CARE Becomes SIAC; Group to Be Able to Engage in Lobbying


The Coordinated Alarm Reduction Effort program (CARE) is in
the process of reforming itself to become a new entity
called the Security Industry Alarm Coalition Inc. (SIAC).
CARE was previously directed and managed by the Alarm
Industry Research & Educational Foundation (AIREF).

As SIAC, the group will now be able to engage in lobbying, have a board of nine directors—which includes the chairman—and will allow for long-term funding by sources other than the current four contributors, ADT; Ademco/Honeywell; Brink’s; and the Security Industry Association (SIA). AIREF is a nonprofit foundation that cannot engage in lobbying.

As SIAC, the board will have two directors elected each by the NBFAA, SIA, the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), and the Canadian Alarm and Security Association (CANASA). The eight board members will then nominate the chairman of the board.

Now that AIREF will no longer oversee SIAC (CARE), it will refocus itself and return to its original mission of providing research and education to and for the security industry; for example, working to obtain grants for various studies.

“There are times where we would want to be able to be more proactive in helping a state get an ordinance passed. We felt uncomfortable as we approached that line with AIREF,” as the parent organization, says Stan Martin, executive director of SIAC. Martin adds that the group’s first meeting will take place sometime this month.

“As of right now, we don’t have any members other than directors of the four associations. Our plan is to include other interested parties and committees.”

CORRECTION: In the Dec. 6 e-Control Panel(r) newsletter, Security Sales & Integration mistakenly reported that AIREF was in the process of reforming to become SIAC.

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