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Alarm Companies purchased by Brinks

Alarm Companies purchased by Brinks

These are alarm companies that were purchased by Brinks, courtesy of Sue Smeltzer of Greenville (NC) Police Department
North Carolina County Latest to Implement ASAP to PSAP Service

North Carolina County Latest to Implement ASAP to PSAP Service

Vector Security assisted with implementation of ASAP-to-PSAP in Wake County, N.C., by helping to conduct extensive testing prior to the system going live.
Greenville SC leaders seek solutions to false alarm problem

Greenville SC leaders seek solutions to false alarm problem

The city is considering passing a new ordinance to address the problem, next year. The current ordinance from 2018 focuses on the alarm user, who must register their system and is fined directly for violations. While the city requires alarm companies to tell users about the ordinance, companies aren't fined for repeated false activations. That could change.
Live camera feeds at Flagler sheriff’s office catch criminals, deliver help

Live camera feeds at Flagler sheriff’s office catch criminals, deliver help

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office now has access to hundreds of cameras around the county, all feeding live into the new Real Time Crime Center at the sheriff’s office headquarters. Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services Division Chief Paul Bovino said the video feeds come from schools, intersections, beaches, parks, license plate readers, doorbell cameras and even home and business surveillance systems.

FARA Industry News

News From NFPA: What Is Causing False Fire Alarm Activations?

News From NFPA: What Is Causing False Fire Alarm Activations?

Nuisance alarms are caused by a variety of things but in nearly all cases, these can be traced back to improper detector type (the designer selected the wrong type of detector); installation (the detector is installed in the wrong location or wiring is an issue); inspection (lack of inspection); testing (testing does ...
How Verification Tech is Revolutionizing Alarm Response

How Verification Tech is Revolutionizing Alarm Response

Using video and audio to verify intrusion alarms is gaining momentum. Leadership of the Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) explains how smarter technology is slashing false dispatches and optimizing law enforcement response.
Google discontinues its Google Nest Secure alarm system

Google discontinues its Google Nest Secure alarm system

Google has discontinued its Google Nest Secure alarm system, the company first confirmed to Android Police. And sure enough, if you visit the Nest Secure's page on the Google Store right now, there's a big button right at the top that says the product is no longer available.
10-26-20 NESA Monitor

10-26-20 NESA Monitor

Industry News PPVAR Roundtable Explains Path to Beating Back False ...10.20 - SSI — In this edition of ...

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