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November 30, 2015

Door to Door Sales

  • Alarm company addresses allegations
    11.24.15 – Pensacola News Journal – A local home security system dealer said that his company has fired an independent sales representative who allegedly told potential clients he was affiliated…More Info
  • Couple gets money back after paying thousands for smoke detector …
    11.25.15 – News 10NBC – Tommye signed up for an alarm system installation. The next day, someone came over sold them a fire and smoke detector set for more than $6,000. Tommye … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • PA: Tredyffrin fire chief calls for false alarm call enforcement
    1.26.15 – Daily Local News – Tredyffrin – A township fire chief last week called on the board of supervisors to help enforce a policy that will hopefully cut down on repeat false alarm … More Info
  • PA: False Alarm Fire Calls A Problem In Chester County: Report
    11.27.15 – Patch.com – Berwyn Fire Chief Eamon Brazunas recently asked the board of supervisors to implement a policy that would limit false alarm fire calls, according to the Daily … More Info

Industry News

  • Time to Ditch 120V AC? How a Low-Voltage, DC-Powered Home Might Work
    11.24.15 – CEPro – Has the 240/120V AC residential infrastructure outlived its usefulness? Inspired by Tesla Powerwall, an industry veteran explains how we could get to the the old ‘Smart House’ vision of a low voltage, DC-powered home. More Info
  • CE Pro Names Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2016
    11.27.15 – Audio and video analytics, DC power distribution, the 4K ecosystem, front-door technology and user empowerment in home automation named top 5 trends for home technology integrators in 2016. More Info
  • Monitronics’ Industry Liaison, Kathleen Schraufnagel joins IQ …
    11.27.15 – SourceSecurity.com – She joined Monitronics in 2011 where she spent her first 18 months learning about the contract monitoring side of the business and working closely with alarm … More Info
  • Sensors to detect smouldering cables before they catch alight
    11.28.15 – Gizmag – They say that where there’s smoke there’s fire, but when it comes to electrical systems, by the time the smoke is detected, it’s often too late. To raise the alarm … More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
Introduced by Senate Ethics and Elections | Providing a uniform process for the registration of home and business alarm systems under certain circumstances requiring the owner, lessee, or occupant, or an authorized representative thereof, of a property to register an alarm system within 20 days after occupancy or after installation of the alarm system authorizing the applicable local governmental entity to assess or impose fines or penalties for a failure to register an alarm system or for excessive false alarms, etc.
Status: 11/18/2015 : Senate – Referred to Regulated Industries; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy

State & National News

Business Tips

  • Redskins QB Theismann Urges Passion in Business
    11.20.15 – CI – InfoComm AV Executive Conference keynote speaker gives business leaders keys to building winning teams. More Info
  • 5 Personal Habits That Will Hurt Your Business
    11.27.15 – Entrepreneur – Change your habits, change your business and change your life. More Info
  • 5 Habits Of Genuinely Appreciative Leaders
    11.25.15 – Fast Company – Grateful leaders have deep memories and grand ambitions, but they don’t undervalue the present—even if it isn’t perfect.  More Info
  • Is “Business Ethics” An Oxymoron?
    11.23.15 – Fast Company – The research couldn’t be clearer: Many of us see business and ethics as incompatible. Can that ever change? More Info
  • The Art of Finding Your Perfect Customer
    11.25.15 – Open Forum – Pinpointing your customers’ needs better may lead to better sales—but you’ve got to do some legwork first. More Info

Fire News

  • AZ: Courtesy Police Chief Brad McCaslin
    11.24.15 – Sangre de Cristo Chronicle – Angel Fire Police Department responded to an alarm at a business. Upon arrival it was determined that an employee had set off the … More Info
  • AZ: Fire alarm and extinguisher help keep kitchen fire contained
    11.25.15 – Tucson News Now – The smoke alarm also woke the woman who was in the apartment. She used a fire extinguisher to put out a portion of the fire. Crews arrived within five minutes … More Info
  • IN: Smoke alarm alerts couple to house fire
    11.24.15 – Times-Mail – Springville – A smoke alarm awoke the occupants of a house that ultimately was destroyed by fire overnight on Saturday… More Info
  • MA: Alarm system prevents major fire at Welfleet restaurant
    11.24.15 – CapeCod.com News – Wellfleet – A fire alarm system likely prevented a major blaze in Wellfleet. Firefighters were called to the Pearl Restaurant shortly … More Info
  • ON: Carbon monoxide alarm went off because of furnace
    11.26.15 – Chatham Daily News – Wallaceburg couple Carol and Dennis English are crediting a working carbon monoxide alarm for saving their lives earlier this month. More Info
  • ON: Family recovering after carbon monoxide detector disabled
    11.25.15 – Toronto Sun – Fire Chief David Eckerman said the family’s carbon monoxide detector went off a week ago, but the father disabled the device to stop the alarm. The gas could … More Info

Crime News

  • CA: Burglary suspect leads Oroville police on chase
    11.24.15 – Chico Enterprise-Record – Oroville police were dispatched about 9 a.m. to an alarm at Field and Technical Pumps according to news … More Info
  • CA: Modesto burglary suspect caught showering in home
    11.24.15 – Modesto Bee – Ontel security officers responded to the home on Saturday afternoon after an intruder tripped the burglary alarm. Al Wood … More Info
  • CA: Petaluma police say men stole speakers from Casa Grande High
    11.28.15 – Santa Rosa Press Democrat – Officers were dispatched to the school after an alarm went off around midnight. While officers were combing the campus, Lt. Marlin Christensen spotted the pair … More Info
  • CA: Two arrested on suspicion of burglary at Papa Murphy’s
    11.24.15 – Appeal-Democrat – An officer already in the neighborhood responded to the pizza shop after he heard an alarm sound. The front window of the shop … More Info
  • FL: Man accused of bank robbery after prints left on ransom note …
    11.24.15 – Sun Sentinel – The teller rang the silent alarm and gave Palmieri an unspecified amount of money. Then Palmieri walked out of the bank, but he left fingerprints behind on the … More Info
  • FL: Man tries to break into house, alarm goes off, steals motion detector …
    11.23.15 – Sun Sentinel – A man tried to break into a West Boca house, and when the alarm went off, he stole … and when his attempt was thwarted by a security alarm, he stole the motion … More Info
  • FL: Palm Bay police: Masked burglars scared off by alarm
    11.24.15 – Florida Today – It was an attempted burglary but the (burglary) alarm scared the suspects off,” said Chastity Serrano, spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department. More Info
  • FL: Suspected burglar caught with home’s motion detector, deputies say
    11.24.15 – Sun Sentinel – A dude, Carlos Abudeye Guerra, allegedly tried to break into a West Boca home but panicked when the home’s security alarm sounded, reports the South … More Info
  • GA: Men bust through wall to burglarize Atlanta charity
    11.28.15 – WSB Atlanta – This time thieves were scared away by the alarm empty handed. The group says the money spent on repairs wil reduce how much the group is able to help … More Info
  • GA: Teens arrested, search on for third in phone store break-in
    11.24.15 – Valdosta Daily Times – At approximately 12:30 a.m., the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Phone Shack in reference to an alarm, said Lt. Kari … More Info
  • KS: Burglary suspect found wearing nothing but underwear
    11.27.15 – WIBW – Topeka, Kan. (WIBW) Topeka Police Lt. Russell Klumpp said just before 11 p.m. Thursday authorities were called to an alarm at the Great Life Golf Course at … More Info
  • KY: Burglar uses roof to break into Lexington store
    11.24.15 – WKYT – Lexington Police got an alarm notification from Panaderia, a bakery. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a back door open. More Info
  • MA: Clinton Post Office worker admits to stealing about $10K in gift cards …
    11.25.15 – My Fox Boston – About 90 minutes later the alarm went off. Investigators found Anderson inside the men’s room at the post office with that envelope and several others he … More Info
  • MA: Pittsfield Police log for Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21
    11.24.15 – Berkshire Eagle – 9:13 a.m.: A report of a burglar alarm at St. Joseph’s Church. The alarm is false. 3:50 p.m.: Police arrest Justin C. Carlotta, 24, of Dewey Avenue, … More Info
  • ME: Four arrested after two separate robberies in Southern Maine
    11.24.15 – WCSH-TV – Police responded to a silent alarm at Chase’s Convenience Store at approximately 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. Police said they were … More Info
  • MI: Homeowners Gone Only Minutes Before Home Invasion
    11.28.15 – Patch.com – Bloomfield Township police say homeowners had been gone from their residence for about 45 minutes before a burglar triggered alarms in a home invasion. More Info
  • MO: Thieves steal items from pharmacy
    11.23.15 – Daily Journal Online – According to Bonne Terre Police Lt. Bill Stegall, officers responded to an alarm call around midnight Saturday from the Pharmax Pharmacy … More Info
  • NC: 2 of 3 suspects caught on camera breaking into Forsyth County …
    11.26.15 – myfox8.com – “Even if you have an alarm system, it’s only going to deter them for a few minutes. If they want in they’re going to go in.” The family may even get some of their … More Info
  • NC: Police: Burlington Family Robbed, Suspects “Armed and Dangerous”
    11.29.15 – WFMY News 2 – Faucette and her family just bought a new alarm system for added protection. She says neighbors here will be watching each others backs harder from now on. More Info
  • NH: Manchester corner market robber sought
    11.23.15 – The Union Leader – Police responded to Shawn’s Corner Market Sunday at 8:25 p.m. to investigate a panic alarm. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a clerk who … More Info
  • OH: Akron: Major damage during crime spree to steal safe
    11.24.15 – WKYC-TV – Police say that about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to an alarm at J. Bowers Construction. When officers arrived, they saw the … More Info
  • OH: Several businesses broken into: Lakewood police blotter
    11.25.15 – cleveland.com – Breaking and entering, Madison Avenue: At 3:35 a.m. Nov. 23 a burglar alarm went off after someone threw a rock through the front window of Westside Skate. More Info
  • PA: Three home invasions reported in Plymouth Township subdivision
    11.28.15 – WXYZ – They said an alarm at one home was activated at 6:46 p.m. and scared the subject or subjects off. Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the … More Info
  • TX: Burglaries at Chick-fil-A restaurants in Montgomery County
    11.24.15 – KPRC Houston – An alarm sounded and scared off the burglars. Police said the two men used a rock to break a window at a Chick-fil-A in Willis about an hour later. They used a … More Info
  • TX: Suspect in Academy break-in awake, responsive
    11.28.15 – Longview News-Journal – Officers responding to an alarm call found a glass door broken when they arrived and said it appeared someone had entered the store, Police Chief Mike Bishop … More Info
  • WA: Ballard Crime Watch: Piggy bank stolen and police suspect …
    11.24.15 – Ballard News Tribune – Police found a piece of paper taped to the alarm system motion sensor, which … or a regular customer who was familiar with the alarm system and cameras. More Info
  • WA: Burglary alarm leads to arrest of transient in Port Angeles
    11.25.15 – Peninsula Daily – Port Angeles — Clallam County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 25-year-old Port Angeles transient after answering a burglar alarm at about 9 a.m. Monday at … More Info
  • WV: Dispatchers Say Dunbar Police Searching For Stolen Vehicle
    11.27.15 – WCHS-TV8 – Dispatchers said a call came in about 4:15 a.m. Friday from an alarm company stating that an alarm went off at a residence. More Info

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