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November 7, 2016

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Paradise Valley continues to mull alarm system overhaul
    11.4.16 – Paradise Valley Independent – Paradise Valley Police Chief Peter Wingert outlines potential changes to the local alarm system model at Town Hall Thursday, Nov. 4. More Info
  • BC: City of Kamloops to look at security alarm bylaw
    11.1.16 – CBC.ca – 1, 2016, Kamloops city council will be reviewing its Security Alarm Bylaw. It seems police are spending a lot of their time responding to alarms that have been set … More Info
  • FL: Palm Beach Publix pays outstanding town fines
    11.1.16 – Palm Beach Daily News – The issue was over false alarm calls at the island’s main grocery store. Owners are allowed two false alarms a year and fines begin on the … More Info
  • MN: Harris City Council briefs
    10.31.16 – ECM Post Review – Miller pointed out that the bill that Gustafson paid was for a response to a fire alarm, not to a fire. In the past, the Harris Fire Department has not charged for … More Info
  • OH: Lakewood considers billing property owners for repeated false …
    10.31.16 – cleveland.com – Lakewood city officials are considering a plan to measure to bill property owners for repeated false burglar alarms. More Info
  • WV: Putnam County Commissioners look to curb ‘false’ emergency calls
    11.1.16 – WSAZ-TV – Commissioners in Putnam County are looking to cut down on the number of “false alarm” calls that are coming in to the county’s dispatchers. More Info

Industry News

  • Healing the Rift Between Integrators and Manufacturers
    11.4.16 – SIA – One of the longest ongoing conflicts in the physical security industry revolves around the discord between systems integrators and manufacturers. More Info
  • SimpliSafe DIY Security System Investigation Yields Disturbing …
    11.1.16 – Security Sales & Integration – SimpliSafe — a DIY wireless alarm system that is shipped directly to consumers — ranges in price from $230-$540 depending on the package and equipment. More Info
  • COPS Monitoring’s Ernie Gambone passes away
    11.2.16 – SecurityInfoWatch – Ernie began his career in the security industry in 1973 with Robinson AlarmCompany – one of the largest providers of alarm systems in the Philadelphia area. More Info
  • ADT Security Services, Inc. v. Van Peterson Fine Jewelers, 05-15 …
    11.4.16 – Texas Lawyer – A burglar alarm provided by ADT failed to operate on the night of the burglary. A jury answered some, but not all, questions in Van Peterson’s favor, and the trial … More Info

State & National News

  • Dear Abby: Change in weather signals time to change alarm batteries
    11.2.16 – LubbockOnline.com – That “something” is the battery inside household devices that many take for granted — smoke alarms, smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors. In the U.S. . More Info
  • How to Check for Updates Within Your Security System
    10.31.16 – Security Today – With that in mind, here are our top four methods to check your security system for updates so that you don’t have to worry. More Info
  • Glasses Fool Facial Recognition
    11.3.16 – SIA – Research from Carnegie Mellon University can generate visual patterns onto glasses to either avoid facial recognition or impersonate someone else. More Info
  • We asked 86 burglars how they broke into homes
    10.31.16 – Firstcoastnews.com – Others said they knew how to disable alarms or avoid setting them off. 6. Did pets … Most intruders said they would leave immediately if a security alarm went off. More Info
  • Kitchens Are Hot Spot for Fire Prevention
    11.3.16 – SSI – It’s high time for security and fire/life-safety professionals to cook up some five-star fire prevention solutions for the kitchen. More Info
  • Electronic Evidence, eDiscovery Case Law and the Attorney’s Role …
    11.1.16 – Lexology – (Home alarm systems are a great example, which can track who arrives and departs from home and when; assigning distinct codes to each member of a … More Info
  • Alarm grows as smart home technology and hacking risks proliferate
    11.5.16 – CNBC – On the global battlefield of cyberwarfare, there’s a vast army of faceless foot soldiers — and they’ve just been revealed as double agents. More Info
  • Home security systems, worth the cost?
    111.6.16 – Q13 FOX – The top one would be one that’s centrally monitored by an alarm systems company and that’s going to notify the police immediately.” More Info

Business Tips

  • On Millennials, DIY, Smart Homes, Professional Installation and the Business of IoT Things
    11.2.16 – CEPro – It’s not that Millennials and other with-it customers want cheap; they just want smart home solutions that are simple and convenient. Will traditional custom installers meet their needs, or will Millennial-run start-ups own the market? More Info
  • Top 3 Ways a Salesperson Can Stay Motivated
    11.4.16 – SIA – A career in sales can be full of extremes. Here are three good tips for staying motivated. More Info
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  • Why You’ve Been Selling All Wrong (and the Secret to Doing It Right)
    10.31.16 – CI- According to Ian Altman’s book Same Side Selling, businesses need to do away with the adversarial gamification of selling and instead create relationships with clients to find solutions. More Info
  • Hear From 3 Integrators Making the Whole RMR Thing a Success
    11.4.16 – CI – Integrators still trying to get rich selling products must understand the value of recurring revenue and help their customers understand it too. More Info
  • 9 Apps C-Level Execs Rely on Every Day
    10.28.16 – CI – Email, Google, LinkedIn and Dropbox are just a few of the most popular apps executive professionals use to stay on their game. More Info
  • 6 Ways to Get Dazzling Digital Security Sales & Marketing Results
    11.4.16 – SSI – Leading authority shares SEO, CPC and CRM secrets with SSI Summit audience More Info

Fire News

  • CA: Fire At Santa Rosa County Jail
    11.4.16 – NorthEscambia.com – Sheriff’s deputies and detention personnel responded to an alarm in the laundry facility where a dryer was on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished with the … More Info
  • CA: Fire alarm interrupts Les Miserables performance
    11.4.16 – The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle – The alarm was triggered during the song “Do You Hear the People Sing?” in the first act. Performers continued singing until the end of the song, at which point. More Info
  • CO: Thousands evacuated as power outage hits Las Vegas resort
    11.4.16 – KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News – The full evacuation was ordered after noon, when the fire alarm system battery power ran low and backup generator didn’t kick in. Clark County Fire Chief Greg .. More Info
  • CT: Stamford residents escape early-morning blaze
    11.3.16 – Fairfield Citizen – The teen’s father, Hector Torres, said he was asleep on the second floor with his wife when he heard the fire alarm go off. “That saved us. That saved our lives. More Info
  • GA: The Ralston residents evacuated after fire ignites on first floor
    11.5.16 – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer – “I went out into the hallway and heard fire alarm so I came down stairs,” he said. “I got hold of everybody on my floor to get out the building.” Cyr, an Army veteran. More Info
  • NC: NC woman charged with arson after bizarre weekend incidents
    10.31.16 – WNCN – She was also cited with tampering with fire extinguishers and tampering with a fire alarm. She was booked into the New Hanover County Jail under a $10,000 … More Info
  • OH: Fire alarm leads to evacuation at Burlington
    11.5.16 – WHIO – A malfunctioning air conditioning unit is to blame for an alarm that prompted an evacuation at the Burlington Coat Factory in Miamisburg. The store at the South … More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    10.31.16 – Circleville Herald – Fire alarm on second floor at Berger Hospital. Someone was making tacos … Caller advising of general burglary alarm at Eagles. They spoke with person who is … More Info
  • VA: Two treated for smoke inhalation after fire in Bristow
    11.4.16 – Inside NoVA – Two adults in the home at the time of the fire were alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm, according to the news release, and one of the residents attempted to fight … More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Police: Burglar steals change machine from west Little Rock pizzeria
    11.4.16 – Arkansas Online – The 27-year-old manager added that he was never alerted by his alarm company to the burglary, which occurred while the business was closed. More Info
  • AZ: VIDEO: Two people caught on surveillance footage before blaze at …
    11.3.16 – ABC15 Arizona – Investigators are working to determine how the four-alarm blaze started. More Info
  • CA: Juvenile bank robbery suspect turns self into Sebastopol police
    11.3.16 – KRON4.com – Police responded to a 5 p.m. phone call from the Wells Fargo Alarm Company and searched the area but did not locate the suspect. He did not display a … More Info
  • CO: Deputies respond to vandalism, burglary alarm
    11.1.16 – Journal Advocate – At 8:10 p.m. deputies were dispatched in reference to a burglary alarm. At 9:40 p.m. deputies were … More Info
  • CT: Police are searching for man in attempted bank robbery in Enfield
    11.3.16 – Journal Inquirer – Lt. Willie Pedemonti said that the attempted robbery happened at about 1:30 p.m. when police received an alarm from the bank,… More Info
  • CT: Wethersfield Police on the lookout for bank robbery suspect
    10.31.16 – FOX 61 – Police said they responded to an alarm and a report of a robbery at TD Bank shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday. They said a suspect … More Info
  • FL: Burglar strikes Daytona Beach bar damaged by Hurricane Matthew
    11.2.16 – WESH Orlando – Gehris plans to reinforce his entrance doors and add an alarm system as soon as possible…. More Info
  • FL: Doral Drone Business Burglarized
    11.3.16 – NBC 6 South Florida – Surveillance video shows the bandits ransacking the business. The alarm spooked the burglars off but not before they managed to wreak havoc and destroy a … More Info
  • IL: Police: More than $3000 in jewelry stolen from residence
    10.31.16 – Chicago Tribune – Police said officers responded to a residential alarm Oct. 23 and found a broken light and pry marks on a back door. More Info
  • IL: Rockford Police investigate school burglaries Sunday
    10.31.16 – WREX-TV – Rockford Police are investigating a series of break-ins at three different schools Sunday afternoon and evening. Police say officers responded to an alarm at … More Info
  • KS: Police reports
    11.2.16 – Hillsboro Star-Journal – A residential burglary alarm and a commercial alarm were investigated. Sunday — Citations for reckless driving, basic speed rule … More Info
  • ME: Franklin County sheriff’s weekly report: Logging truck rollover
    11.6.16 – Daily Bulldog – 11/2/2016 Deputy Burke responded to TransCanada operations hut for an entry alarm, it was determined to be a false alarm. More Info
  • ME: Wiscasset Police Department
    11.3.16 – Wiscasset Newspaper – Police issued three warnings for speed and one for improper passing; responded to a burglar alarm complaint at Wiscasset Middle High School; and responded … More Info
  • MI: 3 charged in break-ins at The Springs, Sterling Market in October
    11.1.16 – The Daily Telegram – When they went behind the store’s counter, an audible alarm went off and they ran out of the store to a vehicle that was waiting for them and possibly was driven … More Info
  • MI: Suspect facing charge after trying to steal money from shoe store
    11.3.16 – UpNorthLive.com – According to the Wexford County Sheriff’s Office, an alarm company contacted central dispatch saying that they received a holdup alarm from the shoe store. More Info
  • MO: Texas County Sheriff’s Report, November 3, 2016
    11.3.16 – The Licking News – October 11. An officer responded to an alarm. The alarm had been set off by a service man working on a heating system. More Info
  • NJ: Four Arrested In Connection With Burglaries
    10.31.16 – Cape May County Herald – Strathmere – Woodbine Station Troopers were dispatched Oct. 28 in reference to an alarm. Upon arrival, witnesses …More Info
  • NJ: Man sentenced for burglaries that netted over $2M in goods
    10.31.16 – Fox News – They waited until the homes were vacant and cut phone and alarm wires. They then stole items, including jewelry, purses, and guns. A flashlight with Gittens’ … More Info
  • NY: Shelter Island Reporter police blotter
    11.3.16 – Shelter Island Reporter – A burglary alarm went off at a home on October 26, but police found the house secure. More Info
  • OH: Burglar steals keys, car: Shaker Heights police blotter
    11.2.16 – cleveland.com – Attempted burglary: At 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28, police responded to a residential alarm that sounded. There, it was … More Info
  • OH: Police investigating attempted robbery of Little Caesars in Warren
    11.1.16 – WKBN.com – The employee told police that the man ran when another employee came in and pressed the panic alarm. The robber was wearing a green hooded coat with a … More Info
  • OH: Police: Suspects break into doctor’s office, perform medical procedure
    10.31.16 – Cleveland 19 News- Police say the suspects entered the back door with a key and turned off the alarm panel. Evidence was collected from the medical procedure room. More Info
  • OK: Lawton Police Investigating Possible Armed Robbery
    11.4.16 – KSWO – Lawton, OK – Lawton Police were on the scene of a possible armed robbery Friday morning in west Lawton. Officers were dispatched to a hold-up alarm at the … More Info
  • OK: Man attempts to rob Lawton convenience store
    11.1.16 – KSWO – Lawton, OK – An attempted robbery at a local convenience store was foiled this morning after a clerk triggered the panic alarm. It happened at the … More Info
  • OK: Yale Man Gets Seven-Year Prison Term for Breaking into Stillwater …
    11.4.16 – KUSH Radio – … camera pointed in the direction of Okie Motors showed a red Ford Mustang speed away from the business when the alarm sounded, an affidavit said. More Info
  • OR: Roseburg Business asks Public to Help Find Thief
    10.31.16 – KEZI TV – Around 2:30 on Sunday morning, the owners of I’d Hit That Smokin’ Pipes were woken up by their alarm company, saying their front door alarm was going off. More Info
  • PA: Two Johnstown juveniles charged with stealing a vehicle, felony
    11.2.16 –WHAG – The same day around 6:30 p.m., the Mercersburg Police Department was again dispatched for a burglar alarm at Fendrick Library. Upon their arrival, it was … More Info
  • PA: Williamsport man charged with burglarizing 4 Pine businesses in …
    11.4.16 – Tribune-Review – “He hid in a building after the alarm sounded and stayed there as officers were arriving,” Amann said. More Info
  • TN: Police search for Brentwood gun shop burglars
    10.31.16 – The Tennessean – … Police assistant police chief Tommy Walsh, officers responded about 1:30 a.m. to Everything Weapons after a burglar alarm sounded. More Info
  • TN: Teens Arrested After Break-In At Early Voting Location
    10.31.16 – Local Memphis – They tried to rip the alarm panel of the wall,” said Shelby County Elections Administrator … Setting off the alarm signal helped police catch the teens quickly… More Info
  • TX: Austin neighborhood fighting back after home burglarized twice in …
    11.4.16 – KEYE TV – Heimlich was on her way out of town, but thankfully she says an alarm scared the would be burglars away. That was a little scary, until she got another call from … More Info
  • UT: Police arrest man suspected of burglarizing pharmacy
    11.6.16 – St George News – Hurricane City Police were dispatched to the Hurricane Family Pharmacy on Oct. 24 in response to a business alarm, according to a … More Info
  • WA: Everett flower shop plagued by arson, vandalism and burglary
    11.3.16 – HeraldNet – As dangerous as it might be, the person was probably trying to cut the power to the shop’s security alarm, Cindy Frederickson said. “It’s a 400-amp unit. It will turn … More Info
  • WA: Port Angeles man sentenced to five years in new burglary cases
    11.2.16 -Peninsula Daily News – Forks police said Della forcibly entered the back door of the pharmacy, set off an alarm and tried to cover his face when he realized he was caught on … More Info
  • WV: WSAZ Investigates: Tracking crime in your neighborhood
    11.3.16 – WSAZ-TV – “My front door’s busted wide open and my alarm system’s ripped off from the wall and right then I knew. You feel helpless, I mean there’s nothing you can do.”… More Info

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