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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.

Municipalities Banned from Fining Alarm Companies in California

Great news folks! California recently passed legislation that was signed by Governor Jerry Brown that bans municipalities from proactively fining alarm companies for a customer’s false alarms.  AB 1616 was signed into law July 31. Similar language is now on … Continue reading

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Do You Have an Issue for SIAC?

Do you have an issue for SIAC that you would like us to write about? Send it our way to Stan Martin via email at stan@siacinc.org. We are always looking for new subject matter (or even an idea) for our … Continue reading

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Hot Activity in Arizona and Georgia

There’s hot activity out there. And we’re not talking about temperature. We’re talking about hot issues.   There’s a major verified response issue in Prescott Valley, AZ. And in Sandy Springs, GA, the city council has voted to make alarm companies … Continue reading

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EPS Takes Home 12th Annual Police Dispatch Quality Award

Engineered Protection Systems (EPS) took home the 12th annual Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) award. As one of the sponsors of the award, SIAC was on hand to present the it at ESX in Nashville, TN in late June.   EPS … Continue reading

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Leo Guthart Honored with Moody Award

This past week at ESX, we recognized Leo Guthart with the William Moody Award, for exemplary service to the electronic security industry and his positive impact on alarm management issues. For a long time, Leo chaired SIAC’s Board of Directors. … Continue reading

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Innovation Award Winners Announced by ESX

Many of us from SIAC will be at ESX in Nashville in couple of weeks. There are many reasons we, and others, attend. Networking, training, great meals, new vendors and awards ceremonies are all good reasons. The sessions advance attendees … Continue reading

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Kent, WA and Owasso, OK Newly Featured on State Activity Report

Two new items have just been posted to SIAC’s State Activity Report, and they reflect two reasons you should check out our site on a regular basis. If you are either a security systems integrator or monitoring facility, the posts … Continue reading

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