A verified audio intrusion system helped police in Everett, Wash., capture an intruder who stole scrap metal and welding cables from a major heavy equipment manufacturer.
June 10, 2012
A group of property crime stakeholders from public and private sectors have formed an affiliation to encourage the use of, and promote priority response for, video intrusion alarms.
May 02, 2012
The Sonitrol National Dealers Association (SNDA) has elected John Ray III, president and CEO of Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale, as its president.
April 29, 2012
It is time the electronic security industry reconsider its value proposition and the stakeholders that we serve.
March 15, 2012
The Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Department is crediting real-time video security monitoring for helping apprehend a man after he attempted to steal a truck from an automobile rental lot.
January 18, 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
Our industry has had a good run. We installed and monitored alarms, but as soon as they actually tripped, the police department handled the immediate response. Response is more important than ever, but the ability of police to provide it no longer exists in most of North America.
January 12, 2012
The San Jose Police Department's (SJPD) recent announcement that it will no longer respond to unverified alarms has caused the California Alarm Association (CAA) to contest the policy, which takes effect on Jan. 1.
Ashley Willis · December 28, 2011
The Cathedral City, Calif., police department will once again respond to all alarms following the adoption of a new alarm ordinance.
December 20, 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