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Door to Door Sales

  • Local alarm company warns customers about door to door sales …
    6.12.17 – KBTX – The attorney general’s office is warning Texans about door to door alarm system sales tactics. Last week the office reached a settlement with the home …More Info
  • Police warn of ‘suspicious person’ claiming to sell alarm systems …
    6.13.17 – Fox 59 – Columbus, Ind. – The Columbus Police Department is warning residents about reports of a “suspicious person” selling alarm systems door to door. More Info
  • BBB warns of deceptive door to door home security sales
    6.14.17 – Alabama’s News Leader – The Better Business Bureau is sounding the alarm about door to door security system sales. High pressure sales tactics can lock you into something you don’t … More Info
  • Mid-City residents report suspicious door-to-door sales of alarm …
    6.16.17 – FOX 8 News WVUE-TV – She said a man came to her door trying to sell an alarm system package, and he even brought up the recent mass shooting that happened near Tulane and … More Info
  • BBB warning Bay Area homeowners about door-to-door alarm sales …
    6.16.17 – ABC Action News – Tampa, Fla. – A new warning tonight for homeowners across the Tampa Bay area. Each summer, thousands of consumers are targeted by deceptive … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • OH: New alarm software to help Mansfield reduce mistakes, enhance …
    6.15.17 – Richland Source – Mansfield – City council approved the purchase of software and related training that is expected to reduce errors when alarm companies send information to … More Info

Industry News

  • EPS Takes Home PDQ Award Hardware for Beating Back False Alarms
    6.16.17 – SSI – Nashville – Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Engineered Protection Systems was honored at the 2017 Electronic Security Expo. More Info
  • Select Security Grows Operations in N.C. With 2 Acquisitions
    6.12.17 – SSI – These acquisitions will add 1,000 new customers to Select Security’s existing branch operation. More Info
  • Honeywell to Acquire Cybersecurity Management Provider Nextnine
    6.13.17 – SSI – Honeywell says its extensive global reach will increase the availability of Nextnine’s cybersecurity solutions to a broader range of customers. More Info
  • Fire & Life Safety: Request to Exit Compliance
    6.12.17 – SIW – How a code interpretation might lead to a mandated change in RTE hardware… More Info
  • Toll Brothers Builds Smart Home Appeal in New Construction Market
    6.14.17 – Security Sales & Integration – Homebuyers can select automation platforms from either Alarm.com or Control4. … the subsidiary first began offering alarm monitoring services more than two … More Info
  • Select Security Acquires U.S. Customers of Canada-Based Alarm Force
    6.15.17 – SDM – Select Security, ranked No. 32 on the SDM 100, has entered into an agreement to purchase the United States subscribers from Toronto, Canada- based AlarmForce. More Info

State & National News

  • Population growth shifts to suburban America
    6.1.17 – Governing – Suburban counties are once again gaining population at the expense of the cities around them. What does that mean for urban areas? More Info
  • Classroom Security and Classroom Safety – Why Compromise?
    6.1.17 – Locksmith Ledger – Proposed NFPA Life Safety Code updates state “the releasing mechanism shall open the door leaf with not more than… More Info
  • Home Security Co. Going On Trial
    6.15.17 – TMZ.com – “The facts revealed in this litigation raise the serious question whether a homeowner is better protected with an ACS home alarm system, or no alarm system at … More Info
  • U.S. Housing Starts Dropped 5.5% in May, Hitting 8-Month Low
    6.16.17 – SSI – The latest housing report shows housing starts slumped to an annual… More Info

Business Tips

  • 6 Questions to Ask Your Errors & Omissions Insurance Broker
    6.12.17 – CEPro – Attorney Ken Kirschenbaum suggests security dealers and other service-oriented businesses request these statistics to select the best E&O insurance provider. More Info

Fire News

  • FL: Fire at Belleview assisted living facility displaces 56
    6.16.17 – WESH Orlando – Marion County Fire Rescue crews responded to a fire alarm at the Hampton Manor Assisted Living Facility just after 5 p.m. on Thursday. More Info
  • IN: Putnam Scanner 6-17-17
    6.17.17 – The Banner-Graphic – At 3:46 p.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 414 S. Indiana St. The alarm was determined to have activated unnecessarily due to nearby … More Info
  • MD: Official: Cortland Apartments fire started on balcony
    6.14.17 – Herald-Mail Media – But the activation of the sprinkler system, along with the fire alarm, gave residents enough … In addition to the residents, the two-alarm blaze displaced 15 pets. More Info
  • MN: Fire calls from the June , 2017 edition
    6.16.17 – SW News Media – A residential fire alarm around 6:52 p.m. The smoke detectors were not sounding upon the arrival of firefighters. All units were … More Info
  • NE: 911 dispatcher identifies caller’s carbon monoxide poisoning …
    6.14.17 – WOWT – After getting everyone out of the apartment, the family followed the 911 dispatcher’s instructions and pulled the fire alarm to warn everybody else in the building. More Info
  • ON: A door screwed shut, a tiny window, an ignored smoke alarm and …
    6.13.17 – Hamilton Spectator – A source has suggested to the Star that when smoke alarms connected throughout the house rang, the caregivers in the upstairs room assumed the 17-year-old … More Info
  • VA: Hampton VA Medical Center evacuated after fire alarm
    6.14.17 – Virginian-Pilot – The Hampton VA Medical Center was evacuated after the fire alarm went off Tuesday … There was no fire, it was just a fire alarm, said Hampton Battalion Chief … More Info
  • WI: Beaver Dam Police Beat from June 9-11
    6.13.17 – Beaver Dam Daily Citizen – Fire – Saturday at 12:13 a.m., police assisted the fire department after a fire alarm went off at BD Logistics … More Info

Crime News

  • ​AB: Loud banging, alarm leads police to Winnipeg break-in
    6.13.17 – MetroNews Canada – Police say they were alerted to loud banging and an alarm on June 13 at around 3:30 a.m. By the time officers arrived, the … More Info
  • AL: Birmingham teen charged in slaying of beloved store clerk Mike …
    6.14.17 – 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: Pharmacy burglars remain on the run in Florence
    6.16.17 – whnt.com – With the alarm system disabled, the burglars spent a couple of hours ransacking the store. This is the best image captured by surveillance cameras. Although he … More Info
  • AL: Teen Charged in Fatal Shooting of Store Clerk in Alabama
    6.14.17 – U.S. News & World Report – Police Sgt. Bryan Shelton says a robbery alarm dispatched officers about 11:30 p.m. Ngangi was found with one gunshot wound and taken to a local hospital … More Info
  • AR: POLICE BRIEFS: Saturday, June 17, 2017
    6.17.17 – Pine Bluff Commercial – According to a probable cause affidavit from Pine Bluff Police Detective Steve Rucker, officers responded to a reported alarm at Car Mart. More Info
  • AR: Police: Felon Stole Over 30 Guns from Springdale Business
    6.16.17 – KNWA – The Springdale Police Department said officers were called at 7:12 p.m. after a commercial alarm was triggered. When they got to the business, officers found a … More Info
  • AZ: Burglars bust into Phoenix medical pot dispensary, fill trash bags …
    6.16.17 – ABC15 Arizona – They filled up small trash cans with marijuana and made a break for it once the alarm set off. They only spent about three minutes inside the store. “You feel hurt … More Info
  • CA: 2 arrested in connection with commercial burglary in Thousand …
    6.12.17 – Ventura County Star – Police said they were notified of a burglary alarm around 5 a.m. at Park Oaks Mower Service. More Info
  • CA: Jury Awards $1M to Man Bit by Police Dog While Rescuing Cat
    6.15.17 – U.S. News & World Report – … two days of deliberations in the case of 64-year-old Richard Earl May Jr., who entered a fenced construction site to retrieve the cat and triggered an alarm. More Info
  • CA: Police blotter: Person choked during argument, suspect flees
    6.16.17 – The Mercury News – 2:54 a.m. June 8: A 7-11 clerk activated the silent alarm as he was being robbed. The person was last seen on foot running … More Info
  • CA: Police caught him shoplifting. Then they found 16 guns and 10000 …
    6.15.17 – Sacramento Bee – On May 31, police responded to an alarm that had been tripped off by Ramadan Abdullah, per the Press … More Info
  • CA: Suspect Arrested in Break-in at Downtown Santa Barbara Sprint Store
    6.15.17 – Noozhawk – “The witnesses were walking on State Street when they heard an audible alarm sounding from the business,” Morton said. “Upon reaching the front of the … More Info
  • CA: Three suspects arrested; Break windows at BevMo Culver City, lead …
    6.12.17 – MyNewsLA.com – It started around midnight when police responded to a break-in alarm at the BevMo, said Culver City police Lt. Leon Lopez. More Info
  • CA: Ventura police seek man who robbed cellphone store
    6.16.17 – Ventura County Star – Police said they were called to the store at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday after a robbery alarm had been activated. Police surrounded the store but were unable to … More Info
  • CA: Wall broken open during double burglaries in Carpinteria
    6.16.17 – KEYT – Fantastic Sams did not have an interior alarm. Sandcastle Time did, and it went off. Nothing was taken from Sandcastle Time and no one was around when the … More Info
  • CO: A jerk smashed a Denver Cat Company window with a brick
    6.16.17 – 9NEWS.com – “I have my glass break alarm detector which is exactly for this type of thing because even if cats knock something over in the middle of the night, I’ll get a call from … More Info
  • CO: Deputies respond to abandoned vehicle, driving complaint
    6.14.17 – South Platte Sentinel – At 11:30 a.m. deputies were dispatched to t a business burglary alarm. … More Info
  • CO: Logan County Sheriff’s Office deputies respond to residential …
    6.17.17 – Journal Advocate – Logan County Sheriff’s Office deputies respond to residential burglary alarm, … regarding a residential burglary alarm. More Info
  • CO: Logan County Sheriff’s Office deputies respond to two stolen heifers
    6.14.17 – Journal Advocate – At 7:19 p.m. deputies were dispatched regarding a burglary alarm. At 6:08 p.m. deputies were dispatched … More Info
  • CO: Unsealed court records detail pattern of armed robberies leading up …
    6.13.17 – Colorado Springs Gazette – It wasn’t clear from court records what led to Herr being shot, but police said the robbery alarm was activated. Police later found two spent .45 caliber shells in … More Info
  • CT: Two charged in burglary at Fairfield country club
    6.12.17 – CT Post – At 12:35 a.m. police responded to a burglar alarm at the country club located at 500 Algonquin Road. When officers arrived, they discovered two suspects inside … More Info
  • IL: Burglars break into Marengo Guns, steal unknown number of firearms
    6.16.17 – Northwest Herald – The burglars set off the shop’s security alarm when they broke through the consecutive doors, but they were able to escape with the firearms before police … More Info
  • IL: Ex-con pleads not guilty to burglarizing Loves Park gun shop while …
    6.16.17 – Rockford Register Star – At 3:18 a.m. that day a burglar alarm triggered inside KAP GUNS and the security company contacted store owner Kenny Polhamus about the alarm, the … More Info
  • IL: Police investigate area break-ins
    6.14.17 – The Herald-News – At 2:20 a.m. a burglar alarm activated when the front door was broken out at AT&T. Deputy Chief Ed Gregory said surveillance … More Info
  • IL: Police officer in Jerseyville critically injured, burglary suspect killed …
    6.14.17 – Herald & Review – A Jerseyville police officer was shot and wounded and a burglary suspect was killed early Tuesday after the officer responded to a burglary alarm at a downtown … More Info
  • IL: Tips lead to arrest in Fox Lake gas station break-in
    6.16.17 – Chicago Daily Herald – Officers responding to an alarm at 11:30 p.m. Monday found a broken glass door and large pieces of asphalt in the entryway, according to a Fox Lake police … More Info
  • IN: Police Blotter 6-15-17
    6.15.17 – thepaper24-7.com – 5:38 a.m. – Report of residential alarm … More Info
  • IN: Police Blotter 6-17-17
    6.17.17 – thepaper24-7.com – 11:31 a.m. – Report of a residential alarm … 1:05 a.m. – Report of a business alarm …More Info
  • KS: Couple locked out of Overland Park venue on wedding day
    6.16.17 – KSHB – Friedman says after her husband called employees with the venue’s alarm system, they were able to get a code from Noah’s corporate offices. After they got in … More Info
  • MA: Area Police Logs
    6.16.17 – The Salem News – An officer went to CVS, 174 Main St., at 10:25 p.m., to do a walk-through of the store with a female manager due to an earlier burglar alarm activation. The officer … More Info
  • MA: Mattapoisett police log, May 28-June 3
    6.14.17 – Wicked Local Mattapoisett – 12:47 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported … More Info
  • MA: Rochester police log, May 28-June 3
    6.14.17 – Wicked Local Rochester – 9:18 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported… More Info
  • MA: Wareham police reports: May 10-16
    6.14.17 – Wicked Local Wareham – 7:18 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported … More Info
  • MD: Maryland state police investigating Mount Airy burglary
    6.18.17 – Carroll County Times – The victim told police he heard a thud sound at his back door, followed by the sound of his house alarm. He went downstairs and found glass broken out of his … More Info
  • MD: Police search for suspects in Carroll County home invasion where …
    6.17.17 – Fox Baltimore – The victim said he heard a ‘thud’ at his back door, followed by a house alarm. He went downstairs and found glass broken out of his back door; he also heard … More Info
  • MI: Man suspected in two breaking and enterings caught inside local …
    6.12.17 – WSYM-TV – An alarm alerted the police to investigate the situation. When police arrived at about 2 a.m. they spotted a man inside. Police set up a perimeter around the mall … More Info
  • MO: Man Charged In Attempted Fricks Robbery
    6.14.17 – The Missourian – Police responded to Fricks around 8 a.m. Sunday for a holdup alarm that was set off by an employee at a cash registers. Officers were told that a man wearing … More Info
  • MO: Police officer in Jerseyville shot, suspect killed after burglary call at bar
    6.13.17 – STLtoday.com – … who was responding to a burglar alarm at DJ’s Pub and Grill … the officer responded to a burglary alarm at a downtown bar, authorities said. More Info
  • MO: Police release identity of officer wounded in Jerseyville shootout
    6.15.17 – STLtoday.com – The alarm came from DJ’s Pub and Grill, which was closed. The officers encountered Austin Durham, 24, leaving the building, police said. After noticing the … More Info
  • MO: Sheriff’s report: June 5 – June 11, 2017
    6.15.17 – Ozark County Times – 2:27 p.m. – Panic alarm triggered at business. Assistance rendered…. More Info
  • MS: Man found hiding in business he allegedly attempted to burglarize
    6.15.17 – The Commercial Dispatch – The arrest came after police received a call that an alarm was going off at the business and arrived to find what looked like a burglary in progress, the press … More Info
  • NJ: Arrest Made In Armed Robbery Of Moorestown Wawa: Police
    6.14.17 – Patch.com – About three hours earlier, police responded to the Wawa in response to a 911 call reporting an armed robbery, followed minutes later by a silent alarm. More Info
  • NJ: Eight Individuals Arrested and More From Livingston Police …
    6.17.17 – TAPinto.net – Headquarters received an alarm at the high school on June 3 at approximately 3 a.m., at which time an officer responded and observed a male inside the school … More Info
  • NJ: Maplewood Police: Lyft Driver Robbery, Coolidge Rd. Burglary …
    6.14.17 – The Village Green – June 6, 2017; Burglary; At approximately 12:15 PM, a home had it’s alarm activated. When the homeowner returned home, they discovered … More Info
  • NJ: Smash-and-grab burglars hit 6 stores in one night, police say
    6.18.17 – NJ.com – On June 14, at around 2 a.m., Evesham Police officers responded to the Ragazzi Restaurant for an activated burglar alarm. After arriving to the scene, … More Info
  • OK: Surveillance video released of vandals breaking into Douglass Mid …
    6.14.17 – kfor.com – The vandals shattered several windows in the front office and the kitchen, and left behind a mess after setting off the fire alarm. “It’s really particularly sad that it’s … More Info
  • PA: Man allegedly breaks into Jackson Twp. Diner
    6.16.17 – York Dispatch – When a man was found in a Jackson Township diner Thursday morning after he was allegedly trying to turn off the burglar alarm that he set off, he asked … More Info
  • PA: Police release May totals
    6.16.17 – Moscow Villager – Brenzel responded to a Childline report of abuse, a burglar alarm, a neighbor dispute and conducted four investigations. She investigated a case involving theft, … More Info
  • PA: Police: Attempt to burglarize Gander Mountain foiled by silent alarm
    6.14.17 – WJAC Johnstown – But police said they were alerted by a silent alarm, leading to a short chase that ended with all three in custody. According to police, one of the men got away, but … More Info
  • QC: Three arrested, police seeking fourth after Corner Brook break-ins
    6.18.17 – The Western Star – Corner Brook – RNC patrol officers responded to an alarm at a business about 2 a.m. this morning (Sunday). More Info
  • SC: Broken glass, alarm lead police to burglary suspect
    6.15.17 – Index-Journal – Broken glass and an alarm led Greenwood police to arrest a burglary suspect shortly after midnight, according to a post on the Greenwood Police Department’s … More Info
  • SC: Ogdensburg police blotter, June 15
    6.17.17 – North Country Now – 22:57 – Alarm activation at NBT Bank, Ford Street Extension. Key holder stated they were … 9:37 – Fire alarm at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. False alarm. More Info
  • SC: Ogdensburg police blotter, June 16
    6.17.17 – North Country Now – 19:43 – Report of commercial burglar alarm at St. Lawrence Gas, Chimney Point Drive. Cleaners on site. False alarm. … More Info
  • SC: Surveillance cameras catch Cold Stone Creamery employee …
    6.12.17 – Myrtle Beach Sun News – The manager at Broadway at the Beach’s Cold Stone Creamery said she noticed the alarm she had activated hours earlier, was off when she came in to work … More Info
  • TN: $5000 reward offered in gun store burglary
    6.14.17 – Clarksville Leaf Chronicle – At 11:18 p.m., an alarm was activated at The Tactical Edge gun store, according to a news release Monday from police spokesman … More Info
  • TN: Barbershop owner moving forward after thieves clean out store
    6.17.17 – WMC Action News 5 – “By cutting all the power the battery was down on the alarm system and it didn’t activate.” He said they came in through the back door and stole his business … More Info
  • TN: Burglars steal more than $32000 worth of firearms from Clarksville …
    6.13.17 – WZTV – … and the door frame damages at the Tactical Edge gun store. The break-in activated the store’s alarm on Friday around 11:20 p.m… More Info
  • TN: Smash-&-Dash Thieves Net $32K In Rifles and Handguns
    6.13.17 – Smokey Barn News – Clarksville TN – On Saturday around 11:18 pm, officers responded to an alarm activation at The Tactical Edge, … More Info
  • TN: Would-be burglars caught on East Nashville home surveillance …
    6.17.17 – WATE 6 On Your Side – “The creepiness factor is really high.” Collins called 911 and activated an audible security alarm at the house. The suspects left before they could make entry. More Info
  • TX: Family’s house burglarized; neighbors take photos of accused thieves
    6.13.17 – KPRC Houston – Sutherland said a little before 1:30 p.m. he received a notification from his security company that the alarm was going off, but thought it was a family member who … More Info
  • WA: Mercer Island burglary suspect arrested in Redmond | Police news
    6.17.17 – Mercer Island 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: Police arrest knife-wielding juvenile | Police Blotter
    6.13.17 – Federal Way Mirror – Doughnuts eaten during break-in: At 8:09 p.m. June 3 an officer responding to a commercial alarm at Fox Run Apartments spoke to … More Info
  • WV: Charleston Mayor’s son facing charges after ‘drug fueled crime spree’
    6.16.17 – WSAZ-TV – After hearing the alarm go off, the woman said she took off in the vehicle and picked up the man suspect as he was running down the road. According to the … More Info
  • WV: One man remains behind bars for 3 counts of Breaking and Entering
    6.15.17 – The News Center – Parkersburg, W.Va. (WTAP) – Around four Wednesday morning Wood County Deputies responded to an intrusion alarm a … More Info
  • WY: Cheyenne men facing federal charges for robbery
    6.15.17 – KGWN – … Complaint, on May 30, at 4:09 a.m., Cheyenne Police Department officers were dispatched for a report of a burglar alarm. More Info

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