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St. Cloud Florida Police Recognized by SIAC and Florida Alarm Association After Reporting 67% Reduction in Dispatches In First Twelve Months

St. Cloud, FL (January 26, 2017) - The city of St. Cloud, Florida and its Police Department were presented with the Security Industry Alarm Coalition’s (SIAC) Director’s Award of Distinction, and the Alarm Association of Florida’s (AAF) Alarm Management Award for its outstanding work in reducing alarm dispatches.


(L-R) SIAC’s Glen Mowrey, AAF’s Bob Neely, Sgt. Denise Roberts, Chief Pete Gauntlett, Mayor Rebecca Borders

Town of Lexington (SC) Police Department

Recipient of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition Director’s Award of Distinction in Reducing Alarm Calls

Lexington, SC (January 26, 2017) - The town of Lexington, SC and its Police Department were presented with the Security Industry Alarm Coalition’s (SIAC) Director’s Award of Distinction for its outstanding work in reducing alarm dispatches. The town reduced its alarm dispatches by 46% freeing up officers for community policing activities and problem solving projects. The award was presented to the town of Lexington, Chief Terence Green and staff during a recent town council meeting.

FRISCO, Texas (August 12, 2016) – The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) is proud to team with the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) and the National Sheriffs’ Association to honor Sheriff David O. Livingston of the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and Bay Alarm with the inaugural Sheriff/Private Security Partnership Award.

Pictured above from left to right: Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, Sheriff David O. Livingston, Matt Westphal, Stan Martin

Frisco, Texas (June 10, 2016) – Glen Mowrey, National Law Enforcement Liaison for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition, was recognized with the William N. Moody Award for his leadership in building partnerships between public safety agencies and the alarm industry. Started in 2004 by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), the Moody award is given annually to an individual who demonstrates a passion for advancing positive alarm management and best industry practices

FRISCO, Texas (June 10, 2016) – The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) has recognized Amherst Alarm, Inc. of Amherst, New York, with its prestigious 2016 Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. The PDQ award is given to the company that promotes best practices working with law enforcement to reduce the number of unnecessary dispatches to alarm customers. The award was presented at the ESX - Public Safety and Networking Luncheon at ESX in Fort Worth on June 9th.

Glen Mowrey and Stan Martin attended a luncheon hosted by Publix at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday, April 27th.  Roughly 55 Chiefs, Sheriffs' and other law enforcement personnel attended. SIAC assdressed the group and all agreed we should make this an annual event.

Below Sheriff Irwin Carmichael (right) and Commander T. Plummer of Mecklenburg County giving a thumbs up to the event. Sheriff Carmichael knows us well through Major County Sheriffs Association

A recent article in Security Sales & Integration reviews and explains a needed change in how we define and apply the term "Verification".  You can download a PDF copy of the article HERE

Luncheon SignPicture Stan & Sheriff McDonnell

SIAC sponsored lunch at the MCSA - Major County Sheriffs' Association meeting in Mackinac Island, Michigan during their meeting from September 8-10. Sheriffs attending have counties with populations of 500,000 to a 1 million or more residents.  Glen Mowrey and Stan Martin represented the alarm industry and material on SIAC was handed out to all attendees. 

Pictures of the luncheon and one of Stan Martin with Sheriff Jim McDonnell of LA County - largest county/agency in the country with 18,000 personnel!

Luncheon Table Picture

FRISCO, Texas (June 25, 2015) – The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) is proud to award the 2014 Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award to Habitec Security. The PDQ award is given to the company that promotes best practices working with law enforcement to reduce the number of unnecessary dispatches to alarm customers. The award was presented at the Public Safety and Networking Luncheon at ESX in Baltimore on June 24th.


SIAC was pleased to received the letter from the GLASAA - Greater Los Angeles Security Alarm Association thanking us for assisting the California dealers over the past several years. We appreciate the the words of encoragement as well as the donation!!

SIAC sells no products or services.  We have no dues income.  We are totally dependent on donations each year.



SIAC proudy sponsored the dinner banquet at the Ohio State Chiefs of Police Association in April.  SIAC routinely sponsors events for numerous state and national law enforcement events!

The Arizona Board of Technical Registration is now accepting certification applications from alarm businesses and agents. All alarm companies must be certified by October 1, 2013. According to a recent opinion released by the Arizona Attorney General's office, all businesses who sell, lease, rent, install, monitor, or repair/maintain alarm system MUST obtain a certification. For more information and application forms, please click HERE.

You may also ready the Arizona Attorney General's opinion by clicking HERE.

Modern Burglar Alarms Remain One of the Best Defenses Against Losses

There is no question today that alarm intrusion systems are often one of the first lines of defense against insured losses from crime. According to the Electronic Security Association, which represents the majority of companies in the alarm industry, the breakdown for intrusion alarms shows them protecting virtually every type of insured business enterprise:

  • residential 40%
  • commercial (office buildings, retail, banks, etc.) 30%
  • institutional (schools, hospitals, churches, etc.) 11%
  • industrial (factories, warehouses, utilities, etc.) 12%
  • government (local, state, federal Facilities) 7%

In a national survey of police chiefs, 90 percent acknowledged that alarms both deter burglary attempts and increase the probability of a burglar being apprehended. Of the nation’s approximately 18,000 public safety agencies, only a handful require confirmation from a business owner, witnesses or security guard before police are dispatched to an alarm site.

SIAC"s Ron Walters conducted a webinar August 15th on "REDUCING FALSE ALARMS THROUGH DEALER/INSTALLER TRAINING".. It's is now available for viewing by clicking link :  View Webinar

This webinar, presented free of charge by CSAA, explores how all sectors of the alarm industry can manage false alarms. Ron Walters, Director of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), will present the SIAC false alarm training for dealers and installers and discusses its potential for central stations.

SIAC's Jon Sargent continues to successfully lead efforts in California to work with cities and law enforcement agencies to enact Alarm Ordinances that reduces false dispatches while maintaining police response.

The latest success story comes from Sacramento, California. In a recent letter to the California Alarm Association, Sacramento Police Captain James Maccoun praises the new ordinance stating, "Through the effective use of proven strategies and continued partnership with the Alarm Industry, the Sacramento Police Department believes we can protect our community and your customers, and still preserve police response times to priority calls of service."

To read the entire letter from Capt. Maccoun, click HERE.

Picture of BreakfastSan Antonio, Texas (May 8, 2012) ~ SIAC hosted the Industry Sponsored breakfast at the FBI -LEEDA Annual Meeting and had the opportunity to show the new Law Video to over 200 law enforcement personnel.  Glen Mowrey and Stan Martin made a short presentation offering free services to law enforcement. CSAA, ESA, SIAC & SIA all co-sponsored this terrific event!  More pictures...

SIAC has developed new training materials to help alarm companies and central stations decrease the number of dispatches caused by customer error.  The material is offered at no cost to the alarm industry as part of SIAC’s ongoing successful programs to reduce unnecessary responses.


Thanks to AIREF for funding the production of a new law enforcement video where numerous law enforcement officials comment on their successes in reducing alarm dispatches and crediting SIAC for helping implement the changes.

Click HERE to see the full ad

Look for the ad in upcoming industry publications. To add your company name to this list, just click the DONATE button to the right. SIAC thanks the folks at Honeywell for producing the ad.

“We’re Tweeting, We’re Blogging, We’re LinkedIn”

SIAC is stepping up its efforts to reach law enforcement, citizens and companies in the security industry by adopting several new social media tools.  As part of its outreach program, SIAC is now plugged into three social networking tools – Twitter, LinkedIn and WordPress.  Short messages will be frequently delivered via Twitter.  LinkedIn will connect users with SIAC services.  At WordPress, SIAC will blog on successful alarm reduction techniques and invite discussion and comments from viewers.

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Alarm management committees are a vivid example of how law enforcement and the alarm industry are working together to solve challenges specific to their communities by putting successful alarm management practices into effect.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

During a recent break-in, Richmond police summoned by a burglar alarm were able to arrive on the scene quickly enough to find the intruder still inside.

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