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October 10, 2016

Association Events

  • 10-26-16 – TBFAA Golf Event
    Waterview Golf Club – Rockwall, TX
  • 10-27&28-16 – TBFAA Convention & Trade Show
    Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, Rockwall TX

Public Safety Updates

  • FL: Burglar alarm bill to get second pass with Jacksonville City Council …
    10.3.16 – Florida Politics – A bill in the Jacksonville City Council to tighten up the penalties on false reports from burglar alarms will be heard for a second time by a …More Info
  • FL: False security alarm calls may cost Jacksonville residents
    10.4.16 – Jacksonville Daily Record – They were busy last year, with 45,000 alarms going off requiring police officers to spend about 36,000 hours responding. Yet, nearly all — in excess of 98 … More Info
  • SK: Town council deals with false alarms and day care expansion
    10.7.16 – Kamsack Times – An altered policy for false fire alarms and an expansion for the KamKids Daycare were among items to concern town council at its regular meeting on September … More Info

Industry News

  • Citizens Provides $25M To Arlington Alarm Company
    10.4.16 – Banker & Tradesman – Their experience in this industry was a key differentiator,” Lou Sampson, CFO of American Alarm and Communications, said in a statement. “The Citizens team … More Info
  • Amherst Strong-Arms False Alarms
    10.6.16 – SSI – How appropriate that in the famously frigid locale of Buffalo, N.Y., a leading local security company is putting false alarms into deep freeze. Discover the commitment and techniques that allowed Amherst Alarm to break the ice and capture its first Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. More Info
  • Mobile Video Puts Alarm Verification in Palm of Hand
    10.6.16 – SSI – With today’s technology advances, failing to combine video surveillance with intrusion detection systems is something akin to flying blind. Reliable platforms, affordable prices, and the proliferation of cameras and mobile viewing devices (smartphones) have cemented the viability of video verified alarms. More Info
  • Protection One Alarm Monitoring Inc. claims it is owed more than …
    10.7.16 – The Louisiana Record – Protection One Alarm Monitoring Inc. filed a suit against 225 Baronne Complex LLC, Roy Anderson Corp, Frichhertz Electric Company Inc, Travelers Casualty … More Info

State & National News

  • Get Ready for Winter’s Challenges
    10.3.16 – OHS – OSHA rightly points out that driving safety is a key concern in the upcoming winter season, recommending that employers ensure workers are properly trained for driving in wintry conditions. Winter frequently presents other hazards, as well, including carbon monoxide exposure from using generators inside, shoveling snow and clearing roofs, fires, and slips and falls. More Info
  • GOP faces challenge to its state legislature dominance
    9.30.16 – WSJ – The Wall Street Journal – After seizing control of record number of chambers, party is largely playing defense in 2016 election. More Info
  • Hacked Security Cameras, DVRs Cause Massive DDoS Internet …
    10.5.16 – CEPro – Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks carried out by hackers using as many as one million Chinese-made security cameras and other video surveillance products, according to Level 3 Communications. More Info
  • AT&T Gigabit Internet Coming to 11 More US Regions
    10.6.16 – PC Magazine – LTE-M can connect to IoT products like smart utility meters, vending machines, alarm systems, wearables, and more and provide lower costs, longer battery life, … More Info
  • U.S. added a solid 156,000 jobs in September as unemployment rate rose to 5 percent
    10.7.16 – Washington Post – The pace of hiring has also slowed slightly this year, likely because a once-deep pool of available labor has grown thin. More Info
  • Trump Va. Home’s Security Cameras Monitored From NYC, Report Says
    10.3.16 – SSI – Former Trump employees dish to BuzzFeed about the Republican presidential nominee’s heavily surveilled residence in Virginia and nearby Trump National Golf Club. More Info
  • Patent Application: Is Lutron Reinventing X10?
    10.6.16 – SSI – Lutron’s patent application describes lighting control and home automation over existing powerlines, no neutral wire required. More Info
  • UL Grants 1st Managed Video Monitoring Services Certification for Remote Guarding
    10.7.16 – SI – Elite Interactive Solutions of Los Angeles receives the first certificate of compliance to UL 827B and UL 82. More Info
  • FCC Chairman Outlines Proposal for New Broadband Privacy Rules
    10.9.16 – Ad Law Access – For example, the use of service tier information to market an alarm system would be considered non-sensitive and opt-out policies would be appropriate, … More Info

Business Tips

  • The difference between good leaders and great ones
    9.22.16 – Harvard Business Review – It’s tempting to think leadership also follows a continuum, one anchored by bad and great, with good somewhere in between. That just isn’t so. Great leadership and good leadership have distinctly different characteristics and paths. Leadership is not one-dimensional. It can be great and good, or one but not the other, or neither. More Info
  • The Surprising Secret to Increasing Employee Engagement
    10.4.16 – Research reveals that workplace gamification increases employee engagement by changing employee behavior using three mechanisms–motivation, self-efficacy and cues to action. More Info
  • Market to Millennials Like a Pro with These 6 Breakout Strategies
    10.7.16 – CEPro – Millennials are the largest age group in history, have the shortest attention spans and are about to become your new customer base. Here’s how to catch ’em all. More Info
  • How to Maximize Valuation Discounts When Factoring Company Value
    10.7.16 – SSI – Utilizing key business valuation discounts can be very helpful when passing a percentage of a company to a family member or key employee. More Info

Fire News

  • MA: Cohasset police log, Sept. 26-Oct. 2
    10.8.16 – Wicked Local Cohasset – 6:41 p.m.: A fire alarm was reported at Cohasset Family Practice. Personnel responded and found workers were sanding and … More Info
  • NC: House fire in Roanoke County causes $15000 in damages
    10.7.16 – WSLS – The woman was asleep Friday morning when her smoke alarm woke her. She had realized there was smoke in the house and called 911. Roanoke County Fire … More Info
  • NC: Oct. 8 Fire-Rescue Calls
    10.8.16 – Greenville Daily Reflector – 4:58 a.m. – unintentional alarm system activation. Cleared 6:24 a.m.. 7:51 a.m. – motor vehicle accident with no injuries at B’s Barbeque and … More Info
  • NC: Old sensors in Davis Library caused Monday’s fire alarm
    10.4.16 – The Daily Tar Heel – When fire alarms went off in Davis Library Monday, nothing was on fire. Older fire alarm panels in Davis caused the alarm – and they cause others. More Info
  • UT: Layton structure fire causes $35000 in damages
    10.8.16 – KUTV 2News – Officials said the family was prepared with an operational smoke alarm that alerted all the family, and remind residents that smoke alarms are needed to be … More Info
  • WA: Dishwasher sets off CUB fire alarm, building evacuated
    10.4.16 – The Daily Evergreen – The CUB was evacuated at about 5 p.m. after the dishwasher at Starbucks was moved under a smoke detector, which set off the fire alarm, said Pullman Fire … More Info

Crime News

  • AZ: Police: Suspect may be involved in as many as 50 commercial …
    10.4.16 – ABC15 Arizona – Phoenix – A church alarm led to the arrest of a man that may be linked to more than 50 commercial burglaries. Court records show that in July, August and … More Info
  • CA: Deputies investigate burglary, find man with loaded gun
    10.6.16 – Hanford Sentinel – Around 8 p.m., deputies responded to a burglar alarm at a farm shop. The sheriff’s office said the property owner went to … More Info
  • CA: Police blotter: Barricaded in Sunnyvale bathroom after dispute
    10.6.16 – The Mercury News – 29 According to police, a would-be burglar attempted to break into a business but fled after triggering the alarm. … More Info
  • CT: Fairfield burglary investigation leads to arrest
    10.6.16 – Fairfield Citizen – Police responded to an alarm at the home around 5 a.m. and found two broken windows. They set up a perimeter around the neighborhood and … More Info
  • CT: Five Arrested After Failed New Haven Burglary: PD
    10.4.16 – Patch.com – Police responded to a burglar alarm shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday, said Officer David Hartman, police spokesman. More from police: Officer Steve McMorris … More Info
  • CT: Norwich man arrested in connection with gas station robbery
    10.5.16 – Norwich Bulletin – Police were called to the gas station at approximately 9:49 p.m. after a panic alarm had been activated by a clerk. Employees told police they had been robbed … More Info
  • FL: Man caught on camera ransacking Miami car dealership
    10.9.16 – 7News – WSVN-TV – “The alarm company called us,” said Eileen Machado, one of the dealership’s owners. “We were sleeping, and we were a little bit startled, so we headed over … More Info
  • IL: Joliet Police Seek Info: Overnight Armed Robbery at Jefferson St …
    10.4.16 – 1340 WJOL – … from the cash register, and then forced the employees into the freezer before escaping on foot. The employees activated a holdup alarm while in the freezer. More Info
  • IL: Would be Robber Leaves His Own Money at the Store
    10.5.16 – Wgnsradio – An alleged robber did just the opposite and actually left money behind at the store he evidently intended to hit. Police responded to a panic alarm that was set off … More Info
  • MA: Police and fire logs
    10.4.16 – Wicked Local Ipswich – 5:24 a.m.: A burglary alarm was reported. 1:30 p.m.: A fire … 5:43 p.m.: A burglary alarm was reported. More Info
  • MA: Stowaway cat lands in thrift store
    10.7.16 – My Fox Boston – Then the shop’s motion-sensor alarm began going off at night, prompting visits from the Cumming police, who never found any evidence of foul play. More Info
  • MA: Tri-Town area police safety logs: Sept. 25-Oct. 3
    10.7.16 – Wicked Local Boxford – 7:33 p.m.: An activated alarm was reported. Police responded. 8:30 p.m.: An officer was requested on Surrey Lane. 8:50 p.m.: A traffic complaint … More Info
  • MD: Deputies: Man attempts break-in after canceled Match.com date
    10.8.16 – Frederick News Post – Deputies were called back to the woman’s home at 11 p.m. when the home’s security alarm went off, according to the documents. Gift was arrested at gunpoint … More Info
  • MI: Garden City police report break-in
    10.6.16 – Hometownlife.com – When police responded to the burglary alarm, they saw a hole in the front glass door. The owner of Auto One, who was called out to assess what had been taken … More Info
  • NE: Forensic evidence back in the spotlight at Garcia murder trial
    10.7.16 – WOWT – Grady said a burglar alarm call came in from Dr. Bewtra’s home on May 12, 2013. Grady was excused. Dr. Againdra Kumar Bewtra, husband of Dr. Chhandra … More Info
  • NJ: Gunman gets 50-year sentence in deadly gas station robbery
    10.9.16 – Washington Times – Singletary shot one employee after he saw him reaching for what he thought was an alarm. He then fled the store but returned when he realized one of his … More Info
  • NJ: Moorestown Police Investigate Burglary Incidents
    10.8.16 – Patch.com – In a separate incident earlier in the day, police responded to a burglar alarm that went off at a home at 10:45 a.m. Arriving … More Info
  • NY: Homeless Man Charged with Garden City Home Burglary
    10.3.16 – Patch.com – According to detectives, Hempstead Police responded to an alarm at Chief Men and Ladies Wear. Upon arrival, officers searched the … More Info
  • NY: Orangetown Cops Warn Homeowners After Break-in
    10.4.16 – Patch.com – Police responded to a burglar alarm. They found the french doors at the back of the house had been broken. … More Info
  • OH: 3 Mahoning Co. men charged with having explosives for safecracking
    10.5.16 – WYTV – On April 19, 2013, Susany used a device that jammed cell phone communications and store alarm systems connected to cellular back-ups to disable a coin … More Info
  • OK: Thieves back truck into store, steal ATM
    10.6.16 – Muskogee Daily Phoenix – Cherokee County Undersheriff Jason Chennault said the alarm sounded at 3:52 a.m. at Speedy’s, … More Info
  • SC: Hilton Head burglary suspect arrested, suspected in countless south …
    10.3.16 – WJCL News – “We were really grateful that we have an alarm system here and we have video cameras and so our data allowed the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office to identify .. More Info
  • TN: Break-In Investigated At Lockeland Table Restaurant
    10.7.16 – NewsChannel5.com – An owner told NewsChannel 5 reporter Alexandra Koehn that a burglary alarm went off at 6:45 a.m. at Lockeland Table. When she got to the restaurant, she … More Info

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