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Featured Articles

TCPA Impact on Monitoring Providers

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act may prohibit some methods of communication between alarm companies and customers Photo credit: Illustration: iStock 10.16.18 - SIW What is the number-one complaint heard by the FCC? Robocalls! Simply put, consumers hate them, and...

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Is the Future 5G?

10.16.18 - SIW If 20 years ago you asked a security practitioner or integrator about using IP-based networks and megapixel cameras, the response was probably a laugh and a shrug of the shoulders. Everyone was happy with CCTV systems. Analog was king. Business was...

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How Do Security AI Applications Learn?

10.15.18 – SSI AI is a massive buzzword in security, but how exactly does it work? Here’s an overview of learning techniques such as deep learning and reinforcement training to help you better understand. Much is made of artificial intelligence (AI) these days....

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This Weeks News

10.22.18 NESA Monitor

Public Safety Updates LA: First responders receive numerous false alarm calls in Jeff Davis Parish 10.18.18 - KATC Lafayette News - First responders are getting more false alarm calls in Jeff Davis Parish. According to the sheriff's office, only two calls out of 557...

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Business Tips

Feeding the Growing Appetite for Video Surveillance Data

Always considered an essential part of any video surveillance system, storage has become critically important in today’s connected, data-driven world.PHOTO COURTESY OF SALIENT SYSTEMS 10.15.18 – SDM Historically, storage has been a challenge for video system designers...

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Wholesale Monitoring and the Quest for RMR

10.16.18 - SecurityInfoWatch One way to grow your business is to scale up operations; however, eroding margins on surveillance hardware have left many integrators realizing that growth via simply doing more installs leaves them at a break-even at best. Offering remote...

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Apartment Renters Place High Value on Security Amenities

Demand for apartments is on the rise, with an estimated 4.6 million new apartment residences projected to be built nationally by 2030. 10.19.18 - SSI Security dealers would be wise to study the opportunities to provide their services, including smart home amenities,...

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State & Affiliate News

FARA News

2019 Tampa Symposium Packet Available

May 7 to May 9, 2019 Tuesday 5-7-19 – Classes Wednesday 5-8-19 – Classes Thursday 5-9-19 – Classes Download a full symposium packet   Host Hotel – Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore 5303 West Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, Florida  33609 Phone: 813-289-1950 ...

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More Info Available Every Week

Remember more information is available every week by clicking on the links at the top right corner of the page Click on a link below for: Legislative Reports Public Safety Updates FARA Believe It or Not Past...

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Arkansas News

Arkansas governor proposes paring 42 state agencies to 15

10.4.18 - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Aim is better delivery of services, he says Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday proposed a state government reorganization plan that would consolidate the 42 state agencies that report to him to 15. With about a month to go before the...

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Be on alert for alarm system scams

9.6.18 - Newton County Times - LITTLE ROCK Consumers should be on the alert for door-to-door sales people using scare tactics to sell home alarm systems. The Attorney General’s Office receives complaints against home alarm systems and monitoring services for...

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Kansas News

Kansas says federal tax law too complex for businesses

10.12.18- KSHB - Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas Department of Revenue said Friday they have extended the deadline for Kansas corporations to file returns, citing the complexities of legislation passed by Congress in 2017. The 30-day extension pushes the deadline back to...

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Maryland News

Clarifying New Maryland Law on Smoke Alarms

10-7-18 MDBFAA - Brad Shipp The 2018 Maryland General Assembly passed Senate Bill 728 to state that:  ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2018, A PERSON MAY NOT SELL A BATTERY OPERATED SMOKE ALARM IN THE STATE UNLESS THE SMOKE ALARM IS A SEALED, TAMPER RESISTANT UNIT INCORPORATING...

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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

Oklahoma City PD Contracts For Alarm Management

9.17.18 - NewsOK.com Police to address false alarms The police department will negotiate a contract with a software company, Superion, to handle alarm permits and collections for excessive false alarms. An investigation last year by The Oklahoman found that unpaid...

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Texas News

ADI Dallas Expo – 11-8-18

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Location: Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Lewisville Address: 785 SH 121 Bypass, Lewisville, TX 75067 Phone #: 972-459-4600 Your registration for the event can be completed in a few easy steps. Take a moment to click on the Expo Seminars tab...

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