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July 6, 2015

Association Events

  • MDBFAA Member Meeting – July 8th, 2015
    How to Increase Your Company’s Value. Bob Lepczyk of Security Associates will explain the steps you can take to increase the value of your Company. 11am-1pm. COPS Monitoring- 235 Schilling Cir Suite 108, Hunt Valley, MD, 21031 – More Info

Door to Door Sales

  • Spot Crime Maps: Car Burglaries On The Rise
    6.30.15 – KEYE TV – We’re noticing an increase of calls about fraudulent alarm company reps showing up at your doorstep. Round Rock Police also released this video on their …More Info
  • College Station residents warned about home security scam
    6.30.15 – The Eagle – The department said there are private security companies to monitor alarm systems and contact police when necessary, but that no security system is monitored … More Info
  • Security Company Warning: Watch out for fake reps
    6.30.15 – newsnet5.com – He was featured in a December 2014 20/20 investigation that focused on training sessions where sales people from other alarm companies were encouraged to … More Info
  • Door-to-door home alarm system scammers hit Houston
    7.1.15 – KPRC Houston – … said that he was with ADT.” Goforth said the salesman noticed her broken ADT alarm sign. He told her he wanted to replace it and upgrade her alarm system. More Info
  • Did alarm company deceive Lafayette woman?
    7.1.15 – Journal and Courier – Then he saw a $91.99 withdrawal dated May 21 for NorthStar Alarm Services, a company he’d never heard of. When questioned, his 77-year old mother … More Info
  • Herring announces settlement with home alarm company for alleged …
    7.1.15 – Augusta Free Press – mark herring Attorney General Mark Herring announced today that he has reached a settlement with Trio Alarm, LLC (Trio Alarm), a Wisconsin-based seller of … More Info
  • Valley man says alarm company was ‘double dipping’
    7.3.15 – ABC15 Arizona – Valley man says alarm company was ‘double dipping’. Joe Ducey, Courtney Holmes. 6:27 PM, Jul 2, 2015. 6:57 PM, Jul 2, 2015. More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • BC: Vancouver considers fines for chronic false fire alarms
    7.3.15 – Vancouver Sun – Vancouver city council will consider charging chronic false fire alarm perpetrators $200 every time their buildings send out more than two false alarms a year. More Info
  • NC: Chapel Hill police urge caution after break-ins
    7.2.15 – News & Observer – Over 80 percent of burglars determine if an alarm system is installed and use that information in choosing their targets. If anyone has information about these … More Info
  • NJ: Maplewood PD Recognizes Police Valor, Service With Awards and …
    6.30.15 – The Village Green- On April 7, 2014 at approximately 1332 hours, Officer Wasielewski and Brian Rodrigues responded to a residence for a report of an alarm … More Info
  • NL: Canada Day false alarms calls have ‘enormous’ cost, say RCMP
    7.2.15 – CBC.ca – The Newfoundland and Labrador RCMP are reminding the public about the cost of ‘false alarm’ calls. Police said they attended to 20 such calls to different … More Info

Industry News

  • 2015 State of the Smart Home Report Reveals Seeing Is Believing
    7.1.15 – SIA – New research from Icontrol Networks found seeing really is believing when it comes to connected home technology. More Info
  • Local man honored for invention of home smoke alarm
    7.1.15 – Arizona Daily Star – “The affordable home smoke alarm is one of the most important fire safety inventions of our time, helping save tens of thousands of lives in home fires,” Jim … More Info
  • Fire services trump alarm industry on NFPA vote
    7.1.15 – SSN – On June 25, in Chicago, the NFPA held its annual meeting, but the alarm industry was concerned about two motions on NFPA 72, which would effectively give local municipalities the authority to disallow the use of listed central stations for fire alarm monitoring  More Info
  • Lawsuit against Tyco stemming from pharmaceutical warehouse heist to proceed
    7.2.15 – Security Info Watch – Federal judge rules company’s subrogation waiver does not apply in this case… More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
DEHB00213Text AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS AND PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCIES. This bill changes the requirements for security guards, private investigator licenses by (a) making the qualifications uniform for both occupations; (b) providing that a license may still be issued for persons convicted of 2 or less of certain misdemeanors, so long as the misdemeanors are more than 7 years old; and (c) disqualifying juveniles adjudicated delinquent of a felony level offense unless they are at least 21 years old. The bill also provides for uniformity across all the licensees in Chapter 13 of Title 24.
Status: Jun 30, 2015 : Introduced and Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House


State & National News

  • Digital Signage Represents the Future
    6.26.15 – CIOInsight – Some retailers are using digital displays to create highly interactive shopping experiences, and the possibilities the technology presents are limitless. More Info
  • Churches Use Facial Recognition Software to Track Congregants
    6.30.15 – SIA – Churches are joining the widening club of entities using Big Brother-style facial recognition software to track people. More Info
  • OSHA’s Revised Recordkeeping Rule: Major Implications on Employers
    6.1.15 – OHS – As many employers know all too well, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires them to record work-related injuries and illnesses and to maintain the OSHA 300 Log for five years. More Info
  • U.S. economy adds 223,000 jobs, unemployment at 5.3 percent
    7.2.15 – The New York Times – Good, but hardly great. The economy added a healthy 223,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported Thursday, but other indicators, showing wages growing slowly and jobless Americans remaining on the sidelines, painted a gray. NCSL’s national unemployment monthly update.  More Info
  • New state laws: from regulating Uber to refilling growlers
    7.1.15 – The Washington Post – Guns rights advocates, ride-sharing companies and craft beer fans were among those to benefit from the new laws, with states easing regulations governing each. More Info

Business Tips

  • Business and Tech Books That Can Boost Your Career
    6.30.15 – Baseline – This list of recommended summer books represents an eclectic selection of significant technology and business topics that can help you advance in your career. More Info
  • Ten Simple Ways to Engage Your Employees
    6.30.15 – Baseline – Organizations with highly engaged teams are more profitable and productive, and achieve greater customer satisfaction. More Info
  • The Secret to Connecting With Your Audience
    7.3.15 – Entrepreneur – There’s one thing you can do that will rally your customers, colleagues and even competitors. More Info
  • What the Color of Your Logo Says About Your Company (Infographic)
    7.3.15 – Entrepreneur – If you are building a company that depends on making people feel sexy and sophisticated, it’s probably going to confuse your consumers if you your logo is bright green. More Info

Fire News

  • CT: Fire in Stamford office building controlled by automatic sprinkler
    6.29.15 – The Advocate – Firefighters were called to 1 Atlantic St. in response to an automatic fire alarm in the building Thursday at about 7 p.m., and found the sprinkler activated and … More Info
  • GA: Firefighters called frequently to Richmond Summit apartments
    6.30.15 – The Augusta Chronicle – … trucks to Richmond Summit, which caters to low-income elderly and disabled residents, were a result of an unintentional alarm or smoke detector activation. More Info
  • IA: Public safety calls
    6.30.15 – Mason City Globe Gazette – At 7:51 p.m. June 25 — firefighters responded to alarm system activation at McDonald’s; no fire found, activation was unintentional. At 8:23 … More Info
  • LA: Smoke detector saves mother, children from apartment fire
    7.2.15 – MyNewsLA.com – Fire officials credited a smoke alarm with giving a mother and her three children time to escape safely when a blaze broke out Wednesday in their North Hills … More Info
  • ON: Pulling fire alarm lands teen in trouble
    7.2.15 – Chatham Daily News – Pulling a fire alarm when there was no fire has landed a 16-year-old Dover Township girl in trouble with the law. Chatham-Kent police said officers responded to … More Info

Crime News

  • AK: 2 men charged after 8 pounds of meth found in Fairbanks safe
    7.1.15 – KTVA.com – Alaska News and Weather – Robert Curry, the sole employee and key and alarm code holder of Oxford Assaying and Refining in Fairbanks, was recently fired for suspected embezzling from … More Info
  • CA: Central Marin Police Log
    7.4.15 – Marinscope Community Newspapers – Corte Madera: Officers responded to a business on the report of an alarm. Officers contacted two employees who accidentally set off the alarm. The alarm … More Info
  • CA: East County police calls: Assaults, burglaries and robberies are listed
    7.1.15 – Contra Costa Times – Burglary — At 9:17 a.m., a person called police to report that he had received a note on his phone indicating his home burglar alarm had gone off … More Info
  • CA: Surveillance video catches Los Angeles burglars stealing mail …
    6.30.15 – KABC-TV – The suspects then moved onto the parking structure, looking for unlocked cars with items in plain view, but they trigger the alarm on an SUV and take off before … More Info
  • CT: Fairfield police catch man in act of stealing copper from vacant home
    7.2.15 – Press Herald – People who are selling their home can prevent break-ins by installing a security alarm or asking their neighbors to keep an eye on their property, but houses that … More Info
  • CT: Man Charged in Liquor Store Burglary
    6.30.15 – NBC Connecticut – … Street because of several burglaries there, and they responded again at 10 p.m. on Monday when an alarm went off indicating that the front door was broken. More Info
  • CT: Man sought in connection with Franklin store robbery
    7.1.15 – Norwich Bulletin – Troop K in Colchester received a hold-up alarm from the store. Troopers searched the area and began a criminal investigation. State police retrieved store … More Info
  • FL: Man who shot at policer officer arrested on attempted murder charge
    7.3.15 – Daytona Beach News-Journal – On Wednesday, Daytona Beach police responded to reports of an alarm sounding, and police, who knew that Gullo had an attempted … More Info
  • FL: Two robbers hold up Five Guys at Gaitway Plaza
    7.2.15 – Ocala – 102, after an alarm went off in the restaurant. An employee told an officer the store had closed at 10 p.m. and one of the doors was locked. The employee said he … More Info
  • GA: Catoosa County Crime Stoppers: Vehicle, electronics and tools …
    6.29.15 – The Catoosa County News – Deputies responded to a burglar alarm going off at the home and arrived to find both the side and rear doors of the residence forced open and broken, reports … More Info
  • GA: Conyers police seek three suspects in Metro PCS burglary
    6.30.15 – Rockdale Citizen – The burglary alarm had also been triggered. #“Everything near the register was in disarray,” the report states. #The suspects were described as appearing … More Info
  • GA: Police investigating another pharmacy burglary in Calhoun
    6.30.15 – Northwest Georgia News – … to the incident report, police were dispatched to Calhoun Drug Company on June 28 around 6:30 a.m. in reference to an alarm… More Info
  • GA: Sandy Springs Blotter: Suspect Jumps Out Of Bushes, Robs …
    7.3.15 – Patch.com – 6/29 (4:45 p.m. to 4:57 p.m.): Responding to an alarm, the officer spoke with the resident who said she noticed that … More Info
  • GA: Sunday’s crime report: More automobile break ins
    6.29.15 – WRGA Rome’s Newstalk – According to a Rome police report, officers responded to a burglary alarm shortly after midnight Saturday. When they arrived, they found the alarm going off and … More Info
  • IL: Suspect caught running away after tobacco shop burglarized in Oak …
    6.30.15 – WLS – (Oak Lawn) A south suburban man was arrested Friday after police responded to a burglary alarm at a tobacco shop in southwest suburban Oak Lawn. More Info
  • IN: Generators stolen from business; info sought
    6.30.15 – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – Just after 8:30 a.m. June 23, a holdup alarm was pushed at Phil’s One-Stop. Police arrived and arrested Myles Eugene Townsend. More Info
  • IN: Muncie homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint
    7.1.15 – Muncie Star Press – The woman said her garage door had been locked earlier, and that she was alerted to the presence of an intruder by an alarm system. West — a convicted … More Info
  • KS: Painkillers stolen from Shawnee pharmacy
    7.2.15 – Shawnee News Star – And while the incident set off the business alarm, employees at a nearby Taco Bell also called police when they saw two men leaving the south door that had … More Info
  • LA: Franklinton pharmacy burglars quickly caught
    7.4.15 – The Daily News – On the evening of Wednesday, July 1, the Franklinton Police Department received an alarm call from Forshag’s Pharmacy. More Info
  • LA: Poplarville Police Department investigating early morning business
    7.4.15 – Picayune Item – At about 4 a.m., the Poplarville Police Department was notified by an alarm company the alarm at Little River Outdoors, had been … More Info
  • ME: Police seek suspects in My Dad’s Place burglary
    7.1.15 – Lewiston Sun Journal – JAY — Jay Police are investigating a burglary at My Dad’s Place in North Jay after a burglary alarm was reported about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. More Info
  • ME: Three arrested in Franklin County store burglaries
    7.2.15 – Lewiston Sun Journal – Apparently two individuals had used a hammer to break the glass front door and entered the building but were stopped by the store’s alarm system, according … More Info
  • MI: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies investigate accidental …
    6.30.15 – MLive.com – At 9:07 p.m. Deputy Barnett was dispatched to an alarm. … At 2:54 a.m. Sunday Sgt. Shepard was dispatched for an alarm. More Info
  • MN: Meeker County Sheriff’s Office report
    7.1.15 – Crow River Media – On the 30th at 6:51 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm at an address. Prior to arrival the deputy was canceled … More Info
  • NC: Duo caught on video stealing 16 handguns from Gaston County shop
    6.30.15 – WBTV – Officers responded to an alarm call at the business and found that a window had been busted out. Surveillance video appears to show two black males enter the … More Info
  • NC: Police probe convenience store break-in
    6.30.15 – Rocky Mount Telegram – According to police reports, officers responded around 3 a.m. to the L&L Food Mart after a burglar alarm sounded. More Info
  • NJ: Man who fired police gun at Franklin cops admits attempted murder …
    6.30.15 – MyCentralJersey.com – … police investigated a 9:41 p.m. burglary call from a home on which had had its burglar alarm tripped. The homeowner told police she found … More Info
  • NJ: Mount Holly police search for pawn shop break-in suspects
    7.2.15 – Charlotte Observer – Police arrived “within seconds” of receiving a call from an alarm company that an alarm had sounded at the business shortly before 3 a.m., Police Chief Don … More Info
  • NJ: Police seek suspects in 2 break-ins at Gloucester Township business
    7.1.15 – NJ.com – Police said they walked a short distance to a side door and tripped the alarm when they opened the door. Both suspects fled in a panic after the alarm went off. More Info
  • NJ: Riverdale police investigate restaurant break-in
    6.29.15 – NorthJersey.com – Responding to an activated burglar alarm, Patrolman Dan Salvati discovered that the exterior window on the side of the restaurant had … More Info
  • OH: Man who thought bar was open for business sets off alarm: Parma …
    7.3.15 – cleveland.com – False alarm: A man set off an alarm just after midnight July 1 when he opened the door of Mister B’s Tavern. The man informed police of what … More Info
  • OH: Vandals enter high school: Bay Village Police Blotter
    7.3.15 – cleveland.com – Vandalism: On June 20 at 2:48 a.m. the fire department responded to Bay High School for a fire alarm. While checking on the alarm, they noticed … More Info
  • PA: Business break-ins in Donegal area may be related, state police say
    7.2.15 – Tribune-Review – Police said burglars disabled the alarm system and entered the building, removing numerous tools and bronze coils. No loss was set. “We are definitely having a … More Info
  • PA: Cops: Suspect passes counterfeit bills at King of Prussia Plaza
    7.4.15 – The Times Herald – Upper Merion – Police responded to an alarm at 8:38 a.m. June 22. On arrival, officers found the rear door had been forced … More Info
  • SC: Glass window broken out at Andy’s Liquor
    6.30.15 – WMBF – … – Approximately 12:47 a.m. Monday, Cpl. J Kerns was in the area when he heard an audible alarm. More Info
  • SC: Liquor taken from store after break-in, police investigating
    6.30.15 – Myrtle Beach Sun News – While on patrol about 12:47 a.m., an officer heard an alarm sounding and went to investigate. The officer said he saw a light flashing at Andy’s Liquor store on … More Info
  • SC: Tega Cay car break-ins, burglary under investigation
    7.3.15 – The Herald – Officers responded to a burglar alarm at a home at about 5:45 a.m., which investigators believe is related to the rash of car break-ins, Nelson said … More Info
  • SC: Tega Cay police investigating string of home break-ins
    7.4.15 – WCNC – Ernest Chambers rushed downstairs Thursday morning when his alarm tripped. The thieves broke through the window going into the garage, stole his wife’s …More Info
  • TN: Burglars steal child’s piggy bank and $12000 worth of items from …
    7.3.15 – wreg.com – “I told my neighbor when it happened and they put in an alarm system and I have one now,” said Tyler Field. So far, police have only tied Beard and Wells to the … More Info
  • TN: Restaurant Manager Robbed By Man With Shotgun
    7.3.15 – MyFox Memphis – Police said the victim was approached by a male suspect who pointed a shotgun in her face and forced her into the store to deactivate the alarm and open the … More Info
  • TX: Amarillo Police Search for Suspect that Robbed Amarillo Blvd. East …
    6.30.15 – MyHighPlains – The man pointed the gun at the employee and told her to give him the money and not to set off any alarm. She put the money into the bag. The suspect told her … More Info
  • TX: Business owners on edge after 5 smash-and-grabs on same street
    7.2.15 – KPRC Houston – Patel said she has 16 surveillance cameras and an expensive security alarm system to protect her store along with steel security bars. … More Info
  • TX: Man charged after fleeing during Gladewater arrest
    7.2.15 – KLTV – Gladewater police were called about 11:46 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a business alarm at the Ace of Pawn. More Info
  • TX: Police seek suspect in 7-Eleven robbery
    7.1.15 – MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM – Lubbock police responded to a panic alarm at the 7-Eleven store. The store clerk reported the bandit walked in with a … More Info
  • VA: Norfolk police seek suspect in bank robbery
    7.4.15 – Daily Press – Shortly before 2 p.m., dispatchers received a commercial robbery alarm from the Bank of Hampton Roads… More Info
  • WA: Bank robber back at it right after prison release, charges say
    7.3.15 – The Seattle Times – The teller activated the alarm anyway and handed Dancer $2,500 from her till, say the charges. He fled, taking the robbery note with him, they say. A Seattle … More Info

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