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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.

SIAC Pushing Legal Action in Sandy Springs, GA

SIAC is engaged in pushing legal action against Sandy Springs, GA for its alarm ordinance that forces security companies to pay for its customers’ fines. Surrounding jurisdictions pay close attention to these types of activities, both good and bad. The … Continue reading

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Former SIA CEO Richard Chase Passes Away

The former CEO of the Security Industry Association (SIA), Richard Chase, passed away recently in China from complications of contracting rabies. You may have already heard that news, but we felt it incumbent to share a bit about Richard’s commitment … Continue reading

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On the Front Lines of False Alarms

When EPS Security won this year’s Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) award, it spoke to their diligence not only in the programs they implement on the front lines, but also determination to keep applying for the award when they hadn’t won … Continue reading

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Florida Police Chiefs Honor SIAC’s Glen Mowrey

Another police chief’s association has honored SIAC’s Glen Mowrey. These awards say a lot about the ongoing good work Glen performs across the country, most recently in the sunshine state, for building good relationships between the electronic security industry and … Continue reading

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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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