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December 28, 2015

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Roseville, CA to Enforce ECV
    Beginning January 1, 2016 Roseville, CA police will start enforcing ECV (Enhanced Call Verification) on burglar alarm calls from alarm companies. If a burglar alarm is activated, alarm companies are required to call the home or business at least two times with two different numbers to see if authorities are needed at the locations. More Info
  • OH: Delaware County Sheriff Concerned About Frequent False Alarms
    12.23.15 – 10TV – They secure your home and give you peace of mind. But your home alarm system could be creating a problem for police. Last year the Delaware County … More Info
  • WV: Mon updating fee schedule for fire departments
    12.24.15 – The Dpost – The new law also adds a $150 false fire alarm response charge beginning on a second call to any location within 30 calendar days. Bookmark this page to: Add … More Info

Industry News

  • Tom Mills of Grayson Pro-Tech in Denison Texas Passed Away December 4th
    12.13.15 – Herald Democrat – Thomas “Tom” Scott Mills went to heaven while at The Medical Center of Plano on December 4, 2015 at the age of 63. In 1985, Tom co-founded Grayson Pro-Tech. He loved his Cowboys and his passions were hunting and fishing and being one with nature. More Info
  • The Biggest Home-Technology Stories of 2015
    12.24.15 – CEPro – The new Savant Remote, Alarm.com IPO, 4K ecosystem including HDR displays and the demise of VIA International are among CE Pro’s biggest home-tech … More Info

State & National News

  • Seven astounding technology trends for 2016
    12.22.15 – SIW – Mindboggling advances put science fiction on today’s doorstep … More Info
  • People Power: Independent Contractor Classification
    12.14.15 – SIW – The Obama Administration has released a set of new classifications that will dramatically affect the determination of who can be considered an independent contractor, also known as a “1099 worker.”  More Info

Business Tips

  • Explaining Liens vs. Lawsuits for Non-Payment by General Contractor
    12.22.15 – CEPro – Integrators who sign a contract with a general contractor and not directly with the client cannot sue the homeowner if you are not paid, but you may be able to file a mechanics lien against the property. More Info
  • 23 Integrators Pledge to Tackle These Challenges They Expect to Face in 2016
    12.18.15 – CI – Industry Leaders know there’s always more work to be done to stay on top. Here, they talk about how they’ll deal with 23 inevitable struggles that come their way in 2016. More Info
  • 3 Keys to Success in the Art of Subcontracting
    12.18.15 – CI – Subcontract labor is a vital component to the industry that allows integrators to expand and contract based upon their work load. Here are three things to remember when hiring your next sub. More Info

Fire News

  • GA: Fire official: Beware exploding hoverboards
    12.25.15 – The Citizen.com – During a charging cycle at night the homeowner was awakened by their alarm system. The unit exploded with enough force to set off a glass break alarm. More Info
  • IA: Man charged in $52K vandalism that closed courthouse for week
    12.23.15 – KCCI Des Moines – Officials said the fire alarm was activated by the fire extinguisher discharge in the air. All floors in the Courthouse were affected and the building had to be closed … More Info
  • ME: Elderly man dies Sunday after fleece pajamas catch fire
    12.21.15 – WCSH-TV – Portland firefighters responded to the towers around 7:30 p.m. after a smoke alarm went off. Fire Marshal investigators said it appears McLaughlin was smoking … More Info
  • NY: Lehman H.S. officials want to stop false fire alarms
    12.22.15 – News 12 Bronx – Administrators say emergency alarms in Westchester Square are being pulled at the high school by students who are up to no good. … More Info
  • WI: Dehumidifier sparks basement fire in Green Bay
    12.21.15 – WBAY – “The resident was home, watching the news, heard the smoke alarm in the basement go off, and went to take a look to figure out what was going on, and opened … More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Law Enforcement
    12.26.15 – Arkansas City Traveler – Officers responded to an alarm in…. More Info
  • AZ: Armory Park neighborhood burglary caught on camera
    12.25.15 – Tucson News Now – Langdon Hill said he was out enjoying dinner when he got a call from his alarm company at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday night. He rushed home, as he got another … More Info
  • CA: Bank inside Brentwood supermarket robbed
    12.21.15 – KRON4.com – Police said they responded to the incident after an alarm was triggered at 11:08 a.m. at the supermarket… When they … More Info
  • CA: Burglary alarm leads to homicide investigation in Ellington
    12.24.15 – SFGate – Troopers had received a call for a residential burglary alarm on Wednesday morning at the home. When they arrived, they found one injured victim, 39-year-old … More Info
  • CA: Burglary Suspect in Santa Hat Breaks Into Hillsborough Home …
    12.26.15 – NBC Bay Area – “He trips the alarm, because it’s motion-sensored,” Morioka said. “Now he tells the guard he is my partner’s nephew. He actually locks the door,” a move that … More Info
  • CA: Deputies Foil Christmas Morning Burglary at Goleta Business
    12.27.15 – Noozhawk – Two men were arrested on suspicion of burglary early on Christmas Day after Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at Santa Barbara … More Info
  • CA: Restaurant mocks burglars with amusing surveillance video …
    12.25.15 – Cougar – CNN reports that the general manager of the restaurant, Greg Carlson, was alerted by an alarm system that there was an intruder. The video already garnered … More Info
  • CA: San Bruno police investigate residential burglary
    12.23.15 – San Mateo Daily Journal – Officers were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary alarm around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. At the scene they … More Info
  • CT: PD: Darien Burglar Caught in the Act
    12.22.15 – Patch.com – 15 around 11:30 a.m. for an activated burglar alarm. Police conducted a perimeter check and found the front door was unlocked. They entered and heard noise … More Info
  • CT: State Police investigate cause of activated home alarm in Ellington
    12.23.15 – FOX 61 – The alarm went off around 10:20 a.m., and police responded. The Eastern District Major Crime Division is assuming the investigation. K9 units were deployed in … More Info
  • FL: Local man arrested in Florida pharmacy burglary
    12.23.15 – Smithvillereview – Deputies responded to an alarm sounding at CVS and found the front door glass shattered and were pry marks between the two front doors, according to the … More Info
  • FL: Miami (CBSMiami) – A Grinch made off with a huge holiday haul …
    12.25.15 – CBS Local – The Gianninis said the thief was in the home for about 40 minutes before an alarm in the garage finally alerted the couple. Miami police said the approximate … More Info
  • GA: $1000 stolen from Burger King safe on Barnett Shoals Road
    12.27.15 – Online Athens – A manager who responded to the break-in reportedly told police she never has to deactivate the alarm when arriving in the morning. The Burger King has an … More Info
  • GA: Detectives match wits with jewel thief
    12.21.15 – WALB-TV – The alarm sounded at Dr. Rakesh Patel’s home Friday night, and a neighbor found his back glass door broken. The next day Dr. Moon … More Info
  • IL: Hinsdale Police Reports: Underage Drinking, Jewelry Theft, Car …
    12.27.15 – Patch.com – Police were sent to an activated alarm Dec. 20 at a home according to Hinsdale police. Two people were seen in the … More Info
  • IL: Police make arrest after Christmas drug store burglary
    12.26.15 – LaSalle News Tribune – Less than an hour after a burglar alarm went off on Christmas at Arkins Drug area police located and arrested a suspect, La Salle police said. More Info
  • IL: Teen Charged with Burglarizing Rockford School on Christmas Eve
    12.25.15 – MyStateline.com – Once there, security told them a motion detector alarm inside the school was going off. The officer tracked down the teen inside the school, who was arrested, … More Info
  • IN: Police: Hobart man caused $68K in damage at Gary car wash, stole …
    12.23.15 – nwitimes.com – 26 and damaging two machines and cutting wires to an alarm. The license plate number the IUN police officer took down led Gary police to the truck’s owner, … More Info
  • MD: Chesapeake Guns broken into again, guns taken
    12.21.15 – My Eastern Shore – The store’s burglar alarm went off at 5:50 a.m. A deputy responded, meeting the owner at the store about 10 minutes later. The store was dark; the front door was … More Info
  • MO: 2 Sikeston men arrested in connection with stolen guns investigation
    12.23.15 – KFVS – James McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, they responded to a burglary alarm at around 1 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21 at Paul’s Pawnshop on … More Info
  • ND: Burglary at Pet Parade in Minot
    12.27.15 – KFYR-TV – Minot Police say they responded a burglar alarm at Pet Parade early this morning. Authorities say that someone forced their … More Info
  • NH: Police respond to alarm at Steeplegate Mall
    12.26.15 – WMUR Manchester – Concord —Concord police responded to an alarm at Steeplegate Mall in Concord on Christmas day. Both state and local police were on scene for more than … More Info
  • NJ: K-9 Helps Lacey Police Track Down Teen Who Robbed Gas Station
    12.22.15 – Shore News Magazine – … Township Police Department responded to the Wawa after an employee activated a silent alarm from a gas kiosk. More Info
  • NJ: Mantua police investigate Christmas vandalism, package thefts
    12.25.15 – NJ.com – An employee said she heard the store’s alarm go off and saw the man get into a gray Nissan Maxima with New Jersey plates. The car was driven by a white … More Info
  • NJ: Scotch Plains man arrested in connection with 2 bank robberies
    12.22.15 – New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio – “At approximately 2:19 p.m., Green Brook Police responded to an alarm at the TD Bank. Responding officers met with bank … More Info
  • NJ: South River man caught trying to steal drugs in pharmacy
    12.25.15 – NJ.com – South River — A South River man was caught by police in the Rite Aid pharmacy on Prospect Street after the burglar alarm went off early Tuesday morning, … More Info
  • NV: 3 arrested in connection with Thursday robbery
    12.25.15 – Las Vegas Review-Journal – The three attempted to flee when an employee hit the alarm, but they could not escape because the doors were locked. One of the men fired several rounds at … More Info
  • NV: 3 arrested, one suspect on loose after armed robbery attempt
    12.25.15 – News3LV – The clerk managed to hit the alarm and the suspects tried to leave but the door automatically locked. One suspect fired rounds at the front window to escape. More Info
  • NV: Surveillance Photos Released in Sprint Store Theft
    12.21.15 – KOLO – He told the clerk he wanted to upgrade his phone, then used wire cutters from his pocket to clip the metal tether that secured three iPhones, activating the alarm. More Info
  • NV: Taco restaurant turns robbery footage into hilarious commercial
    12.24.15 – fox4kc.com – Greg Carlson, the general manager of the family-owned and -operated restaurant, was alerted by an alarm system when the robbery occurred. When he got to … More Info
  • NV: Three arrested in attempted armed robbery
    12.25.15 – KLAS-TV – The employee hit the alarm and the suspects attempted to leave. One of the suspects was unable to exit the business because the door locked and fired multiple … More Info
  • NY: Police: Convenience store at Jamesport gas station burglarized…
    12.21.15 – RiverheadLOCAL – Police responded to an automatic alarm activation at the convenience store at 1:36 a.m. on Dec. 20, according to a police report. Responding officers discovered … More Info
  • NY: Riverhead Police: Christmas Day burglar breaks into Toys R Us …
    12.26.15 – RiverheadLOCAL – Someone broke into the “Toys R Us” store on Christmas Day. Riverhead Police responded ot a commercial burglary alarm at 4:31 … More Info
  • NY: Would-Be Burglar Flees Plainview Home When Residents Return …
    12.25.15 – Long Island Exchange – According to Detectives, the female victim, 45, returned to her residence when she was notified by her alarm company that her alarm was … More Info
  • OH: Police search for suspects involved with Applebee’s Robbery
    12.21.15 – ABC6OnYourSide.com – When the robbers left, they tripped the alarm. Many customers have gotten turned away from Applebee’s since they delayed opening. The restaurant told them … More Info
  • OH: Suspects sought in Superwash B&E
    12.26.15 – WHIO – Police are looking for whoever cut through the roof of the Superwash and stole more than $1,000 from a safe and ripped out the alarm, surveillance and phone … More Info
  • OK: ATM theft at Walgreens, getaway vehicle located
    12.22.15 – KRMG – Tulsa Police Corporal James Stump said an intrusion alarm went off indicating a break-in at 5:26 a.m. Tuesday. Video showed “a white van was seen driving into … More Info
  • ON: Sunday police briefs
    12.27.15 – Belleville Intelligencer – On Saturday at 2:57 a.m. police responded to an intrusion alarm call at the Via Rail Train Station. Officers discovered a broken window and a … More Info
  • OR: Men busted after bringing handguns into N. Portland Taco Bell
    12.24.15 – KATU – Police learned that the employee pressed the silent robbery alarm around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday after taking a food order from a man that “lifted his shirt up, … More Info
  • OR: Would-be burglar carves through SE Portland running store’s wall
    12.27.15 – KATU – An alarm activated and police were called. Carley says before police arrived, the criminal managed to bust open the till, although the person didn’t find much. More Info
  • PA: Police Arrest Suspect In Burglary Of Downtown Club
    12.23.15 – CBS Local – They were able to arrest a man at the scene and they say they found alarm wires at the club were cut. Vinnie Ray Stevenson has been charged with burglary, … More Info
  • SC: Police: Intoxicated woman arrested after security alarm call
    12.21.15 – Live 5 News – A woman was arrested after Union police said she appeared to be intoxicated when they responded to a security alarm call. Police said ADT called them to the … More Info
  • TN: KPD investigating armed robbery on Tazewell Pike
    12.27.15 – WATE 6 On Your Side – The call came in Sunday at approximately 11:07 a.m. when Knox County 911 received a panic alarm from a gas station….More Info
  • TX: 3 suspects charged with overnight burglary of a Tyler Business, 1 …
    12.22.15 – KYTX – … Police report around 3:28 am Tuesday, officers were dispatched to “African Caribbean Market” in reference to a commercial alarm. More Info
  • TX: Burglars At Large Caught on Surveillance Video
    12.24.15 – KRGV – People should make sure their car doors are locked and windows are up before leaving their car unattended. They should also install a car alarm and leave their … More Info
  • WA: Wapato police release photos of burglary suspect
    12.23.15 – Yakima Herald-Republic – Officers investigating an alarm at the building around 3:40 a.m. Nov. 1 found someone had cut the lock and removed various items from inside. A news release … More Info

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