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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.

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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PDQ Entries Needed

We need your entries for the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. SIAC recognizes it takes time and a lot of effort to submit a quality program for this annual award, so we have extended the entry deadline until May 12. … Continue reading

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An Ode to Jon Sargent: Heading Away while still Shining the Spotlight

Jon Sargent retired from Tyco April 14. That news saddened us at SIAC when Jon made the announcement. Not only does the electronic security industry lose an industrious, smart, insightful individual who GETS THINGS DONE repeatedly to advance the interests … Continue reading

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Permit Fees Down, Fines Up in San Diego

Permit fees are going down in San Diego. But fines for false dispatches are going up. That’s one way for a city to take a strong step to get reductions in unnecessary alarm activations. SIAC supports what San Diego is … Continue reading

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Salute to Scott Goldfine as 12th Annual PDQ Award Contest Opens

It’s hard to believe, we know, but this year marks the 12th year for the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. Who would have thought support would run this long and strong?   Certainly, Scott Goldfine over at Security Sales & … Continue reading

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