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April 18, 2016

Door to Door Sales

  • BBB: Use caution when dealing with door-to-door sales callers
    4.15.16 – Wichita Eagle – Whether they are trying to sell you a new driveway, a home alarm system, a tree trimming or a bunch of steaks, salespeople will often make it seem as if your …More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • OR: Bend to start charging for false security alarms
    4.11.16 – The Register-Guard- BEND — The city of Bend plans to start enforcing false alarm fees after responding to more than 2,000 such calls in each of the past two years. The City Council . More Info
  • OR: Editorial: City should enforce false alarm ordinance
    4.12.16 – Bend Bulletin- The city of Bend has an alarming problem. More than 2,300 times last year its police officers responded to or prepared to respond to false burglar alarms within … More Info
  • OR: Oregon City Will Begin Charging for False Security Alarms
    4.13.16 – Claims Journal- The city of Bend, Ore., plans to start enforcing false alarm fees after responding to more than 2,000 such calls in each of the past two years. The City Council in … More Info

Industry News

  • Protection 1 Announces ADT Has Received Requisite Consents to …
    4.11.16 – Business Wire – … entrance into the alarm monitoring services industry, with a simultaneous acquisition of ASG Security, which has been effectively integrated into Protection 1. More Info
  • Poll: What kind of smoke alarm do you have at home?
    4.13.16 – WISH-TV- If you have a smoke alarm, which one is the best or activates the fastest to alert you to a problem? The Wayne Township Fire Department teamed up with … More Info
  • Sprinklers, smoke alarm save family
    4.13.16 – Gainesville Times – Northern VA News- City of Manassas Fire and Rescue units were dispatched to a fire at the Barrington Park Apartments in the early morning hours of April 11. The fire started when … More Info
  • Managing The Online Presence Of Alarm Companies
    4.14.16- Mondaq News Alerts – In today’s e-commerce dominated economy, it is critical for alarm companies to not only have a strong Internet presence, but to also ensure that such presence is .. More Info
  • AT&T seeks permission to shut down 13 legacy bridging and …
    4.14.16- FierceTelecom- Meanwhile, the Direct Analog Service Telemetry and Alarm Bridging service connects an alarm circuit or telemetry circuit (automatic measurement and … More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
Sponsored by Whorton (I) | Electronic Security Board of Licensure, locksmiths, definition for licensure, exemptions, including licensee authorized to install electronic access control systems, Sec. 34-1A-1 am’d.
Status: 04/07/2016 : Pending Committee Action in House of Origin Boards, Agencies and Commissions


State & National News

  • U.S. ATM Compromises Jumped Six-Fold in 2015
    4.11.16 – The number of ATMs in the United States compromised by criminals rose 546 percent in 2015 over 2014, according to analytic software firm FICO. Read more
  • Governor to sign CO alarm bill
    4.13.16 – KCRG- Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s office says he will sign a bill requiring carbon monoxide alarms in rental properties and ..More Info

Business Tips

  • No, You Are Not a Loser If You Don’t Earn RMR
    4.11.16 – CEPro – Instead of focusing on recurring monthly revenue for his custom installation company, one integrator is building value in real estate as his future exit strategy. More Info

Fire News

  • IA: Police and Fire Blotter
    4.12.16 – Pilot Tribune- … 1:22 p.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to the Otsego Place Apartments in reference to an automated fire alarm. More Info
  • LA: Firefighters respond to apartment complex in Lafayette after report of …
    4.15.16 – KLFY- At the same time, a sprinkler alarm activation was called in from the alarm monitoring company. When firefighters arrived on the scene, a light smoke was .. More Info
  • NV: Rain may have caused false fire alarm at the Plaza
    4.11.16 – Las Vegas Sun- The alarm system indicated smoke on the third and fifth floors of the 24-story hotel in both the north and south towers, fire officials said. However, after fire crews … More Info
  • NV: Sprinklers stop pawnshop fire from spreading
    4.12.16 – Las Vegas Sun- The store was closed at the time, and an alarm company notified the fire department the building’s automatic sprinklers had been activated, officials said. More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Police: Teen steals more than 20 guns from pawn shop
    4.12.16 – WPMI Local 15 News- MOBILE, Ala. – Mobile police say a burglary alarm at Quik Pawn led them to a stockpile of stolen items Saturday. More Info
  • AL: Two arrested for burglarizing store
    4.11.16 – The Alexander City Outlook – According to Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett, deputies responded to a 12:26 a.m. call of an alarm going off at the business. The caller was also able to … More Info
  • AR: Robbery suspect changes clothes before arrest
    4.14.16 – Hot Springs Sentinel- He stated he discarded the laptops into a dumpster after the alarms went off and fled the scene. He had also stolen a chain saw and weed trimmer from a porch … More Info
  • CA: Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Blotter
    4.12.16 – Canon City Daily Record- Owner was on scene and it was a false alarm. Deputies responded on an alarm. Property was checked and everything was … More Info
  • CA: Police log: Rash of car break-ins on North Oak
    4.13.16 – Napa Valley Register- 12:05 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of an alarm at a business. The business was found to be secure and the alarm … More Info
  • CA: Suspect nabbed with knife and screwdriver
    4.14.16 – Rising Sun Chatsworth – The suspect did not activate the alarm but was caught on CCTV footage by an Alpha Alarms client who called the control room and reported the incident. More Info
  • CT: Meriden man charged in December burglary
    4.13.16 – Meriden Record-Journal- 21, police responded to a burglary alarm at a home on, according to an arrest warrant. Upon arrival, police determined a sliding door had been … More Info
  • FL: Jewel thief on loose in South Tampa
    4.13.16 – WTSP.com- His alarm system has an app that allowed him to watch the crime occur in real time. Just over a minute of live video. “Seeing it happen real time and knowing it’s … More Info
  • FL: Men sentenced to life in prison for 2013 murder…
    4.15.16 – WJXT Jacksonville- Officers arrived at a home on Miss Muffet Lane in April 2013 after the home’s alarm had been set off. State attorneys said officers found Barnat Bella, 58, lying on … More Info
  • GA: Winder police investigating pawn shop burglary; two suspects …
    4.15.16 – Online Athens- Police responded to a burglar alarm at the business about 11:30 p.m. and found a rear door forced open, according to police. The officer at the store heard a … More Info
  • IL: 2 arrested after overnight break-ins in Tarentum, Allegheny Twp.
    4.13.16 – Tribune-Review- That set off an alarm. A Citgo employee responded to the alarm and arrived just before police. Fontaine said the employee saw a small, blue car leaving the area … More Info
  • IN: Fine Print: Sheriff’s Log April 3-9
    4.12.16 – Brown County Democrat- 9:55 a.m. Residential alarm. 12:20 p.m. … 3:31 p.m. Residential alarm; false alarm. 4 p.m. Two … More Info
  • IN: Indy Jack In The Box is Latest Victim of Window Breaking Prank
    4.12.16 – 93.1 WIBC Indianapolis- As the employee tells it, the caller asked her to lift the fire alarm handle to read a number from the box. Once she followed orders, they told her the system was … More Info
  • IN: Two charged in Land of Oz break-in
    4.13.16 – Avery Journal Times- The BMPD was alerted to the alleged trespassers when an alarm triggered due to an impact on the door of Dorothy’s house at the attraction. Once the alarm … More Info
  • MA: Burglar cuts hole in roof of Brockton convenience store, steals cash ...
    4.13.16 – WCVB Boston- Police responded at about 2:52 a.m. to Tedeschi, after the store’s burglar alarm was set off, Brockton Police Sgt. Michael Dennehy said. More Info
  • MD: Burglar breaks into Md. gun store but seems to get scared off by alarm
    4.13.16 – Washington Post- Maybe the burglar got scared after he got inside a Maryland gun and ammunition store and set off the alarm and lights, so he ran out without stealing a thing. More Info
  • MD: Police: Officer Responding to Burglary Alarm Shoots Man
    4.11.16 – ABC News – A city official says a Laurel, Maryland, police officer responding to a burglary alarm in a store shot a man inside. City spokeswoman Audrey Barnes says officers … More Info
  • MI: Burglar alarm leads sheriff’s deputies to alleged illegal marijuana grow
    4.12.16 – MLive.com- Addison Township, MI — Deputies arrived at an address in Oakland County’s Addison Township about 2:30 p.m. Monday. A burglar alarm was going off, … More Info
  • MI: Fire doused at Bay Plastics Machinery in Bangor Township
    4.13.16 – MLive.com- “It was discovered by an employee responding to a call from the alarm company regarding a burglar alarm,” said Fire Marshal and Assistant Chief James … More Info
  • MI: Man breaks store’s glass door, steals cigarettes
    4.15.16 – MLive.com- An alarm activated when the door shattered, but the person was gone when deputies arrived at the scene. Police say a surveillance video shows the suspect … More Info
  • NC: Chapel Hill Experiencing String of Second Story Break-Ins
    4.13.16 – Chapelboro.com- The break-ins are also taking advantage of the alarm systems in people’s homes. “Typically alarm systems, or a lot of alarm systems at least, don’t cover the … More Info
  • NC: Video shows Charlotte robber tying up woman at jewelry store
    4.13.16 – WNCN- Are you sounding an alarm? Are there sensors. So he’s very nervous and skeptical,” Roddey said. Too scared to mess with the money, he turns his attention to … More Info
  • ND: Police find drunk man inside Scheel’s Home and Hardware
    4.16.16- Valley News Live- FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live): Police say a drunk man was found inside Scheel’s Home and Hardware in Fargo early Saturday after he tripped an alarm. More Info
  • NM: Public Record
    4.13.16 – Artesia Daily Press- 2:11 p.m. – Officer dispatched in reference to a burglary alarm. 3:59 p.m. – Officer dispatched to Wells Fargo Bank in reference to a bank alarm. More Info
  • NV: Suspect in custody after vehicles, business vandalized in Reno
    4.13.16 – KRNV My News 4- When officers arrived, they found an alarm going off at a separate business and a male subject standing outside that business, Shaw said. More Info
  • NY: Brooklyn bank heist: Was it an inside job? Authorities look at alarm
    4.13.16 – FOX43.com- The command center advised that they set the alarm for the rest of the bank and … vault by the time the bank manager returned to set the alarm, the official said. More Info
  • NY: Niagara Falls laundromat office is site of break-in
    4.11.16 – Niagara Gazette – Police were called to the business about 1:45 p.m. for a burglar alarm. An officer arrived and said no one was in the business and all appeared OK. More Info
  • NY: Several business break-ins reported in Albany
    4.15.16 – The Albany Herald- In that incident, officers responded to a burglary alarm and the contact person at the scene said an unknown individual had entered the business. The last time .. More Info
  • NY: Thieves drill hole through bank ceiling in NY
    4.12.16 – KMOV.com- Police said the bank’s alarm was broken. Outside the bank, there is a New York Police Department camera. It’s a caper that one local said “sounds like the … More Info
  • NY: Uniondale liquor store burglar goes empty-handed, police say
    4.13.16 – Newsday- At about 12:15 a.m., patrol officers responding to an alarm at Front Street Liquor determined that a masked man entered the building through … More Info
  • OK: Three suspects sought in Cushing pharmacy burglary
    4.16.16- Tulsa World- Around 8 p.m. Cushing Police Department officers were called to Baker Pharmacy to respond to an alarm, according to a news release from … More Info
  • SC: Police investigate smoke shop burglary
    4.14.16 – Myrtle Beach Sun News- Myrtle Beach police were called about 4 a.m. Tuesday to the smoke shop for an alarm activation, according to a police report. Officers saw … More Info
  • WA: Espresso stand owner confronts would-be burglar
    4.13.16 – KXLY Spokane- “This alarm is going off in your store, tossed on my pants, drove right down and he was still right in the middle of it,” Bill said. He thought he’d show up and find … More Info

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