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  • Why Your AV Business Sales Management Needs to be Like ‘Nurse Ratched’
    10.20.18 – CI – She may have been tough, but this classic character from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” would run sales management pretty well for your AV business.
  • Wholesale Monitoring and the Quest for RMR
    10.16.18 – SecurityInfoWatch – Offering remote alarm and event monitoring – particularly for video-based events focusing on intrusion detection or prevention – through a partnership with a …
  • PERS: A Guide to Evolving Personal Emergency Response Systems
    10.19.18 – SSI – How device makers and platform providers, as well as advances in cellular wireless technology have accelerated the uses and benefits of PERS and mPERS.
  • Apartment Renters Place High Value on Security Amenities
    10.19.18 – SSI – Security dealers would be wise to study the opportunities to provide their services, including smart home amenities, to the growing population of apartment dwellers
  • Feeding the Growing Appetite for Video Surveillance Data
    10.15.18 – SDM – Historically, storage has been a challenge for video system designers and installers, with requirements rising along with camera resolutions. The addition of big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), integrated …
  • PTZs: Valuable Tool or Obsolete Technology?
    9.28.18 – SDM – Recently, some research and anecdotal evidence have suggested a decline in the use of pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras compared with fixed megapixel cameras, which seems on its face to make sense. …
  • How a Hybrid DIY Model Puts Security Dealers on Firm Footing
    10.19.18 – SSI – If you want to grow you are going to have to come up with a viable offering in the DIY space. What we have seen, which is becoming more popular, is a hybrid model from the end-user perspective. We call it Dealer DIY. That is where a professional dealer provides the installation, has the local presence and other customer-centric offerings, and they couple these with a DIY solution.

Fire & EMS News

  • CT: Shelton Fire Department Weekly Calls
    10.15.18 – Valley Independent Sentinel – #3 responded to the Shelton Intermediate School for a fire alarm activation. There was no fire. An engine responded. On 10/10/18 at 6:32 am the Huntington Co.
  • IL: Police Notes & Week in Review – 10/17/18
    10.17.18 – Xavier Newswire – Oct. 12, 12:13 a.m. – Xavier Police, Cincinnati Fire, Physical Plant and Residence Life responded to Brockman Hall for a fire alarm. The system was reset.
  • LA: Fire alarm goes off at Thibodaux STEM
    10.16.18 – KATC Lafayette News – An electrical socket shorted out at David Thibodaux STEM this morning, setting off the fire alarm. The fire department came to check everything out, and …
  • MA: Cohasset police log, Oct. 8-14
    10.20.18 – Wicked Local – 6:40 p.m.: A carbon monoxide alarm was reported at a residence. Firefighters reported zero readings in the house….
  • MA: Rochester Police Log: Oct. 7-13
    10.20.18 – Wicked Local – 10:37 a.m.: A fire alarm was reported at a residence…
  • MN: Brainerd firefighters respond
    10.16.18 – Brainerd Dispatch – At 2 p.m. Friday, firefighters were called to Woodland Good Samaritan for a fire alarm. Upon investigation, it was determined to be a …
  • NH: Fire Mutual Aid log, Oct. 16, 2018
    10.16.18 – The Keene Sentinel – 1:56 a.m., Richmond Fire Department, fire alarm. 8:48 a.m., Keene Fire Department, fire alarm. 10:50 a.m. …
  • NH: Fire Mutual Aid log, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
    10.21.18 – The Keene Sentinel – 5:11 p.m., Rindge Fire Department, fire alarm. 5:27 p.m., Jaffrey … 10:04 p.m., Bellows Falls Fire Department, fire alarm.
  • TN: Police/Fire reports for 10/18/18
    10.19.18 – Columbia Daily Herald – 6:35 a.m., Alarm system activation, no fire – unintentional.
  • WA: Smoke alarm saves man and dog as fire destroys Poulsbo home
    10.16.18 – KOMO News – A smoke alarm is being credited with saving a man and his dog from a … The man had been sleeping inside when the smoke alarm went off, allowing him to …

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