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False Alarms

Read: Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revision Defines ‘Verified’

Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revision Defines ‘Verified’

The Sandy Springs, Ga., City Council voted unanimously to update the definition of “verified” to mean visual or audible confirmation of an attempted or actual crime, fire or other emergency situation through three ways.

Read: 6 Reasons to Reduce False Fire Alarms

6 Reasons to Reduce False Fire Alarms

Fire departments in the United States responded to more than 2.6 million false fire alarms in 2016, according to Statista. Here are a half-dozen ways to help curtail the problem.

Read: Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revised Yet Again

Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revised Yet Again

The Sandy Springs City Council voted 6-0 to approve amendments to the fee structure and appeal process for false alarms.

Read: Sandy Springs Stiffens Compliance Penalty Against Alarm Companies

Sandy Springs Stiffens Compliance Penalty Against Alarm Companies

Should an alarm company run afoul of the city’s controversial ordinance, its permit will remain suspended for three months after it comes into full compliance.

Read: Alarm Ordinance in Valparaiso, Ind., Establishes Fines, System Registration

Alarm Ordinance in Valparaiso, Ind., Establishes Fines, System Registration

Police say the goal is to serve as a deterrent by giving businesses and homeowners a financial incentive to take whatever steps are necessary to curb the number of false alarms.

Read: SIA Applauds Maryland Laws That Update Licensing, False Alarm Reduction Objectives

SIA Applauds Maryland Laws That Update Licensing, False Alarm Reduction Objectives

SIA says the legislation removes burdensome permitting requirements and place limitations on circumstances under which security dealers can be fined for violations of alarm system registration requirements.

Read: Global Alarm Monitoring Market Valued at $46B and Growing, Report Says

Global Alarm Monitoring Market Valued at $46B and Growing, Report Says

The market for protocol input signals for alarm monitoring is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2018 and 2023.

Read: SIAC Director Ron Walters to Retire; Revered for Alarm Industry Impacts

SIAC Director Ron Walters to Retire; Revered for Alarm Industry Impacts

Walters, whose leadership on alarm issues spans decades, is credited for helping lay the foundation for the creation of SIAC.

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.

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