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November 23, 2015

Association Events

Door to Door Sales

  • Don’t Get Duped by Offers of ‘Free’ Alarm System Installations
    11.16.15- SSI – Buyers should beware of these “free” systems, and alarm companies that… More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • IN: False alarm calls increase in Clinton; ordinance likely to pass
    11.20.15 – WTHITV.com – For more than a few years, Strohm and the Chief of Police have been trying to get an ordinance passed regarding false alarm calls. And recently they’ve been … More Info
  • ON: Bylaw reduces number of false alarms
    11.19.15 -Brantford Expositor – A bylaw introduced July 1 is making “a positive impact” on reducing the incidence of false alarm calls in Brantford, police Chief Geoff Nelson told members of the … More Info

Industry News

  • First Alert’s New Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Alerts Your …
    11.16.15 – Gizmodo- Like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors of yesteryear, the First Alert Onelink has an audible alarm alerting those in a home to an emergency as well as voice … More Info
  • Alarm Company Hit With $9.7 Million Judgment Sues Former …
    11.18.15 – Daily Report – Faced with paying a $9.7 million judgment to a former customer who was raped in her DeKalb County home, a Colorado home alarm company is attempting to … More Info
  • Dealer Donates Alarm System to Church After Its Hit by Intruder
    11.18.15 – Security Sales – Dealer Donates Alarm System to Church After Its Hit by Intruder. Guardian Burglar Alarm, which serves the greater Detroit area, offered to help the house of … More Info
  • Carbon Monoxide Alert Code Updates You Should Know
    11.20.15 – CI – Fire systems installers need to be aware of this year’s updated code requirement concerning CO alarms in sleeping rooms. More Info
  • 5 Reasons Why Security Professionals Should Be Thankful This Year
    11.17.15 – SSI – In this sneak peek of survey results from the latest SSI Installation… More Info
  • Stanley Security Implements ASAP in Richmond, Virginia
    11.20.15 – Looking ahead, Walker commented, “We’re moving forward to expand our ASAP implementation at Stanley to include the other PSAPs in the DC area and have set our sights on going live in Houston in early 2016.” More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
Chapter 40 of the General Laws is amended by adding the following section:- By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert F. Fennell relative to low-voltage electrical or alarm system contracting permitted by local enforcement agencies. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Status: 11/12/2015 : Senate – Senate concurred


State & National News

  • Why Less Government Is Bad News for AV Industry
    11.17.15 – CI – The government market is a challenging space for integrators, especially now as AV technology budgets are being reduced. More Info
  • Walmart’s Use of Sci-fi Tech Raises Privacy Questions
    11.9.15 – Fortune – Walmart has tested a system that scanned the face of everyone entering several of its stores, identified suspected shoplifters and instantly alerted store security on their mobile devices. More Info
  • New anti-theft technology connects the dots for police
    11.12.15 – Southern Pines Pilot – The Pinehurst, North Carolina police department is using cutting-edge technology to help them stick it to would-be property thieves and return stolen property to rightful owners — and it’s as simple as connecting dots. The new technology is called Anti-Theft Dots. It is a special adhesive that can be applied to all types of property.  More Info
  • Where are people in your state moving to?
    11.18.15 – Stateline – Fewer people moved to new residences within the county in which they lived in 2014 than in 2005. More Info
  • Study: U.S., global shrink rates on the rise
    11.18.15 – SIW – More than $123B lost to shrink by retailers globally during 2014-2015. More Info

Business Tips

  • 5 habits of truly disruptive leaders
    11.9.15 – Fast Company – On its face, leadership’s goals don’t seem to line up with dictionary definitions of disruption. In fact, disruption and leadership might seem opposing forces. Here’s how the best leaders reconcile the two. More Info
  • Three perspectives on how to use social media
    11.18.15 – Security Systems News – Rebecca Matson Purtz (photo on left), director of business development for Matson Alarm, Kristin Milner (photo in middle), director of marketing at ADS Security, … More Info
  • Do Your Customers Really Know What You’re Selling?
    11.18.15 – CI – Try a new approach to highlighting your value proposition and selling the value of your company as a whole, not just a specific product or service. More Info

Fire News

  • CO: Antlers briefly evacuated for automatic alarm
    11.19.15 -Colorado Springs Gazette – Construction work in the kitchen area of The Antlers hotel in downtown Colorado Springs set off a fire alarm that forced a few people to leave the building … More Info
  • CT: Bethel Student Arrested After Pulling Fire Alarm, Causing School …
    11.16.15 – NBC Connecticut – A 15-year-old is facing charges after pulling a fire alarm at Bethel High School Nov. 9, causing the school to be evacuated. A fire alarm was activated at the high … More Info
  • MS: Busy weekends on campus lead to false fire alarms
    11.18.15 – Daily Mississippian – “I came home from class and was about to take a nap when I heard that man’s voice come on the alarm in my room,” Burkhalter said. “I was laying in bed and … More Info
  • NC: Unexplained pizza box found in Randolph dryer before fire Monday
    11.16.15 – Duke Chronicle – Another East Campus fire caused a residence hall to be evacuated Monday—a student found a pizza box in a dryer before the fire alarm was activated. More Info
  • NH: Dryer fire leads to evacuation of Monadnock Regional Middle/High …
    11.17.15 – The Keene Sentinel – Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the school at about 11:08 a.m., according to a news release from Swanzey Fire Chief Norman W. Skantze. Once there … More Info
  • OK: False alarm prompts evacuation at state Capitol
    11.18.15 – KOKH FOX25 – Workers and visitors at the Oklahoma Capitol are being let back in the building after construction workers apparently triggered a fire alarm accidentally. More Info
  • TN: Murfreesboro IHOP loses $2000 in food after prank call
    11.17.15 – The Daily News Journal – He told them to pull the fire alarm and they did and that pretty much shut down operations for a while.” The caller is believed to be a white male in his 20s with a … More Info

Crime News

  • CA: Burglar slips through window bars in break-in, decides to stay awhile
    11.16.15 – 10News – When the alarm goes off, the man is seen ripping it out of the wall, before ripping off some of the group’s electronics and cash. He also left behind a trail of food, … More Info
  • CA: Burglars who stole truck and tools from City of Industry caught on video
    11.18.15 – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune – The culprits cut the wiring to the alarm system, so no alarm could be heard, spray painted surveillance cameras and motion sensor lights. But the cameras … More Info
  • CA: Burglary Suspect Arrested After Returning to Scene
    11.16.15 – NBC 7 San Diego – According to officials Joshua Parnell, 27, broke into the office, scattered food on tables and stole a laptop. He also dismantled the alarm system from the wall. More Info
  • CA: Hungry Burglar Breaks Into Lakeside River Park Conservancy, Eats …
    11.16.15 – Patch.com – Employees checked the security camera recording and observed a young man walking through the office, eating the food, and tampering with the alarm system. More Info
  • CA: Smash-and-grab burglars hit 3 Costa Mesa businesses
    11.16.15 – Los Angeles Times – The owner was alerted to the crime by an alarm, Miles said. Investigators do not have descriptions of the burglars in any of the break-ins, police said. More Info
  • CA: Transient accused of vandalizing Bloomington elementary school
    11.20.15 -San Bernardino County Sun – Just after 3 a.m., a security officer from Crestmore Elementary School received an alarm call from the school, according to a … More Info
  • CA: VIDEO: Hercules police looking for home burglary suspect
    11.19.15 -KRON4.com – Police said they received a report at around 12:24 p.m. of an alarm activating at a home. When officers arrived, they found … More Info
  • CT: Bank Robbery Reported In Rocky Hill
    11.19.15 -Hartford Courant – A panic alarm alerted police to the robbery about 1:10 p.m. Thursday, police said. Moments earlier, the robber went to a counter, reached over a customer and … More Info
  • CT; Police investigate burglary of Trumbull home
    11.19.15 -CT Post – Trumbull – Police are investigating a burglary that occurred Wednesday morning at a home. Lt. Leonard Scinto said the house’s burglar alarm … More Info
  • FL: Dead deer found hanging from Brandon HS flagpole
    11.16.15 – WFLA – Detectives will be looking at surveillance video. An alarm did go off at the school around 3 a.m.. The sheriff’s office said that if any arrests are made in connection … More Info
  • FL: Fla. burglar who used sleepwalking defense gets 5 years in prison
    11.20.15 -NOLA.com – A southwest Florida man who claimed he was sleepwalking, despite disabling an alarm when he broke into a neighbor’s house, has been sentenced to five … More Info
  • FL: Police arrest Lake City church burglar, says could be connected to …
    11.18.15 – WCJB – “Our alarm was not set that night, but the cameras were still going and the revelation that I received was that no He didn’t want to alarm him He wanted him to get … More Info
  • GA: VIDEO: Thieves smash and grab from Warner Robins tech store
    11.20.15 -41 NBC News – “We had the camera system investment in both stores, both stores having good camera systems, but we went ahead and installed glass break alarms and alarm … More Info
  • MA: Alarm went off during theft of guns from U.S. Army Reserve armory in …
    11.17.15 – MassLive.com – Worcester – The alarm inside the Lincoln Stoddard U.S. Army Reserve Center did go off during the theft of 16 guns from the building, … More Info
  • MA: Suspect arrested in Norton housebreak
    11.20.15 – Taunton Daily Gazette – The arrest came after police responded to a house alarm sounding at 10 … 18 in response to the house alarm and had found a broken window that day as well. More Info
  • ME: Maine Man Faces 20 Years in Pharmacy Narcotics Robbery
    11.20.15 – WAGM – Officers of the Saco Police Department responding to a silent alarm spotted Day running away from the pharmacy with the drugs and chased him to a location … More Info
  • NC: Deputies: 2 down east cousins arrested for pharmacy burglaries
    11.18.15 – WNCT – On Tuesday, deputies headed to Sea Level pharmacy around 2:30 a.m. after an alarm activation and found that someone attempted to get inside. About an hour … More Info
  • NC: Three Burlington businesses broken into; items including trailer stolen
    11.21.15 – myfox8.com – Burlington police said they were notified of a burglar alarm shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday. Officers at the scene found that somebody had … More Info
  • NJ: $1200 bong stolen in Roxbury armed robbery
    11.17.15 – Daily Record – The cashier was able to activate the store’s silent alarm while the suspect was taking the smoking device from the case, and the suspect ran out the back door, … More Info
  • NV: Reno police say gunmen tried robbing Taco Bell
    11.17.15 – Reno Gazette Journal – The men were then startled by an alarm and fled on foot as one employee escaped out a backdoor, authorities said. Nearly an hour later, Washoe County … More Info
  • OH: Cigarettes stolen in smoke shop smash-and-grab: South Euclid …
    11.21.15 – cleveland.com – … police received a call from an alarm company saying that there was glass break alarm alerting at Trippy’s Smoke Shop. Officers arrived at … More Info
  • PA: Lansdale man who sold stolen guns gets state sentence, three …
    11.19.15 – The Reporter – On July 6, at 11:31 p.m., Lansdale police responded to the Modern Tactical gun shop for a security alarm activation. Officers left the scene … More Info
  • PA: Police Looking For 3 Men In North Braddock Bar Robbery
    11.18.15 – CBS Local – The alarm was going off, the door was open and no one was inside. “According to … The alarm wasn’t shut off until after 7 a.m. – six hours after it initially went off. More Info
  • SC: Suspect in possible Hilton Head Island burglary spree arrested in …
    11.16.15 – Island Packet – A burglar alarm at the business in Port Royal Plaza caught the attention of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office around 2 a.m. Responding … More Info
  • TN: Police: Couple encounters bloody burglar ranting about Jesus
    11.16.15 – KUTV 2News – A Buena Vista Pike homeowner and his wife were in bed Saturday night when they heard a loud noise and the house alarm activated. (Metro Nashville Police). More Info
  • TX: Sooners fan mistakes courthouse for Hilton, winds up in jail
    11.16.15 – Waco Tribune-Herald – Deputies responding to a burglar alarm at the courthouse about 8:15 a.m. Saturday found Harold Anthony Schroeder, 35, of Oklahoma City, curled up between … More Info
  • TX: Sooners fan mistakes courthouse for Hilton, winds up in jail
    11.17.15 – Waco Tribune-Herald – Deputies responding to a burglar alarm at the courthouse about 8:15 a.m. Saturday found Harold Anthony Schroeder, 35, of Oklahoma City, curled up between … More Info
  • UT: Burglars put a lot of effort into break-in, leave empty handed
    11.16.15 – KUTV 2News – South Salt Lake, Utah – When Scott Crabill was awakened by his alarm company after midnight on Sunday, he expected a false alarm. He showed up … More Info
  • UT: Caught on Video: Truck Smashes Into Utah Bike Store
    11.18.15 – WTVY, Dothan – South Salt Lake, Utah – (KUTV) When Scott Crabill was awakened by his alarm company after midnight on Sunday, he expected a false alarm. He showed up to … More Info

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