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Featured Articles

  • Dallas switching to online reporting for non emergencies
    6-20-23 – KDFW – The Dallas Police Department is instructing residents to report nonemergency needs such as vehicle burglaries, accidents and child custody issues online instead of calling 9-1-1. Police Chief Eddie Garcia said the number of emergency calls has increased and online reporting will save the department the equivalent of 51,000 patrol hours.
  • AI system answers nonemergency calls in Portland, Ore.
    6.20.23 – KPTV – Officials in Portland, Ore., are testing a new system that uses artificial intelligence to respond to nonemergency calls, with the goal of decreasing response times. Nearly a third of the over 1 million calls the city’s Bureau of Emergency Communications received in 2022 were taken on nonemergency or administrative lines.
  • How AI-Supported Gun Detection Changed School Safety
    6.20.23 – SSI – Security integrators must address these considerations when vetting artificial intelligence (AI) technology for gun detection.

Business Tips

  • The generational divide between older and younger employees
    5.8.23  – SHRM – As Erica Lasan sees it, tensions are growing between Baby Boomer and Generation Z workers — and conflicting perspectives on work are to blame. Lasan, a business consultant and career coach based in New York City, explained that many older workers were brought up to believe that employment is a privilege, with the “first one in, last one out” mantra driving their work ethic and being the key to securing their next promotion.
  • Study: Construction of single-family rental homes surges
    6.5.23  – Multifamily Dive (6/5)  A RentCafe study shows construction of single-family rental homes jumped 47% year over year in 2022 and reached a record high. The total of 14,500-plus homes is more than twice the pre-pandemic pace of homebuilding, with growth spurred by pandemic-related lifestyle changes, as well as elevated interest rates and housing prices, the study shows.
  • Guns, crime rise on list of top problems in US: Gallup
    The Hill – The number of Americans listing guns and crime as the top issue facing the U.S. has increased, according to a new Gallup poll. Seven percent in the poll said guns and gun control was the top issue facing America, while 6% said the same about crime and violence.
  • Why Integrators Should Offer Surge Protection
    6.19.23 – Security Today – By Dave Carzoli – Picture this – you have just completed a relatively large security system installation for a new enterprise client. The cost of this new system was well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, representing a significant investment for both you and the deploying organization. But less than a month after install, the customer calls you upset and in a panic.

Fire – Life Safety News

  • Smoke alarms alert residents to afternoon fire –
    6.12.23 – Town of Ajax – One of the occupants explained they were napping with their child when they were awoken by the sound of the smoke alarms. They thought it was a false alarm from someone cooking. The alarm continued to sound, and the resident took action when they heard the other family members yelling.

Crime News

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