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Why Burglary Has Declined in the U.S.

Why Burglary Has Declined in the U.S.

Better Alarms and Less Cash at Home Bring Hard Times for Burglars. In the internet age, there are easier ways for crooks to make money.
Watch out for security companies promising to upgrade your home alarm system

Watch out for security companies promising to upgrade your home alarm system

If you get an unexpected guest at your door claiming they are with your alarm company to upgrade your system, you need to be on guard. Eighty-three-year-old Raleigh homeowner Irene Jones was caught off guard by the scam, which left her with two alarm systems and several thousands of dollars in bills.
SIA Adopts New Ethics Principles for All Members

SIA Adopts New Ethics Principles for All Members

Any organization that qualifies for membership in SIA must affirm that they have read and understand the nine principles.
7.6.20 NESA Monitor

7.6.20 NESA Monitor

Public Safety Updates CT: Meriden dispatchers union sounds alarm about understaffing ...6.30.20 - My Record ...

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How to Avoid Falling in a Rut While Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

How to Avoid Falling in a Rut While Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

Running a business during a pandemic may have you feeling like you’re in “Groundhog Day,” but here’s some advice: Ask yourself, what would Bill Murray do?
Marketing Tips for Security Dealers: Understanding the Marketing Funnel

Marketing Tips for Security Dealers: Understanding the Marketing Funnel

Security pros can apply marketing know-how to guide prospects through the awareness and evaluation phases to the point of making a purchase.
How Security Dealers Can Fend Off Channel Disruption

How Security Dealers Can Fend Off Channel Disruption

Security dealers no longer compete with just each other, but now must also fend off retail giants and multi-service operators.
Build predictable recurring revenue in unpredictable times

Build predictable recurring revenue in unpredictable times

The “as-a-service” business model and approach is designed to help build recurring revenue for integrators; it’s no longer feasible to simply install a system, have the customer pay for the system outright, and then move on to the next customer
3 Integrators Explain How They Keep AV Technician Teams Working Efficiently

3 Integrators Explain How They Keep AV Technician Teams Working Efficiently

These insights from integration firm leaders will help you manage your team of AV technicians in a time when good management is more critical than ever.

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Dozens of new Oklahoma laws to take effect July 1

Oklahoma poll workers will get a pay bump in the new fiscal year. State law requires three workers for each polling location — an inspector, judge and clerk — with each paid between $85 and $95. Under a new law, judges and clerks will be paid $100 and inspectors will be paid $110 for working on Election Day.