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June 16, 2014

Association Events

  • TBFAA Board Meeting & NTAA Monthly Meeting – June 19 
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT – The Victoria Restaurant -13435 Bee Street – Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Door to Door Sales

  • BBB’s June 2014 hot topics
    6.9.14 – Alton Telegraph – Beware of Door-To-Door Scammers selling magazine subscriptions, alarm systems, and other summer-time products. These scammers use high-pressure sales …More Info
  • Top 5 summer scams
    6.10.14 – 13WMAZ – People will come knocking offering magazine subscriptions, handyman work, alarm services, cleaning help, and yard work. The BBB suggests you refrain from … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Alarming news: Chico police won’t respond to all alarms
    6.12.14 – KRCRTV.COM – Starting Sunday the Chico Police Department will no longer respond to alarms unless they have confirmation that a crime has taken place. The Police … More Info
  • MI: High number of false burglar alarms prompts discussion on cost …
    6.12.14 – MLive.com – In 2013, the Pittsfield Township Police Department responded to eight false alarm calls at Rave Cinemas. Per the township’s false alarm ordinance, Rave… More Info
  • MI: Pittsfield Township to vote on sign rule, discuss multiple new …
    6.11.14 – The Ann Arbor News – Matt Harshberger, the township’s director of public safety, said the revision to the false alarm ordinance would allow him to make the decision as to whether or … More Info
  • MN: Sleepy Eye Looking To Take Action Against False Fire Alarms
    6.9.14 – KEYC – In Sleepy Eye, when a fire alarm sounds, volunteer crew members drop what they’re doing to respond. But when an alarm system repeatedly sounds with no fire, … More Info
  • NC: Council decides to back higher false alarm fines
    6.13.14 – Greensboro News & Record – Last month, the City Council first discussed new fines for false alarms, which city staff estimated cost Greensboro nearly $3 million last year for unnecessary … More Info
  • NY: Common Council approves annual alarm fee for city residents and …
    6.9.14 – CNYcentral.com – Syracuse — It will now cost thirty dollars a year to have an alarm in Syracuse for intrusion fire, holdup or medic alert systems. That was the intent when alarm … More Info
  • NY: Syracuse City Council: Security Firms Responsible for Annual Burglar Alarm Fee
    6.11.12 – Security Sales & Integration – Rather than charging property owners with a $30 annual fee for burglar alarms, the city of Syracuse will charge alarm companies to make it easier for the city to collect fines More Info
  • OK: Tulsa City Council works to supplement or save certain city …
    6.12.14 – kjrh.com – Additionally, 8th District City Councilor Phil Lakin said the city could increase fees for alarm calls by fire and police to homes and businesses, which could result … More Info
  • TX: Roman Forest council approves alarm ordinance, regulation of …
    6.12.14 – Your Houston News – The alterations to the alarm ordinance were first brought to the table in November 2013, along with a possible change in fire codes that was suggested by Fire … More Info

Industry News

  • Fire & Life Safety: Residential Fire Alarm Changes
    6.10.14 – SecurityInfoWatch – Greg Kessinger is SD&I’s longtime resident fire alarm and codes expert. His column is … This provision was added to lessen the chance of an “unwanted alarm. More Info
  • Video Verification: An Easy Path to New RMR
    6.10.14 – SecurityInfoWatch – Video verification has the potential to add $40 to $50 of recurring monthly revenue (RMR) per month, per alarm system that you have already installed — all … More Info
  • Best practices for sales professionals: How to build relationships with A&Es
    6.10.14 – SecurityInfoWatch -Speaking the language of your A&E, appreciating different views can help projects reach mutual goals… More Info
  • Honeywell And Vivint’s New Smart Home Platforms: Openness Is …
    6.11.14 – ReadWrite – Honeywell, the 125-year-old company known for home appliances, and Vivint, the former 90s-era Apex Alarm company, both just unveiled two new devices to … More Info
  • PPVAR, SIAC talk verified alarm standards
    6.11.14 – LAS VEGAS—It’s little wonder that the topic of verified alarms tends to spark dialogue between those in law enforcement and the alarm space. Intended to reduce false dispatches while increasing apprehensions, verified alarms—and the policies that guide them—are of critical importance to both groups, and continue to shape the relationship between them. More Info
  • How You Can Outsmart the Burglars
    6.12.14 – Radio World – A phone system works as an alarm system; it activates when the main door of a microwave room is opened. The fences and gates at these sites had no alarms at … More Info

Legislative News

None This Week

State & National News

None This Week

Business Tips

  • Do Your Meetings Start on Time?
    6.5.14 – CIO Insight – Time is one of your employees’ most valuable and limited resources. Too often, however, it is squandered in that meetings are inefficient or start late, sometimes for technical reasons. More Info
  • 5 Essential Tips for Growing Your Business
    6.11.14 – Small Business Trends ‎- Getting a business off the ground is hard work. These five tips for growing your business are advice that I wish someone had given me years … More Info

Fire News

  • MD: Fallston Burger King suffers heavy damage in weekend fire
    6.9.14 – Baltimore Sun – The room’s smoke alarm failed to activate, and “it is currently being investigated as to why the alarm did not properly operate,” according to the report. More Info
  • ME: 12-year-old pulls fire alarm, charged with terrorizing
    6.11.14 – WCSH-TV – Brunswick, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A 12-year-old girl was charged with felony criminal terrorizing Tuesday after allegedly pulling a fire alarm at a … More Info
  • MI: Smoke detector alerts Auburn Hills family of living room fire
    6.10.14 – The Detroit News – The male resident was alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm. The resident went into the living room and discovered the fire burning near an air purifier. Unable to … More Info
  • PA: False alarm
    6.9.14 – Lewistown Sentinel – An automatic fire alarm went off at Wal-Mart in Granville Township at 6:36 p.m., according to the Mifflin County Communications Center. Junction Fire Co. More Info

Crime News

  • AB: Subway robbery nets three-year jail stay
    6.10.14 – Westlock News – About 20 minutes later, RCMP got a panic alarm alert from the Subway, where the employee feared for her safety and gave him the money he asked for — but … More Info
  • AL: 2 more arrested in burglary case
    6.14.14 – Andalusia Star-News – Tyree said the pharmacy was first burglarized just before 10 p.m. on May 14, when the APD was notified of an alarm at the location. Upon arrival on the scene, … More Info
  • AL: Owner left frustrated as police look into burglary
    6.14.14 – Birmingham Post – … forced open a window. “He tried the till, realised there was nothing in there, and then the alarm went off so he damaged that before running off very quickly. More Info
  • CA: Officers search for burglar who broke into North Hollywood private …
    6.9.14 – Los Angeles Daily News – Officers searched a private North Hollywood school Monday morning after firefighters answering an alarm found evidence of a break-in, police said. The alarm … More Info
  • FL: Burglars break in to Bradenton business through roof
    6.14.14 – Bradenton Herald – Bradenton police officers responded to a business alarm at J’s Meat Market around 1:35 a.m. When they arrived, they found a … More Info
  • FL: Police search for masked man in store robbery
    6.11.14 – WKMG Orlando – He forced her to turn off the alarm and took her to the register. Thinking on her feet she distracted the robber. In my mind … More Info
  • IA: Armed homeowner scares burglar away
    6.15.14 – DesMoinesRegister.com – The homeowner woke up around 1 a.m. when he heard his security alarm system going off. After looking outside and noticing a man standing at the door to his …More Info
  • IA: Cash, Jewelry, Camera Taken in Des Moines Business Burglary
    6.14.14 – whotv.com – There is an alarm system but it was not active at the time of the burglary. This is the second time the shop had been broken into since January of 2014. Filed in: … More Info
  • IL: Burglar robs Evansville elderly woman
    6.13.14 – 14 News WFIE Evansville – Gwen says the man told her he was with the alarm company. By this time, the alarm was going off so Gwen got up to turn it off. Gwen says, “he said, I can’t get … More Info
  • IN: Burglary suspect caught trying to enter Don’s Guns from roof
    6.11.14 – WTHR – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police were called to the store on an alarm and viewed video of the suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Brennon Cook, inside the … More Info
  • KS: Two men rob liquor store on East Harry
    6.10.14 – Kansas.com – Officers responded to an alarm at the business at 1:22 a.m. and found the front door pried open and an unknown amount of liquor missing, East said. Police did … More Info
  • KY: Surveillance cameras catch burglar in the act
    6.12.14 – WLKY Louisville – After that, he spent thousands of dollars to beef up security and installed surveillance cameras and a new alarm system. A thief broke in again Thursday, and the … More Info
  • LA: La. police shot and killed parolee from Walker
    6.13.14 – WOODTV.com – Larry Allan Jerrils, 58, of Walker, had been at a Payless ShoeSource in Bossier City, east of Shreveport, La., when police responded to a silent alarm call around … More Info
  • LA: Reports: Officer involved in shooting on Airline Dr. in Bossier – KSLA …
    6.12.14 – KSLA-TV – One person is dead following a shooting outside a Bossier City business Thursday evening that happened shortly after police arrived in response to an alarm … More Info
  • MI: 1 arrested after reported armed robbery in Sparta
    6.10.14 – WZZM – Kent County dispatch says a gas station employee hit the hold-up alarm and called 911 to report the incident. The robber fled, but authorities pulled over a … More Info
  • NC: Thieves target Asheville computer business 3rd time
    6.11.14 – Asheville Citizen-Times – Asheville police responded to an alarm at the CityMac store at 4:46 a.m. Wednesday, police Sgt. Dave Romick said. Officers discovered “a … More Info
  • NJ: Thieves steal tobacco from another 7-Eleven, this time in Evesham
    6.10.14 – South Jersey Local News – According to police, the store clerk locked the doors and activated the alarm when he saw three masked suspects approaching the store. The suspects fled when … More Info
  • NM: Albuquerque hotel is latest target of cruel fire alarm prank
    6.13.14 – KOB.com – Kholwadwala said someone pulled the fire alarm at about 2 a.m. Friday morning. Moments later someone called the clerk claiming to be with the fire department. More Info
  • NY: Alleged drug dealer busted by police responding to burglar alarm
    6.10.14 – The Journal News / Lohud.com – NEW CITY – A New City woman was charged with felony drug possession after police responded to a burglar alarm at her home and found drugs lying on a … More Info
  • NY: Man arrested after breaking into Pelham school day care
    6.9.14 – Niagarathisweek.com – On Sunday at 2:15 a.m., officers responded to an intrusion alarm at the day care at Glynn A. Green School. When they arrived, they found the … More Info
  • OH: Frazeysburg Robbery Suspect Arrested
    6.13.14 – WHIZ – Shortly after 2 a.m. Friday morning, the sheriff’s office received an alarm for a robbery at the Duke and Duchess station in Frazeysburg… More Info
  • PA: Caught On Tape: Roxborough Deli Employee Knocked …
    6.11.14 – CBS Local – Police say while the suspect was filling a bag with cigarettes, the employee pushed the silent alarm. According to police, the suspect then began beating the … More Info
  • PA: VIDEO: Deli robbery leaves one injured
    6.11.14 – Montgomery Newspapers – As the suspect was filling a white bag with a red star emblem, possibly a Macy’s bag with cigarettes, the employee was able to trip a silent alarm. The suspect … More Info
  • RI: Police charge man with 18 break-ins in Providence; believed …
    6.9.14 – The Providence Journal – Providence, R.I. — An alarm bell ringing at early Friday alerted police to a break at the Amazing Super Store, which led to the arrest of a … More Info
  • TN: Attempted robbery reported at Dollar General
    6.10.14 – The Daily News Journal – The female employee stated she was waiting on a fellow worker to set the store’s alarm before leaving for the evening “when two subjects dressed in all black … More Info
  • TX: $125000 worth of high-end handbags stolen from home
    6.14.14 – KPRC Houston – She says the thieves cut these wires attempting to kill the surveillance cameras and alarm system, but it didn’t work. More Info
  • TX: Lufkin PD requests public’s help identifying church burglar
    6.10.14 – Fox51 – Just before 5:00 AM Friday, May 23, emergency responders from Lufkin Fire Department and Lufkin Police Department were sent to an active alarm at a church … More Info
  • TX: Police Name Third Suspect in Garage Burglary and Shooting
    6.9.14 – MyHighPlains – … 20, Gustavo Ferrusquilla, 20, and a third suspect were caught this morning after a homeowner in the 7900 block of Pineridge Drive was awakened by an alarm … More Info
  • TX: Suspects sought in attempted smash-and-grab at CVS pharmacy
    6.10.14 – KPRC Houston – Officers believe the security alarm scared off the group. The driver and passengers inside the truck jumped out a short while later after one of the tires fell off the … More Info
  • TX: Thieves gets away with $125000 worth of handbags
    6.13.14 – KPRC Houston – … in the area to be cautious of information posted on social media pertaining to the valuables within their home, always lock doors and set the alarm when gone. More Info
  • TX: Three arrested for burglary and shots fired in south Amarillo
    6.9.14 – KFDA – In 6-9-14, at 3:19 AM, the resident of a home was awakened by an alarm indicating entry into his garage. The resident … More Info
  • TX: Two men caught in the act of burglarizing area business
    6.9.14 – KXXV News Channel 25 – A unit responded to the alarm at Industrial Electric on Otis Dr., just after 10 p.m. Sunday night, after police had responded to a false alarm there about an hour … More Info
  • VA: Attempted robbery suspect flees when alarm hit
    6.13.14 – WAVY-TV – York County, Va. (WAVY) – Deputies say a suspect fled the credit union he was trying to rob when the teller hit the panic alarm Friday morning. Lt. Dennis … More Info

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