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This Weeks News

Lost alarm signal enabled burglars to search couple’s home for four … 8.9.18 – Southeast Texas Record – Houston – A Harris County couple is pursuing legal action against Central Security Group-Nationwide, Inc. after their home was allegedly burglarized.

8.9.18 - Southeast Texas Record - Houston - A Harris County couple is pursuing legal action against Central Security Group-Nationwide, Inc. after their home was allegedly burglarized. In a lawsuit filed on Aug. 8 in the Harris County 234th District Court, Ana and Jose...

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8.13.18 Weekly News

Door to Door Sales Home Alarm Sales Account for Major Source of Consumer Complaints ... 8.9.18 - Security Sales & Integration - Lake Tahoe, Nevada — Alarm sales scams emerged as a major area of consumer grievance last year, according to the Consumer Federation of...

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Business Tips

How & Why Ener-Tel’s New Owner Is Growing Its Footprint

8.6.18 – SDM - Karyn Hodgson When integrator Ener-Tel was purchased — by one of its customers — it started down a path of expansion. Ener-Tel recently changed locations, moving from an industrial part of the city to one of the highest traffic areas in San Angelo in...

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How to Make Your Customers Feel Valued

8.11.18 - Entrepreneur - Ceren Cubukcu When your customers feel valued, they stay loyal to your business. Image credit: Shutterstock This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog When your customers feel valued, they stay loyal to your business. Loyal...

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Leading Central Stations Talk RMR, MIY Systems and More

8.6.18 - Security Sales & Integration -  Scott Goldfine Wholesale monitoring providers share the new products and services they are utilizing to strengthen the industry’s foundation of alarm signal transmission and response. Affiliated Monitoring’s UL-Listed, TMA Five...

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State & Affiliate News

FARA News

FARA Members NMC & COPS Receive Marvel Awards

NMC’s Proactive Video Monitoring Earns It Inaugural Marvel Award 10.18 - Security Sales & Integration - NMC has been among the first to use video technology to tie video verification to an alarm in an intrusion/reaction model that records criminal activity. COPS...

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Door To Door Sales Beware Of Potential Fraud

8.12.18 FARA  If the “summer sales” phenomenon has not occurred in your community, it is most likely not far away. Some use ethical sales practices, but many do not. Various state, provincial and local officials have filed suit and/or entered into settlement...

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May 7 to May 9, 2019 Tuesday 5-7-19 – Classes Wednesday 5-8-19 – Classes Thursday 5-9-19 – Classes Hotel registration info and a full symposium packet coming soon.   Host Hotel – Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore 5303 West Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, Florida  33609...

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Arkansas News

Effort to tighten Arkansas term limits OK’d for ballot

By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press - Aug 3, 2018 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A proposal to cap lawmakers' total time in the Arkansas Legislature to 10 years was approved for the November ballot on Friday, sending voters a measure that if approved would impose the...

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Kansas News

Topeka City Council to discuss fines for false fire alarms

4.29.18 - cjonline.com - The Topeka Fire Department has asked city council members to consider fining businesses, apartment buildings and other facilities that see repeated false fire alarms due to poor maintenance or inspection. Council members plan to discuss but...

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Maryland News

MDBFAA Apprenticeship Program Starts in October

The state approved apprenticeship program for Security and Fire Alarm Installers will begin in October. Under the program, participating employers will hire apprentices who will earn agreed upon raises as they complete program benchmarks. Students will participate in...

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Oklahoma News

OKBFAA Sixth Annual Golf Tournament

Aug 1, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – Lincoln Park Golf Course 4001 NE Grand Blvd Oklahoma City, OK 73111 – 405-424-1421 Please join us at the SIXTH annual OKBFAA Golf Tournament. Each company (OKBFAA Member) gets their first team FREE (first come, first serve)....

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Texas News

How & Why Ener-Tel’s New Owner Is Growing Its Footprint

8.6.18 – SDM - Karyn Hodgson When integrator Ener-Tel was purchased — by one of its customers — it started down a path of expansion. Ener-Tel recently changed locations, moving from an industrial part of the city to one of the highest traffic areas in San Angelo in...

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Hidalgo County seeing increase in house fires

by Sydney Hernandez, CBS 4 News - Monday, August 6th 2018 Hidalgo County has seen several house fires in the last two weeks. Two of those were fatal, leaving four people dead in Mission and McAllen Fire experts say some of them could have been prevented with a simple...

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Hieu Nguyen Wins TBFAA Scholarship

The TBFAA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Hieu Nguyen, the winner of the HGCAA Chapter Scholarship has also been selected to receive the 2018 TBFAA Scholarship.  Hieu is the son of Truc Nguyen, a Lieutenant in the Houston Police Department.  He...

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