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This Weeks FARA News

GA: 911 false alarm calls decline in Sandy Springs …

GA: 911 false alarm calls decline in Sandy Springs …

Sandy Springs Police said their new verification ordinance designed to cut down on false alarm calls has already caused a drastic decrease in calls.
ON: Waterloo Region police will adopt a Verified Alarm Response System

ON: Waterloo Region police will adopt a Verified Alarm Response System

Police will charge $170 for false alarms they respond to starting next year. Looking to reduce the number of “false alarms” in Waterloo Region, police will adopt a Verified Alarm Response System (VARP) to start the the new year..
GA: New program, ASAP, speeds up emergency response time

GA: New program, ASAP, speeds up emergency response time

New program, ASAP, speeds up emergency response time ... - You might start noticing faster response times from first responders. ... transmit alarm signals directly into the system at the 911 call center.
False alarm fine stuns Cape Coral new homeowner. Now, here’s what she owes

False alarm fine stuns Cape Coral new homeowner. Now, here’s what she owes

First-time homeowners are hit with a surprise bill. They said Cape Coral Police Dept. charged the for a false alarm on their new security system.
Minneapolis Family Files Lawsuit 2 Years After Police Officer Shot Dogs

Minneapolis Family Files Lawsuit 2 Years After Police Officer Shot Dogs

A family is suing the city of Minneapolis and the police department after an officer shot their two dogs in 2017.
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Metro homeowner shot at by officers during home alarm mix up says he doesn’t blame them at all

Metro homeowner shot at by officers during home alarm mix up says he doesn’t blame them at all

- In the chaos of late-night storms Monday, police ... by officers during home alarm mix up says he doesn't blame them at all.
Verification rule cuts down on false calls in Sandy Springs

Verification rule cuts down on false calls in Sandy Springs

Officials in Sandy Springs said a new ordinance designed to cut down on false alarm calls has already had an impact in just its first 60 days.

FARA Industry News

Solutions for false alarm reduction on display at GSX

Solutions for false alarm reduction on display at GSX

While alarms and monitoring generally takes a back seat to video surveillance, access control and other technologies at GSX, handling the ongoing false alarm issues that tend to plague the industry was still being discussed in Chicago.
3 Security Integration Trends Seen at GSX 2019 – Buildings

3 Security Integration Trends Seen at GSX 2019 – Buildings

Security technologies constantly push the boundaries of what’s possible, from sophisticated identification features on cameras to alarms that can detect hazardous chemicals.
How Will Home Automation Affect our Future?

How Will Home Automation Affect our Future?

 Home automation is proving to be an increasingly affordable and critical building application.
9.16.19 NESA Monitor

9.16.19 NESA Monitor

GA: Kennesaw police registering private security cameras and ... - GA: 911 false alarm calls decline in Sandy Springs .. - Solutions for false alarm reduction on display at GSX - Burglars Are Following You on Facebook – WSJ - Take These Surefire Steps to Elevate Customer Engagement

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