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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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Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response’s two-part panel at ISC West 2014 covered the internal debate going on within the electronic security industry about video verification. Rodney Bosch · April 04, 2014

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 avoid false dispatches. Details of went wrong are examined. Rodney Bosch · March 19, 2014

The city of Champaign will update its alarm ordinance after police reported to spending more than $100,000 when responding to 2,536 false alarms. SSI Staff · March 12, 2014

The Avondale (Ariz.) City Council has expanded the duties of CryWolf False Alarm Solutions to help curb false alarms. October 16, 2013

When it comes to effectively managing alarms and reducing false dispatches, Vector Security not only goes strictly by the book — it is adding new chapters. The exceptionally well run company has mastered techniques that please customers and law enforcement alike while maximizing safety. Find out how Vector Security has become the first repeat Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award winner. By Scott Goldfine · September 30, 2013

One of the earliest technologies deployed to cut false alarms and boost apprehensions is still the most effective. Find out how Sonitrol and its unique impact-activated audio systems have enamored law enforcement by helping capture the largest number of criminals of any U.S. alarm company. September 30, 2013

The Atlanta Police Department has contracted with a third-party vendor to administer a new alarm management program that is being implemented after the city enacted a series of amendments to its existing false alarm ordinance. September 17, 2013

Take SSI’s August Web poll! If you had to pick ONE best practice to address false alarm police dispatches, which would it be? July 30, 2013

Vector Security’s ongoing efforts to reduce false alarm dispatches have earned it the 2012 Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. Company representatives accepted the honor on Tuesday during a special ceremony at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX). June 18, 2013

The Lincoln (Neb.) city council approved an ordinance that penalizes business owners and residents for false fire alarms. May 06, 2013




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