FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: March 2017

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR… So when does my alarm license number need to appear in Florida advertising  The 2016 Florida Statutes Title XXXII REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS Chapter 489 CONTRACTING View Entire Chapter 489.521 Business organizations; qualifying agents.—   7 (b) The registration or certification number of a contractor shall be stated in each offer of [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: March 2017 2017-12-06T17:50:25+00:00

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 INDUSTRY 2017-12-06T17:50:36+00:00

Need a trained technician?

SPECIAL TRAINING MESSAGE FROM YOUR AAF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR… For years security industry alarm dealers have complained that we suffer from a lack of trained personnel. Especially in the category of installation and service employees. Many have complained and few have offered solutions. Well no more. Palm Beach State College has developed a wonderful training program [...]

Need a trained technician? 2017-12-06T17:50:37+00:00

New Florida Building Codes Take Effect June 30

April 7, 2015 ~New codes include 5th Edition (2014) Update Energy Provisions for Commercial Buildings~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The International Code Council and the Florida Building Commission, housed within the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) announced significant changes to the Florida Building Codes that will result in safer, sustainable buildings and homes. [...]

New Florida Building Codes Take Effect June 30 2016-01-10T23:15:54+00:00

Subcontracting Risks

FROM THE KEN KIRSCHENBAUM COLUMN: ‘THE ALARM EXCHANGE’ – www.kirschenbaumesq.com April 14, 2015 Question:  Ken I have a question that I would like to remain anonymous on please. If a dealer contacts another dealer to either install or service one of their accounts – how should the servicing dealer handle the request? My concern is [...]

Subcontracting Risks 2015-04-17T18:51:28+00:00

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

The following letter is obtained from the industry email column of Ken Kirschenbaum at the Alarm Exchange and is their publication www.kirschenbaumesq.com . It is unknown whether the correspondent is or has been doing business in Florida. However this scenario is typical of the scheme run by many companies inside and outside Florida as ‘authorized [...]

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? 2017-12-06T17:50:38+00:00

SIAC Blog: Securing New Ground set for October 29-30 in NYC

Posted on September 8, 2014 by justwrite15 There are several major conferences throughout the year that SIAC believes serve important functions for security industry professionals. “Securing New Ground” (SNG) is one of them. It is set for October 29-30 in New York City (NYC):http://www.siaonline.org/Pages/IndustryEvents/Securing-New-Ground.aspx?utm_content=buffer6c9bf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer. SNG is a Security Industry Association (SIA)-run event. This year, it will include [...]

SIAC Blog: Securing New Ground set for October 29-30 in NYC 2017-12-06T17:50:39+00:00

SIAC Blog: Two Alabama Sheriff’s Departments add ASAP

Posted on September 2, 2014 by justwrite15 Two Alabama Sheriff’s Departments have recently added the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) to their response systems. The change typically helps jurisdictions improve response times and reduce human error. SIAC supports the use of ASAP and is glad to see it gaining traction in communities across North America. In this [...]

SIAC Blog: Two Alabama Sheriff’s Departments add ASAP 2017-12-06T17:50:39+00:00

Salespeople Are Required To Be BASA/FASA Certified

“Here Comes the Judge” Music and lyrics by The Vapors – circa 1979 So you’re sitting in your office celebrating your brilliant strategy resulting in a greatly improved bottom line. You decided to save big money by not certifying or training your sales personnel and are smug that all is right with the world. The [...]

Salespeople Are Required To Be BASA/FASA Certified 2017-12-06T17:50:39+00:00

Florida AlarmPAC

  **Florida AlarmPAC Contribution Form** To all AAF Members and dedicated industry professionals, The Florida AlarmPac wishes to publicly thank those members who have assisted us in reaching one half of our legislative goal for the upcoming year.  They are: Active Security Co.                                                          Audio Video Systems, Inc. Castle Ventures, Inc. dba HPI                                     Central [...]

Florida AlarmPAC 2017-12-06T17:50:39+00:00