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Sales tax revenues fluctuate during COVID-19

Sales tax revenues fluctuate during COVID-19

Shutdowns, stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions have negatively impacted sales tax revenue for many counties. However, other counties have experienced the opposite effect and have seen many individuals spending money in communities like never before.
911 dispatchers working through added stressors of COVID-19 (TX)

911 dispatchers working through added stressors of COVID-19 (TX)

Lubbock County 911 dispatchers have all hands on deck to serve the community during these uncertain times of COVID-19. As the first to respond to any emergency dispatchers are learning to adhere to new protocols in order to account for calls concerning the virus. Jessica Ramos has served as a dispatcher for 9 years and says 2020 has been the most chaotic…
ASAP Is Moving From Dedicated Server Hardware to the Cloud – Here’s What It Means

ASAP Is Moving From Dedicated Server Hardware to the Cloud – Here’s What It Means

While ASAP already provides tremendous value, a technology refresh is underway to lay the foundation for future innovation that will add even more value to the service.
Alarm Companies purchased by Brinks

Alarm Companies purchased by Brinks

These are alarm companies that were purchased by Brinks, courtesy of Sue Smeltzer of Greenville (NC) Police Department

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How Central Stations Repeatedly Demonstrate Dependability

How Central Stations Repeatedly Demonstrate Dependability

While Internet providers and even 911 centers experience occasional outages, central stations have become virtually indestructible thanks to strong foundations.
Masks, Plexiglass on Tap for Upcoming Legislative Sessions

Masks, Plexiglass on Tap for Upcoming Legislative Sessions

The coronavirus is raging out of control in many parts of the country, and most state legislatures will reconvene in a few short months. To do it safely, they are weighing a variety of potential changes, ...
Zigbee Alliance Looks to Create New Wireless Standard for Commercial Markets

Zigbee Alliance Looks to Create New Wireless Standard for Commercial Markets

As part of its Project Connected Home over IP initiative, the Zigbee Alliance plans to launch a new connectivity standard targeted at the resimercial and commercial markets.
11-23-20 NESA Monitor

11-23-20 NESA Monitor

Public Safety Updates FL: Panama City Beach Florida sets penalties for false alarms11.18.20 - According ...

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