighters whose job it is to respond to them to those who live and work where they occur. August 31, 2009

Q: Now that there are many alarm panels with the CP-01 false alarm rating, I am finding it more difficult to keep up on which manufacturer’s alarm panel has the CP-01 rating. Is there any one location I can check to see ... September 30, 2007

At this very moment, scores of fires are raging across the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a new structural fire ignites every 60 seconds ... August 31, 2006

The false alarm problem is one of the most serious issues facing the electronic security industry. Remote video for the purpose of video verification is a promising response tool that not only aids security dealers in the fight against crime, but also reduces false alarms while providing an additional source of recurring revenue. Still a significant number of alarm dealers have failed to buy into the technology. September 30, 2005




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