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Door to Door Sales

  • An alarm security company lied to get a senior to switch, and then …
    6.7.17 – Hawaii News Now – Pearl City resident Gayle Harimoto said a door-to-door salesperson claiming to be with ADT Security Services outright lied to her 89-year-old father in order to …More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CT: Police remind residents to renew their alarm registration
    6.11.17 – Easton Courier – The Easton Police Department reminds residents that the annual alarm use renewal fee for July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, is due and payable on or before … More Info
  • FL: JSO: Home, business owners with security systems must register …
    6.6.17 – WJXT Jacksonville – Anyone in Jacksonville with a home or business security system is required to register their alarm by Aug. 31, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced … More Info
  • IL: Salem Police Chief Says Alarm Fines Causing Unintended Side …
    6.6.17 – WJBD Online – Salem Police Chief Shawn Reynolds is concerned the fines for excessive false alarms is having an unintended effect of some business owners no longer having …More Info
  • OR: Portland auditor blasts city’s emergency bureau over 911 hold time …
    6.7.17 – KATU – … for years 911 operators within the bureau had known the information provided by bureau leadership to City Council was wrong and tried to “sound the alarm.”. More Info

Industry News

  • Honeywell Unveils New Xtralis Aspirating Smoke Detector at NFPA …
    6.5.17 – Security Sales & Integration – Honeywell unveiled a handful of new technologies including fire alarm control panels from Silent Knight, Fire-Lite and its Farenhyt Series at the NFPA … More Info
  • Why Alarm.com Execs Are Selling Off Their Stocks
    6.7.17 – Security Sales & Integration – Tysons, Va. —According to recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, two top executives at Alarm.com have sold nearly $2 million in stocks and … More Info
  • ADS Defeats Patent Troll in Court, Reimbursed Attorneys’ Fees
    6.8.17 – SSI – After initially having its cross-motion denied by a Texas court, the Federal Circuit reversed the decision citing an abuse of discretion. More Info
  • MT: Fire sprinkler installer admits faking job in MSUB library
    6.8.17 – Billings Gazette – A state fire marshal and the alarm company performed a hydrostatic test of the system and the fire alarm and marked the project complete. But three days later … More Info
  • Companies sue Schaumburg over new fire-alarm policy
    6.10.17 – Chicago Daily Herald – Six fire-alarm monitoring companies have sued the village of Schaumburg over a recent law directing all of the approximately 1,200 businesses in town to the … More Info

State & National News

  • Life Safety Relies On Code Adoption
    5.10.17 – NEMA – The public is safer as a result of the 2015 editions of the International Fire Code (IFC), International Building Code (IBC), and International Building Code (IRC). One significant change helps first responders quickly identify the exact location of an activated initiating device during an emergency and reduce unwanted alarm activations by pinpointing the problematic device. More Info
  • Baker vs. ADT Resolved
    6.5.17 – SIW – A look at the ramifications of the class action settlement … More Info
  • Violence Rate Rate Up 4.2% in Big U.S. Cities
    6.7.17 – SIA – Chicago accounted for more than 55 percent of the murder increase last year, according to a new analysis of crime data by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. More Info
  • Smart Home Consumers Want Sole Do-It-All ‘Technology Manager’
    6.8.17- CEPro – ‘Technology Manager’ term named by consumers as best title for single do-it-all person to handle both personal electronics and home technology. More Info

Business Tips

  • 7 Benefits of Having an Integrated Security System
    6.5.17 – SSI – Use these benefits to show prospective customers why they should adopt an integrated security system. More Info
  • 4 Software Tools to Help You Deliver the Best Customer Support
    6.9.17 – SSI – Do you have the software it takes to deliver great customer support? More Info
  • How to Guide a Client Through the Analog to Network Video Transition
    6.8.17 – SSI – Learn the technologies to step clients through the upgrade process — be it baby steps, significant migration tactics or a complete overhaul. More Info
  • How to Prevent Attrition and Hold on to That Valuable RMR
    6.9.17 – SSI – Don’t sit back idly while attrition takes its toll, take countermeasures. More Info

Fire News

  • AK: Police & Fire for Sunday, June 11, 2017
    6.11.17 – Juneau Empire – At 12:02 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire alarm that had been triggered by building construction. At 3:39 p.m., they responded to a fire alarm … More Info
  • AR: Fire guts Jones-designed house that Clinton rented in ’70s
    6.10.17 – Arkansas Online – The smoke alarm rousted Joe Brodacz and his dog, and they escaped from the burning building, said his son-in-law, Robert Dzur. Dzur and his wife, Stephanie, .. More Info
  • CA: Fire breaks out in attic of Huntington Beach home
    6.6.17 – OCRegister – “We noticed the fire when the smoke alarm went off and went to check on it … we called 911, threw water on what we saw and got out.” Kilfoyle said the cats … More Info
  • KY: Police and fire report for June 3, 2017
    6.5.17 – Winchester Sun – At 9:36 a.m. Thursday, firefighters responded to an alarm at the Clark County Detention Center. It was a false alarm. — At 9:38 p.m. Thursday, firefighters … More Info
  • KY: Police and fire reports for June 8, 2017
    6.8.17 – Winchester Sun – At 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to an alarm sounding at the Clark County Detention Center, 30 Wall St. it was set off by smoke from a dryer. More Info
  • MA: Easton fire log: May 30-June 5
    6.10.17 – Wicked Local Easton – 3:39 p.m.: A commercial fire alarm was activated at Roche Bros Plaza  … More Info
  • MA: Marion Police Log: May 21-27
    6.5.17 – Wicked Local Rochester – 10:36 a.m.: A fire alarm was reported… More Info
  • MA: Wenham police log, May 10-23
    6.10.17 – Wicked Local Wenham – 12:24 p.m.: A carbon monoxide alarm was reported on Main Street. 4:21 p.m.: A fire was reported at Tavilla Hall … More Info
  • NJ: Smokey Kitchen Clears Maywood’s Oak Ale House
    6.6.17 – Hackensack Daily Voice – An employee told Daily Voice that “burned food and steam” set off the alarm. … “We were just eating and then all of a sudden the fire alarm went off,” said a … More Info
  • PA: ‘He was going to leave her to die’: Man kills wife, burns house with …
    6.7.17 – PennLive.com – … drove away after killing Courtney McGhee during an argument Monday night and setting the fire. Their daughter was awakened by a fire alarm about 11 p.m. … More Info
  • SC: Ogdensburg police blotter, June 10
    6.11.17 – North Country Now – 8:16 – A fire alarm activation was reported at Ogdensburg Family Health Practice. False alarm, police said. • 4:07 — Report of male about 5’5” and … More Info
  • SC: Prosecutors: New charges expected against Ladson teen accused …
    6.7.17 – ABC NEWS 4 – Earlier Tuesday, shortly before 4 a.m., the Charleston and Saint Andrews fire departments responded a smoke alarm at a home … More Info
  • WI: “I just set my sister on fire” Man confesses to killing sister with …
    6.8.17 – WDJT – When officers arrived at the home Nasif told them to go to they could hear beeping from a smoke alarm and could smell something burning. Officers found the … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: ‘His smile was contagious’: Birmingham store clerk killed in apparent …
    6.5.17 – AL.com – Birmingham police Sgt. Bryan Shelton said East Precinct officers were dispatched to the store on a robbery alarm. When they arrived, they found two people … More Info
  • AL: Local Walgreens burglarized
    6.7.17 – Atmore News – “We got a phone call from Walgreens’ alarm company that they had an alarm showing entry to the building,” said Brooks. “Our officers got there within a matter of … More Info
  • AL: Police continue search for gas station homicide suspect
    6.6.17 – WBRC FOX6 News – WBRC.com – A robbery alarm alerted officers. When they arrived, they found Ngangi wounded but alive with two customers consoling him. A few hours later, Ngangi would … More Info
  • AR: $1000 in food, cigarettes, jewelry stolen from Little Rock …
    6.9.17 – Arkansas Online – About $1,000 worth of food was reported stolen from a Little Rock convenience store Wednesday morning after the padlock was broken and the glass door was … More Info
  • AZ: Crimetrackers: Burglar breaks into beauty salon
    6.6.17 – KVOA Tucson News – She said the security alarm went off, and he could be seen heading to the front of Lupita’s Hair Fashions. “He just ran in as fast as he could. More Info
  • CA: 2 arrested after gift shop burglary in Costa Mesa
    6.6.17 – Los Angeles Times – Two people were arrested in connection with a burglary at a Costa Mesa gift shop late Sunday, police said. Costa Mesa police responded to a burglary alarm at … More Info
  • CA: Burglars Break into Stockton’s Karl Ross Post Twice Over Weekend
    6.6.17 – FOX40 – Once inside, he stayed low, even rolled around on a dolly to avoid setting off the alarm. Nineteen hours later, the guy was back. This time, he cut the lock off the … More Info
  • CA: Burglars target several businesses in Orange’s Old Towne district …
    6.9.17 – KABC-TV – The owner of the business said the burglar stole a professional camera, then fled when the building’s alarm sounded. The suspect had pried the lock open on … More Info
  • CA: Police Beat
    6.7.17 – Escalon Times – 3:01 a.m. – Business alarm sounding; false alarm. … 4:44 p.m. – Officer initiated activity possible alarm at … More Info
  • CA: Police log: Hawthorne, Gardena and Lawndale crime reports
    6.10.17 – The Daily Breeze – Clothing, toys, backpacks, miscellaneous documents and alarm equipment were reported stolen. Residential burglary: 1:05 a.m. June 3, … More Info
  • CA: Police: Burglary Suspect Who Broke Into Elk Grove Bowling Alley In …
    6.7.17 – CBS Sacramento – According to Elk Grove police, the business’ security alarm was set off when someone broke into the business. That triggered the company’s surveillance video. More Info
  • CA: Second suspect in West Covina school burglaries arrested, more …
    6.7.17 – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune – West Covina police officers responded at 10:56 p.m. to a burglary alarm at Orangewood Elementary School where they saw the suspect … More Info
  • CO: Lakewood police arrest 2 men possibly linked to rash of gun store …
    6.7.17 – The Denver Post – The store alarm was blaring after someone apparently crashed into the building. The vehicle broke through the glass doors, but was stopped by an interior gate. More Info
  • CO: Logan County Sheriff’s deputies respond to business burglary alarm
    6.8.17 – Journal Advocate – At 10:13 a.m. deputies were dispatched in reference to a theft. At 10:00 a.m. deputies made a return phone call regarding … More Info
  • CT: Fairfield police investigate two commercial burglaries
    6.5.17 – Fairfield Citizen – A door alarm was activated just before 1:30 a.m. and police arrived to find a large, double pane window was shattered. A piece of concrete curbing was on the … More Info
  • CT: Fairfield Police Nab Country Club Burglars
    6.11.17 – Hartford Courant – Police said they responded to an alarm at the club at 12:35 a.m. and found two suspects inside the building. The suspects fled on foot and … More Info
  • CT: Fairfield Police search for suspected burglars
    6.8.17 – Fairfield Citizen – Police responded to an active alarm just before 1 a.m. at Maione’s Pizza. The officers found evidence that there had been a forced entry .. More Info
  • FL: Burglar alarm scares off thief at church
    6.9.17 – Villages-News – A burglar alarm scared off a potential thief last month at a Lady Lake church. The alarm sounded at about 9:30 p.m. May 31 at St. Alban’s Anglican Church … More Info
  • FL: Teen crimes happening at start of summer break
    6.7.17 – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay – The teens loaded up a bag with about $1,000 worth of merchandise before fleeing the store when a burglary alarm sounded. According to police, the weekend … More Info
  • FL: Winter Haven Police search for armed bank robber who terrorized …
    6.7.17 – ABC Action News – Winter Haven, Fla. – The Winter Haven Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed robber who terrorized a bank teller on … More Info
  • GA: Burglar cuts through glass to break into businesses
    6.8.17 – FOX 5 Atlanta – “We would like to put a stop to this,” said Sgt. Robert Kirby, who believes the thief is attempting to sidestep the alarm sensors for glass by cutting through it, rather … More Info
  • GA: Suspect caught on tape breaking into business
    6.6.17 – LaGrange Daily News – When police responded to a business alarm at that Chick-Fil-A, they found the drive thru window unlocked. Upon inspection, officers found that the cash drawers … More Info
  • KY: 5 boys accused of breaking into Dunbar High School, stealing paper …
    6.6.17 – Lexington Herald Leader – An alarm notified police that someone was in the building. When officers arrived, the teens attempted to flee, but the officers caught them. A juvenile court worker … More Info
  • KY: Teens Caught Breaking Into Lexington High School
    6.8.17 – WUKY – The company that runs the alarm system called police and while they were on the way, the alarm was set off on a hatch door to the school’s roof. Officers set up a … More Info
  • LA: Baton Rouge man wanted for burglary arrested over weekend
    6.11.17 – The Advocate – Baton Rouge police were contacted by an alarm company about a possible burglary. The responding officer found the rear door of the home had been … More Info
  • MA: Acton police reports: May 26 to June 2
    6.10.17 – Wicked Local Acton – 6:32 a.m.: Police responded to a commercial burglar alarm. 8:01 a.m.: Police responded to a report of an alarm. More Info
  • MA: Police seeking ‘blowtorch robbers’
    6.7.17 – WCVB Boston – Ayer Police said the alarm at the Exxon Station, where they found the glass of the front door had been smashed. They also found that … More Info
  • MA: Rockland police log, May 13-19
    6.10.17 – Wicked Local Rockland – 8:38 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at Rockland Federal Credit Union. 9:03 a.m.: A motor vehicle accident was reported. More Info
  • MA: Teenager interrupts Brockton house break-in
    6.9.17 – Enterprise News –  “A teenager came home from school and it sounded like the house alarm was going off,” police Detective Sgt. Michael Dennehy said. “He heard a noise upstairs, … More Info
  • NH: Claremont Man Pleads Not Guilty to Burglary
    6.9.17 – Valley News – Twin State Coins & Treasures is outfitted with a hardwired alarm system that rings the police department. Kennett allegedly smashed the glass to the shop door, … More Info
  • NH: Police Arrest Claremont Man Following West Lebanon Business …
    6.8.17 – Valley News – Just prior to the alarm being received,” police said. The front door had been broken in an attempt to gain entry… More Info
  • NJ: Police respond to accidents, fall victims in Peapack-Gladstone
    6.8.17 – New Jersey Hills – Thursday, June 1, at 1:14 a.m. – Police were dispatched to the Peapack Sunoco for a burglar alarm. Cpl. Scanlon and Detective Anthony … More Info
  • OH: Businesses cited for underage alcohol sales: North Ridgeville police
    6.10.17 – cleveland.com – The burglar alarm was going off at the school, and the suspects admitted to entering the building and stealing food. They were transported to the police station … More Info
  • OH: Woman faces charges after botched dollar store robbery
    6.8.17 – Youngstown Vindicator- The employee reportedly told the woman that wasn’t going to happen, pressed the alarm, and called 911. Police arrested Rhonda Hardy, 25, . More Info
  • OK: False alarm brings police response
    6.6.17 – Muskogee Daily Phoenix – A police response to Arrowhead Mall recently turned out to be a false alarm, said Officer Lincoln Anderson, Muskogee Police Department spokesman. More Info
  • ​OH: Circleville Police Reports
    6.5.17 – Pickaway News Journal – Officers responded to an activated alarm. The scene checked OK. – A caller from Ohio Market reported a … More Info
  • OK: Standoff in Owasso ends in arrest of homeowners son
    6.9.17 – kjrh.com – At about 7:30 p.m. deputies responded to a call in Owasso to a residence alarm. After arriving they discovered … More Info
  • PA: Lancaster police charge man in burglary at pizzeria
    6.6.17 – ABC27 – Lancaster police responded around 3:40 a.m. to Slugger’s Pizzeria for a report of an alarm. Officers arrived to find signs of forced entry but … More Info
  • PA: Police: Burglars broke through roof of Lebanon CVS to get inside
    6.6.17 – WGAL Lancaster – Police in Lebanon say they caught a pair of burglars red-handed. Officials say they checked out an alarm at the CVS store just before 4:30 … More Info
  • PA: Serial burglar jailed for role in Hook ATM heist
    6.6.17 – The Delaware County Daily Times – The store employee told officers he arrived about 4:50 a.m. to open up and noticed the alarm system keypad was not functional. He looked up and saw two men … More Info
  • PA: Suspect sought in robbery of one Giant Eagle, attempted robbery of …
    6.9.17 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – The teller activated an alarm, and the man ran out. Ninety minutes later, according to Bethel Park police, the same man robbed the Citizens Bank branch at the … More Info
  • PA: Ullery Waives Hearing in Local Pharmacy Robbery
    6.8.17 – Gant Daily – The pharmacist walked around two co-workers, pushed the silent alarm button and proceeded to the cabinet to retrieve the Percocet. He explained to state … More Info
  • TN: Police: Man caught after breaking into 2 Walgreens stores
    6.9.17 – Clarksville Now – Officers responded to separate alarm calls Wednesday, June 7 at two different Walgreens locations between 2:15 and 3:15 a.m. The first alarm sounded … More Info
  • TX: Marshall police respond to Washington Ave. break-ins
    6.11.17 – KTBS – The third break-in was reported around 8 a.m. Saturday at the General Store when an alarm system was triggered. More Info
  • TX: Police track down suspected bank robbers
    6.10.17 – FOX 29 – The alarm sounded at the IBC Bank at about 4:15pm Friday. A responding officer spotted the suspects’ vehicle and followed it … More Info
  • UT: ‘Fowl crime’: Unusual suspects to blame for business break-in
    6.7.17 – KSL.com – Dye said an alarm was triggered, leading workers to investigate what had taken place. When those workers arrived, Dye said they found the office area of the … More Info
  • VA: 3 boys arrested in connection with school worker shooting
    6.8.17 – WSET – Police say the boys were arrested Tuesday after officers responded to a burglar alarm at an elementary school. They say officers learned the three were also … More Info
  • VA: Christiansburg Police Captain details saving man, 4 dogs from …
    6.6.17 – WDBJ7- “I’m not the typical person to lay on the couch, that’s not my style so the 5:00 alarm went off this morning and I felt it was time to come to work,” Captain Weddle … More Info
  • VA: Petersburg police arrest suspect six minutes after SunTrust robbery
    6.6.17 – Richmond.com – Police said they responded at 2:35 p.m. to a holdup alarm at the SunTrust branch. Bank employees provided police with a … More Info
  • VA: Three kids arrested after burglaries, shooting at Richmond school …
    6.8.17 – WSLS – Police say the boys were arrested Tuesday after officers responded to a burglar alarm at an elementary school. They say officers learned the three were also … More Info
  • WA: Police looking for thief who struck at 2 Jeff Co. businesses – KMOV …
    6.8.17 – KMOV.com – The store’s owner said the alarm system malfunctioned, failing to notify police. “He pulled the door and ran in there and knocked the shelf down, and then came … More Info
  • WA: Police officers arrest three burglary suspects in north Redmond
    6.6.17 – Redmond Reporter – A Redmond communications specialist received notification of a residential alarm in the north Redmond area and the alarm company reported multiple … More Info
  • WA:: Deputies surround Burien house after sheriff calls in burglary
    6.7.17 – KOMO News – The alarm went off, and the person spotted the burglary, Sgt. Cindi West with the Sheriff’s Office says. The sheriff reported the crime … More Info

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