MERCER ISLAND CITY, Wash.—Police in this city near Seattle have responded to an average of 858 false alarms annually over the past three years, with about 300 believed to be repeat offenders, according to a report from the Mercer Island Reporter, a newspaper based here.
QUINCY, Mass.—Emergency communication systems (ECS) were developed because a fire alarm alone is not always sufficient to tell building occupants what to do in case of an emergency. But what exactly should an ECS message say? There have been no guidelines for that—until now.
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Electronic Security Association is ramping up efforts in support of the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act, a bill that would give installers of fire detection systems the same access to federal tax incentives currently available only to fire suppression companies.
MILWAUKIE, Ore.—Cook Security Group, a full-service security company that does mostly commercial business, has opened two new facilities in California, expanding the company’s West Coast footprint in its number one growth market, Randy Neu, the company’s chief marketing officer, told Security Systems News.
GREENVILLE, S.C.—The ScanSource booth at ISC West, which has featured memorable themes in the past, will be dedicated entirely to the launch of its new educational program: ScanSource Security On Demand.
YARMOUTH, Maine—When it comes to commercial business, an overwhelming majority of readers—90 percent—says it’s best to provide security solutions that are distinct from security and automation packages offered for the home.
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Since the inception of mobile PERS, central stations have faced the problem of getting the devices to cheaply and reliably identify the appropriate public safety answering point during an emergency situation.
SAN JOSE, Calif.—A Bay Area congressman on Friday called for tougher security standards and a technology study after an incident two weeks ago in which a teenager managed to scale a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport and stow himself away in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound airliner, according to an article from the San Jose Mercury News.