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November 14, 2016


Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: City will begin issuing fines for false alarm calls
    11.8.16 – KYMA – Yuma, Ariz. – The city will begin issuing fines to businesses and residents who are responsible for false alarm calls starting December 1. Third-time offenders …More Info
  • GA: Police in Georgia Ask Businesses to Participate in Voluntary Surveillance Program
    Police would be able to access security footage of criminal incidents to aid in investigations. More Info
  • MO: Police, city officials looking to revise false alarm ordinance
    11.11.16 – ABC17News.com – Columbia, MO – So far in 2016, the Columbia Police Department has responded to 3,736 home security alarm calls, but only 1.7% were considered valid. More Info

Industry News

  • AISG acquires Raving Fan Technologies
    11.10.16 – SSN – College Point, NY – American Integrated Security Group, a full service security systems integrator headquartered here, has acquired Raving Fan Technologies of Tyler, Texas, expanding its presence in the state. More Info
  • Make 2-Way Voice Verification a Staple of Your Portfolio of Services
    Security Sales & Integration – The technology can be incorporated into most any type of alarm system, including intrusion, fire/life-safety, medical, personal emergency response systems … More Info
  • Millions of smoke/CO detectors recalled due to alarm failure
    11.11.16 – WPRI 12 Eyewitness News – According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Kidde NightHawk alarms can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life if the .. More Info

State & National News

  • The Truth Behind False Dispatch Rate
    11.7.16 – Security Sales & Integration – The alarm industry and its dealers are often confronted by police or city officials, and even by our own leaders and publications, with a so called false dispatch … More Info
  • Republicans hold on to edge in state legislatures
    11.9.16 – Reuters – Republicans will continue to dominate U.S. state legislatures in the wake of Tuesday’s election that kept their party in control of Congress and put Donald Trump in the White House, legislative analysts said on Wednesday. NCSL research cited… More Info
  • Retailers Optimistic About IoT Tech
    11.9.16 – SIA – Retailers in the United States were found to be overly optimistic for what the Internet of Things may be able to achieve in the future; however, most of them have not yet invested in it. More Info
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  • U.S. Violence Rates Flat Last Year
    11.7.16 – SIA – Violent crime levels did not rise last year in the United States, according to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which is administered by the Justice Department. More Info
  • Trump Tower Gets Security Upgrades to Safeguard President-Elect Residence
    11.10.16 – SSI – Donald Trump has been told his luxury apartment on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is a security nightmare and will require significant measures to secure Trump Tower and the surrounding area. More Info
  • With control of more states, conservatives plan their course
    11.11.16 – Governing – Republicans in many states are now free to pursue their agendas on taxes, labor and social policies without Democrats standing in the way. More Info

Business Tips

  • Millennials Leverage Smartphones Across Many Activities
    11.9.16 – SIA – Whether at home or on-the-go, Millennials are leveraging their smartphones increasingly across a number of activities. More Info
  • The Value of Recurring Revenue Explained by Successful Integrators
    11.7.16 – SSI – To be successful, integrators as well as their customers must understand the value of recurring revenue. More Info
  • How DIY Offers Unique Opportunity for Traditional Security Dealers
    11.8.16 – SSI – DIY should no longer be treated as enemy No. 1 by security alarm dealers who now can offer consumers a variety of recurring revenue-generating products and applications. More Info
  • 8 Talent Retention and Recruitment Tactics Worth Trying
    11.8.16 – CI – From supporting employees favorite charities to better education on benefits programs and meaningful gift-giving, executives share their top talent tips. More Info
  • The 10 Easiest Passwords for Hackers to Guess
    11.8.16 – SIA – A new research paper has listed the top-ten least-secure passwords currently in use online, with “123456”, “password” and “ninja” among the most frequently used. More Info
  • 90% of Employees Bypass Security
    11.7.16 – SIA -Companies are increasing technology investments to protect against external data breaches, but employees pose a bigger threat than hackers. More Info
  • Millennials Sloppy on Home Security
    11.10.16 – SIA – Millennials are more likely to be sloppy with home security than their elders. More Info
  • How Commercial Integrator AVDG Earns $5M Serving High-Tech Resi Clientele
    11.9.16 – CEPro – Audio Visual Design Group (AVDG) strategically migrates its professional commercial culture to residential projects, serving some clients left in a lurch from the collapse of VIA. More Info
  • How to Solve Your Customers’ Video Management Challenges
    11.11.16- CI – 6 simple ways integrators can earn recurring revenue while helping their customers. More Info
  • 10 Apps Salespeople Are Incredibly Thankful For
    11.9.16 – CI- Sales professionals lean on apps like Google Maps, Salesforce1, Slack and Dropbox to ensure they have access to contacts and information both in the office and while traveling. More Info
  • Enterprise Security is Big Business
    11.11.16 – SecurityInfoWatch – “In today’s world of enterprise solutions, you can’t send a guy that was putting in a burglar alarm system that morning to go plug into the customer network –that … More Info
  • People Power: How to Manage a Protected Employee
    11.11.16 – SecurityInfoWatch -Business owners must take special care when addressing issues with these workers to avoid discrimination claims… More Info

Fire News

  • AR: Campus Crime
    11.9.16 – The Herald – Apparently, the steam from the shower had triggered the alarm. The male student recalled that when he opened his bathroom door, the fire alarm sounded. More Info
  • CA: Faulty Smoke Alarm Prompts Evacuations at San Diego …
    11.11.16 – NBC 7 San Diego – A faulty smoke alarm prompted a brief evacuation of the San Diego International Airport Friday. Some travelers feared it would cause them to miss their flights. More Info
  • GA: Persistent failures plague Woodruff fire alarms
    11.11.16 – Technique – Woodruff was subject to fire alarm inspections in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by two third-party groups, AFA Protective Systems, Inc (in 2013 and 2014) and … More Info
  • IL: Orland Man Set Fires at Cleaners, Another Building: Police
    11.12.16 – Patch.com – Police and fire personnel responded after 4 a.m. Wednesday to a fire alarm. Officers on the scene heard an alarm coming from the vacant … More Info
  • IN: Indianapolis Family Able To Escape Burning Home
    11.13.16 – 93.1 WIBC Indianapolis – Indianapolis, Ind. — A working smoke alarm is being credited with helping an Indianapolis family escape their burning home. Indianapolis firefighers were … More Info
  • ME: False alarm at Waterville Wal-Mart causes evacuation
    11.11.16 – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel – Waterville – A false alarm led to the evacuation of Wal-Mart late Friday morning, but firefighters found no fire and discovered the alarm sensor was broken. More Info
  • MN: Woman steals cop car after escaping handcuffs
    11.7.16 – KARE – Just before 6:45 p.m. Sunday police and fire crews were dispatched to an apartment building on a fire alarm sounding and smoke … More Info
  • NM: Smoke Alarm May Have Saved Life In Local House Fire
    11.7.16 – Los Alamos Daily Post – A blaring smoke alarm woke the male resident asleep Wednesday morning inside his home. Fire officials believe that … More Info
  • OH: Security Report
    11.11.16 – The Oberlin Review – 12:04 p.m. Safety and Security officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the second floor of Old Barrows. Steam from a … More Info
  • OK: Fire Prompts Evacuation At KFC In Northwest OKC
    11.11.16 – news9.com KWTV – TAC 4: Responding to a reported fire alarm in the KFC restaurant. Building is evacuated. … More Info
  • ON: Fire blamed on electrical system | Woodstock Sentinel Review
    11.8.16 – Woodstock Sentinel Review – Alerted by alarm, a single man escapes fire that caused $150,000 in damage to home. More Info
  • ON: Fire breaks out in downtown Mitchell apartment
    11.11.16 – Mitchell Advocate – Tragedy was avoided in downtown Mitchell Friday evening, Nov. 11, thanks to a working smoke alarm after a fire broke out in an apartment when the tenants … More Info
  • SD: South Dakota election results delayed 15 minutes due to fire alarm
    11.8.16 – KSFY – Rapid City – Election results in South Dakota will be delayed a bit after authorities say someone pulled a fire alarm at a Rapid City polling location. More Info
  • TX: Raceway gas station in Bryan reopened after customer spilled fuel
    11.7.16 – KBTX – … station was temporarily closed Monday after firefighters responded to an alarm at the business. More Info
  • VA: Space heater causes small fire at Henrico apartment complex
    11.12.16 – WWBT NBC12 News – Investigators say the resident just turned on the heat for the first time this year, but they were able to escape without injuries due to the smoke alarm alerting them … More Info
  • WI: Police logs: Neighbor dumps leaves
    11.8.16 – Wisconsin Rapids Tribune – At 3:07 p.m. Monday, a teacher at Port Edwards High School, reported construction dust was causing a fire alarm to go … More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Police: Little Rock couple says $100000 in jewelry stolen from home
    11.7.16 – Arkansas Online – The wife told police nothing else was stolen, and they had locked the doors and set the alarm code before they left, the report said. The couple said that when … More Info
  • AZ: PD: Burglar tries to escape from police in duct work of Glendale home
    11.11.16 – ABC15 Arizona – Court records show that an alleged burglar crawled through the air conditioning duct work of a home to escape police responding to a home alarm. More Info
  • CA: Business owner at a Southwest Fresno sports complex frustrated by …
    11.9.16 – KFSN-TV – “They know that’s an alarm wire– they didn’t cut it. I pulled up one day and saw the alarm wire hanging out and said wow, these guys know what they’re doing,” … More Info
  • CA: Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Antioch Police Briefs
    11.7.16 – EastCountyToday – 11/2/2016 at 10:35 pm, officers responded to a silent alarm at Brighter Beginnings. On arrival, officers could hear someone prying … More Info
  • CA: Sprint stores hit by burglars
    11.8.16 – The San Diego Union-Tribune – An alarm company notified police about 2 a.m. that someone had broken into the store and was walking around inside. Officers found a shattered front window … More Info
  • CT: Cops: Burglary suspect arrested in backyard
    11.7.16 – CT Post – Police responding to a security alarm at a residence at 1:30 a.m. Sunday found Kim Bratt, 49, attempting to flee the … More Info
  • CT: Man Broke Into Milford Home, Caused Significant Damage: Police
    11.11.16 – Patch.com – 6 officers responded to a residential alarm at a residence. Upon arrival officers observed a broken window and could hear footsteps in the yard, … More Info
  • CT: Ridgefield police investigate burglary at Mobil
    11.9.16 – The Ridgefield Press – Police responded to a commercial burglary alarm at 4:43 a.m., Capt. Kreitz said. This incident is currently under investigation and anyone with information is … More Info
  • FL: 3 Woman Arrested For Smash-And-Grab Burglaries In Vero Beach
    11.12.16 – Sebastian Daily – Police pulled his patrol car into the parking lot when he heard an alarm going off down the street. He then spotted a suspicious vehicle driving away from the … More Info
  • FL: Police search for seafood restaurant burglars
    11.7.16 – WJXT Jacksonville – Police said they responded just after 11:30 p.m. Oct. 6 to a burglary alarm at AJ Seafood, where they found the front glass door … More Info
  • GA: Burglar floods Appling store, steals cash
    11.7.16 – The Augusta Chronicle – Columbia County sheriff’s deputies were called to Speedy Mart about 3:20 a.m. Monday for an alarm activation. Upon arrival, deputies … More Info
  • GA: Man arrested for string of Valdosta burglaries
    11.9.16 – ValdostaToday.com – Beginning with Miller Hardware on September 25, 2016, Lowndes County E-911 received a burglary alarm from the closed … More Info
  • LA: Suspects sought in home burglary in Rayne
    11.9.16 – KATC Lafayette News – They were captured on video surveillance before fleeing on foot when the home’s alarm system sounded. Both suspects are described as black males, possibly … More Info
  • MA: Beverly Police logs, Oct. 31-Nov. 6
    11.7.16 – Wicked Local Beverly – 2:47 a.m. An alarm was reported to be sounding on Chestnut Park. 3:48 a.m. A female was reported to be yelling in an apartment. 4:02 a.m. An … More Info
  • MA: Chicopee Police investigating armed robbery
    11.9.16 – MassLive.com – Officers responded to an alarm at the store. Police and the K9 officer searched the area after the robbery, Wilk said. Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the … More Info
  • MI: Jackson Sheriff: deputy responding to domestic dispute arrests …
    11.10.16 – MLive.com – 1:54 p.m.. Deputy Mills responded to an alarm. 2:04 p.m. … Deputies Vosters and Collins responded to an alarm. More Info
  • NC: Home Invader Shot During Fight with Resident
    11.12.16 – AmmoLand Shooting Sports News – The investigation showed that the homeowner and his family were asleep in bed when their alarm was activated. The homeowner went to check on the alarm. More Info
  • NE: Suspect vandalizes windows at new Kearney High
    11.11.16 – Grand Island Independent – Police responded to an alarm at the church at 2:15 a.m. The windows at the church were thought to be broken after windows and doors were broken at Kearney … More Info
  • NJ: Brothers Arrested In Middlesex County Bank Robbery, Bomb Threat
    11.7.16 – Patch.com – Both brothers were charged with robbery, theft, and making a false public alarm. They are being held on $250,000 bail each. More Info
  • NV: Armed robber shot at North Las Vegas 7-Eleven identified
    11.12.16 – Las Vegas Sun – Officers responded about 3:30 a.m. to a silent alarm in the store, North Las Vegas police said. More Info
  • NY: Kids Catch Man Spray Painting Graffiti On North Bellmore School …
    11.12.16 – CBS Local – Police said the officers head a security alarm sounding in the school’s facilities building, and found that the door had been kicked in. Guzman was inside. More Info
  • NY: Ogdensburg City Police Blotter, Nov. 12
    11.13.16 – North Country Now – 16:23 – Police responded to an alarm activation at Ogdensburg International Airport. False alarm by employee. 14:54 – Report of juveniles on top of building at … More Info
  • NY: Teens Charged with Felony Criminal Mischief and more: Mount …
    11.7.16 – Patch.com – 4:55 a.m. – Westchester County Police responded to a building on an activated burglar alarm. It was determined that a cleaning crew that had … More Info
  • OH: 3 men caught on camera breaking into MetroPCS in Dayton
    11.12.16 – MyDaytonDailyNews – The break-in triggered a security alarm system, which sent a text around 1:30 a.m. to owner Mohammed Jaber. “I looked at the phone, there was two people … More Info
  • OH: Dayton Police say armed robbery was a false alarm
    11.12.16 – WDTN – Dayton, Ohio – Police say a reported armed robbery was a false alarm in Dayton Saturday night. Officials originally reported a teenager got away with … More Info
  • OH: Four $60 bottles of champagne lifted from Heinen’s: Pepper Pike …
    11.11.16 – cleveland.com – Alarm drop, warrant served; Red Raven Road: Responding to a residential burglar alarm set off accidentally on Nov. 5 by a landscaping crew, police arrived and … More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    11.11.16 – Circleville Herald- Advised of a residential burglary alarm at a location. Showing a kitchen motion alarm. Cancelled per the alarm Co. Advised it was a false alarm. More Info
  • OK: Suspect arrested after foot chase onto Fox23 parking lot
    11.10.16 – KRMG – An accused burglar is behind bars after finding police are waiting for him at every turn. Tulsa police believe 22-year old Malcolm Hardridge set off the alarm at … More Info
  • PA: Millcreek police probe burglary at Peach Street business
    11.11.16 – GoErie.com – The burglary was discovered at 4:53 a.m. Friday, when officers responding to an alarm call at the business found that a window on the east side of the building … More Info
  • SC: Columbia man allegedly sprinted from Tanger 1 store with $3000 …
    11.11.16 – Island Packet – After answering his questions, she turned her back on him only to hear the store’s alarm go off, the report said. The employee saw the man run from the store … More Info
  • SC: Five more burglaries reported
    11.11.16 – Silver City Daily Press and Independent – The alarm company reported the front door was opened at around 12:02 a.m. but Cook said they never got the doors open and left through the window. Nothing …More Info
  • TX: Burglar alarm alerts police to fire inside 2 North side businesses
    11.8.16 – KSAT- San Antonio – A ringing burglar alarm did its job and more when it called attention to a fire inside two North Side businesses Tuesday morning. According to … More Info
  • TX: Five suspects accused of more than 50 car burglaries
    11.11.16 – FOX 29 – Then Friday morning in nearby Arrowhead, neighbors heard a car alarm. … car on a ten-mile drive to break into a jewelry store, where they tripped a silent alarm. More Info
  • TX: Orange authorities arrest armed suspect at power tools store
    11.9.16 – Beaumont Enterprise – Pinehurst police, along with officers with the West Orange Police Department, responded to an alarm at U-Rent Alls at about 10 p.m., … More Info
  • TX: Police catch suspects in jewelry heist
    11.11.16 – KENS5.com – A burglar alarm reportedly sent the San Antonio Police Department to the address around 5 a.m. Friday. Three suspects stole a vehicle and tried to steal a … More Info
  • TX: Seagoville home invaders captured on video
    11.7.16 – Fort Worth Star Telegram – On Saturday night, Seagoville patrol officers responded to a residential alarm at the same house. No residents were home at the time. Suspects forced their way … More Info
  • WI: Deputies hope public can ID bank robbery suspect
    11.7.16 – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3 – Grant County sheriff’s deputies received an alarm alert around 6 a.m. at Peoples State Bank, according to a release. Deputies said while clearing … More Info
  • WI: Restitution: Attempted Burglary Defendant Must Pay for Victim’s …
    11.7.16 – WisBar – The victim paid to install a security system, with an alarm and quality video camera. Through this system, police identified Queever as the person who attempted … More Info

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