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September 28, 2015

Public Safety Updates

  • FL: Fire associations to provide clarity to confusing alarm law sponsored …
    9.24.15 – Tampabay.com – After the Times reported widespread confusion about a new state law governing smoke alarms, the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and the Florida Fire Marshals … More Info
  • LA: Maryland company tapped to run NOPD false alarm program
    9.21.15 – NOLA.com – CryWolf False Alarm Solutions, which, according to its website, has done work for police departments in Atlanta and Los Angeles, was one of two that submitted …More Info
  • OH: Chagrin Falls fire chief believes photoelectric technology saved …
    9.21.15 – cleveland.com – According to the National Fire Protection Association, about 90 percent of all homes in the United States have at least one ionization smoke alarm installed. More Info
  • TX: Tyler City Council approves budget
    9.22.15 – KSLA-TV – A decrease in burglary alarm fees for residential properties from $50 to $35, while commercial properties fees will increase to $75. A new traffic signal monitoring … More Info

Industry News

  • Honeywell to combine its security and fire safety businesses
    9.21.15 – New Honeywell Security and Fire business unit to be led by David Paja… More Info
  • ADT Alarm Installer Shot and Killed by Former Professional Baseball …
    9.22.15 – Security Sales – Barry Swanson, an ADT alarm company installer, was killed on Thursday in Corona, Calif., after allegedly being shot by a former professional baseball player, … More Info
  • Can burglars beat wireless security systems?
    9.24.15 – Komando – Burglars trying a quick “smash and grab,” which is most of them, will run away when they hear an alarm. The burglars who take the time to scope out your house … More Info
  • Security industry standards making an impact
    9.24.15 – Security Info Watch – Collaborative efforts among all players create a standards roadmap all can work with… More Info
  • TycoIS opens new center in Colorado, the first of several
    9.23.15 – SSN – AURORA, Colo.—Systems integrator TycoIS has opened a new National Center of Excellence here as part of a larger plan to build a “global center of excellence network,” Daryl Haga, director of Tyco’s Global Center of Excellence, told Security Systems News. More Info
  • Lightning protection surge for fire and security alarms
    9.27.15 – Blackmore Vale Magazine – Wessex Fire & Security, based in Shaftesbury, installs ‘surge suppression’ units to help protect alarm systems. It has installed them at schools, hospitals, … More Info

State & National News

  • CEA: Consumers Use Internet to Research, Brick-and-Mortar to Buy
    9.24.15 – CEPro – Consumer research released by the CEA finds that consumers are using computers and smart devices to learn about accessories like headphones, but are going to stores to make their accessory purchases. More Info
  • Fire Service Industry News: Energizer and International Association …
    9.26.15 – FireEngineering.com – The absence of smoke alarms is no longer a major issue in the United States, as 95 percent of homes now have at least one. Today, the more critical issue is … More Info
  • KPD officer views his job as a way to help others
    9.27.15 – The Killeen Daily Herald – The officer floats across sidewalks as he speed walks during burglary alarm calls and late-night checks of area businesses. Custance’s forearms and chest are … More Info

Business Tips

  • What Are Your Best Tips for Nailing a Presentation?
    9.10.15 – Open Forum – Want to shift your presentation fail-to-nail ratio? Six speaking professionals reveal their tactics for nailing a presentation. More Info
  • Bad Decisions Even Talented Business Owners Make
    9.21.15 – Open Forum – You may feel like you’re doing everything right–but one lousy decision may still ruin everything. More Info
  • What Failure Can Teach Entrepreneurs
    9.25.15 – Entrepreneur ‘If you haven’t fallen, you haven’t walked.’ Think about how these words apply to your own experience. More Info

Fire News

  • CA: French fries in toaster oven cause fire alarm to go off in Education …
    9.24.15 – A fire alarm displaced approximately 150 CSU Bakersfield students from their classes in the Education … More Info
  • FL: More good news for family that survived carbon monoxide poisoning
    9.27.15 – WTSP 10 News – Consider installing CO alarms in your home. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends the installation of CO alarms in every home. More Info
  • MA: Fall River fire officials questioning why fire dispatchers aren’t part of …
    9.25.15 – Wicked Local Fall River – Fall River – In the aftermath of the Coughlin School fire, when protocols were not followed for a “trouble alarm” that may have prevented damage, several fire … More Info
  • NJ: Smoke detectors alert family to fire, all escape safely
    9.21.15 – NJ.com – “The smoke alarms did their job,” McCormick said Monday. … Week theme is, “Hear the beep where you sleep: every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm.”. More Info
  • NY: Moe’s grill causes fire alarm to go off in UB Student Union
    9.21.15 – University at Buffalo The Spectrum – Campus Dining and Shops and Moe’s workers stand around outside the Student Union after the fire alarm went off Monday night due to of workers cleaning the … More Info
  • OK: Oklahoma state Capitol workers evacuate in false fire alarm
    9.21.15 – NewsOK.com – Oklahoma City – Many workers at the Oklahoma Capitol have evacuated the building after a fire alarm sounded. State officials said Monday afternoon’s … More Info
  • SC: Free smoke alarm saves Greenville family’s lives
    9.25.15 – WYFF – Greenville, S.C. – John Jackson narrowly escaped a house fire in his home in Greenville on the morning of Sept. 11. He says it’s all thanks to a smoke alarm … More Info
  • TN: Smoke alarm installation saves life of Clarksville man
    9.21.15 – Clarksville Now – A smoke alarm installed just one day before a house fire may have saved a man’s life. The fire occurred Sunday around 6:20 a.m. at a home on Sunset Court. More Info
  • WI: Highway G landfill stays closed after fire
    9.23.15 – WJFW-TV – Crews responded to an alarm at the main building around 6 p.m. Monday. Landfill facility manager Mark Busha says it took fire fighters about 20 minutes to get … More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Police Search for Three After Burglary
    9.26.15 – KARK- When she headed out to celebrate her husbands birthday, she set her alarm as always. But on she said on Wednesday it strangely went off. “I believe they had … More Info
  • CA: Burglar suspect arrested at taco shop after getaway attempt
    9.25.15 – fox5sandiego.com – Patrol officers responding to a security alarm at a house shortly before 9:30 a.m. saw a man exiting the … More Info
  • CA: Burglar tries rooftop escape, arrested in taco shop
    9.24.15 – The San Diego Union-Tribune – A burglar alarm went off at a house about 9:20 a.m. and officers could hear someone inside. They started to surround the house, but a … More Info
  • CA: Crime summaries for the Sept. 25 Milpitas Post
    9.24.15 – San Jose Mercury News – 13 at about 1:15 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm call at Simplicity in Sound. Sometime overnight someone smashed the firm’s front … More Info
  • CA: Man arrested following commercial burglary attempt
    9.26.15 – KRCRTV.COM- … at a sporting goods store around 2:55 a.m. He was ultimately scared off when an alarm sounded. More Info
  • CA: Police: Security cameras bust burglar stealing from central Fresno …
    9.24.15 – Fresno Bee – A man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after the homeowner’s alarm system captured photos of the suspect inside the locked garage on Wednesday … More Info
  • CA: Police: Thieves take $7000 from Baja Ranch Market safe
    9.23.15 – The Pasadena Star-News – The employee, a 27-year-old Covina resident, heard an alarm go off and saw two masked suspects wearing dark clothes walk toward the manager’s office, Luna … More Info
  • CA: Yreka businesses targeted in break-ins, thefts
    9.24.15 – Siskiyou Daily News – In an unrelated incident, an alarm that was sounding in the early morning hours on Thursday was simply a malfunctioning alarm at a local business, … More Info
  • CO: Three charged in gun store burglary
    9.23.15 – KKTV 11 News – Police got a call about a burglary alarm going off shortly before 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say the suspects … More Info
  • DE: Man robs Bear bank, leaves suspicious backpack
    9.23.15 – The News Journal – Troopers responding to the robbery alarm evacuated the bank and called in the Delaware State Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit due to concern about … More Info
  • FL: Winter Haven Police Department: Thieves steal about $30000 worth …
    9.21.15 – The Ledger – Wires to the store’s alarm system appeared to have been cut and disabled, it said. Anyone with information should contact Det. Deric Blanton. More Info
  • GA: Sandy Springs Blotter: Prescription Drugs, Cash Seized During …
    9.27.15 – Patch.com –  9/19 (6:24 a.m.): An officer, responding to an alarm at the leasing office of Legends at Dunwoody Apartments,found that … More Info
  • IA: Man allegedly robs laundromat on East Euclid
    9.23.15 – DesMoinesRegister.com – When the woman opened the laundromat’s door, it set off the security alarm, at which time the man said, “Turn the alarm off, I’m robbing you,” the woman told … More Info
  • IA: Sioux City man pleads guilty in attempted tire store theft
    9.21.15 – Sioux City Journal – According to court documents, police responding to an alarm on March 22 found Davis and two others leaving the … More Info
  • ID: Burglar Falls Through Loan Agency Ceiling, Police Say
    9.22.15 – Twin Falls Times-News – When the suspect fell through the ceiling, it triggered the store’s alarm and the would-be burglar left the agency without stealing anything, police said. … More Info
  • IL: Attempted burglary at Streamwood jewelry store
    9.25.15 – Chicago Daily Herald – An attempted burglary at a Streamwood jewelry store early Friday morning may have been foiled by the store’s alarm. Police, who arrived at Vaughn Garouche … More Info
  • IL: Lights and Sirens: Robbery report under investigation
    9.23.15 – Bucyrus Telegraph Forum – Officers responded to an alarm… More Info
  • IL: Police: Burglary suspect arrested after setting off alarm at Evansville …
    9.23.15 – 14 News WFIE Evansville – Police were called to the 1st Ave Collision Center for a burglary alarm around 11:40 Tuesday night. Officers say one of the doors had signs … More Info
  • IL: Police: Englewood burglaries target homes, houses of worship
    9.23.15 – WLS-TV – Police also say that houses of worship have been targeted; in one burglary alarm system wiring was cut and a different burglary an industrial-size air conditioner … More Info
  • IN: Indianapolis police search for suspect in attempted armed robbery at …
    9.22.15 – Fox 59 – The victims told the man that they had pushed the alarm button and the police were on their way. The man ran east from the business without the money. More Info
  • IN: Police investigating armed robbery of south-side sportswear store
    9.24.15 – WANE – Police were called around 11:30 a.m. to the AJ’s Locker Room store after a hold-up alarm was sounded there. According to a police incident … More Info
  • IN: Police: Help us find suspect in Plato’s Closet attempted robbery
    9.23.15 – WISH-TV – The employees told the suspect that they had pushed the alarm button and that the police were on their way to the scene. The man then fled from the business … More Info
  • KY: Man charged in Mancino’s burglary
    9.24.15 – Bowling Green Daily News – Bowling Green Police Department officers responded to a burglary alarm at the restaurant at 2:32 a.m. Officers saw broken glass and heard a vehicle behind the … More Info
  • MA: Marblehead police arrest pair on multiple counts
    9.23.15 – Wicked Local Marblehead – A little over an hour later police responded to a burglar alarm on Beacon Street where officers reportedly found an air-conditioning unit that had been pushed … More Info
  • MD: Criminal charges pending for inmate who damaged jail property
    9.21.15 – Bay Net – La Plata, MD – According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal a false fire alarm went off in the Charles County Detention Center on Sept. 18 around 10:20 a.m.. More Info
  • NC: Deputies: Reidsville man triggered a security alarm while breaking …
    9.26.15 – Greensboro News & Record- Ruffin — A deputy caught a Reidsville man trying to leave a store after triggering an alarm Saturday while breaking into the business, the Rockingham County … More Info
  • NC: New Bern police investigate break-in at drug store
    9.25.15 – WITN – Officials with the New Bern police department say they were called to the store at 135 Bridge Town Boulevard after a security alarm was set off. They say a … More Info
  • NC: Suspect with gun in custody after lockdown at Henderson schools
    9.25.15 – Asheville Citizen-Times – The Sheriff’s Office received a panic alarm from the school at 10:09 a.m., said Maj. Frank Stout. At 10:21, the suspect, who is not a student and not affiliated with … More Info
  • NH: $1000 reward offered to find truck driver that struck Brentwood tire …
    9.23.15 – The Union Leader – A burglar alarm summoned police to the store after 8 p.m. Friday where they found damage to the building only minutes after an officer on routine … More Info
  • NH: Brentwood police search for truck involved in hit-and-run crash at …
    9.22.15 – WMUR Manchester – An officer responded to a burglar alarm at the business between … A witness reported seeing a tractor-trailer in the area shortly before the alarm … More Info
  • NJ: 2 charged in Paramus burglary, third arrested expected
    9.25.15 – NJ.com – Paramus police responded to the T-Mobile store around 1:52 a.m., when the silent alarm was activated. Officers Nick Luciano, Anthony … More Info
  • NY: Alleged bank robber caught after getting away with cash
    9.25.15 – wivb.com – The teller complied, but pressed a silent alarm allowing officers to set up a perimeter in the area. Officers say they tracked down Moon in a field not far from the … More Info
  • NY: Shelter Island Police blotter
    9.24.15 – Shelter Island Reporter – A burglary alarm went off at a residence on September 17. Police found the front door slightly ajar but there was no sign of forced entry. More Info
  • OH: Convicted cigarette thief sent to prison
    9.21.15 – Jackson County Times – Journal- In January 2009, an Oak Hill resident called the Oak Hill Police Department to report hearing the sound of glass shattering and a security alarm sounding at a … More Info
  • OH: Gorilla-masked man robs Toledo carry out
    9.25.15 – Toledo News Now – Police responded shortly before 11 p.m. after a burglary alarm was triggered. Officers found 35-year-old Donnell Mathis dead near the … More Info
  • OH: Guess Where This Jewel Thief Hid A Stolen Ring
    9.25.15 – Huffington Post – The pair got trapped in an elevator that stopped when the store’s alarm system was triggered, and they allegedly tried to hid the jewels behind elevator panels, … More Info
  • OH: Oregon PD warn businesses of solicitor scam
    9.25.15 – Toledo News Now – Police responded shortly before 11 p.m. after a burglary alarm was triggered. Officers found 35-year-old Donnell Mathis dead near the … More Info
  • OH: Toledo man shot to death in Willard Street home
    9.24.15 – Toledo Blade – Police arrived at about 11 p.m. Tuesday responding to a burglary alarm and found Donell Mathis inside, suffering from “serious injuries,” police … More Info
  • OK: Tulsa Police: Ross Dress For Less Worker Caught Stealing $36K
    9.23.15 – News On 6 – He turned off the alarm using someone else’s code, opened the safe and removed $36,000 cash, according to police. He then took the security hard drive and … More Info
  • OR: Burrowing burglar hits Portland liquor store
    9.21.15 – KATU – “The alarm was set and things like that. … “It’s very bold,” says McDonald, “and if the alarm hadn’t been going off, they probably would have come in and stole … More Info
  • PA: Police: Beware of ‘knock knock’ burglaries
    9.25.15 – Chadds Ford Live – 22 after an alarm was activated. Police arrived at 4:23 p.m. to find the front door forced open and loose jewelry on the front step. The homeowner returned to the … More Info
  • RI: Homeowner holds alleged burglar till cops come
    9.22.15 – WPRI 12 Eyewitness News – The owner of a home had been notified when a burglar alarm activated, according to Det. Capt. Steven Vicente of New Bedford Police. More Info
  • TN: Suspects Arrested in Relation to Theft of $445000 Worth of Racing …
    9.26.15 – Hot Rod Network- On June 19, the suspects disabled the landline for BRE’s alarm system before cutting a hole through the wall of the building, then systematically tracing alarm … More Info
  • TX: A rash of burglaries in Smith County
    9.23.15 – KYTX – Lt. Middleton says the number one thing you can do to prevent your house from being burglarized is have an alarm. Get good locks or dead bolts. Also, make … More Info
  • TX: Panic alarm activated in M&D Market robbery
    9.21.15 – Texas Examiner – On Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 8:26 p.m., Beaumont Police Department responded to an activated panic alarm at M&D Market. According to a press release, … More Info
  • TX: Suspects smash into T-Mobile off East Freeway overnight
    9.25.15 – KHOU – HPD responded to the alarm, and they searched for the suspects. RAW: Suspects smash into T-Mobile off East Freeway overnight. Police are investigating a … More Info
  • VA: Burglar smashes out glass at Newport News gas station, takes …
    9.23.15 – Daily Press – Officers responded to the business in reference to a burglary alarm with front glass breakage. They found glass in the front door had been broken out and … More Info
  • VA: Door windows smashed at Vienna drugstore
    9.26.15 – Inside NoVA- 7 at 2 a.m. that he had received an alert that a motion-sensor alarm had been activated inside the business. The employee responded and discovered the safety … More Info
  • VA: Police: Men found passed out inside Norfolk bank
    9.24.15 – The Virginian-Pilot – About 4:30 a.m., police got a call for a burglar alarm at the Heritage Bank, according to police spokesman Daniel Hudson. When they arrived … More Info
  • WA: Thief in truck plows through window of pot shop, makes off with …
    9.23.15 – Q13 FOX – So managers weren’t too worried when their alarm went off early Tuesday morning. “On several of the occasions, it’s been young kids,” says manager Kimberly … More Info
  • WI: Police: Man steals Newport in smash-and-grabs
    9.27.15 – Racine County Eye – 28 when the burglar alarm went off. Officers found the front window smashed out, with trays of cigarettes on the floor. The store manager said 12 packs of … More Info
  • WI: Tuesday police log: Cat is trespassing
    9.23.15 – Wisconsin Rapids Tribune – At 6:23 a.m. Monday, a Nekoosa woman heard an alarm at the South Wood County YMCA daycare. The alarm was a mechanical alarm, indicating the school … More Info

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