Public Safety Updates
- AB: False alarm reduction solutions sought in Didsbury
2.26.23 – Mountain View Today – DIDSBURY – Town council’s performance evaluation committee will be looking into what might be done to address the number of false alarm …
- AR: False alarm calls on the rise in Blytheville
2.21.23 – Blytheville, Ark. (KAIT) – The city of Blytheville is seeing an issue of high false alarm calls from citizens. In most cities, they allow citizens to place three to four false alarm calls per year. For Blytheville, citizens can place three to four per month before they start to run the risk of receiving a citation.
- NC: Gastonia Police push for false alarm ordinance
2.21.23 – WCNC – In Gastonia, the police chief wants an ordinance passed that will reduce the number of dispatches to false alarms, but security experts …
- Safe Home to Pay $6.5M to Massachusetts AG for ‘Deceptive …
2.21.23 – Scott Goldfine – Boston – The Boston Globe reports that a home security firm will pay $6.5 million to settle allegations brought by the office of Attorney General Andrea Campbell that it “deceptively trapped” consumers into long-term, automatically renewing contracts.
- Why this proactive school district bet on situational awareness …
2.24.23 -SIW – Schools that have implemented and utilized situational awareness technology, like Caldwell Exempted Village School District, use it to help identify potential violent scenarios and triage when the incidents occur, improving the quality of care for students and removing an unnecessary burden from teachers.
- Concentric AI report shows 60% increase in oversharing of …
2.23.23 – The report revealed the number of overshared files rose 60 percent in 2022 compared to 2021, highlighting the significant impact of hybrid remote work, cloud migration and information sprawl across on-premises and cloud data, as well as email and messaging environments, on data security.
- Vendor sees significant application of enhance safety of …
2.22.23 – SIW – Vendor sees significant application of enhance safety of hospital workers from firearm and knife threats.
- DHS announces results of 2022 Biometric Technology Rally
2.23.23 -SIW – The Rally’s purpose was to raise the performance bar, to further challenge industry to develop technologies that address operational challenges and constraints, while also addressing privacy and civil rights and civil liberties concerns.
- Tenant hopping and its security risks in the cloud
2.23.23 – SIW – A security weakness involving token leakage could allow attackers to wreak havoc in the cloud.
- Smart devices will likely reach 49% of US homes by 2026
2.22.23 – Insider Intelligence – In the US, 49% of homes will install a smart home device by 2026, eMarketer predicts, with further adoption possible due to the new interoperable Matter standard. Devices linked to security and lighting will make up most of the growth.
- The CSA is launching a data privacy working group
2.22.23 – The Verge – The CSA is addressing smart home data privacy, and it’s about damn time. /. The organization behind Matter has formed a data privacy working …
Fire & EMS News
- IL: Smoke alarm saves mother of 3 from Wednesday afternoon …
2.22.23 – PEORIA (25 News Now) – Smoke alarm saves mother of 3 from Wednesday afternoon house fire. – The mother of three children told the Peoria Fire Department she was asleep when fire broke out at her home in northwest Peoria on Wednesday.
- CA: Business owner reacts after car crashed into store during slick …
2.23.22 – 10 News – Marsi Haney woke up to an alert, finding a car slammed into her La Mesa business. Now, she and another nearby business are rebuilding.
- CO: ATM left in pieces after crooks try to steal it from Colorado …
2.20.23 – KKTV – Police are investigating an attempted theft of an ATM at a Colorado Springs Walgreens.
- MA: Fall River Police make arrest in armed bank robbery
2.22.23 – Fall River Reporter – Witnesses stated to Fall River Reporter that money was all over the sidewalk and the front yard of a home next to the bank.
- MI: Crime log: Coleman man arrested for alleged drugs, resisting deputies
2.24.23 – Midland Daily News – 3:27 p.m. – A deputy was dispatched to a Lincoln Township business regarding an alarm. The deputy arrived on scene and spoke with a 43-year-old male employee, who stated that the alarm was false, due to employee error.
- MI: Suspects break into two Lowell marijuana stores, police say
2.25.23 – Mlive – Friday, Feb. 3 when two suspects entered Exclusive Lowell Recreational Marijuana Dispensary, through a broken a window, a news …
- OH: Man arrested, accused of armed robbery at Kettering gas station
2.21.23 – WHIO – On Feb. 13 around 7 p.m., Kettering police responded to the Shell gas station on Far Hills Avenue to reports of an attempted robbery, according …
- OH: UPDATE: Police searching for suspect after Huber Heights …
2.2.23 – WHIO – Huber Heights police are searching for a suspect after a bank robbery Wednesday morning. Police were dispatched to a hold up alarm at KeyBank in .
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