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.
While the structured wiring environment and its related home automation services are based firmly on a new home construction model, players in the home management and security markets said there are options for those with existing homes.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - In an innovative event, more than 35 security firms pitched their business plans to middle market investment firms looking to place funding in one of the thriving sectors of the U.