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Read: How the Alarm Industry Can Raise the Bar to Properly Test Systems

How the Alarm Industry Can Raise the Bar to Properly Test Systems

Equipment, layout, wiring, transmission equipment, service and monitoring need to be tested together to ensure a “system” operates as intended.

Read: Demands to Defund the Police Bring Big Changes to Campus Security

Demands to Defund the Police Bring Big Changes to Campus Security

The reform movement is forcing educational facilities to revise their approaches to campus safety and security.

Read: AIREF Morphs to FAST, and Why the ‘Industry Owes a Debt of Thanks’

AIREF Morphs to FAST, and Why the ‘Industry Owes a Debt of Thanks’

The Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation reexamined its existing mission and decided on an entirely new direction.

Read: U.S. Capitol Attack: IDing Domestic Terrorists Using Facial Recognition and Video Surveillance

U.S. Capitol Attack: IDing Domestic Terrorists Using Facial Recognition and Video Surveillance

Umbrella Technologies CEO Thomas Carnevale explains how law enforcement will likely leverage technology to ID the Capitol Hill attackers.

Read: PSA to Amazon: Not Interested One Bit in Becoming Your Labor Force

PSA to Amazon: Not Interested One Bit in Becoming Your Labor Force

During ADAPT 2020, PSA CEO Bill Bozeman laid bare his disdain with Amazon’s idea that integrators could serve as the tech behemoth’s installation arm.

Read: Demands to Defund the Police Are a Call to Action for Alarm Industry

Demands to Defund the Police Are a Call to Action for Alarm Industry

Industry veteran Tony Smith explains why the alarm industry would be wise to strengthen its existing police relationships in the wake of national protests.

Read: Should COVID-19 Give Security Companies Reason to Worry About Their Future?

Should COVID-19 Give Security Companies Reason to Worry About Their Future?

Are you concerned that your company is losing value, or that COVID-19 will help DIY put an end to pro security? Industry veteran and consultant Ron Davis explains why there’s no reason to worry.

Read: Why Security Pros May Benefit From the Coronavirus Outbreak

Why Security Pros May Benefit From the Coronavirus Outbreak

Though COVID-19 is putting serious stress on citizens and myriad industries, history has shown that the security industry will likely remain bulletproof.

Read: Is This Camera-less DIY System the Future of Home Security?

Is This Camera-less DIY System the Future of Home Security?

Minut uses passive infrared heat detection to detect living things, in addition to tracking changes in the environment such as temperature or noise disturbances.

Read: False Alarm Reduction: Building Meaningful Public-Private Partnerships

False Alarm Reduction: Building Meaningful Public-Private Partnerships

The False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) is directly involved with finding best practices for alarm companies, responding authorities and consumers.

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