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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.

Pennsylvania Chiefs Establish Alarm Management Committee

Another state has established an Alarm Management Committee due to the persistence and expertise of SIAC’s Glen Mowry, along with a strong commitment from the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PCPA) and members of the electronic security industry. We set … Continue reading

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Harvey and Irma: NOT a Television Show

Harvey and Irma sounds the title of a TV comedy show. We know it’s not. Unless you’ve just returned from the moon, you know they are the biggest one-two punch of hurricanes in history to hit the mainland of the … Continue reading

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New TMA President Ivan Spector Knows Monitoring Challenges

SIAC congratulates Ivan Spector as he takes over the reins of the The Monitoring Association (TMA), formerly the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). He knows his stuff. That includes issues related to alarm management.   Ivan was a founding member … Continue reading

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Newport News, VA Goes Live with Automated Secure Alarm Protocol

Newport News, VA became the latest municipality to go live with the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). That’s progress. SIAC salutes this step and we continue to encourage other jurisdictions to adopt this technology.   The technology automates communication between … Continue reading

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Municipalities Banned from Fining Alarm Companies in California

Great news folks! California recently passed legislation that was signed by Governor Jerry Brown that bans municipalities from proactively fining alarm companies for a customer’s false alarms.  AB 1616 was signed into law July 31. Similar language is now on … Continue reading

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Do You Have an Issue for SIAC?

Do you have an issue for SIAC that you would like us to write about? Send it our way to Stan Martin via email at We are always looking for new subject matter (or even an idea) for our … Continue reading

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Hot Activity in Arizona and Georgia

There’s hot activity out there. And we’re not talking about temperature. We’re talking about hot issues.   There’s a major verified response issue in Prescott Valley, AZ. And in Sandy Springs, GA, the city council has voted to make alarm companies … Continue reading

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