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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.

Industry Pillar Mel Mahler Passes

The security industry lost a great man with the passing of Mel Mahler. A great friend and colleague not only to so many in our industry, but also here at SIAC. He was a personal friend, and a pillar on … Continue reading

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DIY or Not?

Do-it-yourself (DIY) or not? Install your own system or have a professional system installed by a reputable security company. We have strong opinions on this issue. Here’s why: When it comes to reducing unnecessary alarm activations, having a properly-installed system … Continue reading

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What If?

What if SIAC were not around? We certainly don’t like to contemplate that. But 20 years ago, SIAC didn’t exist. Twenty years from now, who knows? For a non-profit like us, it’s important to remember what we provide the security … Continue reading

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Guardian Protection Garners 14th Annual Police Dispatch Quality Award

Our heartfelt congratulations to Guardian Protection for winning the 14th annual Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award.   Based in Warrendale, Pa., the company was recognized during a special ceremony at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX). For the first time the Partnership … Continue reading

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Contributors’ Breakfast a Huge Success at ESX

SIAC’s first Contributors Breakfast at ESX exceeded our expectations. With all the great comments we had from attendees, we hope to make it an annual event. Here’s what Kirk MacDowell had to say: “Fantastic job with the donor breakfast. Everyone … Continue reading

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Stan Martin Honored with Bill Cooper Award

If you know Stan Martin, you know he’s a humble man, wanting to stay behind the scenes and get the job done without accolades or having a lot of attention. Sometimes though it’s important to recognize what he’s done at … Continue reading

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Check out the Indianapolis Speedway at ESX

Every year, ESX sets up a special event for attendees. This year, with the annual conference in Indianapolis, with special registration, you will get a tour of the Indianapolis Speedway. Experience Indy with the VIP ESX outing on Wednesday, June 5, from … Continue reading

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