Partners With Jeff Zwirn for Online Alarm Course

The Alarm Science Course 1 offers an in-depth look at security systems, led by Zwirn, the industry’s foremost forensic subject-matter expert.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — has launched Alarm Science Course 1, a new online training course based on the authoritative peer-reviewed treatise The Alarm Science Manual, by nationally known alarm and security industry expert Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, SET, FASI&T, CHPA-IV, MBAT.

The Alarm Science Course 1 offers an in-depth, forensic look at security systems that will help to scientifically and technically ensure that electronic security and life-safety systems will operate as intended, and most importantly when needed in an emergency. The material in the course is viewed from a security, life safety, and legal perspective.

The Alarm Science Manual is the first of its kind authoritative treatise that is part of the New York City Police Department’s training curriculum, which includes local, state and federal law enforcement agencies such as special agents from the FBI, Joint Terrorism Task Force, Counter-Terrorism Bureau, deputies from the U.S. Marshals Office, Department of Homeland Security and the NYPD Major Case Squad.

The Alarm Science Manual has been peer-reviewed and praised by nationally recognized experts from the alarm system, central station, legal communities and by university professors, including:

NTS/ESA Instructor Dale Eller, an SSI Industry Hall of Fame inductee; NTS/ESA Instructor Don McInnes; Peter Lowitt, president of Lowitt Alarms; Ralph Sevinor, president of Wayne Alarm Systems; Lessing Gold, attorney at law, partner, Mitchell, Silberburg & Knupp; Michael Revness, attorney at law, Kurtz and Revness; Dr. Robert McCrie, Ph.D., CPP, professor of security management and deputy chair department of security, fire and emergency management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY); and Dr. Daniel Kennedy, Ph.D. CPP, consulting forensic criminologist and professor emeritus, criminal justice and security administration, University of Detroit Mercy.

“ is about staying relevant and providing our clients the best training possible from which the security and alarm industry can truly benefit,” says Connie Moorhead, CEO at The CMOOR Group who owns and operates “We are so thrilled to be offering this course in partnership with Jeffrey Zwirn, who is known throughout the industry as the expert on the forensic study of alarm systems.”

The target audience for the training is multifaceted. Alarm contractors, installers, technicians, security managers, directors, project managers, product development teams, risk managers, sales professionals, authorities having jurisdiction, fire protection engineers, electrical engineers, subject matter experts, systems consultants, and legal professionals.

With regards to central monitoring stations, the course is also critical to facility management, supervisors and operators in that it will benefit them by applying Alarm Science Course 1 in their business operations.

The Alarm Science Course 1 is presented in partnership with Zwirn, president of IDS Research and Development. Zwirn, an SSI contributing writer, is recognized by the alarm and security industry as the preeminent forensic alarm expert. He has over 40 years of specialized expertise in the alarm and security industry, having been involved in the security survey, need analysis, system recommendations, sales, design, installation, programming, testing, inspection, service, maintenance, and monitoring of more than five thousand security and life safety systems for residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental applications.

“Online learning is an ideal means of teaching this mission-critical information that will truly help all players in the security industry. The same principles and best practices that may help protect subscribers from serious personal injury, loss of life, and increased property damage may also help minimize legal liability for security companies,” says Zwirn. “This is a first of its kind training course, and I can’t think of a better partner than to take my book and transform it to an e-learning training course.”

Alarm Science Course 1 is approximately three hours in length and will be sold separately from the SecurityCEU library. For more details on the Alarm Science, Course 1 online training program, go here.

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