Giving priority response to enhanced video alarms is gaining traction in Boston and New York and could soon be approved statewide in Iowa and elsewhere, according to advocates who want the concept adopted as a law enforcement classification.
By Rodney Bosch · February 28, 2010
When the fight against false alarms first began, many throughout the security industry ignored the warning signs of escalating alarm dispatches and wrongly assumed the benefit to the consumer and community outweighed the resulting increased use of law enforcement response.
December 31, 2009
Stunned by the sheriff department’s one-sided decision to adopt a verified response policy last year in Teton County, Wyo., the alarm community
January 31, 2009
The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) has adopted model ordinance that provides ...
October 28, 2008
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Norma Beaubien, who co-founded the groundbreaking False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) in 1997, will step down from her post as president on April 23. Beaubian is the only individual to ever serve in the ...
March 31, 2008
The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) has passed a resolution to adopt a Model Alarm Ordinance. The ordinance will be used by police chiefs across the state to ...
May 31, 2007
July 31, 2006
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March 04, 2005
Police are proposing to have in writing that alarm companies must first verify alarms that trip more than once before they respond. They would dispatch alarms calls that trip once to field officers.
May 29, 2003