CSAA Honors Cumoletti for ASAP Support

In December, CSAA presented Colonel Steven Cumoletti of the New  York State Police with special plaque for his support of the ASAP-to-PSAP program. Cumoletti retired from the force on November 22.

“We would not be nearly as close to deployment of ASAP in New York State as we are now without Col. Cumoletti’s assistance. Working collaboratively with John Merklinger, the director of the City of Rochester/County of Monroe Emergency Communications Department, he was instrumental in making the New York State switch compatible with ASAP,” said Pam Petrow, president of CSAA. “The alarm industry community joins me in thanking Steve for his efforts and for his 33 years of service to public safety.”

For more information about ASAP, visit the ASAP website.

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SIAC: St. Cloud FL Police Reporting 67% Reduction in Dispatches

 

Frisco, Texas (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.

St. Cloud Police Chief Pete Gauntlett was given SIAC’s Award of Distinction for his work on this project, along with the AAF award.

The city reduced its alarm dispatches by 67% in its first 12 months utilizing the model ordinance developed by SIAC and the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA). The awards were given during a recent city council meeting.

The Security Industry Alarm Coalition’s National Law Enforcement Liaison, Glen Mowrey, and AAF representatives worked with the St. Cloud Police Department, city staff and the city attorney’s office on the project.

“Our success in reducing alarm calls allows officers to be more proactive in community policing activities,” said Chief Gauntlett.

Mowrey added, “Utilizing the FPCA Model Ordinance streamlines working with the agency in establishing an alarm management program.”

“In the case of St. Cloud, this positive outcome benefits the police department, the local community and our industry. It demonstrates that well-implemented alarm management practices provide the intended results, fewer dispatches,” said Stan Martin, SIAC Executive Director. “Police are freed to address other calls that may have greater public safety consequences. Customers are happy that they don’t have unnecessary alarm activations. In turn, security companies are in better shape because they can sell improved alarm management practices. The result equals fewer fines to the customer.”

 

 

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

About SIAC

SIAC represents one voice for the electronic security industry on alarm management issues, communicating solutions and enhancing relationships with law enforcement. SIAC is comprised of four major North American security associations – Canadian Security Association (CANASA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), and the Electronic Security Association (ESA). For more information, go to www.SIACinc.org , www.siacinc.wordpress.com, or follow us on www.twitter.com/siacinc.

–Contributed by James Roth

Town of Lexington (SC) PD Receives SIAC Award for 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.

The Security Industry Alarm Coalition and representatives from the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association’s (SCPCA) Alarm Management Committee worked with the Lexington Police Department staff and the city attorney’s office using SCPCA’s Model Alarm Ordinance in reducing alarm dispatch requests.

“We feel very good about the success of our alarm management program, the results we’ve realized, and look forward to even greater reductions in the future,” said Chief Green. “Our partnership with SIAC and the SCPCA Alarm Management Committee has certainly aided us in reducing our alarm dispatches.”

SIAC’s National Law Enforcement Liaison Glen Mowrey added, “Developing strong partnerships and utilizing the Chiefs Association’s Model Alarm Ordinances adds to the success of an agencies alarm management program.”

“In the case of Lexington, this positive outcome benefits the police department, the local community and our industry. It demonstrates that well-implemented alarm management practices provide the intended results, fewer dispatches,” said Stan Martin, SIAC Executive Director. “Police are freed to address other calls that may have greater public safety consequences. Customers are happy that they don’t have unnecessary alarm activations. In turn, security companies are in better shape because they can sell improved alarm management practices. The result equals fewer fines to the customer.”

 

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(L to R) Patrolman First Class Ryan Whitlock, Mayor Steve MacDougall, Glen Mowrey, Chief Terrence Green, Lt. Matt Timmerman, Major Matt Davis, and Lt. Thomas Stowe.

About SIAC

SIAC represents one voice for the electronic security industry on alarm management issues –communicating solutions and enhancing relationships with law enforcement.  SIAC is comprised of four major North American security associations–Canadian Security Association (CANASA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), and the Electronic Security Association (ESA). For more information, go to www.SIACinc.org , www.siacinc.wordpress.com, or follow us on www.twitter.com/siacinc.

–Contributed by James Roth

 

CSAA General Membership and Committee Meetings at ESX 2017

The schedule of CSAA meetings at ESX 2017 is now available. Meetings will be held during the afternoons of Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13.

Make your plans now for ESX — hotel rooms are in high demand in popular Nashville, TN.
The ESX Premium Pass, with access to all event activities, is just $199 at the early bird rate. This fantastic rate is offered in celebration of the 10th annual ESX event.

Register early to receive ESX premium registration for only $199! Take advantage of this spectacular opportunity to attend for the first time or to bring additional staff from your company.

Check out the “Maximize Your Monitoring Center” education track to get a preliminary look at the professional development CSAA has in store for you at ESX.

Register Now. $199 Early Bird rate is offered through April 21.

View the CSAA Meetings Schedule for June 12 and June 13.

Rick Sheets Joins CSAA Board of Directors

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Rick Sheets

Rick D. Sheets, SET, has been appointed to the CSAA Board of Directors to replace Steve Shapiro, who leaves the board due to new CSAA bylaws limiting the number of directors from any company.

Sheets is the Director of Compliance for AT&T Digital Life. During his 25-year career in the Security, Fire and Home Automation Industry, he has played many roles from technician to senior leadership. He was previously the Director of Security Licensing, DIRECTV; the Director of  Licensing and Training Compliance, Comcast; the Vice President of Training and Certification, Electronic Security Association; and Director of National Accounts, ADT.

Sheets has also played a large role in industry affairs, currently acting as chair of the newly-formed CSAA Government Relations Committee and participating on the ESA Government Relations Committee, the ESA Standards and Life Safety Committee, the NFPA 70 Code Panel 3 Committee, and the North Carolina Licensing Task Group.

ASAP Kicks Off 2017 with First Implementation in Pennsylvania

2017 is just a week old and already there is positive ASAP news. On January 6, Bucks County, PA went live with the service. This is the first ASAP implementation in the state of Pennsylvania.

“Bucks County went live with the ASAP program and VeASAP-Concept1Dctor Security on Friday, January 6, 2017 just before noon,” said Bill Hobgood, IT Project Manager for Public Safety at the City of Richmond VA, and ASAP subject matter expert. “The ASAP implementation by Bucks County is very exciting for the program and represents another project milestone. Aside from Bucks County being the 20th PSAP to implement ASAP, this is Northrop Grumman’s first implementation with the Northrop Grumman CAD product line, and the first ASAP implementation in the state of Pennsylvania.”

“Since Friday, Bucks County has received 17 alarm notifications from Vector Security,”  Hobgood added. “Pennsylvania is the eighth state to join the program and is open for ASAP business!”

For more information on the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) and how it can benefit PSAPs and alarm companies, visit ASAP.