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September 14, 2015

Door to Door Sales

  • Savannah Senior Citizen: Concerns about Security System
    10.15 – WSAV-TV – A Savannah senior citizen is concerned about a door to door salesman who said he would upgrade her home alarm system. Instead, she says she was signed … More Info
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General: Vision Security Misleads Consumers
    8.15 – SSI – Vision Security has agreed to pay a $30,000 fine after settling a claim… More Info

Industry News

  • Security companies see spike in camera, alarm installations
    8.15 – WISH-TV – Recently, though, it seems many comments have turned to focus on security issues like camera and alarm system installation. Almost as if neighbors are taking it … More Info
  • Diebold Adds New High-Performance ATMs To Latest Self-Service …
    9.15 – CNNMoney – The new high performance line includes security technology such as ActivGuard™ intelligent alarm system for enhanced monitoring, protection from logical … More Info
  • The Quest for Trust
    10.15 – Security Info Watch – Avoiding deception and long-term deals in door-to-door sales may be the keys to success… More Info
  • Bosch Security Systems recalls wireless smoke alarms
    10.15 -Columbus Dispatch – Details: This recall involves Bosch’s Radion wireless round smoke alarms installed as part of Bosch security systems. Bosch security alarm systems use a control … More Info
  • Integrated Building Systems Testing
    10.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – NFPA 4 outlines the minimum requirements for the end-to-end testing systems including fire alarm, emergency communication, sprinkler, elevator, standby … More Info
  • Is 4K a quantum leap or minor step for video surveillance?
    11.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – But this additional pixel capability can lead to an observational challenge – limiting the number of false alarms. More pixels, and more detail, can mean more … More Info
  • Security Researchers: Baby Monitors Prone to Hacking
    8.15 – SSI – Security firm Rapid7 has discovered common security flaws with nine… More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
Holden | An act to amend Section 7599.54 of, and to add Section 7599.56 to, the Business and Professions Code, and to amend, repeal, and add Section 1633.3 of the Civil Code, Relating to alarm companies.
Status: 09/08/2015 : Read second time. Ordered to third reading. FILE : SEN THIRD READING FILE DATE : 09/09/2015 ITEM : 108 COMM. LOCATION : SEN JUDICIARY
Holden | An act to amend Section 7599.54 of, and to add Section 7599.56 to, the Business and Professions Code, and to amend, repeal, and add Section 1633.3 of the Civil Code, Relating to alarm companies.
Status: 09/09/2015 : In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. FILE : ASM CONCURRENCE FILE DATE : 09/10/2015 ITEM : 60 COMM. LOCATION : SEN JUDICIARY

State & National News

  • Column: Left, right must agree on occupational licensing
    13.15 – Carlsbad Current-Argus – Fire and security alarm installers lose two years to experience, compared to averages of less than a year-and-a half among the 34 states that require licenses. More Info

Business Tips

  • Should Your Company’s Logo Be Mobile-Friendly?
    10.15 Open Forum –  It was the serif drop heard ’round the world. On September 1, Google unveiled a new logo, its sixth revamp in the company’s 17-year history. The new logo stuck to its basic colored letter motif, with one major difference: The typeface was sans serif, dropping the serif line strokes at the end of each letter. More Info

Fire News

  • DE: Fatal fire a reminder about smoke detectors, insurance
    8.15 – New Castle News – There wasn’t a working alarm in the house where 3-year-old L’ayden Thomas died Aug. 10 and the family didn’t have renter’s insurance, … More Info
  • KS: 911 dispatcher sends firefighters to wrong address
    9.15 – KWCH – “The address is 8407 W. Northridge Road,” said the alarm company. At 8:38 p.m. firefighters showed up to the address the dispatcher thought he heard. More Info
  • KS: Manhattan house fire causes $80K in damages
    11.15 – WIBW – Authorities said that the residence was occupied at the time of the fire and the residents were alerted when a smoke alarm sounded and were able to exit the … More Info
  • MO: Restaurant closes after fire at Lake of the Ozarks
    8.15 – ABC17News.com – Crews were called to the scene of a first-alarm commercial fire Monday at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District confirmed no one … More Info
  • NC: Haze reported in Durham courthouse closes roadway
    8.15 – WTVD-TV – Just before 10 a.m., fire trucks rushed to the Durham Justice Center after a fire alarm went off inside. Durham fire officials said a haze was reported in a stairwell … More Info
  • NM: False fire alarms wake Albuquerque apartment residents at all hours
    9.15 – KRQE News 13 – Lisa Fickel, the property manager for the complex, said the alarm is triggered in one building, but it sounds in all 25 buildings. There are individual alarms inside … More Info
  • PA: Fire at CVS Caremark facility under investigation
    13.15 – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader – A fire in the warehouse of CVS Caremark is under investigation. Crews responded to the facility shortly before 7 a.m. for commercial fire alarm — scanner reports … More Info
  • VA: Faulty smoke alarm prompts evacuation of Virginia Beach courthouse
    9.15 – The Virginian-Pilot – The alarm, in an elevator shaft, prompted firefighters to check the building twice and make sure it was safe, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. More Info
  • WI: Fire at VFW post causes $100000 in damage
    13.15 – Madison.com – The blaze at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building, was discovered after Madison police responded to a report of a burglar alarm being … More Info
  • WI: Marshfield police: Old trailer stolen
    9.15 – Marshfield News-Herald – On Tuesday, firefighters responded to two false alarms caused by a malfunctioning alarm system … More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Police seek burglary suspects
    11.15 -Pine Bluff Commercial – According to a police report, an officer responded to an alarm at 2:25 a.m. and found the fence on the south side of the building had been cut, then noticed a hole … More Info
  • CA: Burglar swipes $26000 in chainsaws and generators
    7.15 – KRCRTV.COM – Someone triggered a burglary alarm. Police responded and found the security door lock had been cut and the glass door had been smashed with a rock. More Info
  • CA: Burglary attempt leads to Fremont man’s arrest
    9.15 – Fremont Tribune – Officers were called at 9:07 p.m. to a business to investigate an alarm call. An investigation led officers to suspect Booth, who … More Info
  • CA: Caught on camera: Burglars target Merced Grand Buffet
    8.15 – ABC30.com – “We’ve actually had officers sit in the bushes across the street. Twice now we’ve actually been there and heard the alarm go off, but they’re getting out before we … More Info
  • CA: Commercial burglary investigated in San Carlos
    11.15 -San Mateo Daily Journal – Deputies responded at 4:48 a.m. to an alarm at the T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods stores at 1251 Industrial Road. Deputies located a smashed front store window … More Info
  • CA: Pleasanton: Attorneys say private tests show San Jose man not on …
    10.15 – San Jose Mercury News – A burglary alarm drew authorities to Specialty Sales Classics on Spring Street around 2 a.m. on July 5. Police say arriving officers found Deming acting … More Info
  • CA: Police: Burglars make off with chainsaws, power generators
    8.15 – Redding Record Searchlight – Red Bluff Police responded to a alarm call when they found a cut lock on a security door and a window had been smashed in with a large rock. The burglars … More Info
  • FL: Several crooks caught after trying to hide out in an unusual spot.
    9.15 – 7Online WSVN-TV – After triggering the security alarm from a store, the crooks fled the scene and tried to hide from police at a … More Info
  • FL: Surveillance images released in gas station arson, robbery
    7.15 – WZVN-TV – … an employee of the Mobil station on Tamiami Trail called 911 when he showed up Sunday to work and found the front door busted and the alarm going off as … More Info
  • IN: Three teens face burglary charges after school break-in
    10.15 – The Herald Bulletin – Sgt. Chad Boynton said police were dispatched to the school because of a burglary alarm about 12:19 a.m. Officers observed the school until one saw the lights … More Info
  • MA: Police Investigating Break-In at Alley’s General Store
    8.15 – The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News – The store has an alarm system that went off and notified police, Detective Gebo said, and a cleaner arriving shortly afterward scared him off. Police have … More Info
  • MD: Man Breaks into Alcohol Store in Ocean City
    11.15 – WBOC TV 16 – Police were alerted of a premise alarm at the business and when they arrived the suspect Gregory Burley, 20, of Bowie, MD quickly fled the scene on foot… More Info
  • MD: OCPD Arrest Bowie Man for Breaking, Entering
    12.15 – FOX 5 DC – At the business, officers observed multiple broken windows, significant damage to interior walls and damage to an alarm speaker. A shopping cart was also full … More Info
  • MI: Donation boxes swiped from two businesses and other Dearborn …
    12.15 – Dearborn Press and Guide – Officers responded to a home alarm system at 2:19 a.m. Sept. 4 … More Info
  • MI: Several suspects arrested after busy night for police
    7.15 – WNEM Saginaw – Before the department could call it a night, they responded to an alarm. Upon arrival they were able to arrest a suspect who allegedly burglarized a business, More Info
  • MI: Thief who stole cell phone tower batteries caught on camera
    9.15 – MyFox Detroit – He knows how to disengage the alarm, and he knows where the cell tower batteries are. Because if you’re affiliated with this business or you don’t work for them … More Info
  • MO: Item thrown through window sparks fire at wireless store in North …
    10.15 – KMOV.com – Authorities received a burglar alarm at a wireless phone store i just before 5 a.m. When authorities arrived, they determined that … More Info
  • MT: Not everyone likes poetry
    8.15 – Daily Inter Lake – A loud burglar alarm was sounding from a business, prompting a call to the Columbia Falls Police Department. A window was open at the … More Info
  • NC: A few items from the police scanner this week
    13.15 – McDowell News – 10: Officer: “Local business owner set off the hold-up alarm to see how fast we could get here. I advised he can’t be doing that.” 2:57 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11: On a … More Info
  • NC: Police: 3 arrested in burglary at mobile phone store
    9.15 – WHNS Greenville – Police said they responded to a burglar alarm at Gadget Connection Monday morning and found an unlocked door. The business sells … More Info
  • NE: Thieves steal convenience store ATM
    9.15 – KETV Omaha – Police don’t know when the theft took place, because no store alarm activated. They do believe the suspect(s) had a “heavy vehicle,” broke through the door of … More Info
  • NJ: 19-year-old Mendham man charged in attempted robbery of 7 …
    8.15 – Daily Record – Police responded to a 3 a.m. alarm at the store Sunday morning, where a clerk told them a young man in sunglasses handed over a note saying “Let’s make this … More Info
  • NY: Burglars take aim at ‘King of Instagram’ Dan Bilzerian’s extensive …
    9.15 – New York Daily News – “The alarm went off, and the police came to the house right after they broke in,” Bilzerian said. The burglars did make off with the keys to Bilzerian’s luxury … More Info
  • NY: Unwanted Bat, Visitor, Vehicle: Mount Kisco Police Blotter
    9.15 – Patch.com – 6:47 a.m. – Westchester County Police responded to an activated burglar alarm at Enterprise Rent-a-Car. The alarm was triggered by … More Info
  • NY: Warsaw Verizon store burglar sentenced to prison
    11.15 -The Daily News Online – Village police responded to the store’s alarm and followed footprints in the fresh snow leading to a car. Tracks revealed the car was heading … More Info
  • OH: Boys accused of robbing other children of bikes: Shaker Heights …
    11.15 -cleveland.com – Criminal damaging, Chagrin Boulevard: At 4:17 p.m. Sept. 7, police responded to an alarm at a building and found that someone damaged property in multiple … More Info
  • OH: Suspect in break-in attempt found with knife
    9.15 – ThisWeekNews – Officers arrested a man with a knife after responding to an attempted break-in at a local business last week, Grove City police reported. Responding to an alarm … More Info
  • OK: Burglary suspect arrested after hiding from police
    10.15 – KRMG – A burglar alarm goes off, then police spot a man hauling bags across a major Tulsa highway. The alarm at Adcom went off about 3:07 a.m. Thursday. “One of the … More Info
  • PA: Alleged Burglar Nabbed by Police
    8.15 – wnep.com – An automatic commercial burglar alarm brought police to Bella Mia Jewels Sunday afternoon. Officer Jack Manuel says he was on scene in about a minute and … More Info
  • PA: Security camera catches burglar fleeing
    12.15 – Chadds Ford Live – A security camera in a home caught the image of a would-be burglar fleeing the home as the security alarm was … More Info
  • TX: Lewisville police commended for actions
    12.15 – Star Local Media – Lewisville police officers Steve Schaffer and Travis Wallace responded to a panic alarm. The alarm company was not able to … More Info
  • TX: Police Investigate Attempted Burglary at Jalisco Meat Market
    10.15 – KIII TV3 – Corpus Christi police responded to an audible alarm just after 2:30 a.m. Thursday at the Jalisco Meat Market … More Info
  • VA: Thieves hit 3 business on South Crater Road
    11.15 -wtvr.com – Police were first alerted to the crimes when the crooks smashed a large picture window that triggered the alarm at a barbecue restaurant in … More Info
  • VA: Virginia Beach Suntrust placed on lockdown after attempted robbery
    9.15 – wtkr.com – The call came in as a burglary alarm but was then elevated to a bomb threat. At 11:23 a.m., Norfolk police also received a call about the Suntrust … More Info
  • WA: Broken guitar, stolen wallet and hit and run | Sheriff’s Log
    7.15 – Islands’ Sounder – A Lopez Island deputy responded to a residential burglary alarm. While traveling to the residence he learned the alarm was cancelled. It was determined that the … More Info
  • WI: Alleged Thief: “Store Alarms Always Activate When I Walk Past Them”
    10.15 – WHBL Sheboygan – Sheboygan County, WI – Two women are facing felony retail theft charges, accused of stealing nearly $2000 worth of perfume from the Target store on … More Info

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