Public Safety Updates
- Artificial intelligence in 911 communications center
8.17.23 – Officer – Technology continues to grow rapidly in all industries, including policing. Facial recognition, license plate readers, predictive policing, gunshot detection systems, early warning systems in training databases, biometrics and so many others are used regularly by many police agencies. Artificial intelligence is finding a home in 911 and public safety communications centers. Read More
- CA: Vallejo police to resume discussions on alarm response times
8.22.23 – Times Herald – The Vallejo Police Department will hold a second town hall meeting focusing on its proposal to stop responding to select alarm calls across the city — the result of a staffing crisis that resulted in the city declaring a state of emergency more than a month ago
- TX: Elsa police to begin enforcing ordinance requiring residents …
8.23.23 – KRGV – Starting on Oct. 1, the Elsa Police Department will begin enforcing the ordinance. An application for the permit to own an alarm system can be picked up at the police station’s front desk, and it has an annual cost of $25 for residences and $50 for businesses.
- SchoolSafety.gov Awareness Campaign to Support Schools with Safety Resources
8.28.23 – SSI – As part of the campaign, SchoolSafety.gov will release a range of resources, including a video, communications toolkit, and infographics, to help schools learn more about how to enhance school safety, access support, and easily share information about the campaign with others in their community.
- New Smoke Alarms to Spur Safety and Sales
8.22.23 – SSI – Pat Tessier – Nuisance alarms have numbing effects on people that could endanger them during an emergency, but impending certification should curtail this.
- MTA fined $7K and counting for failing to fix fire alarm …
8.21.23 – New York Daily News – MTA fined more than $7K and counting for failing to fix fire alarm panels at East New York bus depot: documents.
- AI-backed mobile security video surveillance solutions allow …
8.26.23 – SIW – The latest AI-enabled technology provides an opportunity for businesses to have real-time, continuous monitoring of their projects, people, assets, and environment. This may include identifying whether or not someone is brandishing a weapon which is now possible with advanced AI systems.
- System Surveyor 2.0 system design and management tool
8.22.23 – Security Info Watch – Upload a floor plan in minutes, scale it, drag-and-drop pre-made icons of security devices showing coverage areas, instantly capture photos, …
- Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Own Personal Taste Drive Your Brand Design
8.28.23 – Entrepreneur – Here’s why it’s essential to follow the research instead of your own tastes and preferences when building your brand.
- How to hire for the company culture you want—not the one you have
8.23.23 – Fast Company – Better recruitment strategies can lead to better company culture, this recruiting expert says. The key is to value ‘culture add’ over ‘culture fit.’
Fire & Life Safety
- TX: Smoke alarm saves family from house fire in Southwest Austin
8.23.23 – Fox 7 – Austin firefighters say a working smoke alarm saved a family when a fire broke out at their home Wednesday morning in the Oak Hill area. The two adults and a child living in the home were able to escape uninjured thanks to the smoke alarm. Austin Fire tweeted out it was a potential tragedy averted.
- CA: Suspect arrested in San Diego County armed robbery spree
8.26.23 – Fox 5 – EL CAJON, Calif. – License-plate reading cameras aided in the arrest of the suspect in a series of armed robberies Friday night in El Cajon, authorities announced. Around 9:02 p.m., El Cajon police received a report from an alarm company that an armed robbery had taken place at the Speedway Gas station.
- GA: Suspects get away with only $20 in quarters after burglarizing …
8.23.23 – WSB – Police said after further investigation, it appeared that the suspects tried to break into a third business but failed. Gwinnett County officials said the suspects stole $20 in quarters from one of the businesses before driving away in a white Hyundai Elantra with no tag.
- MA: Man arrested in connection with break-in at Beacon Hill store
8.24.23 – NBC Boston – Police have arrested a man in connection with a break-in on Charles Street early Thursday morning.
- MI: Burglars ram minivan into convenience store, steal vape …
8.23.23 – WZZM13.com – The store’s owner says he goes through a lot of effort to keep it clean so seeing it destroyed was heartbreaking. Author: Carla Bayron.
- MO: Man accused of throwing brick at window of Cape …
8.23.23 – KFVS12 – According to Cape Girardeau Police, officers found a brick next to a broken window at the business and a suspect was identified.
- MS: Warrants issued for Brookhaven convenience store …
8.24.23 – Daily Leader – Surveillance video footage revealed two suspects entering the store and stealing various items. The duo then left the scene in a Ford Fusion.
- NH: Police in Newport search for 2 suspects who allegedly …
8.27.23 – WMUR – Newport police are searching for two suspects who officials say burglarized the Summit Exxon.
- NY: Donuts Delite, Skips on the Ridge hit by burglaries
8.21.23 – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – Police investigate burglaries at Donuts Delite, Skips on the Ridge. Police are investigating a string of burglaries in Rochester and Irondequoit early Monday morning. According to Rochester police, two businesses in West Ridge Plaza were broken into around 2:30 a.m. Monday and property was stolen.
- WI: Security video released as suspected Hook & Chain Gang …
8.24.23 (WBAY) – A man from Texas who’s believed to be part of a national gang targeting ATMs is charged in Brown County with attempted theft and …
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