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November 3, 2014

Association Events

  • H.I.S. BridgeBuilders Mike Fechner Memorial Golf Tournament
    November 5th to benefit the building of a children’s ministry house. Silverhorn Golf Club San Antonio, TX – Tee Off 12:30 PM- Silent Auction 5:30 PM – Dinner 6:30 PM – RSVP Mark Matlock 210-602-0939 or 210-477-1411 or Ruben Fechner 210-831-0883

Door to Door Sales

  • BBB Advisory: Warning About Alarm Company
    10.30.14 – WHSV- Harrisonburg, Va. (WHSV) — The Better Business Bureau is warning people in Harrisonburg, about an alarm company going door to door trying to sell … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Casa Grande PD apologizes for alarm invoice error
    11.1.14 – KPHO Phoenix- “While the police department alarm coordinator is working to address every complaint or concern received, steps are being taken to ensure this does not occur in …More Info
  • CA: New rules for pawn shops, massage
    10.29.14 – U-T San Diego-Downtown San Diego — The San Diego City Council revised rules on Tuesday governing pawn shops, massage businesses and emergency alarms… More Info
  • IN: Police hope fines curb alarming trend
    10.29.14 -Daily Journal- An alarm at a home or business goes off, and a police officer turns on the emergency lights and rushes to the scene, only to find yet another false alarm. More Info
  • MO: Burton looks to free up officers by eliminating some duties
    10.27.14 – Columbia Daily Tribune- Burton said he also would like to implement a system to penalize businesses or residents that have a recurring problem with false burglar alarms, potentially by… More Info
  • NY: Lake George may add fines for false alarms
    10.27.14 – Glens Falls Post-Star- Lake George officials are considering a new law that will give property owners who have alarm systems an extra incentive to make sure their systems aren’t … More Info

Industry News

  • All smoke alarms are not the same
    10.27.14 – KOMO News- There are two basic types of smoke alarms. Some have are photoelectric sensors. Others use ionization technology. They work in different ways and are better at … More Info
  • Physical security to figure prominently in the ‘Internet of Things’ market
    10.27.14 – Security Info Watch – Memoori predicts global market for IoT in smart buildings will rise to over $85B by 2020… More Info
  • CSG buys two in Texas
    10.29.14 – Security Systems News – Tulsa, Okla.- Central Security Group has added nearly 4,000 customers and RMR of $120,000 with its recent acquisition of two security and home automation providers. More Info
  • Alarm terminates KXNT radio host’s slumber
    10.31.14 – Las Vegas Review-Journal – The new alarm system comes equipped with sensors that hone in on the noise of breaking glass. And Diaz’s surround-sound speakers are blasting the sound of … More Info
  • Visonic Recalls Amber Personal Emergency Response Pendants …
    10.31.14 – eNews Park Forest- Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Visonic or their alarm service provider for instructions on receiving a replacement pendant. Until a new … More Info
  • Smart-Home Devices Fuel Rising Residential Tide
    10.31.14 – Security Sales & Integration – Find out why no service providers are better positioned and more qualified to deliver desirable smart-home offerings to homeowners than security companies. More Info

State & National News

  • Remember to change smoke-alarm batteries
    10.28.14 – Houston Chronicle- Smoke alarms are one of the greatest fire-safety success stories of our time. Since they were introduced in 1975, home fire deaths have been cut in half, even as … More Info
  • Businesses Face Increase in Targeted Attacks
    10.27.14 – Eweek -Twelve percent of respondents to a Kaspersky Lab and B2B International survey indicated they experienced at least one targeted attack in the past year–up from 9 percent reported earlier. More Info
  • FCC Slaps Telcos With $10M Fine for Data Breaches
    10.27.14 – Eweek – NEWS ANALYSIS: If you don’t secure your data properly, the U.S. government might find you at fault, and you’ll have to pay up. More Info
  • U.S. economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in 3rd quarter
    10.30.14 -The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. More Info
  • UPDATE 1-Comcast, AT&T seek to reassure on no plans for Internet …
    10.30.14 – Reuters- … for federal relations, wrote that not all prioritization presents a threat to the openness of the Internet, pointing out examples like health or alarm monitoring. More Info
  • SIA, Law Enforcement Recognize Houston Police, Retailers for Reducing Crime
    10.28.14 – Security Sales & Integration – The Security Industry Association and the Int’l Association of Police Chiefs have bestowed the 2014 Michael Shanahan Award to the Houston Police Department and the Greater Houston Retailers Association. More Info

Business Tips

  • Leadership is a process, not a position
    10.17.14 – CEO.com – Leadership is the key interpersonal role played by managers in organizations and is most critical for a CEO. As the highest-ranking officer, the CEO is ultimately accountable for the outcome of all managerial decisions. More Info
  • Strategies for Preparing Your Business for a Disaster
    10.18.14 – Baseline – Businesses need more than a basic disaster recovery strategy. They must address the challenge on several fronts. Here are 10 ways to remain operational during a disaster. More Info
  • True Employee Engagement Requires An … – Forbes
    10.26.14 – Forbes – David says that no matter the industry, country or size of a company, most of the entrepreneurs to whom he spoke said they were unsettled when employees quit out of the blue. More Info
  • Why The Container Store Pays Its Workers About $50,000 A …
    10.24.14 – ThinkProgress – The Container Store pays more than double the industry average and says it … Follow · Tumblr Icon RSS Icon … of three good people,” which means a company can pay that one high … Better pay leads to better profitability.”. More Info
  • Business Communication? You’re Doing It Wrong!
    10.30.14 – Baseline – It’s shocking how little effort is often placed on mastering the art of business communication and keeping up with communication trends and technologies. But it can be essential to your career. More Info
  • How to Manage a Superstar Without Losing Your Mind
    10.30.14 – Baseline – The competition to hire top tech talent is getting brutal. But if you do end up landing a star performer, you’ll need to know how to manage them successfully. These tips can help. More Info

Fire News

  • CO: Neighbors keep house fire from spreading
    10.27.14 -Colorado Springs Gazette- Authorities say they got a call Saturday night that a house was on fire after a neighbor heard a fire alarm going off and went next door to investigate. They found … More Info
  • CT: Chief: Sprinklers but no smoke alarm in high school library
    10.27.14 – The Ridgefield Press- “If there were detectors in there, then the alarm company would have called it in,” … the smoke would have eventually set off a sprinkler in the library or an alarm… More Info
  • FL: Man rescued from burning home Tuesday
    10.30.14 – Suwannee Democrat- Suwannee County Fire Rescue responded to a fire alarm Tuesday at 8:39 p.m. for a structure fire… The occupant … More Info
  • MD: Man arrested in connection with spilled gasoline at World Trade …
    11.2.14 – WBAL Baltimore- Officials said a fire alarm went off around 7:30 p.m. They said Baltimore City Fire and Baltimore police responded, along with MDTA. Authorities said there was … More Info
  • ON: Halloween fog machine sets off school smoke alarm
    10.31.14 – Welland Tribune- Just after 10 a.m. Friday, a fog machine being used for a Halloween party at Ross Public School set of the school’s smoke alarms. More Info
  • TX: Carbon monoxide alarm credited with saving family’s life
    10.31.14 – KXXV News Channel 25- Temple Fire & Rescue were called to a home in South Temple Wednesday, October 29, shortly after 7:30 p.m., after a carbon monoxide alarm went off. More Info
  • WA: 97-year-old Spokane woman dies in house fire
    10.29.14 -The Spokesman Review- The house did not have a working smoke alarm at the time of the fire, he said. Neighbors said Olga Ford had lived in her home for at least 40 years. She made a … More Info
  • WA: Radisson hotel evacuated for carbon monoxide
    11.2.14 -KIRO Seattle- The Radisson Hotel in SeaTac was evacuated Saturday, after an alarm was activated by the presence of carbon monoxide. At 1:47 … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Business Computers Stolen
    10.28.14 -WALB-TV- Erickson said the alarm system did not go off, but they found all their computer equipment used to run the business stolen. Monitors, computer towers, keyboards … More Info
  • AL: Cuthbert Police search for bold ‘hole in the wall’ burglars
    10.28.14 -WALB-TV- After an alarm sounds, a police car quickly arrives to check on the front of the business. As soon as they leave, the brazen burglar waiting outside and another … More Info
  • AL: Sycamore family feels targeted
    10.28.14 -WALB-TV- Clark says the unidentified man ran from the store when the alarm went off. She says a neighbor heard the store alarm and called 911. “My officer sat with the … More Info
  • AR: Halloween Ride-Along: Region 8 rides shotgun with JPD
    11.1.14 – KAIT- A teenaged girl, home alone, reported a noise and the security alarm go off at the … Though that call turned out to be a false alarm, officers must assume the … More Info
  • CA: Convicted arsonist imprisoned for bank robbery
    10.31.14 – San Mateo Daily Journal- The teller gave the man the money and triggered the silent alarm which led police to wait for the robber when he exited the bank. All the money was recovered. More Info
  • CO: Smokes stolen in store break-in
    10.29.14 -Pueblo Chieftain- Police spoke with a witness who said she was driving when she heard the alarm at the store going off. More Info
  • CT: Police believe same suspect broke into gas station twice in three days
    10.30.14 – FOX CT- Early Thursday morning, police said they responded to a commercial burglary alarm at Vernon Mobil. Police said forced entry was made into … More Info
  • FL: Suspect arrested after crime spree, chase in Charlotte Co.
    11.1.14 – WFLA- A short time later an alarm sounded from a business in the Grove City area of Charlotte County. A clerk arrived to find the front glass door had been shattered. More Info
  • FL: Two Juveniles Arrested In Lake Wales Business Burglaries
    10.28.14 -The Daily Ridge- On Thursday, October 23rd Lake Wales Police Officers responded to A Sunoco gas station in reference to an alarm call. Dispatch advised the alarm … More Info
  • HI: Thieves use U-Haul truck to burglarize Pearl City home despite …
    10.29.14 -KHON2- There is an alarm inside the house, but the problem is none of the neighbors heard it. Now, the couple is thinking about getting another one that the neighbors … More Info
  • IA: Elderly woman’s Life Alert alarm scares Des Moines burglar
    10.27.14 – DesMoinesRegister.com- Elderly woman’s Life Alert alarm scares Des Moines burglar. An 86-year-old woman scared a burglar from her home after activating a Life Alert Emergency … More Info
  • ID: Idaho Falls man arrested for Cal Ranch burglary
    10.28.14 -LocalNews8.com- An Idaho Falls man was arrested early Tuesday morning after police responded to an alarm at the Cal Ranch Store. More Info
  • MA: 28 arrests, 4 overdoses and some pretty colorful calls
    10.27.14 – Cape Cod Today- There were 32 business burglar alarms and 48 residential burglar alarms. Alarms sounded at the Bourne High School 4 times, at the Upper Cape Cod Regional … More Info
  • MA: Rockport Police/Fire: Reported scam targets computer IP address
    10.29.14 -Gloucester Daily Times- Rockport Police responded to an alarm call indicating first-floor motion in a home Tuesday at 1 a.m. Responding officers, however, found the … More Info
  • MA: Rockport Police/Fire: Rockport DPW set to tackle sinkhole repairs
    10.31.14 – Gloucester Daily Times- Police also responded to a pair of alarm calls, but found both to be false. The first … A burglar alarm in a home, police said, turned out to set off … More Info
  • MA: Tewksbury house break earns man jail term
    10.31.14 – Lowell Sun- 3, 2012, to a housebreak due to an alert from a residential alarm. Police learned there was forced entry into the house, and several … More Info
  • ME: Wiscasset Police Blotter: Criminal mischief, oil theft, assault and more
    10.30.14 – Boothbay Register- Patrolman Kathy Williams checked on a false alarm at Quik Stop, set off at the … Patrolman Alfred Simmons checked an alarm on a residence set off … More Info
  • MI: Police reports
    10.31.14 – Hometownlife.com- Police responded to an alarm at the Dollar Value store at about 4:30 a.m. Oct. 25, police reports said. When police arrived, the … More Info
  • MI: Residential alarm leads to weapons, drug arrest in Shiawassee …
    11.1.14 – The Flint Journal- Shiawassee County, MI – Two men were arrested on weapons and drug charges after a residential alarm lead Shiawassee County Deputies right to them. More Info
  • MO: Suspect caught on camera twice; breaking into home and cars
    10.27.14 – fox2now.com- Surveillance video captured a man nearing Tyler’s garage early Sunday morning and then suddenly running away. Tyler heard the alarm and ran outside. More Info
  • MT: Police Blotter
    10.28.14 -Montana Kaimin- An officer responded to a burglary alarm in the PAR-TV building. Employees were struggling with the keypad and set off the alarm. Oct. 22. De-feeted deer. More Info
  • NC: Vandals hit Charlotte Humane Society, cause $7K in damage
    10.31.14 – WSOC Charlotte- An alarm went off at its office off Toomey Avenue Wednesday night. They tried cutting power to the building to cut off the alarm but Ortega said it didn’t work. More Info
  • NH: Verizon Wireless store burglarized
    11.1.14 – WMUR Manchester- Officers found that a lock on a rear door had been compromised and the alarm and video recording systems disabled. A large amount of cellular phones as well … More Info
  • NJ: Man sought in break-in at Pennsauken store
    11.2.14 – Cherry Hill Courier Post- His actions triggered the burglar alarm and then he quickly ran inside the store and stole a boxed 42-inch Magnavox LED TV, police said. He was last seen … More Info
  • NJ: Montclair police nab alleged piggy bank burglar
    11.1.14 – NorthJersey.com- According to police, the incident began when an alarm company reported a possible break-in of a Park Street home around 1 p.m. Upon arrival, an MPD officer … More Info
  • NJ: Pennsauken police probe TV heist at Rent-A-Center along Route 30
    10.30.14 – The Star-Ledger- On Oct. 24 shortly before 11 p.m., police responded to the store for a burglar alarm activation. After arriving at the scene, police found the front door smashed in. More Info
  • NY: Armed Robbery at Nott Street Sunoco in Schenectady
    10.27.14 – WNYT- It’s crazy to have something happen like that.” She tripped the silent alarm. But, the suspect again casually walks out. Schenectady Police say he took off on foot … More Info
  • NY: Cops: Smash-and-grab reported at Polish Town Deli
    10.28.14 -Riverhead News Review- According to police, an alarm sounded at the deli just after 3 a.m. on Sunday. Police said that upon arrival, they found that the door had been broken. The owner … More Info
  • OH: Man accused of trying to steal copper wire from building: Brook Park …
    10.31.14 – Sun News – cleveland.com- Attempted breaking and entering, Engle Road: Officer responded to an alarm at Greater Cleveland Auto Auction at 11:35 p.m. Oct. 28. When they arrived they … More Info
  • OK: Suspect sought in Subway burglary
    10.30.14 – Sequoyah County Times- According to the incident report issued by Officer Raymond Harris, police received a call just after midnight from an alarm company advising that an alarm was … More Info
  • PA: Duo charged with trespass, burglary at Shenandoah HS
    10.30.14 – Standard Speaker- Mozdy said he was called to the school for a burglar alarm and found an open, … entered the view of a camera by the stairway where the burglar alarm sounded. More Info
  • PA: Lower Merion police catch burglar red-handed
    10.30.14 – Main Line- Police were called to the home in Gladwyne at 6:34 a.m. to investigate a security alarm activation and reports by the homeowner that … More Info
  • PA: VIDEO: Man held for trial on bank robbery charges in connection …
    10.29.14 -Montgomery Newspapers- The teller pressed the silent alarm, grabbed the money, a total of $1,466, from her drawer, backed away from her window and began to back down the teller line … More Info
  • SC: Burglar caught on video breaking into business
    11.1.14 – The Tand D.com- He said he discovered the burglary after receiving a call from his alarm company. The thief stole a quantity of change and cartons of Newport cigarettes, resulting … More Info
  • SC: Car break-in suspect sent to hospital
    10.31.14 – The Times and Democrat- The man called law enforcement on Tuesday after being contacted by his alarm company. He said when he arrived, he found a door forced open. Upon closer… More Info
  • TX: Around the area: Woman fatally struck by SUV after auto stalls on …
    11.2.14 – Houston Chronicle- Officers responded to hold-up alarm at convenience store around 9:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man, identified … More Info
  • TX: One dead after shooting behind convenience store
    11.1.14 – KPRC Houston- Officers were called out to the save and go for a panic alarm. When they arrived, they found a …More Info
  • TX: Police arrest man, 32, believed to have robbed Tyler bank
    11.1.14 – Tyler Morning Telegraph- “We already had units in the area and they were able to spot the vehicle and make a stop just moments after the alarm and take both men into custody,” he said. More Info
  • WI: “Selfie” leads to burglary arrests in Black River Falls
    10.28.14 -WEAU- On Tuesday, October 23, 2014, just after midnight, City Police responded along with Jackson County authorities to an active burglary alarm at the Wazee Sports … More Info
  • WI: A rash of Wisconsin burglaries. A selfie. Then 3 arrests
    10.29.14 -TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press- A break in the case came just after midnight Oct. 23 when Black River Falls police and Jackson County sheriff’s deputies responded to an active burglary alarm … More Info
  • WI: Phillips Police Department Report
    11.2.14 – Price County Daily- Phillips Police were advised of an alarm at a local business. The alarm was set off because of phone lines that were being worked on. Phillips Police responded … More Info
  • WI: Robber prays for forgiveness
    11.1.14 – Journal Times- 2 to a hold-up alarm at 16th Street Foods. Officers learned an armed robbery had occurred and a 40-year-old male customer had been shot in … More Info

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