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July 27, 2015

Door to Door Sales

  • Rogue salespeople tricking homeowners into letting them in. Here’s …
    7.22.15 – ABC Action News- Turns out the man who removed her ADT alarm had no connection with ADT which left this senior stuck paying for two security contracts. The company behind ...More Info
  • BBB warns on door-to-door sales
    7.24.15 – News Sentinel – From home alarm systems to home-improvement deals, the BBB has seen it all, and often it’s too late to help. Recently in Fort Wayne, an unnamed customer … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Roseville Police Department Pushes for Change to Alarm Ordinance
    7.23.15 – FOX40 – Authorities responded to more than 3,000 alarm calls in Roseville last year, and less than 1 percent were real crimes. Sara Zendehnam has the story. KTXL – … More Info
  • GA: Warner Robins approves fines for false alarms – 13WMAZ.com
    7.21.15 – 13WMAZ – “The amount of time that it takes for a business alarm is about 30 minutes. The average time for a personal alarm is around 18 minutes. More Info
  • IN: False alarm ordinance to free police for crime fighting – Post-Tribune
    7.24.15 – Chicago Tribune – Patrolman Richard McClelland speaks to a neighbor Thursday as he walks around a house in Gary’s Glen Park section after an alarm there activated. More Info
  • IN: Gary to impose fines for false alarms – Post-Tribune – Chicago Tribune
    7.22.15 – Chicago Tribune- The Common Council voted 9-0 Tuesday in favor of an ordinance that gives the Police Department the option of issuing citations in cases where an alarm is … More Info
  • NY: Bronxville Police Have New Alarm Permit Stickers
    7.23.15 – The Daily Voice – Bronxville, N.Y. — Chief Christopher Satriale and the Bronxville Police have received the new alarm permit stickers. They are available at the Police … More Info

Industry News

  • BBB: Alarm Systems
    7.20.15 – KAUZ-TV – Millions of homeowners seek to secure their homes, families and belongings with a home security system (also called a burglar alarm). Last year Better … More Info
  • Door-to-Door Sales: Vivint Solar Acquired by SunEdison for $2.2 …
    7.20.15 – CEPro – In 1999, he took his door-to-door sales approach to the security industry, founding APX Alarm, which later became Vivint…. More Info
  • Be alarmed: It’s break-in season
    7.21.15 – Daily Item – With the assistance of Ralph Sevinor from Wayne Alarm Systems, here are some helpful tips that you can use to prevent your home from being broken into while … More Info
  • DIY solutions making significant inroads within the alarm industry
    7.23.15 – Security Info Watch – Experts discuss the impact of self-installed systems on traditional dealers… More Info

State & National News

  • Burglars take advantage of weak spot in home security
    7.22.15 – WFAA – Your options are to either beef up your alarm, or reinforce your door. Barron recommends doors with laminated glass windows, or — better yet — a solid steel … More Info


Business Tips

  • Employees Who Are Not Empowered May Quit
    7.16.15 – Baseline – Employees who are not empowered are more likely to be frustrated and burned out, and they may become disengaged, which can lower productivity and cause higher-than-average employee turnover. More Info
  • Malvertising and Ransomware Are Major Threats
    7.22.15 – Baseline – Cyber-criminals are increasingly using sophisticated techniques to target their victims, including malvertising, crypto-ransomware and zero-day exploits. More Info
  • Study: What Do Technicians Look for in Tools?
    7.24.15 – CEPro – A survey by Klein Tools of electricians shows most still buy their tools at Home Depot, cite ‘performance’ as most important, and still put importance (somewhat) in the ‘Made in America’ label. More Info
  • How to Boost Business by Becoming a Trusted Advisor
    7.23.15 – CEPro – The importance of the integrator-client relationship cannot be overstated. Here’s why credibility, reliability and really listening will help you close more sales. More Info

Fire News

  • CA: Dryer left on ruled cause of fire at Monterey pet spa
    7.22.15 – KSBW The Central Coast – “They had a smoke alarm, not a fire alarm, there is quite a bit of difference,” … A working fire alarm signals to 911 dispatch that there is a fire, even if the building … More Info
  • MA: Boxford police log highlights for July 13-18
    7.23.15 – Wicked Local Boxford – 11:03 a.m. Accidental fire alarm was activated. 12:06 p.m. Fire alarm equipment malfunction was activated. 2:47 p.m. Party … More Info
  • UT: Smoky elevator shaft evacuates downtown Salt Lake City building
    7.20.15 -Salt Lake Tribune – Mark Bednarik said an automatic fire alarm was triggered about 11 a.m. from the structure. Firefighters arrived and evacuated about 100 … More Info
  • WI: Monday log: Burned food trips Vesper alarm
    7.20.15 – Wisconsin Rapids Tribune – At 7:38 a.m. Sunday, the Vesper Fire Department responded to a fire alarm. The alarm was set off by burned food. • At 8:06 … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Police Report for July 21
    7.21.15 – Gadsden Times- The home alarm panel was pulled off the wall and wires also were pulled out. A woman reported her checkbook stolen July 1  … More Info
  • CA: Alleged Looking Glass Photo burglar caught on video
    7.20.15 – Berkeleyside – Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said officers were dispatched when the shop’s alarm went off, and found that the burglar had smashed the … More Info
  • CA: Burglary suspect accidentally takes his own iPhone selfie video
    7.21.15 – Naked Security- Sophos, for its part, has a free Mobile Security app for Android that offers a bunch of remote commands you can send to your phone, including Wipe, Lock, Alarm … More Info
  • CA: Kern County Sheriff’s activity for July 17
    7.22.15 – Taft Midway Driller – 7:32 am, deputies responded to an alarm activation … More Info
  • CA: Wanted burglary suspect arrested in Hoopa
    7.20.15 – KRCRTV.COM – Humboldt County deputies said the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police received a call around 2:00a.m., regarding an alarm activation at the Coast Central Credit Union … More Info
  • CT: Meriden liquor store burglary under investigation
    7.23.15 – Meriden Record-Journal – Just before 5 a.m. Thursday, police responded to an alarm at Bob’s Package Store, said police spokesman Sgt. Darrin McKay. After viewing … More Info
  • CT: Thieves Disable Dayville Pizza Place Alarm, Steal Cash: Cops
    7.20.15 – NBC Connecticut – … in Dayville after the restaurant closed Saturday, according to state police. Surveillance footage shows the men cutting the wire to the building’s alarm system. More Info
  • FL: Group says OPD officers stormed church with guns drawn
    7.21.15 – WFTV Orlando- Channel 9’s Mario Boone learned that officers were responding to a burglary alarm a few doors down but ended up at the church when they saw a church … More Info
  • FL: Three suspects in Bradenton double homicide indicted on first …
    7.23.15 – Bradenton Herald – Bradenton police responded within minutes when the couple’s security alarm system triggered a silent alarm after a brick was thrown into the glass in the front … More Info
  • IL: Ford County Sheriff’s Office police blotter
    7.20.15 – Paxton Record – On July 18, a commercial burglary alarm was received at the Farmers-Merchants National Bank in Melvin. No cause for the alarm was found. — On July 17 … More Info
  • IL: Surveillance video released from Lakeview burglaries
    7.21.15 – WLS-TV- But he did not immediately enter the store; instead, video shows him waiting around, possibly to see if an alarm will sound. “I saw a male character pop open our … More Info
  • IN: Robbery at Family Dollar under investigation
    7.20.15 – WNDU-TV – The call came in from their alarm company just after 10 p.m.. So far there’s no word on if police have a suspect. We’ll bring you more information as it is released. More Info
  • KS: Homeowner confronts burglar as houses targeted by thieves
    7.21.15 – KAKE- “I’ve had my alarm system, that hasn’t been working, it’s up and running at full power,” said Winsor. The sheriff says keep your doors locked, set your alarm and if … More Info
  • MA: Arlington Police Log July 15-July 20
    7.22.15 – Wicked Local Arlington – 11 p.m.: Police were dispatched to investigate an alarm sounding at an Oakland Ave address. Officers determined the sound was caused by a smoke alarm. More Info
  • MA: Burglar Alarm Leads to Second OUI Arrest | Stoughton, MA Patch
    7.22.15 – Patch.com – Police were likely expecting a break-in when they responded to a burglar alarm at Pages Deli on Pearl Street but instead ended up with an alleged drunk driver. More Info
  • MA: Canton man charged with second offense drunken driving in …
    7.20.15 – Wicked Local Stoughton – Stoughton – Police officers responding to a burglar alarm didn’t have to stop a robbery, but made an arrest of a drunken driver in the parking lot, police said. More Info
  • MD: UPDATE: Two arrested for Mardela alarm activation | WMDT.com …
    7.21.15 – WMDT- According to the report, on June 27, a Deputy responded to an alarm activation, where they found pry marks on the front … More Info
  • ME: Islesboro police beat: Warren, Thomaston men charged for illegal …
    7.21.15 – PenBayPilot.com – Von Husen responded to an alarm; the property was found to be … alarm; the complaint was resolved by the alarm company. More Info
  • NC: Lenoir Man Caught with Burglary Tool
    7.20.15 – WHKY – At about 8:40 a.m. Friday, Police responded to an alarm at the Jewelry Exchange. As Officers checked the back of the building, they saw a … More Info
  • NC: Police: Thieves Stole Students’ iPads, Popcicles & More in Break-Ins
    7.23.15 – WFMY News 2 – Officers responded to a burglar alarm at Peeler Elementary June 25. Upon arrival, they found damage to a door at the school. June 27, a police officer noticed a … More Info
  • NJ: Armed Robber Turns Himself in After Seeing Surveillance Video
    7.21.15 – SIA – Police say a man shown in a surveillance video trying to rob a New Jersey business later watched the recording online and turned himself in. More Info
  • NJ: Police: Burglar scared off by alarm at Willingboro home – Burlington …
    7.22.15 – Burlington County Times – Willingboro — A burglar attempted to break into a Bermuda Circle home between 7:45 and 9:30 a.m. on Monday but was scared away when an alarm … More Info
  • NY: Thief steals cigarettes from Cohoes market, police seeking info
    7.23.15 – NEWS10 ABC – “The police officer said they were here 30 seconds after they received the alarm system notification,” said Tony. But, he got away and police are now looking for … More Info
  • NY:: Mount Kisco Police Blotter: Attempted Scam; Mop-Handle Assault
    7.24.15 – Patch.com – 2:30 p.m. – Westchester County Police responded to an office on an activated burglar alarm. It was determined that an employee had set … More Info
  • OH: Police Report – Circleville Herald: For The Record
    7.20.15 – Circleville Herald – Alarms activated at a residence. Checked okay. Garage alarm activated for a Northridge Rd. residence. Call cancelled. Caller turned in a driver’s license … More Info
  • OH: Weekend break-ins at Milan Road shops
    7.21.15 – Sandusky Register- Investigators were called after the alarm at Smetzer Paint & Supply was tripped at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. More Info
  • PA: Philadelphia man charged with allegedly burglarizing four …
    7.24.15 – Montgomery Newspapers – At 5:32 a.m., a homeowner reported that someone entered his attached garage and set the alarm off, police said. When the … More Info
  • SC: Burglar caught while inside Bowman IGA
    7.22.15 – The Times and Democrat – The man allegedly broke into the IGA grocery store about 11:30 p.m., setting off the alarm, according to the OCSO incident report. A female IGA employee … More Info
  • SC: Sen. Larry Martin victim of home burglary
    7.24.15 – Anderson Independent Mail – Martin said the interior of the home, but not the porch area, has an alarm system. “I assume that when somebody breaks into the house at night, they’re there to … More Info
  • TN: Tuscumbia convenience store burglary under investigation
    7.21.15 – Times Daily- “The security alarm went off when the glass broke and they couldn’t have been inside the business long because patrol got there very quick and the burglars … More Info
  • TX: Jimmy John’s burglars caught on video in late-night snack attack
    7.24.15 – KENS 5 TV – The store didn’t have an alarm system at the time. That means the burglars had time in the early hours of Wednesday morning to roam the store. They went to the … More Info
  • TX: Kilgore man held on $250K bond for robbery
    7.22.15 – Longview News-Journal – Believing she heard BBs in the gun, the clerk pressed the silent alarm and refused to give the cash, the arrest report said. McClure then fled in a white vehicle, … More Info
  • TX: One Man Arrested After Throwing Rocks Through Business …
    7.25.15 – KCEN-TV – Lampasas Police Department were contacted around 4:35 a.m. on Saturday by the alarm companies of Sonic Drive-In, Alon convenience store, and Storm’s … More Info
  • TX: Plano police search for two suspected burglars
    7.20.15 – Star Local Media – “They were in there for probably 15 minutes committing the burglary, ultimately leaving through the front door, which we got the burglary alarm on.” The suspects … More Info
  • TX: Police: Mesquite robbery suspect shot with his own gun
    7.22.15 – WFAA – According to Mesquite Police Lieutenant Brian Parrish, officers responded to a voice-activated alarm at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday and saw a suspect running from the … More Info
  • TX: Truck rams into pharmacy in south Houston
    7.21.15 – KPRC Houston- According to officers, the alarm went off soon after they crashed and scared the suspects away. They fled the scene on foot and are on the loose. More Info
  • WA: 98 guns stolen from Yakima store; alarm disregarded | Crime And …
    7.21.15 – Yakima Herald-Republic – The burglars might have been foiled by a working alarm but police say employees discounted the alert because rats had set it off before. More Info
  • WA: Burglar hits Red Dragon restaurant in Hillyard
    7.21.15 – KXLY Spokane- The best thing for a business to have is an alarm system that notifies police and places that call above other reports, he added. “If we can get there quickly, even … More Info
  • WA: Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One call review for July 10-16, 2015
    7.21.15 – Kitsap Sun- Saturday, July 11: Crews responded to reports from an alarm company of a man who said he fell and was not making any sense. Upon arrival at the scene, … More Info
  • WA: Surveillance video catches possible Vancouver arsonist
    7.25.15 – KOMO News – Vancouver fire marshal spokeswoman Heidi Scarpelli told KATU News a two-alarm house fire on Sunday started in … More Info

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