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Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award Entries Deadline Extended

Nominations are being accepted for the 10th annual Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award program.

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The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) and the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) awarded HS Technology Group of Baltimore with the 2011 Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. June 25, 2012

Since implementing enhanced call verification (ECV), Habitec Security says dispatch calls for police to respond to its monitored alarm systems have decreased by 20%. April 18, 2012

To keep electronic security dealers up-to-date on alarm ordinances in their states, the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) will allow alarm companies access to a secure database on its Web site. March 19, 2012

The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) recently named four new members to its board of directors. February 05, 2012

The Georgia House of Representatives is seeking to amend a state alarm law to require alarm companies to use alarm verification in an effort to conserve public safety resources, reports January 23, 2012

The police department here is no longer responding to unverified alarms as of Jan. 1, a change in policy that alarm industry officials say was sudden and unexpected. January 15, 2012

In SSI’s 2012 Industry Forecast, SIAC Executive Director Stan Martin says the lack of company participation in state and national associations probably won’t improve in the New Year. By Scott Goldfine · January 08, 2012

New training materials developed by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) will help alarm companies and central stations decrease the number of false alarm dispatches due to customer error. December 13, 2011

The Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF) donated $25,000 for a video that shows the cooperation and support between law enforcement and the security industry. September 14, 2011

Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan (BFAAM) President Dean Belisle explains how the Detroit Police Department's recent alarm verification policy caught the alarm industry off guard. The policy gives companies and customers a week to meet its verification requirements. August 16, 2011