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September 26, 2016

Association Events

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Atherton police want residents to register their security cameras
    9.23.16 – The Mercury News – They broke the glass in the door then reached through to open the door, but fled when the house alarm sounded, said a report from the Atherton Police. More Info
  • HI: Program to reduce false alarms to start
    9.23.16 – Maui News – Under the program, Maui County residents and businesses will be required to register their alarm systems. For residential alarms, the initial registration cost is … More Info
  • IL: Gary revises fire alarm ordinance
    9.23.16 – Chicago Tribune – Gary-based businesses had objected to the original ordinance passed in July 2015 at the urging of police department officials who said repeated false alarms … More Info
  • NJ: False alarm fees boosted in Mendham Township
    9.21.16 – New Jersey Hills – Mendham TWP. – False alarms, whether in homes, businesses or even schools, came under fire at the Monday, Sept. 12, Township Committee meeting. More Info
  • TX: Zip codes causing delays for burglar alarm response times
    9.22.16 – KXXV News Channel 25 – Waco police said they’ve been noticing that security system companies are calling them about alarms going off, but for addresses not in their city limits. “We have … More Info

Industry News

  • The impact of the ADT-Protection 1 merger on the commercial security market
    9.13.16 – SIW – ADT’s Jamie Haenggi chats with SIW at ASIS 2016. More Info
  • Video Weekly: Voice Control, Virtual Reality, Business Software Ruled at CEDIA
    9.20.16 – CEPro – What advances in home technology did you see at CEDIA 2016? Shoot us a note if there’s anything we missed on CEPro.com. More Info
  • Houzz: 45% of Residential Renovations Include Home Automation
    9.20.16 – CEPro – Study from Houzz reveals that nearly half of all home renovations include the addition of some level of smart-home technology, led by security systems. More Info
  • Three smart-home innovations new moms will go nuts over
    9.20.16 – BabyCenter- The following three items alone – each of which I now own as part of my smarter home security system powered by Alarm.com – would have averted several … More Info
  • ASIS 2016 in the Final Analysis
    9.22.16 – SSI – While many exhibitors lamented about sporadic foot traffic, the 2016 event showcased current technology trends and served as a platform to unveil new branding for some companies. More Info
  • Security Industry Effort to Overhaul MasterFormat Standard Lauded as Big Success
    9.21.16 – SSI – The revised standard rectifies gaping inadequacies in how electronic security and fire/life-safety products and systems are administered to organize project specifications. More Info
  • Two Bragg Boulevard businesses to electric fences to deter thieves
    9.24.16 – Fayetteville Observer – The electric fence is monitored, like doors or windows would be for a home alarm system. How does the manufacturer describe touching the electric fences? More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
114th Congress (2015-2016): To require the completion of the digitization of all remaining paper-based fingerprint records for inclusion in the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) of the Department of Homeland Security. Sponsor – Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2].
Status: 09/20/2016 : Referred to House Judiciary
All Versions:Introduced

State & National News

  • Technology Shines in Helping Capture NY/NJ Bomb Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami
    9.20.16 – SSI – Investigators were aided by multiple forms of technology, including video surveillance, robotics, emergency alert systems and more. More Info
  • Rise in Smart Locks, Smart Home Connected Devices Leaves the Door Open to Hackers
    9.20.16 – SSI – As more connected devices reach the market still riddled with vulnerabilities, badly coded APIs and poor encryption, home and business owners leave themselves open to hackers, break-ins and even stolen identity. More Info
  • Malware Downloaded Every 81 Seconds
    9.22.16 – SIA – A new report by security company Check Point says that some form of known malware is downloaded every 81 seconds in an enterprise organization. More Info
  • 2016 Crime Rates Hold Steady
    9.19.16 – Brennan Center for Justice – Overall crime rates in 2016 are projected to be nearly the same as last year, with crime remaining at an all-time low. More Info
  • States, business groups sue feds on overtime rule
    9.20.16 – Reuters – Officials from 21 U.S. states on Tuesday filed a lawsuit claiming an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million workers will place a heavy burden on state budgets. More Info
  • Don’t get smoked by outdated alarms
    9.22.16 – Hibbing Daily Tribune – A recent survey conducted by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) revealed that only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are … More Info

Business Tips

  • What You Want (and Don’t Want) From the Internet of Things
    9.20.16 – CI – The IoT is now giving companies more access to data than ever before, but without proper protection of this data, the IoT can do more harm than good. More Info
  • 3 Choices for Your Tech Firm: Get Big, Get Niche or Get Out
    9.19.16 – SSI – In an ever-changing industry, integration firms need to be able to serve their customers locally, nationally and globally, or find a geographical or vertical market niche to thrive in. More Info
  • How Alarm Dealers Can Mix in More DIY/MIY Integration
    9.23.16 – SSI – Learn practical tips to capitalize on DIY/MIY customers through programming pizzazz… More Info

Fire News

  • IL: Fire alarm credited with saving lives in Naperville fire
    9.21.16 – Chicago Daily Herald – An automatic alarm system is being credited by firefighters for saving lives during a fire in Naperville early Wednesday morning. Firefighters from the Naperville … More Info
  • MA: Fire alarms overwhelm Alumni Hall residents all though the night
    9.22.16 – SC Student Media – Like zombies, the sea of slumbering bodies makes its way out of the emergency exit doors, sounding off yet another set of alarms, somehow making the situation … More Info
  • MA: Teenagers charged with pulling series of false alarms in Norton
    9.19.16 – The Sun Chronicle – Norton – Two teenagers will face charges related to a series of false fire alarms, the most recent one on Sunday night when their car was stopped by police. More Info
  • NC: Alarm system activated, DoubleTree Hilton evacuated
    9.25.16 – WCTI12.com – After a 20 minute investigation, fire officials concluded the alarm system activated due to a malfunction of the fire pump. Officials said pressure on the pump could … More Info
  • NC: Smoke alarm alerts resident to apartment fire
    9.21.16 – Greenville Daily Reflector – A smoke alarm alerted an apartment resident to a fire early Tuesday morning, according to Greenville Fire-Rescue. Greenville Fire-Rescue responded shortly … More Info
  • OH: New fire alarms reduce false alarms at BGSU
    9.21.16 – 13abc Action News – Bowling Green, OH – The fire alarm sounds, … This summer BGSU installed a new alarm system that goes off in individual dorm … More Info
  • ON: Man Sought by Cornwall Ontario Police After Setting Fire Alarm …
    9.25.16 – Cornwall Free News – He proceeded to pull the fire alarm pull station, sending it into alarm mode, when there was no fire or emergency in progress. This resulted in the Fire .. More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Police search for two Jonesboro burglary suspects
    9.24.16 – WMC Action News 5 – Minutes later, it appeared the suspects were cutting phone lines, striking surveillance cameras, and damaging alarm speakers. Later, they managed to get the … More Info
  • CA: Burglars plunder Nipomo drug store for prescription medications
    9.19.16 – The San Luis Obispo Tribune – Deputies received a call at about 1:30 a.m. that an alarm was sounding at Nipomo Rexall Drugs and observed the front door window to the … More Info
  • CA: Burglary and Resisting Arrest
    9.19.16 – Santa Barbara Edhat – On the above date and time, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call from an alarm company reporting a silent alarm coming from the … More Info
  • CA: Police blotter: Woman finds boyfriend kissing…
    9.22.16 – The Mercury News – The would-be burglar fled after triggering the alarm. Palo Alto. 8:23 p.m. Sept. 15 The owner of a residence returned to find his … More Info
  • CA: Police: Burglary suspect gets trapped inside laundromat
    9.23.16 – KRCRTV.COM – Officers responded to a burglary alarm. When officers arrived they said they noticed the internal roofing had been broken apart and fallen onto the floor. More Info
  • CA: Two Men Arrested on Suspicion of Burglarizing Two Millbrae Homes …
    9.22.16 – NBC Bay Area – Sheriff’s deputies from Santa Clara County responded to a residential alarm at 12 p.m. Monday when they noticed a silver Mercedes Benz … More Info
  • FL: Police: Woman confesses after trying to rob Jacksonville bank
    9.24.16 – ActionNewsJax.com – The teller went to the safe and pushed an emergency alarm inside the vault. She said Gross never showed her a weapon and she did not give her any money. More Info
  • GA: Buckhead police blotter: Armed robberies, assault with weed eater
    9.24.16 – Reporter Newspapers – 27 at an unknown time, a man told police he saw a suspect fleeing from the rear of his residence after he had received an alarm call at the location. More Info
  • GA: Sandy Springs Police blotter: Death threat in beer theft; assault over …
    9.24.16 – Reporter Newspapers – The alarm company records show they called homeowner about the alarm at 12:59 p.m. after getting notice of the alarm one minute earlier. The call to the SSPD … More Info
  • IL: Burglaries reported in St. Charles
    9.23.16 – Chicago Sun-Times – At 11:24 a.m., officers responded to an alarm, police said. A garage service door was found forced open. The burglar did not … More Info
  • IL: Police blotter: Burglars break into home in south Evanston
    9.21.16 – The Daily Northwestern – A burglary alarm at the home was tripped at 4:30 a.m., prompting a response from Evanston Police Department officers. More Info
  • IL: St. Charles police seek information on burglaries
    9.24.16 – Kane County Chronicle – 21, officers responded to an alarm call at 11:24 a.m. Officers found the service door into the garage .. More Info
  • IN: Crawfordsville Police Department
    9.20.16 – thepaper24-7.com – 7:38 a.m. – Report of a residential alarm . 8:48 a.m. … 10:59 p.m. – Report of a fire alarm… More Info
  • IN: Lima Road bank branch robbed
    9.19.16 – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – At about 1 p.m. city police responded to Fifth Third Bank where an alarm had been triggered. According to police, a man in his early 20s . More Info
  • IN: Police responding to reported armed robbery at Fort Wayne Chase …
    9.22.16 – 21Alive – Police got the alarm around 12:40 p.m. at the Chase Bank. After speaking with witnesses, police determined a black male walked in, … More Info
  • LA: 2 Alexandria men charged in burglary cases
    9.19.16 – Alexandria Town Talk – Officers on Thursday were sent to a business because of an alarm activation, finding that the business had been … More Info
  • LA: Man accused of burglarizing church, car
    9.21.16 – Daily Comet – A deputy responded about 4:20 a.m. Monday after a burglar alarm was set off at the church, Maj. Malcolm Wolfe said in a news … More Info
  • MA: Police logs (9/9-9/14; and a look back at 8/19-8/23)
    9.23.16 – mysouthborough – 1019 hrs – Officers investigated a panic alarm activation. The responding officers reported back that everything checked out ok. More Info
  • MI: Soon-to-be closed Kmart burglarized early Tuesday morning
    9.21.16 – MLive.com – At 2:14 a.m., Sept. 20, police arrived at the store in response to a breaking-and-entering alarm being activated, said Blackman-Leoni … More Info
  • MN: Meeker County Sheriff Report 9/16/16 – 9/18/16
    9.19.16 – Crow River Media – On the 16th at 6:09 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm. The deputy checked the building and property and it was … More Info
  • NJ: 1-year sentence for man convicted in $3.4M burglary spree
    9.21.16 – NJ.com – Before hitting a home, the group would cut phone, cable, alarm, and other wires running to and from the house. They would break into the homes wearing masks … More Info
  • OH: Mentor residents lead police to man suspected of breaking into …
    9.24.16 – fox8.com- Officers responded to an alarm at the dealership just before 5 a.m. Police said they saw two men running from the scene. They also found a … More Info
  • OH: Police investigating two burglaries at Buena Vista Road beauty salons
    9.23.16 – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer – Authorities said they were called to Natalie’s Beauty Salon around 1:20 a.m. Thursday after its alarm was activated. It’s unclear at this … More Info
  • PA: Burglar confronted by armed resident, police say
    9.19.16 – abc27 – (WHTM) – An intruder set off a burglar alarm in a Lancaster County home and was confronted at gunpoint by the resident, police said. Derek R. Kelcher, 31, … More Info
  • PA: Tredyffrin Police Department swears in officer, receives commendation
    9.24.16 – Daily Local News – 29, 2014 at 1:37 a.m. Ofc. James Slavin was dispatched for a residential burglary alarm. Upon his approach, Slavin noted the motion sensor … More Info
  • TN: Police: Man hides in dog house after attempting ATM theft
    9.19.16 – WMC Action News 5 – After the alarm went off, police arrived on the scene to see a man standing at the … The alarm company had alerted police of the man’s description based on live … More Info
  • TX: Doorbell camera catches home invasion in East Dallas
    9.20.16 – KHOU.com – Chounlamany is also changing the settings on his burglar alarm. “No, I’m not messing around,” he added. Rasasack is seven-months pregnant, the couple has … More Info
  • TX: Odessa PD looking for suspects in 3 related ATM burglaries
    9.22.16 – NewsWest9.com – Then around 2 a.m. Thursday morning, officers responded to the Uncle’s Convenience Store for an alarm. Authorities … More Info
  • TX: Suspected bank robber wanted by police
    9.23.16 – KPRC Houston – He also told the employee not to trigger the panic alarm. The man left after the bank employee quickly complied with his demands by handing him an … More Info
  • VA: Police: Burglary alarm triggered at Arlington gun store, no weapons …
    9.19.16 – Washington Post – Empty firearm cases were stolen from an Arlington gun store, but no weapons were taken, police said Monday. Ashley Savage, a police spokeswoman, said in … More Info
  • VA: Stolen vehicle driven into Chesapeake pawn shop
    9.22.16 – 13newsnow.com – Chesapeake, Va. (WVEC) — Police responded to a security alarm at a pawn shop, only to discover that a stolen vehicle had crashed into the building. More Info
  • WV: Berkeley Co. deputies make arrest in Goose Creek shooting
    9.21.16 – Live 5 News – Deputies responded to a panic alarm at 3:07 p.m. Saturday at the Rainbow Mart Store. The call reported … More Info

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