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Door to Door Sales

  • FL: Pinellas: Take Caution With Home Solicitation Sales
    8.26.17 – Patch.com – The solicitors have offered everything from home repair services and alarm systems to the sale of meat. According to Florida Statutes in Chapter 501.021, people … More Info
  • TN: Memphis man warns neighbors about door-to-door home security …
    8.23.17 – FOX13 – Memphis, Tenn. – A Memphis man is warning neighbors about a security company that he says is more interested in taking money than keeping families safe. More Info
  • TN: Security company under investigation for taking advantage of the …
    8.24.17 – FOX13 – Memphis, Tenn. – An alarm company at the center of a FOX13 Investigation is in trouble in with Utah’s Consumer Protection Agency, and it was fined last year … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CT: Police Reminder: Alarm Rules Require Annual Reregistration
    8.21.17 – The Newtown Bee – The police department’s records unit has on file almost 4,000 locations where alarms – largely burglar alarms – are in place to warn property owners of illegal … More Info
  • DC: Burglary Victim’s Security Cameras Catch DC Officers Calling Him …
    8.25.17 – NBC4 Washington – I was frantic because I was out of the country,” Williams said of his reaction when his alarm company called him. It was the second time someone had robbed … More Info
  • MO: $50 fine, no police service: News 4 investigating SLMPD’s false …
    8.25.17 – KMOV.com – He and Alton believe a fine to recoup the cost of false alarm calls is one thing. But they say the police should never withhold service for money. “I consider that to … More Info
  • MO: Columbia City Council Lifts Every Rock in Quest to Balance the …
    8.24.17 – KBIA – Pension problems, false alarms and the “silver tsunami” are just a few of the issues plaguing the city of Columbia’s 2018 budget. At Wednesday’s City Council … More Info
  • PA: Springfield considers lock boxes for businesses
    8.26.17 – Allied News – The ordinance notes that these kinds of structures would be required to have the boxes: Commercial or industrial structures protected by an automatic alarm … More Info

Industry News

  • CO Alarm Requirements Among Top Changes to NFPA 72
    8.28.17 – Security Sales & Integration – By the time this article is published, the various technical committees that make up the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, will have met in … More Info
  • SureView, Tyco Collaborate on Single Platform Video Verification
    8.22.17 – Security Sales & Integration – The SG-System 5 alarm receiver supports the visual verification features for DSC PowerSeries Neo, Tyco Security Products’ wireless intrusion platform. More Info
  • Future Federal Access Control Systems Will Demand Complex Skill Sets
    8.21.17 – SSI – Systems integrators in the government sector must understand both the needs of the customer as well as compliance guidelines, say SIA GovSummit panelists… More Info
  • Security customer alarmed by company charges, little help
    8.23.17 – WBRZ – Baton Rouge – Six months of back and forth with an alarm company has pushed a woman over the edge. Joyce Reed says she’s been paying Safe Home … More Info
  • Incoming TMA Prez Talks Central Station Challenges, New Initiatives
    8.24.17 – SSI – Industry veteran Ivan Spector delves into market disruption, plus The Monitoring Association’s goal to broaden its membership well beyond traditional security and fire/life-safety players. More Info
  • Abode is a smart home security system that finally makes sense
    8.26.17 – BGR – It could not have been any more perfect, but I was still curious about false alarms, so I streamed a half-dozen “glass break sound effect” videos to my living room … More Info
  • New service help dealers take the next step
    8.26.17 – SecurityInfoWatch – Provides real-time notification and interaction of a critical or alarm event within a facility, automatically generating a ticket and notification and eliminating manual … More Info

State & National News

  • Stanley Security donates security for Believe In Tomorrow Children’s …
    8.23.17 – SecurityInfoWatch – Due to ongoing and potentially immediate medical needs, Bosch RADION panic buttons that are integrated with Bosch B Series alarm systems, were installed in … More Info
  • Ghostly image on security video stuns family – WLOX.com – The …
    8.24.17 – WLOX – Clovis, NM – Homeowner reacts with alarm as he spots an inexplicable figure darting across his driveway, caught on security camera. (Source: CNN). More Info
  • 10-digit dialing starts Monday for 717 area code
    8.25.17 – Echo Pilot – “Contact medical alert services, alarm systems and other services that make automatic calls, to ensure operation with 10-digit dialing; include area codes with all … More Info
  • Smoke alarms can take more than nine minutes to go off
    8.26.17 – Gears Of Biz – The consumer group Which? found huge variations in the length of time it takes alarms to sound. And one device failed two out of four standard smoke tests. More Info
  • Fire officials: 90 percent of dorm fires caused by cooking equipment
    8.26.17 – wwlp.com – Albany, NY (NEWS10) – Many of you might remember the smell of burnt popcorn on your dorm room floor, hoping that it wouldn’t set off the fire alarm. More Info

Business Tips

  • California Court Rules Employers May Defer Employees’ Accrued Vacation Time
    8.25.17 – CEPro – Employers do not have to provide vacation time until after first year of employment, rules the the California Court of Appeal. More Info
  • A Dozen Don’ts for Entrepreneurs
    8.21.17 – Open Forum – Twelve important things an entrepreneur shouldn’t do. More Info
  • How To Maximize Your Marketing Dollars
    8.20.17 – MSNBC – Tariq Farid, the founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements International, and Trent Fraser, the president and CEO of Volcan De Mi Tierra, talk about the importance of marketing and how you can maximize your investment when trying to engage with past, present and future customers. More Info

Fire News

  • AR: Arkansas man admits to burning his store
    8.27.17 – Arkansas Online – According to court documents, Martin called 911 to report the fire, saying he was at home when an alarm company alerted him about an activated motion … More Info
  • BC: West Kelowna Fire Rescue commends quick action by building staff …
    8.27.17 – KelownaNow – Just after 2 p.m. today West Kelowna Fire Rescue (WKFR) crews responded to a Fire Alarm at a large resort building. More Info
  • CO: Dog dies in house fire near CSU campus
    8.21.17 – FOX31 Denver – “Investigators learned that the smoke alarm batteries in this home had just been replaced a few days ago and the working alarms prevented a real tragedy.” More Info
  • FL: Imate charged with arson after prison cell fire
    8.27.17 – Ocala – On May 24 at 1:02 a.m., corrections officers responded to a fire alarm in a cell at Marion Corrections Institute at 3269 NW 105th Street and saw fire. Authorities … More Info
  • IL: Fire causes setback to Norris Recreation Center upgrade in St …
    8.22.17 – Chicago Daily Herald – Eight fire departments responded to the alarm, which was automatically triggered by the existing fire safety system. The fire took 30 minutes to get under control. More Info
  • IL: Police 8-24
    8.24.17 – MyWebTimes.com – Ottawa firefighters responded at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday for an alarm found to have been activated by cooking odors. No fire or loss reported. More Info
  • KS: Burnt toast triggers fire alarm
    8.22.17 – Emporia Gazette – Shortly before 8:45 a.m., the Emporia Fire Department was called to the hotel for the report a fire alarm was going off. Dispatch learned the alarm was set off by a … More Info
  • MA: Bagel shop alarm averts calamity
    8.22.17 – The Sun Chronicle – Fire chief Roger Hatfield said that a heat alarm was triggered at 10:21 p.m., and when a police officer investigated and put his hand on the establishment’s glass … More Info
  • MS: Library evacuated on PRCC Hattiesburg campus after fire alarm
    8.22.17 – WDAM-TV – The library and learning lab at the Pearl River Community College Hattiesburg campus was evacuated after a fire alarm sounded on Monday afternoon. More Info
  • ND: Osaka Sushi & Hibachi Opens Late After Early Morning Fire
    8.24.17 – KVRR – Fargo, ND – The business day at Osaka Sushi & Hibachi in Fargo was shortened by a small fire. Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the restaurant … More Info
  • SD:WFR responds to truck fire, alarm at high school
    8.22.17 – Watertown Public Opinion – WFR also responded to a fire alarm activation at Watertown High School and found a faulty detector caused by water leaking into it. … More Info

Crime News

  • AK: Police and fire reports
    8.25.17 – Valdez Star – Burglar Alarm – A burglar alarm was set off at a local establishment. Officers responded and found a helium balloon that had gotten blown around by the … More Info
  • AL: Harden’s Gun Shop in Newton broken into, suspect still on the loose
    8.23.17 – WTVY, Dothan – He says the alarm went off around 4 Tuesday morning, when he got to the store he saw the front door had been smashed in and guns and glass everywhere. More Info
  • AZ: Burglar makes off with Arby’s cash
    8.23.17 – Green Valley News – Officers received a report of a business alarm going off at the Arby’s and when they arrived discovered signs someone had forced his way in, according to a … More Info
  • CA: Hot Prowl Burglary in Serra Mesa a False Call: SDPD
    8.22.17 – NBC 7 San Diego – A report of a hot prowl burglary was a false alarm, police confirmed. Officers surrounded a home around 3:30 p.m. … More Info
  • CA: Repeat offender arrested in botched attempt to burglarize Torrance …
    8.23.17 – The Daily Breeze – Officers responded to the business at 1:50 a.m. when a commercial burglary alarm alerted them to the break-in. As they arrived, officers saw Buenrostro … More Info
  • CA: Video Shows Frenzy Of Thieves Cleaning Out High-End Eyewear …
    8.25.17 – CBS Los Angeles – The alarm was blaring so loud they broke it off the wall. At one time, eight men were seen shoveling glasses from the display into bags, their arms were full. More Info
  • CO: Eclipse burglary at Lincolnville home lands man in jail
    8.25.17 – ABC NEWS 4 – “I get a phone call from my daughter that the alarm is going off, and he came out of my room with a safe and the XBOX and different things in his hands. I could … More Info
  • CO: Loveland police investigate burglaries at Centerra shops
    8.25.17 – The Coloradoan – A call from an alarm company came in at approximately 3:39 a.m. Thursday alerting authorities of a possible incident at Helzberg Diamonds … More Info
  • CT: Ansonia man charged after Seymour robbery
    8.23.17 – CT Post – Satkowski said shortly after 10 a.m. last Saturday, police received a call reporting an activated hold-up alarm from TD Bank and simultaneously received a 911 … More Info
  • DC: Community activist says radio station burglary is politically motivated
    8.26.17 – W*USA 9 – They cut the lines, they disabled the alarm system, they took the door off the hinges, and they took the security system,” said Kymone Freeman, who’s overseeing … More Info
  • FL: Burglar caught on camera during Hollywood home break-in
    8.26.17 -7News – WSVN-TV – Her alarm company alerted her about the intrusion, and she watched on her phone’s surveillance app as the man walked into her backyard, then onto her porch. More Info
  • GA: Columbus police investigate burglary at Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    8.24.17 – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer – Officials were called to the scene around 9:13 p.m. Tuesday to check the business after the alarm was activated. Further investigation indicated that the … More Info
  • ID: Long Beach police arrest suspected bank robber
    8.25.17 – liherald.com – Tangney said Diamond passed a note to a teller demanding money, and the teller immediately hit a panic alarm to alert police. Tangney added that Diamond … More Info
  • IL: Police looking for burglars in business, vehicle break-ins
    8.22.17 – SaukValley.com – A little after 4 a.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm at Town and Country restaurant, where an undisclosed amount of cash was … More Info
  • IL: Trial delayed for man charged with arranging to meet girl, 15
    8.24.17 – Effingham Daily News – When she left their home at about 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 19, she tripped a security alarm, according to prosecutors, which led to Mireles’ arrest. Mireles, who was … More Info
  • LA: Man attempts to flee after allegedly burglarizing Hammond church
    8.22.17 – WWL – On August 19 around 2 a.m. deputies responded to an activated burglary alarm at the New Beulah Baptist Church. More Info
  • LA: Man caught on camera stealing register from restaurant
    8.24.17 – Shreveport Times – On July 26, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to reports of an alarm at Anthony’s Steak and Seafood. Officers arrived and … More Info
  • MA: Acton police reports: Aug. 11-18
    8.22.17 – Wicked Local Acton – 4:05 a.m.: Police responded to a report of an alarm. 8:18 a.m.: Police responded to High Street for a report of a traffic hazard. 8:28 a.m.: Police .. More Info
  • MA: Mattapoisett Police Log, Aug. 13-19
    8.26.17 – Wicked Local Marion – 3:40 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported … More Info
  • MA: Police credit quick-thinking teen for leading to speedy capture of …
    8.23.17 – The Sun Chronicle – Crossley said the burglar alarm either did not work or was inadvertently not activated. He said his girlfriend’s daughter hid in the walk-in closet because she said … More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire
    8.22.17 – Gloucester Daily Times – 6 p.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at the Beauport Hotel Gloucester. The alarm was found to be false. 12:39 a.m.: Fireworks were reportedly … More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire
    8.23.17 – Gloucester Daily Times – 1:25 a.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at an address at Harbour Heights. A check of the property found all to be secure. Monday, Aug. 21. 10:37 p.m.: A caller … More Info
  • MA: Reported attempted robbery ends in arrest, but no attempted robber
    8.24.17 – Andover Townsman – According to the report, “The pattern of Mr. Ramirez’s behavior caused [Peck] great alarm and led him to believe a bank robbery was imminent.” He wasn’t the … More Info
  • MI: Police seek thief who broke into Wyandotte laundromat, stole …
    8.25.17 – Southgate News Herald – Although still images taken from surveillance video aren’t clear, the person who broke into Riverside Coin Laundry is described as a white man … More Info
  • MN: Meeker County Sheriff Report 8/23/17
    8.24.17 – Crow River Media – On the 23rd at 9:09 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm at a business. When the deputy arrived he found employees at … More Info
  • MO: Joplin man faces charge in restaurant burglary
    8.26.17 -Joplin Globe – A Newton County sheriff’s deputy heard the restaurant’s alarm going off at 3:11 a.m. Thursday and found shattered glass from the front door at the business at … More Info
  • MO: Joplin police ask for help identifying Cheddar’s burglar
    8.25.17 – Joplin Globe – Joplin police are asking the public to help identify a man caught on Cheddar’s surveillance camera, who tipped off an alarm at 3:11 a.m., according to Capt. More Info
  • MO: Licking Police activity report
    8.25.17 – The Licking News – Checked an alarm at a business. … More Info
  • MT: Copy-Man who admitted killing Glasgow woman charged after …
    8.27.17 – KTVQ Billings News – Witkowski and Adams allegedly attempted to break out of the jail, but could not get out of the secure zone and tripped an alarm. The men barricaded themselves … More Info
  • MT: Man accused of burglary spree denies charges
    8.25.17 – Daily Inter Lake – While police were speaking with the business owners, an officer who had left the location reportedly heard an alarm from Copper Mountain Coffee around 1:15 … More Info
  • MT: Man admits robbing Western Security Bank in downtown Billings
    8.26.17 -Billings Gazette – The teller showed the note to another teller, who activated an alarm. Billings Police officers reviewed surveillance video, which showed Starnes’ actions, and … More Info
  • NC: Rockingham police warn of third-party cell purchases
    8.24.17 – Richmond County Daily Journal – Officers responded to an alarm around 4:55 Tuesday morning at Cricket Wireless to find the door open and a large quantity of cellphones … More Info
  • NE: Police looking for suspect in Pharaoh’s burglary
    8.26.17 -Omaha World-Herald – Around 5 a.m. officers responded to a burglary alarm that was set off at Pharaoh’s. The suspect pried the door inside the smoking area … More Info
  • NJ: Store worker robbed of cash at gunpoint, cops say
    8.23.17 – NJ.com – Police responded to the store just before 7 p.m. when a “hold-up alarm” had been activated, a police report … More Info
  • NY: Brooklyn Man Holds Police Off With 3 Mastiffs Before Being Collared …
    8.26.17 – DNAinfo – The alarm in the store had been disabled and the computer connected to it has been dumped in a sink in the back of the store. A total of $2,000 in cash had … More Info
  • NY: Jewelers band together after brazen burglary
    8.25.17 – Spectrum News – Police are still investigating the July burglary. The security system never sounded an alarm. The Jaffes had no insurance on the merchandise, and the inventory … More Info
  • NY: Valley blotter
    8.24.17 – Montrose Daily Press – 0815 hours: Deputy, while on patrol, located an alarm which was sounding. The owner was called to the scene. … More Info
  • NY; Sophisticated heist hits Amherst jewelry store
    8.22.17 – WKBW-TV – The store’s alarm system never went off and Jaffe still hasn’t learned why. He didn’t insure the items and now must figure out how to cover the $300,000 loss out … More Info
  • OH: 2 years later, PNC bank robber sentencing delayed again
    8.24.17 – Delaware Gazette – Officials report the clerk gave Groce money and then hit a silent alarm. Groce left the bank and got into a waiting car driven by Jonathan Leon II, 26, of New York … More Info
  • OH: Conneaut police
    8.22.17 – The Star Beacon – Burglar alarms were investigated by police at 4:09 a.m. … A burglar alarm was investigated by police at 4:57 p.m. Thursday. More Info
  • OK: Serial bank robber strikes again in northwest Oklahoma City
    8.26.17 -kfor.com – Despite alarm buttons tellers have access to, he acts quickly before officers show up. “When the robber’s pointing a gun at the teller, they don’t have a lot of … More Info
  • PE: Three men arrested after break-ins in Summerside
    8.27.17 – CBC.ca – Police received a call from an alarm monitoring company after 2 a.m. reporting multiple alarms at storage trailers at the store. Several trailers had locks removed … More Info
  • SC: Conway police name person of interest in bank robbery that left 2 …
    8.23.17 – Charleston Post Courier – Officers responded about 1:15 p.m. Monday to an alarm at CresCrom Bank. Two employees inside died from injuries suffered during the robbery … More Info
  • SC: Deputies investigating after suspect in straw hat burglarized ‘The …
    8.23.17 – FOX Carolina – 15, a deputy responded to a burglar alarm at the business and found the restaurant open with a cash register missing. Surveillance images showed a suspect in … More Info
  • SC: Funeral plans made for Conway bank robbery victims
    8.24.17 – The State – Conway police responded to an alarm at the bank on the corner around 1:20 p.m. Monday, just as the eclipse was getting … More Info
  • SC: Police say 2 killed during bank holdup in South Carolina
    8.22.17 – Charleston Post Courier – Authorities said the bank sounded an alarm shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, as area residents were preparing for the solar eclipse over the area, Horry County. More Info
  • SC: Suspect at large after killing 2 South Carolina bank employees in …
    8.22.17 – WJLA – Conway police were called to the CresCom Bank around 1:20 p.m. for a bank alarm, she said. Police are still looking for the suspect who is … More Info
  • TN: Alarm, Rapid Response Foil Pharmacy Burglary Attempt
    8.23.17 – Memphis Democrat – Apparently the would-be burglar was not careful enough, as the actions ultimately set off the building’s alarm, which caused the burglar to calmly exit to the north, … More Info
  • TN: Cleveland PD searching for burglary suspect
    8.26.17 – WRCB-TV – On Monday, August 21, officers responded to the ABC Mart after the burglary alarm was activated. Officers noticed a cinder block had … More Info
  • TX: Gun Shop Owner Advised by ATF to Secure Business
    8.26.17 – KRGV – Beyond that Guerra said he and his business partner have installed cameras with a backup generator as well as audio recording and an alarm system. More Info
  • UT: Police seek information after 2 pharmacy burglaries occur minutes …
    8.22.17 – St George News – At 4:33 a.m. officers were dispatched to an alarm activation at Professional Park Pharmacy, St. George Police Public Information … More Info
  • UT: WATCH: Officials release video of armed Utah bank robbery …
    8.25.17 – St George News – Deputies responded to a bank robbery alarm at the Grand Valley Bank at approximately 2 p.m. on Aug. 8, the Wasatch County … More Info
  • WA: Suspect in Cle Elum bank robbery arrested
    8.22.17 – Yakima Herald-Republic – Police received a call at 11:01 a.m. Friday about a silent hold-up alarm at the bank. Both Cle Elum police and Kittitas County Sheriff’s deputies responded … More Info
  • WA: Swastika graffiti found near bus stop | Bellevue Police Blotter
    8.25.17 – Bellevue Reporter – NE, officers were in the middle of responding to an alarm and were searching the building when they encountered a burglar who had entered the building … More Info

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