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Read: Sheriff’s Office in Minn. Adopts Ordinance to Stem False Alarms

Sheriff’s Office in Minn. Adopts Ordinance to Stem False Alarms

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office will charge up $250 for false alarms, plus repeat offenders can land on a “restricted response” list.

Read: SIAC Bestows Excellence in Alarm Management Award to Atlanta PD

SIAC Bestows Excellence in Alarm Management Award to Atlanta PD

After adopting the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police model alarm ordinance, the department reduced its alarm calls by 56.9% over a 4-year period.

Read: Vector Security Earns PDQ Runner-Up Honors for Superb Alarm Management

Vector Security Earns PDQ Runner-Up Honors for Superb Alarm Management

Vector Security is the first and only two-time winner of the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award, earning the honor in 2006 and 2013.

Read: How EPS Security Went From 3-Time PDQ Runner-Up to 2017 Winner

How EPS Security Went From 3-Time PDQ Runner-Up to 2017 Winner

Having knocked on the door several times, EPS Security shares a playbook that has allowed it to finally punch through and capture a Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award.

Read: California Bans Alarm Companies From Being Fined for False Alarms

California Bans Alarm Companies From Being Fined for False Alarms

The law does not affect the discretion of local governments in choosing what false alarm fee program they adopt.

Read: EPS Takes Home PDQ Award Hardware for Beating Back False Alarms

EPS Takes Home PDQ Award Hardware for Beating Back False Alarms

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Engineered Protection Systems was honored at the 2017 Electronic Security Expo.

Read: Habitec Security Seals 3 Deals to Expand Midwest Footprint

Habitec Security Seals 3 Deals to Expand Midwest Footprint

Habitec Security acquired Ohio-based Sentinel Alarm Company, MetaSECURE and Michigan-based Central Security & Electronics.

Read: ESX Returns to Nashville, Will Celebrate 10th Anniversary

ESX Returns to Nashville, Will Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Installing security contractors and other industry stakeholders will convene in the Music City June 13-16.

Read: Deadline Extended for 2017 Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award Program

Deadline Extended for 2017 Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award Program

Entries for the program, which honors excellence in false alarm management, are due by May 12.

Read: New Orleans Alarm Ordinance to Take Effect May 1

New Orleans Alarm Ordinance to Take Effect May 1

NOPD officials estimate false alarms cost taxpayers roughly $400,000 a year in police resources.

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