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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

The Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF) donated $25,000 for a video that shows the cooperation and support between law enforcement and the security industry. September 14, 2011

The Los Gatos/Monte Sereno (Calif.) Police Department has equipped its cruisers with additional Wi-Fi capability that allows officers to offload video to the main network in the station. September 12, 2011

As one of only three monitoring companies selected to participate in a new computer-aided dispatch program, Monitronics Int’l will now monitor calls for Richmond, Va., and the Houston Emergency Center (HEC). Ashley Willis · August 02, 2011