Following final passage of Senate Bill 244 by the state legislature on Sept. 13, 2023, California will become the third and largest U.S. state to adopt “right to repair” legislation broadly applicable to manufacturers of electronic devices. The bill now heads to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for signature. Due to efforts led by the Security Industry Association (SIA) with support from industry partners, the California bill’s measures specifically exclude alarm and fire protection systems, which cover electronic products provided by security and life safety manufacturers.
The Aurora, IL-based Allegiant Fire Protection announces that it will open up its second location with a grand opening on June 15, at 3505 Redbow Drive, Suite A in Valparaiso, IN. The Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. to welcome its new neighbor to the business community.
By design, physical security systems warn security staff of intrusions or abnormal behavior. Unfortunately, they get it wrong most of the time.
The Town of Batavia, New York is a community of opportunity, originally established in 1802 in Western New York. After a fire occurred without any responding fire apparatus, it was determined the town needed its own fire company.
- By Anne Insero
- Sep 19, 2022
A federal bill was filed on March 14, 2022 that could alter the contracts and practices of electronic security and life safety companies across the country, if passed. S. 3830 is titled the “Fair Repair Act” and was filed with bipartisan sponsors (Senator Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) and Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY).
False fire alarms continue to increase in communities throughout the world. As the trend persists, numerous jurisdictions have attempted to mitigate the issue, often with less than acceptable results.
- By Jamie Paul
- Jan 27, 2022
One of the many lessons learned from the Smart Cities movement is that you can achieve significant improvement in community safety and resilience when you use network technologies to facilitate communications and data sharing.
- By Kevin Taylor
- Sep 04, 2020
It is no surprise that tragedies on college campuses generate national headlines. Fortunately, active shooter incidents on campus are extraordinarily rare events, and campuses remain far safer than the community at large. However, shootings are not the only concern.
- By Frank Spano, JD
- Jun 18, 2020
SIA, ESA and TMA have penned a letter to public safety officials calling for governments to exempt alarm response centers and companies that serve them from shelter-in-place orders.
- By Haley Samsel
- Mar 25, 2020
Partnership will enable law, police and EMS to quickly connect with the nearest public camera and respond smartly based on the specific situation, potentially preventing more than 2,000
The bill’s passage, which would give grants to elderly and low-income residents, came after the House of Representatives approved a bill that requires carbon monoxide detectors in public housing.
- By Haley Samsel
- Sep 20, 2019
With unexpected severe weather and natural disasters looming, one power outage can leave your customers’ businesses at risk.
- By Joe Padilla
- Oct 04, 2018
Fear and uncertainty are two human emotions that prevent people from reacting or acting upon a specific event or incident.
- By Tim Easton
- Jul 31, 2018
Qualified security guars at North Shore University Hospitals will now be armed amid shooting incidents in New York.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Jul 16, 2018
Using a robust, web-based ID software to create credentials with high-security features for a community’s public employees
A master key that allows first responders easy and quick access to apartment complexes and commercial buildings was recently found in the possession of a burglary suspect.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Jan 11, 2018
The rise in active shooter incidents and the escalating impact of hostile events has prompted the National Fire Protection Association to process NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, as a provisional standard, which means it would be available for use as early as April 2018.
- By Jessica Davis
- Jan 10, 2018
The Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday to increased security measures amid heightened security threat overseas.
Dallas PD and first responders received a call about a suicide; the shooting spree that unfolded leaves many questions to be answered.
A Republican Party office was tagged with graffiti and burned forcing a security alert for all offices in North Carolina.