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July 13, 2015

Door to Door Sales

  • Former police officer target of security alarm scam in Chesterfield …
    7.7.15 – wtvr.com – “If homeowners did not have the updated keypad as of next year, then Chesterfield Police officers would no longer be responding to any alarm activation calls,” …More Info
  • Vivint Banned From Selling Door-to-Door in Wyoming City
    7.1.15 – Security Sales & Integration – The Cheyenne City Council and Cheyenne Police Department have opted not to renew Vivint’s solicitor license after residents complained of the security firm’s aggressive sales tactics. More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: County approves building permits for two medical pot shops here
    7.6.15 – Ramona Sentinel – To obtain an operating certificate, applicants must have a sheriff department-licensed 24-hour centrally monitored alarm system, closed circuit television video …More Info
  • WA: Registration starts for Bellevue alarm owners
    7.8.15 – Bellevue Reporter – Bellevue is requiring all alarm owners to register with the city’s independent … Panic, silent, robbery, burglary and duress false alarm calls will result in a $200 … More Info

Industry News

  • Heads Up!
    7.1.15 – OHS – The hard hat is a piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) designed to protect us when all other methods of protection cannot. Its use is often required since all hazards simply cannot be eliminated. More Info
  • Don’t run from DIY
    7.6.15 – SSN – Baltimore – DIY is everywhere, the consumer-driven products are polished and are connected to powerful mobile apps. Read why security dealers need to embrace DIY. More Info
  • UCC, ADT talk on training Millennials
    7.8.15 – SSN – Baltimore – Underlining the important work that central station operators do is key when training Millennials who are now entering the workforce and the security industry, according to panelists at ESX. More Info
  • Which home security package is right for you? – Story …
    7.10.15 – ABC Action News – “A lot of times there is a priority list for law enforcement to respond to these alarms, because the false alarm rate is so high. So if you have video surveillance at … More Info
  • Avoiding Home Break-ins
    7.11.15 – 7Online WSVN-TV – Number One: Don’t just have an alarm system, use it. Deputy Ira Rubinstein: “If they do, God forbid, break into a window and the alarm goes off, they’re going … More Info
  • Security Industry Seeks Update to Unruly Spec Standard
    7.9.15 – Security Sales & Integration – A group of electronic security industry stakeholders have proposed massive revisions to the security and life safety-related facets of the MasterFormat guidelines. More Info


State & National News

  • Philadelphia Considers Mandatory Surveillance Legislation
    7.8.15 – SIA – The Philadelphia City Council is considering a bill that would require bars and any other establishments serving alcohol to install surveillance cameras. More Info
  • 38% of Americans Back Biometrics
    7.8.15 – SIA – More than a third of Americans believe biometrics will increase their smartphone security, while a quarter are skeptical, according to a new survey. Read More More Info
  • How much is $100 worth in every state?
    7.8.15 – The Washington Post – A dollar in your pocket goes much further in the Midwest or South than New England. More Info
  • Study Says Building Repairs May Reduce Crime
    7.10.15 – SIA – A new study shows that even small improvements to the urban built environment could actually reduce the rates of criminal activity on a block. More Info
  • Many people have no idea how to use their thermostats — and it’s …
    7.12.15 – Winston-Salem Journal – Thermostats control both. So simple changes in thermostat usage — lowering the air conditioning when you’re away at work during the day, … More Info

Business Tips

  • Why Texting Is Becoming a Key Business Tool
    7.3.15 – Baseline – The use of texting as a go-to business communications tool continues to grow, and the majority of professionals surveyed said they send at least 20 texts a day, and a notable share send 60 or more. More Info
  • Obsolete Tech and Hardware Failures Plague Business
    7.7.15 – Baseline – More than half of the technology devices used in organizations are considered obsolete, and hardware failure is on the rise–a situation that has worsened significantly over the past five years. More Info
  • Managing Multiple Generations Is a Balancing Act
    7.9.15 – CIO Insight – Though people may seem different on the outside, they are often driven by many of the same desires and feelings. More Info

Fire News

  • CA: Small fire at Orange movie theater prompts evacuation
    7.11.15 – OCRegister – At 9:18 p.m. concession employees at the AMC 30 at The Outlets at Orange put the burnt popcorn into a metal container in a sink, which caused a fire alarm to … More Info
  • CO: Fire alarms stops trains between councourses at DIA
    7.8.15 – The Denver Channel – By phone, DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery told 7NEWS the fire alarm was due to smoke reported in the office building. The area was searched and cleared … More Info
  • FL: Police: Drunk man asks officers to tickle him
    7.10.15 – NBC2 News – Investigators say Bryan Chao and his wife were drinking at the Inn of Naples and pulled the fire alarm. Once officers arrived, they ordered the Miami couple to … More Info
  • IA: Cedar Rapids buildings evacuate as fire alarms go off all at once
    7.9.15 – KCRG – Cedar Rapids – A contractor cut into underground power lines on Wednesday afternoon and triggered a power outage that, in turn, might have been the … More Info
  • IA: Smoke sets off alarms in Daggy Hall
    7.11.15 – Lewiston Morning Tribune – The building’s fire alarm went off around 2 a.m. Friday at Daggy Hall, according to a news release from the Pullman Fire Department. Firefighters responded and … More Info
  • TN: Louisville woman, 60, taken to Vanderbilt Burn Center after early …
    7.9.15 – The Daily Times – The two told deputies they were asleep when the smoke alarm woke them up. Firefighters said the two men were uninjured and when they went outside, … More Info
  • TX: Central Texas woman, 96, in hospice care dies in house fire
    7.11.15 – mySanAntonio.com – Sheriff’s authorities say the initial call for help came from an alarm company after Etter activated an emergency pendant. Crews arrived to find the house … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Hoover Police arrest burglar hiding in basement – WTVM.com …
    7.10.15 – WTVM – Hoover Police made an arrest after responding to a burglary alarm. The officers entered the residence just after 10:30 a.m. … More Info
  • AL: Man charged in Russellville pharmacy burglary
    7.6.15 – Times Daily – Reports indicate Gargus is accused of breaking into the pharmacy and an adjacent building, as well as calling in a false alarm to police just before the pharmacy … More Info
  • AL: Medical facility burglary under investigation
    7.7.15 – Times Daily – Ray said after getting into the building, the burglar set off the security alarm. … Ray said by the time officers responded to the alarm, the burglar was gone. More Info
  • CA: El Cerrito Police Arrest Man on Suspicion of Committing Two …
    7.8.15 – Patch.com – Officers responded around 4:30 p.m. to a residential burglary alarm that was activated at a home and arrived to find one of the … More Info
  • CA: Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Closes Portions of First Street in ...
    7.6.15 – Patch.com – … officer-involved shooting that left one man dead Sunday morning after officers responded to a report of a burglar alarm at the Specialty Sales Classics … More Info
  • CA: Parents of man shot by Pleasanton police question use of force in …
    7.7.15 – abc7news.com – John Deming Junior was shot and killed by police early Sunday morning. The incident happened as police responded to an alarm at a Pleasanton car … More Info
  • CA: Pleasanton: Warrant after deadly officer-involved shooting sought …
    7.9.15 – Chico Enterprise-Record – Police said a burglary alarm drew police to Specialty Sales Classics around 2 a.m. Sunday. Arriving officers found Deming acting erratically, … More Info
  • CA: Santa Cruz Police nab alleged bank robber hiding nearby
    7.8.15 – KIONrightnow.com – The bank alarm triggered police response to the scene, where witnesses gave information that led officers to a suspect hiding nearby, according to dispatchers. More Info
  • DE: Officers chase, catch repeat burglar, police say
    7.7.15 – The News Journal – An early-morning burglary alarm at a Dover store led to the arrest of a man suspected in a string of break-ins and attempts, city police said Tuesday. Three of the … More Info
  • FL: More charges for Leesburg pharmacy burglary suspects
    7.10.15 – Daily Commercial – Iozzi said the men were able to enter the Silver Lake Pharmacy after they cut the power and phone lines, but fled when the alarm went off without taking anything … More Info
  • FL: Outside alarm trips up alleged burglars
    7.8.15 – Daily Commercial – Leesburg – Wearing dark clothing, two men with flashlights were standing outside of Burry’s Pharmacy just after midnight, tampering with a … More Info
  • GA: Masked invaders kill couple, spare 5 children
    7.10.15 – WXIA-TV – … children were running around inside the house when police responded at about 3:50 a.m. Thursday, after the home’s alarm system … More Info
  • GA: Suspicious Ice Cream Truck, IRS Scam Call, Debit-Card Fraud …
    7.11.15 – Patch.com – Alarm – Walton County deputies responded to an alarm at a residence. Residence checked. Everything okay. Zone 2. Nothing reported. More Info
  • GA: Thousands of pills stolen from Athens pharmacy
    7.7.15 – WRCB-TV – Athens police were called to the Madison Avenue Pharmacy around 7:00 Sunday morning in regard to a burglar alarm there. Officers arrived on scene to find the … More Info
  • IA: Arrest reported in bank robbery half hour after crime
    7.6.15 – KCCI Des Moines – Once it passes a certain threshold, it activates an alarm. that tracking device was — basically led us to this parking lot, and … More Info
  • IL: Elgin man surprised by return of sentimental stolen box
    7.11.15 -Chicago Tribune – Roger Stettner was in California visiting his son when his home was burglarized. With an audible alarm sounding, the only … More Info
  • IL: Jewelry stolen from River Forest home turns up at Villa Park pawn …
    7.8.15 – Patch.com – Responding to an alarm June 20, police discovered a burglar had broken into the home taking jewelry and electronics, according to … More Info
  • IL: Man Arrested for Allegedly Robbing Several Loves Park Stores
    7.8.15 – MyStateline.com – Around 2 a.m. Tuesday police responded to a burglary alarm. When officers arrived, no one was in the … More Info
  • IL: Police: Man In Suit Jacket Robs Bank
    7.9.15 – Journal & Topics Newspapers Online – Glenview police said they responded to a silent alarm at the bank at 12:43 p.m. A white male took an undisclosed amount of money and fled in an unknown … More Info
  • IN: Attempted burglary in New Albany results in rescue from firefighters
    7.7.15 – Newsandtribune – A NAPD officer was dispatched about 3:45 a.m. in reference to an activated alarm. At the property, the officer noticed a … More Info
  • IN: Man in custody a suspect in fire department break-in
    7.8.15 – South Bend Tribune – The man became a suspect in the fire station burglary when seen while under surveillance by the alarm company wearing some type of firefighter gear during … More Info
  • IN: Three juveniles charged with theft
    7.8.15 – Greensburg Daily News – Greensburg – The Greensburg Police Department responded to a report of an alarm at USA Fireworks on July 5. The individual … More Info
  • KS: Surveillance cameras among planned upgrades at Kansas Wildlife …
    7.10.15 – Wichita Eagle – At the time, the exhibit’s security system – which emits an audible alarm when an invisible laser line is crossed – was malfunctioning because ants had gotten … More Info
  • LA: Gun store owner who shot burglars, killing 1, not charged
    7.8.15 – KATC Lafayette News – 28, but were confronted by Fournet who was checking after the business alarm went off at about 11:55 p.m. when the teens went back to the store, the sheriff’s … More Info
  • MA: Stow police log, June 29-July 5
    7.11.15 -Wicked Local Harvard – 1:04 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at an ATM … More Info
  • MA: Topsfield police log highlights for June 28-July 4
    7.9.15 – Wicked Local Boxford – 12:53 p.m. A dog in a home activated the alarm. All was secure. 1:51 p.m…. More Info
  • MI: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies make domestic assault …
    7.10.15 – MLive.com – At 4:24 p.m. Deputies Hiller and Collins responded in reference to a Residential Alarm. At 5:27 p.m. Deputy … More Info
  • MI: Vending machines burglarized and other Taylor police reports
    7.12.15 – Southgate News Herald – Officers responding to an alarm at about 2 a.m. July 5 at Skore Lanes found that several coin-operated games and other vending machines …More Info
  • MO: Police officer involved in late-night crash in Pacific
    7.8.15 – KMOV.com – The Pacific Police officer was responding to an automatic alarm at a business around 11 p.m. when the accident occurred. More Info
  • MS: Business Owner Had Been Broken Into Several Times. Then, He …
    7.11.15 -TheBlaze.com – Joe McCoy, owner of a convenience store in Clarke County, told WDAM-TV about how he has customized the alarm at his business. “I tie a string to the two front … More Info
  • MS: Columbia pharmacy burglary suspects sought
    7.6.15 – WDAM-TV – “Police received a call of an alarm at Shepard’s Discount Drug around 5 a.m. Saturday,” said Columbia Police Department … More Info
  • MS: Jackson police investigate rash of burglaries
    7.6.15 – WAPT Jackson – Police responded to alarm calls at the businesses between 12:20 a.m. and 1:20 a.m. Monday. Green Oak employees said the store’s inventory is so large they … More Info
  • NC: 2 brazen thieves ‘robbed us blind,’ Cary boutique store owner says
    7.8.15 – WNCN – That manager was on the phone with the alarm company and was also having to check the alarm panel elsewhere in the store. The two thieves – a man and … More Info
  • NC: Cary boutique heist caught on camera
    7.9.15 – WTVD-TV – The manager who was working that day had her back to the couple the entire time; she was on the phone with a security alarm company, trying to remedy their … More Info
  • NJ: Break-ins at two schools, church in Teaneck investigated
    7.6.15 – NorthJersey.com – About 10 minutes later, police received a burglary alarm from the Community High School across the street and found a broken window. Four minutes after that, … More Info
  • NJ: Cops: Man broke into Somerville pharmacy
    7.6.15 – MyCentralJersey.com – Mario Maricada, 25, of Randolph, was arrested at about 9:52 p.m. July 2 after police responded to a burglar alarm at Wald Drugs. When police … More Info
  • NJ: Rutherford police match dumbbells after attempted deli burglary
    7.8.15 – Cliffviewpilot.com – Officers responding to a burglary alarm at the Forest Dairy & Deli on Spring Dell just after 2:30 a.m. found the 20-pound weight lodged in the window pane of the … More Info
  • NM: Surveillance video catches clues burglars leave behind
    7.7.15 – KRQE News 13 – They both climbed in through the window and grabbed inexpensive beads, beading tools and office supplies until the alarm sounded. One guy ran out the … More Info
  • OH: Overnight trespassers play cornhole, drink beer on Stonewater patio …
    7.8.15 – cleveland.com – Officers responded to a burglar alarm at 12:41 a.m. July 8 at Stonewater Golf Club. Two boys were seen running off, but were not located. A beer tap was found … More Info
  • OH: Police calls
    7.6.15 – Lima Ohio – Deputies were called Friday to a home to check on a burglar alarm going off. They found a broken window. … More Info
  • OH: Woman scammed for bail money, legal fees: Parma Police Blotter
    7.11.15 – cleveland.com – Breaking and entering, Snow Rd: About 2:30 a.m. July 6, police responded to a call of a glass breakage alarm at the RadioShack electronics store … More Info
  • OK: Man arrested after allegedly robbing Bethany bank, leading officers …
    7.7.15 – kfor.com – Police say around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, a clerk inside the First Bethany Bank triggered the silent alarm. The clerk later told police a man came inside the … More Info
  • ON: Suspect arrested after Wyandotte Street break-ins
    7.8.15 – CTV News – Officers were dispatched to a commercial alarm on Tuesday at about 5:55 a.m. The alarm was for a common front door to Gia Nails … More Info
  • PA: VIDEO: Hatboro TD Bank robbery suspect chased down, shot
    7.8.15 – Montgomery Newspapers – Police received a call at 10:18 a.m. July 8 of a holdup alarm activation at the bank, Gardner said. “We received information from a witness … More Info
  • PA: WATCH: Man Breaks Into Two South Philly Businesses
    7.9.15 – Philadelphia Magazine – … footage shows the man getting in through a back door and motioning to an accomplice. But when an alarm goes off, the man instantly flees from the bar. More Info
  • SC: Report: Thieves damaged Lake Wylie business before leaving with …
    7.7.15 – The Herald – Power to the building had been cut, so the alarm did not work, the report states. A woman who lives behind the business said she was on her porch between … More Info
  • TX: Armed home invaders in Bellaire caught on camera
    7.7.15 – KPRC Houston – Bellaire Police say three men caught on surveillance video invaded a home and robbed the family inside. More Info
  • TX: Sunset Valley burglary sparks foot chase
    7.10.15 – KXAN.com – According to Sunset Valley police, the suspects broke through a window, which triggered the security alarm. When officers arrived at the scene, they chased the … More Info
  • TX: Thieves use backhoe to break into Spring gun store, steal one rifle …
    7.6.15 – KPRC Houston – A business owner surveyed the damage at his gun store Monday morning after thieves used a backhoe to break into his store in Old Town Spring. More Info
  • VA: Police say Woodbridge man choked woman, fled after she activated …
    7.7.15 – MyFox Washington DC – The victim told police she was able to activate her home alarm system, which caused the alleged to flee the residence. According to police, Holly returned a few … More Info
  • VA: Suspect in Bank of Hampton Roads armed robbery arrested
    7.8.15 – wtkr.com – Shortly before 2 PM on July 3, Norfolk police responded to a commercial robbery alarm at the Bank of Hampton Roads. More Info
  • WA: West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 burglaries; 2 suspected package thefts
    7.9.15 – West Seattle Blog – We also have an alarm system with ADT, and it took the SPD 2.5 hours to come to our house after ADT called their dispatch. We also called 911 four more times … More Info

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