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See SIA and Honeywell in New York City

See the Security Industry Association (SIA) and Honeywell Security & Fire in New York City October 25-26. Where? At “Securing New Ground” (SNG) during the ISC East annual conference. SIA and Honeywell are two of SIAC’s biggest and long-term contributors. … Continue reading

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Progress

“Progress” can be a loaded word. One person’s definition of “progress” might be another’s definition of “failure.” At SIAC, we’re continually focused on improving alarm management practices – for the security industry, so law enforcement can do its job more … Continue reading

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Machine Learning Algorithms for Alarm Management?

A machine learning algorithm to improve alarm management? Gadzooks, what will they think of next? But Johnson Controls (JCI) has developed the product, and is marketing it.   Here’s the story: JCI is marketing a false alarm reduction service that … Continue reading

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False Alarms Decrease in Greenville County, SC after New Ordinance

False alarms decreased in Greenville County, SC, after a new alarm ordinance was enacted. Hmmmm, should we be surprised? Not here at SIAC. We expect that. When proper provisions are put in place and sensibly enforced, good things happen. We … Continue reading

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Create the Right Business Climate

To run a successful electronic security company requires owners and leaders to push a lot of the right buttons. One under-stated quality is building and maintaining a positive business climate. What does that mean?   Simply put, you have talented … Continue reading

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Alarm Detection Systems in Aurora, IL Wins PDQ for Second Time

Alarm Detection Systems in Aurora, IL won the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award for the second time. They were honored at ESX in Nashville, TN last month.   We’ve known the Bonifas family for a long time. They’ve run Alarm … Continue reading

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Louisiana Bill Prohibits Customer Fines to Companies

The state of Louisiana passed House Bill 653 introduced by Representative Simon and signed by the Governor May 30 that prohibits customer fines from being assessed to security companies. The provisions are under Section 1664.16 C and can be found … Continue reading

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