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This Weeks FARA News

Sandy Springs to require alarm verification within 24 hours, not immediately

Sandy Springs to require alarm verification within 24 hours, not immediately

Sandy Springs to require alarm verification within 24 hours, not immediately. The City Council approved the change to its alarm ordinance less than a month from the controversial verification requirement taking effect.
FARA Symposium Concludes In Tampa

FARA Symposium Concludes In Tampa

The FARA International Training Symposium wrapped up on Thursday May 9th with close to 60 attending. A full ...
Bradley County, Tenn., Becomes 50th Jurisdiction to Adopt ASAP-to …

Bradley County, Tenn., Becomes 50th Jurisdiction to Adopt ASAP-to …

Bradley County, Tenn., has become the 50th public safety answering point (PSAP) in the nation to go live with Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP).
LegisBrief: Deploying next generation 911

LegisBrief: Deploying next generation 911

For more than 50 years, the 911 emergency system has been the primary resource for the public to contact during emergencies. As mobile use and internet protocol (IP) have become standard forms of communication, the original 911 system and its outdated technology has become less effective, prompting lawmakers to work on bringing 911 technology up to date.
Alarms Systems & Apartments Bulletin

Alarms Systems & Apartments Bulletin

Apartments and multi-unit buildings create special false alarm challenges for public safety. FARA offers training materials to help your alarm users resolve those issues.
Police silence on break-in sensor raises (false) alarm

Police silence on break-in sensor raises (false) alarm

Niagara, Toronto and London burglar alarm policy requires ‘verification’ before police respond. With 95% rate of false alarms in Hamilton, a policy change is under review, There are better messages to get than the one telling you your security system is suddenly not so secure.
New software helps first responders get to you faster

New software helps first responders get to you faster

 Normally, when a home or fire alarm goes off, it goes to the alarm company's call center. That call center then contacts dispatch, and then, first responders are sent to the location. Those extra minutes could be wasting precious time.
KS: False alarm calls decrease for police due to ordinance

KS: False alarm calls decrease for police due to ordinance

1.12.19 - Salina Journal- Salina police officers are spending less time answering false alarm calls, thanks to ...

FARA Industry News

Enhanced Man Down/Lone Worker detection devices from Industrial Scientific

Enhanced Man Down/Lone Worker detection devices from Industrial Scientific

Man Alone/Lone Worker devices deploy communication and precise employee positioning technologies for every scenario. ... trigger an audible, visual and vibration alarm back to out to a monitoring station, to a cell through text or email notifications, or directly to emergency services.”.
Best Buy extends reach into booming health care market with GreatCall

Best Buy extends reach into booming health care market with GreatCall

As the nation ages, technology holds promise to help older adults stay in their homes longer and relieve some stress on family members concerned with their safety. The demographics also present enormous business opportunities, which is why Best Buy Co. Inc. spent $800 million in cash in October to purchase GreatCall.
Deceptive door-to-door solicitor targets Lafayette woman, credit score drops

Deceptive door-to-door solicitor targets Lafayette woman, credit score drops

 An Acadiana woman is speaking out after deceptive door-to-door alarm solicitors targeted her and other residents in her neighborhood. Lynn Gorencel says a man knocked on her door claiming to be an ADT salesperson. As News Ten found out, he wasn't.
East Metro Area Crime Center unveiled, used for intelligence-led policing

East Metro Area Crime Center unveiled, used for intelligence-led policing

In the event there an alarm is set off at a bank, officer who are responding will be able to have live information about what's going on. They will also offer banks to set up live feeds to the center.
Burglars Are Cutting Jewelry Stores’ Power Lines to Disable Alarms

Burglars Are Cutting Jewelry Stores’ Power Lines to Disable Alarms

It’s happened more than 30 times across the country. -The Jewelers' Security Alliance reports that there's been a nationwide pattern of burglars cutting jewelry stores' power lines in order to disable alarm systems.
Kidde’s New Smoke Alarm Designed to Reduce Cooking Nuisance Alarms

Kidde’s New Smoke Alarm Designed to Reduce Cooking Nuisance Alarms

The new Kidde smoke alarms are said to be the first to meet the new UL 217 safety standard for distinguishing real fires from harmless smoke.
Occupational licensing executive order tracking

Occupational licensing executive order tracking

This table includes a list of occupational licensing related executive orders that governors have signed since 2016. Here you can find the title of each executive order, the year it was signed, a link to the original text, and keywords that indicate the type of action that the order mandates.
5-27-19 NESA Monitor

5-27-19 NESA Monitor

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