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April 14, 2014

Association Events

  • NTAA Monthly Meeting – April 17th
    Thursday April 17, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT-  The Victoria Restaurant- 13435 Bee Street
    Farmers Branch, TX 75234 More Info
  • CTC – Bowling Tournament
    May 21st 2014- 2:30 – 4:30pm Highland Lanes, Austin, TX- REGISTER HERE

Door to Door Sales

  • Nova Scotia cracking down on aggressive door-to-door salespeople
    4.8.14 – CBC.ca -“Service Nova Scotia has received dozens of complaints and inquiries from seniors, advocates and police agencies since 2011 about direct sellers of alarm … More Info
  • BBB: Alarm sellers ignore Do Not Call Registry and use fear tactics
    4.8.14 – Ridgefield Press – Did you know that, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there is a home break-in in the United States every 15 seconds? According to Better Business Bureau, that is the central claim used by home alarm system sellers in illegal telemarketing calls. More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • OH: City orders crackdown on repeated false alarm calls
    4.8.14 – This Week Northland – Two strikes and you’re fine. More Info
  • PA: False alarm crackdown yields about $7K in fines for Pa. town
    4.9.14 – SecurityInfoWatch – For years, volunteer firefighters in Lower Macungie have said that false alarms were costing them more time and effort than they’d care to add up. More Info

Industry News

  • 5 Safety Measures Every Construction Worker Must Take
    4.1.14 – OH&S – Regarded as one of the most dangerous occupations, construction work can be considered anything but fully safe. Heights, large and mobile equipment, edges, deep holes, and wobbling stairs are a reality in many construction sites, no matter how modern or careful the contractors claim them to be. Obviously, the employers do need to take care of the safety and security of the workers, but the workers need to keep in mind a lot of precautions themselves when working in such hazardous conditions. Here we look at five safety measures every construction worker must take…. More Info
  • 3 Trends All Security Integrators Must Know
    4.9.14 – Within the security industry, there seems to be a huge focus on trends, from specific verticals to educational programs for integrators to the market in general. I’m always asked, “What’s currently trending in the security industry?” More Info
  • Readers reflect on cableco/telecom impact on wholesale monitoring space
    4.9.14 – SSN – YARMOUTH, Maine—The fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA Wholesale Monitoring study found the number of monitored accounts was up 19 percent in 2013, a growth figure the authors believe is being propelled by the influx of cablecos and telecoms into the industry. Learn what SSN readers have to say about these big new players and whether their success bodes well for the industry. More Info
  • Beyond the Break-in: ADT Survey Reveals Small Business Retailers’ Everyday Security Concerns
    4.10.14 – Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance – Today, ADT revealed survey findings about the true everyday security concerns of America’s small- and medium-sized retail business owners. The study, conducted online …. More Info
  • ADT lays out strategic plan to overhaul service to the small business market sector
    4.11.14 – Security Info Watch – It is often said that America’s small businesses are the engine that power the nation’s economy. But it is no secret that small businesses are also one of the most underserved sectors when it comes to the security market. That is about to change says Luis Orbegoso, president of the Small Business Unit for ADT. More Info

Legislative News

None this week

State & National News

  • NFPA: Nearly 2/3 of Home Fire Deaths Resulted From Fires in …
    4.7.14 – LongIsland.com – New York, NY – Three out of five home fire deaths in 2007-2011 resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms, according to the … More Info
  • AT&T’s Plan For the Future: No Landlines, Less Regulation
    4.8.14 – Wall Street Journal ‎- Nearly 40% of U.S. households now have no landline phone, and there are more wireless devices than people. More Info

Business Tips

  • Five Traits of Successful Digital Organizations
    4.4.14 – CIO Insight – Digitally innovative organizations outperform their peers by providing personalized service to their customers, building one streamlined app that does it all, and conveying information electronically. More Info
  • 5 Secrets To Better Employee Engagement ...
    4.1.14 – Fast Company – Bring together your people and your brand and make meaningful progress toward better employee engagement. More Info

Fire News

  • BC: Smoke alarm saves life
  • 4.9.14 – The Powell River Peak – A house fire last night, resulted in what Malaspina Fire Chief Dave Keiver is calling a total loss. At 7:30 Monday night 17 members from the Malaspina Fire Department were called to the home where they found the structure engulfed in flames. More Info
  • CO: Burger eatery at Orchard Town Center burns
    4.7.14 – Denver Post – A security guard checking an alarm Monday morning found smoke in a restaurant at the Orchard Town Center in Westminster. 
    More Info
  • FL: Neighbor kicks in door, saves man from fire in downtown Orlando …
    4.7.14 – WKMG Orlando – Orlando, Fla. – As firefighters rushed to these apartments, most sound asleep when the alarm.  A man was rescued from his burning … More Info
  • MD: Family escapes 2-alarm blaze thanks to smoke alarm
    4.8.14 – W*USA 9 – An Upper Marlboro family escaped an early morning 2-alarm blaze thanks to their smoke alarm. Loading… Post to Facebook. Family escapes 2-alarm blaze … More Info
  • MI: False fire alarm empties Macomb County Circuit Court
    4.9.14 – The Macomb Daily – The Macomb County Circuit Court Building in Mount Clemens was closed temporarily Wednesday by what authorities determined to be a false fire alarm. More Info
  • OH: Smoke detector ‘no doubt’ saved two lives
    4.8.14 – The Hamilton Journal News – A working smoke alarm is being credited for saving the lives of two people whose house caught fire Tuesday morning. More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Armed robber strikes twice in less than 24 hours, Mobile police seek ID
    4.9.14 – Mobile Press-Register – A man who attempted to holdup two convenience stores in less than 24 hours is wanted after his second attempt ended in an alarm straight to police. More Info
  • AL: chase leads to burglary arrest
    4.12.14 – WAFF – Officers said they were dispatched to an alarm at Lakewood Community Center around 11:20 p.m. When they arrived, they said they saw … More Info
  • AZ: Hooligan breaks into Beach Break; will not get a break
    4.10.14 – Lake Powell Chronicle – At approximately 12:23 a.m. on the morning of April 7, owner and operator of Page’s Beach Break Boardshop received an urgent call from his security company. The alarm in his store had been tripped and police were already en route to investigate. More Info
  • CA: Alarm leads officers to discovery of 500 marijuana plants part of grow operation
    4.13.14 – KTVU – A marijuana grow operation was discovered at an Antioch home early Friday morning, Antioch police said. Police responded around 12:20 a.m. to the house in a neighborhood west of Brentwood Boulevard after a report about an alarm going off at the home. Arriving officers found the front door unlocked and the alarm sounding. The officers entered and found a large-scale marijuana … More Info
  • FL: Sheriff’s office: Suspects shatter glass, steal from AT&T store
    4.8.14 – St. Augustine Record – An alarm brought deputies to the AT&T store about 6 a.m., … after getting a report of an alarm. More Info
  • FL: St. Johns County deputies: May be connected to other burglary attempts
    4.8.14 – WJXT Jacksonville – St. Johns County deputies are searching for at least six people seen on surveillance video breaking into an AT&T wireless store early Monday morning. Deputies responded to an alarm at the store on S.R. 312 shortly before 6 a.m. More Info
  • FL: Wanted: Burglary suspects broke into AT&T Wireless
    4.9.14 – First Coast News – According to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded after an alarm at the business went off shortly before 6 a.m.. The suspects were caught on … More Info
  • IA: Burglary At Rock Falls High School
    4.10.14 – KWQC-TV 6 Davenport – A broken window triggered an alarm at Rock Falls High School and the Rock Falls Police Department responded to the break-in. It happened on March 30, 2014 at 5:49 a.m. when a door window to the mechanics… More Info
  • KY: Man charged with burglary after falling through skylight
    4.8.14 – WHAS TV11 Louisville – Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) — A man who fell through a skylight has been officially charged with second degree burglary. Police said Kenneth Splunge fell about 20 feet from the roof of a building in Louisville. The alarm sounded after he was inside. Police said he actually called 911 after breaking his leg because of the fall. Splunge was taken to University of Louisville … More Info
  • MA: Failed ATM theft; Police scouring surveillance video
    4.7.14 – WWLP 22News – Sgt. Todd Land told 22News that officers were sent to the Watrobas Market around 12:30 a.m. when a broken door sounded an alarm. More Info
  • MA: Police ask for public’s help in New Bedford robbery
    4.7.14 – Turn to 10 – Once inside, police said the clerk activated the building’s alarm. The man grabbed her bag and ran out. He was last seen running east on Cove Street. More Info
  • NC: Davidson Co. man arrested for break-in, larceny of firearm
    4.11.14 – myfox8.com – When officers arrived on scene they met with Jason Lee Ramsey, who said he had called the homeowners to advise them of their residential alarm going off. More Info
  • NC: Suspect sought for break-in at distillery near Madison
    4.12.14 – FOX 8 WGHP – Wentworth, N.C. – Police are searching for a man in connection with a break-in to a business outside of Madison early… More Info
  • NC: Teen jailed on Dollar General break-ins faces more charges
    4.12.14 – Salisbury Post – Two days later, authorities say an alarm sounded at Pine Ridge General. The front glass door was shattered, but not broken. More Info
  • NH: Three business burglaries on Manchester’s Elm Street
    4.9.14 – The Union Leader – Although the first alarm was at about 3:20 a.m. at Antiques, video surveillance obtained by police show a man walking along Elm Street … More Info
  • OH: After burglars torch Cleveland Velodrome trailer, cleanup underway …
    4.11.14 – The Plain Dealer – After that, Burkholder said, the group added a security alarm system, steel bars on the doors and metal grates over the other windows. But it still wasn’t enough … More Info
  • OK: Alert officer hears alarm, captures burglary suspect
    4.8.14 – KRMG – The officer “heard the audible alarm and drove to the location, (the suspects) set off the burglar alarm…and (the officer) drove there and found (the suspects) … More Info
  • OK: Man named Moody breaks into Moody’s Jewelry
    4.8.14 – KJRH-TV Tulsa – A man with an ironic name is in jail after an attempted burglary at a midtown Tulsa jewelry store. More Info
  • OK: Police: Men Use Pick Axe To Break Into Tulsa Jewelry Store
    4.8.14 – News On 6 Tulsa – Police arrested one of two men they say used a pick axe to break into a jewelry store Monday night. More Info
  • ON: Thieves steal $15K in hair-removal products after failing to crack Barrie shop safe
    4.13.14 – CTV Toronto – Police say thieves who broke into a business in Barrie, Ont., stripped it of $15,000 worth of hair-removal products after they failed to crack the store’s safe. More Info
  • PA: Allentown man admits to role in Hatfield burglary spree
    4.8.14 – The Reporter – Court records indicate three days later, however, Pennridge police nabbed Dasburg after responding to an alarm at Kutzner Manufacturing Company … More Info
  • PA: Two Delaware Men Apprehended After Burglarizing Middle School
    4.10.14 – FOX 29 Philadelphia – Troopers apprehended two burglars at the George Read Middle School in New Castle Delaware. More Info
  • TX: Juvenile burglars caught ‘in act’
    4.11.14 – Corsicana Daily Sun – Quick response to a burglar alarm by Corsicana Police early Wednesday resulted in the arrest of two juveniles for a break-in at two businesses. More Info
  • TX: Police officer involved in car accident while responding to burglar …
    4.12.14 – eParisExtra.com – While responding to a burglar alarm call, a Paris police officer was struck by a vehicle while attempting to pass through an intersection, according to Paris PD … More Info
  • UT: 2 men steal $24K in computer equipment from Best Buy
    4.8.14 – KSL Salt Lake City – Police say two men broke into an electronics store early Monday and took tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of computer equipment. More Info
  • VT: Two convenience store burglaries
    4.11.14 – WPTZ Burlington – Vermont State Police were called to a burglary alarm at Champlain Farms in Fairlee around 2 a.m. Friday morning. Trooper say several items were stolen from the store. During this investigation, troopers received another burglary alarm at Alley’s Market. That store, troopers say, was burglarized in the same manner. Police were able to get a … More Info
  • WA: Gun store burglarized in Kitsap County
    4.10.14 – KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma – Burglars fled after setting off the alarm at a gun store in the Gorst area of South Kitsap. The alarm was tripped at Boerner Firearms at 4:53 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters stationed at South Kitsap Fire & Rescue Station 16, located across the highway from the store, arrived first and told patrol units on the way to the scene what they saw. Kitsap County … More Info
  • WI: 4 men arrested for trespassing in Manitowoc
    4.9.14 – Fox11online.com – Manitowoc police say a silent burglar alarm was tripped at the St. Mary’s Cement Plant around 1:15 a.m. The first officer on scene thought he… More Info

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