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NationalMonitorMay 5, 2014

Association Events

  • OKBFAA Monthly Luncheon Scheduled – Wednesday May 7, 2014
    Crowne Plaza Hotel OKC- 2945 Northwest Expressway- Oklahoma City, OK  73112- Plan to attend and REGISTER TODAY
  • CTC – Bowling Tournament
    May 21st 2014- 2:30 – 4:30pm Highland Lanes, Austin, TX- REGISTER HERE

Door to Door Sales

  • TX: Neighbors on alert after man seen posing as alarm technician
    5.3.14 – KPRC Houston – A man dressed as an alarm security technician rang his doorbell. “He had a clipboard and a very official shirt on, he was ringing doorbells and he let us know … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • KY: Fire alarm response costs division upwards of $1000
    5.2.14 – BG News – To students, fire drills and fire alarms may seem like a hassle, but the biggest cost of a fire drill is one some students probably do not think about. Vince Davis … More Info
  • MS: License required to sell alarm systems
    4.30.14 – Jackson Clarion Ledger – If someone comes to your door trying to sell an alarm system, ask to see their license and photo ID issued by the State Fire Marshal’s Office,” Chaney said in a … More Info
  • SK: False alarms ring in $650000 for police
    4.28.14 – StarPhoenix – When a burglar alarm goes off in Saskatoon most of the time it’s false, leading to thousands of hours of officer effort and approximately $650,000 in fees being … More Info

Industry News

  • Study Says People Will Remodel for Home Automation
    4.24.14 – EH – High-tech perks are poised to lead new construction and remodeling projects for the next decade. More Info
  • Judge stays ADT’s second lawsuit against Vision Security
    4.30.14 – SSN – ADT ordered to first comply with previous settlement agreement it made with the door-knocking company in an earlier lawsuit over deceptive sales techniques… More Info
  • Low frequency fire appliances more audible, meet new code
    4.29.14 – SSN – Hotels and other commercial sleeping places must now have such devices to help alert heavy sleepers and the hearing impaired of a fire… More Info

Legislative News

None this week

State & National News

  • U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in April; unemployment rate at 6.3 percent
    5.2.14 – Washington Post – The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in April, according to a Labor Department report released Friday morning. The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent. Analysts expected the report to show that the country had added 218,000 jobs last month, and that the unemployment rate would tick down to 6.6 percent. More Info
  • 3 technologies that will change how police communicate
    4.28.14 – PoliceOne – Long-Term Evolution is the current technical standard for 4G high-speed wireless broadband voice and data communications, usually associated with commercial applications. However, the nationwide public safety broadband network currently in development will leverage the same LTE used for commercial cellular networks. More Info

Business Tips

  • Purposeful Companies Come Out Ahead
    4.25.14 – CIO Insight – When executive leaders convey a strong sense of purpose behind their company’s strategies, they help drive their organization toward a wide range of positive, revenue-influencing outcomes. More Info
  • To create change, leadership is more important than authority
    4.21.14 – Harvard Business Review Blog Network – Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority. Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how little power they actually have. More Info
  • How to lead in a meeting when you’re not the leader
    4.21.14 – Forbes – If you view meetings as a necessary evil to suffer through, you might be missing out on the ideal setting to showcase your leadership skills. To be recognized as an up-and-coming leader, you’ll need to provide evidence that you’re capable of delivering much more than your job description asks for. More Info

Fire News

  • CO: False smoke alarm prompts Palmer High evacuation
    4/30/14 – Colorado Springs Gazette – Palmer high school students stand outside after a fire alarm was falsely pulled at the school. Nevada Avenue was closed for a time as crews responded. More Info
  • PA: Burning incense triggers downtown alarm
    4.29.14 – The Shippensburg News – A 1 a.m. alarm Saturday roused about a dozen residents of a downtown apartment building and sent volunteer firefighters to the scene of the four-story structure … More Info

Crime News

  • CA: Attempted burglary foiled by alarm
    5.2.14 – Palo Verde Valley Times – An alarm prevented a would-be burglar from any progress at Wheelies gas … the store the alarm sounded which may explain why the thief left without any loot. More Info
  • CA: Deputies Arrest Serial Commercial Burglary Suspect
    5.2.14 – Noozhawk – On April 9, around midnight, deputies responded to an alarm at Sneaker Time where they discovered the front glass door had been… More Info
  • CA: Two boys arrested for San Carlos gas station burglary
    5.3.14 – San Mateo Daily Journal – At approximately 12:41 a.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an alarm at the Chevron gas station and found a large window on … More Info
  • HI: Kona robbery suspects sought
    5.2.14 – Hawaii Tribune-Herald – Police are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store in Kailua-Kona this past weekend. More Info
  • HI: Police seek men involved in alleged armed robbery
    5.2.14 – West Hawaii Today – Police responded to a “hold-up alarm” at 3 a.m. Sunday at a convenience store. Police determined … More Info
  • IA: Bank robber caught in Cedar Rapids
    5.2.14 – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier – Cedar Rapids — Cedar Rapids police caught an apparent bank robber just minutes after the alarm sounded in downtown Cedar Rapids. Police Chief Wayne … More Info
  • IL: Police: Woman robbed Casey’s store in Rock Falls
    5.2.14 – WQAD Moline – Police said a woman, armed with a handgun, robbed a Casey’s General Store in Rock Falls, Illinois. More Info
  • IN: Shelbyville teens arrested for break-ins
    5.2.14 – WISH-TV Indianapolis – Police say two teens are under arrest for breaking into a local baseball field and a local business. More Info
  • MI: Runaway burglar sentenced
    5.2.14 – Grand Haven Tribune – Police/Fire Runaway burglar sentenced A Muskegon man who burglarized a Grand Haven Township business, and then led police on a snowy foot chase near the Grand Haven 9 movie theater, will serve 2-10 years in prison. More Info
  • MN: Two suspects at large in Shell Lake State Bank robbery
    5.3.14 – WEAU – The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office says it responded to a hold up alarm at the Shell Lake State Bank in Stone Bank, just before 3 p.m. Friday. Workers at the … More Info
  • NE: 4 Omaha teens arrested in separate graffiti, burglary incidents
    5.3.14 – Omaha World-Herald – At 2:27 a.m. officers also responded to a call for an alarm at a residence. Two 16-year-old males were found inside the residence’s … More Info
  • OH: Vegas supply store door busted out
    5.3.14 – WHIO-TV 7 Dayton – Deputies are investigating after someone busted out the front door to Reece’s Las Vegas Supplies on Needmore Road this morning. Investigators responded to the store, 2223 Needmore Road, around 2:30 a.m. after receiving an alarm at the business, according to dispatch records. It was not clear if anything had been taken from inside the store, but a K9 was called to the scene and did not locate … More Info
  • PA: Second suspect in pharmacy robbery arrested
    5.3.14 – Citizens Voice – After a witness reported seeing two men run from the direction of the pharmacy while the building’s alarm sounded, police stopped a pair who fit the description. More Info
  • TN: Teens charged in break-ins
    5.2.14 – The Shelbyville News – Nick Cusack, Staff writer Two Shelbyville teens were arrested last Thursday accused of breaking into baseball diamond concessions and attempting to break-into a local business. More Info
  • TN: Thieves Steal Germantown City Truck And Crash Into AT&T Store
    5.3.14 – WREG-TV Memphis – Memphis radio DJ Ron Olson shouted for the thieves to take off… More Info
  • TX: Burglars target expensive deep fryers at store
    5.2.14 – KPRC Houston – After the alarm went off at 2:30 in the morning, the manager arrived and found the front gate wide open. The suspect broke … More Info
  • TX: False alarm triggers marijuana arrest
    4.30.14 – Kingsville Record – The accidental triggering of a home alarm last week led to a man being arrested for possession of marijuana, Kingsville Police Chief Ricardo Torres said on … More Info
  • TX: HPD officer injured during foot chase with Northside burglary suspect
    5.2.14 – KHOU 11 Houston – HOUSTON –- An officer with the Houston Police Department suffered minor injuries while chasing a burglary suspect on the northside early Friday. According to officers, an alarm went off around 3 a.m. at the Trigos Mexican Restaurant on Fulton just south of the North Loop. Officers arrived and said they found a man coming out of the business. An officer chased the man, who jumped several fences … More Info
  • WI: Police: Burglar Trips Alarm, Remains at Scene when Police Arrive
    4/29/14 – WSAW Wausau – The Marshfield Police Department is recommending a 19-year-old man be charged with three counts of burglary, arson, and failure to comply with an officer. More Info
  • WI: Two suspects at large in Shell Lake State Bank robbery
    5.3.14 – WEAU Eau Claire – Deputies in Sawyer County say they need your help finding suspects in an armed robbery at a bank in Stone Lake. More Info
  • WI: Units responding for alarm at residence
    4.29.14 – At about 12:10 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for a report of a supervisory alarm at a residence, along … More Info

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