Public Safety Updates
- CA: City of Pasadena Announces New Police Department …
1.18.24 – City of Pasadena – Central Square Corporation will administer all false alarm notifications, billing and collections for the City. The program will help to …
- GA: Police chief: Put Coke warehouse on ‘do not respond’ list
1.19.24 – Appen Media – After a dispute at the Coca-Cola warehouse, Sandy Springs Police Chief Ken DeSimone said he’s about to “put them on the ‘do not respond’ list at the 911 Center.” City staff and records say no such list exists.
- Burglary victims sought after thief impersonates alarm company
1.18.24 – NBC Los Angeles – Police said 37-year-old Jacinto Chavez of Riverside is one of possibly two or more thieves who posed as employees of the alarm security company Brinks to enter homes and steal items such as jewelry, credit cards, and blank checks. “This is like stealing from your grandparents,” Spitzer said.
- Alarm Panel Hack Defeats Encryption By Ignoring It
1.19.24 – Hackaday – We love this solution because, as [Valdez] aptly points out, the weakest point in any system is the place where it can’t be encrypted.
- Monitoring Matters: The Real Cost of False Alarms
1.19.24 – SSI – The Biggest Cost to Consider. The real cost is that agencies are understaffed and overworked. That real cost will only be realized (a) when first responders can’t come anymore because they have too many calls to respond to or (b) when the costs to respond become so prohibitive that no public service can afford it.
- WA: Proposed bill aims to increase safety at pet kennels by …
1.19.24 – House Bill 2403 hopes to stop fires like these from occurring. It would require dog and cat kennels to have a fire alarm system or fire sprinklers. The bill calls for fire suppression systems to automatically notify emergency responders when activated.
- How to Leverage Mass Notification and AI Video Surveillance
1.18.24 – SSI – Terry Swanson – Integrators can offer the ability to detect spilled liquids, smoke, and weather-related hazards like water and snow the moment they appear …
- Legal Briefing: What to Consider When Switching Central Stations
1.16.24 – SSI – Ken Kirschenbaum – Central stations are one of the most important decisions alarm dealers make. Here’s how to firm up your dealer
- KS: Burst Water Pipe Causes False Alarm Fire Call at Russell Hotel
1.17.24 – KRSL – The City of Russell Fire Department was paged Tuesday evening to a fire at a Russell hotel that turned out to be a false alarm caused by a burst water pipe. There was no fire. At 7:13 PM Tuesday, the Department was paged to The Lodge at Russell.
- CA: Burglars caught on video breaking into Camarillo home, …
1.16.24 – ABC7 Los Angeles – A security camera captured a group of burglars breaking into a home in Camarillo, getting away with sentimental items and family heirlooms.
- CO: Lakewood sub shop owner questions police response …
1.18.24 – Lakewood, Colo. (KDVR) – The owner of a Lakewood sandwich shop says his business was burglarized early Thursday morning, but police did not initially respond. Surveillance footage shows an individual gaining access to Taste of Philly. then removing a safe from the back of the building.
- FL: Spider-Man burglar steals from 5 units at Miami Beach high …
1.17.24 – WPLG – A swift and quiet thief recently scaled up a building in Miami Beach. Residents said he was like Spider-Man. With the agility of the Marvel Comics character, the burglar broke into five units at The Alexander Hotel All Suite Oceanfront Resort.
- LA: NOPD, owner of New Orleans police supply shop downplay …
1.16.24 – NOLA – The New Orleans Police Department and the owner of a law enforcement supply store on Airline Highway on Tuesday both downplayed the impact of a burglary early Sunday that prompted the department to suspend traffic stops by plainclothes officers.
- NY: Burglar caught in the act on home security camera, says …
1.15.24 – 14850 Today – Burglar caught in the act on home security camera, says Sheriff’s Office. A Dryden resident who spotted someone in a home in the 1000 block of Harford-Slaterville Road late Sunday afternoon via a live camera feed called to report a burglary in progress, according to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.
- VA: Alarm scares off would-be burglar at Vienna residence
1.20.24 – Gazette Leader – A woman living in the 300 block of Plum Street, S.W., told Vienna police on Jan. 14 at 2:19 a.m. that an unknown person had walked around …
- WI: Madison police investigating after near east side restaurant …
1.17.24 – Channel 3000 – Madison police are investigating after they said a restaurant on the city’s near east side was broken into early Wednesday morning.
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