The Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation (AIREF) annual golf tournament in Las Vegas is their sole fundraiser. Over the years, the studies earmarked by AIREF have demonstrated the usefulness of alarm systems, the importance of police response to alarms, and most recently, shown the support of law enforcement officials for the Security Industry Alarm Association (SIAC), and their work to improve alarm management practices across North America.
When you pick up your clubs each year to hit the golf course, it's to have fun. It's easy to forget that AIREF uses the money raised at the golf tournament to fund these types of important projects. When we see the final products – like the recently-completed law enforcement video – it shows everyone in our industry it's not enough to just sell, install, service and monitor security systems. We also must invest in the wider issues affecting the electronic security industry. As AIREF makes these investments, it helps us build a stronger industry in the years ahead.
The most recent video funded by AIREF is now available. This "Law Enforcement Video” is published to a demo Web site for viewing. The link is http://www.vimeo.com/28446044.
The video is perfect for an association meeting. Show it to your membership. Take it with you to your next meeting with the police department. It includes great testimonials from police officers, and will be an excellent tool to build bridges with your local police department. We can all use that.