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ND-SB2359 Regulation of electricians and power limited technicians
MD-SB0438 Security Systems Technicians – Sunset Extension

State & National News

  • Rob Gronkowski Beefing Up Home Security … After Last SB Burglary
    1.28.19 – TMZ- Chris says the reason Rob’s Boston-area pad was broken into last year was because some of Gronk’s roommates forgot to set the alarm. But, Chris tells us that …
  • All red or all blue, state legislatures run to partisan sides
    1.28.19 – NY Times – The New York Times – Republicans continue to hold majorities in most of the nation’s state capitals, as they have in recent years, but Democrats now control six new legislative chambers, including the Minnesota House of Representatives.
  • Regulations: Laws to Watch
    2.1.19 – CI – Integration firms, like it or not, are affected by regulations. They can create a competitive advantage by knowing as much as they can about pertinent building codes, safety rules, Davis-Bacon Act and other relevant regulations. Integrators can also avoid landing in legal hot water by knowing a thing or two about the law.
  • New software helps first responders get to you faster
    1.31.19 – KATV – Little Rock – Normally, when a home or fire alarm goes of, it goes to the alarm company’s call center. That call center then contacts dispatch, and …
  • OSHA Recordkeeping Rule 
    1.31.19 – NSBA – Last week, OSHA published a final rule eliminating the requirement for firms with 250 or more employees to electronically submit their log of work-related injuries.
  • Police: Beware of smoke alarm scam
    2.1.19 – Hawaii Tribune-Herald – Hawaii Island police are warning the public about scams involving phone calls to Hawaii residents in which the caller indicates it is “Fire Safety Month” and that …
  • Smoke alarms intended for city homes found melted
    2.1.19 – Fox Baltimore – Baltimore (WBFF) – Baltimore City Firefighters find melted smoke alarms intended to be installed in city homes. The problem is concerning enough that the …
  • Greenwood police raising alarm on scam
    2.1.19 – FOX Carolina – Greenwood, SC – Greenwood police warn scammers are spoofing the police department’s number and causing a ‘huge’ issue….
  • How to Cut False Alarms With Audio as a Secondary Verification Source
    2.2.19 – Security Sales & Integration – In 2015, I read the Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) best practices on audio verified alarms. While I found it a bit complicated to fully …
  • U.S. Cities With the Most and Least Property Crime
    1.31.19 – SSI – A new report looked at FBI crime data to determine the top 10 cities with the most and least property crime.

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