Registration as a Cornerstone to Successful Ordinances

Registration of your security system with local authorities is a cornerstone of the model alarm ordinance. With permitting, the ordinance works the way it is intended because there’s a track record – law enforcement is able to track where the alarms are coming from. That allows them to implement ways to help better manage the number of alarms through fines, education and cessation of response to major offenders.


As long as SIAC has been around, we’ve supported and advocated permitting provisions for the same reasons as police. When properly enforced, registration of alarm systems helps reduce the number of nuisance alarm system activations. That’s at the core of what we do, and why we are supported by many security companies and the four major security associations – ESA (Electronic Security Association), The Monitoring Association, SIA (Security Industry Association) and CANASA (Canadian Security Association).


Recently, Springfield, N.J., reminded permit holders in town that they need to submit their annual registration by January 15. We noted this in our SIAC State Activity Report, which you can find here. If you haven’t used our State Activity Report before, we urge you to do so. If you check it periodically, you recognize its value to your company in ensuring you and your customers are better aware of local rules and regulations affecting alarm systems.

The report is one of the extra benefits we provide to the electronic security industry. We always look for new ways to help our industry prosper. That means staying on top of government activities like alarm ordinances and sharing that information in a timely fashion.


Our coverage crisscrosses the United States and Canada. That’s a lot of activity. If you have any information you’d like us to share, please follow up with Stan Martin at We’d be glad to post relevant activities. If you find our postings helpful, please share them with others. Better compliance helps our entire industry.

SIAC is a HUGE advocate of collectively improving operations for the entire electronic security industry. With your input, we’ll keep getting better. We hope to see you in the new year. Be safe.

About justwrite15

Dave's column has run in multiple small town newspapers across the U.S., in Nebraska, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas,where Dave has been able to entice personal friends and editors to run his social commentary. His column has also been picked up by It has appeared in newspapers since 1998, and began in response to one of the school shootings so depressingly familiar in America. His commentary has morphed into a weekly offering of humor, insights and advice on how to find sanity in an insane world.
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