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NBFAA chooses Gunning

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2005

IRVING, Texas--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association announced in late June its executive committee election results.
George Gunning, chief executive officer of USA Alarm Systems based in Monrovia, Calif.

Audio and video verification service nabs late-night vandals

The Right Response
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08/01/2005

ORLANDO, Fla.--Catching vandals in May was a snap for the Central Florida Sonitrol location.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2005

Rialto, Calif.
In July, the city increased fees for police response to commercial false alarms.

NBFAA leaves Maryland to set up shop in the Lone Star State

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08/01/2005

IRVING, Texas--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association packed up its Silver Spring, Md., office to roll south to its new location here in late July.

The numbers are in: Nationwide alarm dispatch rate decreases

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08/01/2005

FRISCO, Texas--Results of a recent survey by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition on the nationwide alarm dispatch rate show that the false alarm dispatch rate has dropped, proving the industry's efforts to reduce these occurrences are working.
SIAC's research showed the dispatch rate declined to 0.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2005

Mesa, Ariz.
A Mesa police subcommittee proposed in a recent meeting that the city require alarm companies to call their customers twice before calling police and to raise fines for repeat police visits, reported the Arizona Republic.

NESA makes grassroots footprint

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07/01/2005

DALLAS--The National Electronic Security Association made its mark as an industry association. Six months after the formation of NESA, the group created a dues structure for members, signed on a lobbyist to work with the association in the capital and added to its state membership roster.

Card companies take a swipe at proposed bill in Calif.

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07/01/2005

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--A bill, called the Identity Information Protection Act, that passed in the California State Senate in May and has been sent to the second legislative house, could potentially prohibit the use of RFID technology in state issued documents.

CASIA sketches criminal background check legislation

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07/01/2005

HARTFORD, Conn.--The Connecticut Alarm & Systems Integrators Association legislation committee and its lobbyist will meet throughout the summer to craft a criminal background check guideline that could be considered for the next state legislation session.

CANASA recommends constitution changes

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07/01/2005

MARKHAM, Ontario--The Canadian Security Association proposed changes to its national constitution as part of a five-year strategic development plan--an initiative that will continue to make CANASA the voice of Canadian security professionals.
The association proposed four components to include in its constitution to further reflect membership, leadership, professionalism and growth.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?