SIAC LAUNCHES DYNAMIC NEW WEBSITE
New format allows for easier navigation and information gathering
FRISCO, Texas (April 14, 2009) – The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) is proud to announce the launching of their new website, www.siacinc.org. By building upon the platform of the previous site, the new format includes easier navigation tools and a more comprehensive listing of information for use by law enforcement, fire personnel, security alarm dealers, members of the media, and the general public.
"We’ve been working on this update for close to a year now, to make sure we included a wide set of tools to help all the groups we work closely with. Information, technology and effective alarm reduction techniques are constantly evolving, and we wanted our web page to stay current with these changes," said SIAC Executive Director Stan Martin.
For law enforcement and fire personnel, the redesigned site offers information on such topics as Enhanced Call Verification, Alarm Systems Standards, How to Create an Alarm User Awareness School for Your Municipality, and a model ordinance for both intrusion and fire alarms as approved by the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and the False Alarm Reduction Association.
Security alarm dealers will now be able to easily access support documents on Enhanced Call Verification, Verified Response, alarm user training aides, and state activity reports. The Ordinance Tracking System (OTS), a new feature, allows users to examine specific features of alarm ordinances in different cities, and use this information to create requirements adaptable to their own community.
Members of the media wishing to gather information will find it convenient to locate information on the latest SIAC press releases, success stories and alarm industry testimonials.
Understanding that successful alarm dispatch management begins with the end-user, the new SIAC website offers a range of learning tools for alarm users such as "5 Quick Tips for Proper Alarm Use", "Be Aware of Unlicensed Door to Door Sales People", and "How to sell a house with an alarm system". And as a notification tool for home and business owners across the United States, the new SIAC website offers tips for how to respond to a municipality that may be considering a Verified Response alarm policy.
"As better alarm management techniques develop, we will now be able to place them on our web site quickly and prominently, so communities across the country can learn from successful alarm reduction campaigns elsewhere in the country. The web page reflects the broad nature of our constituents, and we’re pleased to make it available to the law enforcement community, the security industry, elected officials, the media and the public," concluded Martin.
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 National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA)--representing one voice for the alarm industry on alarm management issues. SIAC’s primary charter is to significantly reduce calls for service while strengthening the lines of communication with law enforcement professionals and end users. For more information, contact www.SIACinc.org.
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