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6-3-18 Weekly News

Texas News

  • ADI – Austin, TX  Expo – Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    TBFAA will offer the National Electrical Code (NEC) Low Voltage Update. Taught by – Kelly Ryan, TBFAA President  this course will meet the Texas DPS state licensing requirement for an update on the National Electrical Code (NEC). Learn how the NEC applies to low voltage systems. Review requirements for panel accessibility, connections, protection of wiring, grounding, plenums, risers, & more.

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Industry News

  • Amherst Alarm Acquires Eastern States Sentinel Alarm 
    5.30.18 – SDM – Amherst Alarm announced it has acquired Eastern States Sentinel Alarm Services of West Seneca, N.Y., stating the merger of the two companies’ operations will be effective immediately.
  • Whisker Labs’ AI-Driven Ting Could be Huge Breakthrough in Fire Prevention
    5.30.18 – CEPro – Exploiting Whisker Labs’ machine-learning heritage, the Ting IoT device plugs into any wall outlet, detecting electromagnet anomalies across the entire electrical network, and warning homeowners of potential arcs and faults that could lead to dangerous fires.
  • Alarm.com Adds Direct Emergency Connection Feature to Mobile App
    6.1.18 – SSI – The new Smart Signal feature directly connects a user to their monitoring station to verify an alarm event, cancel a false alarm or trigger a panic alert.
  • ADS makes second buy in Miss. this month
    5.30.18 – SSN – Nashville, TN – ADS Security, a regional security and automation company headquartered here, made its second buy in Mississippi this month with the completed acquisition of approximately 1,400 customer accounts of Alarm One Inc. in Columbus. The newly acquired accounts will be serviced by ADS Security’s existing branch in Columbus.

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
NCHB01064
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Req. Implementation of Text/SMS 911 for PSAPs.
Status: 06/01/2018 : Ref To Com On Appropriations on 06/01/2018
History

State & National News

  • U.S. gains 223,000 jobs, unemployment at 18-year low of 3.8 percent
    6.1.18 – Associated Press – U.S. employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in April.
  • 7 Sneaky Ways Burglars Can Break into Your House
    5.14.18 – MSN – Most of the time, they’re not ‘breaking’ in at all – ‘Most burglars aren’t using ladders or ropes or digging holes to get into your home,’ says Emily Patterson, a home security expert for ASecureLife.com. According to her research, an overwhelming majority of burglars enter homes through the doors and windows. Thirty-four percent use the front door, while 22 percent get in through the back door. Twenty-three percent use first-floor windows.
  • Controversial Fox Valley Shooting Range could open in a month …
    6.2.18 – Chicago Tribune – The building will have more than 50 closed-circuit cameras that Elgin police will be able to access in real time and an alarm system connected to the police …
  • Mandatory 10-digit dial goes into effect for Central Coast
    6.3.18 – KSBY San Luis Obispo News – This will affect fax machines, call forwarding, alarm and gate systems, and even emergency dispatch systems. Calls to 911 will not change. The current 805 area …

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