SIA to Showcase 100 Women in Security

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100. New in 2022, this annual initiative presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum will honor 100 women in the security industry who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation and leadership in the community.

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Why Digital Storytelling is a Great Way to Increase Brand or Product Awareness

For thousands of years, storytelling has been a form of entertainment and even a way to pass historical events down through generations. But did you know you can apply the strategies of digital storytelling to your marketing strategies? Yes, you can use digital storytelling to increase brand awareness or even highlight a product. You’ll find there are many benefits to learning how to tell a story with your marketing, so here’s what you need to know about digital storytelling for businesses.

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Florida Police Chiefs Praise SIAC’s Engagement on Alarm Management

The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) President Stephan Dembinsky recently sent SIAC one of the most meaningful appreciation letters we have ever received — a tribute to our SIAC team, Glen Mowrey, Bob Neely and AAF (Alarm Association of Florida) for the years of nurturing and professional investment/support of Florida Chiefs.

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Cultivating A Disruptor Mindset in the Security Industry

You hear it all the time — how this or that business, person or technology is a disruptor. It sounds great, but what does it really mean? Disruptors change the way something is done in a given area of industry, but on a smaller scale, a disruptor can be someone or a business that shake up how things are done in their own area or local. Change is integral to business development, however, if done right you can disrupt the established order in your area. And that is the key to a successful security business.

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Chiefs of Police Endorse Model Alarm Ordinance

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) recently passed a resolution that endorses the Model Alarm Ordinance as a tool for promoting “bests practices” to achieve a reduction in alarm dispatches and recommends the ordinance to its 31,000 members in 165 countries. 

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IRS Notices, Liens, and Levies

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The IRS collection division is recovering from pre-pandemic lockdowns and began sending out letters from the Automated Collection System function in June.  They also restarted the income tax levy program in July. In addition, responsible officers continue to work on non-filer cases and are sending out notices and billing notices; however, their focus is primarily on egregious cases, such as high-income non-filers.

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Georgia Bans Fines for Alarm Companies

If you follow SIAC’s State Activity Report, you probably know that the state of Georgia recently passed legislation banning the fining of alarm companies. It is a very important law for the security industry, and we appreciate the support of Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp.

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