Public Safety Updates
- New ordinance could require businesses to have cameras
1.13.24 – The Commercial Dispatch – Starkville, MS – Mayor Lynn Spruill is proposing an ordinance requiring Starkville businesses and retail centers of a certain size to install security …
- US Department of Labor Announces Final Rule On Classifying Workers As Employees Or Independent Contractors Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
1.9.24 – DOL – Washington – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule to help employers and workers better understand when a worker qualifies as an employee and when they may be considered an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Report – Spending on video surveillance will triple
1.10.24 – SSN – Austin, Texas – Eagle Eye Networks (EEN) has just released its 2024 Trends in Video Surveillance report, which revealed organizations are betting big on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the cloud.
- Security industry economic outlook: cautious optimism
1.10.24 – Samantha Schober – With the start of a new year, the early indicators reveal a security industry that appears to be in good health and promising solid growth after shedding the weight of the pandemic and supply chain problems in the last few years.
- Real words or buzzwords?: E-waste – an important security system design issue
1.9.24 – SIW – Ray Bernard, PSP, CHS-III – Now e-waste is an important design issue not just because of growing e-waste regulations, but because educated designers can save enterprise security system customers a lot of money.
- New Jersey man indicted for selling banned Chinese cameras
1.8.24 – SIW – John Dobberstein – Tamer Zakhary, 49, of Toms River, N.J., is charged with three counts of wire fraud and one count of making false statements for allegedly telling law enforcement customers that equipment he sold was not banned by the National Defense Authorization Act.
- Z-Wave Alliance kicks off 2024 with new members, updated educational materials, and CES 2024 presence
1.9.24 – SIW – On the heels of announcing the newly elected Board of Directors, the bevy of announcements from the Z-Wave Alliance marks an explosive start to 2024.
- OneMeta at CES2024 – Game Changer for the Security Monitoring Industry?
1.9.24 – SIW – We met with Saul Leal, CEO of OneMeta, a company with technology poised to revolutionize the security central station monitoring market, at CES 2024. VerbumCall is an AI-powered over-the-phone interpretation (OPI) that enables seamless multilingual calls with 100+ languages supported. No app or internet required.
- See the remo+ Over-the-Door Cam at CES 2024
1.11.24 – SIW – Paul Rothman – We met with Bryan Quackenbush in the AT&T booth at CES 2024 to discuss the new remo+ DoorCam 3+ LTE over-the-door connected smart security camera. Iris ID Systems Inc., the global leader in authentication technology for 25 years, is now the exclusive North American representative of the product.
- IN: CO detector dismissed by alarm company was doing its job
1.11.24 – NW Times – Chesterton – An activated carbon monoxide detector, which was dismissed by an alarm company as probably faulty, was actually doing its job correctly this week when warning a local family of potentially dangerous levels of the poisonous gas within their home, Chesterton firefighters said.
- AL: Alleged burglar caught napping on the ‘job’
1.10.24 0 Mobile AL – Fox 10 – Police said surveillance video shows that James broke into the store and took merchandise. He was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail on …
- AZ: Dog escapes kennel, setting off alarm, then tries to free his …
1.11.24 – FOX 10 Phoenix – A police officer went above and beyond after a pup got loose at an Arizona animal shelter. “The police actually came because he set the alarm …
- CA: Smash-and-grab burglary caught on surveillance video at …
1.9.24 – ABC7 – Los Angeles – Surveillance video shows three suspects breaking into a Norwalk pharmacy before fleeing the scene in a car.
- CA: Video captures burglar with large rock smashing into …
1.12.23 -KTLA – Los Angeles – Surveillance video captured a man smashing into businesses in a series of destructive burglaries in Woodland Hills.
- CO: Pueblo police respond to panic alarm at store
1.10.24 – Fox 21- PPD said on Monday, that officers were called to the Northern Ave. Alta Convenience Store for a panic alarm. Police learned a man wearing a face mask and dressed in all black approached the counter and said, “Empty your register.”
- IL: Burglar Alarm Reveals Break-In At Gyros Restaurant: Palos …
1.8.24 – Patch – Palos Hills, IL – A burglary alarm revealed a break-in at a gyros restaurant in Palos Hills, reports said. Around 3 a.m. Dec. 29, Palos Hills officers responded to a burglar alarm at Mickey’s Gyros at 107th Street and Roberts Road. Police set up a perimeter around the restaurant.
- IL: Video shows burglar break into Cafe Utjeha on NW Side
1.10.24 – ABC 7 Chicago – The owner of the cafe shared surveillance video of the burglar. SEE ALSO: Smash-and-grab burglary caught on camera at Logan Square coffee shop.
- MI: Burglars target marijuana stores in Van Buren County
1.8.24 – MLive – Three men entered the building and escaped with an undisclosed amount of marijuana products before police could reach the scene. Police believe that the same three burglars were involved in both break-ins. They were wearing hoodies, hats, gloves and masks.
- VT: Security footage shows burglar stealing cash drawers from …
1.11.24 – WPTZ – The security footage the restaurant posted to Facebook shows someone entering the store and then going behind the counter to where the cash …
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