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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.

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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Registration as a Cornerstone to Successful Ordinances

Registration of your security system with local authorities is a cornerstone of the model alarm ordinance. With permitting, the ordinance works the way it is intended because there’s a track record – law enforcement is able to track where the … Continue reading

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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 Chace Passes Away

The former CEO of the Security Industry Association (SIA), Richard Chace, 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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