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  • NY: Cutting Down of False Fire Alarms at Kennedy Plaza Apartments
    1.26.24 – WKTV – They’ve installed six of the secured alarm boxes, on the floors where most of the false alarms are being pulled. Fire officials and complex management hope this will cut down on people pulling the fire alarms for no reason because every alarm here brings a huge response of people who can’t respond anywhere else.
  • Home Smoke Alarms – Washington State Patrol
    1.25.24 – Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office – In 2022, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reported that approximately 89 percent of reported fire fatalities occurred in locations where smoke alarms should have been installed. Working smoke alarms save lives, and smoke alarms should be installed and maintained in every home.
  • Ring Eliminates Police, Government Access to Neighbors App Content
    1.26.24 – SSI – Bob Archer – Ring states that it is eliminating its Request for Assistance (RFA) tool from its Neighbors App, and going forward, police, and other government agencies will have to file formal legal requests to obtain video captured by Amazon Ring products.

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