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March 2, 2015

Public Safety Updates

  • CT: False alarm response fee needs revision, city body says
    25.15 – Meriden Record-Journal – Meriden – At a meeting this week, most residents were opposed to proposed new fees when police respond to false security alarms. Police Chief Jeffry … More Info
  • FL: Smoke alarms will not alert fire departments after phone company …
    27.15 – Wink News – Collier County, Fla.- Firefighters across Collier County are sounding the alarm. They say several communities were unexpectedly dropped by their phone … More Info
  • GA: Cobb seeks firm to track false alarms: Number of alarms down by …
    28.15 – Marietta Daily Journal – Marietta — Cobb is looking for a new firm to track and bill false alarms in the county, which officials say are down by about 67 percent since it began charging … More Info
  • GA: Marshal’s central monitoring system nearing completion
    23.15 – The Augusta Chronicle – When a burglar alarm is triggered, the office should know the exact place in the building to send resources. The department can also set cameras to alert the … More Info
  • IL: New fire alarm monitoring program for businesses coming to Niles
    27.15 – Chicago Tribune – Niles businesses and owners of multi-unit residential buildings will soon be able to sign up for the new Village of Niles fire alarm monitoring program. During its … More Info
  • NJ: Sea Bright to address problem of false alarms
    24.15 – Red Bank Hub – Sea Bright – Residents and businesses may soon be required to register their alarm systems as the borough seeks to cut down on the emergency response … More Info
  • OH: FOX19 Investigates: Cincinnati slow to enforce smoke detector law
    23.15 – WXIX – The house was equipped with ionization smoke alarms, some of which were disabled. Ionization alarms detect flames much more readily than smoke. More Info
  • TN: Memphis police responded to nearly 49000 false alarm calls in 2014
    27.15 – wreg.com – Delois Brown who owns a number of rental properties across Memphis has an alarm system at all of her properties. Sometimes the alarm goes off even when no … More Info
  • TX: Commercial alarm permit costs increase in Georgetown
    25.15 – Community Impact Newspaper – At City Council’s Feb. 24 meeting, council members approved increases to permit fees for commercial alarm systems as well as new fines for false alarms and … More Info

Industry News

  • Growing the Role of Analytics in Video Surveillance
    1.15 – Security Products – The situations that call for intelligent video, also referred to as video content analysis and video analytics, are growing by the day. More Info
  • Real Talk About Remote Video Monitoring
    25.15 – Security Products – With recent innovations and improved economies of scale, remote video monitoring is becoming a value added service of numerous security companies. As the cost of intelligent cameras becomes more and more budget friendly, companies are starting to dabble in remote video monitoring to capitalize on increased capabilities, amplified intelligence and improved situational awareness. More Info
  • Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen talks to SSN about what he learned as an Undercover Boss
    25.15 – SSN – Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen wasn’t “fast enough” to work in one of his own warehouses, was “moving a little slow” on an installation job and should have been more adept at handling a basic tool, according to two of his  employees. More Info
  • Joel Matlin launches new alarm company: Think Protection
    25.15 – SSN – Toronto – Joel Matlin, founder of AlarmForce, is launching a new alarm company: Think Protection. More Info
  • Icontrol Hires Two Key ADT Execs; Launches First Program for Security, Home Automation Dealers
    25.15 – CEPro – Icontrol Networks goes head-to-head with Alarm.com; nabs two ADT channel-development pros to drive new ‘Icontrol One’ program for independent security and home automation dealers. More Info
  • Alarm industry seeks answers regarding dropped signal issues
    23.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – AICC launches industry-wide research project… More Info
  • New area code takes effect in San Francisco, Marin counties
    23.15 – Inside Bay Area – Examples include life safety systems, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, call forwarding settings and voicemail systems. More Info
  • Scout’s DIY Home Alarm Gets So, So Much Smarter With An IFTTT …
    24.15 – TechCrunch – It has its quirks, but it’s a massive step toward everything I want in a security system. I can add new components easily, I can control everything from my phone, … More Info
  • Kimberlite’s California Alarm Monitoring Station Aids Police in Most …
    25.15 – Marketwired – Kimberlite’s central monitoring station has assisted police in 8,576 apprehensions since 2000 — approximately 12 per week — more than any other alarm … More Info
  • Test of smoke detectors reveal which ones you can trust with your life
    25.15 – WAFB.com – If you have a fire in your home and you do not have a working smoke alarm and you’re … No matter your alarm, Norris says it’s key to make sure it works. More Info
  • Mandatory 10-digit dialing begins Saturday
    25.15 – Lebanon Democrat – Some examples are life safety systems or medical devices, PBXs, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems or gates, speed dialers, … More Info
  • Jury Favors ADT’s Rival In $27M Alarm Trademark Suit
    26.15 – Law360 – Law360, New York – ADT LLC fell short Wednesday in its bid to recover $27 million in business it claimed it lost due to a … More Info
  • Consumer Reports: Protect Your Family with the Best Smoke ...
    26.15 – WILX-TV – Consumer Reports says you’re safest with an alarm that quickly detects both types of fire, such as the dual-sensor models it recommends: the Kidde PI2010 and … More Info
  • 10-digit dialing starts Saturday in Middle Tenn.
    27.15 – WBIR-TV – That equipment could include electronic telephone systems, fax machines, call forwarding and voicemail services, and alarm or security systems. “We just really … More Info
  • Implementing a Fire Protection Inspection, Testing, & Maintenance …
    1.15 – Occupational Health and Safety – Municipalities may also require facilities within their jurisdiction to be provided fire protection systems, such as sprinklers, alarms, and various special protection … More Info
  • Mandatory 10-digit dialing is here now
    1.15 – Macon county times – Some examples are life safety systems or medical devices, PBXs, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, gates, speed dialers, … More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Brief Description and Current Status
CTHB06911Text (PS) | An Act REQUIRING VERIFICATION TO REDUCE FALSE ALARMS. Section 1. Section 29-6c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective October 1, 2015 ):
Status: 2/27/2015 : Public Hearing 03/03
History CTHB06911Text
CTSB01012Text (PS) | An Act CONCERNING SMOKE ALARMS IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS. Section 1. Section 29-292 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective October 1, 2015 ):
Status: 2/27/2015 : Public Hearing 03/03
History CTSB01012Text
GAHB00427Text A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 38 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. Relating to operators of private detective businesses and private security businesses, so as to provide for definitions; to create the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies and Locksmiths; to provide for the membership, duties, and powers of such board; to provide for fees; to provide for the licensing of locksmiths; to provide for qualifications for licensing; to provide for certain documentation and records; to provide for identification cards; to provide for the maintenance of certain information; to prohibit certain acts; to provide for penalties and sanctions; to provide for exceptions; to provide for related matters; to provide effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status: Feb/24/2015 : House Second Readers.
History GAHB00427Text
ILHB03233Text 425 ILCS 60/3 from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 803 Amends the Smoke Detector Act. In a Section concerning the requirements of smoke detectors installed in a dwelling unit, provides that if a smoke detector is battery powered, then the battery must be non-replaceable, non-removable, and capable of powering the detector for a minimum of 10 years. Creates an exemption for dwelling units and hotels within municipalities with a population over 1,000,000 inhabitants. Effective on January 1, 2016.
Status: 2/25/2015 : House Referred to Rules Committee
History ILHB03233Text
ILSB01407Text 225 ILCS 447/20-10 225 ILCS 447/40-10 720 ILCS 5/24-2 Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Provides that an applicant for licensure as a private alarm contractor who has received a business degree from an accredited college or university shall be given credit for 2 years of required experience. Makes changes concerning the disciplinary grounds under the Act related to commission of a felony or a misdemeanor. Amends provisions of the Criminal Code of 2012 concerning exemptions to provisions concerning unlawful use of weapons by removing language limiting the exemptions for persons licensed under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004 who are commuting between their homes and places of employment to commuting that is accomplished within one hour from departure from home or place of employment. Effective immediately.
Status: 2/20/2015 : Senate Referred to Assignments
History ILSB01407Text
ILSB01787Text 55 ILCS 5/3-9005 from Ch. 34, par. 3-9005 225 ILCS 447/35-35 Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall issue a firearm control card to an elected or appointed State’s Attorney or the State’s Attorney’s designated assistant who has passed an approved firearm training course, has met all the requirements of the Act, and possesses a valid firearm owner identification card. Inserts a corresponding provision into the Counties Code.
Status: 2/20/2015 : Senate Referred to Assignments
History ILSB01787Text
ILSB01787Text 55 ILCS 5/3-9005 from Ch. 34, par. 3-9005 225 ILCS 447/35-35 Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall issue a firearm control card to an elected or appointed State’s Attorney or the State’s Attorney’s designated assistant who has passed an approved firearm training course, has met all the requirements of the Act, and possesses a valid firearm owner identification card. Inserts a corresponding provision into the Counties Code.
Status: 2/20/2015 : Senate Referred to Assignments
History ILSB01787Text
MIHB04255Text Amends sec. 2 of 2012 PA 580 (MCL 338.2182). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0161’15, SB 0162’15, SB 0164’15 Brett Roberts | Occupations; alarm systems; act requiring registration of security alarm providers; exclude security guard agencies responding to alarms.
Status: 2/26/2015 : referred to Committee on Regulatory Reform
History MIHB04255Text
MISB00162Text Amends title & secs. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 25, 26, 29, 31 & 33 of 1968 PA 330 (MCL 338.1052 et seq.), adds sec. 15a & repeals sec. 19 of 1968 PA 330 (MCL 338.1069). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0161’15, SB 0163’15, SB 0164’15 Darwin L. Booher | Occupations; security guards; security guard licensing under private security business and security alarm act; remove, and make general revisions.
History MISB00162Text
MISB00163Text Amends sec. 2 of 2012 PA 580 (MCL 338.2182). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0161’15, SB 0162’15, SB 0164’15 Darwin L. Booher | Occupations; alarm systems; act requiring registration of security alarm providers; exclude security guard agencies responding to alarms.
History MISB00163Text


State & National News

  • In historic vote, the FCC approves aggressive regulation of Internet providers
    26.15 – Washington Post – The Federal Communications Commission approved strict new rules for Internet providers Thursday in a historic vote that represents the government’s most aggressive attempt to make sure the Web remains a level playing field. More Info
  • IRS Announces Delay on HRA Penalties
    25.15 – NSBA – Last week, the IRS announced a delay in the enforcement of penalties on companies that continue to provide Health Reimbursement Accounts. More Info
  • Bill would allow Tennessee firms to opt out of workers’ compensation
    22.15 – Nashville Tennessean – The bill would make Tennessee the third state to give employers the option to set up individual workers’ compensation programs for employees who sustain injuries because of work. Texas and Oklahoma are the only two states that have opt-out programs. More Info
  • Why should they volunteer?
    18.15 – Multibrief – According the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, “Volunteering in the United States – 2013,” the volunteer rate from September 2012 to September 2013 was the lowest since the annual report began in 2002. More Info
  • Cold Weather Drives Crime Rate Down
    23.15 – SIA Update – Law-breaking slows when it’s cold, and picks up as the temperature rises. Reports from many of the places hit hardest by record-shattering cold, including those that rarely see ice or snow, seem to support the theory.  More Info
  • Telephone landline bill passes Kentucky House
    25.15 – Louisville Business First – at a cost of safety because 911 calls and home alarm systems rely on stand-alone basic service. In addition … More Info

Business Tips

  • How to Tell if You’re a Jerk at Work – WSJ
    22.15 – The Wall Street Journal – Most people are blissfully unaware of how they come across in the office. And it can cost them. If you’re … More Info
  • How to Address Workplace Fatigue
    19.15 – CIO Insight – Fatigue at work can impact productivity and efficiency, and this is a problem both employees and employers need to be aware of and address. More Info
  • Simple Tips on How to Become a Better Leader
    19.15 – CIO Insight – As a leader, it’s important to contribute your input as decisions are being made, and it’s equally important to stick by those decisions. More Info
  • Employers Look for Non-Verbal Cues at Job Interviews
    19.15 – Baseline – When interviewing job candidates, employers are looking for non-verbal cues to determine an interviewee’s level of professionalism and whether that person will be the right fit for the job. More Info
  • Tips on How to Spot Jerks Before They’re Hired
    26.15 – CIO Insight – Nearly one-half of surveyed IT workers would rather take a middle seat on an international flight than work with a jerk. More Info

Fire News

  • AL: Family escapes Ocean Springs house fire without injury
    1.15 – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com – Wykima Johnson remembers hearing her alarm in the early morning hours and … The beeping of a fire alarm could be your saving grace if you were to ever … More Info
  • AZ: Arizona woman can’t escape annoying smoke alarm
    23.15 – azcentral.com – You know that beeping noise your smoke detector makes when the batteries have run out? It’s annoying isn’t it? Imagine living with that noise all the time. More Info
  • BC: Fire sprinkler averts major downtown blaze
    27.15 – Coast Reporter – The fire department was automatically called by the monitored sprinkler/fire alarm system and the residents were alerted to the fire by the alarm bells. We were … More Info
  • CA: Fire damages Atwater apartment, but alarm alerts resident
    25.15 – Merced Sun-Star – A smoke alarm alerted a sleeping Atwater resident Wednesday afternoon to a fire growing in his kitchen, allowing the man time to report the blaze and escape … More Info
  • CA: Smoke alarm credited with saving Livermore homeowner’s life
    28.15 – Pleasanton Weekly – A smoke alarm awakened a sleeping homeowner in Livermore early Friday to a raging fire in the home’s garage, giving him enough time to escape the blaze … More Info
  • CT: Burst pipe closes Woodland
    23.15 – My Citizens News – The sprinkler alarm went off at about 4 a.m., and that’s when officials discovered the problem, he said. About 10 classrooms, a hallway and a teachers’ lounge … More Info
  • LA: Smoke detector allowed woman to escape house fire
    24.15 – WAFB.com – Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department say a smoke detector alarm allowed a woman to escape a house fire Monday night. The fire started just after 8 …More Info
  • ME: Fire at Waldoboro business damages tractors, garage
    23.15 – Bangor Daily News – “We were notified through the alarm company,” Smeltzer said. “It came in as a heat detector.” Heavy black smoke was visible when firefighters arrived, and they … More Info
  • ME: Waterville party shop saved by fire alarm
    26.15 – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel – Waterville — A party supply store on Sanger Avenue was damaged in a fire Wednesday night, and the fire chief said that an automated alarm system saved … More Info
  • OK: Oklahoma City man faces 10 counts of endangering life by arson
    23.15 – KOCO Oklahoma City – According to victims on the scene, the fire alarm at Cotton’s old apartment was going off, it was full of fumes, and smoke was coming from the kitchen. Also, fumes … More Info
  • ON: Kitchen fire lands female in hospital
    26.15 – www.insideottawavalley.com/ – “The occupant had also initiated the building’s fire alarm system to alert others … According to fire officials, the smoke alarm functioned in the apartment and the … More Info
  • OR: FD: Sprinklers, alarm saved SE Bend welding shop
    27.15 – KTVZ – Firefighters responded around 9:40 p.m. to a fire alarm sounding at Wilson Warehouses, a multi-tenant industrial complex, said Deputy … More Info
  • PA: Fog machine in art installation prompts false fire alarms
    26.15 – WTAE Pittsburgh – Flip through some photos of the three-alarm fire in Market Square taken by … of the fog bursts may be toned down to lessen the chance of future false alarms. More Info
  • VA: Family of five displaced by fire
    1.15 – WAVY-TV – The occupants of the home were alerted by a smoke alarm and were able to leave the home before firefighters arrived. The fire started in the laundry room and … More Info
  • VT: Smoke alarm evacuates Mill River Union High School
    27.15 – WCAX – School officials say the smoke alarm in the chemistry lab went off after an experiment. Students and staff left the building and huddled into the buses outside to … More Info

Crime News

  • AK: Burglary wave rises over the weekend
    24.15 – Juneau Empire – JPD received a report of an alarm at the Blockbuster on Mendenhall Mall Road at about 4:13 a.m. Sunday. Responding officers found the intruders weren’t able … More Info
  • AK: Wasilla man stops burglar
    26.15 – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman – His wife had called him while he was out to say the burglar alarm had gone off, which was particularly strange because it was a motion sensor inside the home … More Info
  • AL: Video catches burglars in the act
    23.15 – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com – “He took a hammer and knocked the door in and stepped over here and the motion detector picked him up, and I guess he panicked and tried to cut off the alarm … More Info
  • AR: Vandalism spree lands Dilbeck in prison
    26.15 – Baxter Bulletin – Shortly after midnight on that date, Mountain Home police responded to an alarm at the business. Sgt. Larry Caruso stopped a vehicle leaving the immediate … More Info
  • AZ: Documents: Arizona father arrested for child abuse, used plastic bag …
    27.15 – ABC15 Arizona – The security band on the baby’s arm set off an alarm and caused the hospital doors to lock, court documents show. Surveillance video showed Bristol then trying … More Info
  • CA: One of three Fossil watch burglars takes plea deal
    26.15 – Desert Dispatch- Police responded to a burglary alarm and found the shattered glass from a door and also several watch displays. Days later, police obtained information that … More Info
  • CT: Suspected Liquor Store Burglars Nabbed In Bristol
    26.15 – Hartford Courant – An alarm alerted officers to the burglary at D & D Liquor at 2:20 a.m., police said. When officers arrived, they saw that the front window had been … More Info
  • DE: Teen burglary suspect bites state trooper after arrest
    25.15 – The News Journal – The teen was taken into custody after troopers responded to a burglary alarm about 11:35 p.m. at the Trend Settaz store in Community Plaza, a shopping center … More Info
  • FL: Bank suspect may have robbed before
    27.15 – Daily Commercial – The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office received word of a bank alarm at about 2:45 p.m. at the Wells Fargo bank. More Info
  • FL: Burglary suspect fails to stop surveillance video in time
    25.15 – NBC2 News – The suspect is seen on video surveillance attempting to disarm the alarm system. Police would ask you to review the video and if you recognize this suspect of … More Info
  • FL: Man leads robbers to business, sets off alarm
    24.15 – WPEC – They took him to the business, and the man set off his alarm. The robbers took off after that. One of them jumped into the Intracoastal and was caught. The search … More Info
  • FL: Man tries to rob bank in Lady Lake
    24.15 – Daily Commercial – The department received word of a bank alarm at about 2:45 p.m. at the Wells Fargo bank. Lt. Bobby Caruthers said … More Info
  • GA: Body Cam Video: Man caught trying to rob grocery store
    26.15 – WJCL News – Port Wentworth Police interrupted the robbery when dispatched to the alarm call by an off-site security company that was watching surveillance footage from the … More Info
  • GA: Burglary suspect flees Bulloch County deputies
    25.15 – Statesboro Herald – Deputies responded to a commercial burglar alarm at a residence around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, and spotted a “blue Chevrolet Suburban … More Info
  • GA: Kay Jewelers burglarized at the Milledgeville Mall
    27.15 – 41 NBC News – On 02/26/2015 at approximately 4:24 AM, officers were dispatched to the Milledgeville Mall for an alarm going off inside Kay Jewelers. Officers arrived an scene … More Info
  • GA: Macon Kohl’s department store burglarized
    23.15 – 13WMAZ – Sheriff’s officials responded to the store’s alarm. The burglar was wearing a mask, according to surveillance video which was not available for the media Monday … More Info
  • GA: Police: Burglar entered Milledgeville Mall through roof
    26.15 – 13WMAZ – The suspect made it inside the store, but apparently got scared off when an alarm sounded, leaving empty-handed. Goodwin also says the doors to Belk were … More Info
  • GA: Sheriff’s Calls: Lottery Tickets Taken, Ga. Power Scam, RV Damaged
    25.15 – Patch.com – Burglary – Walton County Deputies responded to an alarm at a business on Hwy 138. It was discovered that the front window was broken. Lottery tickets were … More Info
  • HI: Inmate on work furlough arrested at burglary scene near Honolulu …
    25.15 – Honolulu Star-Advertiser – An alarm company detected an alarm system triggered at a business establishment on Tuesday night and notified the Honolulu Police Department. Officers went … More Info
  • IL: Morton Grove police blotter: Furnace stolen from backyard
    27.15 – Chicago Tribune – Someone attempted to break into a home on Feb. 19, police said. Police responded to the home after an alarm went off, … More Info
  • IL: Police Blotter: $36000 in goods stolen in Linden Avenue burglary
    1.15 – Chicago Tribune – 24, and stole more than $36,000 worth of goods without tripping the home’s burglar alarm. The losses included a Leica camera valued at $25,000, camera … More Info
  • KY: Burglary suspect arrested in Harrodsburg
    24.15 – Central Kentucky News – Elder and his dog were called out after Harrodsburg police responded to an alarm sounding about … More Info
  • KY: Drugs, cash taken from Lexington pharmacy, Speedway, police say
    26.15 – Lexington Herald Leader – Officers were called to C&C Pharmacy about 2:25 a.m. after a burglar alarm went off, Roberts said. They found that the front door had been … More Info
  • KY: Lexington Police Searching For Burglar Caught On Video
    27.15 – LEX18 Lexington KY News – Police say they received a call reporting an alarm at the Marathon station around 1:45 a.m. Video shows the burglar prying open the door … More Info
  • LA: Texas man booked in burglary of Hammond pharmacy, second …
    25.15 – The Advocate – That information led to Walker’s arrest Tuesday. Police had received an alarm call from the pharmacy Feb. 14 after a glass door was broken, Giannobile said. More Info
  • MA: 2 arrested in Fall River bank robbery
    23.15 – Providence Eyewitness News – Fall River officers responded to a holdup alarm at Saint Anne’s Credit Union at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Witnesses told officers … More Info
  • MA: Alleged burglar busted after phony 911 call
    26.15 – Barnstable Patriot – At 2:23 a.m., Barnstable police were dispatched to the site for a burglar alarm. Finding that the eatery had just been broken into, police set up a perimeter and … More Info
  • MA: Marlborough Police Log: OUI Arrest, Man Arrested for Assault and …
    25.15 – Patch.com – At 5:25 p.m. police responded to a burglar alarm at Ferguson Plumbing and Lighting. The building was checked and secured. At 5:59 p.m. … More Info
  • MA: Swampscott police log highlights
    25.15 – Wicked Local Swampscott – 8:46 a.m., Railroad Avenue. Alarm activation, accidental by cleaners. 8:47 a.m… More Info
  • MD: Davidsonville Homeowner Tries to Chase Down Theft Suspect
    24.15 – Patch.com – The victim said he was asleep and was awakened by the outside alarm. The victim went to the front door, and saw the motion light on the side of the house come … More Info
  • MI: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies investigate domestic …
    25.15 – MLive.com – At 8:30 a.m. Sergeant Watson responded in reference to a Commercial Alarm. At 9:10 a.m. Sergeant Watson … More Info
  • MS: Arrests made in burglary string
    25.15 – Dailyleader – At 6:07 a.m. Monday morning an officer on routine patrol heard an alarm go off at Hollywood Beauty Supply. Upon arrival to the store, … More Info
  • NC: Hickory Man Indicted in Connection to Mosteller Mansion Break-In
    25.15 – WHKY – He was indicted in connection to an incident on May 26 of last year when Police responded to an alarm at the historic Mosteller Mansion in Hickory. Some doors … More Info
  • NC: Teen charged in 3 burglaries
    27.15 – The Wilson Times – On Thursday at 2 a.m., police were dispatched to Jiffy Mart to an alarm. Officers found a burglary had occurred at the business. A K-9 conducted … More Info
  • NM: Mom sentenced for stealing hay with daughter
    27.15 – Carlsbad Current-Argus – The vehicle following Blackburn was the owner of that property who told police he was responding to an alarm that indicated his property had been breached. More Info
  • NY: Blotter: Police issue four snow/ice alerts
    26.15 – Shelter Island Reporter – Two burglary alarms were set off on Ram Island and in West Neck on February 18 and 23 respectively. One was activated after a brief power failure; there was … More Info
  • OH: Akron man accused of hitting Beachwood police car after shoplifting …
    25.15 – cleveland.com – A store security alarm sounded as he left the store, and he ran out of the mall and into the parking lot, according to a police report. Vinson got into a car, backed … More Info
  • OH: Burglars targeting animal shelters
    1.15 – Columbus Dispatch – 10 but took off with nothing after an alarm went off. In most instances, the burglars took small amounts of cash, but some agencies lost gift cards, electronics, … More Info
  • OH: Police seek tips on man who rigged Hobby Town door
    1.15 – Columbus Dispatch – The man disabled the alarm on the rear door of the store and positioned rubber bands so the door couldn’t be secured. The store’s owner discovered the … More Info
  • OH: Police seeking help identifying suspects in attempted ATM theft
    26.15 – Medina County Gazette – Because they didn’t enter the main store, they did not trigger the alarm. Video footage showed two men attaching the ATM to a chain. A possible third suspect … More Info
  • OK: Police searching for possible serial burglars
    25.15 – kfor.com – When the burglars returned to the cell phone store, the alarm did not go off again, since it had already gone off and police had checked the scene. While police … More Info
  • ON: Alarm heads-off burglary attempt
    25.15 – New Tecumseth Free Press – Nottawasaga OPP believe a residential alarm scared off an alleged break and enter attempt at an Essa Township residence Monday night. OPP reported this … More Info
  • ON: Police looking for help solving break-ins
    26.15 – www.parrysound.com – Killarney – On February 11, 2015 the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to an alarm at a cottage … More Info
  • PA: Carlisle crime spree gang jailed for 34 years
    26.15 – News & Star – Alarm systems were tampered with at the city’s Rex bingo hall in Denton Holme, a Spar shop and One Stop Store and a Co-op in … More Info
  • PA: DuBois man arrested on drug charges
    26.15 – The Courier-Express – 19, the Sandy Township Police Department responded to the Homewood Suites hotel located on Industrial Drive, DuBois. for an activated fire alarm. Officers … More Info
  • PA: Philly man gets prison term for Clifton pharmacy robbery
    24.15 – The Delaware County Daily Times – Sgts. John Chappelle and Christian Caputo responded to a silent alarm at the store and were told two black males made off with $30 in a 2001 dark Nissan … More Info
  • PA: Police chase man from scene of 2 burglaries
    1.15 – Sharonherald – Police said when they arrived at 7:40 p.m. Friday at a home for a report of a burglary alarm, they saw footprints in the … More Info
  • PA: Police in standoff at suburban Philadelphia gun store
    23.15 – Daily Local News – Officers say they saw the suspect on the roof of Mike’s Gun Shop and Sporting Goods in Levittown as they responded to an alarm around 2:30 a.m. Monday. More Info
  • PA: Police: Would-be burglar found hiding inside Somerton pharmacy
    28.15 – Philly.com – A man was found hiding inside a Northeast Philadelphia pharmacy Friday night after allegedly breaking into the store and setting off a burglary alarm. More Info
  • PA: Trio pleads guilty in Coatesville burglary
    28.15 – Daily Local News – The break-in, however, set off a police alarm, and at about 11 p.m. police Corporal Jonathan Shave responded to the alarm. He and another officer entered the … More Info
  • PA: Weird crime: Bathroom blackout earns man a night inside Edinboro …
    27.15 – GoErie.com – What we know: Police said they responded to an alarm at the Country Fair in Edinboro on Monday at about 4:45 a.m. and found a 25-year-old man locked inside … More Info
  • SC: Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Myrtle Beach liquor store
    28.15 – MyrtleBeachOnline.com – Officers were called in reference to vandalism when a security alarm went off about 3 a.m. at a liquor store. They arrested Gregory … More Info
  • SC: Names of 3 men arrested for Warrenville burglary that led to …
    25.15 – Aiken Standard – Deputies responded Tuesday afternoon after a resident called about his alarm company alerted him of an intrusion to his home. More Info
  • SC: SC deputies seek vandals who killed chickens worth $1.7M
    28.15 – The State – Garett says the criminal is familiar with the type of alarm systems used in the chicken houses. The alarms also control the heat, air conditioning and ventilation … More Info
  • SC: Update: Three arrested for Warrenville burglary, police pursuit
    24.15 -NBC26.tv – The homeowner reportedly told police that his alarm company had notified him of an intrusion. When deputies arrived on the scene, they saw three men running … More Info
  • TX: Bank robbery at Wells Fargo on Dairy Ashford
    25.15 – KHOU – Houston – Police are investigating a bank robbery after a panic alarm went off at the Wells Fargo bank. The alarm went off around … More Info
  • TX: Midland animal clinic alarm leads to arrests in county
    25.15 – Midland Daily News – An alarm at an animal clinic in the city led to arrests in the county overnight, Midland Police report. City officers responded to an alarm at an animal clinic in the … More Info
  • TX: Suspect tracked, jailed after B&E attempt at Sanford business
    24.15 – Midland Daily News – The Midland County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies responded to an alarm at the Pineview Grocery at 12:09 a.m. Saturday. At the … More Info
  • TX: Unarmed man who was killed by Grapevine officer had ignored …
    23.15 – Dallas Morning News – The shooting occurred after Clark was dispatched about 6:20 p.m. to a business alarm at Academic Health Plan. The call … More Info
  • VA: Police investigating another burglary at Gloucester County Pawn Shop
    25.15 – wtkr.com – Deputies responded to an alarm at the business and found signs of forced entry through a door. The investigation revealed three masked suspects entered the … More Info
  • VA: Two men accused of stealing vehicle, robbing 87-year-old woman’s …
    25.15 – wtkr.com – No one on the line responded, but a burglar alarm call came from the same home. Officers went out to check on the resident there and when they arrived, they … More Info
  • WA: Suspicious door-to-door salesman reported | King County Sheriff’s …
    25.15 – Maple Valley Reporter – It was reported that an unknown suspect broke a side window near the front entry setting off the alarm. It appeared the suspect fled after the alarm triggered … More Info

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