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Innovation Awards Announced by ESX

Innovation drives new solutions. Alarm management improves through technological initiatives like the ASAP (Automated Secure Alarm Protocol) program – where 911 centers get and respond to inquiries and emergencies through the Internet, rather than over the phone, thereby limiting mistakes. … Continue reading

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The Monitoring Association Announces Finalists for Excellence Awards

The Monitoring Association has announced its twelve finalists for the 2018 TMA Excellence Awards. SIAC salutes these individuals and companies for putting extra effort into better practices. High quality monitoring center practices typically means excellence in alarm management programs as … Continue reading

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Ron Walters Retires

Ron Walters hung up his SIAC spikes a couple of weeks ago. We knew it had to happen at some point, but similar to other expected news you receive in life, you’re still never prepared for the news. We certainly … Continue reading

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Unique Contribution from Amherst Alarm

Amherst Alarm CEO Tim Creenan has committed a financial pledge to SIAC in support of our legal efforts to battle ordinances that threaten non-response and other factors, such as those adopted recently in Sandy Springs, Ga. We’ve known Tim for a … Continue reading

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The Difficulties Faced by Local Security Companies

We recognize how tough things are for family-owned and/or small security companies. You’re busy on many fronts. You’re dealing with accounts payable and receivable, hiring and training, sales and ordering equipment. Most business owners wear multiple hats. That’s a major … Continue reading

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Three Great Events from the California Alarm Association

Next week is ISC West in Las Vegas. SIAC will be there. We hope you are too. We know the California Alarm Association will host a number of events, and we encourage you to join them if at all possible … Continue reading

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Alarm Detection Systems Targets Bad Actors

Alarm Detection Systems out of Aurora, IL has long had a superior program to reduce nuisance alarm activations. Central to their program is a list that years ago they termed the “Horrible 100.” Though they don’t use that term any … Continue reading

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