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This Weeks FARA News

Tinder to roll out panic alarm in app

Tinder to roll out panic alarm in app

Tinder to roll out panic alarm in app. The online dating service Tinder is making sure that its users are safe when they meet up using the app.
Use of Panic Buttons Grows 

Use of Panic Buttons Grows 

Panic button requirement approved by Sacramento officials 1.15.20 - KCRA - The Sacramento City Council approved a ...
Top Public Safety and Emergency Communications Trends in 2020

Top Public Safety and Emergency Communications Trends in 2020

Rave Mobile Safety CEO Todd Piett shares what he believes will be the biggest public safety and emergency communications trends in the coming year.
Smith County Changes Alarm Coordinator Role

Smith County Changes Alarm Coordinator Role

12.19.19- Tyler Telegraph - The Commissioners Court approved changes to the alarm coordinator position during ...
City of Pharr launches new 311 app for citizens

City of Pharr launches new 311 app for citizens

The city of Pharr is going high-tech to keep their citizens informed. The app, called Pharr 311, offers the ability for residents to make requests, ..
Changes Proposed To Residential And Business Alarm Permit Program

Changes Proposed To Residential And Business Alarm Permit Program

Santa Clara does great job explaining the benefits of their program changes
Changes in Tucson’s dispatch system reduce wait times for 911 callers

Changes in Tucson’s dispatch system reduce wait times for 911 callers

Since Tucson combined its police and fire communications centers in 2018, hold times for 911 calls to police have been cut by three-fourths.
City of South Fulton (Ga.) to Enforce False Alarm Ordinance in New Year

City of South Fulton (Ga.) to Enforce False Alarm Ordinance in New Year

The city council has voted to approve an ordinance that penalizes home and business owners for repeated nuisance alarms.

FARA Industry News

JCPD launches D.I.Y. Alarm Line, Non … – Johns Creek

JCPD launches D.I.Y. Alarm Line, Non … – Johns Creek

The Johns Creek Police Department launched two new phone ... a direct phone number for you to speak to a dispatcher and report the incident.
 Emergency dispatchers dealing with many mistake 911 calls

 Emergency dispatchers dealing with many mistake 911 calls

1.24.20 - WMTW - Click to watch video SCARBOROUGH, Maine  Calling 911 by accident happens more often than ...
Home surveillance systems changing landscape for investigations

Home surveillance systems changing landscape for investigations

Home surveillance systems changing landscape for investigations. Personal cameras are helping homeowners feel more secure in their homes in addition to helping the criminal justice system.
1.27.20 NESA Monitor

1.27.20 NESA Monitor

Public Safety Updates GA: JCPD launches D.I.Y. Alarm Line, Non ... - Johns Creek 1.22.20 - The Johns Creek ...

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