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Public Safety Updates

Industry News

  • NFPA Members Vote Overwhelmingly to Accept Updated Language on Fire Alarm Monitoring
  • 6.14.18 – SDM – This afternoon, at the annual NFPA Conference & Expo held in Las Vegas, members voted 304 to 128 to accept the updated language propo…
  • What Does A Fire Door Do?
    6.11.18 – LL -Fire door assemblies play an important role in protecting building occupants from the spread of smoke and flames
  • Select announces several more purchases
    6.11.18 – SSN – Lancaster, PA – Select Security in early June announced a variety of acquisitions, one in New Jersey, one in New Mexico, and two in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.
  • Doyle buys accounts in Albany
    6.8.18 – SSN – Rochester, NY – Doyle Security Systems, a full service provider based here, on June 7 acquired the alarm accounts of Albany, N.Y.-based Wolfe Safe & Lock Co., also known as Wolfe Security. The acquisition, Doyle’s fourth in the area since it entered the market in 2012, adds 700 accounts to the company’s base.

State & National News

Business Tips

  • Alarm Company Jingle Still Gets Statewide Attention
    6.11.18 – 5newsonline.com – The owners of HughCo Alarms wanted to use a jingle for the advertisement, so the radio station brought in a jingle company to create the perfect song to use in …
  • 4 Tips to Beat the A/V Trunkslammers
    Custom installation has the worst satisfaction rate of any industry that services the home, probably because the industry is infested with trunkslammers, writes integrator Eric Thies. What are you going to do about it?
  • Don’t Let Service Reps Ruin Your Reputation
    6.15.18 – SSI – First impressions are everything. Here’s how to avoid being called out — and potentially losing business — for poor customer service.

Fire & EMS News

  • CT: Shelton Fire Department Weekly Calls For Service
    6.11.18 – Valley Independent Sentinel – #5 responded to the Valley Firearms for a fire alarm activation. There was no fire. A water leak from a broken washing machine hose on …
  • MD: Fire alarm activation helps save Centreville home
    6.14.18 – The Star Democrat – According to the report from the fire marshal’s office, the smoke alarm activation alerted the homeowner of the fire, and she was able to escape the fire with her …
  • MD: Officials: Mother, 3-year-old rescued after becoming trapped in …
    6.12.18 – WJLA – Officials say the fire started on the first floor of the home from an improperly discarded cigarette and the family wasn’t alerted because the only smoke alarm …
  • MI: Owner escapes his burning house, but cat still inside
    6.16.18 – UpperMichigansSource.com – He was able to get out, thanks to a smoke alarm. Once awake, he saw smoke and flames coming from the attic. He left the house and called 911. However he …
  • MO: Cape Girardeau fire report 6-12-18
    6.11.18 – Southeast Missourian – At 6:01 p.m., alarm system activation was reportede. * At 6:21 p.m., false alarm was reported on Southern Expressway. * At 7:42 p.m., …
  • NY: Tragedy averted by smoke alarm
    6.15.18 – Suffolk News-Herald – The National Fire Protection Association states that three out of every five home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarm or no working smoke alarm.
  • PA: Washer motor causes fire alarm
    6.11.18 – Altoona Mirror – Smoke from an overheated washer motor triggered an alarm that led to evacuation of a home for troubled youths …
  • TN: Stoney Creek VFD battles early morning house fire
    6.15.18 – WJHL-TV News Channel 11 – … battled a early morning house. Chief Jack Buckles tell us that the family was able to escape because of a fire alarm.
  • WA: VRFA fire and rescue blotter | June 15
    6.15.18 – Auburn Reporter – Auto fire alarm: 6:14 p.m.,(Lea Hill). Crews responding to an automatic fire alarm in an apartment building ended up coaching a man and woman on the correct …

Crime News

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