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September 15, 2014

Association Events

  • Central Texas Chapter TBFAA
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 , 11:30 PM to 1:00 PM- Austin, TX – Guest Staring: Mark Hollcraft, Leviton – The Pleasures and Pains of Z-Wave and Home Automation- Location: Big Daddy’s Burgers and Bar 9070 Research Blvd, Suite 101- Austin, TX 78758 bigdaddysaustin.com
  • NTAA Meeting
    Thursday September 18, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM- The Victoria Restaurant – 13435 Bee Street, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 View more information
  • KESA Organizing Meeting
    September 19, 2014- 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm- La Quinta Inn & Suites Airport Hotel – 5500 West Kellogg Dr,Wichita, KS,  Please plan to attend this organizational meeting to restart the Kansas Electronic Security Association. Learn what a state association can do for you and help decide where and when the association will meet in the future. Meet representatives from surrounding state associations as well as from the National Electronic Security Alliance (NESA) and the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA). Local government regulators have been invited to attend. More Info
  • MDBFAA 2014 Golf Tournament
    September 23, 2014- Turf Valley – Ellicott City MD – For More Info
  • TBFAA Annual Convention
    October 2-4, 2014 – San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center- Galveston, TX. Join us for all 3 days or just come on Friday for Classes, Updates and the Trade Show. For More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AK: New Anchorage Law Changes False Alarm Fee
    14.14 – KTUU.com- Like the old ordinance, the first time a security system sends a false alarm and police respond it’s free, but after that there’s an increase in the fee to the … More Info
  • CO: ACC ordinance ‘alarming’
    12.14 – Valley Courier- Alamosa County – A solution to a long time problem with false alarms in Alamosa County Wednesday morning made its way to a work session with elected … More Info
  • IL: Car burglaries, false alarm calls up in Watseka
    10.14 – Newsbug.info- While much of past crime problems dropped in the past month in Watseka, car burglaries and false alarm calls were up in the past month. Police Chief Roger … More Info
  • IN: City now has burglary alarm policy
    8.14 – thepaper24-7.com- After months of wrangling, waiting, researching and discussing some more, the Crawfordsville City Council has “an electronic burglary and robbery alarm system … More Info
  • IN: Gary, Ind. requires some businesses to have outdoor surveillance cameras
    Businesses operating between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. must have 3 high-res cameras in place under new ordinance. More Info
  • MD: For police, she sounds the alarm, and silences it, too
    12.14 – Frederick News Post – Meredith Wivell, the Frederick Police Department’s false alarm reduction coordinator, strives to reduce the number of false alarms in Frederick to ensure police … More Info
  • TX: Officials decry alarm company’s report on ‘dangerous’ Texas cities
    13.14 – Lufkin Daily News- In the wake of an alarm company survey portraying Lufkin as the third most dangerous city in the state, city officials are asking residents to consider the source. More Info

Industry News

  • Home video verification on CEDIA agenda
    10.14- Security Systems News – Denver, Colo. – Among the security industry insiders at CEDIA this week will be video verification proponents who are teaching a course. Why did they decide to go to this show? What do they say are the best practices for video in the home? More Info
  • Industry takes action to ensure ISPs do not interfere with alarm data
    10.14 – Security Systems News – Washington – Concerned about fair, reliable and accurate transmission of alarm data, security industry leaders are supporting net neutrality. Learn the details. More Info
  • Smoke alarm recalled
    12.14 – 13abc Action News- Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms are being recalled. The CPSC says they may not alert consumers to a fire or CO … More Info

State & National News

  • Growing number of people living alone can pose challenges
    11.14 – Stateline – The proportion of Americans who live alone has grown steadily since the 1920s, increasing from roughly 5 percent then to 27 percent in 2013, according to the latest Current Population Survey. The phenomenon raises a host of health and safety issues for local governments. More Info
  • Illinois Attorney General Proposes Video Camera Monitoring in Nursing Homes
    9.14 – Security Sales & Integration – Cameras could help deter abuse or neglect at nursing homes, as well as hold abusers accountable for their actions, Attorney General Lisa Madigan suggests. More Info
  • San Jose City Council Approves Video Surveillance Registry
    10.14 – Security Sales & Integration – Supporters say if a crime occurs police would potentially be able to review video footage by contacting someone on the registry. More Info

Business Tips

  • 13 Ways to Manage Difficult Employees
    7.14 – CIO Insight – It’s inevitable that you’ll end up with an underperforming staffer–or several of them. Find out how to get and keep these workers on the right track. More Info
  • When Does Warranty Begin?
    1.14 – Security Today – Most of us have been at the end of a project when the owner/ client asks the popular question: “When does the one-year warranty begin?” The answer becomes one of the most debated topics, only second to the end-of-project, door-locking hardware debacle. So, when does warranty begin? More Info
  • 13 Ways to Manage Difficult Employees
    7.14 – It’s inevitable that you’ll end up with an underperforming staffer–or several of them. Find out how to get and keep these workers on the right track. More Info
  • How I Solve Problems
    21.14 – CIO Insight – The process for solving a problem in the workplace often involves diffusing the situation, correctly defining the problem, and controlling any variables that might impact the outcome… More Info

Fire News

  • TN: Alarm Malfunction Leads To Evacuation Of Knoxville High School
    10.14 – KNIA / KRLS Radio- Knoxville Fire and Rescue and the Knoxville Police Department responded to the scene. Knoxville Fire Chief Jim Mitchell tells KNIA/KRLS News that the alarm … More Info
  • TX: False alarm sounded at P’land JHS; student caught on tape
    12.14 – Paris News- A student at Prairiland Junior High School allegedly pulled a fire alarm shortly before noon Thursday, triggering a response from four volunteer fire departments … More Info
  • TX: Microwave triggers residence hall fire alarm
    8.14 – UTA The Shorthorn- A fire alarm was set off by a burning hot dog at 7:55 p.m. Saturday in Lipscomb Hall, university spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan said. Sullivan said a public safety … More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Business alarm leads to vehicle pursuit and arrest of 2 suspects
    8.14 – THV 11- … 3:21 a.m., officers with the Benton Police Department responded to Ditch Witch Equipment Rentals on report of an alarm going off at the business. More Info
  • AR: Weekend break-ins probed in Harrison
    8.14 – Harrison Daily- An alarm company reported an alarm at Fred’s Store just before 11 p.m. Friday. Woodruff said officers responded, but they didn’t locate any sign of forced entry. More Info
  • CA: Police: Officers catch burglar taking 2 safes from business
    8.14 – KRCRTV.COM- Officers responded to a burglary alarm at 4:47 a.m. In a news release, Anderson police said Zamora had broken into a … More Info
  • CT: Suspects in Guitar Thefts Arrested
    8.14 – NBC Connecticut- When police responded to a burglary alarm at Brian’s Guitars on July 28, they found the glass front door was completely shattered and … More Info
  • FL: Burglars break through wall to steal from Miami GameStop
    12.14 – Local 10- Fallat said it took less than five minutes from the time the alarm sounded until police arrived. Anyone with information is asked to call police or Miami-Dade Crime … More Info
  • FL: Burglary Suspects Kick In Door of Lake Wales
    9.14 – The Daily Ridge- Lake Wales, Florida – An alarm call at a home around 1:45pm today lead PCSO to a burglary scene. Deputies arrived & saw door kicked … More Info
  • FL: PD: 6 accused in Metro PCS burglary in Apopka
    10.14 – WESH Orlando- Police said Dichivious Johnson, 31, Joshua Mondesir, 22, and Michael Michel, 18, triggered an alarm just before 2 a.m. when they broke into the Metro PCS … More Info
  • GA: Burglars hit five stores in one morning, police around region seek …
    8.14 – WJCL News- At approximately 2:15 a.m., Metter Police Department officers were dispatched to a glass break alarm at the Oak Tree Express convenience store located on Oak … More Info
  • GA: West side pharmacy broken into once again
    11.14 – Athens Daily Review- Dispatch received a call at about 1:30 a.m. from an alarm company reporting that movement had been detected in the Gibson’s Pharmacy … More Info
  • HI: Burglary suspect arrested leaving Diamond Head home
    12.14 – Honolulu Star-Advertiser- A neighbor saw the suspect enter the home after the burglar tripped a security alarm, police said. Officers responding to the alarm caught the suspect on … More Info
  • IL: Burglars take $120K in items from Oakbrook Louis Vuitton store
    8.14 – Voices- Just after 4 a.m., Oak Brook police responded to a commercial burglary alarm at the shopping mall and found extensive damage to the … More Info
  • IL: Car burglaries, false alarm calls up in Watseka
    10.14 – Newsbug.info- While much of past crime problems dropped in the past month in Watseka, car burglaries and false alarm calls were up in the past month. Police Chief Roger … More Info
  • IL: Police: Pair caught taking TV, computer from Waukegan school
    10.14 – Lake County News Sun- Police responded to a burglar alarm at the school just after midnight and found that a window had been forced open, the statement said. Once inside, officers … More Info
  • LA: Man caught burglarizing Algiers snowball stand, NOPD says
    12.14 – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com- Police responded to a burglary alarm at 1:47 a.m. to Van’s Snowballs. Officers found James Young hiding beneath the sales counter and a … More Info
  • ME: Rockland police catch suspected burglar inside restaurant
    8.14 – Bangor Daily News- Deputy Police Chief Wally Tower said Officers Alex Gaylor and Andrew Redden responded to a burglary alarm at the Waterworks Restaurant and Lounge in … More Info
  • MI: Break-in at veterinary office
    10.14 – Fenton Tri County Times- At 1:17 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, Fenton police responded to a security alarm at a veterinary office. Multiple … More Info
  • MI: Handguns stolen in Shooter Supply burglary
    8.14 – Grand Haven Tribune- Police responding to an alarm at a local business found a door kicked in, but … Police went to Shoreline Shooters when an alarm sounded at … More Info
  • MI: Robbery at Battle Creek gun shop thwarted by police
    8.14 – WKZO- Battle Creek Police responded early Sunday morning to a silent alarm at U.S. Lumber and discovered a burglary in progress. Two men fled on … More Info
  • MO: FBI investigates vandalism at Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s Kansas City …
    10.14 – Kansas City Star- Police responding to an intrusion alarm at U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s Kansas City office early Thursday found two broken bottles resembling Molotov cocktails … More Info
  • NC: Statesville Police Investigate Break-In at Carolina BBQ
    9.14 – WHKY- The initial investigation revealed that the suspect cut the wires to the alarm system and then used a blunt object to force open a rear door. Once inside, the … More Info
  • NE: West Omaha jewelry store robbed
    10.14 – KETV Omaha- Police said as soon as employees saw the men rush into the store, dressed in sweat pants and hooded sweatshirts, they hit the panic alarm and hid in a back … More Info
  • NY: Video shows robber putting gun to Syracuse store owner’s friend’s …
    12.14 – The Post-Standard – syracuse.com- The couple plan to install a panic button that would trigger a silent alarm. Police are searching for the suspect, described as a black man in his 20s wearing dark … More Info
  • OH: Cleveland man arrested for threatening to blow up Mentor bank
    10.14 – WKYC-TV- Police received an alarm from the bank at 6:12 p.m., and an employee was able to call 911 and tell police the bank was being robbed. According to police, the … More Info
  • PA: Alleged Bala Cynwyd robbery victim tells police he was robbed by …
    8.14 – Main Line- 7 at 3:13 on the activation of a holdup alarm inside the store. While on their way to the store, another call came into police reporting that an armed robbery had … More Info
  • SD: Two men threw rock through gas station door, stole alcohol, police say
    8.14 – Sioux Falls Argus Leader- The store alarm notified police of the burglary, VandeKamp said, but they did not make it in time… More Info
  • TX: Alarm alerts police to burglary at Annie Riggs
    11.14 – The Fort Stockton Pioneer- Would be thieves broke into the Annie Riggs Memorial Museum early last Thursday morning, but a audible alarm system quickly scared them off, and likely … More Info
  • TX: Cameras capture thieves burglarizing Bexar County car wash
    8.14 – KSAT San Antonio- “They disable the alarm, they start working on the safes. It took them awhile, they were in there for a good 20 or 30 minutes and one of the safes they were able … More Info
  • TX: HPD: Man breaks into church, tries to escape on bike
    10.14 – KPRC Houston- Houston police say officers responded to an alarm at the St. Stephens Baptist Church around 2 a.m. When they arrived, they found … More Info
  • TX: Man subdues would-be burglar outside Woodland Heights home
    8.14 – KPRC Houston- Brandon and Kelly Jacob had just gone to sleep at their home in Woodland Heights Sunday night when they heard their motion alarm activate. After three … More Info
  • TX: NBPD: Burglary Suspect Arrested – Investigation May Link Him to …
    10.14 – Radio NB- Officers were dispatched there for a burglary alarm and they found a door pried open and the ATM forced open. The suspect was apparently very efficient, with … More Info
  • WI: Man charged in Downtown break-in
    12.14 – Journal Times- He fled when a burglar alarm and motion sensor went off. Megron was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly broke into a vehicle… More Info
  • WI: String of smash-and-grab burglaries reported on west side
    9.14 – WISC Madison- A second security alarm came in about 20 minutes later at the Pink Poodle police said. By early Tuesday morning, five other businesses, … More Info

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