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An editorial on behalf of law enforcement for National Police Week 2016 – Sunday May 15, 2016 through Saturday May 21, 2016 ‘On July 20th 1974, he (Alvin Ford) suggested to George DeCosta that ‘they drive to Fort Lauderdale’ to “make some money”.’ Press Release from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Detective Travis Mandell, February [...]

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

AAF Launches New On-Line Training Program

By Roy Pollack, CPP SET Education Committee Chairman FASA BASA! FASA BASA!  Tired of hearing about the need for the same old FASA BASA renewal???  And tired of sitting through the same old course material since 1996?  Well not any more. The AAF through its Alarm Academy® has launched a new training program to meet [...]

AAF Launches New On-Line Training Program2017-12-06T17:50:45-05:00

Kantech announces Hattrix cloud and web-based physical access control

Kantech, part of Tyco Security Products, has announced the release of hattrix , a flexible and scalable security platform that marks a dramatic shift toward outsourcing security, similar to other services such as IT, HR, and legal services. Hattrix encompasses three dimensions of security services – a hosted access control solution, a fully managed solution, [...]

Kantech announces Hattrix cloud and web-based physical access control2017-12-06T17:50:45-05:00

Bob Neely – Executive Director

“There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.”  ~ Will Rogers US humorist & showman (1879 - 1935) 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 [...]

Bob Neely – Executive Director2017-12-06T17:50:45-05:00

Check out the new SIAC Alarm Management video!

Law enforcement officials commenting on the effectiveness of SIAC alarm management programs available FREE to any law enforcement agency looking to reduce alarm dispatches 50-60% the first year year, 80% or more in years two and three.

Check out the new SIAC Alarm Management video!2017-12-06T17:50:45-05:00

A word from the President

Last month, we left off at, “Who are we in this dogfight?” 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 we knew and trusted today is old [...]

A word from the President2017-12-06T17:50:45-05:00

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. Wayne Torrens, president of Micro Key Solutions, gave Fidel the award at Micro Key’s ISC West 2009 exhibit [...]

Micro Key Solutions Certificate of Appreciation2009-09-10T23:29:09-05:00

Fire-Lite IP Fire Alarm Communicator

Recognized By Security Industry Association Fire-Lite Alarms’ FireWatch Series upload/download fire alarm IP communicator was awarded top honors in the Fire and Life Safety category of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) 30th annual New Product Showcase competition. The FireWatch upload/download IP communicator enables any commercial building’s fire alarm system to communicate with central monitoring stations [...]

Fire-Lite IP Fire Alarm Communicator2009-09-10T19:00:15-05:00

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, you have the public’s safety in your hands. Having unlicensed contractors operating in your industry is not good for anyone. The Florida [...]

Keeping Unlicensed Contractors Out of Security2017-12-06T17:50:46-05:00

From the President

In late March the AAF was invited to a meeting of some 35 Fire Alarm Contractors in the Ft. Myers-Naples Region. With significant local issues facing these Contractors, they wanted to discuss whether they should join forces with the AAF or start their own organization. After about an 30 minutes of commentary by Bob Neely [...]

From the President2017-12-06T17:50:46-05:00