ADT and consumer advocates want Kentucky lawmakers to delay deregulation of landline phone service in the state until after the FCC has finished experimental trials on the switch to Internet protocol-based networks.
SSI Staff · March 27, 2014
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has offered its support of the inclusion of $165 million in funding for school security as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-76).
SSI Staff · February 17, 2014
Claiming the Arizona Alarm Association (AzAA) falsely misrepresents installing security contractors, several alarm companies here have started a new organization solely for alarm contractors called the Arizona Alarm Dealer Association (AADA) to challenge the organization.
Ashley Willis · March 20, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to approve the School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013, a measure supported by the Security Industry Association (SIA).
March 11, 2013
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has voiced its opposition to proposed legislation in Texas that would prohibit the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as a means to identify, transmit information about, or track the location of students.
February 06, 2013
Effective Jan. 1, all Washington residences, including apartments, condos, hotels, dormitories and residential institutions, must have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.
December 09, 2012
The alarm industry will begin 2013 facing legislative battles in several state capitols where telecommunications companies have undertaken intensive lobbying efforts to pass laws that industry leaders contend undermine current licensing standards, mandated background checks, false alarm reduction and more.
By Rodney Bosch · December 02, 2012
The Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan (BFAAM) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) have have opposed two bills that would create specific licensing requirements for IP-enabled security systems in Michigan. Both groups maintain that the legislation will help telephone companies enter into the state’s electronic security sector, while creating a burden on existing security providers.
October 03, 2012
During the Senate Finance Committee meeting last week, the Security Industry Association (SIA) advised the group that biometric technology could help reduce fraud in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
July 02, 2012
The Security Industry Association (SIA) submitted comments this week supporting an energy efficiency rule proposed by the Department of Energy (DOE) that would exempt security and life-safety systems from no-load power requirements.
May 30, 2012