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October 19, 2015

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Glendale officials to address growing number of false burglar alarms
    10.16.15 – YourWestValley.com – Glendale, Ariz. – City officials are moving to address a growing trend in false burglar alarms – and the resulting waste of police time – by replacing the present … More Info
  • OH: Too many false alarms will soon cost you in Wheeling
    10.13.15 – WTOV Steubenville – That will soon not be the case in Wheeling, after city council unanimously passed an ordinance that outlines some rules for alarm owners, along with fines to be … More Info
  • PA: Alarm Registration Required for City Homes and Businesses
    10.12.15 – WHSV – Earlier this year, the Alarm Permit Program was developed to help reduce the number of false alarms received every day from security systems. In Harrisonburg …More Info

Industry News

  • Tackling the Alarm Industry: Four Executives Analyze Prosperity …
    10.12.15 – Security Sales – Tackling the Alarm Industry: Four Executives Analyze Prosperity Opportunities, Challenges. The executives offer their experience and advice for dealers as the … More Info
  • Best Practices for Audio Alarm Verification
    10.14.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) recently released its “Audio Verification Best Practices” that outline the best practices for Central … More Info
  • Fire Doors and Shutters
    10.14.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – Greg Kessinger is SD&I’s fire alarm and codes expert and a regular contributor. … operation, testing, etc. is separate from the fire alarm system installation. More Info
  • Central Stations Grapple with Telecommunications Challenges
    10.14.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – Collecting data and anecdotes is important at this time, says Louis T. Fiore, chair of CSAA’s Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC), because of the … More Info
  • Exploring Video Verification’s Many Benefits
    10.14.15 – Campus Safety Magazine – Video verification has become a powerful tool in the arsenal to prevent false alarms and fortify security at the protected premises. For physical security, it bolsters … More Info
  • The Impact of Central Monitoring Software
    10.14.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – If something does require attention, the system automatically pulls up any relevant security systems in the area of the alarm, such as surveillance cameras, and … More Info
  • How to Handle Pharmacy Robberies: Part 1
    10.15.15 – Pharmacy Times – Some law enforcement agencies will set up a system in which an employee comes to the front door with a sign that indicates they have a false alarm; when no … More Info
  • The innovators: burglar alarms upgraded for the smartphone age
    10.18.15 – The Guardian – Dan Conlon’s big idea was born after smashing the bell box of a faulty alarm system off the side of his house in the early hours of the morning as the ringing kept … More Info
  • Smart home tech has yet to realize its full potential
    10.16.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – New study examines use cases that could drive greater mass market adoption of connected home solutions… More Info
  • Why counterfeit cables could be hurting your business
    10.7.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – How to navigate the minefields of fraudulent wire and cable… More Info
  • Comcast joins Apple, Google in smart home device game
    10.10.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – Company launches ‘Works with Xfinity Home’ program… More Info
  • Patent Trolls Up to No Good
    10.1.15 – Security Today – Several security equipment manufacturers contacted me about “patent trolls.” I’ve read about them, including those in the security industry, only to find out that what they are doing is perfectly legal, but I wonder if it is ethical… More Info

Business Tips

  • Could Your Willpower Be Destroying Your Productivity?
    10.16.15 – Fast Company – New research shows that the more you try to exercise self-control, the more your productivity takes a hit. More Info
  • The Right Way To Praise Your Team’s Accomplishments
    10.14.15 – Fast Company – Your accolades have to feel inspirational and memorable, or else they lose their purpose. More Info
  • Finding The Hidden Influencer
    10.14.15 – Open Forum – When selling to an organization, it’s key to get to the right person. But how do you find the right influencer who can sell it internally for you? More Info
  • Problem Employee Types You Don’t Want to Hire
    10.18.15 – Open Forum – Certain personality types have the potential to seriously harm your business. Here are some to avoid. More Info

Fire News

  • AR: Couple escapes home after early morning fire in Fort Smith
    10.16.15 – 4029tv – The homeowners tell 40/29 they were able to get out of the home safely thanks to hearing their fire alarm this morning. No one was injured during the escape… More Info
  • CA: Small fire overnight at Hassett Hardware
    10.14.15 – Half Moon Bay Review – The fire alarm went off after 1 a.m. and Hassett said they had an employee on the scene within 10 minutes. Firefighters showed up shortly after that. CalFire … More Info
  • NC: Carbon monoxide alarm saves people sickened by generator fumes …
    10.15.15 – WRAL.com – Johnson said he was getting ready for bed when the alarm went off. He initially thought the device needed new batteries, but when the alarm continued to sound … More Info
  • NC: Duplex fire forces 5 adults, 3 kids out of their homes
    10.18.15 – WHNS Greenville – “They heard the smoke alarm from next door and walked outside to see flames coming from the front door of the neighboring unit,” Mitchell said. The apartment… More Info
  • OH: Sprinkler test triggers alarm at Beavercreek Walmart
    10.14.15 – WHIO – A fire crew responded late this afternoon to the store after someone working in the store struck a water line, which triggered the fire alarm, … More Info
  • TN: Smoke detector alerts residents to grease fire
    10.16.15 – Times Daily – Russellville — Josh Gibson said he was asleep at 11 a.m. Friday when he woke up to the sound of an alarm going off in his sister’s apartment at Holiday … More Info
  • WA: Fire alarm pulled at Panthers’ hotel in Seattle
    10.18.15 – NBCSports.com – Fire alarms have long been a hazard for road teams in the NFL. All it takes is one overzealous fan of the home team who knows where the road team is staying, … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Police: Alex City man confesses to string of lake house break-ins
    10.14.15 – WSFA – On September 30th around 8:30 pm, the Alexander City Police Department received an alarm call to Lake Point Drive. When officers arrived on the scene, they … More Info
  • AR: Law Enforcement
    10.15.15 – Arkansas City Traveler – Officers responded to an alarm. A resident came home to reset the alarm. They checked the residence and everything was … More Info
  • CA: Masked Men Break Into Three Glendora Businesses
    10.18.15 – NBC Southern California – … Glendora businesses early Friday morning. Glendora Police responded to a report of an alarm going off at 2:53 a.m. at Frozen Ropes. More Info
  • CA: Police say gun store burglary suspect stole firearm
    10.15.15 – Lompoc Record – Officers responded to an alarm at the gun shop shortly before 5 a.m. on Oct. 8 and found that a forced entry had been made and a … More Info
  • CA: Robbers hit two family businesses in Pacific Beach
    10.13.15 – CBS 8 San Diego – An alarm in the boutique functioned properly and sounded during the break-in and now both shops plan to increase security by installing surveillance cameras. More Info
  • CA: San Dimas burglary suspect captured after search
    10.12.15 -The San Gabriel Valley Tribune – A worker later told another deputy the suspect ran into a home on Paseo Dorado which triggered an alarm. Deputies closed off several streets including Via … More Info
  • CO: GJ gun store burglarized
    10.13.15 – Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said items were stolen in a predawn hour break-in Tuesday at a Grand Junction gun store. Deputies were called after an alarm … More Info
  • CO: Sheriff looking for burglar
    10.16.15 – Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – Deputies were called after an alarm was triggered at 3:50 a.m.. Anyone who recognizes the person in the images — or items in the footage including the bike, … More Info
  • CT: 17-Year-Old Charged in Liquor Store Burglary
    10.12.15 -NBC Connecticut – Police responded to Kenny P’s II Liquor Store, at 12:01 a.m. because the alarm went off and noticed that a burglar had … More Info
  • CT: Police on the lookout for West Hartford bank robber
    10.15.15 – FOX CT – Police said on Thursday morning around 8:30 a.m. a man entered a TD Bank, activating an alarm. The suspected robber entered the bank … More Info
  • CT: State Police seek Roxbury burglary suspect
    10.16.15 – Danbury News Times – State troopers responded to a burglar alarm shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday and found several items stolen from the home, according to a news release. Police said … More Info
  • FL: 2 Miami pharmacies burglarized early Wednesday
    10.14.15 – Local 10 – The thieves looked around for about two minutes, but left because the alarm was sounding. The pharmacy owners said it will cost about $1,500 to repair the door … More Info
  • FL: Alleged Walgreens robber shot dead by Miami-Dade police
    10.15.15 – Local 10 – A man was shot and killed after he tried to rob a Walgreens in southwest Miami-Dade County at gunpoint early Thursday morning, Miami-Dade police said. More Info
  • IA: Iowa teen arrested, allegedly beat 79-year-old grandmother to death
    10.12.15 -CBS News – … the convenience store after someone triggered a silent alarm. They arrested Laprei at the store and later allegedly connected him to his grandmother’s death, … More Info
  • IL: Auburn Street Mobil station robbed at gunpoint
    10.18.15 – Rockford Register Star – Police were alerted when the station’s silent alarm was activated at 9:17 p.m.. According to police, the suspect walked inside, pointed a gun at the clerk and took … More Info
  • IL: Bradley Road Home Burglary
    10.15.15 – WIFR- Police say they arrived at a home on the city’s north east side after responding to a call of a burglar alarm going off. More Info
  • IL: Man Rams Walgreens Door with Beer Keg: Police
    10.12.15 – Patch.com – The business’ alarm went off around 1:50 a.m. Oct. 3, and Walgreens’ security told Elmhurst police they were watching a live video feed from the store, which … More Info
  • IL: Three Suspects Attempt to Rob Rockford Home, Flee After Alarm …
    10.14.15 – MyStateline.com – Three men attempting to rob a northeast Rockford home are scared off after an alarm system goes off inside the home. Rockford Patrol Officers arrived at the … More Info
  • IN: Alarm call leads to chase, accident, arrest
    10.14.15 – thepaper24-7.com – While en route, a deputy spotted a vehicle where the driver appeared suspicious and it was near the alarm location. When another deputy turned around and … More Info
  • KY: Suspect arrested in Boyle Co. burglary
    10.13.15 – WTVQ – An alarm brings police to a Boyle County business early Tuesday morning. Danville police say the alarm went off at 12:44 a.m. at Giovanni’s Pizza on … More Info
  • MA: Bedford police: Convenience store clerk robbed, slashed with knife
    10.12.15 -MassLive.com – At about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a panic alarm for a robbery in progress at the Shell gas station and food mart. More Info
  • MA: Maynard police log, Oct. 5 to 11
    10.17.15 – Wicked Local Maynard – 7:31 p.m.: An alarm company reported a commercial burglar alarm. Wednesday, Oct. 7. 12:30 p.m.: A caller reported a disturbance with … More Info
  • MA: Newton Crime Watch
    10.18.15 – Wicked Local Newton – Oct. 11 Police responded to Landry’s Bicycles for a report of a glass break alarm. Surveillance video showed two men breaking a window … More Info
  • MI: Two people spooked during pot shop break-in
    10.15.15 – WDIV Detroit – The owner got a call from his alarm company. “I came and checked it out. I got here and there was a big hole in the wall,” said the owner. The two crooks got in … More Info
  • MS: Burglar tries to outsmart surveillance by hiding behind box
    10.16.15 – WAPT Jackson – After a few minutes he tripped the security alarm.. That’s when the burglar ran for the door – but before he left — you can … More Info
  • MS: Burglars hit Dollar General again
    10.14.15 – Webster Progress Times – The alarm never went off and had apparently been disabled, according to Hunter. He noted the burglary was identical to one committed at the store in August … More Info
  • NJ: Attempted Burglars Thwarted by Alarm Early Saturday in Moorestown
    10.17.15 – Patch.com – Officers responded to a burglar alarm around 3:30 a.m. The residents weren’t home at the time of the attempted burglary. More Info
  • NJ: Burglar tried to force open back door of Saddle River home, cops say
    10.13.15 – NorthJersey.com – Officers were dispatched around 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 to Fox Hedge Road after a home’s burglar alarm was tripped by an individual trying to force open a rear … More Info
  • NJ: Robber who threatened to stab woman arrested, police say
    10.14.15 – NJ.com – The female victim, who said she saw a metal object in her assailant’s hand, was pushed to the floor by Zita when she tried to activate the store’s hold-up alarm, … More Info
  • OH: Findlay carryout robbed tonight
    10.12.15 – Toledo Blade – Police responding to an alarm at Wolfies Carryout just before 6 p.m. found that the carryout had just been robbed by a man with a gun. More Info
  • OH: Pair accused of breaking into Bevis Elementary School
    10.15.15 – WLWT Cincinnati – … are accused of breaking into Bevis Elementary School, which was closed at the time. Documents said the two roamed the halls and set off the security alarm. More Info
  • OH: Sheriff’s Report
    10.15.15 – Geauga Maple Leaf – Alarm Residence Oct. 2 9:26 p.m., Auburn Road, Chardon. Female was in the shower and her security alarm went off. She is home alone. She is very upset. More Info
  • OH: Van smashes into Lakewood gas station, robbers steal ATM
    10.14.15 – cleveland.com – Police received an alarm call from the Lakewood 1Stop at 4:47 a.m. and arrived to find the glass on the front door shattered, Lakewood Police Capt. Ed Hassing … More Info
  • OH: Wattsburg residents band together in wake of burglary spree
    10.15.15 – GoErie.com – … Karma’s Kitchen which was spared any loss of property when the restaurant’s alarm went off and scared away the would-be intruder, its owner … More Info
  • OK: Cell phone store burglarized near 21st and Yale
    10.14.15 – KRMG – A burglar alarm alerts Tulsa police to investigate a break-in at a cell phone store. The alarm went off at 3:42 a.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Cellular … More Info
  • OK: Police investigate burglary at south Tulsa hobby store early Friday
    10.16.15 – Tulsa World – Officers responded to an intrusion alarm around 3 a.m. at HobbyTown USA and found the front window shattered. A search for suspects … More Info
  • OK: Police investigate smash-and-grab burglary at midtown phone store
    10.14.15 – Tulsa World – Officers responded to an alarm at U.S. Cellular around 3:40 a.m., and found the front glass door had been busted. No suspects were found in … More Info
  • OK: Smash and Grab burglary suspect targets Tulsa store
    10.14.15 – KOKI FOX 23 – When officers arrived they found shattered glass from the front door being broken into. After investigating, TPD told FOX23 the initial alarm went off around 3:42 … More Info
  • RI: Providence man pleads guilty to robbing 4 banks in 4 days
    10.17.15 – WLNE-TV (ABC6) – Prosecutors say that in each instance, Watrous passed a note to the teller saying it was a robbery, and to give him large bills and not to trip the alarm. He was … More Info
  • TN: Burglaries in Johnson, Shelby counties continue
    10.15.15 – WISH-TV – Not long after, Johnson County authorities received a call about an alarm at a residence. That’s on the Shelby County line. More Info
  • TN: Lewis arrested for burglaries
    10.12.15 – Claiborne Progress – Deputy Adam Southern was dispatched to an alarm call around 3:21 a.m. Sept. 28 at Rigsby’s, said Det. Gary Ruskowski. Upon arrival at Rigsby’s, Southern saw … More Info
  • TX: Nacogdoches PD: Man who robbed Texas Bank caught in San …
    10.13.15 – KSLA-TV – According to a press release, the Nacogdoches Police Department received a robbery alarm from the Texas Bank at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. The dispatch center … More Info
  • VA: Man arrested in connection to two Hampton burglaries
    10.16.15 – wtkr.com – On July 30 at around midnight, officers were called to the scene of an alarm activation of a business. More Info

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