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Public Safety Updates

  • N.C. couple makes 6,200 9-1-1 calls in a decade
    11.28.23 – WGHP-TV (High Point, N.C.) – Michael and Laura Haithcock of Greensboro, N.C., have called 9-1-1 6,200 times since 2004, costing taxpayers $2 million, and now each faces four counts of misusing the 9-1-1 system. The county is working with local agencies to create an adult welfare team to identify people who may need nonemergency assistance.

Featured Articles

  • These are Considered the Safest and Most Dangerous States in the U.S.
    11.27.23 – SSI – D. Craig MacCormack – WalletHub ranks the safest and most dangerous states using 52 key indicators, including personal, residential, financial, roads and more.
  • A Future in the Clouds
    11.29.23 – Security Today – By Kevin Seo – The cloud has become a pervasive term in everyone’s daily work and personal lives – from the explosion of content available on Internet streaming services to remote learning to social interactions. Everyone is living cloud-based lives.
  • Secure Your Home During the Holidays
    11.27.23 – Security Today – By Patrick V. Fiel Sr. – The most wonderful time of the year can easily transform into a nightmare. Being vigilant, while still enjoying the holiday season, is possible. The holiday season is the perfect time to start implementing security measures to protect one’s home and ensure security while out and about.

Business Tips

  • Tech Talk: Holiday Gifts for the Tech Enthusiasts in Your Life
    11.29.23 – SSI – Bob Dolph – Highlighting some tech-related gifts that are most likely to put a big smile on the faces of even the toughest person to find something unique for.
  • 3 Tips for Assessing Your Product Lines for 2024
    11.27.23 – SSI – Lew Brown – Installation metrics is a great benchmark, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. It’s time to take a closer look at your product mix.
  • AI on the Edge
    11.30.23 – Security Today – By Adam Lowenstein – Discussions about the merits (or misgivings) around AI (artificial intelligence) are everywhere. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find an article or product literature without mention of it in our industry. If you’re not using AI by now in some capacity, congratulations may be in order since most people are using it in some form daily even without realizing it.
  • Security Entrances Move to Center Stage
    11.30.23 – Security Today – By Amanda Powell – Most organizations want to show a friendly face to the public. In today’s world, however, the need to keep people safe and secure has become a prime directive when designing and building facilities of all kinds. Fortunately, there is no need to construct a fortress-like entry that provides that high level of security. Today’s secured entry solutions make it possible to create a welcoming, attractive look and feel at the entry without compromising security. It is for this reason that security entrances have moved to the mainstream.
  • A Variety of Features
    11.29.23 – Security Today – By Chris Meiter – In today’s world, the video management space encompasses a variety of features that are being influenced by market conditions and associated risks. Beyond the traditional, but still valuable, personnel and property security, and asset protection, organizations are leveraging their video management platforms across many departments to gain business intelligence.
  • Shaping the Industry
    11.27.23 – Security Today – By Robert Martens – Access control solutions are undergoing a rapid evolution, accompanied by the emergence of transformative trends that are revolutionizing the management of security and access across diverse spaces such as homes, offices, and institutions.

Life Safety

  • CA: Gridley residents flee from flue fire thanks to functional smoke …
    12.2.23 – KRCR – GRIDLEY, CALIF. – The lives of Gridley residents were saved by their smoke alarm on Saturday morning, according to Cal Fire. The Cal Fire Butte Unit says they received reports of a structure fire in Gridley on Saturday morning. Upon arrival, they reportedly found the fire burning in the chimney flue.
  • MN: Cat turned on stove, resulting in Edina kitchen fire
    12.2.23 – Bring Me The News – Officials have determined that two recent Edina kitchen fires were accidents both caused by stove burners being accidentally turned or left on – one of them by a cat.
  • QC: Montreal family speaks out after fire kills beloved dog when …
    11.27.23 – Global News – A family in Montreal’s Pointe-Claire suburb has the lost their home and beloved dog due to a devastating fire. Family members are outraged that their security system failed to detect and inform the fire department when the blaze started, despite having an active account.


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