Public Safety Updates
- CA: Odd address homes with alarms must renew permits by Jan. 31
12.31.18 – Manteca Bulletin – Those who have residential burglary alarms in Manteca with odd number addresses need to renew their alarm permits by Jan. 31. In doing so, under new rules.
- GA: Brookhaven to fine companies for false alarms
12.31.18 – Reporter Newspapers – The new restrictions on alarm companies follows the lead of Sandy Springs, which implemented a similar ordinance that targets security companies and not …
- GA: Brookhaven Takes Sandy Springs Lead, Will Fine Dealers for False …
1.2.19 – Security Sales & Integration – Brookhaven, Ga. – City officials here have adopted alarm-ordinance rules inspired by a measure in Sandy Springs Ga., that mandate alarm dealers pay fines.
- WI: City might want keys to short-term rental properties
1.2.19 – Lake Geneva Regional News – City Attorney Dan Draper said the Lake Geneva Fire Department requested the measure, because firefighters recently responded to an alarm at a short-term …
- NT: False fire alarms up 30 percent in 2018 according to YK Fire Division
1.2.19 – My Yellowknife Now – There were 210 responses to false fire alarms in Yellowknife in 2018 up to end of November according to the YKFD. This is up by about 50 calls compared to …
- GA: Aragon Council moving ahead with false alarm ordinance
1.4.19 – Northwest Georgia News – Aragon’s city council recently drafted a false alarm ordinance to help better conserve … The ordinance seems to focus on automated alarm systems in particular, …
- NY: New NY law mandates sale of upgraded smoke detectors
1.4.19 – NEWS10 ABC – The Clifton Park Fire Department says that while these 10-year smoke detectors have a larger upfront cost than traditional alarms powered by replaceable …
- Per Mar acquires Barone and PBSS
1.3.19 – SSN – Davenport, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a family-owned, full-service security company based here, announced it has acquired Barone and Polk Burnett Security Systems (PBSS) from Iverify for an undisclosed amount.
- ADT Fined by SEC for Earnings Disclosure Requirements Violations
12.31.18 – SSI – SEC ordered ADT to pay $100,000 for failure to report financial measures under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Interlogix has a home security touchscreen at CES that works with …
1.6.19 – CNET – Interlogix, a Carrier company, has some new home gadgets for CES 2019 that are designed to work with Alarm.com security systems.
State & National News
- New Ring Security Lights Leaked in FCC Filings
1.3.19 – SSI – The FCC listings don’t include any information about price or availability, so it’s not clear when Ring intends to release the two lights.
- PASS releases updated K-12 school safety and security guidelines
1.1.19 – SIW – The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released the fourth edition of its Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools, which provides school administrators, school boards and public safety and security professionals with guidelines for implementing a layered and tiered approach to securing and enhancing the safety of school environments.
- Biggest issues for states to watch in 2019
1.1.19 – Governing – 18 of the policies and proposals that will dominate state legislatures this year. NCSL data cited.
- Security Trends 2019: How To Make Your Security Tech Company Stand Out
1.4.19 – CI – Industry association meeting speakers put New Year’s security tech company challenges into perspective as integrators keep tabs on security trends for 2019.
- 25 Top Security Trends in 2018 Shed Light on 2019
1.4.19 – SSI – Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine looks back on 2018’s big trends in the security industry as you look ahead to what 2019 may bring.
- 7 Tips to Steer Clear of Cybersecurity Risks in 2019
1.3.19 – SSI – Chuck Saia, Deloitte CEO of Risk and Financial Advisory, delivers advice to avoid and combat cybersecurity risks in the new year.
- Experts: Access control tech to continue to evolve in 2019
1.4.19 – SIW – Today’s drivers include innovations in mobile apps, cloud technology and a surge in AI development
- How to design fire alarm notification systems
12.13.18 – Consulting-Specifying Engineer -This mass notification and emergency communication system design discussion is holistic and includes all associated coordination requirements.
Fire & EMS News
- AK: Police and emergency
1.2.19 – Valdez Star – 12-19-18 Valdez Fire Department responded to a fire alarm activation at Silver Bay Seafood’s. After investigation of the area, no fire was located and the alarm …
- IL: Elderly man dead, wife injured in apartment fire on NW Side
1.2.19 – WLS-TV – Neighbor Russell Burzych, who lives across the hall, said he and his son were awakened by the smoke alarm at about 3:45 a.m. “My son lives with me and I got …
- IN: Fine print: Sheriff’s log Dec. 21-27
1.1.19 – Brown County Democrat – 1:51 p.m. Nashville Fire and EMS 8 respond for medical alarm; cleared by 3:44 p.m.. 2 p.m. Town officer conducts drug ..
- MA: Brainerd firefighters respond to alarm
1.4.19 – Brainerd Dispatch – The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 7:54 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, on the 2800 block of Addison Avenue for a fire alarm. Upon investigation, it was …
- MA: Firefighters respond to multiple calls
1.2.19 – Brainerd Dispatch – The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at 11:44 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, to the Oakwood House at Good Samaritan Society …
- MA: Swampscott police log, Dec. 21-28
1.5.19 – Wicked Local – 3:57 p.m.: A fire alarm was reported on Duncan Terrace. 11:10 p.m.: A noise complaint was reported on Pine Street. Wednesday, Dec. 26. 12:41 p.m.: A burglar …
- MD: Crews Respond to False Alarm at Chestertown Juvenile Detention …
1.2.19 – WBOC TV 16 – Chestertown, Md. — Fire crews responded to a juvenile detention facility Wednesday morning after someone pulled the fire alarm. It happened around 9:40 …
- NY: Westfield FD summarizes November service calls
12.31.18 – Evening Observer – One of those incidents was in the village. The response was for a smoke alarm activation at 21 Brewer. The other response was a mutual aid call to Brocton for a …
- OK: Smoke alarm alerts sleeping residents of fire at SW Oklahoma City home
12.31.18 – kfor.com – Oklahoma City – Three people who were asleep when a fire broke out at a southwest Oklahoma City home are safe thanks to a working smoke alarm.
- ON: Smoke alarms saved family from New Year’s tragedy: Fire Chief
1.3.19 – BayToday – East Ferris Fire Chief Frank Loeffen is crediting working smoke alarms for stopping a potential tragic fire Tuesday. The East Ferris Fire …
- TN: Christmas tree, presents and fireplace to blame for deadly Collierville …
1.4.19 – wreg.com – The only activated smoke alarm was on the hallway of the second floor, according to survivors. It is unknown if the alarm went off too late to successfully allow …
- WI: New Year’s Eve Otter Avenue house fire displaces family, rekindles a …
1.2.19 – The Oshkosh Northwestern – A 16-year-old girl escaped about 1 p.m. from the house after hearing the house’s one working smoke alarm, Oshkosh Fire …
- CA: Officers Catch Suspect Apparently Trying To Take ATM From Roseville …
1.3.19 – CBS Sacramento – Roseville police say officers responded to the scene a little after 3:30 a.m. to investigate an alarm activation. Officers got there in time to find the suspect still there …
- CA: St. Helena Police Log, Dec. 23-31
1.1.19 – Napa Valley Register – 2106 — A residential burglar alarm went off. It turned out that the family dog had tripped the alarm after the residents had left for the evening.
- CA: Tulare County man steals clothing from church, spotted by good …
1.3.19 – Visalia Times-Delta – Moments later, a witness called 911 to report that he heard the church alarm activate. He told dispatchers he saw a man running west from the church into a …
- CO: Thieves burrow through wall in Aurora Family Dollar robbery
1.2.19 – Sentinel Colorado – The “persons of interest” police have identified are wanted due to their behavior — discernible from surveillance footage — in the store the day the alarm wire …
- FL: Cape Coral police respond to burglar alarm at business, find broken …
1.1.19 – The News-Press – Cape Coral police found a broken window at a computer business and two men inside after hours when they responded to a burglar alarm Saturday morning.
- FL: LCSO: Leon County burglary suspect ran out of gas during chase
1.4.19 – WTXL ABC 27 – The Leon County Sheriff’s Office says that they responded to a burglary alarm at City Electric Supply on Friday. When they arrived, they saw 34-year-old William …
- ID: Kuna Crime Blotter
1.2.19 – Idaho Press-Tribune- Monday, Dec. 24. 7:25 a.m.: A commercial building burglary alarm was sounded.
- IL: Morton Grove police: Doors forced open, three homes burglarized
1.1.19 – Chicago Tribune – 12 after police responded to an activated alarm. A brick was reportedly used to gain entry. Three homes were reported burglarized Dec. 15, police said.
- MA: Hamilton police log, Dec. 16-21
1.5.19 – Wicked Local – Monday, Dec. 17. 9:54 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported.
- MA: Police Log: 1-2-19
1.2.19 – Daily Item – Alarm company reports accidental burglar alarm at Lynnfield Commons on Friday at 7:12 a.m. Officer reports building is secure.
- MA: Police Log: 1-4-19
1.3.19 – Daily Item – False alarms. Accidental burglar alarm triggered by workers on Wednesday at 8 a.m…
- ME: Wiscasset Police Report
1.2.19 – The Lincoln County News – Officer Barnes gave a warning for speeding on Main Street, responded to a burglar alarm (false alarm), investigated a report of suspicious activity on Westport …
- MI: Police investigate Comstock/Galesburg business break ins
1.2.19 – Midwest Communication- Kalamazoo County Detectives say they have two suspects in custody, who tripped an alarm at a Lawn Maintenance firm early New Year’s …
- NH: Man arrested in connection with armed robbery of Laconia smoke shop
1.1.19 – WMUR Manchester – On Saturday at 8:52 p.m., Laconia police responded to a report of a panic alarm at Smokers Haven. Upon arrival, officers were told an armed …
- NH: Man charged with armed robbery of Laconia smoke shop
12.31.18 – The Union Leader – Police said a panic alarm sent them to Smoker’s Haven a little before 9 p.m. They started an investigation and arrested Keene about 12:30 a.m. …
- NH: Police make arrest in vape shop holdup
1.2.19 – The Laconia Daily Sun – Police said they were alerted that a panic alarm had been activated at the business. Once officers arrived they were told there had been an armed robbery.
- NY: Man arrested after video shows him stealing TV from Niagara Falls …
12.31.18 – Buffalo News – … videos showed a resident removing the set around 6:07 a.m. and taking the elevator down before exiting the building via a side door, which set off an alarm.
- OH: Lights & Sirens | Two arrested on drug charges after traffic stops
12.31.18 – Bucyrus Telegraph Forum – A false alarm was reported…
- OK: 2 juveniles attempt to break into Ramona Mini Mart by shooting and …
1.1.19 – KTUL – Finally they start to throw stones at the window which then set the alarm off. “They are younger, but all I want to say to them is work hard. There’s no shortcut.
- TN: KCSO: “No injuries” after shot fired during alarm check
1.4.19 – WVLT.TV – A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said an officer responded to the residence in the 3900 block for an alarm. When the officer arrived, the spokesperson said …
- TX: Beaumont man arrested for burglary
1.2.19 – KFDM-TV News – On Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 2:30 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a residence in reference to a burglar alarm.
- WV: Police respond to break-in at Dollar General
1.2.19 – Martinsburg Journal – Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the store following an alarm at the location and found broken glass at a door, according to Sheriff Curtis Keller.
- WV: Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports
1.3.19 – Wheeling Intelligencer – At 2 a.m., Jacob Street, false alarm….
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- Secretary – Kathleen Schraufnagel
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- Past President – Jordon Brown
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