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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 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

Michael Sherman, president and CEO of AES Corp., a provider of wide area wireless mesh communications equipment, discusses three bills under consideration in Congress could potentially result in the auctioning of radio spectrum used by the alarm industry. By Rodney Bosch · June 14, 2011

Starting July 1, new legislation in California will go into effect requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in every home. June 07, 2011

Hear that? It was the collective PHEW! of small business owners from across the nation who have been sweating a tax-compliance mandate in last year's health-care law. Well, sweat no more. Rodney Bosch · April 13, 2011

Legislation currently being deliberated in Congress if adopted could result in the subsequent auctioning of portions of radio spectrum used by the electronic security industry to transmit alarm signals ... By Rodney Bosch · April 12, 2011

The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently defended the use of biometrics in New Hampshire. The group has also voiced its concern with banning radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in Oklahoma ... March 16, 2011

There are a good many installing security contractors, along with so many other small business owners across the nation, who have been alarmed about a certain IRS 1099 reporting mandate ... Rodney Bosch · March 03, 2011

A bill pending in the Arizona legislature would allow installing security contractors to operate with a single statewide license, reversing the current policy that requires alarm companies to be licensed in individual cities ... Rodney Bosch · February 16, 2011

All central station alarm monitors should be trained comprehensively and subject to background checks that include a run of fingerprints through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). By Kevin Lehan · February 15, 2011




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