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  • 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.

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  • 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.


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