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Read: How Schmidt Security Won the 2021 Police Dispatch Quality Award

How Schmidt Security Won the 2021 Police Dispatch Quality Award

Schmidt Security Pro implements its three-pronged EAP (education & training; attention & review; protocol & standards) program to thwart false alarms.

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Read: Security Roundtable: Assuring Alarm Panels Are All Set for 3G Sunset

Security Roundtable: Assuring Alarm Panels Are All Set for 3G Sunset

Lost for some amid the COVID-19 lockdowns is the looming shutdown of 3G cellular networks. Without upgrades this will cripple security and fire/life-safety systems. A half-dozen solution providers discuss the challenge, outlook and remedies.

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Read: Inovonics Adds Mobile Duress Function to Pendants

Inovonics Adds Mobile Duress Function to Pendants

Inovonics says mobile duress seamlessly integrates into an end customer’s existing physical security infrastructure and is easy to install and cost effective to deploy.

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Read: How Real-Time Data Will Improve Alarm Response

How Real-Time Data Will Improve Alarm Response

The Monitoring Association has initiated work on a new American National Standard, AVS-01, which will use data applicable to alarm activations at protected premises to create an alarm validation score.

Read: Are You Betting on AT&T Extending February’s 3G Sunset?

Are You Betting on AT&T Extending February’s 3G Sunset?

With AT&T’s Feb. 22, 2022 3G sunset deadline right around the corner, six security industry providers share whether they believe the telecom giant will push back the date.

Read: The Rise of Data Mining in Security and What It Means for the Future

The Rise of Data Mining in Security and What It Means for the Future

The possibilities for new or expanded opportunities are just about limitless, putting a whole new spin on “data security” … and not that far down the road maybe how you describe your business.

Read: ADT Commercial Bolsters Footprint in Carolinas With Edwards Electronic Systems Acquisition

ADT Commercial Bolsters Footprint in Carolinas With Edwards Electronic Systems Acquisition

ADT Commercial says the deal signifies the strength of the company and reinforces its mission to be the “One Ideal Partner” for its commercial customers across the country.

Read: Lawrenceville (Ga.) to Hit False Alarm Offenders in the Pocketbook

Lawrenceville (Ga.) to Hit False Alarm Offenders in the Pocketbook

The city council adopted a less onerous false alarm ordinance passed by other nearby jurisdictions in metro Atlanta, including Sandy Springs.

Read: AI for the Bad Guy: How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Video Verification More Effective & Marketable

AI for the Bad Guy: How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Video Verification More Effective & Marketable

Advances in technology are better tying video in with intrusion alarms to slash false alarms and save valuable law enforcement resources.

Read: iDter Launches New Dealer Partnership Recruitment Program

iDter Launches New Dealer Partnership Recruitment Program

iDter offers its intrusion solution via a network of security integrators, structured/data cable contractors and electrical contractors.

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