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August 25, 2014

Association Events

  • HGCAA Bowling Tournament
    Wednesday September 10, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM CDT- Dave & Busters @ The Marq-e Center- 7620 Katy Freeway – Houston, TX 77024 – Get more information
  • MDBFAA 2014 Golf Tournament
    September 23, 2014- Turf Valley – Ellicott City MD – For More Info

Door to Door Sales

  • Leonia police warn of phone scam
    8.18.14 – NorthJersey.com – In the other, the caller asked if the resident would like a free fire alarm inspection, Goodell said. Police believe the callers masked their phone numbers, since the… More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: New $20 alarm fees to begin in January
    8.19.14 – Glendale Star – After looking for new ways to add revenue to the General Fund, the city council approved a $20 fee for residential and business burglar alarms that will begin in … More Info
  • CA: False alarms require valuable time
    8.19.14 – Calaveras Enterprise – False alarms are common entries in the daily police logs of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office and the law enforcement agency hopes to do something to curb … More Info
  • TN: JCPD revises false alarm ordinance
    8.22.14 – WJHL – A Community Watchdog report back in April revealed the city’s police officers were not always following city code when issuing false alarm tickets to businesses …More Info

Industry News

  • SAFE buys Safeguard Security
    8.20.14 – Security Systems News – San Ramon, Calif.—Super-regional Safeguard Security has sold its alarm business, guard business and central station to SAFE Security. The deal brings the new owner 300 employees, $1.5 million in RMR, and a platform for expansion. More Info
  • Protection 1 goes live with ASAP program
    8.20.14 – Security Systems News – Romeoville, Ill.—Protection 1’s CMS monitoring group is the latest central to go live with the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program. Learn the details and also what is key to getting more central stations and PSAPs on board. More Info
  • ADT: New partnership to make smart home smarter
    8.20.14 – Security Systems News – Boca Raton, Fla.—A new relationship that ADT has with service provider IFTTT could soon open the door to Pulse customers putting more devices in their homes on autopilot. Learn the details More Info
  • ADS Security acquires in Tennessee
    8.20.14 – Security Systems News – Nashville, Tenn.—ADS Security, based here, last week acquired on its home turf. How does the company’s fourth acquisition of 2014 enhance ADS and what other buys are in the pipeline? More Info
  • Fire alarm systems with voice communication
    8.20.14 – Consulting-Specifying Engineer- The Intelligent Voice Communication systems meet requirements as both fire alarm system and emergency communication system (UL 864 and UL 2572). More Info
  • ADT refines its ‘recipes’ on smart home automation
    8.20.14 – USA TODAY- If a phone alarm goes off at 6:45 a.m., then turn on the ADT Pulse-connected coffee machine. If a user texts “DogDoor”, then unlock the ADT Pulse-connected … More Info
  • 743 area code gets approval
    8.23.14 – Lexington Dispatch- Some alarm systems and automatic operator systems may need to be reset, but existing numbers will not change. Customers should know that we will be in … More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Brief Description and Current Status
PAHB02438Text An Act providing standards for carbon monoxide alarms in care facilities; imposing powers and duties on the Department of Aging, the Department of Health and the Department of Public Welfare; and prescribing penalties. | Representative MUSTIO
Status: Referred to AGING AND OLDER ADULT SERVICES, Aug. 13, 2014 [House]


State & National News

  • Small business owners looking to unseat incumbents
    8.20.14 – Washington Post – Unhappy with the current state of affairs in Congress, most say they plan to vote for challengers this fall. More Info

Business Tips

  • To be a better leader, become a better listener
    8.10.14 – Inc. – Your role as the leader is to oversee a bunch of specialists who are the best in their niche. One of the most crucial ways of getting the most out of your specialists is by listening to them. After all, they’re the ones in the trenches day in and day out. Your job is to let them do their best work by giving them the support they need. You can’t do that unless you know what they are dealing with. More Info
  • Save your next staff meeting from itself
    8.6.14 – Harvard Business Review Blog Network – While many leaders see staff meetings as vital to the success of their organization, most employees see them as a painful waste of time. As a result, employees arrive or leave whenever they wish; check their emails; doodle; or use the time to make to-do lists of all the things they’re not getting done in your meeting.. More Info
  • How Experts are Made
    8.18.14 – CIO Insight – Most experts start out as normal people. Learn how to build a presence which lands highly sought speaking engagements and other career opportunities. More Info
  • These Books Can Enhance Your Career Prospects
    8.19.14 – These books, written by respected business and technology leaders, can help you become a more informed, well-rounded professional–and are likely to enhance your career prospects. More Info

Fire News

  • IN: Home a total loss after fire on city’s northwest side
    8.24.14 – WISH-TV- When he got out of the shower to check the detector a second smoke alarm started sounding. As the man was exiting the home he noticed fire coming from the … More Info
  • VA: False fire alarm causes disruption in downtown Lynchburg
    8.22.14 – Lynchburg News and Advance- What was thought to be a structure fire turned out to be an apparent false alarm Friday afternoon in Lynchburg. Lynchburg Fire Department and city police were … More Info
  • VA: Henrico Warehouse Fire Brings Crews Out Monday Morning
    8.18.14 – WRIC- Henrico Fire responded for a fire alarm at 1:16 this morning. First responding units reported light smoke coming from the warehouse. More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Attalla pharmacy break-in tied to other cases
    8.21.14 – Gadsden Times- Jordan said in Paducah, the business alarm rang directly into the police department so officers were able to get there quickly. “They caught the suspect as they … More Info
  • AR: Man Breaks Into Van Buren Drug Store From Roof, Police Say
    8.20.14 – 5newsonline.com- When the suspect walked toward the back of the business, the alarm started to go off, and the suspect attempted to flee unsuccessfully through the front and … More Info
  • CA: Store Is Burglarized; Suspect Arrested
    8.21.14 – Monticello News- In the early morning hours of August 16—around 1:27 a.m., deputies from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm call at the Monticello Food … More Info
  • CT: Police arrest two teens for burglary after one flees on skateboard
    8.19.14 – The Ridgefield Press – Officers responded to a residential burglar alarm at a residence where a window had been broken and entry was made, Police Capt. More Info
  • FL: Fort Myers Police seek help with gun store burglary
    8.21.14 – The News-Press- The Fort Myers Police Department responded to an alarm at 1:37 a.m. Thursday at Tactical Weapons, 3924 Cleveland Avenue. Upon arrival officers discovered … More Info
  • GA: Camera catches thief as he steals hair worth more than $6000 …
    8.24.14 – CBS46 News Atlanta- A ringing phone woke Morgan Wright, owner of Naturally Beauty Supply, early Saturday morning. The alarm company she uses at her store was calling to inform … More Info
  • GA: Thieves hit two stores; steal cash
    8.19.14 – Rome News-Tribune- Police believe someone threw the block at the door, hit the frame and triggered the alarm. The window was replaced with a plastic window so it didn’t shatter, … More Info
  • IL: Burglary suspect picks up new charges in Inverness
    8.23.14 – Chicago Daily Herald- After taking jewelry, silver, a prescription bottle and a birth certificate from the home, he left, setting off the burglar alarm as he did so, Shin said. On July 29 … More Info
  • IL: Phones stolen from Best Buy in Magnificent Mile smash and grab …
    8.21.14 – WLS-TV- The suspect took off with an unknown amount of stolen phones before police arrived, responding to the burglar alarm activated just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday in … More Info
  • IL: Police: Loop store window smashed, multiple phones stolen
    8.21.14 – Voices- Police say someone broke in to a Loop retail store and stole multiple phones early Thursday. About 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a burglar alarm at a shop in … More Info
  • MA: Councilors want answers on Keith alarm
    8.23.14 – SouthCoastToday.com- New Bedford — City councilors want to know why Keith Middle School’s alarm system was not set during a break-in earlier this month and whether it ever … More Info
  • MA: Milford man, 59, sentenced in Worcester bank robbery
    8.19.14 – Worcester Telegram- The teller hit an alarm after Mr. Egea’s departure and police were given a description of the robber and the Toyota pickup truck in which he was seen leaving, the … More Info
  • MA: Three arrested for Hyannis restaurant burglary
    8.20.14 – Capecodonline- Hyannis – Barnstable police officers responding to an early morning alarm at the Paddock Restaurant on Wednesday say they found a burglary in process. More Info
  • MI: Chesterfield Police Beat
    8.21.14 – New Baltimore Voice Newspapers- Chesterfield Police responded to a report of a possible break-in at Hydro-Pros after a motion alarm went off on Aug. 14, according to a report. More Info
  • MO: Alarm causes evacuation at Two Mile Prairie Elementary School
    8.21.14 – Columbia Missourian- Columbia — Just three days into the new school year, Boone County firefighters responded to an alarm at Two Mile Prairie Elementary School… More Info
  • NC: Deputies: Thieves hit tobacco stores
    8.20.14 – Lincoln Times-News- Deputies responded to an alarm at Tobacco and Beer Outlet around 12:30 a.m., where they observed the broken glass in the front door. Surveillance footage … More Info
  • NJ: Burglar alarm stops break-in to Moorestown home
    8.19.14 – Burlington County Times- Moorestown — An attempted break-in to a home was thwarted Friday by the activation of a burglar alarm, police said Tuesday. More Info
  • NJ: Police issue photo of ‘nervous’ robber who left Glen Rock, Fair Lawn …
    8.21.14 – Cliffviewpilot.com- The bank manager hit the silent alarm as he fled on Maple Avenue toward the Glen Rock Inn….More Info
  • NY: Cops: Suspected burglar caught hiding in Roosevelt deli
    8.20.14 – Newsday- First Precinct officers responding to an alarm at Amigo Deli at about 1:30 a.m. saw a wall-unit air conditioner pushed in and heard noises … More Info
  • NY: Ithaca man caught on tape trying to break into area business
    8.18.14 – CNYcentral.com- Police were called to John’s Convenience Store at about 1:03 am Monday for alarm activation. Officers found damage to the front glass … More Info
  • NY: Possible Burglaries Reported at Ithaca Subway, Purity
    8.18.14 – ithaca.com- City police said they responded to an alarm at the sub shop around 2:10 a.m. Monday, August 18. Responding officers said entry was made … More Info
  • NY: Willsboro Pharmacy burgled
    8.22.14 – Plattsburgh Press Republican- It seemed to be a false alarm, Bowen said, because it was triggered only by inside motion. “None of the exterior doors were disrupted.” He arrived at the store at … More Info
  • OH: Armed robbery suspect caught in Columbus
    8.24.14 – WTOV Steubenville- The Wheeling Police Department responded to a call around 11:15 a.m. Saturday in regards to an alarm at the Wheeling Island Wesbanco. When officers … More Info
  • OR: Reward offered for men who stole an ATM from a SE Portland …
    8.18.14 – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com- Police were sent to the Pink Feather Restaurant and Lounge just after 6:30 a.m. August 4 to check out the report of a burglar alarm. More Info
  • PA: Abington police seeking late-night burglar
    8.20.14 – Montgomery Newspapers- … at a home by a thief who then reached in and stole an iPad without entering the home or setting off the alarm, police said. More Info
  • PA: Five teens break into South Whitehall Township middle school …
    8.20.14 – The Express-Times – lehighvalleylive.com- A group of five teens broke into a Parkland middle school early Saturday morning and tripped a security alarm, South Whitehall Township police say. Two of the … More Info
  • PA: New Castle jewelry store burglary suspect jumps into river to flee …
    8.19.14 – WTAE Pittsburgh- The owner, who lives in the back of the store, woke up when the alarm went off and confronted the two burglars stealing a Rolex. The two suspects then fled the … More Info
  • PA: String Of Burglaries In Moorestown Has Community On Edge
    8.20.14 – CBS Local- Lt. Lee Lieber with Moorestown Police added, “The alarm, we feel, thwarted the … “I’ve bolstered my alarm system and am in the process of installing security … More Info
  • PA: Suspect sought in West Philadelphia home burglary
    8.18.14 – 6abc.com- … August 8 at 3 a.m. Police say the suspect broke through the kitchen window and tripped a motion-sensor alarm system. More Info
  • TX: Smash-and-grab crooks crash into N. Houston clothing store
    8.22.14 – KHOU- An alarm went off at the business, and when officers arrived they found a big hole in the side with no suspect or suspects around. Police said it appeared the … More Info
  • VA: Arrest made in Second Alarm robbery, Walgreens attempted robbery …
    8.20.14 – WDBJ7- When Burton was questioned, he admitted to robbing the Second Alarm Sports Bar on … Police say the robbery at the Second Alarm Sports Bar is still under … More Info
  • WA: Four adults arrested for stealing at least $40K of Legos
    8.20.14 – KING5.com- The suspects would then flee the business without setting off the security alarm. Detectives followed the suspects and discovered they were selling the stolen … More Info
  • WA: Mini burglar hits Neil’s Clover Patch
    8.20.14 – South Whidbey Record- He reported at a Langley City Council meeting that night that he started the chase at Mo’s Pub & Eatery around 3:30 a.m. and was tracking calls about alarms … More Info

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