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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 www.coastalmonroe.com. 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.

The Difficulties Faced by Local Security Companies

We recognize how tough things are for family-owned and/or small security companies. You’re busy on many fronts. You’re dealing with accounts payable and receivable, hiring and training, sales and ordering equipment. Most business owners wear multiple hats. That’s a major … Continue reading

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Three Great Events from the California Alarm Association

Next week is ISC West in Las Vegas. SIAC will be there. We hope you are too. We know the California Alarm Association will host a number of events, and we encourage you to join them if at all possible … Continue reading

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Alarm Detection Systems Targets Bad Actors

Alarm Detection Systems out of Aurora, IL has long had a superior program to reduce nuisance alarm activations. Central to their program is a list that years ago they termed the “Horrible 100.” Though they don’t use that term any … Continue reading

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Changing Landscape at ESA Leadership Summit

Are you in denial about the changing landscape in the electronic security industry? Do you believe pre-2018 was the heyday for the alarm industry? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, you probably didn’t attend the 2018 ESA … Continue reading

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What Happens When a Burglary Isn’t Reported?

What happens when a burglary isn’t accurately reported? Inaccurate statistics result from this. It means the full picture isn’t reported. That’s misleading, and sometimes leads to inaccurate statistics. A case in point is a recent news article coming out of … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Succeed the First Time, Get it Right the Second Time Around

Success the first time around is unusual. We learn by failing or getting something wrong. It’s a great teacher. Yes, here at SIAC, we’d love to say we get it right immediately, and bad ordinances go away immediately when the … Continue reading

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Security Industry Consolidation and SIAC

It’s that time of year to think back and project forward. SIAC continued successfully serving the electronic security industry on multiple fronts in 2017, including: 1) Continuing to remove provisions in ordinances that would bill alarm companies for their customers … Continue reading

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