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July 20, 2015

Door to Door Sales

  • Hernando deputies warn of possible predatory alarm salesman …
    7.13.15 – FOX 13 Tampa Bay, WTVT-TV – Hernando County deputies issued a warning about a possible predatory alarm salesman Sunday evening. Deputies said a man is going door to door in Spring …More Info
  • Deceptive salesman tricking homeowners into switching alarm service
    7.14.15 – KOMO News – A local woman says a deceptive door-to-door salesman tricked her into signing up with a home alarm service she never wanted. Jean Byrnes says the salesman … More Info
  • Police, residents say a suspicious person is knocking on doors in …
    7.18.15 –  Knoe.com – “But he didn’t have any identification from the alarm company and he didn’t know anything about the equipment we had in our home. He didn’t know my name or … More Info
  • Lamar looking into possible murder
    7.19.15 – Thomaston Times – Officers responded to the area and located five male subjects stating that they work for a security alarm company, but didn’t have the proper permits to solicit … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Moreno Valley: City aims to reduce false alarms – Press Enterprise
    7.16.15 – Press-Enterprise – News. Moreno Valley: City aims to reduce false alarms. Unfounded burglar and fire alarm calls have cost the city money and resources. More Info
  • CT: West Hartford Police Offer Tips to Protect Your Home and Car
    7.14.15 – Patch.com – An alarm system is excellent for home security. Know your neighbors and keep in touch with your family: 1. Tell your trusted neighbors when you are going away . More Info
  • FL: 911 calls released, 2 employees on leave after apparent delayed …
    7.15.15 – St. Augustine Record – An employee from Central Station Monitoring, a certified intrusion and fire alarm company, called the dispatcher at 4:53 a.m. after alarms in the building were … More Info
  • ID: Pocatello considers fines for false fire alarms
    7.16.15 – LocalNews8.com – False alarms are creating real problems for first responders in Pocatello, and Thursday night, city council considered the city’s first-ever fines for false fire alarms. More Info
  • IN: Gary considers fines for false alarms
    7.15.15 – Chicago Tribune – Businesses in Gary whose alarms are erroneously triggered could face the prospect of fines, under a measure being considered by the Common Council. More Info
  • MD: Police warn Pikesville residents of string of burglaries
    7.18.15 – Baltimore Sun – Police urged residents to make sure their windows and doors are locked, use an alarm system if they have them, and keep their homes well lit. The precinct’s … More Info
  • ND: A night on the beat
    7.14.15 – Williston Daily Herald – When he is assigned to check out a burglar alarm in Lukenbill estates in the north central part of the county, he quickly navigates the distance, gravel and bumps … More Info
  • NM: APD offers up home security tips after slew of break-ins
    7.14.15 – KOAT Albuquerque – Garcia suggests homeowners post no soliciting signs and alarm system stickers. She recommends they also install exterior lights on the front of your house. More Info
  • NY: Burglaries Up More than 30 Percent in Parts of Williamsburg, Police …
    7.15.15 – DNAinfo – To combat the increase, the 90th Precinct now sends a supervisor and a patrol car to a location if an alarm goes off to investigate the situation, DiPaolo said. More Info

Industry News

  • 8 Hilarious Security Signs
    7.17.15 – SSI – Check out eight hilarious security signs end users post to keep would-be… More Info
  • GSM fire alarm systems thriving as POTS lines decline
    Global Sources – At present in most developed markets, fire and other alarm systems typically communicate with a monitoring service via traditional copper wires or Plain Old … More Info
  • Security company growing in Bend
    7.14.15 – Bend Bulletin – Today, Manning is the branch manager of the Bend office of S.O.S. Alarm, a Medford-based security company that expanded into Central Oregon in 2013. More Info
  • 9 emerging trends to watch in access control
    Increasing connectedness of devices, systems to play a substantial role… More Info
  • Home security systems more popular as prices drop
    7.15.15 – WMUR Manchester – “These cameras will see at night and during the day with very sharp images, and they will go to a video recorder,” said Barry Chisholm of American Alarm. More Info
  • Simple and affordable ways to safeguard your home
    7.16.15 – Washington Post – Security systems can be effective, but there are plenty of other strategies that cost you next to nothing. More Info
  • Consumer Cellular enters mPERS market
    7.16.15 – Portland, OR – Consumer Cellular, a nationwide mobile phone company focused on the 50-plus demographic, has entered the mPERS market… More Info
  • Dealers find an easy way into the DIY space
    7.16.15 – Port Chester, NY – USA Central Station Alarm Corp., working with Videofied’s new neighborhood watch system, is offering its dealers a way to enter the DIY market with no investment. More Info
  • Two Navy SEALS with MBAs seek platform for security company
    7.15.15 – SSN – Horsemen Partners is looking to buy a platform for growth in the security industry. They will be active operators in the business, but they’re open to negotiation on several items such as whether the current owner retires completely or stays on in some capacity. More Info
  • New area code to join 315 in CNY: 10 things to know
    7.17.15 -Syracuse.com – Some examples are medical monitoring devices, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm systems, speed dialers, mobile phone contact lists, text or mobile … More Info
  • Former Honeywell Security President Ron Rothman Joins ‘Super …
    7.18.15 – CEPro – AFA Protective Systems, a “super-regional” systems integration firm based in Honeywell’s hometown of Syosset, N.Y., installs, services and monitors fire alarm … More Info
  • Feds: Lifewatch Is Behind Medical Alert Scam Targeting the Elderly
    7.16.15 – SSI – Authorities allege in court papers Lifewatch is responsible for hundreds of millions of robocalls and that its campaigns are illegal. More Info
  • Internet access improves business security – Mansfield News Journal
    7.17.15 – Mansfield News Journal – Representatives from Vector Security and Schmidt Security said Internet connection is all business owners need to monitor cameras, arm alarm systems and … More Info

State & National News

  • Malicious Macros Are Back With a Vengeance
    7.13.15 – From a cost perspective, malicious macros deliver the most “bang for the buck” because they combine lower up-front and maintenance costs with higher effectiveness to create a killer app for cyber-criminals. More Info
  • USPS Mail Carriers to Get ‘Panic Button’
    7.15.15 – SIA – The Postal Service is shipping all 230,000 carriers new mobile devices with a soon-to-be-activated “panic button.” More Info
  • Most Consumers Open to Internet Password Alternatives
    7.15.15 – SIA -Most consumers consider usernames and passwords cumbersome and are interested in using alternatives to them to protect their security on the Internet, according to new research from Accenture. More Info
  • Security Cameras to Be Required in Texas Special Needs Classrooms
    7.16.15 – SIA – In the future, Texas schools will be required by the state to install cameras in certain classrooms. Read More
  • Safe Cam Program Begins in Buffalo
    7.16.15 – SIA – Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo Police Commissioner Dan Derenda announced the start of Safe Cam, a program that calls on city businesses and residents to register their private cameras with the Buffalo Police Department. More Info
  • NFPA School Safety Report Says Codes Must Account for Classroom Barricades
    7.16.15 – Campus Safety – The NPFA hopes to coordinate and modify existing codes to address conflicts between security and safety, egress and locking procedures. More Info
  • Watch: Surveillance Videos Highlight Criminal Failures
    7.14.15 – SSI – Security Sales & Integration has rounded up a few surveillance videos that reveal some of the most uncoordinated moments of crime.  More Info

Business Tips

  • Three Hazmat Rules Every Employee Can Remember
    7.1.15 – OHS – While it might be impressive to show slides of perfectly balanced chemical equations and review a dozen case studies in training, most people won’t remember them after five minutes, let alone five days. And, really, do they need to? More Info
  • How Idle Servers Cost Organizations $30 Billion
    7.13.15 – CIO Insight – A new study confirms previous findings that as many as 30 million servers worldwide sit idle, yet they consume electricity. More Info
  • How Customer Expectations Pressure Companies
    7.13.15 – Baseline – With its real-time nature and ability to connect customers directly with brands, social media has given rise to a new consumer–one who expects instant responses and demands a higher level of service. More Info
  • Are Your Employees’ College Degrees Overrated?
    7.8.15 – Commercial Integrator – Too often this industry assumes that talent recruitment should focus on students with bachelor’s degrees. It’s time to think a little differently. More Info
  • Companies Have Problems Pleasing Customers
    7.13.15 – Baseline – Sixty percent of executives surveyed said their company faces difficulties in pleasing their customers, and 82 percent said their customers have higher expectations than they did three years ago. More Info
  • Eight Key Facts About Email Security in the Enterprise
    7.14.15- eweek – Email security is pivotal to employee productivity, as a common way attackers are able to penetrate a network is through employee email. Here’s a look at recent data and best practices in email security and keys to avoiding downtime. More Info
  • Making an Exceptional Sales Presentation
    7.14.15 – SIA – I’ve watched, delivered or created thousands of sales presentations, and I have evaluated the success rate on most of them. More Info
  • Health Insurance Opportunities & Complexities of ObamaCare
    7.14.15 – CEPro – While most employers continue to experience health insurance premium increases, they should benefit from new online insurance marketplaces, tax credits and wellness programs. More Info

Fire News

  • MI: Fire at convenience store and laundromat possibly caused by …
    7.14.15 – MLive.com – … Time Convenience Store and Laundromat around 2:40 a.m. July 14 after a fire alarm in the building was set off, according to a statement from the department. More Info
  • NY: 99 incidents on the Shelter Island Police blotter
    7.16.15 – Shelter Island Reporter – Three fire alarms were set off during the week at homes in the Heights and West Neck on July 7, 8 and 12. All three were false alarms according to the Fire Chief. More Info
  • OH: City record
    7.13.15 – Sidney Daily News – Firefighters were dispatched for a fire alarm. It was a false alarm. -2:24 to 3:05 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched on two calls. More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Another Hub City business reports burglary break-in
    7.15.15 – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com – “I feel like he did not arrive at 6 (a.m.) because we have a backup alarm system,” Moye said. “If he would have got here at 6 o’clock, the people didn’t actually … More Info
  • AZ: Chandler PD arrests accused downtown vandals
    7.16.15 – azcentral.com – Officers responded to an alarm at 2:20 a.m. and heard noises on the roof. Additional officers surrounded the area and they eventually … More Info
  • AZ: Suspect identified in fatal Phoenix police shooting
    7.19.15 – azcentral.com – The incident began at about 1 a.m. Saturday when the woman returned to her house to discover her alarm system was … More Info
  • CA: Alarm Scares Off Burglar at Pacifica Home | Pacifica, CA Patch
    7.18.15 – Patch.com – A home burglary suspect fled after a home’s burglary alarm sounded Thursday afternoon in Pacifica, police said Friday. Officers responded at about 1:30 p.m. to … More Info
  • CA: ANZA: Church burglary suspect was on parole
    7.19.15 – Press-Enterprise – The Riverside Sheriff’s Office responded at 11:31 p.m. to an alarm call at Calvary Chapel in Anza. Deputies reportedly found William R. Cable a few hundred … More Info
  • CA: Burglar hits San Dimas restaurant
    7.15.15 – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune – Berg said deputies responded to an alarm call around 5:30 a.m. and found the door to the restaurant forced open. He said the suspect emptied the cash … More Info
  • CA: Palo Alto: Boy arrested for allegedly breaking jar over man’s head in …
    7.14.15 – Daily Democrat – At one point, the boy allegedly broke into an unoccupied home on the same block but left without taking anything when a burglary alarm sounded. More Info
  • CA: Riverside: Smash and snatch suspects snared
    7.16.15 – Press-Enterprise – They’d head straight for the cash register, grab it, and be gone before police could respond to the alarm. But not so on Wednesday. Detectives from Riverside … More Info
  • CA: Serial Burglar Attempts to Knock Over Bank, Casino by Crawling …
    7.19.15 – Lost Coast Outpost – On 07-18-2015, at about 2:00 A.M., the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police received a call for service regarding an alarm activation at the Coast Central Credit Union … More Info
  • CO: Man accused of setting fire in city building, burglarizing marijuana …
    7.16.15 – FOX21News.com – Officers learned the suspect had entered the business through a roof vent and activated the security alarm. Then, someone called police and told them he had a … More Info
  • FL: 3rd suspect in Bradenton double murder arrested
    7.14.15 – Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Police responded to the home minutes later after getting an alert from an alarm company. They found Brooks fatally wounded near the front door and Deneus … More Info
  • GA: Thieves hit Athens business for $28K in vehicles, equipment
    7.14.15 – Online Athens – “The alarm went off and a witness across the street saw the van backing into the door,” Patton said. The truck was found after daybreak, where the thieves … More Info
  • IL: Police: Car intruder flees after being spotted
    7.16.15 – Chicago Tribune – Police discovered a front door forced open July 10 when they responded to a burglar alarm. Drawers appeared disturbed … More Info
  • KY: Lexington Police Make Arrest After Break-In At Business
    7.13.15 – LEX18 Lexington KY News – Police say officers responded after a security alarm went off at Appalachian Mining and Engineering. Officials say officers found a broken … More Info
  • LA: Couple arrested for sending 5-year-old son to burglarize home
    7.14.15 – WGNO – The Sheriff’s Office responded to the burglar alarm, and when they arrived they found all of the accessible windows and doors secured and locked. Deputies … More Info
  • MA: Pittsfield Police log for Saturday, July 11 to Monday, July 12 …
    7.15.15 – Berkshire Eagle – 2:47 a.m.: A report of a burglar alarm at Pizza Works. The building was checked and secured. 8:53 a.m.: A report of shots fired at the intersection … More Info
  • MA: Suspect sought after Sunoco in Taunton robbed
    7.16.15 – Wicked Local Taunton – The clerk, meanwhile, managed to push a silent alarm button which alerted police. Another man who described himself as a customer told police he witnessed … More Info
  • MD: Police link Glen Burnie man to string of burglaries, thefts
    7.14.15 – CapitalGazette.com – Officers responded to an alarm at Primo Pizza July 9 at approximately 1:20 a.m. and discovered a burglary took place but nothing was taken, … More Info
  • MD: Suspect charged in burglary and other crimes
    7.15.15 – Bay Net – On June 28, 2015, at 4:40 AM, deputies responded to Abell’s Tavern for an alarm activation. Deputies found the front glass … More Info
  • MI: Home Security Video Leads to Armed Burglars’ Arrests
    7.17.15 – SSI – Michigan State Police were able to arrest two armed home intruders… More Info
  • MI: Jewelry Store Robber Scared Off When Employee Triggers Alarm …
    7.15.15 – CBS Local – The employee refused to give the suspect anything and quickly triggered the alarm, according to police. When the suspect realized the alarm was activated, … More Info
  • MI: Wayne Cop Calls
    7.14.15 – Hometownlife.com – Police responded to an alarm at Muffler Dave’s at 3:42 a.m. June 27. Officers found the glass door on the south side of the business was … More Info
  • MI: Wayne Cop Calls
    7.15.15 – Hometownlife.com – Just before 4 a.m. June 26 police responded to an alarm call at Stockdale’s on the Avenue. The officers found that the rear door to the … More Info
  • MI: Weekend break-in reported at Great Lakes Cycling & Fitness
    7.16.15 – MLive.com – It appears an alarm did not activate at the time of the break-in. A small amount of money was taken, Pfannes said. The incident remains under investigation. More Info
  • MN: Alarm sounds and suspect flees
    7.14.15 – KIMT 3 – Rochester, Minn. – A business’s alarm prevented an attempted robbery and now police are looking for a suspect. Early Monday morning an unknown person … More Info
  • MO: Man jailed for attempted break-in of Branson business
    7.18.15 – Branson Tri-Lakes news – According to the court document, a Branson policeman responded to an audible burglar alarm at the business. When the officer arrived, Marx was near the … More Info
  • MO: St. Louis police search for suspect connected to 9 restaurant br …
    7.16.15 – KMOV.com – “He broke in through the back door, came up to the front, jimmy opened a register, panicked with the alarm going off, and got away before police or anyone got … More Info
  • NC: Deputies looking for battery thieves
    7.17.15 – Lincoln Times-News – The employee there told officers he believes the person responsible is familiar with the boxes and knows how to turn off the door alarms. He also said it takes a … More Info
  • NC: Suspected bank robber has lengthy criminal record
    7.18.15 – Rocky Mount Telegram – Police responded shortly after 9 a.m. when officials at PNC Bank triggered a hold-up alarm. “Within just a few minutes of the call, officers set … More Info
  • NJ: Charges mount in Saddle Brook, Glen Rock, Elmwood Park against …
    7.19.15 – Cliffviewpilot.com – A few hours earlier, Glen Rock police got a call from an alarm company and chased a man who’d broken into a Krauszers on Prospect Street. He fit McKay’s … More Info
  • NV: Hand gun and assault rifle stolen in home burglary
    7.16.15 – News3LV – The burglars were in and out before the alarm company showed up. Scrima did have several different surveillance cameras on his property and they did capture … More Info
  • NY: 2 Men Stole Over $1M in Long Island Jewelry Heist: Police
    7.14.15 – NBC New York – Police responded to an alarm at the Tiffany & Co. around 4:45 a.m. When officers arrived at the jewelry store they say they … More Info
  • NY: Thieves Steal $100G, 230 Cellphones in Hicksville
    7.18.15 – Patch.com – At 12:50 a.m., two men entered T-Mobile by disabling the alarm, cops said. Inside the store, the pair took 230 cellphones and a … More Info
  • OH: 2 charged with breaking and entering Waite High School Friday …
    7.18.15 – Toledo News Now – Toledo police responded to the school just before 6 a.m. after someone tripped an alarm. When they arrived, police found Jasmine Dewaard and Mitchel … More Info
  • OH: Delaware police arrest man on rape charge
    7.19.15 – ThisWeekNews – Officers responded to a burglary alarm about 6 p.m. … More Info
  • OH: Mentor man arrested for burglary, running over 11 mailboxes
    7.16.15 – WKYC-TV – Approximately 45 minutes later, officers responded to an alarm at the concession stand at Morton Park. Officers discovered forced entry into the structure. More Info
  • OH: Robber hits 6 stores in Columbus and Hilliard
    7.19.15 – NBC4i.com – The suspect orders the employees inside and tells them to turn off the alarm. He then demands the employees to open the safes and registers and has the … More Info
  • PA: Police investigate attempted Milford Township burglary
    7.14.15 – WFMZ Allentown – Officers were dispatched in response to a burglar alarm. When police arrived, the unknown number of would-be burglars had been … More Info
  • RI: Cranston man, 36, to serve 10 years for possessing gun, growing …
    7.18.15 – The Providence Journal – The current case began on May 14, 2014, when a burglar alarm went off in the basement of a house that Neri shared with Natalia Foussekis and two children. More Info
  • SC: 2 teens sought in Tega Cay burglaries
    7.16.15 – The Herald – In one case, officers responded to a burglar alarm at a home on Orchid Way about 5:45 a.m. The owner was home, but there was no confrontation with the … More Info
  • TX: Burglars break into woman’s home, steal deceased son’s dog tags
    7.16.15 – WABC-TV – According to Mona Mckusker, the thieves broke down the front door, and when the alarm sounded, they went straight for her bedroom and to her jewelry box. More Info
  • TX: Homeowner opens fire on suspected burglars in NW Harris County
    7.16.15 – KAGS News – The homeowner involved said that at about that time his alarm sounded. “They tried to break into my son’s window. They managed to get one lock undone, so I … More Info
  • VA: Officers investigate break-in at Arby’s restaurant
    7.18.15 – The Daily Progress – Shortly after midnight Friday officers from the Culpeper Police Department responded to an alarm call at the Arby’s Restaurant in the area of Dominion Square … More Info
  • VA: Police: Suspect Caught After Terrorizing Woodbridge Woman
    7.15.15 – Patch.com – The victim was able to activate her home alarm, which caused Holly to leave the residence, according to police. But he returned a short time later and began … More Info
  • WA: Kennebec Journal July 12 police log
    7.13.15 – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel – Sunday at 1:27 a.m., a burglar alarm was reported. 2:36 a.m., a burglar alarm was reported. … More Info
  • WA: Yakima Couple’s Home is Burglarized Three Times in Two Weeks
    7.17.15 -NBC Right Now – They’ve never experienced a break in until two weeks ago when the alarm system woke them up at two in the morning. “I get up and I was like what was that, … More Info

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