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
A new statewide licensing policy in Arizona makes it easier for alarm companies to conduct business throughout the state by eliminating required background checks in individual cities.
Ashley Willis · May 30, 2012
The Security Industry Association (SIA), in conjunction with several other groups, is supporting bipartisan legislation reintroduced by Congressman Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and Congressman Charlie Bass (R-N.H.) to increase the use of life-saving residential carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.
April 09, 2012
The Georgia House of Representatives is seeking to amend a state alarm law to require alarm companies to use alarm verification in an effort to conserve public safety resources, reports Examiner.com.
January 23, 2012
In SSI’s 2012 Industry Forecast, SIAC Executive Director Stan Martin says the lack of company participation in state and national associations probably won’t improve in the New Year.
By Scott Goldfine · January 08, 2012
The House of Representatives approved a bill this week that would allow unscreened emergency calls from alarm systems to go directly to public service answering points (PSAPs).
December 14, 2011
A bill supported by the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA), which would retract a portion of a law that imposes weighty constraints on government vendors, awaits President Obama's approval.
November 21, 2011
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is asking its members to support a bill that will allow electronic security companies access to the FBI's database for criminal background checks of potential employees.
November 07, 2011
The Electronic Security Association's (ESA) top legislative priority this year is to secure passage of a law that would permit installing security contractors to access the FBI's federal background check database.
By Rodney Bosch · August 02, 2011
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) requested Congress to amend two bills that would allow fire protection in buildings to include fire detection and suppression.
July 11, 2011