SIAC provides guidance and expertise to help communities manage alarm issues while maintaining police response.
Model Ordinance Results – Stats
Average Alarm Dispatch reduction per city
Of customers will not have a single dispatch in a year
1,000 of the 3,500 communities using a form of the model ordinance
Through our law enforcement outreach we share the well-vetted best practices to include in an alarm ordinance and provide the reasoning behind each recommendation. We also explain why alternate programs suggested by a handful of agencies are not beneficial to citizens or effective for reducing false alarms.
Through our Alarm Management Committees in many states and our active participation with IACP, NSA, Major County Sheriffs’ and Major City Chiefs associations SIAC is well-connected with leadership and can effectively communicate issues and coordinate solutions related to alarm management.
Given our vast knowledge and twenty plus years of experience in the alarm management arena we are able to respond quickly and articulate strong arguments against unlawful or il-advised practices or programs that may be proposed by local, state or national agencies. We have data and examples we share to facilitate the removal of these onerous provisions, while providing solutions that work.
Using our network of contacts with leadership in law enforcement built upon trust and experience we are able to quickly respond to requests for assistance. As experts on Alarm Management we can provide an industry perspective to media inquiries.
Major Allan Rutledge (Ret CMPD)
Law Enforcement Liaison
“Without SIAC’s presence in California, many more communities would face police policies of non-response to alarms.”
Matt Westphal, Co-President, Bay Alarm Company; President, California Alarm Association
“Having a national organization like SIAC available to help anywhere in the United States is an invaluable alarm management tool for our industry.”
Ralph Sevinor, President, Wayne Alarm Systems, Inc., Lynn, MA
“Sometimes there needs to be someone that brings groups together. And I think that’s exactly what SIAC does. And they have the best interest on both sides in mind – for law enforcement and for the alarm industry, to solve the problems.”
Marianna Perry, Former Director, National Crime Prevention Institute
“I know I can always depend on SIAC. Their knowledge and expertise, coupled with their immediate response to calls for information or assistance makes SIAC an irreplaceable resource to the alarm industry.”
Beverly Bailey, Executive Director, Ohio Electronic Life Safety and Security Association
“SIAC provides a forum to enhance the positive impact the electronic security industry makes as a proven partner with public safety agencies.”
Jerry Lenander, Executive Director, California Alarm Association
Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) Issues Warning About Apple False Alarms
Frisco, Texas (March 13, 2023) – The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) is a national leader in helping reduce unnecessary calls for service from alarm systems. Today, SIAC issued a warning concerning false alarms created by the Apple iPhone 14 and Apple Watch.
Joint Meeting of the North Carolina – South Carolina Police Chiefs’ Alarm Management Committees
Recently, the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) coordinated a joint meeting of the North and South Carolina Police Chiefs Alarm Management Committees. The meeting was held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Speedway Club in Concord, North Carolina.
Estey Provides Insight on Issues Facing Law Enforcement
2023 and Beyond
As 2023 rapidly approaches, SIAC would like to send our Christmas blessings and wishes for a safe holiday season to all our supporters. We’ve been actively serving the security industry and partnering with law enforcement for over 20 years, and it is your donations...