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False Alarms

Read: Model Alarm Ordinance Backed by Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs Associations

Model Alarm Ordinance Backed by Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs Associations

The recently updated model ordinance has been the result of close collaboration between SIAC and law enforcement for the past 20 years.

Read: How SIAC Fights to Defend the Alarm Industry From Unfair Fines

How SIAC Fights to Defend the Alarm Industry From Unfair Fines

Though it has seen some wins, the Security Industry Alarm Coalition still faces big challenges when it comes to fighting unfair alarm ordinances.

Read: False Alarm Fines to Begin Nov. 1 in Greenville, N.C.

False Alarm Fines to Begin Nov. 1 in Greenville, N.C.

Greenville police have responded to more than 18,000 alarm calls since 2015, with about 90% of those calls end up being false alarms.

Read: False Fire Alarm Enforcement Set to Begin in Albuquerque, N.M.

False Fire Alarm Enforcement Set to Begin in Albuquerque, N.M.

Beginning Nov. 1, Albuquerque Fire Rescue will begin tracking false alarms and fining repeat offenders up to $500 for each infraction.

Read: How to Profit From Migrating to Video-Verified Alarm Solutions

How to Profit From Migrating to Video-Verified Alarm Solutions

Reducing false alarms, providing enhanced real-time information to monitoring centers and responders, and RMR are all reasons for dealers to deliver video verification.

Read: Escalating Fine Schedule Now Part of Milton (Ga.) Alarm Ordinance

Escalating Fine Schedule Now Part of Milton (Ga.) Alarm Ordinance

Alarm monitoring companies must try to verify an activated alarm by placing phone calls to the user at two different numbers prior to alerting police.

Read: Security Partners Integrates Hosted Video Service by Axis Communications

Security Partners Integrates Hosted Video Service by Axis Communications

AXIS Guardian is a Cloud service that is said to give alarm companies the ability to expand their offering with new services and increase recurring revenue.

Read: How Thermal Imaging Can Combat False Alarms

How Thermal Imaging Can Combat False Alarms

When combined with other sensors, thermal imaging provides powerful perimeter protection with accurate intrusion classification and visual alarm assessment to minimize false alarms.

Read: Avoiding Unfair Fines: How to Have a Say in Alarm Monitoring Policies

Avoiding Unfair Fines: How to Have a Say in Alarm Monitoring Policies

If you’re unwilling to engage in your communities and in your industry, you forfeit your right to complain when something like Sandy Springs comes down the pike.

Read: Brookhaven Won’t Fine Alarm Companies Until Sandy Springs Row Is Resolved

Brookhaven Won’t Fine Alarm Companies Until Sandy Springs Row Is Resolved

Wary of potential litigation, the city will wait for a decision in a federal lawsuit filed by alarm companies against the city of Sandy Springs, Ga.

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