FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: May 2018

Valentine’s Day this year, was a busy schedule. After the usual office duties, with several errands to run I climbed in the truck about 3:00 PM. Approaching the traffic light outside the office the din of the radio was interrupted. The announcer stated they had reports of gun fire at a Parkland High School, exactly [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: May 20182018-05-02T10:02:40-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: April 2018

“First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.” Napolean Hill, American Author – 1883-1970 April kicks our organization into high gear preparing for and administering our annual state business conference in May. There are [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: April 20182018-03-26T10:48:13-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: March 2018

“Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade…” Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged Notwithstanding the quote from Atlas Shrugged, the Alarm Association of Florida proceeds annually to establish a business conference and product exposition for our members and even those reluctant non-members in the industry. Perhaps we should not judge our fellow [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: March 20182018-02-26T14:06:13-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: February 2018

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile” Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist 1879-1955 While I could not agree more with Mr. Einstein’s quote, I also believe there is an important personal addendum that ties in with this valuable observation. It is extremely important that one also live a life devoted to providing important [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: February 20182018-03-07T14:47:02-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: January 2018

“Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.” General George Smith Patton, Jr. – (1885-1945) Senior Military Commander, US 7th and 3rd Armies, WWII.   For the coming year there may be several things you want to consider doing as a leader in preparation for your business growth. REVIEW [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: January 20182017-12-20T15:27:18-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: December 2017

“He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, and away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.” From “THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS” by Clement Clarke Moore, American educator, poet [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: December 20172017-11-27T15:50:37-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: November 2017

  “We are all a part of everything.  The future, present and the past.” – Charlie Daniels, Song Writer, Artist, Singer   When you drive through the Florida Keys you ride through endless miles of lush island scenery. Somehow it exceeds even your greatest imaginings as to what a tropical paradise might be. There is [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: November 20172017-10-26T15:03:09-05:00

Preparing for Hurricane Irma

The Alarm Association of Florida office will be closed as of 5:00 PM Eastern, Wednesday September 6, 2017. It will remain closed until such time as safety and logistics permit our return. This is a dangerous storm and recovery time will be lengthy. All classroom training for September will be postponed and rescheduled. We will [...]

Preparing for Hurricane Irma2017-12-06T17:50:24-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: October 2017

‘Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow them.’ Madame de Stael  French author (1766 - 1817)   I had occasion recently to travel with two friends to a business meeting by vehicle and the trip lasted about four hours. The meeting we attended was not related to the security industry and in fact dealt with [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: October 20172017-12-06T17:50:24-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: September 2017

"Only the educated are free." ~ Epictetus 55-135 BC (Greek Philosopher and exponent of Stoicism)   For many years the Alarm Industry Foundation of Florida (a sister organization of the AAF) has provided scholarships for member’s children and children of public safety personnel. AIFF has donated tens of thousands of dollars to many students. Each [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: September 20172017-12-06T17:50:24-05:00