The alarm law defines a false alarm as any alarm signal that elicits emergency response and where there is no evidence of an actual emergency. While it seems like a small annoyance, false or nuisance alarms have a huge impact on both how we respond to alarms and how it burdens emergency services.

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Each year, fire kills about 3,000 people a year in the United States. Forty percent of those deaths occurred in homes without working fire alarm systems.This startling fact highlights how these two things can be vital in saving your life in an emergency.

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Taking Stock of Campus Security: A Quick Checklist

As security technology evolves, providing more comprehensive solutions, universities and colleges must evolve antiquated security plans to multi-layered security approaches. It’s a daunting task for any campus safety department. Failure to consider protective factors for people and environmental risks could lead to disastrous results.

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