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July 14, 2014

Industry Mourns the Death of Dan Locke

DanDan Locke was President of Key Security of Newton, KS. He was also the Executive Director of the Kansas Electronic Security Association and a founding member of NESA.  He passed away on July 2nd at the age of 62. He leaves a wife, Ellen Locke, a granddaughter, Alicia Reynolds and great-grandchildren, Lianna Hazelton and Emillo Rivera.

A memorial fund has been created for the education of Dan’s great-grandchildren.Donations may be sent to:

Dan Locke Memorial Fund
c/o Ellen Locke
300 Lakeshore Drive
Newton, KS 67114

Click here to read a letter from NESA President Jordon Brown on Dan 

NESA creates In Memoriam Pages

NESA has created In Memoriam listings to give some well deserved recognition to those who have served industry associations so well before they died. Click here to review the listings.

 Door to Door Sales

  • Better Business Bureau warns of telemarketing and door-to-door …
    7.11.14 – KTXS – Summer time is alarm salesmen time and currently the city of Abilene has 32 door to door salespeople permitted to sell alarms. Some salesmen are allegedly …More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Letter: Lack of police response to alarms confounding
    7.8.14 – Enterprise-Record – The Chico Police Department is at it again. I love the new tactic by the police chief of not responding anymore to security alarms. The chief states they don’t have … More Info
  • CT: Help reduce high rate of false alarms in town
    7.7.14 – Wilton Bulletin – The purpose of the alarm ordinance is to promote the responsible use of alarm systems in Wilton and reduce the number of false alarms. A reduction in false … More Info
  • IN: City will consider abatement renewals
    7.7.14 – Journal Review – In other business, the Ordinances and Petitions committee voted to table an ordinance regarding an electronic burglary and alarm system policy for another … More Info
  • MO: O’Fallon seeks to address problems with ‘false alarms’
    7.9.14 – Newsmagazinenetwork – Neske said the police department responded to 1,583 alarms in 2013, 647 of which were residential and 936 were from businesses. Approximately 70 percent … More Info
  • NM: Alarm system registration violators pursued
    7.10.14 – Ruidoso News – Five Lincoln County residents were served an ultimatum for violating the county’s ordinance requiring home and business owners to register their alarm systems. More Info
  • VA: Harrisonburg City Council Weighing False Alarms Ordinance
    7.9.14 – WHSV – Council right now is weighing the pros and cons of the plan, to amend it so businesses would not have to pay for a possible new alarm monitoring system. More Info

Industry News

  • Buyer beware: ‘Bad actors’ siphon RMR from reputable alarm companies
    7.8.14 Security Info Watch – New ADT campaign highlights industry efforts to root out deceitful sales practices … More Info
  • Homeowner says security system failed her four times
    7.7.14 – KY3 – However, multiple times, she says, her security alarm went off and she never heard … realizing as we got closer to the kitchen, the alarm was going off,” she said. More Info
  • Watching your home from thousands of miles away
    7.7.14 – WACH.com – “It’s becoming standard practice that most people don’t get just a plain old home security alarm anymore, they get a home security alarm automation system. More Info
  • Honeywell forms pure-play fire unit
    7.9.14 – Security Systems News – Northford, Conn. – In a move expected to sharpen the focus on fire and enhance research and development, Honeywell has formed a new pure-play fire unit. Learn the details. More Info
  • New systems speed police arrival, response time to school incidents
    7.10.14 – Port Orchard Independent – O’Brien said the school district uses Mountain Alarm for burglar and fire … He said “key people” will have a device to activate the alarm to Mountain Alarm. More Info
  • NFPA 72-2016 proposed changes
    7.10.14 – Consulting-Specifying Engineer – NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code technical committees have been busy reviewing and preparing revisions to the 2013 edition of the code that … More Info
  • Video Surveillance: Finding the IP Video Sweet Spots
    7.10.14 – SecurityInfoWatch – Video verification of other IP-based systems: Integrating IP-based physical access control, intrusion, alarm and fire detection systems with IP video creates a … More Info
  • ADT Customer Claims Security Alarm Failed 4 Times
    7.10.14 – Security Sales & Integration – A Missouri woman claims that each time her home security system went off, ADT failed to contact her. More Info

State & National News

  • Password protected: States pass anti-snooping laws
    7.8.14 – Stateline — Seventeen states have drawn a line on what’s your business and what your boss can access by passing laws that ban employers from asking for the logins and passwords to the personal social media, email and other online networking accounts of their workers and prospective hires.  NCSL research on employer access to password legislationMore Info
  • How many state legislative seats are up for election this year?
    7.11.14 – The Washington Post – Legislative seats from 46 states are on the ballot this year. That includes some 4,957 state House seats, and 1,092 state Senate seats. At least half the Senate and the entire House is up for grabs in 45 states; More Info
  • Reduce costly false alarms with your home security system
    7.10.14 – HeraldNet – The occasional security system false alarm may seem like a minor homeowner hassle, but it’s actually a nationwide problem you can help solve. More Info

Business Tips

  • Employees Losing Faith in Organizational Leaders
    7.7.14 – cio Insight – Workers have less trust in their leaders to make good decisions than they did a year ago, and are feeling less engaged at work. Find out what factors are contributing to their detachment. More Info

Fire News

  • CA: Foul odor closes Oakland Police Department headquarters Friday
    7.11.14 – abc7news.com – “One of our lieutenants on the second floor smelled the foul smell and pulled the alarm to notify everyone to evacuate the building,” Oakland Police Department … More Info
  • IN: False Fire Alarm At Walmart
    7.8.14 – Stacey Page Online – Emergency personnel were called to a report of smoke at Warsaw Walmart. However, upon further investigation, the report has been … More Info
  • OH: Storm likely culprit of false fire alarm at Davis-Besse
    7.9.14 – Toledo Blade – Oak Harbor, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. declared an unusual event at Davis-Besse nuclear power plant Tuesday morning after a fire alarm inside the Ottawa … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Holiday burglar targets Rent-A-Center
    7.7.14 – The Alexander City Outlook – Lovett said the building has an alarm, but the alarm monitoring company had a delay before alerting police. The alarm did apparently rush whoever was … More Info
  • CA: Redmond grocery break-in suspect caught in store
    7.13.14 – KTVZ – A burglar alarm early Sunday morning brought Redmond police to the Grocery Outlet, where they arrested at gunpoint a transient found hiding inside the store, … More Info
  • CT: Home security system scares away intruder in Bridgeport
    7.11.14 – News 12 Connecticut – Matt Pikul’s surveillance system caught a woman using a screwdriver to try to break in through a window. The alarm scared the intruder away and got a good … More Info
  • FL: DeLand police investigating burglary of Pompano Pat’s Motorcycles
    7.11.14 – Daytona Beach News-Journal – The employee told police he had secured the shop and set the alarm shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday. The burglary was caught on the store’s video surveillance … More Info
  • FL: Good Samaritans tackle burglary suspect in Orange County
    7.9.14 – News 13 Orlando – Jermaine Omar Kendrick, 40, was allegedly caught in the act after he tripped the alarm at a home on High Grove Way… More Info
  • FL: Sheriff: 3 juveniles charged in attempted residential burglary
    7.11.14 – Bradenton Herald – Moments later, an alarm was called in for another home beside the residence the juveniles emerged from behind,” the report states. Responding deputies … More Info
  • GA: DeKalb PD spots burglary trend of bypassing alarms
    7.11.14 – WSB Atlanta – She said whoever caused the damage thought it would be a good way to get around her security alarm. Police say it doesn’t always work that way and didn’t this … More Info
  • IL: Glenview police reports: $14000 in “memorabilia” proves fraudulent
    7.7.14 – Chicago Tribune – A rear door was forced open, setting off an alarm on June 24. Damage was estimated at $500. A door sustained $200 in damage … More Info
  • IN: Thieves smash into pawn shop for guns
    7.8.14 – Indianapolis Star – At 3:56 a.m., officers responded to a business alarm at the location, an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department dispatcher said. Once they arrived, officers … More Info
  • KS: Deputies smoke out suspect in tobacco theft
    7.7.14 – Sek Voice.com – “We got a report of an alarm at about 12:30 a.m. at a store about seven miles north of Columbus,” said Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves. “Upon arrival, the … More Info
  • KY: Police search for man who stole prescription pills
    7.11.14 – WLKY Louisville – For some unexplained reason, the burglar alarm never went off. The thief kept banging away until he smashed a hole big enough to climb through. Mattingly … More Info
  • MA: FBI helps arrest Stoughton, Brockton ATM burglar suspects
    7.13.14 – Wicked Local Stoughton – Kanarian cut the pharmacy’s alarm wires while Jennette waited in a vehicle, Bonanca said. Shortly after that, detectives rushed into the pharmacy and captured … More Info
  • MD: Police Man Robs Motel, Flees To Room
    7.12.14 – WBAL Radio – Police responded to the holdup alarm at the Days Inn at around 5 a.m. today. Police say Antron Bulow handed the … More Info
  • MI: Man arrested for alleged break-in and other Lincoln Park police briefs
    7.7.14 – Southgate News Herald – The alarm did not sound because only the outer glass was damaged. It appeared a BB gun was used, according to the employee. More Info
  • MI: Two charged in Royal Oak cellphone store burglary
    7.11.14 – The Macomb Daily – Police said they were alerted to a burglary at the store by an alarm at 3:48 a.m. Thursday. Officers went to the store and saw the front … More Info
  • NC: Police respond to alarm at Williston Middle, arrest two suspects who …
    7.7.14 – WECT – TV6 – Authorities arrested two people who drove off after police responded to an alarm at Williston Middle School early Friday morning. Police pulled over the vehicle … More Info
  • NH: Fryeburg burglary suspect caught
    7.7.14 – Conway Daily Sun – Police responded to the scene after a burglar alarm went off, said Potvin, adding that a foot chase began when responding Officer Dale Stout saw the suspect … More Info
  • NJ: Ridgewood police hunt attempted home burglars off Route 17
    7.7.14 – Cliffviewpilot.com – A resident walking his dog told Cliffview Pilot that he nearly ran into the pair as they dashed to their car after the burglar alarm sounded at the home on the … More Info
  • NJ: Wall man charged in Colfax Pharmacy burglary
    7.11.14 – Asbury Park Press – Police responded after the alarm activation at approximately 2:30 a.m., but he left prior to their arrival, police said.. More Info
  • NY: Burglar left LIC Bar empty handed after discovering worker, while …
    7.11.14 – Long Island City Post – Burke said he had footage of the burglar and was in the process of installing an alarm. These three incidents come on the back of an incident in April, when two … More Info
  • NY: Police investigate multiple break-ins
    7.10.14 – WPTZ The Champlain Valley – Police said Whitaker was skilled enough to cut what he believed were wires to an alarm system at the restaurant, but he expedited the investigation by drinking a … More Info
  • NY: Uniondale man arrested after breaking into North Bellmore Rite-Aid …
    7.13.14 – Newsday – First Squad officers said they found and arrested Sergio Torres, 19, of 299 Locust Ave., after answering an alarm call at 11:30 p.m. at the Rite-Aid… More Info
  • OH: Police Bust Trio Suspected Of Breaking Into Several Columbus …
    7.9.14 – 10TV – It was a mangled door that set things in motion Wednesday morning. It tripped an alarm that alerted the owner of Marcos Pizza to check his … More Info
  • PA: Harrisburg police investigating business break-ins
    7.8.14 – abc27 – The owner, Bill Heilig, says the intruders didn’t have time to steal anything because the alarm went off several seconds later and they ran out of the store before … More Info
  • TN: Gas Station Clerk Recounts Robbery Attempt
    7.8.14 – NewsChannel5.com – Dodson pressed the silent alarm and yelled for her co-worker in the back. Meanwhile another man, with an American flag bandanna covering his face, came in … More Info
  • TN: Pharmacy burglar allegedly caught in the act
    7.13.14 – WSMV Nashville – According to the Franklin Police Department, officers responding to a burglar alarm activation Saturday morning made the quick capture of a pharmacy burglar. More Info
  • TX: At-Large Jim Bass Ford Burglar Eludes Police Again
    7.9.14 – San Angelo LIVE! – Motion alarms inside the car dealership were tripped shortly before midnight Saturday night. SAPD responded and were conducting a customary walk-around … More Info
  • TX: Burglar caught breaking into Ace Cash Express
    7.9.14 – KPRC Houston – … into the store early Wednesday morning. Police said the burglar tripped the alarm when he broke the store’s window. More Info
  • TX: Burglaries increase with the heat
    7.11.14 – KTEN – Russell recommends home alarm systems, writing down serial numbers and taking pictures. It’s a situation pat smith knows all too well. Today she’s welcoming … More Info
  • TX: Couple says burglar got in through doggie door while they slept
    7.8.14 – KHOU – … are there sleeping.” Eday says he and his wife are planning on installing a smaller doggie door in the near future. The couple is also getting an alarm system. More Info
  • TX: Few items taken in business break-ins
    7.12.14 – Insurance News Net – He installed an alarm system after Thursday’s break-in. Stacey said the frames taken from his shop were valued at about $270 each. A fitness business between … More Info
  • TX: HPD: Burglar caught leaving NW Houston business with flat screen
    7.10.14 – KHOU – Police responded to a burglary alarm along W TC Jester at Sherwood around 1 a.m. Thursday. More Info
  • VA: Police Apprehend Teens After Responding to Alarm at Annandale …
    7.8.14 – Patch.com – Fairfax County Police apprehended two teens in the early hours Tuesday morning, fleeing from Annandale High School. Police were responding to an alarm that … More Info
  • VT: Police: Snack bar burglary foiled
    7.8.14 – BurlingtonFreePress.com – At about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, an officer with the St. Albans Police Department was on patrol and heard an alarm coming from Warner’s Snack Bar… More Info
  • WI: Green Bay police investigated Wicklund for pot
    7.12.14 – Green Bay Press Gazette – “Officer Wicklund told me he had set off the alarm,” Thomas wrote. “He was very nervous … and appeared very upset with himself. He said he knew he had made.. More Info
  • WV: Police: AT&T break-in motivated by drugs
    7.7.14 – Huntington Herald Dispatch – It stemmed from a burglar alarm call received at 1:47 a.m. Sunday at an AT&T retail store. More Info

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