FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: January 2016

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

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: January 2016 2017-12-06T17:50:36+00:00

Clarification of “Verification”

Many terms that seem obvious to alarm industry professionals are nebulous to outsiders, including law enforcement. 'Verification' as it pertains to intrusion alerts is a prime example. That perception along with advancing technology is hastening the necessity for change. Click on the link below to read the article. Call to have 'Verified' better Clarified By [...]

Clarification of “Verification” 2017-12-06T17:50:36+00:00

Florida AlarmPAC

**Florida AlarmPAC Contribution Form** To all AAF Members and dedicated industry professionals, Recently our Florida security industry became the target of several aggressive legislative assaults to eliminate our security industry laws. Outside interests attempted to exempt themselves from licensing and certification requirements. If AAF members had fought these issues alone in a classic ‘David vs. [...]

Florida AlarmPAC 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

East Manatee County Fire Ordinance Revision

To all members, here are the revisions to the East Manatee County Fire Ordinance, courtesy of Jason Rountree. East Manatee County Fire Ordinance

East Manatee County Fire Ordinance Revision 2015-05-11T11:45:34+00:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: May 2015

“I’m confused…are we now two associations, or are we merging or what!??” – Question from an AAF member on a conference call. Over time I receive lots of calls from our members on different subjects. However recently one thematic call I have been receiving is in regard to the confusion surrounding the trade show itself, [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: May 2015 2017-12-06T17:50:37+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

Guide to Preventing & Responding to School Violence

Click the link below to access the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Guide to Preventing and Responding to School Violence. **Click Here**    

Guide to Preventing & Responding to School Violence 2014-05-22T09:43:22+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

14 Hr BASA/FASA Initial Training Now Available Online!

  www.alarmacademy.org TO ALL FLORIDA ALARM DEALERS BASA-FASA 14 HOUR INITIAL TRAINING ‘ON-LINE’ You asked for it – now you have it! The Alarm Association of Florida On Line Courses are now available in both the fourteen (14) hour initial training format, as well as the six (6) hour renewal for BASA, FASA and BASA/FASA [...]

14 Hr BASA/FASA Initial Training Now Available Online! 2017-12-06T17:50:39+00:00