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Public Safety Updates

  • CT: Bethel Police Ask Residents, Businesses to Register Alarms
    9.7.17 – Patch.com – Local residents and businesses are asked to register their home and business alarm systems with the Bethel Police Department. Currently registered alarm … More Info
  • IA: DPS announces new State fire Marshal
    9.9.17 – KCRG – … of a state building code, a state electrical code; regulation of flammable liquid above-ground storage; and licensing for alarm system contractors and installers, … More Info
  • NY: Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Art dealer’s feuding heirs sell Southampton …
    9.7.17 – The Real Deal Magazine – The Southampton Town Board is considering changing its policy regarding false fire alarms. Currently, home and business owners get one free pass but can be … More Info

Industry News

  • Former Alarm.com Chairman Backs Competitive IoT Merger of …
    9.7.17 – CEPro – SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider ipDatatel merges with security provider Resolution Products in a merger backed by former Alarm.com chairman … More Info
  • ADS Security Acquires PMI Security to Grow North Carolina Base
    9.7.17 – SSI – The purchase of the North Carolina-based company marks ADS Security’s third acquisition of 2017. More Info
  • Lone Star President Flies 8,000 Lbs. of Relief to Hurricane Harvey Victims
    8.8.17 – CI – Raymond Bailey, Lone Star president, flies planes for Angel Flight to help those in need after Hurricane Harvey hits Texas. More Info

State & National News

  • Local Olive Garden thanks Wausau police for their service
    9.5.17 – WSAW – “We got alarms that go off in our building overnight and they tend to be our first responders to check our building and make sure everything is ok, so we want to …More Info
  • Next Big Smart Home Trend: Gesture Control of Lights, Thermostats, and Other Devices?
    9.5.17 – EH – Will gesture control overtake voice control as the most natural way to control smart home devices? Technology developer Clay thinks so. More Info
  • New data details how Americans are spending their money
    9.5.17 – The Hill – The American economy is slowly recovering from the worst recession in nearly a century, but the long hangover from the downturn means households are still spending less than pre-recession highs, according to new government data. More Info
  • Could occupational licensing slow recovery from Hurricane Harvey?
    9.6.17 – NCSL – Hurricane Harvey may be over, but the recovery in Texas has just begun. In the short term, this means food, water, transportation and medical care, but the long journey to restoring normalcy will require reconstruction of buildings and repairing or replacing damaged electrical, plumbing and ventilation systems. More Info
  • Fresno State Is Giving PERS Pendants to Students to Enhance …
    9.9.17 – Security Sales & Integration – Campus Housing Director Erin Boele tells KFSN-TV, an ABC affiliate, the alarm devices are especially welcomed by students who walk to night classes. More Info

Business Tips

  • How to Choose the Right Power Supply for Your Security System
    9.5.17 – SSI – Tech Talk columnist Bob Dolph shares his observations on power supplies so we can all be a better security system designer, seller, installer and service technician. More Info
  • The Secret to Running A Successful Family Business
    9.4.17 – SSI – Ron Davis talks to Per Mar Security Services’ Brian Duffy about running a successful family business. More Info
  • Plan security to survive a disaster
    9.5.17 – SIW – How to ensure your security systems can weather the storm… More Info
  • Encourage Productivity and a Better Business Culture by Blocking the “Pocket Veto”
    9.7.17 – CI – It’s subtle and seems polite. But the pocket veto is a common move that can damage productivity unless managers snuff it out with better business culture. More Info
  • How Not Having Proper Documentation Can Ruin Your Company
    9.7.17 – SSI – Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains why you should always put everything in writing when it comes to employee contract details. More Info
  • Research: Up Close and Personal With Clients
    9.8.17 – SSI – Keep your breath mints handy. For security integrators today it’s as critical to be attentive and responsive as it is a technology and solutions ace. Understanding customers’ organizational needs is half the battle, which is where SSI’s Commercial End-User Study shines. More Info
  • 5 Tactics to Take Clients to the Next Level
    9.8.17 – SSI – While competently discussing product features and advantages is important, it’s generally not the key to securing an access control sale. Most end-user decisions are budget-driven, so it’s critical integrators can demonstrate a reliable return on investment. More Info
  • Guest Commentary: How sales managers can overcome their No. 1 challenge
    9.6.17 – When I was promoted to sales management for the first time, my new boss, Scott, brought me to our corporate headquarters for informal on-boarding. I was 30 years-old, and was taking over a team of seven former peers that were older and more tenured than me. More Info

Fire News

  • CA: Templeton Middle School classes resume after fire alarm goes off
    9.8.17 – KSBY San Luis Obispo News – Classes are underway at Templeton Middle School after a fire alarm that sounded as students were arriving for the day Friday caused some concern among … More Info
  • CA: Templeton Middle School classes resume after fire alarm goes off
    9.9.17 – KSBY San Luis Obispo News – Classes are underway at Templeton Middle School after a fire alarm that sounded as students were arriving for the day Friday caused some concern among … More Info
  • KS: Smoking materials blamed for Topeka house fire
    9.5.17 – WIBW – Fire officials say a smoke alarm alerted the family of five, who was sleeping, and they all got out unhurt. One of the residents was using a garden hose to try to … More Info
  • ON: Smoke alarm saves couple and baby from fire
    9.10.17 – TheSpec.com – A working smoke alarm is being credited with alerting a couple with a baby to a fire in their apartment. Firefighters rushed to a report of a fire on the ninth floor of … More Info
  • QC: False alarm: Villa-Maria high school evacuated
    9.8.17 – CTV News – There were some anxious moments for students and staff at Villa-Maria high school Friday morning. An alarm was pulled at the school around 10 a.m.. More Info
  • SC: Fire at Gary’s Gun Shop Causes Smoke Damage
    9.8.17 – KSOO News – Gary’s Gun Shop was the location of an alarm, alerting Sioux Falls Fire rescue to respond on Thursday September 7 just after 1:00 PM at … More Info
  • TX: Tractor fire erupts in North Bryan warehouse
    9.5.17 – KBTX – Fire departments were alerted by the warehouse’s alarm system. Casto says that it took fire fighters ten or twelve minutes to put out the flames after they arrived … More Info
  • WI: ‘Incinerated Pop-Tart’ prompts UW dorm evacuation
    9.7.17 – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3 – Madison, Wis. – A University of Wisconsin-Madison residence hall was evacuated Wednesday morning after an incinerated Pop-Tart set off fire alarms, … More Info

Crime News

  • AB: Elk Point RCMP investigate break and enters
    9.6.17 – The Cold Lake Sun – Elk Point RCMP was dispatched to an alarm at Signatures Collisions on Jul. 27. The suspect fled the scene on foot when police arrived. A small amount of … More Info
  • AK: Harrison Police log Sept. 6, 2017
    9.8.17 – Harrison Daily – 2:31 a.m. – An alarm company reported a front door motion alarm at the White Oak Station. An officer said there did appear to be unlawful entry … More Info
  • AR: Police: Break-in reported at west Little Rock liquor store; large rock …
    9.6.17 – Arkansas Online – Police are investigating after an alarm went off at a west Little Rock liquor store early Friday, and a large rock was found inside the entrance, according to a … More Info
  • AZ: Kingman man accused of breaking into convenience store
    9.8.17 – Mohave Valley News – Kingman – A Kingman man has been arrested after he reportedly broke into a convenience store. The break-in Monday triggered an alarm, said … More Info
  • CA: Expensive tools stolen during Labor Day break in
    9.7.17 – Paradise Post – Susan Haines, owner of the shop said that she and her husband, Dan, were at their home when around 6:30 am they received notice that company alarm had … More Info
  • CA: Officer arrests man he had recently arrested, both times for stealing
    9.10.17 – KRCRTV.COM – Around 2 a.m., officers responded to an alarm at Bernadi’s Collision center. An officer arrived in front of the business to see a man leaving … More Info
  • CA: Real-life hamburglar hits Ventura eatery, police say
    9.8.17 – Ventura County Star – Oak View resident Jennifer Cardinel was arrested sometime after 1 a.m. when Ventura police responded to an alarm at a Carl’s Jr restaurant… More Info
  • CA: Teen arrested in Yucaipa burglary, deputies search for armed robber
    9.6.17 – Redlands Daily Facts – Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, deputies responded to an alarm call at the East Valley Jewelry and Loan pawn shop … More Info
  • CO: Burglar steals narcotics from local pharmacy
    9.9.17 – KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News – According to police the pharmacy owner received an alarm notification from alarm company before arriving on scene. The business owner told police upon … More Info
  • CO: Burglars force way into pharmacy, steal tens of thousands in …
    9.8.17 – KKTV 11 News – An alarm company tipped off an employee just before 3 a.m. Friday, who then called police. The pharmacist told 11 News the suspects wiped shelves clean, … More Info
  • CO: Longmont police notes: Man sleeping in vehicle says he needed …
    9.9.17 – Longmont Times-Call – Officers responded to an intrusion alarm at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday at a business. Officers learned that an unknown suspect … More Info
  • CO: Officers investigating Pizza Hut burglary
    9.9.17 – Fort Morgan Times – Those items included outdoor lights and an alarm panel as well as the broken window and the safe from which the cash was stolen. Sharp said the burglary … More Info
  • GA: Caught on cam: burglars break into Ellenwood home
    9.6.17 – FOX 5 Atlanta – “The alarm was going off and my door was open,” the homeowner said. “They busted in my back patio door and took my laptop, two televisions, money, and … More Info
  • GA: Cop: Gwinnett woman was moving out when boyfriend stabbed her …
    9.9.17 – Atlanta Journal Constitution – They found a backpack with a gun, Bodie’s wallet, passport and travel documents for Tulbure’s family members in the attic, and they saw that the home’s alarm … More Info
  • IA: Surveillance Video Helps Nab Package Pirate
    9.8.17 – As more and more people are reporting package thefts off their porches, many are turning to doorbell cameras and other forms of video sur… More Info
  • IL: Oak Park resident uses health monitor alarm to thwart armed robbery
    9.9.17 – Chicago Tribune – An Oak Park resident used a personal alarm to stop what could have been an armed robbery Tuesday evening, officials said. According to Oak Park police, the … More Info
  • IN: Police: Man took cash, smokes in store break-in
    9.7.17 – Muncie Star Press – Officers had responded to an alarm at that store about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. Napier – also determined to be the target of an arrest warrant in Illinois – was … More Info
  • IN: Suspects seen on security footage trying to smash their way into …
    9.6.17 – Fox 59 – An alarm went off and the driver sped away as the other suspect walked back through the alley. The pair didn’t get into the business, but this weekend isn’t the … More Info
  • KY: Man arrested after using stun gun on woman
    9.4.17 – WYMT News – Martin then cut off the alarm system and did not allow her to use her cell phone. Martin was armed with a stun gun which police said he used on the woman. More Info
  • KY: Man denies forcing his way in home, using stun gun on woman in …
    9.5.17 – WKYT – The victim told investigators Martin had a stun gun attached to a flashlight and that he attacked her with it several times after disabling the apartment’s alarm … More Info
  • MA: Have you seen this man? Taunton police seek bank robber
    9.7.17 – MassLive.com – On Tuesday, police responded to a hold up alarm at Mechanics Cooperative Bank, police said in a Facebook post. There had been … More Info
  • MA: Melrose Police Logs: Man Photographing Students|Stolen Patio …
    9.6.17 – Patch.com – 12:30 pm – A report was made for larceny/forgery/fraud after patio chairs were missing from Elmhurst Nursing Home. 1:31 p.m. – An alarm company called in … More Info
  • MA: Police/fire
    9.8.17 – Gloucester Daily Times – 3:12 p.m.: Police responded to an alarm at a business. After speaking to the building’s owner, they determined that the alarm had been set off in … More Info
  • MA: Taunton police searching for bank robbery suspect
    9.6.17 – Taunton Daily Gazette – Multiple police officers responded to the hold up alarm at the bank but the suspect had already fled on foot south down … More Info
  • MD: A torn trash bag left a bedazzled trail of jewelry for police to find suspect
    9.6.17 – Washington Post – A Maryland man is accused of stealing more than $300,000 worth of jewelry from two stores. More Info
  • MD: Baltimore family says it took city police too long to respond to …
    9.9.17 – ABC2 News – Baltimore (WMAR) – Security cameras outside and a fully alarmed house. Assetou and husband Ousmane thought they were doing everything right to protect … More Info
  • MD: Howard County teen dedicates entire summer earnings to Harvey …
    9.5.17 – WJLA – Police explain the suspect triggered an alarm, but when the security company contacted a J.C. Penney employee, she had them waive the motion sensor … More Info
  • MS: Brookhaven Police investigate commercial burglary
    9.5.17 – WJTV – Officers said on Friday around 1:30 a.m., they went to Farmbelt Equipment after the alarm went off at the business. Surveillance video shows a … More Info
  • NC: Sanford woman says she’s ‘terrified’ after home burglary
    9.10.17 – WTVD-TV – Kennedy Savage said their home has an alarm system but it was fried during a recent … The company was supposed to come fix the alarm Friday evening, but … More Info
  • NC: Two charged in morning bank robbery
    9.7.17 – Rocky Mount Telegram – Two people were arrested Wednesday following a robbery at a Rocky Mount branch of Southern Bank. Rocky Mount police responded to an alarm at 9:28 a.m. … More Info
  • NE: Thief rams into Lincoln pawn shop with stolen pickup
    9.8.17 – WOWT – Authorities said LPD was called to Express Pawn around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday on a call of a broken glass burglary alarm. When police … More Info
  • NH: Mason police log
    9.7.17 – Monadnock Ledger Transcript – Alarm: At 1:20 p.m., an alarm went off. A resident canceled the response because it was accidental. Mutual aid: At 4:29 p.m., police responded to … More Info
  • NH: Police: Colorado man tried to break into Shaw’s
    9.7.17 – Monadnock Ledger Transcript – Moments after stepping out of his vehicle, however, he heard an alarm sounding from the Shaw’s. At the same time, dispatch notified him that the Toyota had … More Info
  • NJ: Cop collars alleged burglar charged in 2 store break-ins
    9.6.17 – NJ.com – Officers responded to an alarm activation at a store in the Collegetown Shopping Center around 3 a.m. and found the front door glass smashed. Numerous … More Info
  • NV: Sparks police ask for help identifying McCarran Mart burglary suspects
    9.4.17 – KRNV My News 4 – 3, officers responded to the McCarran Mart on a report of a commercial alarm. There, officers learned two individuals had entered … More Info
  • NY: Man sought for questioning in connection to burglary
    9.8.17 – SILive.com – An unidentified man first tried to break into the Top Tomato at around 2:45 a.m., but was scared off by the alarm. He fled the scene without … More Info
  • OH: Police use Onstar to track stolen car: Fairview Park Police Blotter
    9.9.17 – cleveland.com – Suspicious, Lookout Circle: An alarm went off Aug. 30 at a residence. The door to the residence had been kicked in. It appeared nothing was missing and the … More Info
  • PA: Greene Co. Police Beat : Police Beat Sept. 8
    9.8.17 – Observer-Reporter – Police said the two men activated an alarm system and left the scene without stealing anything, which could be seen on surveillance footage. More Info
  • SC: Crime Report – Sept. 8, 2017
    9.8.17 – Chronicle Independent – Early Thursday morning, officers responded to an alarm at Specialty Sports. An officer arriving on the scene around 1:50 a.m. reported finding the … More Info
  • SC: Edwards charged with DUI, burglary
    9.8.17 – Myhorrynews – According to a Conway police report, an alarm at a Lakeside Drive home summoned police to the house where Edwards used to live. When they arrived they … More Info
  • TN: Cigarette Bandit Hits Multiple Convenience Stores Saturday
    9.5.17 – Greeneville Sun – The store’s surveillance system was reportedly not working at the time of the break-in and the store’s alarm was not triggered by the glass breakage, the report … More Info
  • TX: Forklift abandoned in apparent attempt to steal ATM, Buda police say
    9.7.17 – KVUE – Buda police said officers responded to an alarm at First State Bank Central Texas around 3:50 a.m. Sept. 6. Police said they … More Info
  • UT: Washington City pharmacy hit twice in 3 weeks; police seek public’s …
    9.7.17 – St George News – Officers were dispatched to Stucki Family Pharmacy at 4:13 a.m. after an alarm was activated inside the store, Washington City Police … More Info
  • VA: Suspect sought after service station burglary in Prince William
    9.7.17 – Inside NoVA – Officers responded to an alarm around 2:52 a.m. Wednesday at the Valero service station … More Info
  • WA: More burglaries strike East County
    9.9.17 – The Daily World – At about 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, the Montesano Police Department received a call referencing a burglary alarm at C and T Food Mart in Montesano. More Info
  • WA: Robbery goes all wrong in Olympia
    9.4.17 – New Era – … Edwin Kanguatjivi, the owner of the house was on a farm outside Windhoek when he received a call from the security company that his house alarm had gone … More Info
  • WV: Kanawha County deputies investigating multiple break-ins
    9.7.17 – WSAZ-TV – Luckily, Ellis believes the alarm system scared off whoever is responsible before they took anything. “What they went through is not the big issue. It’s the sense of … More Info

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