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Day: May 14, 2018

2017 National Electric Code is Here!

The Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act requires TDLR to adopt the revised National Electrical Code (NEC) as the electrical code for the state of Texas. In August 2017, the Texas Commission of Licensing & Regulation, TDLR’s governing body, adopted amendments to Chapter 73.100 of the Electricians Administrative Rules and established the 2017 NEC as the “minimum standard” for […]

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The Texas Tax Amnesty Program

The Texas Tax Amnesty Program runs from May 1, 2018, through June 29, 2018. The Texas Tax Amnesty Program will, under certain circumstances, provide delinquent taxpayers with relief from penalties and interest on tax due. Tax amnesty applies to periods prior to Jan. 1, 2018, and only includes liabilities that have not been previously reported to […]

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5-14-18 – Weekly News

Public Safety Updates CA: Fines for Unwanted Fire Alarms Explored by City Leaders in LA 9.18 – MyNewsLA.com – In an effort to reduce the thousands of unwarranted alarm calls that the fire department responds to each year, a Los Angeles City Council committee advanced a proposal to develop a program and fee structure that would charge home and […]

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Rodney Hooker

Rodney left us on May 8th, 2018 after battling cancer for several years. Rodney was larger than life, who loved hunting and the outdoors. He had a unique wit and way of cutting to the heart of things and had a deep appreciation for Lone Star Beer. He gave everything for the alarm industry in […]

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The Story Behind Recently Signed Maryland Legislation

By: Brad Shipp In a recent press release the Security Industry Association sought to take credit for the adoption of Maryland legislation. In a recent ESA Blog Chris Heaton – Vice President for Advocacy and Public Affairs implied that the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) and Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (MDBFAA) had not […]

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Fire alarm individual licenses, firm renewals available online

All fire alarm individual licenses and firm registration renewals are now av­­ailable online on the Sircon website. If you need to update your address, please submit the company or individual form and $20 fee to SFMO seven days before renewing online. Branch offices will be renewed at the same time. If you have closed a […]

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FARA & NESA Release NEW Video Verification Standard

The new standard was developed jointly by the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) and the National Electronic Security Alliance (NESA). The standard covers: Definitions, Central Station/Monitoring Facility Procedures, Video Quality & Storage, Installation and User Responsibilities. FARA & NESA hope to provide guidance for the responsible and effective use of video to attempt to verify […]

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