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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: January 2017

FLORIDA STATUTES for Electrical and Alarm Contractors   Title XXXII REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS Chapter 489 CONTRACTING View Entire Chapter 489.505 Definitions.—As used in this part:   (2) “Alarm system contractor” means a person whose business includes the execution of contracts requiring the ability, experience, science, knowledge, and skill to lay out, fabricate, install, maintain, alter, [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: January 20172017-12-06T17:50:35-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: December 2016

“HUMBUG!” So stated by one Ebenezer Scrooge in the Charles Dicken’s Novella ‘A Christmas Carol’/December 19, 1843 As we approach the holiday season again this year we experience reminders of past holidays. Music, decorations, meals and religious celebrations bring forth those cherished remembrances. There are common themes centered on family, friends, churches and synagogues. I [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: December 20162017-12-06T17:50:35-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: November 2016

Members Interim Activities Report  November, 2016 MISSION: The Alarm Association of Florida was founded with a mission to promote education and training within the alarm and low voltage industries and establish preeminent professional ethics and standards. It was begun in an effort to establish statewide licensing. Beginning in 1979, and after nine years of lobbying [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: November 20162017-12-06T17:50:35-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: October 2016

WORKERS COMPENSATION RATE INCREASE ALERT! We received notice today from our lobbyist Eric Prutsman that WC rates will increase an average of 14.5% across the state (see below). This may be a foregone conclusion except we can fight this increase through the legislature this coming session. We are THE ONLY TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING YOU [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: October 20162017-12-06T17:50:35-05:00

Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance Programs

To All our AAF Members, industry contractors and security professionals, We are pleased to report further program development from our insurance partners at Merrill Insurance (www.merrillinsurance.com/products/alarm/) . Along with their excellent contractors’ liability, errors and omissions and professional coverages, they are now offering a newly developed workers compensation package specifically designed for security and [...]

Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance Programs2018-11-28T16:39:36-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: September 2016

Florida Police Chiefs Association – Wall of Honor Recipients The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) presented three Wall of Honor awards August 3rd at the Association’s Summer Conference to recognize individuals who have contributed greatly to law enforcement in Florida and to FPCA. Recipients are recommended by current or past FPCA members and receive special [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: September 20162017-12-06T17:50:36-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: August 2016

CONGRATULATIONS JOSH WOLK! ALARM ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA MOST VALUABLE PERSON 2015 Josh Wolk (C) receives the MVP 2015 AAF award from President John Toscano (L) and Executive Director Bob Neely A current problem in our industry is how we recruit new personnel, “fresh faces” as it were to replace our aging security populace. This has [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: August 20162017-12-06T17:50:36-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: July 2016

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR… Each year at our annual conference, the Alarm Association of Florida is proud to honor individuals who labor within their specific professions. These men and women work tirelessly and often without acknowledgment. They serve both the public and public safety through honorable and commendable careers. For the year 2015 the Alarm [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: July 20162017-12-06T17:50:36-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: April 2016

“Now if there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else’s affairs.” Will Rogers, American Actor & Humorist 1879-1935 A DISCUSSION REGARDING PRIORITY DISPATCH OF SECURITY ALARMS For many years the insurance industry has relied upon standards produced by nationally recognized independent testing laboratories in [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: April 20162017-12-06T17:50:36-05:00

END OF 2016 FLORIDA LEGISLATURE SESSION & ITS IMPACT ON THE ALARM INDUSTRY

Mercifully the legislative session in Tallahassee is over for 2016. For the moment we are safe until it rears its ugly, all-encompassing head next year. Once again special interests within this state decided to try to gut the heart of our multi-call dispatch system and undermine the excellent work of our law enforcement agencies. We [...]

END OF 2016 FLORIDA LEGISLATURE SESSION & ITS IMPACT ON THE ALARM INDUSTRY2017-12-06T17:50:36-05:00