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SIA releases ANSI-approved false alarm reduction standard

SIA releases ANSI-approved false alarm reduction standard

The Security Industry Association (SIA) on Monday announced that it has released a new standard aimed at reducing false alarms. Approved by the American ...
180000 smoke alarms recalled because they may not work

180000 smoke alarms recalled because they may not work

The recall, issued Wednesday, is specifically for 10-year battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and ...
5-Year Study of Verified Alarms in New England Shows Fire Is Biggest Threat to Properties

5-Year Study of Verified Alarms in New England Shows Fire Is Biggest Threat to Properties

The study was completed by American Alarm and Communications by analyzing data collected at the company’s monitoring center from 2014 to 2018.
7-15-19 NESA Monitor

7-15-19 NESA Monitor

IL: Landlord Shocked To Find He Was Charged For Police Responses To ... - SIA releases ANSI-approved false alarm reduction standard - 5-Year Study of Verified Alarms in New England Shows Fire Is Biggest Threat to Properties - 180000 smoke alarms recalled because they may not work

BUSINESS TIPS

3 Reasons for Failure and 4 Lessons You Can Learn From It

3 Reasons for Failure and 4 Lessons You Can Learn From It

Don't be afraid to fail — and learn from your failures. Doing so can instill attributes like grit and risk-taking.
Eight Best Practices to Selling in Today’s Environment

Eight Best Practices to Selling in Today’s Environment

Throughout our discussion, Jeff kept referring to the negative changes he has seen over the past several years.  Paraphrasing, Jeff went on to explain: “No one answers the phone; relationships don’t matter; it’s all about price; my boss thinks I should be on social media all day; everything is online for our customers to see, etc.” 
Office Envy: Alarm.com’s Tysons HQ Puts Employee Comfort at a …

Office Envy: Alarm.com’s Tysons HQ Puts Employee Comfort at a …

The security tech industry isn't known for being flashy, but don't tell that to the 570 employees at Tysons-based Alarm.com. The company's headquarters takes ...
CEDIA Expo 2019: 5 Wellness Companies You Never Heard of

CEDIA Expo 2019: 5 Wellness Companies You Never Heard of

New wellness-related categories are entering the smart-home channel via CEDIA Expo, showcasing IAQ, water purification, hydrotherapy, HVAC zoning and more.
Parks Associates: Consumers Have Major Concerns About Smart Home Privacy and Safety

Parks Associates: Consumers Have Major Concerns About Smart Home Privacy and Safety

A study from Park Associates says that consumers are overwhelmingly concerned about smart home security and privacy.
For Networking Geeks Only: Why Router-on-a-Stick is Good

For Networking Geeks Only: Why Router-on-a-Stick is Good

Router-on-a-stick (inter-VLAN) routing scheme can be very beneficial for security and network troubleshooting, so why do so many home-tech integrators categorically dismiss it for standard Layer 3 switches?
The Pros and Cons of Facial Recognition Technology in AV

The Pros and Cons of Facial Recognition Technology in AV

Certainly, there are places and reasons why facial recognition can help but do we really need it in sports arenas, donut shops and even shopping malls?
The IRS Taxpayer Advocate has released a “Subway Map”

The IRS Taxpayer Advocate has released a “Subway Map”

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