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October 20, 2014

Association Events

  • Central Texas Chapter TBFAA- Austin, TX
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – 11:30 PM to 1:00 PM. Guest Staring: Mary Ann Carney,  Austin Police Department Financial Manager, Location: Big Daddy’s Burgers and Bar, 9070 Research Blvd, Suite 101 Austin, TX 78758
  • H.I.S. BridgeBuilders Mike Fechner Memorial Golf Tournament
    November 5th to benefit the building of a children’s ministry house. Silverhorn Golf Club San Antonio, TX – Tee Off 12:30 PM- Silent Auction 5:30 PM – Dinner 6:30 PM – RSVP Mark Matlock 210-602-0939 or 210-477-1411 or Ruben Fechner 210-831-0883

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: False alarms – will you still be charged for them?
    10.17.14 – KVOA Tucson News- The worst part, Prouty now has to pay 200 dollars for the false alarm. Prout has had two attempted break-ins in the past 10 years, so he installed an alarm system …More Info
  • FL: Melbourne to review fees for home alarms
    10.13.14 – Florida Today- Among options up for consideration: Lowering the annual registration fee, but also decreasing the number of false alarms that do not incur penalties, and even …More Info
  • HI: Ask HPD: How to prevent false alarms
    10.5.14 – KHON2- Answer: Many homes and businesses have burglar alarms to help keep valuables and property safe. However, about 98 percent of the alarms officers respond …More Info

Industry News

  • Will mobile apps become ‘ubiquitous’ in security?
    10.14.14 – Security Systems News – San Antonio, Texas – Among recent trends gaining traction in the security industry, mobile worker apps stand out as one of the most highly deployed and frequently discussed. Such tools have transformed the way field sales personnel and technicians do business, allowing them to be more efficient and effective on the job. More Info
  • An AV Guy’s Guide to ‘Talking IT’
    10.18.14 – Commercial Integrator – This quick glossary of IT terms will at least help AV integrators demonstrate some basic network knowledge when speaking to their clients’ CIOs and IT directors. More Info
  • Athens lawyers battle over release of information regarding …
    10.15.14 – whnt.com- “It took 20 minutes for this ionization alarm to go off,” Marchese demonstrated in her … But ionization smoke alarms represent hundreds of millions of dollars in …More Info
  • Different smoke alarms could better protect your family
    10.17.14 – KFVS- The two main options, ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms, detect different types of fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, ionization …More Info
  • Investigation Prompts Home Security Firm to Change Business Description
    10.14.14- SSI – Pennsylvania officials plan to investigate Home Security Shield due to concerns over the firm’s marketing practices. More Info

State & National News

  • Working CO alarms now mandatory in Ontario
    10.18.14 – CBC.ca- A new Ontario law requires a working carbon monoxide alarm outside all sleeping areas if you have a fireplace, any fuel-burning appliance, or a garage …More Info
  • Sheriff: Polk man monitored female tenant
    10.18.14 – WTSP 10 News- “He wired this camera into the alarm system. He wired this camera into an electrical outlet. It was crafted. It was elaborate. It’s sinister.” The sheriff’s office is … More Info

Business Tips

  • Buzzwords You Should Never Use at Work
    10.15.14 – Baseline – While using business and technical jargon may make you feel smarter or “in the know,” the constant use of buzzwords can annoy your co-workers, who may decide to tune you out. More Info
  • 11 Best Practices for Business Intelligence
    10.13.14 – CIO Insight – There’s a universe of data which can benefit your organization. Find out how to develop with a game plan to best take advantage of it. More Info
  • Decision-Making at Warp Speed
    10.14.14 – Companies face unprecedented business pressures that require both speed and agility. To succeed, their decision-making velocity must increase. More Info

Fire News

  • AB: Alarm saves family from potential CO disaster
    10.16.14 – Airdrie City View- The AFD was called out to a home just before 7 p.m. after the homeowners called 911 to report their CO alarm had … More Info
  • AL: Smoke alarm saves woman from stove fire
    10.13.14 – WALB-TV- … with the help of Boy Scout Troop 99, went door-to-door in neighborhoods plagued by house fires to spread a fire safety message and hand out smoke alarms. More Info
  • IL: St. Charles fire causes at least $50000 in damages to business
    10.19.14 – Aurora Beacon News- The St. Charles Fire Department responded to an activated fire alarm at 4:15 a.m. at Eifeler-Lafer Inc. The company provides … More Info
  • LA: Repeated false fire alarms to cost $100-400 fine in Terrebonne
    10.14.14 – Tri Parish Times- Chief Ken Pitre of the Schriever Fire Department was one of the main advocates for the excessive alarm ordinance after one company had 12 false alarms in two … More Info
  • MI: Alarm does its job
    10.16.14 – Grosse Pointe News – The alarm on Colonial alerted a sleeping resident of a fire at about 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10. “Condensation dripping on the circuit board of his furnace started a … More Info
  • MI: Carbon monoxide detector alerts resident of poisoning
    10.13.14 – Hometownlife.com- After the alarm went off all indications pointed to something much more serious. The woman’s age and identity weren’t released. South Lyon Fire Department … More Info
  • OH: Smoke alarm saves family from fire
    10.15.14 – WDTN- Crews say it appears the fire started when someone was cooking while the rest were asleep, but it is still under investigation. Firefighters say one thing helped … More Info

Crime News

  • AZ: Tattoo leads to burglary bust
    10.18.14 – Prescott Daily Courier- At 4:30 a.m. on July 9, 2012, a burglary alarm went off at the Spring Valley Pharmacy. “Deputies determined a male suspect cut … More Info
  • CA: Burglar Alarm Alerts EPD to 138 Lbs. of Weed, and Hash, and Guns
    10.15.14 – Lost Coast Outpost – In the early morning hours of 10/15/14, the Eureka Police Department received a call regarding an audible burglary alarm. More Info
  • CA: La Quinta cove crime sparks concerns
    10.13.14 – KESQ- When his alarm went off he went outside and was swarmed by the armed suspects. … Have an alarm, use it, use it all the time and know your neighbors, that’s … More Info
  • CT: Armed robbery at Willimantic gas station
    10.18.14 – WTNH- While the robber was taking the cash, the clerk triggered a silent alarm. The thief got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled on foot. The clerk was … More Info
  • CT: Middletown felon caught stealing wine, police say
    10.13.14 – Middletown Press- The clerk “said he head the audible alarm sound and saw Trudeau exiting the back door holding a 750 ml bottle of Canei Rose, valued at $15.99, in his right … More Info
  • FL: Burglar steals cash, tobacco products from Express Food Mart
    10.13.14 – Ocala- Someone broke out the door of the Express Food Mart at 5 a.m. Despite cutting the power to the building, the alarm still went off … More Info
  • GA: Report: Men targeted Indian homeowners for burglary
    10.17.14 – Atlanta Journal Constitution- After breaking through two glass doors on the back of the house and hearing a security alarm, the men fled in a vehicle driven by Cuero, but were soon stopped … More Info
  • GA: Two men get 20 years for house burglary
    10.17.14 – Marietta Daily Journal- … Wednesday of burglary and criminal trespassing after breaking into the home July 14, 2011, and fleeing the scene when a security alarm sounded, Isaza said. More Info
  • IL: Decatur police arrest man suspected in robbery of elderly woman
    10.15.14 – WAND- … and took $20 and a bottle of prescription anxiety medication. Authorities then say the suspect left the grandmother’s home after she pressed a security alarm. More Info
  • IL: High-end Loop clothing store burglarized
    10.15.14 – Chicago Tribune- Officers responded to an alarm about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at Paul Stuart and found a revolving glass door was … More Info
  • IL: Woman Suspected In North Suburban Bank Heists
    10.15.14 – CBS Local- Police responding to a hold-up alarm were told that the woman came up to a teller and demanded money, implying that she had a gun but not displaying it… More Info
  • MA: Marblehead police-log excerpts: Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
    10.18.14 – Wicked Local Marblehead- … Marblehead police log of Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. For the complete log, see Thursday’s Marblehead Reporter. 12:19 a.m. Dog set off alarm. More Info
  • MA: Police Arrest Three After Olde Cape Cod Insurance Building Break-In
    10.18.14 – CapeCod.com News- Police received an alarm from the property at 5:11 a.m. The officer who responded saw a man running from the property. The man ran in the direction of Grove … More Info
  • MA: Police Log: Oct. 3 to Oct. 9
    10.16.14 – Wicked Local Georgetown- 9:50 a.m. Services were rendered for a fire alarm activation. 10:16 a.m. … 3:05 p.m. A burglar alarm was activated. An officer … More Info
  • MI: Gun theft thwarted
    10.15.14 – Grand Haven Tribune- Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at the rural business shortly after 1 a.m. Sgt. Christi Wendt said the first deputy on the scene observed a … More Info
  • MI: Man swipes remote control car from White Lake hobby shop, police …
    10.14.14 – The Oakland Press- The shop’s alarm sounded at 4 a.m., said police. The man took at Traxxas Slash 4×4 remote control car worth $430 and drove off in a light-colored crossover … More Info
  • MI: Police respond to Front Street bank alarm
    10.13.14- Traverse City Record Eagle- Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Deputies and Traverse City Police responded to an alarm Monday afternoon in downtown … More Info
  • NE: Burglary Suspect Arrested
    10.16.14 – WOWT- So when his garage alarm went off in September, he went outside to check it out. “I go in and shut the alarm off, and then I go get my clicker to open up the door, … More Info
  • NJ: Police urge residents to be alert after three Wyckoff burglaries this …
    10.16.14 – NJ.com- In the latest burglary on Wednesday, a resident discovered someone had smashed his back glass sliding door after the alarm company called to … More Info
  • NY: Thieves blow up ATM, steal thousands from shattered machine: cops
    10.14.14 – New York Daily News- “The alarm was activated at 2:28 a.m. Monday,” Detective Inspector Andy Gwyther from Avon and Somerset Police told ITV News. “Police arrived very quickly. More Info
  • NY: Two juveniles arrested for burglarizing Block Street flat
    10.13.14 – Buffalo News- … p.m. Sunday. Police officers who responded to an alarm system reported finding a broken side window and an open door and the boys inside the upstairs flat. More Info
  • NY: Two Newark men charged with burglary in Ontario County
    10.14.14 – News 10NBC- Police responded to a residential burglary alarm around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. When police arrived, officers saw one suspect run back into the home. We’re told … More Info
  • OH: Police use Taser on Family Dollar B&E suspect
    10.19.14 – WHIO- Officers responded to a call from the alarm company that a man was inside near the front of the store. Upon arrival, units found a big rock and the window … More Info
  • PA: Frustrated Burglar Steals Speakers From Delco Business
    10.13.14 – NBC 10 Philadelphia- … silent alarm in the process. “When the alarm company contacted me in the middle of the night, my attitude was more like, ‘it’s a false alarm again,’” Strano said. More Info
  • PA: Springfield burglary suspects waive charges
    10.14.14 – Montgomery Newspapers- The pillow case was later recovered with jewelry boxes and jewelry taken from a home where a security alarm went off … More Info
  • PA: Two charged, one sought in WB home robbery
    10.17.14 – Citizens Voice- At that point, an alarm sounded nearby, the suspects yelled “the cops are coming” and fled the scene, according to the statement the victim gave to police. More Info
  • UT: Police looking for burglar who broke into 3 businesses in one hour
    10.16.14 – Deseret News- South Jordan police initially responded to an alarm activation at the Guitar Shop shortly after 10 p.m. Officers discovered the front glass … More Info
  • VT: Police attempt to identify North Bennington Variety Store burglary …
    10.14.14 – NEWS10 ABC- On October 3, at 1:37 a.m., Bennington Police responded to an alarm activation at the North Bennington Variety Store. More Info
  • WA: Attempted South Hill bank robbery leads to arrest
    10.16.14 – The Spokesman Review- Spokane police arrested a man allegedly attempting to rob a Wells Fargo bank just four minutes after the bank’s alarm sounded. The suspected … More Info
  • WA: In brief: Robbery suspect had cash in pockets
    10.18.14 – The Spokesman Review- Spokane police arrested a man allegedly attempting to rob a Wells Fargo bank on the South Hill just four minutes after the bank’s alarm sounded. Police arrested … More Info
  • WI: Three charged in Wally’s Auto break in
    10.13.14 – Beaver Dam Daily Citizen-… Dam police assisted Dodge Sheriff Deputies in a call to Wally’s Auto Sales and Savage at 2:15 a.m. on July 20 after an alarm sounded. More Info

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