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Officials here have filed 37 lawsuits against businesses and organizations that have failed to pay thousands of dollars in false alarm fines. December 03, 2012

AT&T has begun working with public safety agencies in Tennessee to determine the best way to allow citizens to send SMS/text messages to 911 systems. October 07, 2012

The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) will host the 2012 LEVA Annual Training Conference, which will teach police departments on tight budgets the basics on forensic video. September 03, 2012

Joint efforts by the California Alarm Association (CAA) and the police department here have resulted in improving the city’s alarm ordinance, the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) announces. July 25, 2012

Welcome back to SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION's "Security Speaking" podcast! Here, Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine talks to Deborah Hansen, false alarm reduction coordinator for the city of Naperville (Ill.) Police Department at the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) Symposium in Albuquerque, N.M. May 07, 2012

Since implementing enhanced call verification (ECV), Habitec Security says dispatch calls for police to respond to its monitored alarm systems have decreased by 20%. April 18, 2012

In an effort to combat property crime and reduce false alarms, the police department here has teamed up with the alarm industry and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) for the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response program. April 04, 2012

In an effort to solve more property crime and burglary cases, the Orlando Police Department (OPD) is encouraging homeowners to install video surveillance cameras, reports. February 07, 2012

The high definition (HD) in-car police video surveillance market in the United States will grow more than 20% in the next four years, despite decreasing police department budgets, according to a report by IMS Research February 01, 2012

The Newark (N.J.) Police Department and SecureWatch 24 (SW24), a provider of installation, guard and other security services, announced a partnership to combat crime by allowing the police access to SW24 customer video recordings. December 15, 2011


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