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July 7, 2014

Public Safety Updates

  • GA: Man says he received false alarm ticket despite burglar’s arrest
    7.3.14 – WSB Atlanta – “I applaud APD for finding the person and arresting him but I can’t believe the same police department chose to cite me for a false alarm for the exact same date,” …More Info
  • PA: Council passes new laws regulating false alarms, parking spaces
    7.3.14 – Scranton Times-Tribune – Amendments to Scranton laws regulating false alarms and parking lot licenses received final approval Wednesday from City Council. Under the new false alarm … More Info
  • WI: Experts address costly false alarms
    7.4.14 – Leader-Telegram – In researching this topic recently, our team found that more than 90 percent of alarm activations that trigger a police response are false alarms activated by user … More Info

Industry News

  • ADT Launches Full Offensive vs. Predatory Alarm Companies
    7.1.14 – CEPro – At ESX 2014, ADT highlights its $25,000 reward program for identifying security sales scams by holding a press conference with deputy from Tennessee state attorney general, ESA, CSAA and local homeowners association. More Info
  • PPVAR completes task in time for ESX
    7.4.14 – Security Systems News – Nashville, Tenn.—Meeting the ESX deadline it set for itself late last year, PPVAR has completed its video verification document. What are the guidelines and how might they affect your business? More Info

State & National News

  • New California Smoke Alarm Law to Help Save Lives
    6.30.14 – MarketWatch – Mebane, N.C– The millions of California homeowners with non-working and outdated battery-powered smoke alarms will have… More Info
  • Higher fines, increased enforcement of HIPAA on the way
    6.18.14 – SecurityInfoWatch – HHS attorney says many healthcare organizations fail to perform a thorough risk analysis … More Info

Business Tips

  • CEOs sometimes need outside help
    6.19.14 – Harvard Business Review Blog Network – We know we want leaders who are smart, decisive, transformative, and possessed of a singular vision. But there’s an often-overlooked factor that can make the difference between success and failure: a leader’s ability to go far outside the organization — mobilizing networks of critical expertise — to get help in solving problems. More Info
  • 10 Classic Project Management Blunders
    7.1.14 – CIO Insight – There are many reasons why major projects fail. Find out about the following 10 project management missteps and how to avoid them. More Info
  • Never Walk Past a Mistake
    7.2.14 – CIO Insight – Making an on-the-spot correction, whether it takes two minutes or less, is always a superb idea. Not only does it demonstrate an attention to detail, but it reinforces standards within an organization. More Info
  • 7 Ways to Live Your Best Life
    6.27.14 – www.inc.com – Make your time at work (and at home) count. Pick up these simple habits. More Info
  • What Your Employees Can Teach You About Running Your …
    7.1.14 – www.americanexpress.com – Even when you’re working toward the same goals, employees and leaders often have different perspectives. Try these strategies to get your team back on the .. More Info

Fire News

  • VA: Smoke Alarms Save Lives
    7.1.14 – Virginia Connection Newspapers – Arlington — Early in the morning of June 24, smoke alarms alerted a sleeping family to a fire that started in their south Arlington home. The entire family — two … More Info
  • WI: Smoke alarm alerts residents to apartment fire on University Avenue
    7.2.14 – WKOW – The City of Madison Fire Department wants to remind residents that smoke alarms save lives. Almost two-thirds of deaths from home fires happen because there … More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Dispatch Desk
    6.30.14 – Siftings Herald – An alarm company reported an attempted break-in. Officers arrived to find that the perpetrator had pried on the front door. Entry was … More Info
  • CT: Jewelry stolen in North Street burglary
    7.5.14 – Fairfield Citizen – Officers were alerted to an activated burglar alarm about 1 p.m. at the house by an alarm company. When officers arrived, they found a door had been forced … More Info
  • IA: Leap from Waterloo landfill building lands burglary suspect in hospital
    7.3.14 – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier – Shortly after 4 a.m. today, deputies were called to a burglary alarm at the landfill. Upon arrival, the first deputy saw a white Chevy … More Info
  • IL: Jewelry thieves take earrings, watches and ‘a lot of wedding bands’
    7.1.14 – Chicago Tribune – Serna said he was sleeping at his home in the southwest suburbs when he got the call from his alarm company. He rushed to the store and saw three cases … More Info
  • IN: Selena Gomez calls cops in false alarm burglary scare – report
    7.1.14 – WRTV Indianapolis – Selena Gomez calls cops in false alarm burglary scare – report. More Info
  • LA: Bossier City officer involved shooting justified
    7.3.14 – KTBS – On June 12, 2014 just before 8:00 p.m., Officers Andrew Nichols and Kevin Wooten responded to a silent hold up alarm at the Payless ShoeSource store in the … More Info
  • ME: Brunswick police respond to jewelry theft
    6.30.14 – WLBZ-TV – Brunswick, Maine (News Center) — An alarm alerted Brunswick police to the an intruder at the Days Jeweler’s in the Merry Meeting Mall Sunday. More Info
  • ME: Burglars hit Brunswick jewelry store Sunday night
    6.30.14 – Bangor Daily News – Just before 8:30 p.m., Brunswick police responded to a call from the store’s alarm company alerting them to a break-in at the shop in the Merrymeeting Plaza … More Info
  • ME: Suspect stole tablets from store
    6.30.14 – Foster’s Daily Democrat – Police responded to an alarm at the Mac Edge Store located in the Bowl-a-rama Plaza. Police have clear surveillance photos of the suspect … More Info
  • MO: Burglars make off with 100-pound rock
    7.2.14 – Desert Dispatch – The business was hit early Sunday morning when Barstow police received a report of a burglary alarm at approximately 5:18 a.m., Lt. Mike Hunter said. More Info
  • MO: Robbery suspects waive preliminary hearing
    7.1.14 – Daily Journal Online – The clerk gave the man the money but the panic alarm was hit. Witnesses were able to provide a description of the vehicle. Deputies from St. Francois County, More Info 
  • NH: Nassau police charge two men with having illegal fireworks
    7.4.14 – Newsday – Police were responding to an alarm at a building where the men were storing fireworks about 9:20 p.m., according to a Nassau police statement. The arson and … More Info
  • NH: Summer heats up for businesses and police
    7.1.14 – Conway Daily Sun – At 10:17 p.m., an alarm was triggered at Saco River Medical Group by what appears to have been a “dirty detector.” At 12:21 a.m. Saturday, there was a report of … More Info
  • NY: Freeport Police Respond to Alarm, Charge Two Men for Illegal …
    7.5.14 – Long Island Exchange – According to Arson/Bomb Squad detectives, Freeport Police responded to an alarm and discovered the defendant Duane P. Ennis, 38 of… More Info
  • OK: Masked man robs Dollar General early Saturday
    7.5.14 – kjrh.com – Investigators say the manager arrived at the store around 7:45 a.m., entered the store, locked the door and disarmed the alarm when they heard a knock on the … More Info
  • PA: Waterford Pharmacist Speaks Out About Armed Robbery
    7.1.14 – ErieTVNews – … second time The Waterford Pharmacy fell victim to crime recently. Back in April, someone smashed the front window, but a loud alarm scared that burglar off. More Info
  • RI: Barrington police seek leads in series of Rumstick burglaries
    6.30.14 – The Providence Journal – “I strongly encourage our residents to lock their doors at night and activate their home alarm system if applicable,” Police Chief John M. LaCross said in the … More Info
  • TX: Houston Armed Robbery Ends with 4 Arrested, Money Returned
    7.1.14 – News 92 FM – (Houston) – Four suspected armed robbers were in custody Tuesday thanks to some quick police work and a burglary alarm. It happened around 10:30 p.m. … More Info
  • WA: Charges: Burglar found hiding in box of stuffed animals
    7.1.14 – KOMO News – He said the alarm scared the hell out of him, so he climbed into the box. According to the charging documents, Howell, who claimed to know employees at the … More Info
  • WV: Burglars make attempt to break into Hurley Drug
    7.1.14 – Williamson Daily News – Nick and Charlotte Maroudas, co-owners of the drug store, came to the scene and found that everything was OK. Apparently the alarm scared the burglars away… More Info
  • WY: Kevin Walsh Accused Of Burglarizing Federal Credit Union
    7.4.14 – K2 Radio – Technicians revealed that phone cable which would transmit an alarm had been removed some time ago, thus the FCU has been without a functioning alarm for … More Info

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