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Doug Jones wants to make VA nursing home ratings public

U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Alabama) filed an amendment that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit an annual report on or before November 11 (Veteran’s Day) to the U.S. Congress on the ratings given to VA-run nursing homes. Senator Jones proposed the amendment to H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative

Industry News

ACRE COO looks at future of access control

Security Systems News caught up with ACRE COO Ron Virden, who this week published a great piece titled, “Electronic Access Control & The Future of Security: Is the Lock and Key Obsolete?”



NFPA Technical Meeting Results

This is the Report of the Motions Committee listing Certified Amending Motions that may be presented at the 2018 NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) in Las Vegas, NV on June 14, 2018.


Electronic Access Control-EAC, Mobile

Instructor Lead Training: This course, followed by an examination, provides broad training and information needed to successfully design and install an electronic access control system.

Security Sales Essentials – SSE, Birmingham

Instructor Lead Training: Individuals successfully completing this course and either the Understanding Electronic Security Systems Course or the Level One Certified Alarm Technician Course is eligible for certification as a Certified Security Salesperson.

Professional Fire Alarm Design – PFAD, Birmingham

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Residential Fire Alarm-RFA, Mobile

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