SSI’s Top 10 Intrusion News Items

As 2011 draws to an end, SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION encourages readers to reflect on the many developments that have transpired in the electronic security industry during the past 12 months. To that end, the SSI staff has compiled a series of ‘Top 10’ lists based reader popularity. Following are the 10 most viewed news items on the Intrusion channel on in 2011:

[Oct. 6, 2011] ADT Security Services Inc. has reached a settlement in a lawsuit over a failed home burglar alarm with the estate of a mother of four children.

[April 28, 2011]Recognizing their contributions in reducing false alarms, the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) named two winners for its 2011 W. Rex Bell Associate Member of the Year award.

[March 3, 2011]A video intrusion alarm system protecting a storage yard at Florida Marine Propulsion (FMP) is being credited for helping apprehend two propeller thieves.

[March 9, 2011] A 20-percent increase in home burglaries since 2010 is causing Nashville residents to seek ways to combat intruders, according to News Channel 5.

[July 20, 2011]Police arrested three men for breaking into a pawnshop located here with the help of an audio alarm system.

[July 5, 2011] In its efforts to expand globally in the video surveillance and monitoring markets, fire/life-safety solutions provider Xtralis has acquired Germany-based HeiTel Digital Video GmbH. The deal will allow the company to enter the intelligent remote monitoring (IRM) market.

[Aug. 17, 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.

[July 20, 2011] A new false alarm question feature developed by Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) for its alarm panels will help users quickly cancel false alarms, the company announced this week.

[July 14, 2011] As this city’s police department continues to respond to a large number of false alarms, the Bakersfield City Council unanimously approved the first reading for a false alarm ordinance.

[May 4, 2011] A new service introduced by ADS Security (ADS) will allow customers to manage their security systems remotely from anywhere in the world.


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