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The city of Abilene, Texas, has implemented a new ordinance aimed at reducing false alarms that consists of a series of escalating fines and required registration for security alarm systems. SSI Staff · November 13, 2015

Habitec Security is doing its part to improve public safety by cutting down on false alarms that waste the time of local police. It has worked closely with local police to reduce false alarms by 65%. Scott Goldfine · October 08, 2015

Effective Sept. 1, the Swain County Sheriff’s Office will issue citations and fines to alarm owners with faulty security systems. SSI Staff · August 27, 2015

The Security Industry Alarm Coalition, the False Alarm Reduction Association and Security Sales & Integration named Habitec Security as the 10th annual Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award winner at ESX. SSI Staff · June 24, 2015

The city of Bellevue has signed a four-year contract with AOT Public Safety Corporation to manage a program aimed to motivate resident to better maintain their security systems to prevent false alarms. SSI Staff · May 21, 2015

An increase in false alarm fees has not slowed down false alarms in Greensboro, N.C. The Greensboro Police Department reports that officers responded to 13,422 alarm calls in 2014. Of those, only 54 were valid. SSI Staff · January 26, 2015

A fire at Wedgwood Senior Living facility resulted in the death of six elderly people. Residents ignored the sounding fire alarm in the 11-story complex because false alarms were frequent at the facility. SSI Staff · January 06, 2015

The Amarillo Police Department believes high winds between 40-60 miles per hour have set off door sensors. SSI Staff · December 30, 2014

What did Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award finalist Engineered Protection Systems do to have an alarm dispatch rate of .18? Read more to find out! Scott Goldfine · October 15, 2014

Learn how Amherst Alarm got an alarm dispatch rate of .035 and what the firm is doing to keep false security alarms down. Scott Goldfine · October 15, 2014


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