Resideo Technologies, an Austin, Texas-based leading home comfort and security solutions provider, as per recent reports last week, has donated $100,000 to the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) to promote its work. Resideo announced the donation at the ISC West event, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, last month, in Apr. 2019.
“SIAC has proven to be an effective advocate for our industry, which is subject to regulations from numerous municipal agencies across the United States,” states Niccolo de Masi, President of Products & Solutions, and Chief Innovation Officer at Resideo. “At Resideo, we remain committed to the pro channel and our goal is to connect consumers with the do-it-for-me professional dealer to help provide a safer home.”
The SIAC coalition, in association with state associations of chiefs of police, has helped establish 15 state alarm management committees and continues to monitor local and state-wide news for mentions of false alarms and new alarm ordinances. The coalition is also proactive in reaching out to communities on promoting the model ordinance.
“By having one voice for our industry, networking with law enforcement leaders and government officials, SIAC has helped develop and implement a model that allows our industry to function effectively,” explains Alice DeBiasio, Vice President & General Manager, Residential Pro Security at Resideo. “Our contribution will support this important work that protects our industry and the customers we serve.”
According to Stan Martin, SIAC Executive Director, the consolidation in the security industry has challenged SIAC to achieve the necessary funding for its operations.
“Requests for our support by law enforcement agencies continues to increase. We recently received support for the model ordinance from the National Sheriffs’ Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police,” Martin says.
“SIAC does not sell products or services, we have no membership dues,” Martin continues. “We are a free resource to law enforcement as we strive to keep good and fair ordinances in place, maintain relationships with law enforcement leadership and work to eliminate onerous provisions that can be costly to dealers.”