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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.

76% of Contributors Agree SIAC is Critical to the Security Industry

During May and early June 2018, a survey was distributed to ESA, TMA and SIA members regarding SIAC. A total of 4,646 surveys were distributed. The recipients included 249 past and current SIAC contributors. Respondents were almost evenly divided among … Continue reading

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Are You an ESA Member?

Are you an ESA member? If so, SIAC would like to give your association an update on law enforcement activities relative to our industry to you free of charge. Stan Martin will do the honors for us. It has always … Continue reading

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Wheeling, WV Sees 14 Percent Drop in Alarm Calls

Wheeling, WV has seen a 14 percent drop in alarm calls during it’s most recent 12-month reporting period. Between Oct. 1, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017, the Wheeling Police Department responded to 969 alarms. A year later (Oct. 1, 2017, … Continue reading

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See SIA and Honeywell in New York City

See the Security Industry Association (SIA) and Honeywell Security & Fire in New York City October 25-26. Where? At “Securing New Ground” (SNG) during the ISC East annual conference. SIA and Honeywell are two of SIAC’s biggest and long-term contributors. … Continue reading

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Progress

“Progress” can be a loaded word. One person’s definition of “progress” might be another’s definition of “failure.” At SIAC, we’re continually focused on improving alarm management practices – for the security industry, so law enforcement can do its job more … Continue reading

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Machine Learning Algorithms for Alarm Management?

A machine learning algorithm to improve alarm management? Gadzooks, what will they think of next? But Johnson Controls (JCI) has developed the product, and is marketing it.   Here’s the story: JCI is marketing a false alarm reduction service that … Continue reading

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False Alarms Decrease in Greenville County, SC after New Ordinance

False alarms decreased in Greenville County, SC, after a new alarm ordinance was enacted. Hmmmm, should we be surprised? Not here at SIAC. We expect that. When proper provisions are put in place and sensibly enforced, good things happen. We … Continue reading

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