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Happy Independence Day!

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event.

On July 1, 1776, the Continental Congress reconvened, and on the following day, the Lee Resolution for independence was adopted by 12 of the 13 colonies, New York not voting. Discussions of Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence resulted in some minor changes, but the spirit of the document was unchanged. The process of revision continued through all of July 3 and into the late afternoon of July 4, when the Declaration was officially adopted.

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Door to Door Sales

  • AZ: Attorney General: Watch out for alarm system scams
    6.30.16 – The Daily Courier – Phoenix – The Attorney General is warning Arizonans to be aware of door-to-door home alarm security scams. The scam involves using deceptive sales tactics … More Info
  • LA: SPD warns of fake utility service workers
    6.29.16 – Shreveport Times – … at the homes of unsuspecting residents, claiming to be service contractors for the security alarm company ADT and the internet and cable provider Comcast. More Info
  • WI: BBB offers tips on summer solicitors
    7.2.16 – Appleton Post Crescent – “Wisconsin summer is finally here and the warm weather will bring salespeople to our front doors offering asphalt paving, home improvements, alarm systems … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • GA: Warner Robins launches ‘CryWolf’ crackdown on false alarms
    6.29.16 – The Telegraph – All security alarm systems within Warner Robins are required to register with the city through CryWolf False Alarm Solutions. Fines start at third false alarm. More Info

Industry News

  • Why Dealers Should Check In on Outdated IP Security Cameras Before It’s Too Late
    6.29.16 – SSI – Network updates can render older IP cameras useless. Regular check-ins with clients can catch these instances before an incident occurs. More Info
  • Summertime Sensors for Doors and Windows
    6.30.16 – EH – The same sensors that watch for break-ins can monitor for open doors and windows in the summer. More Info
  • Top 10 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Thief Accidentally Turns Security Camera on During Robbery
    6.2..16 – SSI -Other videos in this week’s installment include a delivery man seemingly practicing his Frisbee game and a critter falling through the ceiling of a woman’s home. More Info
  • New research: MSOs turn to security for better equipment
    6.29.16 – Security Systems News – Dearing pointed out that other than AT&T, most MSOs don’t do the monitoring for themselves, and “false alarms cost money and monitoring companies are really … More Info
  • Home alarms let users keep default credentials
    6.30.16 – BetaNews – It was even possible to access these alarm systems, to raise false alarms or turn the … The weakness was found in alarm systems by Adesys, Altibox, AssaAbloy, .. More Info
  • Central stations: The key to DIY security systems for small dealers
    6.30.16 – SourceSecurity.com – DIY- the fastest-growing segment of the residential alarm market – has evolved from a niche trend into a major event in which the big dealers are “in” but the …. More Info
  • Nest Is Designing a Smart Baby Crib Loaded With Sensors, Patent Update Suggests
    7.1.16 – SSI – A patent application filed by Nest indicates the company is developing a smart crib to help parents monitor their baby’s every move. More Info

State & National News

  • Smoke detectors keep fire victims alive
    6.27.16 – News-Press Now – Some companies have made devices where parents can record their own voice in place of the alarm that would sound on a smoke detector. Henrichson said … More Info
  • 72 Percent of Companies Plan to Ditch Passwords by 2025
    6.28.16 – SIA – A study has found that 69 percent of security professionals believe usernames and passwords alone no longer provide sufficient security and a majority (72 percent) predict passwords will be phased out within nine years. More Info
  • Old Bank Gallery preserves stories of historic Kansas building in …
    6.27.16 – Topeka Capital Journal – The original burglar alarm, which was heard all over town, remains in the gallery’s vault. The bandits never got inside, because they triggered the alarm as they … More Info
  • The Value of Wireless Alarms and Monitoring Systems on ...
    7.1.16 – Occupational Health and Safety – The stringent guidelines for emergency showers and eyewashes, however, don’t extend to the inclusion of mandatory alarm and electronic monitoring systems … More Info
  • Cinemark attorneys want Aurora shooting victims to pay $700K legal …
    7.1.16 – 10TV – In both lawsuits, victims cited a lack of guards and no alarm, including a silent alarm, on an emergency exit door that would have sounded when James Holmes … More Info
  • More Than 9 in 10 Campuses Have Security Cameras
    6.29.16 – Campus Security – According to Campus Safety’s latest survey, an overwhelming majority of universities, hospitals and schools have adopted video surveillance systems, with most planning on acquiring more in the next three years. More Info
  • Assessing High-Noise Areas
    5.1.16 – OHS – Noise is a ubiquitous hazard present in workplaces that can be difficult to characterize in variable work environments. Work-induced hearing loss, one of the most prevalent occupational illnesses, is a result of repetitive high noise exposure. In addition to hearing loss, workers who are overexposed to noise are at risk for developing hypertension. More Info

Business Tips

  • 4 Management Tactics to Help Grow Profitability of Your Security Business
    6.30.16 – SSI – It can be easy to overlook business management practices, but they’re needed to maximize efficiency. More Info
  • 10 Reasons You’re Not Getting Your Work Done
    7.2.16 – Entrepreneur – Distractions can be … hold on, I got a text. More Info
  • Good Leadership Qualities: How Being a Better Coach May Help Your Business
    6.21.16 – Open Forum -Interested in building good leadership qualities? Read on to learn more about how developing a coaching mind-set may help. More Info

Fire News

  • IL: Newly Installed Fire Alarm System Believed to Have Started House …
    6.29.16 – WJBD Online – Centralia City Firemen believe an electrical problem caused by installation of a new fire alarm system may be the cause of a fire that damaged a Centralia home … More Info
  • IL: Overheated hoverboard blamed for Naperville house fire
    6.29.16 – Chicago Tribune – Naperville Fire Department Bureau Chief Amy Scheller said the blaze was reported at 6:11 p.m. by a fire alarm monitoring company. A company official reported … More Info
  • MD: Officials: 2 adults, 2 children alerted by alarm to escape house fire
    7.1.16 – WJLA – The family was alerted to the fire by a basement fire alarm, according to Pete Piringer with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. More Info
  • NH: 9-year-old honored by state fire marshal
    6.27.16 – Monadnock Ledger Transcript – Just before 4 a.m., Isaiah was awakened by his homes fire alarms and the smell of smoke, with flames already visible coming from the garage below the … More Info
  • TN: Fire displaces family of 4 in Chattanooga
    6.29.16 – WTVC – The renter of the home told firefighters that he smelled incense shortly before a smoke alarm activated. When the resident went to investigate, one of the … More Info
  • TX: Smoke in school building prompts Tuesday morning evacuation
    6.27.16 – KWTX – … about 20 minutes and by 8:30 a.m. staff was allowed back in the building to return to work. There were no students in the building at the time of the alarm. More Info
  • WI: Public safety: Man pulls battery scam
    6.27.16 – Marshfield News – At 12:47 a.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to a false alarm. » At 8:05 p.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to a false … More Info
  • WI: Units responding for alarm at Trevor-Wilmot School
    7.1.16 – West of the I – Per dispatch: Alarm was reported by alarm company as a smoke alarm with verification. Someone at the scene attempted to cancel the alarm with proper … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Man arrested in Mobile bank robbery after leaving a trail of money in …
    6.28.16 – AL.com – Police responded to the robbery report after an alarm the bank’s alarm was tripped just around 10:30 Monday morning. Witnesses told police Canidate wore a … More Info
  • CA: Accused burglars enter not guilty pleas
    7.2.16 – Record Bee – Gossett Alarm advised that the Hazmat door had been breached and the power was cut to the storage building. Officers arrived at the scene and reportedly … More Info
  • CO: Deputies respond to rollover accident, theft
    6.29.16 – Journal Advocate – At 5:45 p.m., deputies were dispatched regarding a residential burglar alarm. At 6:20 p.m., deputies were dispatched to … More Info
  • CO: GJPD: suspect arrested in Orchard Avenue Elementary burglary
    6.28.16 – KJCT8.com – The Grand Junction Police Department said officers responded to a fire alarm at the school around 5:00 p.m. on Friday and found someone entered the school, … More Info
  • CT: Hamden police arrest man for burglary and car theft
    6.28.16 – WTNH Connecticut News – Early Sunday morning, police responded to a burglar alarm at a gas station. On the way there police spotted a car leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Police … More Info
  • CT: Old Saybrook Gas Station Burglarized
    6.29.16 – Hartford Courant – Old Saybrook – Someone broke into a convenience store early Wednesday morning, police said. Police said an alarm notification came … More Info
  • CT: State police look for burglar
    6.27.16 – WTNH Connecticut News – Police learned of the trouble when a burglary alarm went off at the Double R Mobil Convenience store. When they arrived, they found damage to … More Info
  • FL: Osceola detectives searching for burglary suspects
    7.1.16 – Fox 35 Orlando – … began on June 25 at approximately 2:39 a.m. when deputies responded in reference to a burglary alarm. More Info
  • FL: Police looking for man after Pembroke Pines restaurant break-in
    6.29.16 – Miami Herald – One of the restaurant owners told police he never received a phone call from the alarm company and the alarm system was still armed, despite the man … More Info
  • IA: Surveillance Video Helps Police in Iowa Arrest Gang Leader
    7.1.16 – SSI – A gang leader in Iowa has been arrested after being caught on video surveillance being involved in a series of shootings. More Info
  • IL: Active search in Laguana Gateway area for burglary suspect
    6.30.16 – ABC10.com – According to Elk Grove police, an alarm went off at Cold Stone Creamery around 5:30 a.m. Thursday. The suspect ran off and police established a perimeter … More Info
  • IL: Elk Grove police search strip mall for burglar
    6.30.16 – KCRA Sacramento – Officers first received information that an alarm was sounding about 5:30 a.m. at a Coldstone Creamery in a strip mall… More Info
  • IN: Suspect at large after armed robbery at south-side pharmacy
    7.3.16 – Indianapolis Star – Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a hold-up alarm at the Low-Cost Rx pharmacy, according to a news … More Info
  • KS: Burglar uses garage door opener to get in
    6.27.16 – KFDI – A man woke up to his alarm going off around 2 a.m. Saturday. He found his garage door was open but everything else looked … More Info
  • KS: Suspect robs south Topeka Long Johns Silvers
    6.28.16 – WIBW – Authorities say a panic alarm at the Long John Silver’s was triggered around 6:40 p.m. when the suspect walked in …
  • KY: Alleged Flealand burglars to face hearing
    6.28.16 – The Sentinel-Echo – The two men were arrested on Monday, May 9 after London Police Officer Daryl Zanet responded to an alarm at Flealand Flea Market. Flealand operates on .. More Info
  • MA: Attleboro burglary suspect returns to crime scene, police say
    6.28.16 – The Sun Chronicle – Chin was arrested May 27 at the same home when officers responding to a burglar alarm found him inside a guest bedroom, according to police. He still faces … More Info
  • MA: Marblehead police investigating store break-in
    6.29.16 – The Salem News – According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, Marblehead police received an alarm from the store shortly before midnight Tuesday. Responding … More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire: Man faces charges of drugged, drunken driving
    6.28.16 – Gloucester Daily Times – 8:43 p.m.: Police responded to an activated burglar alarm on Martin Street and determined it had been activated inadvertently. 3:43 p.m.: Police and emergency … More Info
  • MD: Police: Man arrested while trying to steal from elementary school in …
    7.1.16 – Fox Baltimore – Police were alerted to the man’s presence around 4 a.m., by an alarm that was sounding from inside the classroom. He was taken into custody on the scene. More Info
  • MI: Deputies: Drunk driver crashes truck into convenience store
    6.29.16 – WOODTV.com – Deputies were called to the Quick Stop convenience store after an alarm was activated just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. More Info
  • MI: Four arrested in Miller Elementary break-in
    7.1.16 – Southgate News Herald – They arrived within two minutes of the alarm going off according to Police Chief Everette Robbins. The alarm was triggered in a computer lab within the school. More Info
  • MI: See thieves grab $50K in electronics in 1 minute at Briarwood Mall …
    6.29.16 – MLive.com – Police officers responded just after midnight on Sunday, June 26 to an alarm at the Best Buy Mobile store at Briarwood Mall to find that a … More Info
  • MI: Smash & Grab burglars bust through wall, spend hours ripping off …
    6.29.16 – WXYZ – Detroit – A steal door and a brick wall didn’t stop crooks from busting into a liquor store early Wednesday morning. Even the alarm couldn’t stop them. More Info
  • MN: Employee injured in Minn. convenience store robbery
    6.27.16 – INFORUM – According to the release, law enforcement from the Willmar Police Department and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office responded to a panic alarm at 10:35 … More Info
  • MO: Hannibal teen arrested following pharmacy burglary
    6.27.16 – Hannibal.net – Grand Pharmacy – due to a burglary alarm sounding at the business. When officers arrived, they observed a vehicle leaving the area and followed it. As the … More Info
  • MO: Man arrested after break-in at Springfield business
    7.1.16 – KY3 – Springfield – A man is being questioned after police say he broke into a business Friday morning. A security alarm went off at the used car lot … More Info
  • MS: Thief makes off with school snacks
    6.30.16 – WAPT Jackson – When teachers at Jones Childhood Education Center arrived at work Thursday, they found the alarm blaring and the refrigerator door wide open inside the … More Info
  • NC: Taylorsville Man Charged After Being Found At Scene Of Break-in
    6.27.16 – WHKY – Alexander County Sheriff Deputies responded to an Alarm Sunday at approximately 8:53 p.m. Upon arrival Officers found … More Info
  • NH: Juvenile nabbed for break-in at two Belmont schools
    6.27.16 – Laconia Citizen – Belmont Police Lt. Rich Mann said the high school’s alarm system was activated on Saturday. When officers responded they found that an alarm panel inside the … More Info
  • NJ: Burglary on Fulling Mill Lane in Colts Neck
    6.27.16 – Patch.com – At approximately 10 p.m. on June 20th, police were dispatched to a burglar alarm coming from a residence. Upon arrival, officers found that the … More Info
  • NM: Police investigate vandalism at new high school
    6.28.16 – Farmington Daily Times – Farmington police officers were dispatched at 1:38 a.m. Saturday to the high school in response to an activated alarm, according to … More Info
  • NY: Deputies: Two boys break into Joseph’s Wayside Market in Naples
    6.29.16 – MPNnow.com – Ontario County sheriff’s deputies responded to Joseph’s Wayside Market to check on an alarm. Deputies found a broken back window … More Info
  • NY: Homeless Man Burglarized Farmingdale Apartment Building: Police
    7.2.16 – Patch.com – According to authorities, Michael J. Gordon, 35, of no known address, entered the building which triggered an alarm at 2:45 a.m. More Info
  • NY: Man stole tools from Farmingdale construction site, cops say
    7.2.16 – Newsday – Police said they arrested Michael J. Gordon, 35, who is homeless, after he triggered an alarm while entering an apartment building under construction … More Info
  • OH: Burglars may be disguising themselves as landscapers in new scam
    6.28.16 – WCPO – … they size up potential targets; it may not fool the homeowner, but landscapers aren’t a sight so uncommon they would typically set off alarm bells for neighbors … More Info
  • OH: Fireworks burglars hit a least four different stores
    7.1.16 – NBC4i.com – Investigators estimate $40,000 worth of fireworks were stolen in the early morning June 25 in Fayette County, and said the burglars where scared off by an alarm … More Info
  • OH: Olentangy Valley: Stolen puppy’s adventures lead to township
    6.29.16 – ThisWeekNews – Deputies responded to a burglary alarm shortly before 11:15 p.m. June 14 at a business. Someone … More Info
  • OH: Police investigate break-in at Dayton auto parts store
    6.28.16 – WHIO – Officers were dispatched to the store on an alarm call. Police said they found broken glass to a front window where the … More Info
  • OH: Police, deputies look for man who robbed six gas stations overnight
    6.29.16 – Columbus Dispatch – At 3:40 a.m., he tried to rob the Speedway but ran out when the clerk activated a panic alarm, police said. The attempt is … More Info
  • PA: 2 sought in Phillipsburg pharmacy robbery that netted drugs, cash
    6.28.16 – lehighvalleylive.com – Police were called about 1:40 p.m. to Medimax Pharmacy for the report of a panic alarm activation. The assailants were last seen fleeing on … More Info
  • PA: 25-year sentence for man convicted in burglary spree
    7.1.16 – Philly.com – Investigators alleged the crew targeted affluent homes and typically cut phone lines and alarm wires before breaking in. The U.S. attorney’s office says Gatson .. More Info
  • PA: Man dies after shooting in Campbelltown
    7.3.16 – Lebanon Daily News – 3 last year, 18-year-old Joshua Malave, Cinnaminson, N.J., was shot and killed by police who were responding to a burglar alarm that sounded at the gun shop. More Info
  • PA: Police say liquor store burglary was an inside job
    6.29.16 – WFMZ Allentown – An alarm on the back door had also been deactivated, prompting authorities to question Lafevre, the store manager. Police said they asked him to verify where … More Info
  • PA: State police at Clearfield
    6.28.16 – Clearfield Progress – Lawrence Township. Police responded to an alarm at the Discovery House. … Police responded to a residential alarm … More Info
  • PA: Three suspects named in club break-ins
    7.2.16 – WTAJ – It’s been more than seven months since police say overnight thieves swiped $23,000 from the Sykesville Eagles Club, cutting phone and alarm wires, and taking … More Info
  • PA: Vernon police looking for suspected Days Inn robber
    6.28.16 – Meadville Tribune – Police were alerted to the Saturday around 9:30 p.m. robbery by a silent alarm and responded quickly but were unable to catch the suspect, who fled from the … More Info
  • RI: Newport Beach June Robbery Report
    6.28.16 – Patch.com – On the night of June 20, a residential burglary was discovered after alert neighbors contact the police when they heard their neighbor’s burglar alarm go off. More Info
  • TN: Burglar Steals More than 150 Packs of Cigarettes From Family Dollar
    6.30.16 – WZTV – The alarm company called police and were watching the crime happen over surveillance until officers arrived. Officers are not releasing the surveillance footage … More Info
  • TX: Man follows woman inside residence, husband pushes him out …
    7.2.16 – Sherman Denison Herald Democrat – Burglary – Officers responded to an alarm call i. Police observed a man in a vehicle, and the man approached the officers. More Info
  • TX: Suspect caught in police chase after robbing liquor store
    6.28.16 – Beaumont Enterprise – Beaumont Police received an alarm call at Jake’s Liquor Monday morning around 3 a.m., according to a release issued by officials. More Info
  • VA: Albemarle police, SBI search for robbery suspect
    6.27.16 – Stanly News & Press – Albemarle police officers responded to a bank alarm at about 10:15 a.m. Monday at Wells Fargo. At the scene, officers were advised that a black … More Info
  • VA: Norfolk Police looking for convenience store burglary suspect
    6.30.16 – wtkr.com – Police say just after 5 a.m. that morning, officers responded to a burglary alarm at the A & G Mini Mart. Officers arrived to find several … More Info
  • VA: Police investigate armed robbery at Portsmouth 7-Eleven
    6.30.16 – wtkr.com – Emergency dispatchers received the alarm for the robbery around 2:30am. The two suspects came into the store, one armed with a gun, and they proceeded to … More Info
  • VA: Suspect Charged in Commercial Burglary in Alexandria: Police
    6.30.16 – Patch.com – Alexandria Police responded to an alarm call early Tuesday, at around 2 a.m., to a business. Officers located a man inside the … More Info
  • VT: Offender faces new theft charges
    7.1.16 – Barre Montpelier Times Argus – Hedding said he fell onto the floor of the restaurant when he went inside, which tripped a motion sensor alarm. He told police he left the building after the alarm … More Info

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