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May 18, 2015

Association Events

  • 2015 Bowling Tournament – Central Texas Chapter – TBFAA
    May 19th 2015 from 1:30 to 4:00pm at Highland Lanes (http://highlandlanes.com/)

Door to Door Sales

  • Don’t Blame Aggressive Security and Home Automation Co’s. for ‘Stealing’ Clients
    5.14.15 – CEPro -Door knockers are out in force this summer, aggressively pursuing your clients and prospects to the tune of more than 250,000 security and home automation sales for the season. Whatcha gonna do about it? More Info
  • Police Seek Door-to-Door Security Alarm Sales Rep for Assaulting Customer
    5.16.15 – SSI – A salesperson for ASC Security USA, an authorized ADT dealer, has been accused of sexually assaulting a female customer in Bakersfield, Calif. More Info
  • Man with ‘weird teeth’ attempting to scam Slidell residents, police say
    5.12.15 – FOX 8 News WVUE-TV – Slidell police are warning residents of a man with “weird teeth” who is claiming to be an ADT alarm representative. Officers first received reports of the man on …More Info
  • Take a pass on door-to-door pitch
    5.12.15 – Superior Telegram – In some cases, these agents falsely claimed that a homeowner’s current alarm company was going out of business in order to convince them to sign up for … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Council clears way for street lights, sidewalks on west end
    5.15.15 – Sierra Vista Herald – “The main changes include changing the requirement of alarm companies to obtain a city alarm business license to only obtaining a regular city business … More Info
  • BC: Bills are on the way in Chilliwack for nuisance alarms
    5.11.15 – Chilliwack Progress – Officials are moving ahead this summer with plans to enforce the false alarm bylaw first passed by Chilliwack council in 2011 – and they’re doing it … More Info
  • IL: Naperville Fire Department changes way it responds to …
    5.15.15 – Chicago Daily Herald – Sending a gas-guzzling apparatus and two extra people to the scene of a malfunctioning alarm or a faulty elevator puts extra strain on the vehicles and ties up … More Info
  • LA: False alarm issue raised, neglected years ago
    5.14.15 – WWL – New Orleans – While the City Council’s new get-tough false alarm proposal … to cut done on false burglar alarms and free up overburdened police officers… More Info
  • LA: NOPD proposes crackdown on false alarm calls
    5.13.15 – NOLA.com – A proposed change to city law aims to weed out false alarm calls to the New Orleans Police Department – calls city leaders say are draining precious resources … More Info
  • NC: Clemmons to pursue fees from false alarms
    5.13.15 – Winston-Salem Journal – Clemmons – The Village of Clemmons is taking steps to collect outstanding fees from businesses whose security alarms repeatedly go off erroneously. More Info
  • OH: Cleveland Heights police chief leery of recommendation to join …
    5.12.15 – cleveland.com – Launch a comprehensive false-alarm-reduction program, including alarm registration and false-alarm fees. Freeman said this process has also begun. Develop … More Info
  • ON: False alarm fine recommended to council
    5.17.15 – Orangeville Banner – Police are recommending a fine, or possible loss of service, for properties with more than three false alarms within a year. On Tuesday (May 12), the Orangeville … More Info
  • TN: City doesn’t pursue pet ordinance
    5.15.15 – Shelbyville Times-Gazette – An ordinance dealing with alarms in Shelbyville was also passed on second reading, deferring the effective date of Oct. 1. Changes were made to the ordinance … More Info

Industry News

  • 14 Tips for Surge & Transient Protection for Telephone, CATV, Satellite Services
    5.11.15 – CEPro – Learn about service entrance surge and transient protection as well as installation guidelines for telephone, cable and satellite services. More Info
  • FL: Police: Man arrested in Cypress after attempting to commit lewd acts …
    5.12.15 – OCRegister – Aguilar, who is noted as an alarm tech on his jail paperwork, posted a $100,000 bond and was released from Orange County Jail at 3:30 p.m. on May 6, … More Info
  • PE firm wants to combine Protection 1 and ASG
    5.12.15 – SSN – New York – Apollo Global Management, a $163 billion private equity group, is in talks to acquire Protection 1 and ASG, with the goal of combining the two companies, a source close to the deal told Security Systems News. More Info
  • EMERgency24 partners with first ‘RERS’ provider
    5.13.15 – SSN – Des Plaines, IL – EMERgency24, partnered with BluePoint Alert Solutions, says it has a new innovative twist on rapid emergency response systems ‘RERS’ in its new offering: a system capable of two-way communication between people inside a building under threat and first responders. More Info
  • Flare aims to make home security easy and intelligent
    5.15.14 – Gizmag – It includes both face recognition and voice recognition, and its makers say it’s pet-friendly too (so your dog won’t set off an alarm). The idea is that Flare does all … More Info
  • CES to Cap Attendance with Registration Fee, Enhanced Credentials
    5.14.15 – CEPro – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced new enhanced credentialing requirements and implementation of $100 to $300 registration fee to cap attendance at International CES at 176,000. More Info
  • Tenn. Subway restaurant piloting Intruder Spray System
    5.13.15 – SecurityinfoWatch – A Subway restaurant in Knoxville, Tenn., has become the first business in America to install the Intruder Spray System. According to reports, it’s a device that sits above a door and can shower a person with synthetic DNA that is traceable for up to seven weeks, far longer than most Subway diets last. More Info
  • Here’s some of the crazy tech AT&T is developing behind the scenes
    5.17.15 – TechnoBuffalo – At home, Sound Safari could be programmed to recognize a range of sounds, including the doorbell, footsteps, running water, boiling water, a smoke alarm and … More Info

Legislative News

·        Bill Text ·        Brief Description and Current Status
CAAB01097Text Holden | An act to add Section 7599.56 to the Business and Professions Code, and to amend Section 1633.3 of the Civil Code, Relating to alarm companies.
Status: 05/14/2015 : In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. COMM. LOCATION : ASM BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS COMM. ACTION DATE : 05/05/2015 COMM. ACTION : Do pass, as amended, to Consent Calendar. COMM. VOTE SUMMARY : Ayes: 14 Noes: 00 PASS
History CAAB01097Text
CASB00177Text Wieckowski | An act to amend Sections 7590.1, 7591.10, 7593.1, 7593.6, 7593.7, 7594.4, 7599.32, 7599.34, 7599.42, 7599.43, 7599.48, and 7599.61 of the Business and Professions Code, Relating to alarm companies.
Status: 05/05/2015 : Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR. COMM. LOCATION : SEN APPROPRIATIONS HEARING DATE : 05/18/2015
History CASB00177Text
CASB00177Text Wieckowski | An act to amend Sections 7590.1, 7591.10, 7593.1, 7593.6, 7593.7, 7594.4, 7599.32, 7599.34, 7599.42, 7599.43, 7599.48, and 7599.61 of the Business and Professions Code, Relating to alarm companies.
Status: 05/05/2015 : Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR. COMM. LOCATION : SEN APPROPRIATIONS HEARING DATE : 05/18/2015
History CASB00177Text
FLSB00466Text Introduced by Senate Ethics and Elections | Revising the definition of the term low-voltage alarm system project and adding the definition of the term wireless alarm system providing that a permit is not required to install, maintain, inspect, replace, or service a wireless alarm system and its ancillary components prohibiting a local enforcement agency from requiring the payment of any additional fees, charges, or expenses associated with the installation or replacement of a new or existing alarm system, etc.
Status: 5/7/2015 : – Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
History FLSB00466Text
LASCR00082Text Senator Edwin R. Murray | PRIVATE SECURITY: Encourages business owners and residents of Louisiana to take all measures to ensure the safety of their property, including considering the installation of security cameras at their businesses and residences..
Status: 05/12/2014 : Reported favorably.
History LASCR00082Text


State & National News

  • Lobbying industry expands rapidly in the states
    5.11.15 – The Washington Post – Lobbyists aren’t having much luck on a gridlocked Capitol Hill – so more and more, they’re opening their wallets in state capitols around the country. More Info
  • Why Dial-Up Internet Isn’t Dead Yet
    5.16.15 – MSN – Verizon’s announcement Tuesday that it plans to purchase AOL revealed a interesting tidbit about what AOL is up to these days. Not only does the company continue to provide old-fashioned, dial-up Internet service to 2.3 million active subscribers, but that subscriber base has held surprisingly steady in recent years. More Info
  • More access coming for Texans in need of background checks
    5.12.15 – MorphoTrust – Billerica, Mass. – The Department of Public Safety’s Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas (FAST) program will soon expand its current network of 93 enrollment facilities to include 55 new locations – specifically in more rural areas – where secure and convenient fingerprint-based background checks will be provided at IdentoGO® Centers by MorphoTrust USA (Safran). More Info

Business Tips

  • When Customer Service Centers Fall Short
    5.11.15- CIOInsight – A study finds consumers are dissatisfied with customer service agents’ basic lack of company knowledge and the ability to answer their questions. More Info
  • Ten Traits Effective CIOs Have in Common
    5.13.15- CIOInsight – CIOs should be focused on how digital assets and initiatives are contributing directly to business outcomes. Having these traits helps. More Info
  • How to Become an Influencer in Your Company
    5.12.15 – Baseline – Professionals rarely get ahead by simply being capable doers. They advance by establishing themselves as company influencers who can get collective support for their ideas and proposals. More Info

Fire News

  • CO: GJPD responded to burglar alarm to find fire at laundromat
    5.15.15 – KKCO-TV – Grand Junction Police responded to a burglar alarm just after 12:30 a.m. Friday at CitiWash & Clean laundromat … More Info
  • IA: Police Blotter
    5.12.15 – Pilot Tribune – … in reference to an automated fire alarm. … in an attic space had stepped on some wiring causing the alarm to activate. More Info
  • IL: Film crew’s smoke machine triggers fire alarm at McHenry apartment …
    5.13.15 – Northwest Herald – Firefighters with the McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 8:15 a.m. because of an activated smoke alarm at the restaurant, which is in … More Info
  • IL: Mother Killed, Disabled Daughter Critically Injured In Palatine …
    5.16.15 – CBS Local – When neighbors heard a smoke alarm and saw thick black smoke pouring from the home, it was already too late, they say. It was just … More Info
  • ON: Man charged for false fire alarm
    5.11.15 – The North Bay Nugget – North Bay Police responded to the downtown hotel following a report that a male suspect had pulled the alarm when there was no fire. Guests of the hotel … More Info
  • TX: Wooten Elementary students evacuated after fire alarm
    5.15.15 – Austin American-Statesman – All students are safe and accounted for, Austin fire officials said. The initial fire alarm came in at about 2:25 p.m. at the elementary school, … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Trio, including former UNA football player, indicate in 2014 burglary
    5.16.15 – Times Daily – Detectives said police responded to an alarm at the business and found the burglary had occurred. Reports indicate the officers used evidence and video from … More Info
  • AR: Law Enforcement
    5.16.15 – Arkansas City Traveler – Deputies were dispatched for a burglary alarm. The structure was found to be secure. • Deputies were dispatched … More Info
  • CA: Alleged King City burglar caught with tools, television in hand
    5.15.15 – Monterey County Herald – Officers were called to the residence about 10:44 a.m., after an audible alarm began to go off at the home. More Info
  • CA: Crash-and-grab heist at Bay Area Bloomingdale’s store
    5.14.15 – KRNV My News 4 – … in at the Bloomingdale’s store at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto was reported at 4 a.m. Wednesday by a security company checking an activated alarm. More Info
  • CA: Kern County Sheriff’s activity for May 9
    5.12.15 – Taft Midway Driller – 8:54 am, deputies responded to an alarm activation 9:59 am, deputies responded to report of peace disturbance in the area of A … More Info
  • CA: Loma Linda man arrested in precious-metal theft
    5.12.15 – San Bernardino County Sun – … deputies at the Sheriff’s Central Station responded to a call, which was made in response to a silent alarm. More Info
  • CA: Man Breaks into Sacramento Furniture Store, Possibly Stealing for …
    5.13.15 – FOX40 – According to Sacramento County Deputies, an alarm went off around 2 a.m., and when they arrived, it didn’t seem like anyone was in the building. More Info
  • CA: Millbrae home robbery suspect at large
    5.12.15 – KRON4.com – After the suspect heard the alarm he fled, according to police. Deputies did not find anyone when they canvassed the area near the home, according to the … More Info
  • CA: Palo Alto: Thieves crash SUV into Bloomingdale’s in brazen jewelry …
    5.13.15 – San Jose Mercury News – Police were called at 4:14 a.m. to the high-end department store at the Stanford Shopping Center after security officers responding to an alarm discovered the … More Info
  • CA: Two St. Helena businesses burglarized
    5.12.15 – Napa Valley Register – Police responded to a burglar alarm at Central Valley at 4:35 a.m. to find a window smashed and the front door open, said Sgt. Matt Talbot. Cash and power … More Info
  • CA: U.S. Bank in Lincoln Robbed, Suspect Demands Money with Note
    5.17.15 – FOX40 – When officers were responding to the bank’s robbery alarm, a unit spotted a person who matched the suspect’s description running down 3rd Street, just one … More Info
  • CO: 84-Year-Old Uses Life Alert To Save Self From Man Allegedly …
    5.13.15 – KKTV 11 News – The victim managed to push her Life Alert button, which brought Colorado Springs firefighters to her home on a medical alarm. Not knowing they were there for … More Info
  • CO: Armed robbery reported at Kwik Stop in Florence
    5.11.15 – Canon City Daily Record – Florence Police Department officers were called to the Kwik Stop at 4:55 a.m. April 15, 2013, after a burglary alarm was triggered. When the officer arrived, the … More Info
  • CO: Longmont police searching for three men involved in liquor store …
    5.13.15 – Longmont Times-Call – A police report said an officer responded to an alarm call at Hover Crossing Wine and Spirits just before 4 a.m. on Wednesday. The officer found … More Info
  • CO: Robber gets away with little more than cigarettes after Colorado …
    5.17.15 -Colorado Springs Gazette – The clerk triggered the alarm, police said, then told the robber. The robber grabbed the cigarettes before fleeing the store on foot, said police, who did not identify … More Info
  • FL: Police: Woman arrested after shooting at man in Orlando
    5.13.15 – Orlando Sentinel – Just before 5 a.m., Orlando police received a commercial alarm call from a business… More Info
  • FL: Thieves break into nail salon to get inside Verizon Store, police say
    5.16.15 – Local 10 – It was just before 4:00 this morning when the alarm went off at this Verizon wireless store. More Info
  • GA: Burglar known as ‘the creepy crawler’ is finally arrested
    5.12.15 – WTOC – But then he returned, but this time the alarm sounded and he ran. They believe this is the third time this same crook has broke into their business in a week. More Info
  • GA: Jackson County police blotter
    5.15.15 – Online Athens – DAMAGE: On May 11, Deputy Steve Orta was dispatched to a home in Hoschton, where a woman said her alarm sounded about midnight, but she didn’t think … More Info
  • GA: Owner upset over delayed police response to burglary
    5.14.15 – WXIA-TV – Mike Morrison got a call from the alarm company saying that his family-owned Wings Camera store is being burglarized. He arrived to a busted lock and … More Info
  • GA: Sandy Springs Blotter: Man Allegedly Assaulted By Uber Driver
    5.15.15 – Patch.com – Stein Mart, May 9: The alarm for the store activated just after 3 a.m. Officers found forced entry to the front door. A rock, 2×1 ft., was … More Info
  • GA: Sheriff’s Calls: Alarms Sound, But Everything OK
    5.17.15 -Patch.com – Alarm – Walton County deputies responded to an alarm. Residence checked. Everything … More Info
  • IN: Embassy Theatre broken into Sunday night
    5.11.15 – News Sentinel – According to Kelly Updike, executive director, around 11:20 p.m. she received a call from their alarm company telling them the south lobby door was ajar. More Info
  • MA: Overdue Boater Located by Coast Guard
    5.11.15 – Patch.com – At 1:22 p.m., an alarm sounded and surveillance footage shows two males get out of a dark sedan, approach the door and throw eggs. More Info
  • MD: Police Investigating Prescription Theft From Pharmacy In Md.
    5.16.15 – CBS Local – … that Maryland State Police troopers responded to a pharmacy around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday to investigate a burglar alarm. More Info
  • MI: Homeless man convicted of Riverview American Legion break-in …
    5.12.15 – Southgate News Herald – Shortly before 3 a.m. on May 10, police were sent to the American Legion building in response to a burglar alarm. When officers arrived, the front door was … More Info
  • MN: Burglar uses master key to access businesses, then gets caught on …
    5.11.15 – Woodbury Bulletin – On May 10, 2014, officers responded to a burglar alarm and found Jerome James Humphreys III, who told Woodbury police he was walking from a trailer park to … More Info
  • MS: UPDATE: 4th suspect arrested in fatal shooting
    5.11.15 – Hattiesburg American – •Sgt. David Anthony, killed by gunfire May 23, 1973, while responding to an alarm call at Citizens National Bank. •Sgt. Jackie Dole Sherrill, … More Info
  • NE: Police Investigate Attempted Bank Robbery
    5.12.15 – 1011now – Police said she hit the hold-up alarm, and when she turned around he was gone. Officers said the suspect didn’t get away with any money and he didn’t show a … More Info
  • NH: Macy’s burglary under investigation
    5.11.15 – The Union Leader – Police said they were alerted to the theft at 2:30 a.m when a commercial burglar alarm sounded at the store. Investigators released an image … More Info
  • NJ: $7K worth of jewelry stolen during Kinnelon burglary, cops say
    5.13.15 – NJ.com – Around 10:45 p.m., Officer Ricky Ferriola responded to a residence after someone tripped the home’s burglar alarm, police said. No one was home … More Info
  • NJ: Willingboro police investigating attempted burglary at Grand …
    5.13.15 – Burlington County Times – Willingboro – A burglar attempted to break into the Grand Marketplace on Tuesday night but was scared off when an alarm activated, police … More Info
  • NM: Man drinks 10 bottles of wine, ends up locked in restaurant bathroom
    5.12.15 – WDTN – After the burglar alarm went off the owner went to investigate and says he saw a man dressed all in black inside. When officers got there they found 50-year-old … More Info
  • OH: Armed robbery in Greenfield
    5.14.15 – Hillsboro Times Gazette – Barrera reported that the sheriff’s office responded shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday to a “hold-up alarm activation” at the County Corner Market … More Info
  • OH: Burglars terrorize Lorain neighborhood
    5.14.15 – newsnet5.com – Luckily, that’s as far as they got before the security alarm sounded. “Obviously they ignored the posting that we’re monitoring,” Lopez said. “But obviously they … More Info
  • OH: Lights & Sirens: Video games, meds stolen
    5.13.15 – Bucyrus Telegraph Forum – A false alarm was received. 7:41 a.m.. A false alarm was received. 8:45 a.m.. More Info
  • OH: Officer Arrests Suspect Who Tried To Run Over Cop
    5.14.15 – 10TV – It happened around 12:00 a.m… Police said they got a call about an alarm going off at a … More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    5.13.15 – Circleville Herald – Alarm activated at Pickaway Medical Group. Officers on scene advised everything checked okay. Officer marked out with an accident … More Info
  • OH: Thieves Using Empty Storefronts to Break into Neighboring …
    5.15.15 – Fox 28 – The crooks apparently know what they are doing, once inside they snipped a wire which cut the power to the alarm system but kept the electricity on, allowing … More Info
  • ON: Hair extensions taken in $10K theft in Barrie, police say
    5.17.15 – CBC.ca – On Friday night police responded to a business in the city’s north end, where an alarm had gone off. The suspect or suspects were gone by the time police got to … More Info
  • OR: Burglars sneak through roof, steal from 2 Portland businesses
    5.16.15 – kgw.com – He said in cases like this, it’s best if businesses work together, and make sure to have cameras and an alarm system. Anyone with information about these … More Info
  • PA: Lower Merion Police Reports: 7-Eleven theft leads to felony charges
    5.11.15 – Main Line – The clerk pushed the silent alarm and followed Meachum from the store. A Philadelphia police officer pulled into the lot of the 7-Eleven. The Philadelphia officer … More Info
  • PA: Off base: Burglars steal from Pa. youth baseball fields
    5.14.15 – CBS News – To get around the alarm that covers the front door, the PAL volunteers believe the burglars took an 80-pound safe and dropped it over the second-floor deck. More Info
  • TN: Crime Stoppers: Stolen iPads Returned, Suspect Still Sought
    5.14.15 – WRCB-TV – “May the 6th about 4 in the morning,” explained Chattanooga Police Officer Tim McFarland, “the alarm system was turned off, and two suspects…or, who we … More Info
  • TN: Sheriff’s Office searches for burglary suspect
    5.14.15 – Jackson Sun – Sheriff’s deputies were notified when the store’s alarm was triggered, but the two men had already driven away with displays of lottery tickets. Deputies chased a … More Info
  • TX: Bellmead Police Searching for Two Suspects in Pharmacy Burglary
    5.17.15 -KCEN-TV – Bellmead Police Department received a call at approximately 4:52 p.m. regarding an alarm at Lynn’s La Vega Pharmacy … More Info
  • TX: Clovis Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Burglary
    5.12.15 – EverythingLubbock.com – Clovis Police were alerted by an alarm activation at the Jimenez Custom Harvesting building in the late evening hours of February 22, 2014. More Info
  • TX: Pct. 4: Robbery at Walgreens leads to chase in northeast Harris …
    5.14.15 – KPRC Houston – An alarm alerted deputy constables about the robbery. When they arrived at the scene, the suspects fled in a car. Deputy constables chased them to … More Info
  • VA: 50000 painkillers stolen from pharmacy
    5.14.15 – ModernMedicine – However, investigators said the key to the storage cabinet and the alarm code were posted near the control panel. At other times, the alarm was not activated. More Info
  • WI: Burglary Suspect Held on $5000 Cash Bond
    5.14.15 – Racine County Eye – According to the criminal complaint, police were called at 2:30 a.m. to a home on Illinois for a report of a burglar alarm sounding. When officers arrived, the … More Info
  • WI: VIDEO: Oconomowoc mom accused of crawling through K-Mart’s …
    5.15.15 – Newsradio 620- The alarm came from the pharmacy area. That’s when officers saw Butler carrying something in her hands. Police say she had a plastic bag with 18 different pill … More Info


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