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The Most Overlooked Side Effect of Security’s Surge in Mergers & Acquisitions Activity

Investors are finally starting to flock to the security industry and they're doing so in a big way. But what underlying impact is this flurry of M&A activity having on the industry and the groups that…


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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

A trifecta of recurring revenue opportunities. By Kevin Lehan · July 31, 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 Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) will honor alarm industry veteran Sharon Elder with the 2013 William N. Moody Award at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX). June 11, 2013

Georgia is joining the list of states to mandate alarm management best practices to conserve police resources while maintaining police response for burglar alarms. Beginning July 1, central stations will be required to make two telephone calls to alarm owners prior to dispatching police to an alarm site. May 15, 2013

A new AIREF-endorsed study seeks answers from the minds of burglars. By Scott Goldfine · March 10, 2013

The Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan (BFAAM) and the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) are contesting a policy in Flint, Mich., that bills alarm companies for false alarms instead of the consumer. Ashley Willis · March 06, 2013

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine offers 12 steps to communicate and disseminate information. By Scott Goldfine · September 30, 2012

Making up what it lacks in fanfare with tireless dedication, the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) and its government/public safety agency members pursue knowledge, legislation and partnerships central to the cause. SSI meets with FARA presidents, past and present, and two other board members to discuss the state of false alarm reduction and relationships among responders and security providers.   By Scott Goldfine · September 30, 2012

Have you ever considered inviting your chief to speak at a local association meeting? Or how about requesting a meeting and offering your assistance in dealing with the false dispatch issue? September 30, 2012




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