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This Weeks FARA News

SK: Melfort Fire Department no longer automatically responding to rural …

SK: Melfort Fire Department no longer automatically responding to rural …

The Melfort Fire Department is warning it will only respond to a fire alarm in a rural area if an emergency is confirmed by a witness or owner of the building.
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 ...
CryWolf False Alarm Management Users Conference – Monday, May 6, 2019

CryWolf False Alarm Management Users Conference – Monday, May 6, 2019

CentralSquare Technologies is hosting the 11th annual CryWolf Users Conference on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 1:00-5:30pm at the Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore in Tampa, Florida. 
False Alarms From Space

False Alarms From Space

Astronaut André Kuipers called 911 from the International Space Station, and it wasn’t to report an alien invasion, a George Clooney sighting, or even a fellow astronaut spoiling book endings. In fact, it was an accident—and it’s surprising that it doesn’t happen more often.

FARA Industry News

Bluetooth Takes Next Big Step in Becoming a Home-Automation ‘Standard’

Bluetooth Takes Next Big Step in Becoming a Home-Automation ‘Standard’

CEPro - Bluetooth Mesh vies to become next big home-automation standard with new Smart Home SIG and application-layer development, backed by Xiaomi, Alibaba and 60 other IoT companies.
Millions on prescription sleeping pills would sleep through a fire alarm

Millions on prescription sleeping pills would sleep through a fire alarm

In a trial of one of the main class of prescription sleeping pills, half the participants slept through a fire alarm as loud as someone vacuuming next to their bed.
CES Update

CES Update

Innovations in security tech from CES 2019 - At CES 2019, the CEO behind this life-saving fire detector is willing to ... - Alarm.com Reveals Emergency Signaling Function, Wellness Cam at ...
1-14-19 NESA Monitor

1-14-19 NESA Monitor

ETX police department warns public about alarm company claiming …- KS: False alarm calls decrease for police due to ordinance - CES Updates - Bluetooth Takes Next Big Step in Becoming a Home-Automation ‘Standard’

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