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SIAC: Best Practices Needed to Stem False Panic Alarms

Reducing nuisance alarms from triggered key fobs is necessary to maintain positive relationships with public safety agencies, the group says.


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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 Examiner.com. 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

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

Following the Detroit Police Department's recent declaration that it would no longer respond to burglar alarms without verification of an actual break-in, the alarm industry is gearing up to contest the policy, which takes effect on Aug. 22. August 16, 2011

Proven techniques that cut false alarms and police dispatches are business as usual for Custom Alarm. The company’s assimilation of practices like two-call verification and following up on all false alarms helped it earn the 6th annual Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. Find out what makes its outstanding false alarm management program tick. By Scott Goldfine · July 31, 2011

Welcome back to SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION's "Security Speaking" podcast! Here, Stan Martin, executive director of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), talks about issues affecting the industry, including efforts to reduce false alarms. July 26, 2011




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