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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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CASIA Raises $3,512

CASIA (Connecticut Alarm and Systems Integrator Association) recently raised $3,512 in donations for the Sandy Springs legal fund and SIAC Operations. We could not have done this without the incredible work of Pat Shea Remes, who consistently steps up to … Continue reading

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The Makings of the Utah Alarm Management Committee

(Editor’s note: The attached write-up captures the development of the Alarm Management Committee – AMC — in Utah. We felt this description worth sharing with our readers to understand the steps necessary to get this up and running. SIAC is … Continue reading

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Simpler Application Process for this Year’s Police Dispatch Quality Award

Change with the times. We’ve done that with this year’s Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award application process.   We know it’s not “fun” per se to go through a long and drawn out process to fill in forms, find documentation, … Continue reading

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GELSSA Files Against Sandy Springs

The Georgia Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association (GELSSA), A-Com Security Co. LLP and Safecom Security Solutions Inc. alarm companies, recently filed a notice of appeal in their federal lawsuit against the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia, challenging the constitutionality … Continue reading

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San Jose Rescinds Verified Response Policy

San Jose, CA released its verified response (VR) policy at the end of last year. While it’s better from our perspective that a city never adopt VR in the first place, it’s situations where a policy is implemented, then repealed, … Continue reading

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MacDowell Callout for MacGuard Nets $9,100

At the California Alarm Association meeting in San Francisco during December, a callout by Kirk MacDowell of MacGuard netted $9,100 in SIAC contributions. Kirk’s idea was to put forward a personal pledge of $1,500, as a 10 percent match up … Continue reading

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