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November 28, 2016

Public Safety Updates

  • AB: Calgary police, city take steps to reduce number of false alarm calls
    11.26.16 – iNews880.com – Calgary police and the city are taking steps to reduce the number of false alarms that officers are called to each year. As of Jan. 1, residents and business … More Info
  • AZ: Paradise Valley Town Council eyes future of alarm monitoring service
    11.21.16 – Paradise Valley Independent – If an alarm connected to the Paradise Valley alarm system is tripped, a call for service will ring directly into the department’s dispatch center, town officials say. More Info
  • NY: Suffolk votes to lower false alarm fees for security system owners
    11.23.16 – News 12 Long Island – Smithtown – Suffolk lawmakers approved a measure Tuesday to lower its false alarm fees for security system owners by 50 percent. Legislator Kara Hahn … More Info

Industry News

  • Home security systems 101: Things to consider
    11.21.16 – Curbed – Telguard and Alarm.com both work over cellular networks. If you want the best of both worlds, Ladd advises using a system that communicates over a cellular… More Info
  • Sonitrol Releases UL-/ULC-Approved Glass-Break Analytics
    11.21.16 – Security Sales & Integration – The device features built-in diagnostics to efficiently test an audio sensor’s ability to detect glass-break alarms during installation and service, according to … More Info
  • Top 3 Reasons to Be Thankful You’re a Security Sales Pro
    11.21.16 – SIA – In the United States, this week is all about gratitude and giving thanks. Here are three reasons to be thankful if you’re a security sales professional. More Info
  • AES Tells How ADS’ Mesh Network Failed
    11.23.16 – Security Sales & Integration – Alarm Detection Systems is headquartered in Aurora, Ill. … approximately 10,500 AES-IntelliNet radio transceivers in order to return alarm signal transmission to … More Info
  • Why You Want Two-Way Technology in Security Sensors
    11.23.16 – CEPro – Wouldn’t dealers and their customers want similar feedback for their alarm systems? When a door is opened, you want to make darn sure that the message is … More Info
  • Canada Health Issues Alarm Recall
    11.24.16 – VOCM – The Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke and carbon monoxide alarm models (KN-COSM-IBCA and KN-COSM-ICA) were manufactured between June 1st of … More Info
  • Burtel Security & Fire Systems Acquires in Washington D.C. Metro Area
    11.23.16 – SSI – Alexandria, VA – Burtel purchased a mix of commercial and residential accounts from Solid State Security of Gaithersburg, Md. More Info

State & National News

  • 1 in 4 Employers Don’t Conduct Background Checks of New Employees
    11.21.16 – SIA – According to a CareerBuilder survey, 75 percent of employers said they have hired the wrong person for a position, and of those who had a bad hire affect their business in the last year, one bad hire costs them nearly $17,000 on average. More info
  • NIST Unveils IoT Cybersecurity Guidance
    11.15.16 – Federal Times – The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced new guidance on how to judge the cybersecurity of devices in the Internet of Things. More Info
  • Surveillance Cameras Most Dangerous IoT Devices in Enterprise
    11.15.16 – zscaler – Networked security cameras are the most likely to have vulnerabilities when it comes to securing Internet of Things devices in the enterprise, according to a new report. More Info
  • U.S. Housing Starts Jump a Whopping 25.5% in October
    11.21.16 – SSI – Numbers reported by the Commerce Department suggest residential construction has ramped up to meet continuous demand. More Info
  • How to Prevent a Kitchen Fire During the Holidays
    11.21.16 – SSI – Fire safety tips to ensure the safety of families during the holiday season. More Info
  • Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip
    11.23.16 – CEPro – Argus Insights analyzes social chatter and product reviews to determine this season’s winners and losers in various smart home categories. Security cameras dominate; smart lights and home automation hubs lose favor. More Info
  • Texas Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction Against Obama’s Overtime …
    11.22.16 – Forbes – The Obama administration’s plan to require overtime for all … earnings in the U.S. effectively eliminated the exception in labor law for “bona fide … More Info
  • New smoke alarm laws are hitting the state soon
    11.25.16 – wwlp.com – (The Westfield News) –The city’s fire prevention office is urging homeowners to be aware of the new smoke alarm requirements coming to the state next month. More Info
  • Change coming to Idaho phones
    11.26.16 – Lewiston Morning Tribune – The devices that are affected include life-safety systems, fax machines, internet dialup numbers, alarm and security systems, security gates, call-forwarding … More Info

Business Tips

  • 10 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Stupid
    11.22.16 – Entrepreneur – These misused words have a tendency to make even really smart people stumble. Learn them before they tempt you into looking bad. More Info
  • How to Score Public Speaking Events to Grow Your Business
    11.25.16 – Entrepreneur -Nothing positions you better as the expert than standing in front of an audience. More Info
  • 6 Ways Gen Z Will Change the Tech World
    11.25.16 – Entrepreneur -Generation Z are usually first adopters of new technology, which gives them an innovative jump. More Info
  • 10 Bad Holiday Habits You Must Break
    11.25.16 – Entrepreneur -To be profitable, you have to shake the bad business practices. More Info
  • How Integrators Can Utilize the Homebuilding Market
    11.24.16 – SSI – New homebuilders are one of the most fruitful business partners for security dealers to align themselves with, never more so than in this era of the connected home. Learn how to cultivate and… More Info
  • Simple Tips to Turn ‘No’ Into ‘Yes’
    11.25.16 – Setting up meetings over the phone isn’t always easy, but there are ways to turn the tide in your favor. More Info

Fire News

  • FL: Two cats rescued in apartment fire
    11.27.16 – Gainesville Sun – The fire alarm monitoring company indicated it was a “water-flow” alarm, GFR District Chief Allen Siorek said in a press release. A neighbor also called in to … More Info
  • MD: Md. man puts out space heater fire with hose, sustains burns
    11.27.16 – Washington Times- The Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a statement that the fire happened Sunday around 3 a.m. and that the man was awoken by a smoke alarm sounding .. More Info
  • MD: Smoke detector saves Elkton man from bedroom fire
    11.27.16 – Cecil Whig – Elkton — A working smoke alarm has been credited with saving the life of an Elkton man from a house fire that investigators say could have caused more … More Info
  • MD: Smoke detector saves family from Md. house fire, officials report
    11.21.16 – WJLA – A smoke alarm alerted a family to a fire in Upper Marlboro early Monday morning just in time for them to escape without injury, according to Mark Brady, … More Info
  • NH: Manchester Fire responds to several false alarms on city’s west side
    11.26.16 – WMUR Manchester – The first call came in at 1:27 a.m. and was followed by 11 more calls over the course of the day, with the final alarm being pulled at 11:44 p.m., officials said. More Info
  • NH: Police say teen pulled 12 fire alarms in 1 day in Manchester
    11.27.16 – Concord Monitor – A Manchester teen is accused of pulling a dozen fire alarms in one day on the city’s west side. Police say the fire department responded to 12 false fire alarms … More Info
  • NH: Police: Two arrested in false fire alarm investigation
    11.27.16 – WMUR Manchester – The first call came in at 1:27 a.m. and was followed by 11 more calls over the course of the day, with the final alarm being pulled at 11:44 p.m., officials said. More Info
  • OK: Crews investigate house fire in SW OKC
    11.25.16 – KOKH FOX25 – Officials say around 3:40 a.m. the homeowner woke up to the sound of his smoke alarm. He then saw flames in his living room and was able to make it out of the … More Info
  • OK: Officials Credit Smoke Alarm For Saving Man During SW OKC …
    11.25.16 – news9.com KWTV – Oklahoma City -. A homeowner safely escaped an early morning house fire in southwest Oklahoma City, after the smoke alarm reportedly woke him up. More Info
  • ON: Smoke alarms rouse residents, all escape Brampton fire unharmed
    11.21.16 – Brampton Guardian – The importance of smoke alarms was re-emphasized in a weekend fire that broke out in the middle of the night. All eight occupants escaped unharmed … More Info
  • PA: Workshop on fire eating sparks a false fire alarm
    11.23.16- Newsday – McKees Rocks, Pa – A workshop on fire eating sparked a false fire alarm at a former church. Neighbors called 911 after spotting flames inside .. More Info

Crime News

  • CA: Break-in alarm leads to high-speed chase
    11.24.16 – Ventura County Star – Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies were led on a high-speed chase after responding to an alarm at a Camarillo pharmacy early Thursday. More Info
  • CA: Cloverdale police arrest robbery suspect in the act
    11.24.16 – Santa Rosa Press Democrat – … and were moving in to arrest him just as dispatch received a hold-up alarm from inside the station, Chief Stephen Cramer said. More Info
  • CA: Police Catch 3 Alleged Suspects During Violent Home Invasion …
    11.27.16 – CBS Local – It was an alarm that woke up one family and likely saved another. “The window screens are popped off, there’s no cars in the street and we’re hearing voices so … More Info
  • CA: Teen charged in Sprint burglary
    11.24.16 -News-Press Now – Police were responding to burglary alarm at 4:18 a.m. Sunday after individuals gained entry to the store by breaking through a window. Two juveniles also have … More Info
  • DE: Dover burglar now behind bars
    11.27.16 – WDEL 1150AM – Police say Leight broke several windows to gain entry, damaged the phone lines in an attempt to disable the alarm, and then sprayed the fire extinguisher … More Info
  • IL: KFC robbed at gunpoint Friday evening
    11.26.16 – O’Fallon Weekly – The O’Fallon Police Department responded to an alarm at the KFC Restaurant. Investigation revealed an armed robbery … More Info
  • IN: Fishers Police arrest 2 burglary suspects
    11.27.16 – WTHR – Fishers Police officers responded to a business alarm shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday at Coast to Coast Motors. More Info
  • KS: Police investigating overnight burglaries
    11.24.16 – The Dispatch – Around 3 a.m. officers were dispatched to an alarm at the Shell Gas Station on a commercial alarm. Again officers found glass in the … More Info
  • KS: Shawnee police investigate two business burglaries
    11.24.16 – KMBC Kansas City – Police said they were called at 2:13 a.m. to Discount Smokes on an alarm. Officers found the front door glass was shattered and several … More Info
  • MA: Police say string of gas station robberies in Taunton and Dighton …
    11.23.16 – Taunton Daily Gazette – 19, police responded to a burglar alarm at the Mobil gas station at around 2:30 a.m. Someone had entered through … More Info
  • MB: Two suspects in garage break-in arrested
    11.23.16 – Brandon Sun – A garage alarm was triggered shortly after 5 a.m, waking the homeowner who then saw two men run into the garage. Police attended the scene and located two … More Info
  • MI: Livonia police briefs: woman threatens clerk
    11.24.16 – Hometownlife.com – The store’s alarm then went off. An employee then followed them to the parking lot and confronted them, asking to check the woman’s purse. The suspect then … More Info
  • MI: One Of Two Accused Thieves Heads To Trail In Retailer Break-Ins
    11.21.16 – WHMI – Brighton Police responded to an alarm at the Sprint store at about 3:30 that morning and found a large rock had been thrown through the window … More Info
  • MI: Unarmed robber fails once, tries again with weapon, police seek …
    11.24.16 – MLive.com – Pussehl said the Little Caesars robbery was thwarted by the employee telling the suspect they had activated the alarm. The suspect fled the scene on foot. More Info
  • MN: Man suspected of burglary at SouthWest Station
    11.24.16 – SW News Media – Police were dispatched to SouthWest Station for an intrusion alarm. Officers found the patio door on the south side of the building open. The door leads to a … More Info
  • NY: Burglary suspect caught inside former Moore Business Forms building
    11.21.16 – Niagara Gazette – A Grand Island woman was arrested after Falls police responded to a burglary alarm at the former Moore Business Forms building late … More Info
  • NY: Police: Peekskill M&T Bank robbed
    11.26.16 – News 12 Westchester – … State, county and local police with a K-9 unit responded around 12:30 p.m. after someone raised the alarm. More Info
  • OH: In Brief
    11.25.16 – MyDaytonDailyNews – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office dispatched deputies around 4 a.m. following an alarm signal coming from the business. More Info
  • OH: Police Calls | Owner hurt after hopping on hood of car
    11.24.16 – Mansfield News Journal – Southeast Mansfield – Police investigated a burglary at the home of a recently deceased woman, after an alarm went off at her home. Officers searched, but no … More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    11.22.16 – Circleville Herald – Alarm company advising of a panic alarm. Alarm company called back … Caller advising their carbon monoxide alarm is going off. More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    11.24.16 -Circleville Herald – Advised of a teller hold up alarm activation at PNC bank. Checked ok … Rumpke advised of a commercial fire alarm at the location. False alarm. Four J’s … More Info
  • OK: Worker pistol-whipped during Payless robbery in Owasso; 1 suspect …
    11.24.16 – KTUL – Officers responded to Payless Shoe Source just before 10 a.m. in reference to a panic alarm. Upon arrival … More Info
  • ON: Convenience store entered, nothing taken
    11.25.16 – Belleville Intelligencer – The motion alarm was activated and the suspect(s) fled the area on foot. No items were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact Belleville Police … More Info
  • PA: Alarm system stops attempted robber at window
    11.21.16 – FOX 29 News Philadelphia – But when the alarm sounded, the attempted robber got away. Police don’t know how he did it, nor then direction he went, but he did not get inside the property. More Info
  • SC: Burglar alarm leads deputies to vandalized home, sleeping suspect
    11.21.16 – WYFF Greenville – A security alarm at a home in Oconee County led deputies to a suspect who was asleep in someone else’s home and refused to get up, according to an incident … More Info
  • SD: Prosecutors: SD man strangled his mother, boy
    11.22.16 – KFGO – Authorities say Otto set off an alarm just before 1 p.m. Sunday and was standing outside the home where he also lives when deputies arrived. Deputies found … More Info
  • SD: Sheriff’s office investigating double homicide
    11.21.16 – Sioux Falls Argus Leader – Deputies responded to a panic alarm in a mobile home at 12:50 p.m. Sunday. Authorities found two dead people inside the home while … More Info
  • TN: Police: More than $10000 in cigarettes stolen
    11.25.16 – FOX13 Memphis – Police were called to the scene after the alarm triggered on Thanksgiving Day. Glass doors had been shattered and eight cases of Newport cigarettes, valued at … More Info
  • TN: Police: Suspect smashes doors at Sam’s Club, steals over $12K in …
    11.26.16 – wreg.com – Officers responded to the alarm going off at the business around 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, but by the time they got there, they were only met with shattered glass. More Info
  • TX: Derry police looking for man who broke into middle school
    11.22.16 – Bryan-College Station Eagle – Officers found broken windows at the school when they responded to an alarm. Photos released by the police show a man in a baseball hat and a zip-up jacket. More Info
  • TX: Five men arrested for alleged gas station burglary
    11.26.16 – KBTX – Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, CSPD responded to an alarm at a Shell gas station. After officers evaluated the scene, traffics stops … More Info
  • TX: Man arrested when he’s found inside one of two buildings burglarized
    11.21.16 – KXII-TV – Officers responded to a burglar alarm at TPS Western Finance. When they arrived they saw a man run out the back door. While investigating … More Info
  • VA: Newport News man’s surveillance video captures stranger going …
    11.24.16 – WAVY-TV – “I have now ordered motion sensors to put out here so that it will set off an alarm in the house if someone was out here.” Neighbors said it’s discouraging to have … More Info
  • VA: Supermarket employee ‘called police after customer asked for sliced …
    11.25.16 – Evening Standard – “A couple of minutes later, he got the call from the alarm company asking what was going on.” The CVS store in Richmond Virginia … More Info
  • VA: Surveillance system scares away would-be package thief in Fulton …
    11.24.16 – WRIC – “I got the alarm sound coming into my phone,” Lane Jennison said. The would-be package thief pushed the video … More Info
  • VA: Williamsburg beer, wine and spirits store burglarized
    11.21.16 – Daily Press – Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police officers responded to a burglary alarm at the Bodega Rio Bravo, a beer, wine and spirits store … More Info

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