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April 21, 2014

Association Events

  • NTAA Golf
    Thursday May 8, 2014 from 12 to 6 PM – Golf Homepage
  • CTC – Bowling Tournament
    May 21st 2014- 2:30 – 4:30pm Highland Lanes, Austin, TX- REGISTER HERE

Door to Door Sales

None this week

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Woodland council: Violation fees for false fire alarm calls may …
    4.17.14 – Daily Democrat – The first reading of a new ordinance to streamline false fire alarm protocols — including possibly lowering the violation fee — was introduced at Woodland’s City… More Info
  • CO: Alarm system calls are primarily false
    4.18.14 – Valley Courier – Alamosa County – Inmate numbers continue to stay below what has become the norm in the Alamosa County Jail, and false alarm calls coupled with heroin on the streets continue to burden the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO). More Info
  • KY: New False Alarm Ordinance In Lancaster Takes Effect Monday
    4.19.14 – WTVQ- If you have a fire alarm or hold-up alarm in Lancaster, you need to register it with the city. … After a ‘fourth’ false alarm, a person or business would have to begin … More Info
  • MN: Crow Wing County looks to revamp alarm ordinance
    4.19.14 – Brainerd Daily Dispatch – A security alarm went off at 10 p.m. on an outbuilding in rural Crow Wing County. … The alarm ordinance and registration fee is expected as a topic before the … More Info
  • NH: Burglar sues town of Weare, two police officers over alleged abuse …
    4.19.14 – Concord Monitor- Cox and McSweeney were called to the business, Route 77 Motors, after a security alarm there was tripped. Cox, entering from the rear … More Info
  • TX: Fire Extinguisher Rules, Fire Alarm Rules, and Fire Sprinkler Rules
    4.18.14 – Proposed amended Fire Extinguisher Rules, Fire Alarm Rules, and Fire Sprinkler Rules.

Industry News

  • ADT Counters POTS Deregulation Push in Kentucky
    4.15.14 – CEPro – “There is some likelihood that alarm systems and/or medical alert systems may not be able to send signals to ADT’s monitoring centers,” Shapiro told the news … More Info
  • Sensor Networks in the Home Can Detect Alzheimer’s
    4.16.14 – CEPro- Tecnalia’s smart home tracks changes in activity that could suggest neurodegenerative diseases among those aging in place. More Info

Legislative News

None this week

State & National News

  • Remodeling Spending Moves Higher, But Growth Rate Expected to Ease in the Months Ahead
    4.17.14 – CEPro – The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) report released by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) today continues to show healthy growth in homeowner improvement spending, but predicts momentum will begin to moderate a bit as we move through the balance of 2014. More Info

Business Tips

  • The key to being a great leader may be to stop thinking so much
    4.6.14 – Business Insider – All of us are guilty of getting caught up in too much thinking, too much analysis, too much data. By nature leaders tend to be over-thinkers, and we can become victims of staying too much in our head. A wise leader brings to bear not only knowledge but wisdom, and sometimes wisdom tells us not to think too much. Thinking is good, but when does too much mind become a hurdle? More Info
  • From talk to action: What’s holding us back?
    4.7.14 – The Demand Perspective – You cannot actually execute change through persuasion, plans and visions of cataclysmic change. Neither do you have to demolish structures or replace your entire staff to begin a shift to a new orientation. Changing behavior and practices in everyday routines is more powerful in changing an organization from the roots up than volumes of erudite reports. More Info
  • Ten Quotes That Will Inspire Your Inner Leader
    4.4.14 – These quotes from proven achievers, including Bill Gates and John F. Kennedy, cover a spectrum of leadership qualities that can benefit anyone–from staffers to managers to senior executives. More Info
  • 6 Changes Organizations Should Make Today …
    4.14.14 – Entrepreneur – In today’s competitive landscape, companies need to be efficient or get left behind. That said, companies are often stuck in their ways, leaving … More Info
  • Tailoring Work-Life Policies for Working Parents
    4.17.14 – Baseline – Professionals in diverse age groups view work-life balance in different ways, so it’s important for employers to tailor their employment policies to benefit the widest range of working parents. More Info

Fire News

  • CA: Smoke Alarm Saves Family of 9 in 2-Alarm San Jose Fire
    4.15.14 – Bay Area – Smoke Alarm Saves Family of 9 in 2-Alarm San Jose Fire. Quick thinking on a mother’s part helped save her seven children during an overnight … More Info
  • FL: Fire alarm saves Cape Coral home
    4.19.14 – Fort Myers Beach Observer – A residential fire alarm system along with an aggressive fire attack saved a Cape Coral home Thursday evening. Cape Coral 911 operators received a report of … More Info
  • MB: Faulty fire alarms may have contributed to fatal St. Boniface blaze
    4.16.14 – CTV Winnipeg – A deadly fire on Enfield Crescent is raising the alarm on smoke detector safety. More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Police investigating overnight break-in at north Huntsville gas station
    4.15.14 – The Huntsville Times – Police responded to the burglar alarm close to 1:30 a.m. They found the front glass broken and property missing. The suspects were gone before they arrived. More Info
  • AZ: Tucson police fatally shoot suspected bank robber
    4.18.14 – Arizona Daily Star – Tucson police officers responding to a holdup alarm shot and killed a suspected bank robber in the parking lot of a Wells Fargo branch on a busy south-side street Thursday afternoon. More Info
  • CA: Armed robbery reported at downtown Chico bank
    4.16.14 – Chico Enterprise-Record – Chico – A man claiming to be armed reportedly robbed the Bank Of America in downtown Chico this afternoon. More Info
  • CA: Burglar Attempts to Choke Police Dog, Treated for Dog Bite Wounds
    4.14.14 – KTXL – Officers responded to an alarm that went off at a Stockton business, and a police dog named AJ was nearly harmed by the suspect, according to Stockton Police… More Info
  • CA: Thief Swipes Cash, Alcohol From Trader Joe’s
    4.14.14 – NBC Southern California – Police surrounded the grocery store after its alarm went off about 2:19 a.m., police said in a news release. More Info
  • CA: Woman arrested in Pleasanton Jack In The Box stabbing
    4.14.14 – KTVU San Francisco – At about 4:30 a.m., police were notified of an activated panic alarm from a Jack in the Box located at 4295 Valley Ave., Lt. Scott Rohovit said. Officers arrived at … More Info
  • CO: Lakewood Police ID 5 more business break-ins, for a total of 8 …
    4.17.14 – The Denver Channel – Here are details on the most recent break-ins. Deputies were sent just after 1 a.m. on April 12, after an alarm went off at a liquor store. More Info
  • FL: Hollywood officer injured in crash
    4.14.14 – Sun-Sentinel – A Hollywood police officer who was responding to a silent hold-up alarm at city hall was injured Monday after her patrol car crashed with a pickup truck, a city … More Info
  • FL: Repeat teen burglars vex Fort Lauderdale | Video
    4.20.14 – Sun-Sentinel – With a juvenile justice system that emphasizes rehabilitation over incarceration, residents of some Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods are tired of seeing the same teens break into homes again and again with little to fear if they are caught. More Info
  • KS: More than 100 guns stolen from Kansas sporting goods store
    4.15.14 – KAKE – … sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning, and believe the thief or thieves entered through a garage door before disabling the alarm system. More Info
  • LA: Deputies find burglary suspect hiding under bed in Metairie home
    4.16.14 – New Orleans Times-Picayune – Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to a burglar alarm at a Metairie home didn’t have to look too far for their suspect. Officers found him hiding underneath a bed. Dispatchers sent the deputies to a home… More Info
  • LA: New Iberia man charged with simple burglary
    4.16.14 – KLFY Lafayette – The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection to a residential burglary that occurred early Wednesday morning. More Info
  • MA: Blood trail leads police to break-in suspect
    4.15.14 – Providence Eyewitness News – Westport Police had first been called to Route 6 Gas for a burglar alarm about 5 a.m. Monday. About the same time, an employee reporting to … More Info
  • NC: Goldsboro McDonald’s manager pistol whipped during armed robbery
    4.14.14 – WNCN – Police responded to a hold-up alarm at the McDonald’s around 1:18 a.m. Monday. Police said one suspect climbed through the … More Info
  • NE: One arrested after armed robbery
    4.20.14 – KLKN – Lincoln police say they responded to a silent alarm at a U-Stop around 1:30 Sunday morning. They say four men went inside the store and … More Info
  • OH: Break-In Suspect Rescued From Mansfield Bob Evans Vent
    4.16.14 – WCMH Columbus – Police say an Ohio man suspected of breaking into a restaurant overnight became stuck in a ventilation duct, triggered a fire alarm and had to be rescued by emergency responders. More Info
  • OK: 1 Arrested, 1 Wounded, 1 Shot Dead By Tulsa Police After Armed Robberies
    4.19.14- News On 6 Tulsa – A woman was shot dead by a police officer after a double armed robbery led to a standoff in East Tulsa on Friday night, officials said. More Info
  • PA: Allentown man admits to role in Hatfield burglary spree
    4.14.14 – North Penn Life – The second of three people accused of stealing copper and brass from manufacturing and recycling businesses in Hatfield Township, allegedly to fuel heroin habits, has been sentenced to jail after admitting to his role in the scheme. More Info
  • PA: Bryn Mawr burglar reported Wednesday evening
    4.18.14 – Main Line Times – Lower Merion police report a home on the 800 block of Roscommon Rd., Bryn Mawr was burglarized Wednesday evening. Police officers responding to an alarm activation at approximately 9 p.m. found forced entry to the home. More Info
  • PA: Easton police investigate daytime burglary, seek 2 possible suspects
    4.20.14 – The Express-Times – A home was broken into Saturday after someone tried to tamper with the alarm, Easton police said. A resident of the …More Info
  • TX: Burglar lurks over baby in crib: Home’s security video shows creepy …
    4.17.14 – Examiner.com – The husband and wife usually set the alarm system, but they forgot this particular night. They have a dog, but the dog has been trained not to bark so he won’t … More Info
  • TX: Burglar uses hammer to smash through roof of N. Houston game room
    4.15.14 – KHOU – Houston police said an alarm went off, and when officers arrived they saw the suspect jump off the roof and run away. He was not located. It’s believed the man … More Info
  • TX: Hammer-wielding burglar wanted by police
    4.15.14 – KPRC Houston – And Houston police responded when the business’ alarm went off. When the first officer arrived, he noticed the suspect … More Info
  • TX: Houston police chase but lose burglar seen on roof of convenience …
    4.15.14 – Chron.com – … on the roof of the store after burglarizing three of the store’s eight-line video slot games. The store’s security alarm had gone off, alerting police to the scene. More Info
  • WI: Store manager, on probation for theft, sought for taking money from …
    4.14.14 – Madison.com – She drank something and took some snack cakes before resetting the alarm and walking out about 6:25 a.m.. Police contacted McAllister’s mother on March 17 … More Info

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