Hawthorne to serve as board liaison representing the interests of the chapter’s associate members.
PITTSBURGH, October 24, 2019 – Afornia Hawthorne, Dispatch Reduction Manager and Central Station Supervisor for Vector Security, Inc., the provider of intelligent mobile security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, was recently appointed the False Alarm Reduction Association’s (FARA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter Associate Director for Industry.
FARA is committed to reducing false alarms by facilitating the exchange of information, influencing legislation, and establishing relationships and partnerships with other groups interested in false alarm reduction. Members consist of government and public safety agencies, along with alarm industry and other professionals.
In her role as Mid-Atlantic Chapter Associate Director for Industry, Hawthorne serves as the Board liaison representing the interests of the Chapter’s associate members; assists the Board in developing more value-added programs for associate members; provides advice to the Board on industry and/or alarm user related matters; and shares pertinent information with members as the need arises.
“Dispatch reduction is a challenge that has become a passion to me, and I look forward to contributing whole-heartedly to the cause while representing Vector Security as well as the industry,” she said.
Hawthorne joined Vector Security 19 years ago as a Central Station Operator in Richmond, VA. She later held positions as Central Station Supervisor and companywide False Alarm Coordinator.
In 2015, she was promoted to Dispatch Reduction Manager and Central Station Supervisor. She joined FARA in 2010 as an associate member, became Co-Chairman of the Membership Committee in 2017, and won the Associate Member of the Year Award in 2018.
About The False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA)
The False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) is committed to reducing false alarms. Members are employed by government and public safety agencies, along with alarm industry and other professionals. The organization’s goal is to assist in reducing false alarms by facilitating the exchange of information, influencing legislation, and establishing relationships and partnerships with other groups interested in false alarm reduction. Established in 1997, FARA currently serves hundreds of members in the U.S. and Canada through newsletters, conferences and educational programs.
For nearly 50 years, Vector Security, Inc. (www.vectorsecurity.com) has been a premier provider of intelligent security solutions tailored to the needs of the customer. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company offers a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business and national account customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of branches, authorized dealers and their ADS Security division. The Vector Security Networks division offers customized physical security and managed network services to multi-site commercial customers. Vector Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia Contributionship, a mutual insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides cost-effective, technology-based security and automation solutions to nearly 400,000 homes and businesses across 58 branch locations.