Public Safety Updates
- BC: Province considering new rules around carbon monoxide alarms
12.8.18 – Globalnews.ca – Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the province is exploring what more can be done to get more carbon monoxide alarms installed in homes and …
- CT: New Milford considers fines for false fire, burglary alarms
12.5.18 – Laredo Morning Times – New Milford – The police department handles hundreds of burglary false alarms each year, but a new alarm ordinance could reduce that number.
- Bold Perennial acquires SIMS
12.5.18 – Security Systems News – … understand software, automation software, and the alarm industry—there’s … will remain in place in the company’s Texas offices, the announcement noted.
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State & National News
- How To Make Sure Your Ring Doorbell Security Camera Captures …
12.7.18 – WFMYNews2.com – Starting with how far away you want the Ring Doorbell to sense before the alarm goes off to let you know someone’s there. It might be tempting to pick some …
- Economy added fewer-than-expected 155,000 jobs in November
12.7.18 – USA Today – U.S. employers added a disappointing 155,000 jobs in November as hiring slowed amid worker shortages, the country’s trade fight with China and wild stock market swings. NCSL’s national unemployment monthly update.
- Tom Cruise PSA: Turn off HDTV Motion Smoothing, Avoid ‘Soap-Opera Effect’
12.6.18 – CEPro – Taking to Twitter, Tom Cruise wages war on video interpolation (motion smoothing), garnering thousands of responses from A/V geeks and jokesters alike.
- Which Smart Home Technologies Do Interior Designers Want to Use the Most?
12.3.18 – CEPro – Designers are wanting to learn more about a whole host of kitchen and bath technology, so feel free to act as a teacher and make suggestions!
- 4 Reasons Local Distributors Are Still Relevant in Online-First Climate
12.5.18 – CEPro – Tech support, on-hand inventory to boost dealers’ cash flow, hands-on training, and access to exclusive products are solid benefits CE pros still get from their local distributor.
- Opportunities abound for security professionals in hot cannabis industry
12.7.18 – SIW – Consultants, vendors and systems integrators willing to navigate changing landscape can reap big profits
- 27 Business Processes Every Integrator Should Document…in Writing
12.7.18 – CEPro – Writing down step-by-step processes for sales, installation, scheduling/delivery, service, remote service communication, proposal generation and more will boost profits.
Fire & EMS News
- IL: Hoopeston Police Department reports Nov. 19-Dec. 1
12.3.18 – Newsbug.info – 3:40 a.m.- The Hoopeston Fire Department and Hoopeston Police Department were called to the scene of a fire alarm. After a walk …
- IL: Siren Report
12.8.18 – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier – Firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm at 11:49 a.m. Friday. They found that the alarm was caused by a faulty …
- KS: Olathe house fire displaces six people; smoke alarms weren’t working
12.6.18 – KSHB – Olathe, Kan. – A fast-moving fire early Thursday morning destroyed a home and displaced six people, three of whom jumped out of a window to escape the …
- MA: boxborough Police Reports: Nov. 26 to Dec. 2
12.3.18 – Wicked Local – 6:39 p.m.: A fire alarm was reported.
- MA: Fryolator fire closes East Wareham McDonald’s temporarily
12.9.18 – Wicked Local – Onset Fire Deputy Chief Jeffrey Osswald said Onset Fire was called to the scene by a building alarm at 5:48 p.m. They were met by the manager on arrival who …
- MA: Marion Police Log: Nov. 25-Dec. 1
12.9.18 – Wicked Local – 1:36 p.m.: A fire alarm was reported.
- MA: Millbury fire log
12.3.18 – Millbury-Sutton Chronicle – At 8:25 p.m., an all call was toned for an automatic sprinkler. Car 1 arrived and confirmed a leak in the dry portion of the sprinkler system …
- MA: Police log: 12-8-18
12.8.18 – Daily Item – Fire alarm accidentally triggered by water in the basement on Thursday at 12:51 p.m. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.
- MD: Hagerstown firefighters respond to calls
12.6.18 – Herald-Mail Media – 11:56 p.m., automatic fire alarm. • 11:49 a.m. … 9:47 a.m., automatic fire alarm.
- MO: Equipment failure sparks fire at landfill
12.9.18 – Columbia Daily Tribune – No smoke or flames were visible when the first units arrived to investigate the 4:29 a.m. alarm. Seven units in …
- ND: Commercial oven causes early morning fire at Doolittles in Fargo
12.6.18 – KFGO News – Fargo, ND – An alarm and quick response kept damage to a minimum in a fire at Doolittles Woodfire Grill in Fargo early Thursday …
- NH: Fire Mutual Aid log, Dec. 8, 2018
12.9.18 – The Keene Sentinel – 9:41 a.m., Richmond Fire Department, carbon monoxide call. 2:14 p.m., Gilsum Fire Department, fire alarm. 4:17 p.m. …
- NJ: Busy night for first responders in Hampton
12.6.18 – New Jersey Herald – As units were at that scene, including Newton, Stillwater, Fredon and Branchville, there was a fire alarm at the Walmart store.
- OH: Security Notebook
12.8.18 – The Oberlin Review – 7:33 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the third floor of Dascomb Hall. Smoke from cooking activated the …
- OK: NW OKC Woman Survives House Fire, Thanks To Smoke Alarm
12.3.18 – news9.com KWTV – Scraps of metal are all that remains from the smoke alarms in the family’s home, but they were working, and they gave Kristin Pugh precious moments to escape …
- OR: Apartment fire put out by sprinkler system
12.6.18 – KTVL – Multiple smoke alarms and a sprinkler system were activated inside one of the first floor apartments within the complex. Neighbors were seeing smoke, but no …
- TX: Fire alarm saves family
12.6.18 – Fort Bend Herald – A Richmond family of five awoke to the sound of a smoke alarm and a house filling with smoke due to a home fire Wednesday morning, firefighters reported.
- TX: House fire destroys home
12.5.18 – Orange Leader – Orange Fire Department received an alarm of the fire at approximately 12:24 a.m. Tuesday. Within 10 minutes of arriving on the scene, firefighters had the blaze …
- AR: Dispatch desk
12.6.18 – Lovely County Citizen – 6:48 p.m. – An officer responded to an alarm at a local business. Everything checked fine. The owner was notified. 7:53 p.m. – Officers responded to a local …
- AZ: Valley bakery robbed third time
12.9.18 – 12news.com KPNX – “I was at home, got a call from my alarm company that my alarm was going off. The person or persons, chipped away the brick on our back door and then was …
- CA: The latest commercial burglary: Police catch suspect fleeing AT&T …
12.6.18 – Tehachapi News – Tehachapi Police arrested an out-of-towner on suspicion of commercial burglary after responding to a silent alarm, the latest in a string of such incidents.
- CO: 14 guns taken after thieves use stolen cement truck to break into gun …
12.4.18 – 9News.com KUSA – The alarm at Green Mountain Guns sounded around 4:20 a.m. Tuesday , according to police. About six minutes later officers …
- FL: Woman steps out of shower to find deputies in home
12.6.18 – FOX 10 News Phoenix – Marion County sheriff’s deputies received a call on Monday morning for a silent burglar alarm. Instead of responding to the home where the alarm had be set off, …
- GA: Thousands of Dollars in Cigarettes and Lottery Tickets Stolen
12.6.18 – Coosa Valley News – Reports said that an alarm notified authorities early Sunday morning of a break-in. When police arrived they discovered $600 in cash, as well as $3,000 in …
- ID: Kuna Crime Blotter
12.5.18 – Idaho Press-Tribune -4:27 p.m.: An audible alarm report was made… n 11:12 a.m.: A commercial building burglary alarm was sounded…
- IL: Downers Grove police investigate cell phone store robbery
12.4.18 – Suburban Life Publications – The incident took place at about 12:04 a.m. Police responded to an alarm that was triggered when a rock was used to smash the front glass door of the store, …
- IL: Sheriff’s office investigating attempted burglary at pharmacy
12.3.18 – Effingham Daily News -Likely the alarm sounded and caused them to flee, he said. He added that although the alarm sounded inside, it didn’t alert police at that time because of the cut …
- IL: Woman watches from phone as thief ransacks presents under her …
12.6.18 – WGN-TV – That’s why she got an alarm and camera. She says this time the thief apparently didn’t like what he unwrapped under the tree. But he did walk away with her
- MA: Area Police Logs
12.3.18 – The Salem News – A Green Street caller told police, just before 4 p.m., that an alarm had been sounding in the neighborhood for the past 40 minutes, and she thinks it is a burglar …
- MA: Beverly Police logs, Nov. 30-Dec. 2
12.4.18 – Wicked Local – 6:12 a.m. An alarm was reported to be sounding….
- MA: Elmhurst Liquor Store Burglarized: Police Reports
12.8.18 – Patch.com – According to police reports, officers responded for a burglar alarm and saw the front door was smashed out. Security video showed four men approach the …
- MA: Pembroke police log, Nov. 27-Dec. 3
12.8.18 – Wicked Local – 8:52 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at a business.
- MA: Police log: 12-7-18
12.6.18 – Daily Item – Accidental burglar alarm reported on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. … Accidental burglar alarm on Thursday at 12:36 a.m..
- MA: Police/Fire: Simulator helps Essex rescuers drive more safely
12.3.18 – Gloucester Daily Times – 12:53 a.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at City Hall, 2 Dale Ave. A check of the building and grounds found all to be secure.
- MA: Rochester Police Log: Nov. 25-Dec. 1
12.9.18 – Wicked Local – 4:51 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at a residence….
- MA: Springfield police officers credited for saving stabbing victim’s life
12.9.18 – WWLP.com – When they didn’t find the victim, they followed the sound of an alarm to a house on Shaine Circle, where a woman was suffering from a stab wound. The officers …
- MA: Swampscott police log, Nov. 27-Dec. 3
12.8.18 – Wicked Local – 12:06 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported….
- MA: Westwood Police Logs: Nov. 26-Dec. 9
12.7.18 – Wicked Local – 7:08 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. The building was checked and secured….
- MI: Crime log 12-8
12.8.18 – Midland Daily News – 5:28 a.m. — Deputies responded to a Midland Township business for a breaking and entering alarm. The business was checked and declared secure. No key …
- MI: Suspects break in Flint home, steal Christmas presents and other …
12.9.18 – nbc25news.com – The alarm company notified him and he immediately called the Flint Police who were at his home within three minutes. NBC25/FOX66’s Joel Feick spoke with …
- MN: Police Reports
12.6.18 – ECM Publishers – commercial alarm at Lamperts Lumber Yard. (5:40 a.m.) …, commercial alarm at Holiday Gas Station West.
- MO: Man uses his security camera to send package thief packing
12.6.18 – KTRK-TV – Four years ago, someone broke into Wayne Gassmann’s south Kansas City house and stole a TV and some electronics. So he installed Ring cameras, in case …
- MO: Missouri man sends would-be package thief running with home …
12.4.18 – fox2now.com – Kansas City, Mo. – A south Kansas City man scared off a thief from his house using an alarm system and some quick thinking. Wayne Gassmann was on …
- MO: Police video features startled Kansas City porch pirate
12.6.18 – Hays Post – … to steal a package from the porch of a Kansas City home until an alarm sounds. … the suspect go for the box on the porch, the homeowner set off the alarm.
- MO: Would-be package thief runs away when homeowner sounds doorbell …
12.5.18 – KPLC – “I waited until he was close to the box and quickly got on the app and hit the alarm button and he took off running,” Gassmann explained. “He backed out of my .
- MT: Suspects charged in early-November citywide burglary spree
12.3.18 – Great Falls Tribune – Eight minutes late, officers responded to a nearby Sinclair gas station for a commercial burglar alarm. Again, the suspects had fled the scene by the time officers …
- NC: Would-be burglars drive van through Iredell store
12.3.18 – Statesville Record & Landmark – Suzanne Morrison, a newspaper carrier for the Record & Landmark, said she was delivering papers across the street from the store when she heard the alarm …
- ND: Panic Alarm App Saves Kidnapping Victim
12.7.18 – myndnow.com – According to the Grand Junction Police Department, the juvenile used a panic alarm app on his phone that allowed police to find him and arrest the suspect, who…
- NV: Suspects in west Las Vegas home burglary evade police
12.4.18 – Las Vegas Review-Journal – According to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon, the homeowners were alerted by their alarm …
- OH: Man caught hiding in ceiling of dental business indicted in earlier crime
12.6.18 – Dayton Daily News – 20 for arraignment. He and another man were arrested in April after they were found hiding in the ceiling of the business when police responded to the alarm call …
- OH: Police investigating string of pizza shop robberies in Akron
12.6.18 – News 5 Cleveland – Police said the robber tried to go inside the restaurant through the back door, but the store’s alarm went off. When employees went to see what caused the alarm …
- OR: Oregon thief tries to steal from Walmart during toy drive attended by cops
12.6.18 – Statesman Journal – When the alarm went off, the deputy told Lutz to stop. Lutz ignored the deputy and continued to pull the bag out of the store and into the parking lot. When the …
- PA: Pottstown teen charged with murder in deadly home invasion robbery
12.8.18 – The Mercury – 18 when borough police responded to the residence to investigate the activation of a security alarm. As officers arrived at the scene, they observed a male jump …
- SC: Police: Burglar caught in the act, arrested at the scene
12.8.18 – WACH.com – Just after 10 p.m. Monday officer say they responded to an alarm at the Tractor Supply Company and when they arrived noticed a pick-up truck parked near by.
- TN: BREAKING: Check cashing business robbed
12.9.18 – Shelbyville Times-Gazette – An employee set off an alarm after the man’s demand, Merlo said. The suspect was last seen running behind the nearby Madison Street Station shopping center.
- TN: UPDATE: Officials searching for arsonist they say set fire at Whitwell HS
12.3.18 – WRCB-TV – Whitwell fire crews and police arrived on the scene within minutes of the school’s automatic fire alarm going off. Officers said they smelled smoke when they got …
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