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Billings places fine on commercial property owners with too many false police and fire alarms

Billings places fine on commercial property owners with too many false police and fire alarms

Every year, Billings police officers and firefighters respond to thousands of false alarms for fire and burglary, mostly triggered by commercial business security systems. On Monday, the Billings City Council hoped to damper the false alarms by approving an ordinance that placed $250 fine on the property owner's third false alarm.
Court nixes Cincinnati’s burglar alarm fee, says it could have the ‘chilling effect’ of deterring people from protecting themselves

Court nixes Cincinnati’s burglar alarm fee, says it could have the ‘chilling effect’ of deterring people from protecting themselves

"Instead of promoting the public health and welfare, the assessments, as currently written, may have a chilling effect in that it deters citizens from utilizing alarm systems to protect themselves, their homes, and their property," wrote Judge Marilyn Zayas in a concurring decision.
Rimbey RCMP report increase in false alarm occurrences

Rimbey RCMP report increase in false alarm occurrences

Rimbey RCMP say they are experiencing a significant increase in false alarm occurrences recently.
False alarm calls affecting first responders, community

False alarm calls affecting first responders, community

False alarm calls are huge problems across many departments that ultimately affect you. These calls take time and resources away from people who are in danger.

FARA Industry News

Inside the money-soaked mirage of summer sales

Inside the money-soaked mirage of summer sales

Ventures into pest control or home security can be lucrative — or ruinous.
Can Surveillance Cameras Legally Record a Neighbor’s House?

Can Surveillance Cameras Legally Record a Neighbor’s House?

In a nutshell, the integrator can install the surveillance cameras but should avoid discussing the lawfulness of the installation with the client.
How Pro AV Integrators Are Handling Vaccination Requirements

How Pro AV Integrators Are Handling Vaccination Requirements

We asked three integration firms how they are handling COVID vaccinations for employees, and there is no consensus.
11.29.21 NESA National Monitor

11.29.21 NESA National Monitor

Public Safety Updates MT: Billings places fine on commercial property owners with too ...11.22.21 - KTVQ ...

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