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The Handshake | May 2011

The Handshake Online notice currently is emailed to more than 900 members of the Alarm Association of Florida at this time.  Our email list is constantly growing. . If you are a member company and would like to receive more than one emailing of this newsletter, then please send an email to  handshake@fla-alarms.org  so we can add the additional email address to our list. Read more..

Director's Chair 

Bob Neely, Executive Director
Our trips to Tallahassee may be numerous, expensive and whirlwind this year in working with our lobbyist Eric Prutsman and because of early session.We have already met with numerous legislators and staff to discuss pending bills and. Read more..

From the President

Greg Gracer, President

Our industry, our whole world is changing. It is evolving at a pace that is threatening all that we are familiar with. Technology is tripping over its own shoelaces with new discoveries and new products. What Read more..


Susan A. Brady, Editor

Even to this day, as the summer months arrive and the Fourth of July approaches, I become patriotic. It is a time to reflect on the accomplishments our countrymen have made. In a true test of the American legislative system at work, AAF, Read more.. 


Keeping Unlicensed Contractors Out of Security

Installing alarm and security systems is complex work. It requires an education. In Florida, it also requires you have a license that proves you have achieved the necessary level of expertise. After all.. Read more.. 

Regional Reports

Great NW Region

Ed McDaniel discussed new AAF leadership and budget issues. Norm Mugford discussed what the AAF does to benefit its members, and thanked everyone in the NW region for their support. Mugford then went on to give a Legislative update, regarding the recent bills that have been fought and put to rest for this year. Read more..

Industry News

Micro Key Solutions Certificate of Appreciation

Micro Key Solutions recognizes a top security dealer integrator who provided continued support and endorsement of Micro Key Millennium Software. Fidel Gonzalez, owner and president of Laredo Alarm in Laredo, TX, is this year’s Certificate of Appreciation honoree. Read more..
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