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False Alarms

Read: SIAC Receives Financial Pledge From Amherst Alarm to Fight Harmful Ordinances

SIAC Receives Financial Pledge From Amherst Alarm to Fight Harmful Ordinances

The donation will be divided between the fund established to fight the Sandy Springs, Ga., ordinance and to promote the SIAC Model Alarm Ordinance.

Read: Sandy Springs Police Chief Proposes Changes to Embattled False Alarm Ordinance

Sandy Springs Police Chief Proposes Changes to Embattled False Alarm Ordinance

The alarm industry views the Sandy Springs, Ga., ordinance dispute with potential national implications and claims the city’s moves are unconstitutional violations of due process.

Read: These Are the Security Companies on Sandy Springs No-Response List

These Are the Security Companies on Sandy Springs No-Response List

More than 35 security companies had their registration with Sandy Springs, Ga., revoked and are currently not able to request police officers to respond to intrusion alarms.

Read: SIAC: Sandy Springs Police Revoke Response to 39 Alarm Companies

SIAC: Sandy Springs Police Revoke Response to 39 Alarm Companies

Sandy Springs, Ga., officials suspended response to the companies after claiming they had outstanding fees under a newly enforced ordinance.

Read: PPVAR Panel to Explore Emerging Technologies, Verified Response at ISC West

PPVAR Panel to Explore Emerging Technologies, Verified Response at ISC West

Moderated by I-View Now President Larry Folsom, the panel will feature subject matter experts from law enforcement, technology, defense and security.

Read: Police in Paradise Valley, Ariz., Are Gunning to Slash False Dispatches

Police in Paradise Valley, Ariz., Are Gunning to Slash False Dispatches

Police say the majority of false dispatches in the community result from locations that have multiple instances of nuisance alarms.

Read: SIAC Joins Battle to Challenge Sandy Springs, Ga., Alarm Ordinance

SIAC Joins Battle to Challenge Sandy Springs, Ga., Alarm Ordinance

The most serious provision that Sandy Springs officials plan to enforce would suspend police response to all of a security dealer’s customers if any single fine is not paid.

Read: How UL, New Tech Is Targeting Nuisance Smoke Alarms

How UL, New Tech Is Targeting Nuisance Smoke Alarms

Check out the new testing standard being cooked up by UL to help combat kitchen-related nuisance alarms, as well as the latest in detector technology.

Read: Security Alarm Systems in Clearwater, Fla., Must Now Be Registered With Police

Security Alarm Systems in Clearwater, Fla., Must Now Be Registered With Police

Amendments to the city’s security alarm system ordinance reflect the adoption of a new digital accounting system, along with modification to a fee payment schedule.

Read: Active Shooter Alert App Triggers False Alarm at Florida Elementary School

Active Shooter Alert App Triggers False Alarm at Florida Elementary School

More than 35 police officers received an active shooter alert after school personnel accidentally triggered it believing a new app was in test mode.

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