The state’s alarm association tells its members a state senator has proposed two bills that could once again usher in monopolistic fire alarm monitoring by fire districts.
Rodney Bosch · February 27, 2015
Following a years-long legal battle, a federal court issued a modified permanent injunction against the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District, which orders the district to cease all fire alarm monitoring activities.
Ashley Willis · August 15, 2012
The Elk Grove Village board has pulled a proposed fire alarm ordinance thanks to strong efforts by the Illinois Electronic Security Association (IESA) and community leaders here.
February 01, 2012
A new bill introduced this week in the Illinois legislature would authorize fire protection districts to operate fire alarm monitoring facilities and exempt such districts from anti-trust liability.
Rodney Bosch · February 09, 2011
Sometimes bad things indiscriminately happen to good people. Case in point, this month’s column was to feature industry veteran Chet Donati sharing a really great idea having to do with taking care of central station customers.
By Ron Davis · January 27, 2011
Tri-Com Central Dispatch, a public service answering point (PSAP) for the Chicago suburbs of Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles, Ill., has decided not to monitor business emergency alarms due to lack of funds ...
December 28, 2010
Three electronic security industry associations contend proposed legislation in Illinois could force private monitoring companies to compete for business with public entities such as fire protection districts ...
Ashley Willis · December 07, 2010