There are many ways here at SIAC that we share information with interested parties on alarm management practices. Writing on key issues is probably the least known of the services we provide free of charge, but in many ways it gets the word out the most effectively. This type of outreach is featured in publications for law enforcement and the security industry alike. Our staff, including Glen Mowrey, Ron Walters, Steve Keefer, Jon Sargent and Tom Sweeney, contribute to these publications and are always looking for opportunities to help.
If you live in the Northeast, for example, you will soon be able to see a piece Tom wrote, which has been submitted to the New England Association of Chiefs of Police. The article, titled, “Reducing Alarm Dispatches,” is to be displayed on their website along with the model ordinance and the SIAC alarm management video (http://www.neacop.org/).
Glen, and his work on alarm management committees, was recently featured in the Winter edition of the International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators. We have recently placed articles for the Electronic Security Association’s (http://www.esaweb.org/?) “Security Nation” quarterly publication, and with Honeywell on its blog. The goal of our writing is to keep others informed, share best practices, and continue improving our industry’s efforts when it comes to alarm installations and service.
If you have an article you want written for your association newsletter or for an organization that deals with issues where we can provide you expertise and experience, please let us know. Contact information is on SIAC’s website (http://www.siacinc.org/). We have great writers, a wealth of knowledge and desire to help, so please get in touch.