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This Weeks FARA News

8-Year Anniversary of Las Cruces Alarm Ordinance Shows Big Decrease in False Alarms

8-Year Anniversary of Las Cruces Alarm Ordinance Shows Big Decrease in False Alarms

The City of Las Cruces Alarm Systems Ordinance has now been in effect for eight years and has seen a 59 percent decrease in false alarm calls that place an unnecessary burden on first responders and taxpayers.
Nashville blast impacts Alabama 9-1-1, retailers, cell customers

Nashville blast impacts Alabama 9-1-1, retailers, cell customers

The Christmas Day explosion in downtown Nashville has caused a ripple effect as far south as Birmingham, Alabama. The T-Mobile cell service company said on Twitter that service disruptions include Alabama, Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, and Atlanta. ...
FARA Reorganizes to Enhance Mission

FARA Reorganizes to Enhance Mission

Three Chapters to Encourage Involvement - Committees Re-Focused
Bar owner questions why Calgary police didn’t respond to attempted break-in

Bar owner questions why Calgary police didn’t respond to attempted break-in

A Calgary bar owner is questioning why police didn't respond to an attempted break-in early Sunday morning. Kenan Poskovic, the owner of Brickwell Taphouse, said he was woken up just after 4 a.m., by his alarm company calling him to say the sensor at the back door of the bar had been set off.
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.

FARA Industry News

Capitol siege a security failure on multiple levels

Capitol siege a security failure on multiple levels

Experts weigh in on what went wrong and what needs to be to be done to prevent similar breaches
The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2021

The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2021

It’s useful when looking forward to first look backward: hindsight has a wonderful way of providing context for future-gazing activity.
FBI Issues Warning on Increased ‘Swatting’ Attacks Using Smart Home Devices

FBI Issues Warning on Increased ‘Swatting’ Attacks Using Smart Home Devices

The FBI has released a public service announcement detailing the the harms of ‘swatting’ and its impact on smart home owners.
1.11.21 NESA National Monitor

1.11.21 NESA National Monitor

Public Safety Updates NM: 8-Year Anniversary of Las Cruces Alarm Ordinance Shows ...1.5.21 - The City ...

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