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March 9, 2015

Door to Door Sales

  • Alarm company switch sets off warning
    3.3.15 – The News-Press – About six weeks ago, someone from Protection 1, a security and alarm company, came to Agnew’s home. Agnew recognized he wasn’t from ADT, the company… More Info
  • Telecom gripes top 2014 Connecticut consumer complaint list
    3.4.15 – Middletown Press – The remaining 46 percent involved issues ranging from alarm systems to modeling agencies as well as weight control products. In some cases, Carveth said the … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AL: Police department ceases monitoring
    2.20.15 – SSN – The Enterprise, Ala. police department will discontinue alarm monitoring of residences and commercial business. More Info
  • KS: Wichita has 7304 false alarm calls since October
    3.6.15 – KSN-TV – WICHITA, Kansas – Since Oct. 1, 2014, the City of Wichita has had over 7,643 alarm calls. Of those, only 339 were valid. The numbers are down from the year … More Info
  • MN: Brainerd City Council: First reading held in possible fire department …
    3.3.15 – Brainerd Daily Dispatch – Two false alarms would be allowed per year, per business address. A third false alarm could cost $100, a fourth could cost $150 and a fifth or more could cost … More Info
  • TX: Dallas ISD trustees want carbon monoxide detectors in all schools
    3.5.15 – Dallas Morning News – Benson said the detectors could be connected to fire alarm systems to automatically notify authorities in case of an emergency. Detectors can also be purchased … More Info
  • VA: Town encourages residents, businesses to register alarms
    3.8.15 – Southwest Virginia Today -Many local citizens and businesses have security alarm systems installed in their residential or business structures to assist in protecting their property from … More Info

Industry News

  • Choosing a home security system
    3.2.15 – ABC 10 News NOW – Protecting your home from unwanted intruders is serious business. A modern alarm system with high-quality wireless equipment can be installed for about $700, More Info
  • Glasses Foil Facial Recognition Software
    3.4.15 – SIA – Facial recognition software is growing both in use and sophistication, which is why security firm AVG has revealed what it refers to as “invisibility glasses.” More Info
  • Latest Trend in Security & Home Automation: DIY Installed, Pro Monitored
    3.4.15- CEPro- We saw it at CES 2015, we’ll see it at ISC 2015: Leaders like Honeywell and ADT are mulling DIY channels for their professionally monitored security and home automation systems. More Info
  • Lawsuit: 100000 Washington chickens died when alarm failed
    3.4.15 – The Seattle Times – A lawsuit filed by an Oregon egg producer says an alarm system failed during an electrical malfunction that halted ventilation at a brooder building in … More Info
  • Consumer, DIY Home-Monitoring Cameras a Market to Watch
    3.5.15 – SIA – Consumer awareness of video surveillance and home-video monitoring is increasing, said a new report by IHS. IHS forecast more than 11 million consumer and DIY network cameras will be shipped worldwide in 2015. More Info
  • Monitronics makes $67m DIY buy
    3.3.15 – SSN – Dallas – Monitronics acquired a provider of professionally monitored DIY home security systems for $67 million. John Orr tells SSN why Moni likes the DIY business. More Info
  • Complete Home is key to Guardian’s California growth strategy
    3.3.15 – SSN – Fresno, Calif. – Complete Home Security and Services, a newly authorized dealer for Guardian Protection Services, plans to expand Guardian’s coverage on the West Coast in the next few months. More Info
  • How Desperate Is Hiring Situation? Felons Are Welcome
    3.5.15 – CEPro – Integrators are so desperate to hire quality employees that openly encouraging convicted felons to apply is on the table. More Info
  • Myth Buster: Alarm Battery Chirps Aren’t Pre-Programmed to …
    3.6.15 – CNNMoney – As a smoke alarm’s battery nears end of life, the amount of power it produces causes an internal resistance. A drop in room temperature increases this … More Info
  • FTC: New area code means 10-digit dialing for all local calls
    3.8.15 – Manning Live – Some examples are life safety systems, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, gates, speed dialers, phone system speed dial or … More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Brief Description and Current Status
Status: 3/4/2015 : Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on CITY, COUNTY & LOCAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE- HOUSE
History ARHB01619Text
Status: 3/5/2015 : In accordance with House Rule 39 Read the first time and referred to the Committee on HOUSE JOURNAL; ENGROSSED AND ENROLLED BILLS
History ARHB01693Text
Status: 3/5/2015 : Returned by the Committee, with the recommendation that it Do Pass
History ARSB00796Text
CAAB01097Text Holden | An act to add Section 7599.56 to the Business and Professions Code, and to amend Sections 1633.3 and 1689.5 of the Civil Code, Relating to alarm companies.
Status: 02/27/2015 : Introduced. To print.
History CAAB01097Text
ILHB04056Text Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may deny issuance, refuse to renew, or restore or may reprimand, place on probation, suspend, revoke, or take other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action against any license, registration, permanent employee registration card, may impose a fine not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, and may assess costs for conviction of any felony (currently, a felony in federal court). Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 concerning the exemption from certain provisions of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes. Eliminates the one hour commuting limitation for legally carrying their firearms for persons licensed as private security contractors, private detectives, or private alarm contractors, or employed by a private security contractor, private detective, or private alarm contractor agency licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, if their duties include the carrying of a weapon under the provisions of the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Provides that these licensed persons, employees, and guards must carry their firearm control card at all times when they are in possession of a concealable weapon permitted by their firearm control card. Status: 2/27/2015 : House Referred to Rules Committee History ILHB04056Text
MDHB01255Text Maryland Locksmith Act – Public Lists of Licensees – Remedies for Violations | Sponsored by: Impallaria
Status: 9/30/2014 : Pre-filed
History MDHB01255Text
NYAB05672Text By Finch | Amd S606, Tax L Enacts “Averyana’s law”; provides a tax credit for the purchase and installation of certain smoke alarms which incorporate photoelectric technology including but not limited to: photoelectric detectors; dual photoelectric/ionization detectors; and photoelectric/carbon monoxide detectors.
Status: 03/03/2015 : referred to ways and means
History NYAB05672Text
NYAB05705Text By Hooper (MS) | Amd S615, Tax L Permits a state income tax deduction for home security devices, including but not limited to exterior lighting, burglar and fire alarms and sprinkler systems installed by the owner occupant of a one, two or three family home for an amount not to exceed $500.
Status: 03/03/2015 : referred to ways and means
History NYAB05705Text
OKSB00380Text Alarm and Locksmith Industry Act; adding certain exemption; requiring background check; limiting access. Effective date.
Status: 03/04/2015 : coauthored by Sharp
History OKSB00380Text
TXHB02161Text Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations.
Status: 03/02/2015 : H Filed
History TXHB02161Text
TXHB02162Text Relating to municipal regulation of the use of alarm systems and camera systems; authorizing a municipal fee.
Status: 03/02/2015 : H Filed
History TXHB02162Text
USHR00279Text To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to limit the authority of the Federal Communications Commission over providers of broadband Internet access service. Sponsor – Rep Latta, Robert E.. Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to exclude from the definition of “common carrier” (regulated by the Federal Communications Commission [FCC] under the common carrier regulatory authority provided under title II of such Act) a provider of an information service or of advanced telecommunications capability when engaged in the provision of such service or capability. Classifies broadband Internet access service as an “information service” under such Act (regulated by the FCC under title I of such Act using what is commonly referred to as a general “ancillary jurisdiction” to regulate only as may be necessary in the execution of its statutory functions). Defines “broadband Internet access service” as a mass-market retail service by wire or radio that provides the capability to transmit data to, and receive data from, all or substantially all Internet endpoints, including any capabilities that are incidental to, and enable the operation of, the communications service, but excluding dial-up Internet access service. Provides for such definition to include a service utilizing advanced telecommunications capability under the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Prohibits a provider of an information service from being: (1) treated as a telecommunications carrier when engaged in the provision of an information service, or (2) required to offer such service or any component of such service as a telecommunications service. Excludes from the definition of: (1) “telecommunications carrier” (treated as a common carrier only to the extent that it is engaged in providing telecommunications services, except that the FCC determines whether the provision of fixed and mobile satellite service is treated as common carriage) a provider of an information service or of advanced telecommunications capability; and (2) “telecommunications service” any service that is an information service, any component of an information service, or advanced tele
1/16/2015 : Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
History USHR00279Text
USHR01106Text To amend section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to provide that such section does not authorize the Federal Communications Commission to preempt the laws of certain States relating to the regulation of municipal broadband, and for other purposes. Sponsor – Rep Blackburn, Marsha.
2/26/2015 : Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
WAHB01824Text Promoting fire safety with long-life smoke detection devices.
Status: Mar 3, 2015 : Placed on second reading by Rules Committee
Video: Feb 18, 2015 House Local Government at 8:00 AM
History WAHB01824Text


State & National News

  • KY: Kentucky Senate approves phone deregulation bill, sends it to …
    3.2.15 – Lexington Herald Leader – He submitted a letter from the Alarm Industry Communications Committee in Vienna, Va., raising concerns about wireless phone service not being compatible … More Info
  • FCC rules on net neutrality; Do states get a say?
    3.3.15 – National Journal – Among the many details of the FCC’s net-neutrality plan that remain vague is the role of states in implementing the regulations, setting in a modern context one of the oldest debates in American politics: the overlapping and sometimes conflicting roles of state and federal government. More Info
  • TX: Texas City Hires ‘SEAL Security’
    3.5.15 – SIA – In 2012, the city of Sharpstown, Texas, made the controversial decision not to renew its contract with the local police department and instead hire a private security firm to combat crime. Read More More Info
  • Fastest growing big cities are in the South and West
    3.4.15 – The Washington Post – The fastest-growing big cities in the nation are concentrated in the South and West.. More Info
  • Jobs report: Employment jumps in February
    3.6.15 – USA TODAY – The economy added 295,000 new jobs in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, blasting past economists’ expectations of 240,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 5.5% from 5.7% in January, the lowest since May 2008, when the rate was 5.4%. More Info
  • FCC Vote Imposes Net Neutrality Rules Sure to Face Legal Blockade
    2.26.15 – eWeek – The Federal Communications Commission did exactly what President Obama requested. But that doesn’t mean he got enforceable network neutrality rules. More Info

Business Tips

  • How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
    2.27.15 – Commercial Integrator – There’s an untapped wealth of intelligence and capability in your company. Here’s how to access and develop it, starting now. More Info
  • Thinking Outside the Box to Attract Top Talent
    3.2.15 – Baseline – Companies need to think of outside-the-box perks to entice potential job candidates and develop communications strategies to gain recognition in their communities. More Info
  • Fatigue Is a Factor in Many Workplace Mistakes
    2.19.15 – CIOInsight – Worker fatigue has grown so pervasive that it’s considered a bigger productivity distraction than social media, according to a new study. More Info
  • Manager vs. Leader: What’s the Difference, Anyway?
    3.4.15 – Commercial Integrators – Integrators, learn to leave the role of ‘friend’ and even ‘manager’ behind and become the leader of your team. More Info

Fire News

  • AL: No emergency but smoke reported at Spanish Fort High School …
    3.5.15 – AL.com – Students at Spanish Fort High School had to leave their classrooms Thursday morning as firefighters responded to an alarm shortly before 8 a.m., according to … More Info
  • BC: Quick response to smoke alarm prevents house fire
    3.6.15 – Williams Lake Tribune – At around 1:30 p.m. the fire department responded after an alarm company reported that a residential smoke alarm was going off at a home … More Info
  • MA: Car Reported Stolen, Road Rage Box Cutter Incident, CO Alarm
    3.7.15 – Patch.com – At 7:53 a.m., a woman reported her carbon monoxide alarm began sounding some time while she was out walking her dog. No readings were found. At 10:06 … More Info
  • MA: Town Police/Fire: Essex fire call approves false alarm
    3.5.15 – Gloucester Daily Times – The Essex Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at a Grove Street residence at … Responders, however, found the alarm was triggered by a problem with a … More Info
  • MI: Water main break causing mess at Detroit strip club
    3.5.15 – WXYZ – Fire crews did arrive to check on an alarm, but they left after they realized it was just a water main break. The owner is scrambling to try and save as much stuff as … More Info
  • MN: False alarm at Westwood Elementary
    3.2.15 – SW News Media – WestWood Elementary had a short student evacuation today, March 2, after a faulty duct smoke detector in the gym’s fan unit set off the school’s fire alarm. More Info
  • NV: 27 people displaced after apartment fire near Eastern and Stewart
    3.3.15 – KTNV – Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — A smoke alarm is being credited with alerting a sleeping family of a fire in their downtown apartment Tuesday morning. 27 people are … More Info
  • NV: Paul Culley School evacuated after smoke alarm activates
    3.2.15 – KLAS-TV – Las Vegas – Students at Paul Culley Elementary School were evacuated Monday morning after one of the school’s smoke alarms activated, according to Las … More Info
  • NY: Friends Remember Teen who Died in Penfield Fire
    3.2.15 – WROC-TV – Deputies say Fitzpatrick’s mother heard the smoke alarm and found her son and the fridge on fire in the garage. When the fire department arrived she had … More Info
  • OH: Covington family saved by newly purchased CO detector
    3.4.15 – WDTN – On Tuesday evening, the family was relaxing at home when the CO alarm began to sound. Hutchinson thought that maybe the newly-purchased alarm had a … More Info
  • ON: Early morning fire alarm in Sarnia
    3.3.15 – Sarnia Observer – Careless smoking was behind an early morning fire alarm at an apartment Tuesday, Sarnia firefighters say. One tenant was taken to hospital for observation, … More Info
  • TN: Cats’ heating pads ignite flames at N. Knox apartments
    3.6.15 – Knoxville News Sentinel – Smoke alarms were sounding in the building that houses 12 units and someone already had activated an alarm pull station, prompting residents to evacuate the … More Info
  • TN: Spring Hill students evacuate as officials investigate pulled fire alarm
    3.4.15 – WSMV Nashville – Spring Hill, TN. -. Students have been evacuated from a school in Spring Hill after the fire alarm was pulled… More Info
  • TX: Levels of carbon monoxide displaces residents
    3.7.15 – KRIS Corpus Christi News – But the alarm went off again and other residents said their detectors were going off as well. So, firefighters checked all 210 apartments and found that some of … More Info
  • TX: School Canceled Again After More CO Detected
    3.4.15 – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth – This professional-grade monitor will be tied into the school’s alarm system, providing a direct notification if carbon monoxide levels rise to an unsafe level. More Info
  • VA: Police blotter & State police effort targets illegal drugs, weapons
    3.4.15 – Lebanon Daily News – FIRE ALARM > Friendship and Hebron fire companies were dispatched to the Lebanon VA Medical Center, for an automatic alarm at … More Info

Crime News

  • CA: Arrests made in South Lake Tahoe in-progress burglary
    3.4.15 – Sacramento Bee – A burglar alarm activation brought South Lake Tahoe police to a liquor store Wednesday morning where officers found a shattered front door and two men inside … More Info
  • CA: El Cerrito police log: Electronics stolen from Plaza cellphone stores …
    3.4.15 – San Jose Mercury News – Burglary – Officers answering an 11:40 a.m. residential burglar alarm found a window smashed and two laptop … More Info
  • CA: Madera County Deputies Arrest Oakhurst Area Burglary Suspect
    3.8.15 – Sierra Sun Times – March 6, 2015 – On the morning of Tuesday, March 3, 2015 ‪Madera County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a burglar alarm at Yosemite Jewelry in … More Info
  • CA: Merced man accused of smashing windows with golf club
    3.2.15 – Merced Sun-Star – Police arrested Rolland Hanley, 46, of Merced after a business’s alarm system sounded in that area around 6 p.m. … More Info
  • CA: Police Respond to Report of Pot Dispensary Burglary in Mid-City; 2 …
    3.7.15 – KTLA – Officers went about 4:30 a.m. after a burglar alarm was activated at the business, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles … More Info
  • CA: Redwood City Police Respond to False Bank Robbery Alarm
    3.4.15 – Patch.com – A false alarm at a Redwood City bank on Tuesday prompted police to respond, and briefly shut down area roadways. According to the Redwood City Police … More Info
  • CA: San Bernardino: Officers catch suspected church thief
    3.7.15 – Press-Enterprise – Shortly before 4 a.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm at the Lutheran Church of our Savior, San Bernardino police Lt. Rich … More Info
  • CA: San Francisco police investigate smash-and-grab at Music Lovers …
    3.4.15 – abc7news.com – They shattered the window and stormed in at 4 a.m., grabbing speakers and amplifiers even as the alarm was signaling for help. A witness said it looked like … More Info
  • CA: Thieves Steal Millions in Electronics from West Sac Warehouse
    3.2.15 – FOX40 – The burglars had to by-pass alarm systems at Valley Relocating and, under-cover of darkness, and make off with pallets of computer products. West Sacramento … More Info
  • DE: Delaware state trooper shoots, kills suspect while responding to …
    3.8.15 – Daily Journal – Delaware State Police say the trooper responded to a Rite Aid store about 1:30 a.m. Sunday for a burglary alarm. The trooper saw a vehicle at the business and … More Info
  • FL: Arrest Made in Marianna Burglary Case
    3.2.15 – WTVY, Dothan – The alarm company notified MPD’s Communication’s Officer and stated that a glass breakage alarm was coming from the residence. Officers arrived on scene and … More Info
  • FL: Burglars clean out Lakeland Sunglass Hut store
    3.5.15 -WTSP 10 News – Detectives say the alarm system was damaged with parts of it located on the floor. The alarm was set the previous day, according to a representative, however it … More Info
  • FL: Lee deputies investigating restaurant robbery
    3.8.15 – Naples Daily News – After they left, the manager activated an alarm, summoning police. The manager was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injury. His condition is … More Info
  • FL: Man arrested after walking out closed bank
    3.8.15 – Daily Commercial – According to the arrest affidavit, a Leesburg police officer responded to the bank about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday after receiving an alarm. As the … More Info
  • FL: Rabbi wakes up to burglar in his North Miami Beach home
    3.5.15 – 7Online WSVN-TV – Rabbi Ely Smith said he was sleeping at his home with his wife and children, when he woke up to his alarm. More Info
  • ID: Police seek would-be bank robber
    3.7.15 – Bonner County Daily Bee – The man fled after realizing an employee tripped a panic alarm. A silent robbery alarm was activated by a bank employee, according to Hutter. More Info
  • IL: Law and Order: Liberty Township man faces shoplifting, battery …
    3.6.15 – Chicago Tribune – A broken glass alarm went off around 12:18 a.m. at the gas station, and witnesses told police a subject had left in a Chevrolet Blazer, which the responding …More Info
  • IL: Police Blotter: Cash stolen from Winnetka business
    3.6.15 – Chicago Tribune – 26 officers responded to an activated burglar alarm at a business. Upon arrival, officers discovered someone forcibly entered … More Info
  • IL: Runner Hit at Western/Center: Police
    3.6.15 – Patch.com – Officers responded to an activated burglar alarm at a residence at 6:54 p.m. March 2. They observed the front door had visible pry … More Info
  • KS: Burglars steal motorized toys worth $7200 from HobbyTown
    3.4.15 – Kansas.com – Officers responding to the alarm at the business found that the front door had been damaged in the break-in. Security video showed two … More Info
  • LA: Rayville Man Arrested in Ouachita Parish for Copper Theft
    3.2.15 – MyArkLaMiss – Ouachita Parish (KTVE/KARD) — Early Monday morning, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a burglar alarm at a business in northwestern … More Info
  • LA: Teen pleads not guilty to burglary of firearms business
    3.3.15 – KLFY – This was after the stores alarm had been tripped and just two hours later the same alarm was tripped again. The owner returned to the business to investigate … More Info
  • MA: 2 arrested after allegedly hiding from police, breaking into home
    3.8.15 – My Fox Boston – A local resident called police just before 10 a.m. to report an alarm going off at a vacant house. The caller identified herself as the … More Info
  • MA: Topsfield police log for Feb. 24- March 2
    3.4.15 – Wicked Local Topsfield – 9:23 a.m. Resident reported that his alarm company contacted him to say an alarm had gone off. Alarm company did not contact the Police. More Info
  • MI: Thieves break into Goodells museum
    3.3.15 – Port Huron Times Herald- The St. Clair County Sheriff Department is investigating the break-in. Weng said the building is protected by an alarm system, which went off when the intruders … More Info
  • MN: Glyndon Petro Serve USA held at gunpoint, masked men stole about …
    3.7.15 – Valley News Live – “They did hit the panic alarm immediately, which is good,” said Chief Cline. “There are some other items they can do to help with this; have the panic alarm … More Info
  • MN: Man charged in connection with local restaurant burglaries
    3.4.15 – Isanti County News – 17, at 5 a.m., Isanti County deputies were dispatched to an alarm at Jumpin’ Jacks. Upon arrival, officers determined the … More Info
  • NC: Cary police: Thief caught on camera could be connected to other …
    3.4.15 – WRAL.com – Alarm and video systems: If utilizing an alarm system, make sure to have clearly visible signage stating the premises is protected by an alarm and set video … More Info
  • NC: Shoe prints lead to arrest
    3.2.15 – Greenville Daily Reflector – Deputies responded to an alarm activation at about 1 a.m. at Smith’s Convenient Store, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Christy Wallace said. More Info
  • NH: Police seek woman after Manchester bank robbery
    3.3.15 – WMUR Manchester – Bank employees triggered a panic alarm, and the bank manager told police that a woman robbed them. She was described as white, 5 feet tall and weighing … More Info
  • NH: Suspect Sought in Credit Union Robbery
    3.3.15 – NECN – … for the suspect who robbed a credit union Tuesday morning. Police responded to the Members First Credit Union at 9:06 for a panic alarm. More Info
  • NM: Family of caretaker shot by officer sues Santa Fe police
    3.6.15 – KOAT Albuquerque – Dominguez went to inspect a security alarm at a home he was watching on March 4, 2013. The owners of the home were away. A lawsuit filed … More Info
  • NY: Juvenile charged with burglary
    3.7.15 – Mid-Hudson News – On Sunday, February 22, deputies responded to a burglar alarm and found a rear window had been broken out and saw footprints in the snow leading away … More Info
  • NY: Police Search For Window-Smashing Burglary Suspect In SoHo …
    3.4.15 – CBS Local – Police responded to the location for a commercial burglar alarm and found a window broken again, but nothing was taken. • Around 4:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. More Info
  • OH: Clerk at Lucas store robbed at gunpoint
    3.4.15 – Mansfield News Journal – Witnesses told deputies they heard an alarm when the suspect and clerk entered the business. A surveillance video shows activity during an armed robbery at … More Info
  • OH: Lights and Sirens: Comments overheard; arrest results
    3.4.15 – Bucyrus Telegraph Forum – 2:28 a.m.. INCIDENTS. •Officers on patrol investigated an alarm found at the Picking Co. Everything was found to be all right. 1:10 a.m.. More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    3.4.15 – Circleville Herald – Advised of a motion alarm activation at Tractor Supply Co. Key holder was advised. Checked okay. Complainant on station reported his neighbor is spreading … More Info
  • OH: Two arrested for Dayton auto shop burglary
    3.7.15 – WDTN – Police were called to Napa Auto Parts after 4:30 a.m. Saturday after an alarm sounded. According to officers, a suspect broke in … More Info
  • OR: Man held after breaking into courthouse
    3.2.15 – Portland Tribune – Deputies discovered Hernandez inside the courthouse at about 11:24 p.m. Sunday, March 1, after a fire alarm went off in the building. The courthouse wasn’t … More Info
  • PA: GantDaily Weekend Police Blotter
    3.2.15 – Gant Daily – Police responded to a burglar alarm at a local business. Upon arrival police found everything to be OK. Police were flagged down by a … More Info
  • TN: Knoxville police dog nabs burglary suspect
    3.4.15 – Knoxville News Sentinel – That attempt apparently was thwarted by the car’s security system, which sounded an alarm. The owner of the Honda told Whiteside she could identify Brown as … More Info
  • TX: Euless police interview 24 people in fatal shooting
    3.4.15 – Fort Worth Star Telegram – The incident started after García appeared to be fleeing Clark, who was investigating an alarm at 6:23 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Academic HealthPlans headquarters at … More Info
  • TX: Police Report
    3.5.15 -Sealy News – Officers dispatched in reference to an alarm. Officers dispatched in reference to animal control. More Info
  • TX: Police searching for suspects in Frankston pharmacy burglary
    3.4.15 – KLTV – The alarm service called the police and then the Maxwells. Store owners had requested extra surveillance from police because last week a patron accidentally … More Info
  • TX: Protesters demand ‘Justice for Rubén’ at Grapevine council meeting
    3.4.15 – Dallas Morning News – Police said Clark had responded to an alarm at a business before the shooting but found it to be a false alarm. He then saw García Villalpando stopped in a … More Info
  • TX: Surveillance photos released in Friendswood burglary
    3.3.15 – KPRC Houston – A homeowner contacted police after getting a call from an alarm company about a motion detector alarm going off in … More Info
  • VA: Teen charged after fight at I.C. Norcom High School
    3.2.15 – WAVY-TV – 23, after a company working on the school’s fire detection system set off the alarm. Two boys started fighting as students were exiting the building, around 11:30 … More Info
  • WA: Can you identify this burglary suspect captured on puppy cam video?
    3.4.15 – KOMO News – The suspect quickly fled the woman’s home after a burglar alarm sounded, grabbing an antique jewelry box on his way out the door, police said. The victim then … More Info

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