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This Weeks FARA News

Sandy Springs Police: Alarm calls are down 32% since the true verification ordinance was enacted

Sandy Springs Police: Alarm calls are down 32% since the true verification ordinance was enacted

Sandy Springs Police: Alarm calls are down 32% since the true verification ordinance was enacted ... In the 4½ months since the city of Sandy Springs' amended false alarm ordinance took effect, the burden false alarm calls have placed on ... Some suspects have been corralled thanks to true verification.
An app that can detect distress speech and trigger SOS

An app that can detect distress speech and trigger SOS

An app that can detect distress speech and trigger SOS ... Just imagine a smartphone app that can 'listen' to distress calls and automatically ...
Cincinnati implements Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) for faster, more accurate emergency alarm response

Cincinnati implements Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) for faster, more accurate emergency alarm response

City joins the rest of Hamilton County in providing improved emergency response to its citizens
Phoenix Police Spend Thousands Of Hours On False Alarms

Phoenix Police Spend Thousands Of Hours On False Alarms

Last year, Phoenix police responded to 48,256 alarm calls. Of those, 986 involved a crime. The Phoenix Police Department’s website says false alarms result in thousands of wasted hours annually.
CA: Eureka Police respond to 28% more incidents during power …

CA: Eureka Police respond to 28% more incidents during power …

Eureka Police respond to 28% more incidents during power outage. ... In actuality, during the 24-hour period of the power shutdown, there was an increase of false alarms, police said.
Kenmore updates outdated false alarm code

Kenmore updates outdated false alarm code

The Kenmore City Council recently approved an ordinance that updates how police respond to false alarms.
FL: Charlotte County Sheriffs implements Automated Secure …

FL: Charlotte County Sheriffs implements Automated Secure …

Charlotte County wants to improve accuracy and speed when it comes to emergency responses.
A 25-year oversight left some off the hook for alarm system …

A 25-year oversight left some off the hook for alarm system …

Residents and businesses in Marathon County received a letter early this month about the alarm system permit ordinance the county has had on the books for decades.

FARA Industry News

5 Reasons Veterans Are a Perfect Fit for the Security Industry

5 Reasons Veterans Are a Perfect Fit for the Security Industry

Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones explains how veterans entering the workforce already have identifiable skills that can be transferred to the physical security world.
Researchers Find Smart Speakers Can Be Hacked With The Aid of a Laser Pointer

Researchers Find Smart Speakers Can Be Hacked With The Aid of a Laser Pointer

While it may sound like something from a Sci-Fi novel, researchers have discovered that laser pointers can be used to send malicious commands to common smart speakers.
Alexa, delete what I just said! Here’s how to keep Amazon from listening in

Alexa, delete what I just said! Here’s how to keep Amazon from listening in

Delete your voice recordings and stop sharing them with Apple, Google and Amazon.
Ring doorbells had vulnerability leaking Wi-Fi login info, researchers find

Ring doorbells had vulnerability leaking Wi-Fi login info, researchers find

Amazon's video doorbell sees who's at your doorstep. For months, anyone on its open network could have seen your username and password.
11-11-19 NESA Monitor

11-11-19 NESA Monitor

Public Safety Updates GA: CPD and fire dept. propose fines for false alarms 11.5.19 - WTVM ...

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