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October 3, 2016

Association Events

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Alarm calls drop in Rancho Santa Fe
    9.27.16 – Coast News- From this number, the RSF Patrol had received 274 alarm calls — a decline from … “So those are preventable calls where you have someone set off their alarm … More Info
  • FL: Council weighs tougher penalties for false alarms
    9.27.16 – Florida Times-Union – The Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday held off on approving stiffer penalties and registration requirements for burglary alarm users that the Sheriff’s Office … More Info
  • KY: Alarm program could help save lives
    9.30.16 – Bowling Green Daily News – Some shoddy landlords across this country know that their rental properties are supposed to have smoke alarms as required by law, but sadly many are more … More Info
  • ON: Cornwall Community Police seek fire-alarm suspect
    9.26.16 – Standard Freeholder – The Cornwall Community Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the male suspect in this photograph for activating a false alarm. More Info
  • OR: Bend Police see slight decrease in false alarms
    9.28.18 – Bend Bulletin – Since Bend Police released a report last spring showing security systems rang false alarms thousands of times, the department has taken measures to prevent it … More Info
  • OR: False Alarms Trend Downward in Bend (Ore.) After Police Step Up …
    9.29.16 – Security Sales & Integration – Efforts by the Bend, Ore., Police Department to reduce a preponderance of false alarms caused by alarm system problems being ignored by users appear to be … More Info
  • WV: False alarm ordinance goes into effect
    9.30.16 – WTOV Steubenville – In fact, Lt. Phil Redford says 99 percent of the burglar alarms the Wheeling police department responds to are false. Now, the department is making changes. More Info

Industry News

  • ADS Security acquires fifth company this year
    9.28.16 – SSN – Nashville, TN – ADS Security made its fifth acquisition of the year, and company president and CEO John Cerasuolo says there is one more deal in the works, which will cap off a record year on the acquisition front. More Info
  • Recall: Pool alarm recalled due to failure to alert consumers
    9.27.16 – FOX43.com – SmartPool LLC, of Lakewood, N.J. is recalling a pool alarm due to the ON/OFF activation switch being reversed. This can cause the alarm to fail to alert … More Info
  • ADT Joins PPVAR to Support Video Verification for Security Alarms
    9.27.16 – Security Sales & Integration – ADT Joins PPVAR to Support Video Verification for Security Alarms. ADT’s membership is expected to add credibility to PPVAR’s dialogue with law enforcement … More Info
  • AFA Protective Systems, Inc. Draws a Full House at its Fire and …
    9.28.18 – PR Web – Discussions included updates on the new ARCS (Auxiliary Radio Communication Systems), updated fire alarm technologies with an emphasis on NYC … More Info
  • Heed Hazards of Clean & Dry Agent Systems
    9.29.16 – Security Sales & Integration – This Installment is my concluding segment on suppression systems that a fire alarm practitioner may come across. In the past two Fire Side Chats I have .. More Info
  • 4 Chicago tech companies explain how their products evolved into …
    9.29.16 – Built In Chicago – Headquartered in Evanston, the LiveWatch Security team is the collective mind and muscle behind a DIY home security and alarm system that’s controlled via … More Info
  • Monitronics Rebrands as MONI; Will Aim to Grow Direct-to …
    9.30.16 – Security Sales & Integration – MONI will be individually branding its home automation and controls apps throughAlarm.com and Honeywell’s Total Connect platforms. During the ensuing .. More Info
  • Homeowners express increasing interest in safe rooms
    9.28.16 – SIW – Companies that specialize in the market say they’ve seen the business steadily grow over the past decade… More Info
  • My Alarm Center borrows to grow
    9.29.16 – Philly.com – Amy Kothari, My Alarm chief executive, told me her company will use the money to pay down previous debt and to “support organic growth and acquisitions. More Info
  • Home Security Systems Made Available To Major Cities in Texas
    9.28.18 – Digital Journal – Secondly, the offer includes free security system activation, which enables customers to have their alarm systems be monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, … More Info

State & National News

  • The DIY Trend is Starting to Get Scary and it’s Not All about Price
    9.30.16 – CEPro – Integrators like to think that consumers spurn custom solutions because they’re cheapskates, but often they simply want the convenience of online shopping, the joy of… More Info
  • Violent Crimes Increased in 2015
    9.27.16 – SIA – After two years of decline, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased 3.9 percent in 2015 when compared with 2014 data, according to FBI figures. More Info
  • What Worries Consumers and Businesses?
    9.29.16 – SIA – While businesses worry more about the implications of getting hacked, consumers are primarily concerned about personal privacy loss, identity fraud and cyberthreats. More Info
  • FBI: Violent Crimes Up, Property Crimes Decline In North Carolina
    9.28.18 – WUNC – That still leaves us far safer than in the ‘bad old days’ of the early 1990s, but if there is continued growth at this rate it will be cause for alarm.” On an absolute … More Info
  • New report shares details about the fire detector & smoke alarm …
    9.29.16 – WhaTech – The Leading Distributor of Market Research Reports, DeepResearchReports.com published latest report on “Global Fire Detector & Smoke Alarm Systems … More Info
  • Time to cut occupational licensing requirements in Nevada
    9.29.16 – Mesquite Local News – “For example, to become an alarm installer requires $1,036 in fees, whereas the national average is $230 for fire and $213 for security alarm installers. A license … More Info
  • Today’s technology curtails false alarms
    10.1.16 – NWAOnline – Ever had those false alarms that go out to emergency personnel when an old-school landline-based alarm is tripped accidentally? Current security systems cut … More Info
  • Industry Associations Endorse New House Bill Addressing Power Requirements of Security and Life-Safety Systems
    9.30.16 – SIA – The Security Industry Association and allies jointly commend U.S. Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kansas, for introducing a bill that would extend a U.S. Department of Energy policy recognizing the unique power requirements of security and life-safety systems. More Info

Business Tips

  • Take Cues From Amazon’s Customer Obsession
    9.28.18 – Security Sales & Integration – That’s why there is so much interest on the part of cable companies, telcos, etc., to acquire alarm company customers — so some of the stickiness of alarm … More Info
  • Can You Sue an Employee for Incompetence?
    9.28.18 – Security Sales & Integration – What happens when your employee screws up and the alarm doesn’t work when needed? Maybe it’s a successful burglary loss, fire damage, environmental … More Info
  • Why These 3 Hiring Methods Fail and These 5 Succeed
    9.30.16 – CI – In order to find, and keep, good talent in the integration field, integrators need to find the right combination of personality traits, work ethic, and measurable skills in a job candidate and avoid making common hiring mistakes. More Info
  • Separation Anxiety: 8 Liabilities of Using the Perfect Sales Spreadsheet
    9.28.16 – SSI – Is using Excel inhibiting your sales success? More Info
  • 5 Steps to Seizing Business Outcome Opportunities
    9.25.16 – SSI – Installing security contractors can now deliver systems and services that meet business goals, thereby flipping security from an undesirable capital expense to a value-enhancing investment. More Info
  • Suppliers’ Role in Total Solutions Success
    9.25.16 – SSI -Security dealers and systems integrators can work with wholesale distributors to provide end customers the tools, solutions and support that can help close the deal. More Info

Fire News

  • CA: Smoke Alarm Saves Man’s Life
    9.27.16 – KVEC – A smoke alarm may have saved an elderly man’s life last night. Paso Robles Fire Department officials told KSBY that firefighters answered a call at around 12:30 … More Info
  • CT: Fire Alarm Interrupts Morning Newscast in Hartford
    9.26.16 – TVSpy – Miranda’s co-anchor, Heidi Voight, told viewers on her Facebook page company policy says all employees have to evacuate when a fire alarm goes off. So they … More Info
  • MD: Fire alarm gives Terrapin Row residents a 6 am wakeup call
    9.26.16 – The Diamondback – Captain Dave Peterson, who was one of the Prince George’s County Fire Department firefighters on the scene, said the alarm was going off due to a sprinkler … More Info
  • MD: Smoking electronics cause alarm in St. Mary’s County home
    9.26.16 – Bay Net – Valley Lee, Md – At 9:44 p.m., responding fire and rescue officials have cited the source of the smoke as ‘a burnt up power strip behind the entertainment … More Info
  • NY: Shelter Island Police blotter
    9.29.16 – Shelter Island Reporter – An officer on patrol heard an alarm at a Menantic residence under construction and found smoke conditions within. The Shelter Island Fire Department (SIFD) … More Info

Crime News

  • AB: Edmonton police officers recognized for heroics and outstanding …
    9.28.18 – Edmonton Journal – A silent alarm signaled what turned into a bloodbath. On Dec. 18, 2015, at around 3:30 a.m. officers responded to the alarm at a Mac’s convenience store … More Info
  • AK: Acquaintances turn in man suspected of robbing store
    9.28.18 – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – A security company notified Fairbanks police at about 1:30 a.m. that a panic alarm had been activated at the Holiday gas station… More Info
  • AL: Holes cut in grocery store roof before alarm halts burglary
    9.28.18 – Times Daily – Holes cut in grocery store roof before alarm halts burglary … Apparently, while the would-be burglar or burglars were cutting the holes, they set off a fire alarm. More Info
  • AL: Moulton man jailed in Morgan, Limestone
    9.26.16 – The Decatur Daily – Decatur Police Lt. Proncey Robertson said officers responded to a false business alarm on Saturday morning. More Info
  • AR: Pills stolen from pharmacy in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood …
    9.29.16 – Arkansas Online – The thief, who was wearing a black hoodie, camouflage pants and a mask, then tore down the pharmacy’s alarm control panel, preventing the alarm from … More Info
  • CA: Convenience Store Clerk Dragged Out of Store in Suspected …
    9.30.16 – Inside Edition – Police responded to the scene shortly after when a silent alarm went off, and determined a kidnapping had taken place. Read: 911 Call Reveals Boy, 8, … More Info
  • CA: Dixon PD: Car Break-Ins At Denny’s; Meth In Pocket; Rollover Wreck
    9.26.16 -Patch.com – … block of East A Street. 0218 Alarm activation i … 1138 Alarm activation i… More Info
  • CA: Hollister Police Discover Business Center Grow-Op
    9.28.18 – Crime Voice – Hollister — Police responded to a burglary alarm only to discover an active marijuana grow operation. Two individuals … More Info
  • CA: Man Suspected Of Kidnapping Clerk At Convenience Store
    9.29.16 – CBS Local – A manhunt was launched hours earlier when officers responded to a silent alarm at the store near downtown. Police say the kidnapper was armed with a … More Info
  • CA: Palo Alto camera store burglars carved through…
    9.29.16 – The Mercury News – “They were very lucky in several ways,” Shuchat said. “They were able to walk around our alarm system, but that’s all been corrected now. Should they try again, … More Info
  • CA: Suspect sought in kidnapping of store clerk in Exposition Park
    9.28.18 – KABC-TV – LAPD Southwest Division officers responded to a silent alarm at the store around 2:50 p.m. When officers arrived, they … More Info
  • CO: Man arrested for assault of detention official
    9.27.16 – Journal Advocate – At 5:40 p.m. deputies responded to Skyline Manufacturing for a burglar alarm. Sept. 23. At 2:12 a.m., deputies assisted the Colorado State Patrol … More Info
  • CT: Bridgeport ATM thefts part of regional crime wave, chief says
    9.29.16 – CT Post – Responding to an alarm police around 3 a.m., police found the machine busted open, emptied of cash. Four money machines have been stolen in Bridgeport in … More Info
  • CT: Naugatuck Man Charged with Burglary: Police
    9.28.18 – Patch.com – Police said on that date officers responded to a building alarm and saw a man running from the rear of the building. Get free real-time news alerts from the… More Info
  • DE: Police investigate burglary at WorkPro
    9.28.18 – Milford Beacon – Around 2:45 a.m. officers responded to an alarm at Walgreens. While checking Walgreens they noticed three black males leaving through the back of WorkPro. More Info
  • FL: 2 men in surgical masks, tracksuits burglarize Orange City…
    9.27.16 – WKMG Orlando – Orange City, Fla. – A closed sign and a boarded-up window cover the Orange City Jewelers store after police responded to a burglary alarm at 5:30 … More Info
  • FL: Homeowner watches burglary live on his smartphone
    9.29.16 – Firstcoastnews.com – The owner was able to see it all, set off an alarm and even get an up close and personal look, all in stunning detail, thanks to a smartphone app called Canary, .. More Info
  • FL: Jacksonville man sees burglar in home on cellphone app, sets off …
    9.29.16 – ActionNewsJax.com – He ran away when the homeowner set off an alarm via his cellphone app. Officers released a clear photo of the suspect on Thursday. They are asking anyone … More Info
  • FL: Police seeking 7-Eleven robbery suspect
    9.28.18 – Orlando Sentinel – The store clerk activated an alarm, then handed the man money. Police did not say how much cash he got away with. The man ran out of the store, heading west … More Info
  • FL: Sheriff investigates burglaries, arson at Med Smart Pharmacy
    9.26.16 – WJXT Jacksonville – Police responded to the alarm but didn’t find the assailant. On Sept. 23, the burglary took place between the hours of 3:40 a.m. and 6 a.m., deputies said. More Info
  • GA: Athens police looking for info in fatal hit and run
    9.29.16 – Red and Black – 23, police received a report of a motion alarm activation in both the east and … 26, University of Georgia police again responded to alarms set off at the stadium. More Info
  • GA: Burglar alarm helps catch alleged teen bandit
    9.26.16 – The Telegraph – A burglar alarm alerted Bibb County sheriff’s deputies to an attempted break-in Sunday night at the Money Miser. As officers arrived after … More Info
  • GA: Guns, jewelry stolen from Attic Treasures
    9.28.18 – Oconee Enterprise – …crime was looking closely, he would have read that the store is under surveillance and has an alarm system. The camera was not operable at the time … More Info
  • GA: Ingles, Quality Lube burglarized by same suspect
    9.28.18 – Morgan County Citizen – At 4:29 a.m. the security alarm at Quality Lube, located across the street from Ingles, … rifle through a front office and then flee when the security alarm sounded. More Info
  • GA: Roswell police catch 2 different fleeing suspects
    9.29.16 – KRQE News 13 – Police say Tapia was breaking into a home when a neighbor heard the alarm and checked the house. As Tapia … More Info
  • IL: Freeport police: Two men stole vodka, wine from liquor store
    9.27.16 – Freeport Journal-Standard – When police responded to the alarm call at about 2:45 a.m., they discovered liquor bottles broken and lying on the store’s floor. The duo stole two bottles of New … More Info
  • IL: Springfield homeowner shot with flare gun during burglary
    9.29.16 – The State Journal-Register – Sherman Police Chief Craig Bangert said the alarm at the business was activated at 2:41 a.m. When officers arrived, they found that someone had forced their … More Info
  • IL: Thieves get guns in Griffith store robbery
    9.28.18 – Chicago Tribune – Griffith Police Commander Keith Martin said Wednesday the department responded to an alarm a little before 5 a.m. at the gun and safe store … More Info
  • IN: Home security cameras catches man trying to break into cars and …
    9.30.16 – 21Alive – Rogers’ cameras caught someone acting suspiciously Thursday morning. “I was about to take my son to school and I heard the truck alarm go off,” Rogers said. More Info
  • IN: Police: Car rams into gun shop, arms stolen
    9.28.18 – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – Police were called just after 5 a.m. to ZX Guns where an alarm had sounded. Officers found the front middle window had been broken … More Info
  • KY: Burglary suspect stole bottles of nail polish
    9.26.16 – The Courier-Journal – … around 8:15 p.m. Saturday after officers responded to a burglar alarm at the business, according to an arrest citation. More Info
  • KY: DCSO seeking home invasion suspect
    9.28.18 – Lexington Dispatch – According to Davidson County Sheriff David Grice, two suspects entered the home and triggered the alarm system, prompting the homeowner to alert DCSO … More Info
  • KY: Paducah man charged with burglary, police looking for 2nd suspect
    9.26.16 – WPSD Local 6 – Paducah police say at 3:23 a.m. a burglar alarm went off at Bargain Hunt. An officer saw a man climbing down from the roof of the … More Info
  • LA: 73-Year-Old Man Jailed After Shooting Robber
    9.30.16 – Bearing Arms – Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, 73-year-old Abraham Venson woke up to an alarm company alerting him to someone breaking into his shed, the same shed that had .. More Info
  • MA: Police and fire logs
    9.26.16 – Wicked Local Ipswich – 11:43 a.m.: A burglary alarm was reported on Old Right Road. 1:54 p.m.: A burglary alarm was reported on Colonial Drive. 6:54 p.m.: A suspicious person was … More Info
  • MD: Details emerge in Pocomoke bank robbery, shooting
    9.27.16 – Delmarva Daily Times- 26, Pocomoke City police were notified of a panic alarm from PNC Bank in Pocomoke City. Upon arrival, Pocomoke City police were told the bank had been … More Info
  • MD: Thieves Crash Stolen Car Into Md. Jewelry Store; Steal Several Items
    9.27.16 – NBC4 Washington – Officers were called to the store at 2:22 a.m. after an alarm went off inside the store. Police say the suspects drove a stolen car into the … More Info
  • MI: Jackson Sheriff: deputies arrest man with stolen license plate
    9.27.16 – MLive.com – Deputy Thomas responded t for an alarm. 10:22 a.m. … Sergeant Knoblauch responded for a residential alarm. 2:12 p.m.. More Info
  • MI: Jackson Sheriff: deputies responding to stolen vehicle report locate …
    9.26.16 -MLive.com – … for a Residential Alarm. … Deputies Sullivan and Jenski responded to a burglary alarm. More Info
  • MI: Residents Cancel Alarm, Return to Find They’ve Been Robbed: Police
    9.29.16 – Patch.com – Police said it’s a mistake for residents to cancel an active alarm unless they’re sure it was accidentally tripped. Police are investigating. Police said they’ve taken … More Info
  • MO: Cedar County Sheriff’s Office activities
    9.28.18 – Cedar County Republican – Received a report of an alarm at Woods in Stockton. A deputy … The alarm company was called to cancel and contact was made with a key holder. Received a … More Info
  • MO: Police looking for suspects in Broadway burglary
    9.26.16 – KSDK.com – Officers responded to the business at around 2:20 a.m., where a security alarm was going off, police said in a press release. More Info
  • MO: Police looking for suspects in Broadway burglary
    9.26.16 – KSDK.com – Officers responded to the business at around 2:20 a.m., where a security alarm was going off, police said in a press release. More Info
  • MO: Sheriff’s report: Sept 19 – 25
    9.29.16 – Ozark County Times – 3:37 a.m. – Alarm reported at residence. Alarm company contacted sheriff’s department because the company attempted to contact the … More Info
  • MS: Repeat business burglar frustrates Jackson business owners
    9.27.16 – WJTV – I had to get things repaired, I had to get the vents repaired, the alarm system repaired. That is money out of my pocket,” said Mary Hardin, … More Info
  • MT: Burglary spree targets Bozeman businesses, middle school
    9.26.16 – KBZK Bozeman News – The Bozeman Police Department wants to remind all business owners and residents to ensure their properties are properly secured, their alarm and … More Info
  • NC: Guns stolen from Lowell shop
    9.27.16 – Gaston Gazette – The alarm sounded just before 4:20 a.m. at Aim and Defend after two men used a sledgehammer to bust the glass at the front door. More Info
  • ND: Surveillance pictures released in Grand Forks burglary
    9.28.18 – Valley News Live – Police say they received an alarm call just before 2:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Once officers arrived on the scene, they say they found a broken window on the … More Info
  • NY: 30-year-old man charged in West Brighton burglary
    9.30.16 – SILive.com – The suspect was observed on surveillance cameras by the alarm company entering the shed in the rear of that location where Mulvihill Electrical Contracting … More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    9.29.16 – Circleville Herald – Alarm company reported alarm on Villa Dr. Owner is not on scene and he advised no one else should be there. Checks okay. Caller reported suspicious male in … More Info
  • OH: Youngstown Police: Man ran away after attempted robbery on Erie
    9.26.16 – WKBN.com – The woman told police the man threatened her, but she was able to run inside her home and hit the panic alarm. The man ran away when the alarm went off. More Info
  • OK: Lone Wolf convenience store has ATM stolen
    10.1.16 – KOKH FOX25 – Poindexter says he was called by the alarm company about 2:00 a.m. and was told a breach had taken place. When Poindexter arrived at the store he … More Info
  • PA: Chester cops search for dollar store bandit
    9.29.16 – The Delaware County Daily Times – Police were dispatched to the store following a call from the alarm company shortly after 9 p.m. The arriving officer spoke to victims … More Info
  • PA: Convenience store clerk dragged out of store in suspected …
    10.1.16 – FOX 29 News Philadelphia – Police responded to the scene shortly after when a silent alarm went off, and determined a kidnapping had taken place. The woman escaped the car hours later, … More Info
  • PA: Tredyffrin police department swears in officer, receives commendation
    9.26.16 – Main Line – 29, 2014 at 1:37 a.m. Ofc. James Slavin was dispatched for a residential burglary alarm. Upon his approach, Slavin noted the motion sensor .. More Info
  • TN: Police Investigate Burglary At Flower Shop
    9.28.18 – NewsChannel5.com – Officials with Metro Nashville Police said they got to the scene and found the alarm going off and a back window busted out. It appears someone was inside for a … More Info
  • TN: Three Suspects In Custody After Pawn Shop Hold-Up
    9.27.16 – Local Memphis – Police say they responded to a hold-up alarm just before 12:45 p.m. Officers spotted the suspects and followed them until police say the trio bailed out of the car … More Info
  • TX: Nearly Naked Man Breaks Into Wichita Falls Home
    9.26.16 – Newstalk1290 – The man reportedly listened at Sapata’s bedroom door for a time, and then left the home after an alarm was triggered. NewsTalk 1290 has reached out to Sapata. More Info
  • TX: Police say stun gun used after man punches officer, runs
    9.28.18 – Waco Tribune-Herald – Police responded to a burglary alarm at a residence at about 2 a.m., and stopped Patrick Darnell Bean Jr., who was in the … More Info
  • VA: Rash of burglaries investigated in Prince William
    10.1.16 – PotomacLocal.com – … On September 29 at 5:00AM, officers responded to the N Mart to investigate an alarm activation. Officers … More Info
  • WA: Man convicted in Port Angeles crimes among those arrested after …
    9.26.16 -Peninsula Daily News – Deputies responded at about 6:20 a.m. last Thursday to a burglary at Blackberry Cafe after the business owner arrived to find her business alarm sounding and … More Info
  • WI: Alleged burglar arrested coming out of East Side home, Madison …
    9.28.18 – Madison.com – A burglar alarm alerted police to a burglary at a home on the East Side Tuesday afternoon, with police in place to arrest the suspect as soon as he came out of … More Info
  • WI: Madison man arrested for daytime burglary
    9.28.18 – WMTV – The Madison Police Department responded to the alarm and arrested Martinez-Bastida as he came out of the home. Officials say that electronics had been … More Info

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