Public Safety Updates
- AB: City looks to increase permit fees, other user fees
10.17.22 – St Albert Today – The city is eyeing an increase to a variety of user fees, a move that would bring in $243,600 in additional operating revenue in 2023.
- WY: Casper City Council rescheduling first reading of new false …
10.18.22 – Oil City News – Casper City Council rescheduling first reading of new false alarm rules for Nov. 1 · Third false alarm: $75 · Fourth false alarm: $150 · Fifth …
- Verizon launches new tech to monitor activity on home WiFi
10.10.22 – Home Awareness and Device Identification offer customers enhanced visibility and sense of security in the home
- A minimalist approach to smart home tech
10.19.22 – Vanko Design – IKEA, Samsung and LG are among the companies highlighted for their minimalist approaches to smart home tech design. In minimalist connected homes, TVs, smart speakers and air purifiers don’t have to be the focal point.
- Why It’s Time to Consider Offering Presence Detection
10.21.22 – SSI – Some of the key benefits of the various platforms include the sensing, monitoring and notification of lifestyles and behavior, individual device identification, and enhanced aging in place and medical alert systems.
- Focus on employees’ needs for a more productive approach to workplace engagement
10.18.22 – ISHN – Employee engagement is influenced by how the individual perceives the work culture, reacts emotionally and responds behaviorally.
- LG, Unity’s latest platform creates 3D replicas of homes
10.17.22 – PC Magazine – LG is tapping Unity’s tech to develop a 3D digital replica of homes complete with digital humans that users can communicate with via voice recognition. The platform could be helpful for those planning interior remodels.
- Why we use business jargon and why we should stop and think about the words we use
WBT Systems – Corporate cliché is an easy way to avoid getting specific and thinking too hard. But sometimes business jargon serves as a status indicator. Per a Columbia Business School study, “Business jargon is often used by individuals feeling insecure about how they will be perceived.” People want to assimilate and speak the same language as peers and higher ups. They want to sound like they belong.
- Everything You Need to Know About Installing Bi-Directional Amplifiers
10.20.22 – SSI – Shane Clary – If you design, install or service fire alarm systems, you’ll want to get familiar with bi-directional amplifiers ahead of the updated NFPA 1.
Fire & Life Safety News
- CA: Firefighters tackle early morning house fire in South Sacramento
10.22.22 – ABC10 – Firefighters credit smoke detectors for saving South Sacramento homeowners from fire. The fire was contained to one house despite …
- CA: Burglar shatters door at Ten Mile Brewing Company, makes …
10.19.22 – Signal Tribune – Video footage of the incident shows the burglar avoiding the cash registers and instead searching behind glassware, breaking about $50 worth of …
- CA: Burglary Suspect in Custody After Chased Down by Lumpy’s
10.22.22 – East County Today – The burglary suspect was arrested by Antioch Police and sustained injuries to his head while the owner of Lumpy’s sustained minor injuries.
- CT: Portland Police seek suspect following attempted burglary at …
10.22.22 – WFSB – Police say they are looking for a suspect after a man attempted to burglarize a gun store in Portland.
- KS: Two 19-year-olds charged for theft of 75 firearms from KC area …
10.20.22 – Kansas City, Kan. (WIBW) – Two 19-year-olds have been charged with the theft of around 75 firearms from Kansas City area gun stores.
- KY: Man arrested for burglary charge after found inside milling …
10.20.22 – WHOP – Hopkinsville police charged a man with burglary Wednesday night after he was found inside Hopkinsville Milling Company on Walnut Street …
- ME: Police probe Warren business break-in
10.17.22 – Courier Gazette – Warren – The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred Saturday morning at a business in Warren.
- MO: Suspects break into clothing store in St. Louis Monday
10.17.22 – KSDK – Robbers burglarize clothing store and shoot at store owner, escape in stolen Hyundai. The suspects fled the scene with stolen merchandise in …
- PA: Police find suspect in Turkey Hill armed robbery hiding under …
10.21.22 – Times Leader – Wilkes-Barre – Police on Friday said the suspect arrested in the armed robbery of a Turkey Hill store used a stolen gun and drove away in a …
- RI: WATCH: Man arrested for allegedly breaking into …
10.22.22 – WTVR – Westover Hills principal criticizes ‘dysfunctional’ school board in aftermath of deadly shooting.
- TX: Burglars steal from Midland home twice in one day | Yourbasin
10.18.22 – Midland, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – A local homeowner is sounding the alarm after thieves broke into his home, not once, but twice.
- TX: CRIME NEWS | Sisters nabbed on burglary charges
10.19.22 – The Examiner – Two sisters were arrested on felony burglary charges of a Fred store, according to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford.
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