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This Weeks FARA News

Crime falls during pandemic but Honolulu police, officials expect a surge as restrictions continue to ease

Crime falls during pandemic but Honolulu police, officials expect a surge as restrictions continue to ease

…said Nicholas Schlapak, a patrol officer and Honolulu chapter chair of the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers union. “Invest in a good home surveillance or alarm/security system.
How Monitoring Stations Tackle False Alarms

How Monitoring Stations Tackle False Alarms

FARA virtual training now available on the training site. Attendees heard from 3 monitoring stations in the US & Canada about company challenges, technology employed to help combat false dispatches, and Q&A on Wednesday June 9, 2021.
PM AM FAMS (False Alarm Management Solution)

PM AM FAMS (False Alarm Management Solution)

PM AM offers Full service 3rd Party Management where they staff the full program or 2 levels of software programs where the locality uses your own resources to handle permitting, billing, collections and customer service.
Former officer challenges Memphis policy after being hit with more than $500 in false alarm fines

Former officer challenges Memphis policy after being hit with more than $500 in false alarm fines

A Cordova man says he’s facing hundreds of dollars in false alarm fines from the city that he says he’s tried to call off, and he doesn’t think he’s the only one in this situation.
Prince William County to improve 9-1-1 response times with new system

Prince William County to improve 9-1-1 response times with new system

The Prince William County Department of Public Safety Communications announced the implementation of the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP).
FARA 2021 Annual Membership Meeting Online

FARA 2021 Annual Membership Meeting Online

FARA held a virtual Annual Membership Meeting on April 14, 2021. IF you missed it our would like to see it again go to the FARA training site to site the recording.

FARA Industry News

Google, Amazon Smart Home ‘Monopoly Problem’ Attacked in Congress

Google, Amazon Smart Home ‘Monopoly Problem’ Attacked in Congress

Senate judiciary subcommittee anti-trust hearing warns Amazon and Google of their growing potential monopoly on the smart home space.
New Report From NFPA And Fire Protection Research

New Report From NFPA And Fire Protection Research

Much has changed in the nearly four decades since the America Burning report was issued in 1973 and revisited in 1980. The number of fires and fire deaths in the United States has reduced dramatically and that progress has unfortunately led to fire safety taking a back seat to other societal concerns that seem more pressing.
New Kidde Survey Shows Majority of Americans May Be Unprepared to Grill Safely This Summer

New Kidde Survey Shows Majority of Americans May Be Unprepared to Grill Safely This Summer

New Kidde Survey Shows Majority of Americans May Be Unprepared to Grill Safely This Summer. Leading fire safety manufacturer launches nationwide safety awareness campaign ahead of summer holidays ...
6.21.21 NESA Monitor

6.21.21 NESA Monitor

Public Safety Updates GA: Gwinnett residents, business owners have until July 1 to ...6.15.21 – Gwinnett Daily ...

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