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False Alarms

Read: Georgia Police Group Endorses Model Alarm Ordinance Opposed by Sandy Springs

Georgia Police Group Endorses Model Alarm Ordinance Opposed by Sandy Springs

GACP endorsed the SIAC model alarm ordinance because it believes false alarm ordinances should fine citizens instead of the alarm companies.

Read: Police Dispatch Quality Award Now Open for Entries

Police Dispatch Quality Award Now Open for Entries

Entries for the PDQ Award program, which honors excellence in false alarm management, are due by April 30. See the new, simpler entry process.

Read: Coming Soon: A Home Security System Powered by AI & 24/7 Video Monitoring Guards

Coming Soon: A Home Security System Powered by AI & 24/7 Video Monitoring Guards

The new Deep Sentinel platform is said to create a virtual perimeter around the home to monitor activity and prevent false alarms associated with traditional alarm systems.

Read: Brookhaven Takes Sandy Springs Lead, Will Fine Dealers for False Alarms

Brookhaven Takes Sandy Springs Lead, Will Fine Dealers for False Alarms

The false alarm ordinance also requires dealers to obtain a permit to operate in the city and to register their customers’ information with the city.

Read: Sandy Springs Expands False Alarm Ordinance With Notification Rules

Sandy Springs Expands False Alarm Ordinance With Notification Rules

Security dealers must notify customers they are on a no-response list or if an alarm site is suspended for excessive false alarms.

Read: False Alarm Calls Continue to Strap Police in Sandy Springs, Ga.

False Alarm Calls Continue to Strap Police in Sandy Springs, Ga.

The rate of false alarms remains around 99%, despite efforts to curb the number of nuisance alarms coming into the city’s dispatch center, police say.

Read: Lydia Security Monitoring Partners With Pro-Vigil to Offer Video Verification

Lydia Security Monitoring Partners With Pro-Vigil to Offer Video Verification

COPS Monitoring and UCC dealers now have full access to Pro-Vigil’s comprehensive suite of live video monitoring and verification.

Read: Ruinous Wildfires in Calif. Cause Colossal Increase in False Fire Alarms

Ruinous Wildfires in Calif. Cause Colossal Increase in False Fire Alarms

Smoke from the Camp Fire is inundating Sacramento, setting off an unprecedented number of false alarm calls and straining resources.

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.

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