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June 15, 2015

Association Events

  • NTAA Monthly Meeting – June 18th, 2015
    Please join us at this month’s NTAA meeting! TBFAA Board of Directors & Ernest McCloud, State Fire Marshal’s Office. The Victoria Restaurant, 13435 Bee Street, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 More Info
  • MDBFAA Member Meeting – July 8th, 2015
    How to Increase Your Company’s Value. Bob Lepczyk of Security Associates will explain the steps you can take to increase the value of your Company. 11am-1pm. COPS Monitoring- 235 Schilling Cir Suite 108, Hunt Valley, MD, US, 21031 – More Info

Door to Door Sales

  • ADT warns homeowners about security scammers
    6.8.15 – Local 10 – In a recent case, a Miami homeowner said someone came to his home May 27 claiming to be there to install a new alarm system and promising to save the …More Info
  • Scammers prey on home security service customers
    6.11.15 -KMBC Kansas City – That’s when he found out they don’t connect to his alarm system. “When I set the alarm at night, I have to bypass the back door,” Kenneth said. Despite his home … More Info
  • Home Alarm Salesmen Using Deceptive Tactics
    6.12.15 – WJBF-TV – The salesmen make you think your signing a new contract with ADT, but what you’re actually doing is signing a new contract with another alarm company. More Info
  • Police Warn on Door-to-Door Sales
    6.12.15 – The Ledger – Residents have reported a man knocking on doors in the southeast area of Winter Haven claiming to be with an alarm company, according to police. The man … More Info
  • Door-to-Door Alarm Sales Rep Dupes 9-Month Pregnant Woman
    6.12.15 – SSI – A Safe Home Security salesperson allegedly tricked a nine-month pregnant…More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Alarm user permits required in some Valley cities
    6.11.15 – KESQ – If you plan to arm your home or business with an alarm system an alarm user’s permit is required in some Coachella Valley cities. More Info
  • GA: Sunday Interview with Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley: ‘We want to …
    6.14.15 – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer – We still answer alarm calls and don’t charge the people for it yet — don’t want to do that if don’t we have to. When people leave for vacation they call here and … More Info
  • IN: False alarm in Lafayette? That’ll be $25
    6.12.15 – WISH-TV – Lafayette, Ind. (WLFI) — Starting next month, the Lafayette Police Department will be issuing fines for false alarms at commercial and residential properties. More Info
  • KS: Proposed fire codes for Lawrence pet-related businesses would …
    6.14.15 – Lawrence Journal World – Commissioners earlier this month received a proposal to require pet-related businesses to have sprinkler systems, smoke alarms that are both hard-wired and … More Info

Industry News

  • FCC filing suggests Nest will unveil a wireless camera next week …
    6.11.15 – VentureBeat – A new Nest camera would be the third product the company has launched, the first two being a smart thermometer and a smart fire alarm. The new camera … More Info
  • By the Numbers: Latest Trends in Home Networking & Wireless Access
    6.11.15 – CEPro – CE Pro takes a look at the trends in home networking and wireless access, including improving network performance, wireless home networks, powerline networking devices and more. More Info
  • Critical Industry Vote at June 25, 2015 NFPA Chicago Meeting
    6.12.15 – SIA – In June, two motions will be considered for NFPA 72, The National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, at the NFPA meeting in Chicago which will impact the alarm industry with potential trickle down effects to the broader electronic security industry. More Info
  • Security System Uses Facial Recognition, Tricks Burglars Into Thinking Someone’s Home
    6.11.15 – SSI – Users can program BuddyGuard’s Flare security system to recognize their face and voice. If the device doesn’t recognize a person in the home, it will start making sounds, such as dishes being washed in the kitchen or people talking, to trick an intruder into thinking that someone is home. More Info
  • Growth and expansions coming to UCC
    6.10.15 – SSN – San Antonio – United Central Control, a wholesale monitoring center based here, is planning to build an out-of-state back-up central station, possibly in Nashville, Tenn., Mark Matlock, company SVP, told Security Systems News. That news comes alongside other growth developments at the company. More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History


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: 06/04/2015 : Referred to Com. on B. & P. COMM. LOCATION : SEN APPROPRIATIONS


Chapter 93H of the General Laws By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 225) of Ronald Mariano for legislation to protect the privacy and security of residents biometric information. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Status: 1/20/2015 : Senate – Senate concurred


State & National News

  • Rebounding construction market driving growth in security
    6.9.15 – Security Info Watch – Report forecasts U.S. demand for private contracted security services to reach $67B in 2019… More Info
  • Alarming rise in retail theft numbers serves notice to retailers
    6.11.15 – Security Info Watch – Annual Retail Theft Survey does not have much good news for loss prevention executives as shrink soars… More Info

Business Tips

  • 1:5 People Haven’t Changed Passwords in 10 Years
    6.12.15 – SIA – Research by mobile identity company TeleSign has found that 1 out of 5 people use online passwords that we haven’t changed in a decade. More Info
  • Companies ease up a bit on worker dress codes
    6.10.15 – Washington Post – Wal-Mart employees were recently told the giant retailer would be easing up on its dress code. A bit. The decision is an example of what retail consultants see as a broader easing up, even if a mild one, by employers on the dress codes of front-line workers. More Info
  • Don’t Become the Kind of Business That People Hate
    6.8.15 – Baseline – The American Customer Satisfaction Index ranks businesses on a 0-to-100 scale. A common denominator on the companies that got low scores is a general disregard for customers. More Info

Fire News

  • IL: Smoke Alarm at Porn Convention Gives Firefighters an Eyeful
    6.14.15 – Patch.com – The alarm forced adult film stars, attendees and vendors to leave the premises for a bit as the Rosemont Fire Department came on the scene, but the expo … More Info
  • OH: Generator catches fire behind Horseshoe Casino
    6.13.15 – WCPO – The fire was near an air intake, so smoke got into the casino, tripping an alarm. Cincinnati firefighters quickly knocked out the fire. No one was hurt. More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    6.12.15 – Circleville Herald – Smoke alarm activated on the second floor of the Holiday Inn Express. Call cancelled, false alarm. Caller reported batteries were stolen from his boat at his …. More Info
  • PA: Police officer asks Whitehall commissioner to resign
    6.9.15 – WFMZ Allentown – Van Note was the officer who responded to a fire alarm in the township building triggered by an asbestos cloud that emanated from a vacuum cleaner Hozza … More Info
  • PA: ‘Smart home’ smoke alarm helps save Franklin Twp. Residence
    6.11.15 – Ellwood City Ledger – A fire Wednesday morning turned out to cause only slight damage, but the outcome could have been much worse were it not for a high-tech smoke alarm. More Info
  • WA: Sprinkler system protects business
    6.12.15 – Kent Reporter – The car audio business was closed when the initial call came in for a sprinkler water flow alarm at 7:36 p.m. When the first engine from Kent Fire arrived, they … More Info

Crime News

  • AR: 2 arrested for allegedly locking kids in room with no food, water
    6.12.15 – THV 11 – On Wednesday evening, officers with the Hot Springs Police Department responded to a home in reference to a burglary alarm. Officers … More Info
  • AZ: Police: Citizen chases Glendale bank robber
    6.8.15 – KPHO Phoenix – Glendale Police were alerted by an alarm at the bank at around 9:15 a.m. Officers phoned the bank and employees … More Info
  • CA: Local business owner reacts after learning his business is burglarized
    6.13.15 – KSBY San Luis Obispo News – When he walked in to turn off the security alarm, he noticed the place was trashed and money, an iPod dock, a bottle of whiskey and cigarettes were missing. More Info
  • FL: About $20K in eyewear stolen from Plantation store; 3 at large
    6.13.15 – 7Online WSVN-TV – Dr. Wiesenthal said the business’ alarm company notified him and his wife Eli about the burglary just after 2 a.m., and they arrived there before police to find the … More Info
  • FL: Daylight burglaries plague Eastside Jacksonville
    6.9.15 – WJXT Jacksonville – I was at work, received a call from our alarm company. And they notified us that there was a front entry. The reporter: Carter … More Info
  • FL: Interlachen man, 26, arrested in home burglary
    6.8.15 – First Coast News – Interlachen, FL – A burglar alarm going off at an Interlachen home led to the arrest of a 26-year-old man Sunday evening, authorities said. Loading… More Info
  • FL: Police: Burglary spree hits 17 businesses
    6.10.15 – WJXT Jacksonville – The hair salon was the last one hit, and an audible alarm sounded just before 6 a.m. Tuesday. An owner of a nearby business that was not … More Info
  • GA: Residential burglaries reported to police
    6.8.15 – Online Athens – Also, Athens-Clarke police responding to an alarm at a vacant business at 4:25 a.m. Sunday saw a man jump from the roof. A brief foot … More Info
  • IL: Armed man robs Plano store
    6.8.15 – Chicago Tribune – The robbery occurred around 2:17 a.m. at Casey’s General Store. Police said that officers responded to an alarm at the store and arrived to find … More Info
  • LA: Armed robbers target casino
    6.8.15 – FOX 8 News WVUE-TV – An alarm at the Jubilee Casino alerted the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office around 3:30 Sunday morning. Investigators say they arrived within … More Info
  • MA: Lowell man given prison term for liquor store break-in, theft
    6.14.15 – Lowell Sun – Police responded to an alarm at Pacific Liquors. Officers found a window forced open in a neighboring …More Info
  • MA: Man accused of robbing Dunkin’ Donuts just blocks from his home
    6.8.15 – WPRI 12 Eyewitness News – Police responded to an alarm at the Dunkin’ Donuts around 5:30 a.m. The clerk told police a man came into the shop with his hand in his … More Info
  • ME: Wiscasset Police Blotter: Drinking in public and suspicious activities
    6.9.15 – Wiscasset Newspaper – Chief Troy Cline checked on a front door alarm tripped at Subway. Reserve Patrolman Richard Woodward checked an alarm tripped at the front … More Info
  • MI: Man, 65, charged with murder after shooting neighbor in Dearborn …
    6.8.15 – WXYZ – The detective said an ADT Security technician was installing an alarm system on May 29 and June 2. According to the detective, Oliver told the technician he … More Info
  • MO: One arrested after burglary, shots fired in Columbia
    6.11.15 -Columbia Daily Tribune – Officers were called for an alarm at 4:24 p.m. Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Bryana Maupin said in a news … More Info
  • NE: Police chase ends in arrest
    6.14.15 – Lincoln Journal Star – At 11:19 p.m. on Friday, police responded to a burglar alarm at Muscle Car Memories. When they arrived, officers saw that the front door was … More Info
  • NJ: Police Blotter: DWI in Hanover; fight in Randolph
    6.14.15 – Daily Record – Miguel had been outside the Sears store when Prach responded to an alarm at the store. During a brief conversation the alleged drug use was apparent and … More Info
  • NY: Possible burglary investigated at Highbridge store
    6.12.15 – News 12 Bronx – An alarm sounded at around 4 a.m. Friday at a Fine Fare grocery store. Witnesses reported seeing teens running from the scene…. More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    6.10.15 – Circleville Herald – Alarm activated for a residence. Checked … Alarm activated at N. Court Family Dentistry. Checked … Alarm activated. Officers … More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    6.8.15 – Circleville Herald – Alarm activated at Dynaho. More Info
  • VA: Newport News police searching for man who broke into …
    6.13.15 – wtkr.com – … service from someone witnessing the man forcing entry through the front door and a answering service notifying dispatch of a burglary alarm at the business. More Info
  • WA: Man arrested for burglary claims he was filming porn
    6.9.15 – KREM.com – Several Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies responded to the location to investigate a reported business alarm. A deputy arrived on scene within 3 minutes and … More Info
  • WI: Gun found near Stevens Point company’s door
    6.8.15 – WAOW – Police found the 9mm Smith & Wesson in a box outside a west-side door about 5:30 p.m. Sunday following a call to Skyward triggered by a motion sensor alarm, … More Info
  • WI: Pharmacy break-in not first in Roseville
    6.9.15 – Zanesville Times Recorder – An alarm at the Northside Roseville Pharmacy was tripped at 4:18 a.m., according to the initial report. Roseville police and Muskingum County Sheriff’s deputies … More Info

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