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  • Increasing Sophistication
    4.1.19 – Security Today – Video surveillance management is becoming increasingly sophisticated in terms of operational capabilities, including the type and scope of analytics available.
  • The Next Level
    4.1.19 – Security Today – Convenience stores and mini marts have traditionally installed surveillance cameras to deter crime and encourage safety, but too often these have provided images that lacked detail, particularly in low light conditions.
  • Managed Firewall Services
    4.1.19 – Security Today – As cybercrime continues to plague companies of all sizes, across all industries both public and private, we wanted to take this opportunity to explore options that can help protect your data and your business.

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Fire & EMS News

  • CT: Crews respond to hazmat incident at Monroe company
    4.5.19 – CT Post- Monroe – Around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Stevenson and Monroe firefighters were called to an activated fire alarm at Anodic Inc., a metal finishing facility …
  • HI: Smoke alarm alerts neighbor of Aina Haina house fire
    4.6.19 – Honolulu Star-Advertiser- The Honolulu Fire Department said a neighbor heard a smoke alarm, saw smoke and reported a fire at a woman’s Aina Haina house this morning. The woman …
  • IL: Police blotter 4-5-19
    4.4.19 – MyWebTimes.com- Ottawa firefighters responded to a false alarm at 11:04 p.m. Thursday. Streator firefighters responded to a fire alarm at noon …
  • IL: Smoke detectors cause alarm in Cougar Village
    4.2.19 – The Alestle- Of these incidents, almost all involved students covering their smoke alarms. Director of University Housing, Michael Schultz, says the smoke alarms have been …
  • IN: North evacuated after a faulty smoke detector alarm
    4.5.19 – The Republic- Columbus North High School was evacuated at about 1 p.m. today after a faulty smoke detector caused the alarm to sound. There was no fire and no injuries …
  • IN: Putnam Scanner for April 2, 2019
    4.2.19 – The Banner-Graphic- At 7:41 a.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:46 and found a water leak had activated the alarm.
  • IN: Putnam Scanner for April 3, 2019
    4.3.19 – The Banner-Graphic- At 9:40 p.m. on Monday, GFD was dispatched for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 9:44 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking.
  • IN: Putnam Scanner for April 6, 2019
    4.5.19 – The Banner-Graphic- At 2:21 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 2:26 and determined the alarm was due to body spray.
  • MA: Marion Police Log: March 24-30
    4.4.19 – Wicked Local- Sunday, March 24. 12:15 a.m.: A suspicious party was reported at Cumberland Farms. 1:39 a.m.: A fire alarm was reported.
  • MA: Police/Fire
    4.4.19 – Gloucester Daily Times- 12:45 p.m.: The Fire Department responded to a fire alarm activation on Dock Square. It was discovered the alarm had been triggered by burning incense.
  • MD: Smoke alarm saves family’s lives
    4.7.19 – Herald-Mail Media- DeHaven said it was a “close call,” adding that a smoke alarm saved the lives of … The fire shows the importance of working smoke alarms and of closed doors, …
  • NY: Clarence woman charged with felony for pulling fire alarm at …
    4.4.19 – Buffalo News- A Clarence woman has been charged with a felony for pulling a fire alarm at an Allentown bar when there was no fire, according to police and court records.
  • NY: Fire at Fairway on Upper West Side
    4.4.19 – The Villager- Firefighters rushed to the famed Upper West Side grocery store, after a fire alarm was pulled at 1:27 p.m. The first …
  • NY: Fire Breaks Out In UWS Fairway Basement, FDNY Says
    4.2.19 – Patch.com- Firefighters responded to the store following the activation of a fire alarm in the building around 1:30 p.m., an FDNY …
  • NY: Public Safety Logs March 18-March 23
    4.3.19 – The Ithacan- SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones responded and determined the alarm was accidental.
  • OH: Smoke in Austin Landing hotel evacuates building
    4.1.19 – WDTN.com- Miamisburg, Ohio – A hotel at Austin Landing was evacuated after a fire alarm went off Monday morning. The call came in around 11 am Monday from …
  • PA: April 3, 2019
    4.3.19 – The Advocate- Alarm. Burning food activated a fire alarm. March 27. 11:08 p.m.. Maple Hall. Odor Investigation. A person reported a marijuana odor. An officer responded and …
  • SC: Fire alarm saves Port Royal home, residents
    4.2.19 – fox28media.com- Port Royal, S.C. (WTGS) — The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department and the Burton Fire District responded to a structure fire in Port Royal …
  • TN: Police/fire reports for 04/02/19
    4.3.19 – Columbia Daily Herald- 8:29 a.m., Alarm system activation, no fire – unintentional
  • VT: Fire destroys building, another damages library
    4.1.19 – WPTZ- Two fires in Stowe are under investigation. Investigators said a fire alarm at the Stowe Free Library came in at 11:14 p.m. Saturday….

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