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March 28, 2016

Door to Door Sales

  • Beware of door-to-door alarm salesman ploy
    3.23.16 – Tucson News Now – The salesman was with The Alarm Guys. He had Ellis sign a new contract, installed all new equipment, and agreed in writing to cover all of Ellis’ costs of …More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Vallejo City Council mulls reducing false alarm fees
    3.23.16 – Vallejo Times Herald – Lee Horton said the ordinance is no longer effective because local citizens are either not using alarms, not installing them or requesting that police not respond … More Info

Industry News

  •  Industry Mourns the Loss of Tom Smith
    3.24.16- SDM – Founder of Security Inc. and industry icon Tom Smith died March 21, 2016, in Bethesda, Md. More Info
  • ADS Security expands North Carolina market with latest acquisition
    3.23.16 – SSN – Nashville, TN – ADS Security, a super-regional headquartered here, has acquired customer accounts from Central Carolina Security of Sanford, N.C., and will retain the Sanford location, marking the 20th branch for ADS. More Info
  • Officials encourage start of 10 digit dialing
    3.21.16 – WISH-TV – Some examples are life safety systems, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, gates, speed dialers, mobile phone contact lists, call … More Info
  • CRM designed by dealers for dealers attracts major players
    3.23.16 – Security Systems News – FillQuick finished an integration with Monitronics in February and an integration withAlarm.com last fall. UCC and AvantGuard were both integrated last year. More Info
  • Why There’s No Reason to Offer POTS-Connected Alarm Systems
    3.24.16 – Security Sales & Integration – Why There’s No Reason to Offer POTS-Connected Alarm Systems. Security dealers need to keep up with new technology in order to fulfill their responsibilities to .. More Info
  • New home security system learns your lighting patterns
    3.25.16 – Washington Post- In that same survey, participants said the features they most expected to see on a smart home were security (such as alarm systems), temperature, lighting and… More Info
  • State of the Market: Alarm Systems
    3.4.16 – SDM – The economy is up and so are sales and expectations. But it’s an election year; there is more competition than ever in the residential space; and dealers are working hard … More Info
  • The Electronic Security Industry Partners With Law Enforcement
    3.4.16 – SDM – Through its now extensive network of video surveillance cameras, the electronic security industry has become a true partner with law enforcement. … More Info

Business Tips

  • Keep Your Enemies Close: When to Suck It Up and Partner with Competitors
    3.26.16 – CI – More than ever, companies that compete for work on most occasions are combining forces on other projects. If you’re not doing it yet, you will be. Here’s how to make it work for you, your competitor and, most importantly, the client. More Info
  • Want to Gain Media Exposure? Follow These 11 Tips
    3.24.16 – CI -Integrators and consultants are natural thought-leaders and capable of producing valuable content to build their brands. But there are tricks to the content trade. More Info
  • 6 Most Common Business Errors Made by CE Pros
    3.25.16 – CEPro – Misaligned ‘counting’ practices, poor bidding, uneven cash management, inconsistent sales practices and low labor productivity are the most frequent business errors among integrators, according to two top consultants. More Info
  • Does Your Security Business Accommodate What Customers Want?
    3.25.16 – CEPro – Security dealers are wrapped in trying to figure out which business venture to tackle next. Stepping back and thinking from an end user’s perspective can help lead businesses on the right track. More Info

Fire News

  • IL: Fire code problems force SAE out of house
    3.24.16 – The Scout – The fraternity had a party March 5, and the fire alarm went off because a non-student guest was smoking a hookah in one of the rooms. According to BUPD chief … More Info
  • MD: Smoke triggers fire alarms at Parkside High School
    3.24.16 – Delmarva Daily Times – Early this morning school administration found a fire alarm going off in the building due to smoke in the lower level, according to an email from spokesperson … More Info
  • MD: Smoke alarm alerts occupants to Denton house fire
    3.24.16 – WMDT – The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says the fire started just after 4:35 AM, at a two story home on Smith Landing Road, and a smoke alarm alerted the … More Info
  • MN: Winona fire calls for March 16-22: Port-a-potties torched, downed …
    3.25.16 – Winona Daily News- 6:44 a.m. — Department responded for an active alarm. Upon investigation WFD found the alarm was accidentally activated … More Info
  • MO: Firefighters respond to alarm at Llywelyn’s pub in St. Charles o …
    3.23.16 – KMOV.com – Around 2:30 a.m., first responders reported the alarms were sounding and sprinklers had been activated at the restaurant … More Info
  • MT: Norris gas station damaged in fire
    3.25.16 – KBZK Bozeman News- “My husband got a call that the alarm had gone off so he came down to check the alarm and there was smoke billowing out of the window over there, and the fire … More Info
  • NY: Man accused of making dozens of false alarm calls to Queens building
    3.24.16 – WABC-TV – A man accused of making dozens of false alarm calls to a building in Queens is under … Kenneth Campbell, 47, is accused of making 36 false alarm calls to … More Info
  • TN: Chattanooga firefighters save Carrabba’s Restaurant
    3.21.16 – WTVC – Chattanooga Fire Department spokesman Bruce Garner says when an automatic fire alarm activated at 2:03 a.m. at Carrabba’s Italian Grill … More Info
  • TX: Bryan smoke testing causes false alarm for house fire
    3.21.16 – KBTX – “I noticed it was starting to come into the bedroom, and my smoke alarm went off. Then I noticed it was in all the other rooms, so I called 911 because I didn’t .. More Info

Crime News

  • AB: Owner reflects on store break-in
    3.21.16 – Sherwood Park News – Srinivasan also said his alarm company didn’t call him when the alarm was cut from the utilities room – the alarm was never able to go off, resulting in no signal. More Info
  • AK: Video shows thief burglarizing new electronics shop in Midtown …
    3.25.16 – KTUU.com- “At ten minutes after 1 a.m. yesterday, I get a call from the security company saying the motion detector went off and that set the alarm off,” Stansbury told KTUU. More Info
  • AL: Business’ alarm causes problems for some Opelika residents
    3.21.16 – WRBL – She told News 3 that for the past couple of years, the alarm at the store goes off, either waking or keeping up people in the neighborhood.” The next day, I’m at … More Info
  • AL: Cherokee County teen jailed for burglary
    3.24.16 – AL.com – Sheriff Jeff Shaver said officers responded to an alarm at Spring Garden General Store early Sunday, March 13. Someone had fired a shot into the front door of … More Info
  • CA: Arcadia police chief shares 5 crime prevention tips
    3.23.16 – The Pasadena Star-News – Install a monitored burglary alarm system — the majority of burglaries have been in homes without security systems. • If your alarm goes off, send the police… More Info
  • CA: Burglary suspect steals medication, money from Ventura pharmacy
    3.24.16 – Ventura County Star – City of Ventura Police Department officers responded to a burglary alarm at 2:50 a.m. on Thursday at Cabrillo Pharmacy. More Info
  • CA: Fremont County Sheriff’s Office blotter: Gun pointed during road rage …
    3.22.16 – Canon City Daily Record- Deputies responded to The Fremont County Admin Building on a silent panic alarm. Deputies made contact and the alarm was accidental. Michelle … More Info
  • CA: Keyes burglary nets prison term
    3.24.16 – The Turlock Journal – When the owner arrived to check on the alarm he could see the burglar inside the business. The defendant was wearing blue socks over his hands in an attempt … More Info
  • CO: Cañon City Police Department Blotter: Party issued citation for …
    3.25.16 – Canon City Daily Record- Officers responded on a report of a business alarm. Information was gathered for a report. … More Info
  • CO: Deputies respond to burglar alarm, rollover
    3.24.16 – Journal Advocate- A deputy was dispatched in regards to a burglar alarm. Upon arrival everything checked out to be ok. March 19. At 6:26 a.m. a … More Info
  • CT: Home Burglar-Alarm Codes Stolen in String of Fairfield Car Break …
    3.23.16 – Patch.com – Fairfield, CT – A string of car break-ins were reported overnight Monday in Fairfield and a list of home burglar-alarm codes and the addresses of clients of a … More Info
  • CT: Recent Burglaries Prompt Increased Police Patrols In Newtown …
    3.25.16 – Patch.com- Further details on the burglaries were not released, however, police reported earlier this week a K9 unit was called to Jane Chapman Dr. after an alarm activated .. More Info
  • DE: Man arrested after exposing self in parking lot
    3.21.16 – ThisWeekNews – Officers responded to a burglary alarm about 10 p.m. March 8 at a business. Investigators determined someone tripped … More Info
  • GA: Burglary, theft rates across midstate keep investigators hustling
    3.24.16 – The Telegraph – Russell’s alarm system was operating during her last break-in at 5:48 p.m., but … By the time she got the message at work, called back the alarm company and … More Info
  • GA: Comics worth over $200K stolen from Macon store
    3.27.16 – FOX 5 Atlanta – The burglar used a crowbar to get in the front door, then ripped out and cut wires to the alarm system. Peavy says the burglar stole the store’s safe containing … More Info
  • IA: Brick thrown through window crashes through glass shelf
    3.23.16 – KCCI Des Moines – Firefighters were sent to USA Nail Supplies at 2:15 a.m. after an alarm went off. They found no fire but a front window had been broken … More Info
  • IL: Burglar alarm leads to drug charge for 25-year-old Buffalo Grove man
    3.25.16 – Chicago Tribune – A burglar alarm led to a felony drug-possession charge last week for a Buffalo Grove man, according to police. On March 18, officers responded to a residential … More Info
  • IN: Police investigate burglary after pickup truck smashes back door of …
    3.25.16 – Fox 59- Officers were dispatched around 3 a.m. Friday in response to a business alarm. When they arrived on scene, officers say … More Info
  • LA: Man accused of trying to break into pawn shop
    3.22.16 – Daily Comet – Upon investigation, they learned that the suspect had thrown a concrete block through the door but ran away from the shop when the alarm sounded. Neal was … More Info
  • LA: Watch suspect in string of Marigny burglaries: NOPD video
    3.25.16 – NOLA.com- March 16, A man was informed of a burglar alarm at his residence. He returned to find a front window broken and several dresser … More Info
  • MA: Canton Police Log
    3.22.16 – Wicked Local – 3.22.16 – 7:03 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. The building was checked and secured. 8 p.m. More Info
  • MA: Littleton police reports, March 10 to 17
    3.24.16 – Wicked Local – 12:42 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at Littleton Middle School. 6:48 p.m.: An animal complaint was reported at Romanow. More Info
  • MA: Police charge Somerset man with breaking into liquor store
    3.24.16 – WPRI 12 Eyewitness News – According to police, Westport officers responded to an alarm at Country Liquors around 2:45 a.m. Responding officers discovered … More Info
  • MA: Police logs (3/14-3/20): Larcenies and dumping
    3.21.16 – mysouthborough – 0812 hrs – Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a residence. … More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire Pair of city women face assault charges
    3.21.16 – Gloucester Daily Times – 6:06 a.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at the Intershell seafood processing plant in … responded to Spring Street after a residential fire alarm was activated. More Info
  • MB: Winnipeg store owners fed up by repeated thefts, vandalism
    3.25.16 – CBC.ca- Dunlop said his alarm system was supposed to detect broken glass but for some reason did not go off until the thief exited the store through the back door. More Info
  • MI: Break In alarm leads to Marijuana grow operation
    3.21.16 – UpperMichigansSource.com – Iron Mountain — Just before 1 a.m. Monday Troopers from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post responded to a Breitung Township business to … More Info
  • MI: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies respond to 46 calls for …
    3.25.16 – MLive.com- 8:39 a.m., Deputy Thomas responded to Moscow Road for an alarm at Hanover Horton Church. 9:07 a.m.,… More Info
  • NC: Wilmington Police Department investigates two robberies
    3.24.16 – StarNewsOnline.com – When an employee unlocked the door, the burglar alarm sounded. The gunman threatened the worker to disable the alarm, but the employee was unable and … More Info
  • NC: WPD searching for attempted armed robbery suspect
    3.24.16 – Home – WSFX – When one of the victims attempted to open the front entrance, the alarm sounded. When the employee was unable to turn off the alarm, the suspect threatened … More Info
  • ND: Early Morning Restaurant Burglary
    3.21.16 – WDAZ – If you would like more information about alarm or surveillance systems to keep your home or business safe, you can contact your local law enforcement. – More Info
  • NH: Manchester Police activity log; March 7-13
    3.24.16 – The Manchester Journal – March 9: 09:33 Responded to Depot St for a burglary alarm. … More Info
  • NJ: Police seek burglar who cut alarm system during restaurant heist
    3.22.16 – NJ.com- “While inside, the male cut the wires to the alarm system and was able to gain access to a rear office, where he then stole $800 in cash,” borough police said … More Info
  • NJ: Police: Nutley man caught in the act burglarizing Rutherford apartment
    3.23.16 – NorthJersey.com – On Tuesday, March 22, the Rutherford Police Department Dispatch received a call of an activated burglar alarm at an apartment … More Info
  • NM: Public Record
    3.24.16 – Artesia Daily Press – 5:49 a.m. – Officer dispatched in reference to a burglary alarm. … More Info
  • OH: Clark County Sheriff’s deputies looking for VFW break-in suspects
    3.25.16 – WKEF ABC 22 – “The alarm did go off, but they continued to pry open the door. They broke the lock and must have as soon as the alarm went off, they quickly took off.” The sheriff … More Info
  • OH: Kern County Sheriff’s activity for March 18
    3.21.16 – Taft Midway Driller – 1:22 pm, deputies responded to an alarm activation. 1:47 pm, deputy assisted counter traffic at Taft Substation. 2:13 pm, deputy … More Info
  • OH: Police investigate morning break-ins at 2 Dayton stores
    3.21.16 – WHIO – Dayton police were first dispatched to the Shell gas station around 4 a.m. after receiving an alarm from the business. Officers said the … More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    3.23.16 – Circleville Herald – Perimeter door alarm activation at Savings Bank. … W.H. International advised of activated alarm at Wellmans. Officer on scene advised all okay. More Info
  • OH: Police respond to lights in the woods, and suspicious activity …
    3.23.16 – cleveland.com – Alarm, County Line Road: After being dispatched to a home alarm 9:35 a.m. March 20, the officer found an unlocked basement door. The basement appeared … More Info
  • OH: Repeat burglar pleads no contest again
    3.21.16 – Taft Midway Driller – Johnson was arrested by Taft Police in the early morning hours on March 7 after officers responded to a burglar alarm at a business … More Info
  • OK: Thieves target lottery tickets at Kong’s Korner
    3.26.16 – Claremore Daily Progress – Rogers County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a burglar alarm at 4:31 a.m. at Kong’s Korner convenience store … More Info
  • ON: A 32-year-old man was arrested after the incident
    3.23.16 – Chatham Daily News – Her departure activated a store alarm and police called and given a description and direction … Police were immediately called as the store alarm was activated. More Info
  • PA: GANT Police Blotter
    3.24.16 – Gant Daily – Police responded to an alarm. Upon arrival police found everything to be OK. Police responded to the Hillsdale area for a report about a … More Info
  • PA: Televisions taken in burglary at Byars
    3.23.16 – Philadelphia Neshoba Democrat – “We do have an alarm system but it wasn’t triggered in the area where those televisions were,” she said, noting that this was their first burglary since it was … More Info
  • TN: Suspect disarms alarm systems to burglarize homes in Hopkinsville
    3.21.16 – Clarksville Now – Officers have received information about an unidentified male suspect who tells home owners with alarm systems that their systems are in need of new parts to … More Info
  • TN: Two Charged With Aggravated Burglary
    3.25.16 – Local Memphis – Taregnton Rogers, Anfernee Tally, and a 17-year-old were caught after the homeowner’s alarm captured video of the burglary which led investigators to a … More Info
  • TX: Break-in at Pflugerville Best Buy leads to car and foot chase
    3.23.16 – KEYE TV – Pflugerville Police responded to an alarm early Wednesday morning at the Best Buy. When officers arrived around 2:58 … More Info
  • TX: Burglary suspect caught walking around inside Jones HS
    3.25.16 – KHOU.com – The school’s alarm company alerted authorities to the break-in, and the first officer on the scene said he saw the man walking around in a classroom. The man … More Info
  • TX: Man charged with burglary of Houston Walgreens
    3.21.16 – KTRK-TV – Around 2am last night, police say a suspect set off an alarm at a Walgreens at. HPD arrived on scene and spotted an adult male fleeing the … More Info
  • TX: Police arrest 4 after pawn shop burglary
    3.25.16 – KVUE.com – Then, around 2:15 a.m. Thursday, another burglary alarm was tripped, this time at a Logan’s Roadhouse. Police said a suspect … More Info
  • VA: Men crash on Midlothian Turnpike after Chesterfield auto theft
    3.21.16 – wtvr.com – Chesterfield County, Va — Four men were arrested after a car theft at a Chesterfield auto dealership. Police were called to an alarmat VA Cars, in the … More Info
  • VT: Bennington Police: Credit union robber arrested, others facing …
    3.25.16 – Berkshire Eagle – On Friday at 12:50 p.m., police received an alarm notice at the Heritage Family Credit Union. Upon arrival, they learned that a male entered … More Info
  • WA: Lewiston police look for woman who allegedly robbed Shopko
    3.21.16 – KXLY Spokane – The police department says it responded to an alarm at the Shopko around 9:30 Sunday night. Police discovered that the alarm had been … More Info
  • WA: March 19: Moses Lake police
    3.21.16 – iFIBER One News – 1:29 p.m. – Polhamus Heating – Police responded to a false burglary alarm…. More Info
  • WA: Mountlake Terrace police blotter: March 18-24
    3.25.16 – MLT News – The employee said the business does have an audible alarm that may have gone off and scared the suspect(s) before they took anything. The alarm company … More Info
  • WA: Police busy with rash of pharmacy break-ins in county
    3.24.16 – HeraldNet – Less than an hour earlier, an alarm in Everett sent police to the Shiraz Specialty Pharmacy where the front window was … More Info

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