Two new items have just been posted to SIAC’s State Activity Report, and they reflect two reasons you should check out our site on a regular basis. If you are either a security systems integrator or monitoring facility, the posts we put up on the site affect you and your bottom line.
Of the two most recent additions, one concerns Kent, Washington: Effective June 1, police will no longer respond to non-verified, problem or chronic alarms at businesses in order to free up officers to deal with crimes across the city. Officers will continue to respond to residential alarms. The police will still go to high-risk alarms like gun stores or pharmacies.
If you are in the alarm business serving the Kent area, this news is not good, but you need to understand the new requirements and why they came about. SIAC fights for you on issues like this, and we will work hard with local officials to see if we can re-introduce police response to the city. Regardless of the outcome, having this knowledge makes your business better prepared to effectively serve your customers in the best way possible.
Our second posting concerns Owasso, Oklahoma, where an alarm registration fee has been proposed. This tends to be good for continued alarm response. To best serve your customers, you need this information to ensure permits are properly set up when you sell a system. If not, you’re leaving customers exposed, and that’s not a good thing.
Not all the news is good that we post on SIAC’s State Activity Report. But it is necessary, and important to electronic security companies. Bookmark our page. Register on the site. Check it regularly. It will give you a heads up on the competition.