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January 12, 2015

Association Events

  • NTAA Monthly Meeting – January 15th, 2015
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST- The Victoria Restaurant – 13435 Bee Street Farmers Branch, TX 75234- Speaker – Roy Horn, TBFAA VP Fire – Individual Fire Alarm License & Potential Changes View more information

Door to Door Sales

  • Burglar alarm scam warning
    11.15 – PressZoom – They say that by having their alarms fitted this will provide a quicker response time than the police can give. They explain that the alarm will be free or only cost … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • GA: Valdosta burglaries at 10-year low
    1.11.15 – Valdosta Daily Times – The VPD burglary unit generally solves burglaries in one of three ways: an alarm goes off and officers catch the person in the house, a neighbor calls and … More Info
  • PA: Fire chief: False alarms down in Lower Macungie after crackdown
    1.9.15 – Allentown Morning Call – Lower Macungie Township’s crackdown on false fire alarms originating from homes and business is beginning to pay off, according to the township’s fire … More Info
  • WV: Mason County 911 yearly wrap up
    1.5.15 – Point Pleasant Register – Top call totals for law enforcement include 3,819 traffic stops, 1,033 alarm company generated calls, 1,198 callers requested contact with an officer, and 694 … More Info

Industry News

CES Update

  • Future of alarm industry intertwined with the smart home
    1.9.15 – SecurityInfo Watch – Battle between traditional dealers, new entrants could be determined by how they leverage connected devices… More Info
  • CES: Security Risks From the Smart Home
    1.7.15 – New York Times – While manufacturers at International CES painted a rosy picture of connected grills, coffee makers, refrigerators and door locks, security experts and regulators warned that the Internet of Things could be a threat to both security and privacy. More Info
  • First Alert Expands into DIY Smart Home Products for Safety and Security
    1.8.15 – EH Daily – Security company unveils a series of DIY smart home devices for home monitoring. More Info
  • Pella Enters Home Automation Market with Window and Door Sensors
    1.7.15 – EH Daily – Premier window and door manufacturer introduces a Z-Wave-based window and door sensors and smartphone app. More Info
  • Belkin Unveils New Window and Door, Keychain, Room Motion, and …
    1.5.15 – iClarified – Belkin has announced a new group of WeMo home sensors including a window and door sensor, personal keychain sensor, room motion sensor and alarm … More Info
  • Smart Security System Takes Voice Commands
    1.9.15 – Techlicious – could disarm the alarm, unlock the door, switch on the lights and adjust the temperature — a huge improvement over fumbling for a keypad with an armful of … More Info
  • Honeywell takes connected home to masses at CES
    1.7.15 – Security Systems News – Las Vegas – Honeywell Security debuts its talking Lyric security system at consumer show. As “connected home” has become a household phrase, industry stalwart Honeywell Security is taking its message to the masses, introducing its Lyric security system at CES, the giant consumer electronics show taking place here this week. More Info
  • The Race to Build Command Centers for Smart Homes
    1.6.15 – WSJ – A flood of connected household gadgets is finally reaching consumers, raising a high-stakes question: Who will control them? More Info
  • 2015 CES -iSmartAlarm Showcasing New Devices, Smoke Alarm …
    6.15 – Home Toys – iSmart Alarm, Inc., the two-year old US-based company focused on wireless Smart Home and DIY Home Security products, today announced new wireless … More Info
  • Kidde hub links all your smoke and CO alarms
    1.6.15 – ConsumerReports.org – But if you’re interested in a smoke or CO alarm that can notify you of a problem while you’re out of the house, you don’t have to spend hundreds on replacing all … More Info
  • Leeo: The new smart nightlight that monitors your smoke detectors too
    1.6.15 – Cool Mom Tech – What makes the Leeo nightlight smart is that it senses different frequencies emitted by your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms that signal something … More Info
  • CES Cool Products Include Lightweight PCs, 3D Food Printer, HDTVs
    1.7.15 – eWeek – The Consumer Electronics Show that takes place in Las Vegas each January has become a great place to find cool ideas and products. And this year’s show is no exception. eWEEK takes a look at some of the more interesting products for enterprises and consumers on display in the CES 2015 exhibition halls. More Info
  • CES 2015: Why Biometric IT Is Finally Moving Into Prime Time
    1.6.15 – eWeek – However, it is very clear that new biometrics IT and devices have become the hottest security area of interest at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas. – More Info
  • Why Cheap Cameras and Boring Sensors Make the Best Smart-Home Stuff
    1.7.15 – Wired – The twin fixations of CES this year are, to no one’s surprise, wearable technology and the Internet of Things. More Info
  • CES: A few gems in smart home sector
    1.9.15 – CED – If the smoke alarm goes off, Ooma will dial your cellphone to ask whether you want to call 911. It would be more useful, of course, if it simply called 911 for you. More Info
  • ADT to add IFTTT support and voice-recognition to its Pulse home …
    1.11.15 – TechHive – That indeed is the number-one benefit that companies such as ADT, Vivint, Alarm.com, and other contract service providers have to offer, compared to … More Info

Other News

  • Revisiting Coax for Signal Distribution Solutions
    1.5.15 – Commercial Integrator – Coax cabling can help integrators achieve huge cost cavings for clients, higher bandwidth and simpler installations. More Info
  • S. Cellular launches home security and automation system – Security Info Watch – OnLook Digital System available to customers in Iowa and Tulsa, Okla. More Info
  • New area code addition and new dialing procedures for 2015
    1.7.15 – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC – For example, life safety systems or medical devices, PBXs, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems or gates, speed dialers, contact … More Info
  • Honeywell Wants Alarm Distributor’s Antitrust Suit Tossed
    1.7.15 – Law360 – New York – Honeywell International Inc. on Wednesday blasted a price discrimination and breach of contract suit …More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Brief Description and Current Status


MS Legal Code: 027-0065-0019 Sales tax; exempt sales of electricity, street lights and security equipment to homeowners’ associations for security purposes. | Powell
Status: 01/06/2015 : (H) Referred To Ways and Means
History MSHB00014




An Act requiring carbon monoxide detectors in certain structures, designated as Korman and Park s Law, and amending and supplementing P.L.1975, c.217. Requires installation of carbon monoxide detectors in certain structures; designated as “Korman and Park’s Law.” Companion bill: A4073.
Status: 12/22/2014 : Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
History NJSB02687


By Rosenthal (MS) | Amd S1115, Tax L Exempts the sale of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, heat sensors and carbon monoxide detectors for residential use only from state sales and compensating use taxes.
Status: 01/07/2015 : referred to ways and means
History NYAB00590
By KENNEDY | Amd S378, Exec L; add S215-e, Ed L Requires that carbon monoxide detectors be installed in all SUNY dormitories.
History NYSB00654
By RIVERA | Add S14-155, NYC Ad Cd Enacts the “Safe Streets Security Camera Registry Act”.
Status: 01/07/2015 : REFERRED TO CITIES
History NYSB00778


State & National News

  • Republicans have big plans for state government
    1.2.15 – The Washington Post – Legislators in the 24 states where Republicans now hold total control plan to push a series of aggressive policy initiatives in the coming year aimed at limiting the power of the federal government and rekindling the culture wars. More Info
  • New Year brings hundreds of news laws
    1.1.15 – USA TODAY – Across the USA, hundreds more new laws are taking effect as the New Year begins. More Info
  • Prospects for Texas tax cuts dim as oil price drops
    1.3.15 – Dallas Morning News – Elated by prospects of an election romp and overflowing state coffers, some state Republican leaders suggested that significant cuts in Texas’ property and business taxes lay ahead. But a year-ending plunge in oil prices, which help drive so much of state revenue, has tempered their optimism. More Info
  • Addressing the weakest link in network security
    1.29.14 – SecurityInfoWatch – Authorized users represent the single largest security risk to organizations… More Info
  • Meet the small business owners who were just sworn in to Congress
    1.6.15 – Washington Post – Do lawmakers in Washington understand the day-to-day challenges of running a small business? Many employers don’t think so. Only seven percent said that they felt well represented by the previous Congress, according to a poll by the National Small Business Association. More Info
  • In major cities, murder rates drop precipitously
    1.2.15 – Washington Post – In 1990, at the height of a decade-long crime wave that swept the … More Info
  • FTC chief sounds privacy alarm over “Internet of Things”
    1.7.15 – domain-B – While consumer electronics companies had been celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and “smart” home appliances, the head of … More Info
  • FCC head plans to heed Obama blueprint on net neutrality
    1.7.15 – Washington Post – Las Vegas – The top U.S. communications regulator Wednesday endorsed the regulatory standard applied to telephone companies in remarks seen as the strongest indication yet that he planned to side with President Obama on strict “net neutrality” rules. More Info
  • FCC Net Neutrality Vote Set for Feb. 26
    1.8.15 – eWeek – An FCC vote on proposed new net neutrality rules will be held on Feb. 26, according to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who announced the move during an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show. – More Info
  • How does your state’s Internet speed compare with countries around the world?
    1.8.15 – Washington Post – On average, Internet speeds in Delaware are faster than in all but two countries. In fact, if they were countries, five states and D.C. would rank among the 10 with the fastest speeds… More Info
  • Your cable Internet is about to get way faster
    1.11.15 – Washington Post – Fiber can deliver Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, marking a 100-fold improvement over today’s household average. But now cable is poised to catch up with gigabit speeds of its own, and Comcast will be among the first to adopt the technology behind it. More Info
  • Idea for budget-only Oklahoma sessions gains steam
    1.11.15 – Durant Daily Democrat – Fallin also has sounded the alarm over an increasing amount of money being diverted “off the top” of the state’s main operating fund to pay for things like tax … More Info

Business Tips

  • Six Tech Trends That Will Define 2015
    1.30.14 – Baseline – The coming year promises to introduce significant disruption and challenges for both business and government. Read about the key trends that will reshape IT and the enterprise in 2015. More Info
  • How to resolve employee conflict
    1.5.15 – Multibriefs – In entrepreneurial organizations, employees wear many hats. Consequently, there is frequent communication and everyone feels well-informed. As organizations grow, it becomes necessary to focus the efforts of employees in specific functional areas. More Info
  • 17 Employee Management Dos & Don’ts for Integrators
    1.29.14 – Commercial Integrator – Integrators offer solid advice for positive and effective management. More Info
  • How To Better Ensure You’re Hiring Good People
    1.30.14 – Commercial Integrator -Transparency during the evaluation process as well as leaning on the 4 C’s of culture, chemistry, competency and character can help elevate the fruits of your candidate search. More Info
  • Consumers Frustrated When Tackling New Technology
    1.5.15 – eWeek – The big challenges consumers face are that smart devices are too complicated to use and setup does not proceed properly, an Accenture report found. More Info
  • 5 Ways to Stress Less at Work
    1.6.15 – U.S. News & World Report‎ – Avoid co-workers who stress you out, and spend time with those who are calm, motivated … More Info

Fire News

  • AZ: Smoke alarm helps save family from fire
    1.5.15 – Tucson News Now – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Fire Department received multiple calls around 3:30 a.m. Monday morning about a fire in midtown, … More Info
  • FL: Smoke Detector Could Have Saved Man’s House
    1.5.15 – WCJB – Gainesville Fire Rescue Chief Michael Cowart said, ” The gentleman actually woke up to the fire burning him so had he, had an alarm, he could have not only … More Info
  • KS: Man arrested for creating false fire alarm at hospital
    1.6.15 -Salina.com – Mike Sweeney said police identified Shawn R. Collins, 35, of Salina, as the person who caused the fire alarm about 12:15 a.m. on the third floor of the hospital at … More Info
  • ME: 12-year-old saves siblings from Saturday morning fire in Winthrop …
    1.11.15 – Bangor Daily News – The boy woke in his bedroom around 8 a.m. to the smell of smoke and the sound of a fire alarm, Brooks said. He ran to his older brother’s room to wake him and … More Info
  • ME: Kennebec Journal Jan. 9 police log
    1.10.15 – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel – 12:52 p.m., a fire alarm sounded. 1 p.m., there was a trespass … 1:40 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm. 1:42 p.m. … More Info
  • MI: Police: Man tires of jail wait, pulls fire alarm
    1.6.15 -Traverse City Record Eagle – O’Brien said jail staff didn’t evacuate the building and referred questions about the alarm response to jail administration. Jail Administrator Bob Hall didn’t return … More Info
  • MI: Technical issue causes fire alarm to malfunction at Milan High …
    1.5.15 – Heritage Newspapers – Superintendent Bryan Girbach said a faulty water pressure valve on the building’s sprinkler system was the cause of a false alarm on Monday, Jan. 5. The faulty … More Info
  • MO: Lee’s Summit family alerted by alarm, escapes fire
    1.5.15 – KCTV Kansas City – They were awakened by the smoke alarm sounding and noise from the garage. When firefighters entered the house, the fire had already spread from the garage … More Info
  • NJ: Photos: Water pipe busts, sets off alarm at Summit Speech School in …
    1.9.15 -NJ.com – Firefighters from New Providence responded to an alarm that sounded at about 1:30 p.m.. Students at the school were safely evacuated to the building next door … More Info
  • NY: Bolivar-Richburg school cleared after accidental fire alarm
    1.9.15 -Olean Times Herald – Richburg – A fire alarm activation Thursday at Bolivar-Richburg Elementary School was an accident caused during gym class, school officials reported. More Info
  • NY: Police: felony charge for teen who pulled fire alarm
    1.5.15 – Ithaca Journal – New York State police arrested a 16-year old for pulling a fire alarm on Sunday at the William George Agency when there was no fire. Steven L. Barksdale, a … More Info
  • OK: Carbon Monoxide Detector Saves Tulsa Family’s Life, Firefighters Say
    1.8.15 -News On 6- After checking trouble spots, like the hot water heater in the garage and the kitchen area, firefighters determined it was a false alarm. The homeowner was … More Info
  • PA: Brief lock down at Allen HS was false alarm, officials say
    1.9.15 -WFMZ Allentown – School officials at one Allentown high school reacted exactly as they should have Friday morning when they went into a brief lock down. According to school … More Info
  • TN: Cold snap causing plumbing problems
    1.9.15 -WRCB-TV – “The loudest fire alarm I’ve heard in 20 years,” says resident Alex Lusk. Extremely cold weather froze part of the sprinkler system. It then cracked and burst in the … More Info
  • TN: How Do You Thank An Officer? A Surprising Story….
    1.9.15 -Smokey Barn News – Then a fire alarm goes off at a local company, officers respond to secure the business, … Then an alarm goes off at another local business, officers are needed to … More Info
  • TN: Man’s cat saves him from Montgomery County house fire
    1.8.15 -Clarksville Leaf Chronicle – “All of a sudden, I heard my alarm. When it goes off, it hollers ‘Fire, fire.’” ‘I couldn’t see anything’. Stuard jumped out of bed, grabbed Grady May and put her … More Info
  • TN: Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reports working Smoke Alarm …
    1.8.15 – Clarksville Online – Tennessee State Fire Marshal Nashville, TN – A smoke alarm installed through the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office “Get Alarmed Tennessee” … More Info
  • TX: False alarms preceded deadly Texas high-rise fire
    1.8.15 –SecurityInfoWatch – San Antonio (AP) — Survivors of a fire that killed five people at a senior-living apartment near San Antonio say false alarms were routine at the 11-story … More Info
  • VA: Dog, smoke alarm alert Hampton family to fire
    1.8.15 -The Virginian-Pilot – A smoke alarm and a barking dog alerted a family that their house was on fire this afternoon. Firefighters were called about 1:50 p.m. and found … More Info
  • VA: Dulles flights delayed temporarily due to smoke alarm
    1.11.15 – W*USA 9 – Washington – Some flights at Dulles airport were delayed on Saturday after a smoke alarm went off at the base of an air traffic control tower. More Info
  • VA: Fire alarm credited in family’s safe escape from Chesterfield blaze
    1.9.15 -Richmond.com – Chesterfield County fire officials said a smoke alarm helped five people safely escape an early morning blaze that collapsed the roof of a home … More Info
  • VA: Smoke alarm credited with saving lives of Henrico family
    1.6.15 -Richmond.com – Fire officials said the family’s youngest daughter was asleep in her bed when she was awakened by the activation of a smoke alarm inside her home in the 200 … More Info
  • VA: Smoke causes brief evacuation at Suffolk retirement home
    1.11.15 – 13newsnow.com – According to a news release, emergency dispatch received a commercial fire alarm from the Lake Prince Woods retirement community, … More Info

Crime News

  • AB: Break-ins at local liquor stores
    1.5.15 – The Cold Lake Sun – A little over two hours later, at 3:30 a.m., another glass-break alarm went off at Liquor Warehouse. Again, police do not know if anything was taken. A witness … More Info
  • AL: Police catch man red handed after home burglary in Albertville
    1.8.15 – WAFF – Police said they received a call from an alarm company around 10:45 Tuesday morning concerning an alarm call at a home … More Info
  • AR: Arkansas pharmacy burglary leaves one dead, 2 behind bars
    1.9.15 – Knoe.com – Police responded to an alarm at Newsom’s Pharmacy in early Thursday morning to find a burglary in process. When a deputy arrived on the scene he found the … More Info
  • CA: Burglar caught on camera at J Salon & Co
    1.10.15 – KFSN-TV – Gross added, “Even with the best alarm system, once the alarm system has tripped, somebody has to recognize that and call law enforcement or the security … More Info
  • CA: Burglar targets homes in Sabre Springs area
    1.8.15 – 10News – In all, four homes were broken into that night. At another house, there was an attempted break-in, but a security alarm may have scared the burglar away… More Info
  • CA: Crime Report: Burglar hiding in drugstore stockroom escapes down …
    1.9.15 – Valley Sun- Residential burglary: …, between 12:40 and 1:05 p.m. Deputies responded to a burglar alarm that went off at the home. Prior to … More Info
  • CA: Man held on suspected residential burglary
    1.7.15 -Visalia Times-Delta – According to police, officers responded to a home for reports of a residential burglary alarm. Responding officers located a … More Info
  • CA: Merced burglary suspect arrested
    1.11.15 – Merced Sun-Star – Just after 2 a.m. officers responded to Pacific Pride Landscape in the 200 block of Riggs Avenue for a burglary alarm, according to a Merced police press release … More Info
  • CA: SFPD Officer Shoots at Unarmed Suspect While Responding to …
    1.5.15 – The San Francisco Appeal – A San Francisco police officer responding to a burglary alarm sounding at an apartment building on Sunday morning fired … More Info
  • FL: After bar burglary, 15 empty bottles of beer on the floor
    1.5.15 – The News-Press – Young told deputies that the restaurant had been locked at 11 p.m. Saturday night and an alarm activated. He said when he returned at 9:40 a.m. Sunday he … More Info
  • GA: Criminals targeting Church’s Chicken locations
    1.8.15 – The Augusta Chronicle – …were shut off during the break-in, disabling the alarm system, according to the police report. According to an employee, three men entered the store just before … More Info
  • IA: Robbery suspect shot by Des Moines police dies
    1.7.15 -DesMoinesRegister.com – Police responded to a silent alarm shortly after 9 a.m. from the Tradesmen Community Credit Union. Police received the description and plate … More Info
  • IL: Tracks in snow lead Freeport police to suspected burglar
    1.7.15 -SaukValley.com – The (Freeport) Journal Standard reports that Jose L. Martinez was arrested last weekend by a police officer responding to an alarm at the Happy Wok restaurant … More Info
  • LA: Police investigating Alexandria bank robbery
    1.5.15 – Alexandria Town Talk – Alexandria police officers responded to First Federal Bank around 4:39 p.m. for a hold-up alarm. Detectives were called once officers … More Info
  • MA: Southborough police log, Jan. 9 edition
    1.7.15 -Community Advocate – 8:24 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a business. More Info
  • MA: Stow police log, Dec. 29-Jan. 4
    1.10.15 – Wicked Local Maynard – 1:39 p.m.: ADT reported a residential burglar alarm on Sudbury Road. Police found an unsecured back door and checked the home. 3:35 p.m.: A walk-in … More Info
  • MD: Burglar damages Dundalk holiday train garden
    1.5.15 – Baltimore Sun – The historical society’s alarm sounded at 1:45 a.m. Friday, and police and volunteers who responded found that the train garden’s mountain scene had been … More Info
  • MI: Safes stolen during gas station robbery
    1.9.15 – Downtown: Birmingham/Bloomfield news magazine – Two unknown males wearing ski masks, hoodies and gloves stole two safes out of the office of a Birmingham gas station while alarms blared … More Info
  • MI: Two arrested in home burglary
    1.8.15 -Battle Creek Enquirer – Officers were notified by an alarm at the house and said they saw one of the men in the driveway who attempted to flee. He was caught near a neighbor’s pickup … More Info
  • MO: Deputies hear gunshots while responding to alarm sounding
    1.8.15 – KSDK – Deputies heard shots fired when they responded to a call for an alarm sounding. … heard gunshots Thursday morning while responding to a report of an alarm … More Info
  • NC: Clerk beaten in the face with gun during armed robbery
    1.8.15 -High Point Enterprise – The cashier pressed the alarm button. The suspect ran away when the cashier had trouble getting the register open. The suspect was described as black, … More Info
  • NC: North Carolina woman accidentally shoots husband after he triggers …
    1.9.15 – WATE-TV – Fayetteville, N.C. (AP) – Police in Fayetteville say a woman mistakenly shot her husband in the chest after he triggered the burglar alarm at their home. More Info
  • NC: Panthers coach Ron Rivera and family OK after fire at their Charlotte …
    1.5.15 – The State – The first call about the fire at the home came from the alarm company that monitors the home’s security system, which had been activated … More Info
  • NC: Suspect uses torch to cut his way into businesses, police say
    1.10.15 – WNCN – The suspect left the area once the business alarm activated. On Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, a suspect used a torch to cut a hole in the roof of Fazoli’s, police said. More Info
  • NE: Armed Man Leaves Business After Realizing Doors Are Locked
    1.10.15 – WOWT – Officers were called to the Check’n Go at seven Friday night after a panic alarm was set off. Once there, they learned a man had pulled up to … More Info
  • NH: Cops Catch Burglar at CitySide Grille
    1.8.15 -Patch.com – Concord Police head to alarm activation and allegedly find … Department, officers were sent to the eatery for an alarm activation last night. More Info
  • NJ: Elmwood Park Police looking for bank robbery suspect
    1.8.15 – NorthJersey.com – Police said that he repeatedly told her not to push the panic alarm. The teller handed over approximately $500 in cash and the suspect fled the bank on foot. More Info
  • NJ: Ocean County men nabbed in Toms River bank robbery, police say
    1.8.15 – NJ.com – Authorities were called to the Route 37 bank at 9:23 a.m. for a report of a hold up alarm at the bank, police said. The pair demanded cash and Camargo leaped … More Info
  • NJ: Toms River robbery sends elementary school into lockdown
    7.15 -Asbury Park Press- The Toms River Police Department responded to an alarm at 9:23 a.m. Wednesday at the Santander bank, according to a … More Info
  • NM: Caught on camera: Thieves hit Sick! Skate Shop
    8.15 – KOAT Albuquerque- That’s when the alarm goes off. Shop owner John Kelly watched the video. “And he runs over here real quick and grabs six skateboards,” said Kelly. They also … More Info
  • NY: Cops: Woman stole 3 tablets, 2 sets of headphones
    1.10.15 – WKBW-TV – The woman left the store without paying for the items, setting off the store’s alarm system. Loss Prevention officers saw the woman entered her vehicle in the … More Info
  • OH: Forest Elementary has false alarm
    1.6.15 -Troy Daily News – Troy — City of Troy Police responded to a false alarm at Forest Elementary School on Jan. 5, which has led to consideration in how to modify the district’s alarm … More Info
  • OH: Four arrested after second break-in at Verizon Wireless: Highland …
    1.8.15 -cleveland.com – Four men were arrested for breaking and entering around 3 a.m. Dec. 31 after a burglar alarm was sounded at Verizon Wireless when someone threw a stone … More Info
  • OH: Man climbs through HVAC to rob store
    1.6.15 -Lima Ohio – Once inside the Dollar General the suspect loaded items into a garbage bag but activated the alarm system by stepping in … More Info
  • OH: Suspect smashes door at Dayton auto shop
    1.10.15 – WDTN – Officials noted they had responded to an alarm at the shop several hours earlier. Police originally arrived at 2:30 a.m. but they said everything was secured. More Info
  • OH: Thieves take cash from Saybrook business
    1.5.15 – The Star Beacon – An alarm was then disabled, according to a report. A large hole was cut into the top of the safe with a grinding tool, deputies said. Empty money bags were found … More Info
  • OH: To catch a squirrely thief: North Ridgeville News and Musings
    1.8.15 -cleveland.com – “This Christmas morning, Patrolman Wilkshire and Patrolman Neff responded to an alarm at a local business. Businesses sometimes fall victim to break-ins … More Info
  • PA: Alarm Scares Off Point Breeze Burglary Suspects
    1.7.15 – NBC 10 Philadelphia – 17 around 9:30 a.m., caused a home alarm system to go off — frightening the men who ran from the home before stealing anything. Authorities describe one … More Info
  • PA: Philadelphia man charged with robbing Plymouth and Upper Merion …
    1.6.15 -Main Line – On Monday at 1:26 p.m., Upper Merion police arrived at the Royal Bank in response to an alarm from the bank’s security company. More Info
  • PA: Two brothers charged in Kingston church burglary
    1.10.15 – Citizens Voice – He forced open several doors, damaged an alarm system, grabbed $30 in cash from a drawer then fled the church, he said. Cody Conniff told police that he … More Info
  • SC: String of burglaries and shootout connected
    1.9.15 – WCBD – Shortly after 1 a.m., authorities responded to a call of a safe on fire in the Midland Park area and a burglary alarm … More Info
  • SD: Shopko pharmacy burglarized Tuesday
    1.7.15 -Sioux Falls Argus Leader – Police responded to the first alarm at 11:11 p.m. and found the building was secure and saw no signs of a burglary. After a second alarm activation at 11:51, … More Info
  • SD: Shopko pharmacy burglarized Tuesday
    1.8.15 – Sioux Falls Argus Leader – Prescription pills were stolen from the Shopko on Tuesday just before midnight. Police responded to the first alarm at 11:11 p.m. … More Info
  • TN: Authorities charge third person in ATM theft from bank
    1.8.15 – Knoxville News Sentinel – Authorities learned of the theft when an alarm sounded at the bank at 7:25 p.m. Dec. 30. Authorities said the bank’s surveillance devices captured a video of the … More Info
  • TN: Burglar cuts a hole in pharmacy roof, sets off alarm
    1.6.15 –WAAY – Authorities say the suspect cut a hole in the roof of the business, and set off the alarm once inside. The suspect fled the scene. After gathering evidence … More Info
  • TN: Robbers caught on camera carrying cash register from salad shop
    1.8.15 – wreg.com – “The window got fixed this morning, we got security alarm installed and we’re going to start locking everything,” Kelley said. The men got away. One of them went … More Info
  • TN: Robbery suspects throw chainsaws at Alabama police
    1.10.15 – Chattanooga Times Free Press – Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese says an officer was on patrol early Thursday morning and heard a store’s alarm going off. Reese says the officer saw a … More Info
  • TX: Sheriff’s Report
    1.8.15 – Lexington Leader – ADT reported a residential burglar alarm in Lincoln. Chief Deputy Lapham, Deputy Grover and Deputy Flores checked the house and found everything secure. More Info
  • TX: Temple police investigating tobacco store burglary
    1.6.15 –KVUE – Police say they were called to the Tobacco Junction around 5:04 a.m. Monday to a business alarm. When they … More Info
  • TX: Thieves steal everything from Popeye’s safe
    1.11.15 – FOX 29 – An alarm went off, alerting police to the burglary. The thieves got away. Police would not say how much was stolen.Thieves steal everything from Popeye’s safe … More Info
  • TX: Valero in Cleveland robbed
    1.11.15 – Your Houston News – Cleveland police officers Joe Rosas and David Cavazos were dispatched to the gas station after dispatchers received an alarm. Upon arrival, officers found the … More Info
  • WA: Burglars burrow into Tumwater nail salon and cigarette store
    1.8.15 – The Olympian – Jen Kolb, who assumed their main target was the cigarette store. The suspects likely fled the scene after setting off the alarm at the latter business, Kolb said. More Info
  • WA: Burglars steal about $40000 in marijuana from shop
    1.5.15 – KIRO Seattle – This bypassed the alarm system. Police said the thieves got away with $40,000 in medical marijuana. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call … More Info
  • WI: Fort police log contained interesting 2014 reports
    1.5.15 – Daily Union – 9:43 a.m.: An alarm company asked for a welfare check on the employees at Kmart because they hadn’t received an open store call from them. The alarm … More Info
  • WI: Police seek Appleton cigarette burglar
    1.9.15 – Appleton Post Crescent – 23 burglary of a convenience store. Officers responded to an alarm about 3 a.m. and found the glass broken out of the store’s front door. More Info
  • WV: Two Suspects Named in Grocery Store Burglary
    1.11.15 – WSAZ-TV – He says the suspects busted the alarm system and broke the door to get in. He says they got away with $100 in quarters and a dozen packs of cigarettes. More Info

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