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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 Remembers Cecil Hogan

You probably remember the hat. You remember his seasoned advice, his wide smile. If you’ve been in the electronic security business for any lengthy period of time, you remember Cecil Hogan. We certainly do here at SIAC. We remember a … Continue reading

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Getting Familiar with SIAC

Many individuals and companies in the electronic security industry are familiar with SIAC. At the same time, many are not. This can be puzzling. We reach out in multiple ways to share our message and the positive activities regarding alarm … Continue reading

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ADT, Comcast, Johnson Controls, NetOne, Resideo

ADT, Comcast, Johnson Controls, NetOne, Resideo. If you’ve been employed in the electronic security sector, you know those five companies. They stand out because of how deeply they impact the security industry in many positive ways. They contribute to causes. … Continue reading

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SSI Industry Hall of Fame Inductees Include SIAC’s Ron Walters, Four Other Industry Leaders – Keith Baird, Dale Eller, Bob Harris, Jim McMullen 

It has been three years since Ron Walters official retirement from SIAC. Since then he has continued to support SIAC by representing us on various standards committees. He leaves behind a legacy of service and dedication to our industry. Ron, … Continue reading

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Chime in on the NSA Public-Private Sector Partnership Award

SIAC encourages security companies to chime in on the NSA (National Sheriffs Association) Public-Private Sector Partnership Award. It is an excellent opportunity to show your community how you are working WITH law enforcement. Please consider possible nominations for this special … Continue reading

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SIAC’s New Web Site

If you haven’t visited  SIAC’s refurbished web site, please give it a look. You can check it out at: It was a no-brainer for us to bring our supporters better information and improve the design and layout for an … Continue reading

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Welcome Chief Doug Davis to SIAC Team

Please welcome former Police Chief Doug Davis to the SIAC team. He will serve as one of our law enforcement liaisons for the eastern U.S. As he transitions and trains over the next several  months, he will work with Glen … Continue reading

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SIAC Board Chairman Kirk MacDowell’s Message to Industry Stakeholders

January 6, 2021 SIAC continues to promote the Model Ordinance, along with Alarm Management Committees, while participating in police and sheriff state and national meetings. This keeps our leadership contacts and network in place — a large ongoing part of … Continue reading

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Urgent Message from National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to Alarm Companies

(Editor’s note: The attached announcement regarding changes needed to be made by Burglar and Fire Alarm Companies in preparation for the nationwide implementation of 988 as the 3-digit abbreviated dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The message comes from … Continue reading

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Morris Weinstock Award Goes to Bud Wulforst

ESA recently presented the annual Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year award to Howard Edward “Bud” Wulforst. SIAC congratulates Bud on this lifetime achievement. The Weinstock Award recognizes a lifetime of achievement in the security industry. As a supporter … Continue reading

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