“Our continued support and larger investment in SIAC is based on its strong ties to the law enforcement community, and its ability to speak for our industry to key decision makers concerning municipal and state regulations of our industry,” said Rick Britton, DMP CEO. “SIAC has successfully promoted a model alarm ordinance that dramatically reduces false alarms while maintaining police response.”
“Consolidation in our industry has been a real challenge to funding our operations,” said Stan Martin, SIAC executive director. “Requests for our support by law enforcement agencies continue to increase. We recently received support for the model ordinance from the National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Association of Chiefs of Police.”
Today, SIAC has helped establish fifteen state alarm management committees in association with state associations of chiefs of police. SIAC continues to monitor local and statewide news for mentions of false alarms and new alarm ordinances, and proactively reach out to communities to promote the model ordinance.
“SIAC does not sell products or services, we have no membership dues,” Martin said. “We are a free resource to law enforcement as we strive to keep good and fair ordinances in place, maintain relationships with law enforcement leadership and work to eliminate onerous provisions that can be costly to dealers.”
“Our entire industry benefits from SIAC’s work so it is also vital that as many companies as possible from every sector of the industry provide financial support,” Britton said. “SIAC’s strong relationship with law enforcement will be vital as our industry grows and technology changes. Everyone needs to do their part.”