Public Safety Updates
- OH: False alarms costly to township
5.2.23 – Columbus Messenger – The township is charged approximately $16 per call by their dispatching service. “Now, with added costs for dispatching, it adds up,” said York …
- NC: False Fire Alarm Ordinance Approved By Alexander …
5.2.23 – WHKY – According to the ordinance, false alarms are based on a 12-month tracking schedule. There is no charge for the first two false alarms, but the …
- ON: Cornwall police move to cut down on false alarm calls
5.5.23 – CTV – As of May 1, the service now uses the Verified Alarm Response Program (VARP), a tool that the force hopes will save valuable time and money. “We’ve noticed that 99.7 per cent of our alarm call responses are false activations or unfounded complaints,” said Insp.
- Biden administration releases plan for ‘responsible AI,’ meets with Big Tech
5.4.23 – SIW – Vice President Harris and senior administration officials met with the CEOs of Alphabet (Google), Anthropic, Microsoft and OpenAI to discuss the need for “responsible, trustworthy and ethical” innovation.
- Younger generations gravitate toward online interactions
5.1.23 – ZDNet – Younger people are turning away from traditional entertainment to engage with others in user-generated content on social media and video games, Deloitte says in a new report. Of those under age 42, 40% say they interact with others more in video games than in person, with Deloitte’s Jana Arbanas noting that video games and UGC “offer more interaction, socialization and utility, and their popularity with younger generations could potentially transform the media and entertainment industry.”
- Secured Entrances Deliver a Warehouse Full of Protection
5.3.23 – Security Today – By Mark R. Perkins – Ask any industry analyst to identify the biggest potential risks and liabilities facing distribution, logistics and warehouse management teams today, and the costs related to inventory shrinkage and theft are surely to be near the top of every list.
- How to Introduce Smart-Home Tech to Seniors
5.4.23 – SSI – Slow, steady, and discreet is likely the best approach when it comes to incorporating smart technology into the lives of older parents and relatives.
- N.C. Auto Dealership Uses AI Security Technology to Thwart Thefts
5.3.23 – SSI – Jason Knott – Liberty Buick-GMC in Matthews, N.C., deploys 16 AI security technology from iDter and KEYper Systems to protect open air-assets.
- Wi-Fi HaLow and the Evolution of the Smart Home
5.5.23 – Security Today – By Michael De Nil – From those early, high-pitched days of dial up, to the impending arrival of Wi-Fi 7, connectivity is changing… particularly in the Wi-Fi department.
- The Impact of Strategic Technology Partnerships
5.5.23 – Security Today – By Craig Newell – It may sound counterintuitive, but transparency is vital in the security industry. While many solutions block, divert and alert to imminent threats, at its core, security is rooted in the critical clarity between what the end-user needs and what the provider can offer.
- How do you retain officers? Be a great leader
Police 1 -Many of the factors contributing to the current police recruitment and retention crisis are out of the control of department leaders. However, there is one contributing factor within their control. They can choose to become a great leader.
- CO: Watch: Thieves use ‘a little lasso’ to pull ATM out of bar
5.2.23 – DENVER (KDVR) – Early Tuesday morning, three thieves used a truck and rope to pull a bolted-down ATM out of Spot Bar and Grill in Denver. “It’s just violating,” Meagan Maly, the bar’s general manager, said.
- CT man charged in Southington liquor store burglary
5.5.23 – Hartford Courant – Police have charged a Norfolk man with burglarizing a Southington liquor store in January. Tyler Spadaccini, 28, was tied to the Southington crime after police in Naugatuck interrupted a burglary in their town just a day later and arrested him, according to the Southington Police Department.
- GA: Man arrested for suspected burglaries
5.5.23 – News Break – Brunswick, GA – Kevin Salaazar-Lainez, 25, was arrested at around 5:40 a.m. Thursday when officers responded to an alarm at the Dollar General …
- IL: Multiple burglary suspects force their way into house …
5.1.23 – Lake & McHenry County Scanner – Multiple suspects forcibly broke into a house in Highland Park, awakening the residents who were inside sleeping, and burglarized the home late Sunday evening, police said. The Highland Park Police Department said they are investigating the burglary.
- KS: Thieves Steal ATM Cash Box
KSAL News – Thieves, who could potentially be part of an organized crime group, stole a cash box from an ATM in South Salina early Friday morning.
- MI: Bank robber made off with undisclosed amount of cash in …
5.3.23 – FOX 2 Detroit – The robbery suspect handed the teller a note demanding cash and implying he had a weapon during a hold-up on Wednesday.
- MN: After latest burglary at Lowertown coffeehouse and restaurant, owners find community support ‘amazing’
5.1.23 – Twin Cities – After latest burglary at Lowertown coffee shop and restaurant, owners find community support ‘amazing’.
- PA: Police looking for 2 suspects seen on Ross Township Best Buy roof overnight
5.5.23 – WPXI-TV – Ross Township Police were called to Best Buy around midnight Thursday night because the burglar alarm went off. When officers showed up, police said they spotted two suspects on the roof of the store. Police said the suspects were trying to break in by entering through the roof.
- TX: Jose Altuve home burglary: Houston police arrest four for …
5.5.23 – CBS Sports – Three men are currently in custody after breaking into the home of Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and stealing about $1 million worth of jewelry on Opening Day, Houston police announced Friday. Patrick Maxey, Jordan Tarniella and William Jones Jr. were charged with burglary of a habitation.
- VT: Break-ins continue at Brattleboro businesses
5.5.23 – WCAX – A string of recent break-ins in downtown Brattleboro has community members questioning what more can be done.
- WA: Two suspected burglars arrested after alarm notifies police in …
5.5.23. – KIRO – Two men were arrested Thursday night after officers responded to an alarm at a store in Lacey, according to the Lacey Police Department. According to police, live video from the scene showed a man dressed in dark clothing and a black mask attempting to get into the back of a business.
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