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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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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

New ordinance would make alarm users responsible for registering with the city instead of security companies. SSI Staff · July 17, 2014

Rather than charging property owners with a $30 annual fee for burglar alarms, the city of Syracuse will charge alarm companies to make it easier for the city to collect fines. SSI Staff · June 11, 2014

Toronto Police Services will consider no longer responding to alarm calls because it drains valuable resources. SSI Staff · May 29, 2014

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




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