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Joe Carr

Joe Carr

Joe was a Vietnam Veteran that was exposed to Agent Orange and was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma that resulted in End Stage Kidney Failure requiring dialysis. He passed on Monday October 23, 2017 from complications of his long term illness.

Joe was a long term resident of San Antonio, but spent the past several years as a “road warrior” traveling the roads of Texas and New Mexico to visit alarm dealers. He was active in TBFAA, FARA and all the local Texas associations.

Joe Carr had over thirty years’ experience in the security industry ranging from designing both physical and electronic security for banks and government high security systems to residential and small business systems.

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Public Safety Updates

  • FL: False house alarms: The price Jacksonville homeowners are forced …
    10.27.17 – ActionNewsJax.com – False alarms take valuable time from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, — where officials say 98 percent of all alarm calls are not legitimate. The agency has … More Info
  • MO: City Council Considering Home Alarm Ordinance
    10.25.17 – KBIA – The Columbia city council is considering a new penalty system for home security false alarms. The ordinance would potentially ding violators with $100 fine after …More Info

Industry News

  • ADT acquires Gaston Security
    10.19.17 – SIW – Company makes its third commercial security integrator acquisition since August… More Info
  • Let’s Guess What’s Inside Honeywell’s Upcoming DIY Security System
    10.26.17 – SSI – Smart home pro Julie Jacobson predicts Honeywell’s DIY security system will utilize Z-Wave for home automation, Total Connect for SHaaS (smart home as a service) and more. More Info
  • Labor Rates Study Reveals $96/Hour Average
    10.26-17 – SSI – Integrators boost rates across all labor categories, according to the 2017 CE Pro Labor Rates Study research from nearly 200 respondents, with labor hourly rates rising a healthy 11% over 2 years. More Info
  • ADS Security makes fourth acquisition of 2017
    10.24.17 – SecurityInfoWatch – Equinox Alarm Services owner, Carl Grantham, will be joining the ADS Security team in Tuscaloosa in a technician role. Equinox customers are currently being … More Info
  • ‘Scammer’ Alarm Companies Reach $500K Settlement with AG’s Office
    10.25.17 – Law.com – Utah-based Alder Holdings and a subsidiary, Alarm Protection Georgia, have agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims that they defrauded Georgia consumers. More Info
  • Nest Partners With I-View Now to Offer Video Alarm Verification …
    10.26.17 – Security Sales & Integration – Nest Cam security camera owners can now ask their Nest Pro installer to add the I-View Now video verification monitoring service with most alarm systems. More Info

State & National News

  • Amazon makes its foray into DIY home security
    10.25.17 – SIW – Company announces the launch of ‘Amazon Cloud Cam,’ ‘Amazon Key’ More Info
  • Wink Throws Hat in Ring for DIY Home Security System Supremacy
    10.25.17 – SSI – Wink is the latest smart home company to release a DIY security system, following recent launches by Nest and SmartThings. More Info
  • ADT Celebrates Efforts that Saved Home, Dog From House Fire
    10.26.17 – SDM – On October 26, 2017, ADT celebrated one of its LifeSaver events in New York City with ADT customer Dave Carrescia and his family. More Info
  • Vector Security Earns PDQ Runner-Up Honors for Superb Alarm Management
    10.24.17 – SSI – Vector Security is the first and only two-time winner of the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award, earning the honor in 2006 and 2013. More Info
  • Banking Vertical Survey: Majority of Consumers Say Visible Security Cameras Help Prevent Crime
    10.25.17 – SSI – A March Networks-sponsored survey shows a continued focus on customer experience remains critical for banks and credit unions when it comes to retention. More Info
  • Lowe’s: DIY Will Fade and Consumers Will Hire Pros for Smart-Home & Other Projects
    10.26.17 – CEPro – Qualified professionals for smart-home and other housing projects are easy to find. Consumers will shed their DIY inclinations and hire contractors instead. More Info

Business Tips

  • Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed of the Term ‘Alarm Dealer’
    10.23.17 – Security Sales & Integration – So long as you keep up with current technology and trends, having roots and ongoing expertise in alarms is a marketplace advantage to be leveraged rather … More Info
  • Do You Know How to Fix These Common Failures? Test Your Project Breakdown Knowledge
    10.26.17 – CI – Test your knowledge of what it takes to run a successful project by taking this short quiz.   More Info
  • 5 Reasons You Need a Ticketing System in Your Business
    10.24.17 – CEPro – Using piecemeal solutions instead of a ticketing system to manage your service may be hampering your client experience. More Info
  • RMR Tips: Why Following Up and Utilization Are Keys for Success
    10.25.17 – SSI – N.A.S. Security Systems’ Roy Brachfeld shares valuable RMR advice with Ron Davis for both industry newbies and veterans… More Info

Fire & EMS News

  • FL: Smoke forces Walmart store to be evacuated
    10.25.17 – Bradenton Herald – All store employees were accounted for and customers were outside when crews arrived. Miller said no one was injured and the fire alarm inside the store went … More Info
  • MO: Laquey restaurant and bar damaged in fire overnight
    10.26.17 – Waynesville Daily Guide – Tri-County Fire Protection District is reporting that they were dispatched for mutual aid to Hazelgreen Fire at 1:42 a.m. for a first alarm commercial structure fire at … More Info
  • NJ: Fire alarm leads Mercer County Narcotics Task Force to marijuana …
    10.25.17 – Planet Princeton – Investigators seized more than $900,000 in marijuana products from building in Hightstown last Friday after a fire alarm went off at the location the previous day. More Info
  • NV: Smoke alarms help family of 8 escape apartment fire on Vegas Drive
    10.23.17 – KTNV Las Vegas – Smoke alarms help family of 8 escape apartment fire. Kel Dansby … They said their smoke alarm alerted them to the fire. The cause of the fire is … More Info
  • NY: Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Monday, October 24, 2017
    10.24.17 – Cheektowaga Chronicle – 1:23 am – Bellevue firefighters were called to a house to check out a CO alarm. It turned out to be a faulty detector… More Info
  • OR: For the Record for October 24, 2017
    10.24.17 – Dalles Chronicle – Contact was made with building staff who advised the alarm had been reset and this … responded to a report of a fire alarm. More Info

Crime News

  • AZ: Paradise Valley police investigating 2 residential burglaries a day …
    10.24.17 – Paradise Valley Independent – On Oct. 21, Paradise Valley police responded to a similar burglary where no alarms were set but security cameras where installed. More Info
  • CA: 3 men arrested after 2 S. Carolina break-ins, police chase
    10.23.17 – San Francisco Chronicle – While investigating, officers got a call about an alarm at a different Dollar General eight miles away. Officers say they tried to pull over a car in the parking lot, but … More Info
  • CA: Thieves break into a gun store and walk out with dozens of lethal …
    10.24.17 – Fresno Bee – About 10 p.m. Friday, the burglar alarm went off at PRK Firearms. Police found the front door broken open and 23 … More Info
  • CO: Police arrest two teenagers in connection to string of burglaries
    10.24.17 – KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News- Police said they were dispatched to a business where an alarm was activated around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. More Info
  • CT: House Burglary Reported In New Canaan: PD
    10.27.17 – Patch.com – Burglary 10/26/17 Cedar Ln bet 4pm-9pm forced entry rear door alarm not on. Any info contact NCPD Inv Section. SET ALARM when leaving home!! More Info
  • FL: Gas station employee locks himself in freezer during robbery
    10.24.17 – NBC2 News – Largo police responded to a silent alarm at the Speedway station at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, they spotted a man with a knife inside the store. More Info
  • FL: Juvenile charged with armed burglary of store
    10.29.17 – Ocala – On Friday, Belleview police were called to the Ace Hardware store in reference to a burglary alarm. Officers called a store manager who … More Info
  • GA: Burglar suspected in four crimes at Jonesboro Road businesses
    10.27.17 – Henry Herald – The McDonough Police Department is looking to identify the suspect in the Oct. 3 burglaries of four businesses in the Magnolia Village shopping strip on … More Info
  • GA: Burglars fail to get smokes, then get caught across the street from …
    10.24.17 – The Telegraph – Surveillance video showed that three men had run up to the store, pulled the door open and tried to force open the locked cigarette shelf. With the burglar alarm … More Info
  • IA: Police seek public’s help in break-in at cell phone store
    10.26.17 – Quad City Times – 22 for an alarm at Cricket Wireless. Police discovered the glass entry door on the south side of the store to be shattered. The suspect … More Info
  • IL: Higher fees look likely for Peoria homeowners
    10.26.17 – Peoria Journal Star – … but rejected the idea of hiking fees on false fire and burglar alarms and charging annual fees for people who have alarm systems in town and those who install … More Info
  • IL: Lincolnwood police: Break-in attempt made at Porsche car dealership
    10.23.17 – Chicago Tribune – Police said an alarm was activated and a service door window was found broken. No other damage to the building was found, police said. Two vehicles were … More Info
  • IL: Police release photos of suspicious person outside Naperville home
    10.28.17 – Chicago Sun-Times – Authorities are asking the public to help identify a person who apparently set off a burglar alarm Monday morning at a home in west suburban Naperville. More Info
  • IN: Police Blotter 10-26-17
    10.26.17 – thepaper24-7.com – 5:54 a.m. –Report of a business alarm.  6:34 a.m. … 2:31 p.m. –Report of a fire alarm. More Info
  • IN: Police: Thief breaks into same Greenwood convenience store twice …
    10.25.17 – Fox 59 – Deputies responded to the same business after an alarm went off around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday. They found someone had shattered the front door with a cinder … More Info
  • IN: Two Plymouth drug busts lead to half-dozen arrests
    10.29.17 – WSBT-TV – The factory’s alarm system is what alerted the department. “We thought it was in the roof at first, but it did not spread. The sprinkling system did its job by keeping … More Info
  • KY: KSP arrest man involved in armed bank robbery
    10.26.17 – WHAS 11.com – KSP was notified around 10 a.m. by the alarm company at Commonwealth Bank. Investigators have arrested a man for the crime. They say he entered the bank, … More Info
  • LA: Police seeking suspect who set fire to Kenner store
    10.26.17 – NOLA.com – Around the same time, officers also learned of a burglar alarm at the same business. Officers arrived to find the front door shattered and three small fires inside … More Info
  • MA: Armed pair rob bank in Halloween masks
    10.25.17 – Boston Herald – Holliston officers responding to a panic alarm at the TD Bank about 1:41 p.m. were told by employees that a man wearing a rosy-cheeked … More Info
  • MA: Rochester Police Log, Oct. 15-21
    10.29.17 – Wicked Local Marion – 8:15 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. 9:45 a.m.: An animal control issue was reported. … More Info
  • MA: Springfield police arrest man following break-in to Indian Orchard …
    10.27.17 – MassLive.com – Officers Sean Clark and Berardino LoChiatto, responding to an alarm at the  store shortly before 2 p.m., found the suspect and arrested him. More Info
  • MO: Police hope surveillance video helps identify burglary suspect
    10.24.17 – kplr11.com – Chesterfield Police Sgt. Keith Rider said on October 2nd they got a call for an alarm. When they arrived, another neighbor told them her house … More Info
  • MO: Police Say Security Camera Was Off When Thieves Burglarized A …
    10.24.17 – Lake Expo – The alarm at the salon went off, notifying the Laurie Police Department. According to Officer Nickerson the on-duty officer was at the Laurie City Hall and arrived … More Info
  • MO: Thieves target homes under renovation in North County
    10.26.17 – KMOV.com – Now they’ve installed an alarm system, and are letting the thieves know with snarky signs in the windows that read, “Got an alarm. Thanks guys.” Comegys says … More Info
  • MS: Brookhaven Honda burglary caught on camera
    10.27.17 – WAPT Jackson – Brookhaven police said they are investigating a burglary that took place Thursday night at Brookhaven Honda. Authorities went to the business after an alarm … More Info
  • MT: Man sentenced to prison for stealing pills, guns and cash from …
    10.25.17 – KTVQ Billings News – Livingston police responded to an alarm at the Plaza strip and found the Matt Long Photography Studio and Western Drug Store and Pharmacy … More Info
  • ND: GF Robbery
    10.29.17 – knoxradio – On October 27, 2017 at approximately 5:52 pm officers of the Grand Forks Police Department responded to a reported hold up alarm at the Cenex convenience … More Info
  • NJ: Franklin Police release video of burglary suspect
    10.24.17 – Vineland Daily Journal – About 10 p.m. Monday, police responded to an alarm at Walt’s Grocery & Deli. … More Info
  • NY: Chief: Arrests expected in Glenville gun shop heist
    10.26.17 – Albany Times Union – Janik said one puzzling aspect of the probe is how the suspects managed to get around the shop’s alarm system. “How do you walk around in a building for two … More Info
  • NY: Man charged in Smithfield Township burglary
    10.25.17 – Pocono Record – Police responded to a broken-glass burglar alarm at the tobacco outlet and encountered Jones near a vehicle parked in front of the … More Info
  • NY: Man Ties Himself to Hose, Rappels Down Chimney to Burglarize …
    10.25.17 – NBC New York – … the early-morning hours of Aug. 9, according to cops. However, he eventually fled empty-handed after he was startled by the alarm, Suffolk County police said. More Info
  • NY: Persons of interest interviewed in gun store heist
    10.24.17 – The Daily Gazette – Police and store owners also looked for answers as to why Target Sports’ alarm system did not go off. Surveillance cameras recorded the three separate … More Info
  • NY: Still no arrests in gun shop burglary
    10.25.17 – WNYT – There has been some question about the store’s alarm system, why it didn’t go over and why police weren’t called. NewsChannel 13 followed up with the Police … More Info
  • OH: Conneaut police
    10.24.17 – The Star Beacon – Police investigated burglar alarms … Police investigated a burglar alarm heard at 10:14 p.m. Friday. More Info
  • OH: Hudson seeks help in catching burglars
    10.25.17 – Akron Beacon Journal – The city noted that in the three recent incidents, no one was home, there was no alarm system and entry was made through a rear door or basement window. More Info
  • OR: Deli burglarized in SE Portland, police searching for suspect
    10.25.17 – KPTV.com – Burglary alarm at the Happy Deli turned out to be a burglary. Rock through window. More Info
  • OR: For the Record for October 26, 2017
    10.26.17 – Dalles Chronicle – #On Wednesday morning, a residential alarm went off. Deputies responded, there were no other vehicles on scene and gate … More Info
  • PA: Police report armed robbery
    10.23.17 -Lewistown Sentinel – According to police, officers were dispatched to a panic alarm at approximately 11:51 p.m. Saturday at Sunoco/Subway … More Info
  • SC: Suspects Drive Through Graveyard During High-Speed Chase
    10.24.17 – WLTX.com – While officers were investigating that crime, they got a call of another alarm at the Dollar General, which is eight miles away. More Info
  • SC: Woman arrested in Mount Pleasant burglary
    10.25.17 – Live 5 News – At around 4:38 a.m., officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to the Finz Bar and Grille in reference to a burglary alarm. More Info
  • VT: Police roundup: Pownal break-in under investigation
    10.23.17 – Bennington Banner – Troopers responded to the business for an alarm activation at about 3:11 a.m., Trooper Justin Walker said in a press release. They found the store … More Info
  • WA: Victim stabbed in arm during fist fight | Bellevue Police Blotter
    10.26.17 – Bellevue Reporter – Sound the alarms: At 6:25 a.m. an alarm company called about an intruder alarm at the construction site. Officers arrived and … More Info
  • WI: Beaver Dam man engages officers on low speed chase after ripping …
    10.27.17 – WiscNews – At 11 p.m., a man fitting Cabreda’s description was seen at BP Gas Station on security footage after a burglar alarm went off there. He was … More Info
  • WI: Oconomowoc and Summit police reports: Man scammed out of …
    10.25.17 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – A fourth false alarm in 2017 at Ad-Tech Industries occurred at 3:09 a.m. Oct. 17. The business was cited for the false alarm. More Info
  • WV: Police searching for robbery suspect out of Nutter Fort
    10.27.17 – WDTV – According to the Nutter Fort Police Department, an alarm call was received around 4:54 a.m. from the business. A search was then performed around the area. More Info
  • WY: ‘Booby trap’ bill fixes loophole after Wyoming officer is impaled by …
    10.26.17 – WZZM – 12 when Wyoming police responded to an alarm at the licensed medical marijuana grow operation. The grey brick building was enclosed by a fence. Two men … More Info

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