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
Austin, Texas-based Smarter Security Systems releases its FastScan Vascular Reader (VR), a biometric reader for access control. FastScan VR, which reads unique hand vascular patterns, provides identity verification.
SSI Staff · October 04, 2009
In a surprise announcement, Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton said Wednesday he will step down after a seven-year tenure. Bratton instituted major reforms ...
August 05, 2009
The Spokane Police Department has reported a significant decrease in false alarms since implementing and enforcing enhanced call verification (ECV) policies on ...
May 19, 2009
The Seattle Police Department has reduced false dispatches by 26 percent over the previous year after changing its alarm policy to mandate ...
April 28, 2009
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions Inc. (Stanley CSS) will be collaborating with franchise partners of its recent Sonitrol Corp. acquisition to ...
April 15, 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 Seattle Police Department is one of the first major police departments in the United States ...
December 31, 2008
The Seattle Police Department will become one of the first major police departments in the United States to begin full enforcement of a law that mandates ...
December 16, 2008