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Senate Bills in Illinois Threaten Return of Alarm Monitoring by Fire Districts

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.


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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

Alarm technicians licensed by the Arizona Board of Technical Registration (BTR) must undergo FBI background checks. However, House Bill 2504 would remove the requirement and put all alarm company licensing under the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC). The bill is supported by the Arizona Alarm Dealers Association (AADA), while the Arizona Alarm Association (AzAA) supports conducting background checks for technicians. SSI Staff · February 11, 2015

Families who lost loved ones to CO poisoning say proposed legislation doesn't go far enough. SSI Staff · June 06, 2014

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




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