Virginia Beach, Va. is the latest municipality to implement Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), technology that automates communication between alarm monitoring central stations and public safety answering points (PSAPs)/911 centers, resulting in faster, more accurate emergency response.
Resideo Technologies Inc., a global residential provider of comfort and security solutions and distributor of low voltage and security products, is donating $100,000 to help promote the work of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC).
Sandy Springs residents and businesses who use alarm systems to protect lives and property will have to invest millions of dollars in new equipment to continue to receive police response under the city’s alarm ordinance set to go into effect on June 19, according to the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC).
Late at night on March 18, 1990, two thieves dressed as police officers — one of them bold enough to sport a false mustache made of wax — talked their way past security guards at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
On March 5, an appeal was filed on behalf of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety & System Association (GELSSA) in response to a District Court decision to not hear the case filed by ESA members in Georgia over an ordinance that fines alarm companies for allegedly false dispatches.
Guardian Alarm, one of the nation’s largest privately-held security companies, is debuting Virtual Guardian, a multi-dimensional security program that leverages remotely monitored video and audio technology to enhance on-site security systems.
Security installation is a consideration in home improvement, so you might want to check out this interactive bubble map offered by Fixr, which provides cost guides, comparisons and term cheat sheets for hundreds of remodeling, installation and repair projects.
Security dealers are increasingly taking advantage of the plethora of new technologies, business models and opportunities in the security alarm space, and seem to have found their footing in a rapidly changing landscape.
Doomsday didn’t happen. For all the concern many security dealers have shown in recent years — particularly about the rapidly changing residential market — all indicators seem to finally point to what was always the hope in the midst of the fear: that all the new entrants, technologies and business models would start to grow the pie for all.
As the cover asserts, this year may be a tipping point for access control sales — with big data, cloud, cyber and more causing customers to rethink and retool their access control and identity management systems.
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