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Association Events (click on the Link for more info)

10-18-17 – MDBFAA- FARA Joint Meeting – Columbia, MD

10-26&27-17- TBFAA Annual Convention & Trade Show – Montgomery TX

Public Safety Updates

  • MD: Frederick County agencies receive $241287 in domestic violence …
    10.10.17 – Frederick News Post – “Then we will also buy certain alarms for domestic violence victims who may need them,” Clarke said of the remaining funds. “… They’re panic alarms that go …  More Info
  • OH: Officials: False alarms a problem at apartments
    10.14.17 – The Star Beacon – By city ordinance, Conneaut can bill an alarm user or alarm company “if more than two false alarms occur at a particular location in any calendar year.” The fire … More Info
  • VA: Loudoun County, Virginia Goes Live with Automated Secure Alarm …
    10.12.17 – IT Business Net – Pittsburgh — Loudoun County, Virginia becomes the latest municipality to go live with Automated Secure Alarm Protocol … More Info

Industry News

  • Honeywell to shift ADI and home security businesses into standalone company
    10.10.17 – SIW – Homes and Global Distribution business will combine ADI with home security markets by the end of 2018. More Info
  • Honeywell to Spin Off Homes Portfolio, ADI Global by End of 2018
    10.10.17 – SSI – Honeywell’s Home and Global Distribution business will include home and building security systems, connected home portfolio and life-safety products among others. More Info
  • Heads Spinning over Honeywell Spin-Off
    10.13.17 – SIW – News of ADI/home security business becoming a standalone company has channel partners and even competitors asking… More Info
  • Electromagnetic Locks: Where, When & Why
    10.2.17 – SIW – Know the latest code requirements for maglocks on means of egress and other doors… More Info
  • Annual Revenue for Residential Monitored Security to Exceed $14B by 2020
    10.11.17 – SSI – New research by Parks Associates also shows that 20% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a network camera in the next 12 months. More Info
  • Keeping an eye on Caravaggio
    10.12.17 – SecurityInfoWatch – With this switch, Bosch is creating a single integrated security system out of the former security installations, allowing it to receive and monitor all alarms centrally … More Info
  • MONI Smart Security Files Suit for Breach of Contract Against Nationwide Security
    9.29.17 – SDM – Monitronics International Inc. (MONI Smart Security) has filed a lawsuit in the district court of Dallas against Nationwide Security Solutions Inc. and one of its owners, alleging breach of their contractual obligations to MONI, specifically including their non-competition agreements. More Info
  • ADT to Monitor Samsung DIY Package
    10.2.17 – SDM – Samsung, a provider of home automation, and ADT LLC, a home and business security provider, together announced a new professionally monitored, self-installed life safety solution powered by the SmartThings platform. More Info
  • Z-Wave’s New ‘SmartStart’ Dramatically Simplifies Home Automation Installs
    10.11.17 – CEPro – SmartStart allows dealers and vendors to easily provision Z-Wave home automation devices off-site, so the entire system is ready control when the products are powered up at home. More Info

State & National News

  • Safe at home: Alarm systems are an option but not the only one …
    10.9.17 – Kansas City Star – Sgt. Kari Thompson, Kansas City Police Department’s public information officer, recommends spending extra to add on an outside horn. “When your alarm goes … More Info
  • 10 Smart Home Gadgets That Will Make Your Life Easier
    10.10.17 – EH – Get a handle on nagging issues at home with these 10 smart home solutions, from robot vacuums to connected plugs. More Info
  • Private Investigator receiving ‘hundreds’ of cases about secret …
    10.11.12 – ABC Action News – Security experts now say cameras can be easily hidden in everything from alarm clocks, light switches, exit signs, smoke detectors and even clothing and towel … More Info

Business Tips

  • Why You Should Be Selling ‘Business Solutions,’ Not Technology Systems
    10.9.17 – SSI – Senior management will more likely buy from those that know more about their business AND how to deliver business value than from those that only sell products. More Info
  • Keys to Residential Security: Deter, Detect & Delay
    10.2.17 – Locksmith Ledger – Building a layer of delay into your customer’s security program may be the most important element of all. And… More Info

Fire & EMS News

  • CA: Folsom Jimboy’s restaurant damaged in early morning fire
    10.14.17 – Sacramento Bee – Folsom firefighters were dispatched at 2:46 a.m. regarding a fire alarm activation. When they arrived, they saw fire and … More Info
  • CA: McKinleyville family alerted to carbon monoxide leak thanks to …
    10.12.17 – Eureka Times Standard – Nate Padula commended the owner of the residence for having alarms in the house, listening to the warning alarm and getting his family outside. “The alarms … More Info
  • IL: False alarm at Hinsdale Central tests new alarm system
    10.11.12 – Chicago Tribune – Hinsdale Central High School had an unscheduled test of its new alarm system for armed intruders when someone accidentally set off the alarm Tuesday … More Info
  • IN: For The Record: 10/12
    10.12.17 – The Herald – Jasper – Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation Tuesday afternoon at St. Charles Health Campus … More Info
  • IN: Kokomo family living in fear after multiple fires at home
    10.10.17 – Fox 59 – Smoke alarms and an alert teenager woke up the rest of the family. Eight family members, including two children and an elderly couple safely got out of the … More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire
    10.9.17 – Gloucester Daily Times – 4:48 p.m.: A smoke alarm was reported. It had been … 4:18 p.m.: The Fire Department responded to an alarm. The alarm had … More Info
  • ME: Actor completes monologue on sidewalk after audience evacuated ...
    10.14.17 – fiddleheadfocus.com – Fort Kent, Maine — The show must go on, according to theater wisdom, and did Thursday evening even after fire alarms cause the audience and cast to … More Info
  • OH: Man attempts to rob convenience store: Rocky River Police Blotter
    10.13.17 – cleveland.com – The man left when he suspected the clerk hit an alarm button. No one was injured. Suspicious, Parklawn Drive: On Oct. 4 a resident reported seeing a shirtless … More Info
  • ON: Carbon monoxide alarms save two Ottawa families
    10.14.17 – CTV News – An elderly woman was startled awake by her carbon monoxide detector. The woman was surprised by the alarm going off and immediately called her son, who … More Info
  • PA: Toaster oven causes fire in apartment in West Reading
    10.12.17 – Reading Eagle – the building that houses the Dragonfly Studio and Gallery at Fourth and Penn — before firefighters arrived in response to the 7:30 a.m. alarm, Capt. More Info
  • TX: Man displaced after Waco house fire
    10.10.17 – kcentv.com – The Waco Battalion Chief, Chris Pechacek, said the man who lived in the home alone woke up to the smoke alarm around 1:00 a.m. He was not injured but was … More Info
  • VA: Mattress catches fire, causes $75K in damage to Prince William home
    10.12.17 – Inside NoVA – A resident of the single-family home was startled awake by an alarm and heat from the fire around 1:10 a.m., Fire and … More Info
  • WI: Burning food didn’t bother sleeping resident, Madison Fire says
    10.10.17 – Madison.com – A pot of burned food and a smoke alarm blaring for 30 minutes apparently didn’t bother a Downtown apartment resident, who was found asleep at the kitchen … More Info
  • WI: Cauliflower caused carbon monoxide alarm, Madison Fire …
    10.13.17 – Madison.com – Cauliflower caused carbon monoxide alarm, Madison Fire Department says … being blamed for setting off a carbon monoxide alarm in an East Side apartment, … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Hoover pizza deliveryman stole manager’s key, hundreds in cash …
    10.12.17 – AL.com – Czeskleba said investigators believed the burglaries were happening in the early-morning areas, and where nearby Wednesday morning when alarm call … More Info
  • AR: Break-in reported at west Little Rock restaurant
    10.11.12 – Arkansas Online – Officers with the Little Rock Police Department responded around 2:30 a.m. to an alarm call at Izzy’s according to a report. A 59-year-old … More Info
  • AR: Cash register stolen in break-in at west Little Rock restaurant, police …
    10.13.17 – Arkansas Online – The Pantry’s owner told officers that his alarm company called around 4:30 a.m. and advised of motion detected at the business. An officer patrolling the area … More Info
  • AR: Little Rock eatery’s electricity turned off 45 minutes before burglary …
    10.13.17 – Arkansas Online – Officers responded to an alarm at Ali Baba Mediterranean Restaurant and Market. shortly after midnight Wednesday to find that the … More Info
  • CA: A hidden camera was in their Airbnb bedroom. That’s for sex parties …
    10.10.17 – Sacramento Bee – What we said to that was… if people are consenting to recording sexual activity why is it hidden in a smoke alarm? He said it was for recording sexual activity.”… More Info
  • CA: Cash stolen in burglaries of Redlands ice cream shops
    10.14.17 – Redlands Daily Facts – The owner received an alarm call and discovered the front door smashed, city spokesman Carl Baker said. Then, shortly before 5:30 a.m. Thursday, a passer-by … More Info
  • CA: Sheriff’s Report: theft, arson, residential burglaries Sept. 25-Oct. 1
    10.13.17 – The Mercury News – 30, unknown suspects attempted to enter a residence using a yard statue to strike the front door, activating the home alarm … More Info
  • CO: Arapahoe County Crime Blotter: Man’s dog stolen along with his car
    10.11.12 – The Denver Post – Police responded to an alarm at Littleton Liquor Mart, Aug. 28 and noted that someone smashed in the front door with a hammer. More Info
  • CO: Three bears break into Colorado pizza shop
    10.9.17 – CBS – A Colorado pizzeria owner says a female black bear and her two cubs caused damage to his kitchen overnight — and he has surveillance video to prove it. More Info
  • FL: Airbnb condo owner charged with video voyeurism
    10.10.17 – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay – Longboat Key – Police in Longboat Key arrested a man who they say secretly recorded people that rented his condo on Airbnb. The camera was so … More Info
  • FL: Burglary alarm leads to body found in Osceola County
    10.11.12 – WKMG Orlando – Osceola County, Fla. – Deputies responding to a burglary alarm at a condominium property in Osceola County found a dead body inside one of the condo … More Info
  • FL: Man finds 2 burglars in Florida home, fatally shoots 1
    10.12.17 – Sacramento Bee – … Florida Times-Union Wednesday that both the sheriff’s office and the resident received calls from a security company about an alarm triggered inside the home … More Info
  • FL: Trump Campaign Staffer, Nick Corvino, Shot 13 Times While Asleep
    10.15.17 -The Inquisitr – Responding sheriff’s deputies who were alerted by a burglar alarm arrested Corvino’s best friend and roommate on a charge of first-degree murder. Corvino, 30 … More Info
  • FL: Woman Grieves Shocking Loss of Nephew Found Shot to Death in …
    10.13.17 – wnep.com – Investigators say some of the 13 rounds fired at Corvino broke windows, triggering the alarm. “He died instantly, he never knew what happened to him, he was … More Info
  • GA: Cops: Target burglar says ‘Naruto’ books were ‘teaching him how to …
    10.9.17 – WSB Atlanta – Last night officers responded to a burglary alarm at one of our major retail stores. The alarm company observed a suspect on camera making forced entry into … More Info
  • GA: Pair of thieves steal thousands of dollars of lawn equipment
    10.10.17 – FOX 5 Atlanta – The thieves knew they only had minutes before the building motion detectors would call the alarm company. They continued grabbing what they could. More Info
  • GA: Police respond to alarm at high school, leave with a smile
    10.13.17 – WXIA-TV – Roswell, Ga. – Police rushed to an alarm at Roswell High School early Thursday morning – but decided to let the two suspects allegedly responsible go free. More Info
  • IA: Fort Dodge Police Looking for Robbery Suspect
    10.10.17 – whotv.com – Officers were called to a hold up alarm at Romantix shortly before midnight on Sunday. A female suspect allegedly entered the business, showed the cashier a … More Info
  • IL: Morris gun shop burglarized overnight
    10.10.17 – Morris Daily Herald – Police responded just before 3:45 a.m. Tuesday to B & S Firearms for a burglar alarm and found the business had been forcibly … More Info
  • IL: Police looking for attempted robbery suspect in Saline County, Illinois
    10.13.17 – WPSD Local 6 – He ran away when an alarm was activated. The man is believed to be in his mid- to late-20s, standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall with blond hair, blue-green eyes and … More Info
  • IL: Police release surveillance image of suspect Morris gun store burglary
    10.12.17 – WLS-TV – Police arrived in response to the burglar alarm and discovered a forced entry into the business and several weapons stolen. Anyone with information is asked to … More Info
  • IN: Police search for women who burglarized All Day Vapes in Franklin
    10.13.17 – Fox 59 – Carter said the business had an alarm, but wasn’t turned on the night the thieves got inside. Police were told about the break-in Wednesday morning when the … More Info
  • MA: Georgetown police reports: Oct. 6-12
    10.14.17 – Wicked Local Georgetown – 2:14 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. … More Info
  • MA: North Attleboro man charged with Dartmouth break-in
    10.10.17 – The Sun Chronicle – Dartmouth police responded to an alarm early Saturday at Lizzie’s Liquors. Police found a broken window and confirmed some merchandise was … More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire: Dishwater motor fills house with smoke
    10.11.12 – Gloucester Daily Times – 11:37 a.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at O’Maley Innovation Middle School. The building and grounds were found to be secure. There was no school Monday … More Info
  • MD: One in custody following robbery at Columbia Bank.
    10.14.17 – Herald-Mail Media – “We got an (alarm) activation. We responded out and the suspect was quickly apprehended,” said Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, a department spokeswoman. More Info
  • MD: Suspects rip ATMs from local stores
    10.10.17 – My Eastern Shore – Police received a call about 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, from the Dorchester 911 Center advising of a glass breakage alarm at a convenience store in Cambridge. More Info
  • ME: Man arrested in connection with break, enter and theft at gun shop
    10.10.17 – WAGM – Police responded to an alarm at The Gun Dealer, shortly after 4 a.m. When police arrived several suspects fled in a vehicle … More Info
  • MI: Woman hides in store until closing, steals several items and flees
    10.12.17 – Fox17 – According to police, the alarm company for the department store alerted them when a woman was caught on camera after hours in the store. The woman … More Info
  • MO: Teen arrested for 6 separate burglary incidents
    10.14.17 – KSDK – Officers then responded to an alarm sounding at the Big Lots around an hour later at 2:30 a.m. The two suspects broke … More Info
  • NC: Police arrest man accused of breaking and entering into several …
    10.10.17 – myfox8.com – Just after 2 a.m. Monday, police responded to a burglar alarm at Womack Electric, where they found evidence of a breaking and entering. A witness told police … More Info
  • NH: Shaw’s break-in suspect extradited
    10.10.17 – Monadnock Ledger Transcript – 4, after police investigated an alarm activation at Shaw’s. After arriving on scene, police found that a door of the grocery store had been tampered with, but no … More Info
  • NJ: Individual Attempts to Bring Drugs into Municipal Court
    10.12.17 – TAPinto.net – On October 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm Millburn Police Officer Recinos responded to a Wyoming Ave residence on a burglar alarm activation. A basement window was … More Info
  • NJ: Millburn Police: Burglar Alarm Tripped, TV Knocked Over
    10.12.17 – Patch.com – Millburn, NJ – Millburn police arrived at a local home to find the burglar alarm tripped and a television knocked over earlier this month, authorities say. More Info
  • NV: Thieves use stolen forklift to try to steal ATM near Buffalo and Flamingo
    10.13.17 – News3LV – Fortunately, an alarm went off and scared off the criminals. The thieves took off on foot. Police say the suspects stole the forklift and tried to use it as a way to … More Info
  • NY: Former GOP staffer is shot 13 times, killed in his sleep
    10.14.17 – New York Daily News – Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a burglar alarm at the home around 11 a.m. Tuesday were greeted at the door by Waddell, who had blood on … More Info
  • NY: Glen Park man accused of burglary
    10.11.12 – WatertownDailyTimes.com – … with third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief on Saturday after responding to a burglar alarm activation at the auto shop. More Info
  • NY: Thief Cooks Meal During Restaurant Robbery
    10.13.17 – CBS – Police in Nassau County are looking for a burglar with impeccable manners and a hearty appetite. More Info
  • OH: Brookfield officers trying to identify attempted laundromat thief
    10.14.17 – WKBN.com – They said he set off an alarm and left with no money. If you know who this man is, call the Brookfield Police Department at 330-448-6960 or leave a message on … More Info
  • OH: Fairborn police investigating Cricket Wireless break in
    10.12.17 – WRGT TV Fox 45 – Officers responded to the Cricket Wireless store o around 1 a.m. after an alarm went off, and the officer said he found the glass … More Info
  • OH: I-Team: Video shows criminals being bold day and night in …
    10.10.17 – fox8.com – But employees then found him stealing batteries from cars there even with people around and an alarm going off. That happened at North Coast Rent-A-Wreck … More Info
  • ON: Man arrested following investigation of alarm in Marten River
    10.10.17 – NorthBayNipissing.com – On Saturday, Oct. 8, at 3:30 a.m., North Bay OPP officers responded to an alarm. Police arrived and observed a broken window. More Info
  • PA: Police: Officer Attacked By 2 Pit Bulls While Responding To Home …
    10.10.17 – CBS Philly – When the officer arrived, he learned the alarm was triggered from a backdoor. When he walked around to the rear yard, he was attacked by two pit bull terriers. More Info
  • PA: Reading man broke into Hamburg recycling business, police say
    10.15.17 – Reading Eagle – Officers responded to an alarm at Cougle’s Recycling at Route 61 and Station Road about 1:40 a.m. The responding officer saw a man, later identified as Aaron …More Info
  • RI: Police find two men hiding in Smithfield Target’s HVAC system
    10.13.17 – Valley Breeze – The alarm company advised that suspects could be seen in the store on video surveillance. Responding officers surrounded the store and a request was sent … More Info
  • SD: Male suspect on the loose after Rushmore Casino robbery
    10.11.12 – Kotatv – Officers with the Rapid City Police Department tell us they responded to a panic alarm, and 911 calls from casino goers. A man threatened a clerk and … More Info
  • TN: Police: Man arrested after breaking into store says he was practicing …
    10.10.17 – Chattanooga Times Free Press – He said the alarm company reported that video showed a man trying to break into the store, and gave police a description of him. He said a man matching that … More Info
  • TN: This Burglar Claims ‘Naruto’ Taught Him How To Be A Ninja
    10.11.12 – Comicbook.com – “Last night officers responded to a burglary alarm at one of our major retail stores. The alarm company observed a suspect on camera making forced entry into … More Info
  • TX: Belton police release sketch of suspect wanted in shooting death of …
    10.12.17 – KXXV News Channel 25 – The neighbor said they heard a bang on the wall and heard an alarm go off shortly after they heard crying. They said there were kids at the house and loud … More Info
  • TX: Blotter: Police add Exxon station to string of aggravated robberies
    10.10.17 – Denton Record Chronicle – Police responded to an alarm call at approximately 11:20 a.m. and met with a security guard. The guard said he believed someone was inside the building. More Info
  • TX: Man with earpiece caught on camera in Sugar Land burglary
    10.10.17 – KPRC Houston – Although the alarm hadn’t been set, security cameras at the house showed the man and a dark-colored, four-door sedan that police said was likely involved in … More Info
  • TX: Odessa police investigating restaurant burglary
    10.13.17 – Odessa American – Odessa police responded to the incident in reference to an alarm going off around 11:26 p.m. Sept. 28. A male subject entered the business through the … More Info
  • TX: Suspect in Beaumont clerk’s death on trial for capital murder
    10.10.17 – Beaumont Enterprise – The police-provided portion of the video showed Kuruppu trying to bat away the robber’s pistol as Kuruppu activated an alarm. Police said Kuruppu then … More Info
  • TX: Wood County Sheriff’s Report October 4-10, 2017
    10.14.17 – KSST – Deputies were dispatched at approximately 7:50 a.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies checked the building and it was secure. More Info
  • VA: Police investigating three business break-ins in Woodbridge in past …
    10.14.17 – Inside NoVA – On Monday night, a park employee responded to an alarm activation at the Lake Ridge Park but didn’t notice anything amiss. More Info
  • WA: Arson suspect accused of burglarizing Vancouver deaf resource …
    10.10.17 – KATU – Vancouver Police officers were called out early Saturday morning for an alarm call at the Southwest Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. More Info
  • WA: Ocean Shores Police officer injured during attempt to arrest burglary …
    10.10.17 – The Daily World – The incident started at 1:30 a.m. when police were dispatched to a burglary alarm at Beach Treasures. The responding officers, Sgt. More Info
  • WI: Camera catches burglary suspect running from police
    10.11.12 – Racine County Eye – According to the criminal complaint, Caledonia Police were alerted Friday to a possible fire at the motel because the alarm went off. When officers pulled into the … More Info
  • WV: Police charge man over Tractor Supply break-in
    10.11.12 – The Dominion Post – According to the criminal complaint by Chief T.A. Nestor: A store alarm was triggered at the rear door. He saw two men duck behind wooden crates. More Info

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