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January 26, 2015

Door to Door Sales

  • Man posing as ‘Certified Alarm’ employee, going door-to-door in …
    1.24.15 – whnt.com – Sheffield, Ala. – Sheffield Police officers are responding to calls of a door-to-door solicitor. Certified Alarm Co. also sent out an alert on their … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Richmond police requesting measures to reduce false alarm calls
    1.21.15 – Richmond Standard – The Richmond Police Department is sounding an alarm on the number of false alarm calls it receives from buildings. An estimated 94-percent …More Info
  • MI: False alarms carry fees in Farmington Hills
    1.22.15 – Hometownlife.com – ‎It might not seem like a big deal to a resident or business when an alarm system goes off — and there’s no apparent criminal activity. That’s a likely a reason to cheer, but what many don’t know is that false or not, Farmington Hills police must respond and that … More Info
  • MN: At the Eagan outlet mall, shoplifting and alarms are keeping police …
    1.22.15 – Rick Kupchella’s BringMeTheNews – The Eagan police department has been stretched thin since the Twin Cities Premium Outlets opened over the summer. They’ve responded to a total of 630 calls … More Info
  • NC: False alarm calls still plaguing Greensboro police
    1.21.15 – myfox8.com – Greensboro, N.C. – The Greensboro Police Department says false alarm calls are tying up its resources and even with tougher penalties that took effect in … More Info
  • ON: Repeated false alarms still a concern in West Perth
    1.20.15 – Mitchell Advocate – The board and the municipality have discussed the issue in recent years, after several reoccurring incidents of false alarms among both residents and … More Info
  • PA: Jeannette, Pa. plans to adopt false alarm fine ordinance
    1.22.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – Jan. 15 – Four or more false alarms requiring a response by Jeannette police or firefighters could soon result in fines. City council approved on Wednesday the … More Info
  • TN: Trenton Police use technology to catch burglars in the act
    1.24.15 – WBBJ-TV – Trenton, TN. – West Tennessee officers are catching burglars in the act all thanks to silent but effective technology. It is as easy as turning a key to an alarm …More Info
  • TX: Garcia: Body camera pilot program will lead to more transparency
    1.19.15 – Your Houston News – Since 1991, Harris County has required that all residential and commercial alarm systems in the unincorporated areas of the county be registered with the … More Info
  • TX: Lubbock Police Say Out of Thousands, Only 144 Alarm Calls Were …
    1.22.15 – EverythingLubbock.com – Lubbock, TX – The City of Lubbock enacted an alarm ordinance in 2001 that requires a property owner to obtain an alarm permit once … More Info

Industry News

  • Jan. 19, 2015: The Number of Homes with Smart Thermostats …
    1.19.15 – ACHR NEWS – … whole-home system channel through partners such as ADT, Vivint, and Alarm.com. Other contenders in the North American market include Emerson, Lennox, … More Info
  • Can You Get Sued for a System That’s ‘Too Loud’?
    1.19.15 – CEPro – Due to a wise contract stipluation, ADT successfully fends off a lawsuit claiming its alarm sirens caused hearing damage. But can you face a similar lawsuit for an …More Info
  • Despite challenges, video surveillance market continues impressive growth
    1.14.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – IHS releases its 2015 trend predictions for the global video surveillance industry… More Info
  • Legal Watch: Avoid Video Surveillance Liability
    1.15.15 – SecurityInfoWatch -Five legal issues to bear in mind for video surveillance deployments… More Info
  • Kidde RemoteLync Delivers 24/7 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alerts With No Extra Fees
    1.20.15 – EHDaily – The new home-monitoring device is designed to be paired with most existing alarms. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the average person can expect five home fires over the course of a lifetime. Yikes. That may be enough to make you worry, but is it enough to make you pay some type of monthly security monitoring fee?  More Info
  • Wife of Fox Brothers Alarm Services owner charged with summary …
    1.21.15 – lehighvalleylive.com – The wife of the owner of Fox Brothers Alarm Services pleaded guilty to summary retail theft charges after allegedly stealing a bracelet from a … More Info
  • Why the Convergence of Touch-Screen TVs, Tablets is Inevitable
    1.21.15 – eWeek – The convergence of giant TVs and tablets with touch displays will inevitably replace today’s PC paradigm in homes, businesses and enterprise conference rooms. More Info
  • Report: Global Home Automation Market to Surpass $21B in 2020
    1.21.15 – CEPro -Transparency Market Research calculates home automation market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.3%, will be worth more than $21 billion in 2020. Life safety and security segment held highest market revenue share in 2014. More Info
  • As ATT Phases Out Copper Signal Service Helps Customers …
    1.22.15 – Pine Tree – Simply put, if a security system (burglar alarm or fire alarm) has been communicating with its central station via land lines for its entirety and then your phone line … More Info
  • Reilich wants Greece more like ‘Mayberry’
    1.22.15 – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – Before he became a politician, Bill Reilich spent 28 years running an alarm systems company. More Info
  • 10-digit dialing to become mandatory Feb. 7
    1.22.15 – The Herald – That includes life-safety systems, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, gates, speed dialers, mobile phone contact lists, … More Info
  • Fancy alarm systems may not protect your home: study
    1.24.15 -News1130 – Vancouver – Buying a high-priced home alarm system may not protect your home in the way you had hoped. That’s the finding of a team of … More Info
  • Slamming — has nothing to do with doors
    1.24.15 -Clinton Herald – A retired Clinton woman, let’s call her Karen, contacted me about her home alarm system. Karen told me she contracted for several years with ADT, a pretty … More Info
  • Home security systems offer peace of mind
    1.23.15 – Uniontown Herald Standard – Residential security systems or alarms can serve as a deterrent for potential … They can also double as a smoke alarm by detecting a fire as well as a flood. More Info
  • Should alarm dealers worry about Verizon’s decision to sunset 3G service?
    1.20.15 – SecurityInfo Watch – However, unlike AT&T’s decision to sunset 2G service, a move that will officially become complete as of Dec. 31, 2016, Verizon’s shuttering of 3G should have little or no impact on the alarm industry, according to Shawn Welsh, vice president of marketing and business development for Telular Corp. More Info
  • Getting Started with a DIY Home Security System
    1.19.15 – EHDaily – If you want to make your home a little safer and have more peace-of-mind, an inexpensive DIY home security system may be for you. More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Brief Description and Current Status


Introduced by Senate Ethics and Elections | Revises adds definitions related to certain alarm systems provides that permit is not required for wireless alarm systems reduces maximum price for permit labels for alarm systems authorizes local law enforcement agency to coordinate inspection of certain alarm system projects.
Status: 1/20/2015 : House – Filed
History FLHB00413




By McDonough (MS) | Amd S378, Exec L Requires carbon monoxide detectors in commercial establishments.
Status: 01/15/2015 : referred to governmental operations
History NYAB02316




By Brindisi (MS) | Amd S378, Exec L Enacts the school buildings carbon monoxide act requiring the building code to include standards for the installation of operable carbon monoxide detectors in every elementary and secondary school building within the state wherein the use of heating or other equipment poses a substantial risk of exposure to carbon monoxide.
Status: 01/16/2015 : referred to governmental operations
History NYAB02466




By Englebright | Amd Art 27 Title 31 SS27-3101 – 27-3105, add S71-2730, En Con L Establishes special provisions for recycling of ionization smoke detectors and requires manufacturers to create a waste acceptance program for ionization smoke detectors.
Status: 01/20/2015 : referred to environmental conservation
History NYAB02740




By HASSELL-THOMPSON | Add S64-e, ABC L Enacts “Imette’s Law”; mandates that every owner of an cabaret establishment, but which is not a restaurant, shall install security cameras at every entrance and exit of such establishment.
History NYSB02040




Relating to the authority of a county to adopt a fire code.
Status: 01/21/2015 : S Filed
History TXSB00327


State & National News

  • New NFPA fact sheet shows a change in where home smoking material fires start
    11.20.14 – NFPA – A new NFPA fact sheet shows how the leading areas of origin in home structure fires have changed over time. Only 1% of home smoking material fires started on the exterior balcony or open porch and less than 1% started in a courtyard, terrace or patio in 1980-1984, compared to 14% and 6% in these areas, respectively, in 2007-2011. More Info
  • Touting prevention, police put crime info online 
    1.20.15 – Stateline – Many people across the country, whether they live in small towns or major cities, can now pull up free crime-mapping websites, click on a geographic area and pinpoint where and when crimes ranging from burglaries to auto thefts have been reported. More Info
  • E-waste bills plugged in again in Texas 
    1.18.15 – San Antonio Express-News – Worried about safety hazards of electronic waste, Democratic legislators are recycling their legislation from last session that aims to curb disposal of computers and equipment. More Info
  • Security system at Biden’s Delaware home has long record of problems
    1.20.15 – Washington Post – It was so unreliable at times last year, occasionally giving incorrect data, that the Secret Service turned it off for several months — warning agents at the time that cameras and alarms would be shut down indefinitely. More Info

Business Tips

  • Is Your Company Ready for a Retirement Tsunami?
    1.16.15 – Baseline – The problem with the coming wave of retirements is not just the loss of technical expertise. It’s also the loss of those employees’ subject-matter knowledge. More Info
  • Why Employees Avoid Using Work Software
    1.14.15 – CIOInsight – To avoid potentially serious problems, tech teams should promptly address why workers neglect the majority of software at their disposal. More Info
  • Wireless Coverage Increasingly Important to Employees
    1.19.15 – Eweek – Research reveals that 40 percent of workers would be happier and more productive if indoor cellular coverage were improved. More Info
  • Human Resources: Obamacare Impact 
    1.21.15 – Commercial Integrator – With most elements of the Affordable Care Act deployed, we take the pulse of how its mixed bag effects on integrators. More Info
  • Why All Managers Must Be Leaders
    1.21.15 – Forbes‎ – Anyone within an organization has the potential to become a leader, but managers must be … More Info
  • 10 Business Articles Security Executives Should Consider
    1.23.15 – Security Sales & Integration – Here are 10 great business stories electronic security company executives probably missed. More Info

Fire News

  • CA: Burnt popcorn forces people out of Mendocino Hall
    1.24.15 -StateHornet.com – Burnt popcorn on the second floor triggered a fire alarm at noon that forced … probably left the popcorn cooking for too long, resulting in the alarm to sound off. More Info
  • CT: Smoke Detector Alerts Family to Westport Basement Fire
    1.20.15 – NBC Connecticut – Crews responded to a home at 11:05 p.m. on Monday after a fire alarm went off and they received a 911 call from the house reporting a … More Info
  • DC: Alarms fail to sound during fire at Capital Hilton, guests say
    1.21.15 – Washington Post – Two mayors and other guests said alarms did not sound during a fire Tuesday at the Capital Hilton in downtown Washington, and that many … More Info
  • GA: Early morning fire damages Hall home
    1.24.15 -Access North Georgia – Gainesville – Hall County fire officials are crediting a smoke alarm with waking two men Saturday morning, enabling them to escape their burning home. More Info
  • IN: Michigan City father still recovering after saving son from house fire
    1.22.15 – WSBT-TV – Adrian’s home was destroyed after a space heater caught fire on December 7. He says he woke up to the sound of a smoke alarm going off. The first thing he did … More Info
  • KS: Emergency dispatches
    1.22.15 – Peabody Gazette-Bulletin – 8:46 p.m. – Upon investigation by Peabody firefighters, a fire alarm turned out to be a malfunctioning smoke alarm. 8:59 p.m. — A … More Info
  • KS: Smoke alarm saves two Overland Park families from duplex fire
    1.21.15 – fox4kc.com – Overland Park, Kan. – Two families escaped a fire early Monday morning in a duplex. Firefighters credit a smoke alarm for saving their … More Info
  • MD: Anne Arundel County Fire Department releases information on …
    1.20.15 -Eye On Annapolis – Around 3:30 this morning, Anne Arundel Fire Communications was notified by an alarm monitoring company of a fire alarm sounding in a residence … More Info
  • ME: Dog saves owner from fire
    1.19.15 – Live 5 News – And then this fire alarm was going off,” he said. Babe pawed at his face until he woke up. That’s when he finally heard the smoke detector and smelled smoke. More Info
  • ME: Rockland fire chief credits smoke alarm from preventing fire similar …
    1.24.15 -Bangor Daily News – Rockland, Maine – A fire that damaged a home early Saturday morning had similarities to one that killed six people in Portland in November … More Info
  • NH: Man dies, wife injured in Nashua blaze
    1.19.15 – The Union Leader – Deputy Fire Chief Karl Gerhard said the fire department received a call about 2 a.m. from a Lifeline Security alarm vendor concerning a person … More Info
  • TN: FedEx Forum evacuated briefly due to fire alarm
    1.20.15 – SI.com – The alarm was triggered shortly after 2 p.m. CT, about two hours before the Grizzlies were scheduled to tip off against the Mavericks. The alarm was set off by …More Info
  • VA: ACFD: Smoke Alarms, Escape Plan Saved Lives in House Fire
    1.22.15 – ARL now – Working smoke alarms alerted them to the fire when they were sleeping, and following … Maintaining your smoke alarm and practicing your fire escape plan are … More Info
  • WI: Sunday police log: Potatoes cause fire call
    1.19.15 – Wisconsin Rapids Tribune – •At 5:31 p.m. the Grand Rapids and Biron fire departments responded to a fire alarm. A woman had “burned … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Football star arrested Monday
    1.21.15 – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com – Hill says Pope never touched her, but just damaged the walls and alarm system. Police noticed Pope’s hand bleeding profusely. He was arrested and charged … More Info
  • CA: Burglars strike two downtown businesses, steal goods worth $29000
    1.24.15 – Paso Robles Daily News – burglar alarm sounding in the area. Officers responded and found the front glass door to the Rental Depot … More Info
  • CA: Driver arrested after crashing into plumbing products store
    1.24.15 – OCRegister – A report of a burglary alarm drew police to BJ’s Discount Plumbing early Saturday. At the store, officers found that … More Info
  • CA: Fresno suspect caught behind burglarized cellphone store
    1.25.15 – ABC30.com – Fresno police officers say they caught Lue with some stolen items after an alarm went off at the store. He was later booked into the Fresno County Jail on …More Info
  • CA: Hemet: Business burglary prompts arrest of 3 teens
    1.19.15 – Press-Enterprise – A business district burglary prompted a pre-dawn search that led to the arrests of three teens at a Hemet apartment complex, police say. The burglary alarm … More Info
  • CA: Men sought in burglaries at Paso Robles businesses
    1.24.15 – The San Luis Obispo Tribune – At 4:21 a.m. Friday, officers were alerted to an in-store alarm at the Rental Depot. Officers again found the front door … More Info
  • CA: Paso Robles Police Seek Public’s Help in Burglary Cases
    1.23.15 – KEYT – The following day at about 4:21 a.m. police responded to a sounding commercial burglary alarm at Rental Depot and discovered the front glass door had been … More Info
  • CA: Wines stolen from French Laundry recovered in North Carolina
    1.24.15 – abc7news.com – Another break-in with the alarm off and no one there that night. Again, the thief or thieves took the good stuff. The Napa County Sheriff’s office will be working … More Info
  • CT: Courtesy of CT State Police
    1.24.15 – CBS Local – CBS Connecticut – State Police are searching for the man who robbed the Liberty Bank on Main Street in Durham Friday. Troopers responded to a bank alarm. More Info
  • CT: Woodbury man charged after false alarm
    1.21.15 – Waterbury Republican American – Litchfield – A Woodbury man who gave an alarm company operator a chilling claim of murder in his home early Tuesday was ordered held … More Info
  • FL: Deputies: 2 cellphone stores burglarized 30 minutes apart in Orange …
    1.22.15 – WESH Orlando – Deputies said an alarm at the Sprint store notified them of the break-in, but no one was there when they arrived. A manager for the Sprint store said some … More Info
  • GA: Alleged crooks trashed store, fled with cellphones
    1.22.15 – WSB Atlanta – Store owner Don Kim told Channel 2’s Tom Regan his alarm company called him around 3 a.m to warn him his store had been broken into. “They stayed in the … More Info
  • GA: Electronics, apparel stolen from Augusta home
    1.25.15 – The Augusta Chronicle – The 27-year-old told police that an e-mail from her alarm company late Friday said the back door had been left open at her home … More Info
  • GA: Smash-and-grab burglars hit Woodstock Nike outlet
    1.22.15 – Atlanta Journal Constitution – Woodstock police officers responding to a 1:15 a.m. alarm call at the store found a large window shattered, Channel 2 Action … More Info
  • GA: Thieves Decided to Rob a Nike Outlet Store for Some Reason
    1.24.15 – Complex – WSB-TV reports that police responded to an alarm call at 1:15 a.m. and discovered broken glass outside of the Nike outlet store. Surveillance footage showed … More Info
  • GA: Woman, child flee during attempted burglary
    1.20.15 -McDuffie Mirror – Moments later, their burglary alarm sounded, and the victim grabbed her child, ran outside and fled in her truck. An investigation revealed the backdoor of the … More Info
  • IA: Watch thief haul away 1 ATM, lose another
    1.21.15 – KCCI Des Moines – It started with a burglary alarm at 2:30 this morning in Clive. … getaway…that’s when a Clive officer responding to a burglary alarm shows up…and that’s when the … More Info
  • IL: CTA Robber Pointed Replica Gun at Bus Driver, Prosecutors Say
    1.24.15 -DNAinfo – The driver complied and pulled a silent alarm. When police arrived a few minutes later, multiple passengers offered descriptions of Hernandez. Police arrested … More Info
  • IL: FBI: Security guard tackles, handcuffs would-be bank robber
    1.22.15 – Chicago Tribune – The guard ran after the would-be robber, wrestled the man to the ground, and handcuffed him as the teller activated a holdup alarm and someone else called … More Info
  • IL: Man charged with trying to break into Mundelein store
    1.21.15 – Chicago Sun-Times – Lake County sheriff’s police responded about 2:30 a.m. to a silent alarm at Family Pantry, the sheriff’s department said in … More Info
  • IL: Three restaurants burglarized in one night
    1.24.15 – Elk Grove Citizen – Lisa Brown, a co-owner of Bravo’s, said she was contacted by her business’s alarm company around 3 a.m. and she accepted their offer to call the police. More Info
  • IL: Yorkville man charged in Cary Fifth Third Bank robbery, other …
    1.21.15 – Northwest Herald – Cary police responded to a hold-up alarm about 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at Fifth Third Bank, according to a previous report by the Northwest Herald. The man who … More Info
  • IN: Police: Young robber steals pills from Indianapolis pharmacy
    1.22.15 – WSBT-TV – Police say the note also implied the boy would kill everyone in the store if the alarm button was pressed. They say the received the pills in a brown paper bag … More Info
  • KS: Police look for suspect scared off by medical alert alarm
    1.23.15 – Hays Post – She used her medic alert alarm and told the intruder the police would be on the way. The suspect left. The suspect is described as a white male, 5 foot 6 inches … More Info
  • LA: Family upset over police response after two burglaries
    1.21.15 – WWL – The family admits they tripped the house alarm to get faster service, but police said doing so puts officers in danger as they try to respond and charges can be … More Info
  • LA: Liquor store robbed in West Lafayette
    1.22.15 – Journal and Courier – A man armed with a shotgun robbed Village Bottle Shoppe in West Lafayette late Tuesday. West Lafayette police received a hold-up alarm about 11:30 p.m. and … More Info
  • LA: One killed in Belle Chasse bridge car crash, and other crime news
    1.24.15 – The New Orleans Advocate – About 9:30 a.m. officers were responding to a burglar alarm when they saw Devin Robinson fleeing on foot. The officers apprehended him … More Info
  • MA: Springfield man admits armed robbery of Little Panda restaurant …
    1.24.15 – MassLive.com – After she saw the man leave she went back in and pressed the hold up alarm. Frau said police saw on video surveillance Williams take a knife on his pocket. More Info
  • MA: Westford police log, Dec. 28-Jan. 10
    1.24.15 – Westford Eagle – 6:14 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on Lan Drive. Police checked and secured the building. 3:20 p.m.: A suspicious motor vehicle was reported on Winding … More Info
  • MI: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: Authorities arrest subject for …
    1.22.15 – MLive.com – At 9:36 a.m. Deputies Hiller and Deering responded to a residential alarm. At 10:34 a.m. Sergeant Watson …  More Info
  • MI: Suspects Sought After Stealing ATM From Inside Gas Station
    1.24.15 – WHMI – Deputies with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Lyon Township substation responded to a building alarm at the BP Gas Station at around … More Info
  • MI: Wyandotte police arrest homeless man believed responsible for …
    1.25.15 – Southgate News Herald – According to a Riverview police report, officers were sent there at about 4:45 a.m. after a burglar alarm was activated. Police found footprints in the snow leading … More Info
  • MO: Police seek tips on Raytown liquor store robbery where employee …
    1.23.15 – Kansas City Star – The male employee told police he attempted to activate an alarm but tripped and fell. He told police he thought he struck his head on the way down. Police … More Info
  • NC: Alleged crooks caught on camera in Belmont
    1.22.15 – WCNC – That set off an alarm, and all three took off in a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee with Tennessee plates. More Info
  • NC: Belmont police seek help identifying 3 in store robbery
    1.22.15 – WSOC Charlotte – When the office was broken into, an alarm went off and the clerk confronted the men, who then ran. An undisclosed amount of money was stolen, police said. More Info
  • NC: Fayetteville soldier mistakenly shot by wife after triggering burglar …
    1.21.15 – Fayetteville Observer – A woman mistakenly shot her husband in the chest this morning after he triggered the burglar alarm at their home in west Fayetteville, police … More Info
  • NC: Gunman robs convenience store
    1.21.15 – The Robesonian – Deputies were called to Minuteman Food Mart at about 4:45 p.m. Monday when a silent alarm was activated, according to Maj. More Info
  • NC: Three wanted in Belmont gas station theft
    1.22.15 – Gaston Gazette – An alarm went off and the clerk confronted the suspects who then all fled in a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee with Tennessee plates, traveling west on Wilkinson … More Info
  • NC: Two charged in break-in
    1.22.15 – The Stokes News – Chief Deputy Craig Carico said Deputy K.Creed heard an alarm while on a routine patrol on Jan. 20 and discovered a front window had been broken out of … More Info
  • NJ: Thieves smash Bayonne liquor store entrance, steal ATM — but it …
    1.20.15 -NJ.com – On Tuesday at 5:34 a.m., police responded to the report of a burglary alarm at a liquor store where they found the store’s front entrance … More Info
  • NJ: Washington Twp crimelog: Suspected smash-and-grab burglar …
    1.21.15 – NJ.com – Police responded to a burglary alarm at Yogi’s and found the front door glass smashed in. An exterior and interior search by a K9 officer … More Info
  • NY: Suspect Charged in Church Burglary Spree
    1.19.15 – NBC New York – Responding to a burglar alarm, Glen Cove police spotted Denis Alvarado, 50, exiting the rear of St. Hyacinth Church, according to … More Info
  • OH: Burglar makes off with $18000 in jewelry, plus pillowcase: Moreland …
    1.22.15 – cleveland.com – Alarm drop, East Juniper Lane: Police responded to a motion alarm called in on the afternoon of Jan. 14 by a security company that reported a man answering … More Info
  • OH: Cleveland man breaks into house, head-butts estranged wife …
    1.23.15 – cleveland.com – … police found someone had tried to get into a Westlake alarm company by breaking a sliding glass door. The damage was discovered after an alarm went off. More Info
  • OH: False alarm leads to drug arrest: Brunswick Hills Police Blotter
    1.19.15 – cleveland.com – Drug possession, Autumnwood Lane: Police responded to an alarm call at a residence at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 8. The homeowner explained to police that it was a false … More Info
  • OK: Video shows man breaking into convenience store
    1.23.15 – NewsOK.com – About 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to an alarm at the Capital Square Station convenience store. A front window was busted out, police … More Info
  • OR: Man squeezes through window, burglarizes sports store
    1.22.15 – kgw.com – The Burtons plan to add more cameras and an alarm system to ensure this does not happen again. “I wonder if he is going to come back,” said Nicole. More Info
  • PA: Burglar flees at alarm in Chestnuthill Township
    1.19.15 – Pocono Record – An attempted burglary was foiled by a homeowner’s alarm last week, according to police. More Info
  • PA: Greensburg officer kicked in forehead, woman charged
    1.22.15 – Tribune-Review – Greensburg police responded to the 12:42 a.m. alarm at an apartment on Pittsburgh Street Saturday. They could smell smoke coming from the apartment, which … More Info
  • SC: Business break-ins, phony money keep police busy
    1.19.15 – The Tand D.com – … police responded to an alarm call at the Peking Chinese Restaurant. Someone had pried open the back door of that business. More Info
  • SC: Deputies Say Man Fires Shots At Suspected Burglar in Greer
    1.23.15 – WSPA.com – Deputies say her son told deputies he heard the alarm go off, grabbed his pistol and ran towards the backyard. Then he told deputies he saw a black man, … More Info
  • SC: Hemingway Subway thieves drop safe
    1.19.15 – SCNow – The safe was recovered about 2:45 a.m., after officers responded to the store’s alarm. According to video surveillance photos, two people used a bread cart to … More Info
  • SC: Man reports burglary attempt on Turbeville home
    1.24.15 – Manning Live – … $200 in damages were done to the door. Cpl. Henry McFadden Jr. advised the man to invest in an alarm system, and put his home on the property check list. More Info
  • TN: Caught On Camera: Burglar Breaks Into Trenton Pharmacy
    1.22.15 – WTVC – I don’t want anybody to be in danger,” said Gass, who got a call from his security company after the alarm triggered. He got away with several hundred dollars’ … More Info
  • TN: Man arrested following restaurant break-in
    1.20.15 -WBBJ-TV – Sunday, the silent alarm at “This is It BBQ” was tripped. Police said they spotted McElrath running from the restaurant and took him into custody finding several … More Info
  • TN: Police Seek Public’s Help To Identify BP Robber
    1.24.15 – Greeneville Sun – The clerk opened one of the cash register drawers and also pressed the holdup alarm button. “The suspect took what paper currency was in the drawer and … More Info
  • TX: APD officer suspended for ‘neglect of duty’
    1.24.15 – KVUE – 15, 2014, Officer Lawrence Waller responded to a burglar alarm at a business, but failed to conduct a proper investigation. Waller cleared the call before back-up … More Info
  • TX: Burglar Hits Local Pharmacies; Gets Diarrhea Medication, Narcotics
    1.23.15 – KWTX – … codeine, Devlin said. Devlin said he believes the three made a fast escape from the building because they were frightened by the store’s burglar alarm. More Info
  • TX: Educator arrested, accused of sex act with student
    1.24.15 – KENS 5 TV – The arrest warrant states an officer was responding to a burglar alarm when he noticed a car with the window’s … More Info
  • TX: Juvenile Arrested After Burglar Alarm Alerts Police
    1.20.15 – eParisExtra.com – Paris Police responded to a burglar alarm just after midnight on January 17th, 2015. Officers and a representative found … More Info
  • TX: Police arrest burglary suspect caught at Houston elementary school
    1.22.15 – KHOU – At that time, HISD security received an alarm at the school. They were able to see and hear a suspect inside the building, so they called Houston and HISD … More Info
  • TX: Police seek suspect who jacked ATM with forklift
    1.21.15 – mySanAntonio.com – Police were called to a Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union after a burglar alarm on the machine went off. More Info
  • TX: Police: Burglary suspect falls into Family Dollar store through ceiling
    1.25.15 – KPRC Houston – According to authorities, officers responded to an alarm call at the Family Dollar about 1:45 a.m. Police said an officer actually saw the … More Info
  • TX: Safe stolen from North Side tobacco shop
    1.21.15 – KSAT San Antonio – SAPD officers responded to a burglary alarm at around 12:40 a.m. at the Smokers Galaxy shop. When they arrived they found … More Info
  • TX: Texas Aquarium Store Targeted By Vandals Reopens
    1.20.15 -KWTX – Most of the fish were saved following the break-in, which triggered a store alarm, officials with Mr. Aquarium in Lubbock said. Kyle Howard with Mr. Aquarium … More Info
  • TX: Vandals cause $10K in damage to Lubbock aquariums store
    1.20.15 – Valley morning Star – Two employees responded to the alarm and saved most of the fish. Lubbock police are trying to determine if the fish store damage is related to more than two … More Info
  • VT: Vermont State Police seek info on Dorset burglaries
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