Public Safety Updates
- Short staffing causing crisis for 9-1-1 centers
7.19.23 – ABC News – 9-1-1 dispatch centers around the country are experiencing staffing shortages, leading in some areas to delays in emergency response. Filling the positions, which often involve life or death situations, can be difficult when fast-food restaurants are offering higher wages, said Brian Fontes, CEO of the National Emergency Number Association.
- Franklin County approves new fees for safety inspections
7.21.23 – Roanoke Times – For false alarms, the new fee will charge $75 for the third false alarm and the fee will increase by $75 for each additional false alarm …
- Biden Admin Pilots Cybersecurity Certification Program for …
7.18.23 – CEPro – The Biden Administration is launching a new cybersecurity certification and labeling program for smart home devices designed to help Americans choose smart devices that are less vulnerable to cyberattacks.
- Should Third-Party Oversight of Alarm Systems Be the Rule?
7.20.23 -SSI – Richard Kleinman – No one wants someone looking over their shoulders, but independent oversight is a small price to ensure the industry raises its standards.
- Report: Hikvision cameras hacked, feeds sold as child porn on …
7.21.23 – SIW – An investigation by IPVM found several sales offers for nude videos on the platform Telegram, including cameras labeled for family homes, medical offices, salons, locker rooms, a strip club and other places.
- Cloud of Recurring Revenues Awaits Security Dealers
7.17.23 -SSI – Sandra Hosking – Cloud-based systems are gaining market share. It’s among the leading technologies elevating access and video integrations to new plateaus.
- Cybersecurity Risks for Physical Security Systems
7.17.23 -SSI – Charu Gupta – Being proactive is the first line of defense in protecting yourself. Understanding the cybersecurity threats to mitigate them is important.
- Addressing Unique Challenges
7.21.23 – Security Today – … Retailers of all sizes continue to have unique challenges when it comes to security and loss prevention issues.
- Myths About Business Alarm Systems
7.20.23 – Security Today – Two considerations come to mind when we talk about business alarm systems: complexity and scalability. Where Businesses Go from Here.
- What we can learn about data privacy from big tech’s mistakes
7.20.23 – SIW – Arlo Gilbert – If it’s bad form to break into someone’s home and steal their valuables, organizations shouldn’t use private data without consent
- Real words or buzzwords?: Operationalizing AI
7.18.23 – Security Info Watch – AI is not a product, but a broad category of software that enables products and systems to do more than ever before possible. How do we put it to good use?
- More isn’t always better when it comes to cannabis security technology
7.20.23 – Complex security technologies without proper staff training and system familiarity creates confusion and decreases systems effectiveness
Fire & Life Safety
- CA: Suspect brandishes axe during failed robbery at Fresno …
7.21.23 – An adult man, Fresno PD says was at the Fresno AG Hardware Store when he tried to steal a few items. As he was exiting the store, the alarm kicked on and two employees confronted the suspect. Police say the suspect pulled out a small axe and raised it in the air.
- FL: Burglars ransacked SW Dade Verizon store, stole hundred of …
7.19.23 – CBS – Miami-Dade police say more than a thousand dollars worth of items were taken including cell phones, speakers, and tablets. The surveillance tape, which has been made public, shows a white car pulling up to the store and one of the suspects lingers for a while before breaking in.
- FL: Pair of suspects flee into woods after stealing ATM
7.21.23 – Lake City Reporter – A pair of suspects remain on the loose after making a large withdrawal from a Lake City bank Friday morning.
- MA: New Bedford man tazed after allegedly breaking into home …
7.18.23 – Fall River Reporter – Upon arrival, Sergeant Thomas Long, along with Patrolmen Phillip Pine and Kory Kubik, discovered an individual inside the closed establishment.
- MD: Three teens arrested after break in at Broadneck Elementary
7.20.23 – FOX 5 DC – Three teens were arrested Thursday morning after a burglary at Broadneck Elementary School in Maryland.
- MO: Armstrong man wanted for burglary and kidnapping …
7.17.23 – KRCG – In June, prosecutors charged James Cheek, 42, of Armstrong, with first-degree burglary, second-degree domestic assault, and third-degree …
- NE: Sidney police searching for suspects in grocery store …
7.20.23 – News Channel Nebraska – Authorities are investigating a burglary at a Sidney grocery store early Thursday morning.
- NJ: Burglars wanted after robbing 100+ units at Extra Space …
7.17.23 – ABC 7 – According to North Bergen Police, two men broke into the New Jersey storage facility late Thursday night, and for the next three and a half hours, they ransacked more than 100 units. “They came in with head covering, they had goggles, masks and green reflective vests,” North Bergen Police Department Capt.
- NJ: Multiple Businesses Were Burglarized Wednesday Night in …
7.20.23 – TAPinto – Parsippany, NJ – The Parsippany Police have issued an alert to residents regarding multiple burglaries on the Route 46 corridor in …
- RI: Man accused of breaking into Freetown home, veteran service …
7.19.23 – (WLNE) – A New Bedford man is accused of breaking into a Freetown home and business minutes apart. Police said a burglar alarm went off at about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Freetown VFW Post. Officers said they found 38-year-old Brandon Gomes wandering around the bar drinking beer from a bottle.
- TX: 2 suspects in attempted North Texas bank robbery arrested
7.20.23 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram – April Curry, 29, and Joseph Caddell, 47, confessed they were involved in an attempt to rob the Wells Fargo Bank …
- TX: Juveniles Arrested For Burglaries
7.18.23 – East Texas Radio – Two juveniles are in the Texarkana Bi-State Jail and at the Lantz Lurry Juvenile Detention Center after Texarkana Police chased them on foot several times in early July.
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