Members of the Association are proud of the significant contributions made in critical areas of our industry and the enhancement of our professionalism. Since that beginning in 1980, there have been many successful challenges. The Association has:
- Worked to reverse the position of the State Fire Marshal’s office, which would have required all fire alarm salespersons to be licensed as a Fire Alarm Technician.
- Communicated extensively, vigorously and successfully in Washington DC with other Alarm Industry Associations, in support of the passage of a bill to restrict entrance of the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC’s) into the security alarm industry. 1992 – 1996
- Established a formal program to reduce false alarms and currently interact in a friendly atmosphere with city officials on this matter. 1996
- Worked with the State Fire Marshal’s office during the process of regulation changes to clarify duties which otherwise would have required alarm monitoring station attendants to be licensed by the State Fire Marshal’s office in areas of installation methods.
- Successfully negotiated time extensions with state wide telephone companies to allow a sufficient and reasonable time for reprogramming alarm panels. 1998
- Worked with Texas state legislators to protect against a contract limitation bill and ensure that there were adequate limitations under which municipalities may offer monitoring service, as well as require municipalities to be brought under the requirements of the National Fire Code for the first time. 1999
- Worked cooperatively with the city of Arlington to revise the local alarm ordinance for continued citizen choice for police response to alarms. 2003
- Worked cooperatively with the city of Fort Worth to revise the local alarm ordinance for continued citizen choice for police response to alarms. 2004
- Produced an educational video to reduce false alarms. 2005
- Assisted in coordination and sponsored municipalities to a attend a false alarm reduction program. 2005
- Defended citizens and business owner rights to equal protection under the law in support of continued citizen choice for police response. 2005-2006
- Worked in good cooperation with the cities of Carrollton, Irving, Plano, and Richardson to revise the city Alarm ordinance. 2006