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Officer Down: False Dispatch Leads to Shot Fired

A homeowner severely wounds a policeman who had entered a residence after responding to a falsely activated intrusion alarm. An investigation finds a lack of adherence to proven monitoring procedures to…


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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

The security alarm industry has threatened to take legal action if the Chico City Council approves an ordinance, which would fine alarm monitoring firms for false alarms. SSI Staff · October 09, 2014

Audio and video verification allow responding law enforcement officers to mentally and physically prepare and plan their approach to the dangerous situation they are about to encounter. Peter Giacalone · October 09, 2014

One of the nation’s largest dealer-driven security firms is proving when it comes to alarm monitoring scale and quality need not be mutually exclusive. Monitronics’ tireless commitment to managing false alarms and reducing unnecessary dispatches has enabled it to become the first monitored services specialist to capture the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award Scott Goldfine · October 08, 2014

Verifying security alarms with video cameras is helping law enforcement increase arrests and reduce false alarm dispatches. By Keith Jentoft · October 07, 2014

The Security Industry Association Intrusion Subcommittee has updated CP-01 false alarm standard, which details recommended design features for control panels and their associated arming and disarming devices, including smartphones and tablets. Rodney Bosch · October 01, 2014

Scranton officials hope the lowered fees will encourage property owners to comply with the ordinance and make a stronger effort to reduce false alarms. SSI Staff · September 18, 2014

Habitec Security credits Enhanced Call Verification (ECV) for the drop in false alarm dispatches. SSI Staff · September 17, 2014

SIA's CP-01-2014 features definitions for remote devices and is intended for reference by security system installers and central station operators. SSI Staff · September 16, 2014




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