Los Angeles Police Commission decision highlights need for industry-wide policies, planning
Alarm monitoring companies are stepping up their efforts to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape related to false alarms.
The reverberation of the decision by the Los Angeles Police Department to not respond to non-panic alarms unless they are verified by video or an eye witness has put local alarm-related ordinances in the spotlight as never before.
LAS VEGAS - For manufacturers, one of the highlights of the ISC West show in Las Vegas is the Security Industry AssociationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (SIA) new product showcase awards.
On March 27, at the Sands Convention Center here, SIA announced the winners of the 2003 awards.
LOS ANGELES - One of the biggest topics concerning the industry in recent months is the controversial decision by the Los Angeles Police Commission to adopt a verified response policy.
Ever since the commissionÃ‚Â ap-proved the policy in January, alarm industry representatives have been actively opposing the policy, and have recently filed an injunction in California Superior Court seeking to block the Los Angeles Police Department from implementing it.
The advent of the smart home, combined with consumersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ ongoing desire for sophisticated security systems, has resulted in the continuing integration of home automation and security functions within a single control panel.
Lifestyle enhancements ranging from thermostat controls to audio and video to computer networking, along with security-related features such as lighting controls, have gradually been integrated into security controllers.
Generating interest from the dealer community for new ideas has often been an issue, and players in the emerging Global Positioning SystemsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ market say gaining support for this new twist on security isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t any different.
Ray Menard, senior vice president-development/ technology division at Criticom International, Minneapolis, said with Ã¢â‚¬Å“tens of thousands of dealers in the industry, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quite a wide gamut of whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s represented in those dealers.
WASHINGTON - The American National Standards Institute has established the Homeland Security Standards Panel, a coordinating body for the development of Homeland Security and emergency preparedness standards.
ANSI, a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.