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September 30, 2013


Association Events


  • 10.22.13 to 10.25.13 – TBFAA 2013 Convention
    Build On Success at the TBFAA 2013 Convention at the San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center Galveston, TX – Join us for all 3 days or Just come on Thursday for Classes, Updates and the Trade Show. More Info
  • 10.23.13 – NESA Board Meeting
    10-noon at the TBFAA 2013 Convention at the San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center Galveston, TX

Door to Door Sales

  • Police appeal for witnesses to security alarm scam
    9.25.13 – St Albans & Harpenden Review – Police are appealing for people to come forward if they have been approached by a man selling and installing PROSAFE security alarms. More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • NV: Ask Joe: Viewer billed $200 for false burglar alarm
    9.24.13 – KRNV My News 4 – A viewer named Grant who I bumped into this weekend said his burglar alarm went off in the middle of the night recently. He called the Washoe County Sheriff … More Info
  • NY: Ulster County lawmakers delay action on false-alarm law
    9.24.13 – Kingston Daily Freeman – Kingston, N.Y. – Ulster County lawmakers have decided to delay action on a proposed “false alarm reduction act” amid concerns that naming the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office both the recipient of fine money and the agency designated to hear appeals from property owners accused of violating the law could pose a conflict of interest. More Info
  • PA: Most alarms are false, draining police resources
    9.29.13 – Pocono Record – The burglar alarm system at the CVS in Effort is effective at drawing attention — sometimes just the wrong kind. It has alerted police when debris blows around … More Info
  • TX: False alarms drop in Paris
    9.24.13 – KXII Sherman – Paris, TX – False alarm calls in Paris have dropped after changes earlier this year to the city’s burglar alarm ordinance. More Info
  • WA: Vanc. woman robbed after ‘alarm company’ call
    9.26.13 – kgw.com – Vancouver – A Vancouver woman was told to hide in her closet by two men who broke in and robbed her home Thursday morning, police said. More Info
  • PA: Silent alarms installed in public, private Delaware County schools
    9.26.13 – Delaware County Daily Times – In the aftermath of the horrific massacre of school children last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the Delaware County Council resolved to … More Info

Industry News

  • Nest to make smoke detector that interacts with thermostats
    9.26.13 – Valley Dispatch – … and share information with the thermostat and will be able to monitor and report on carbon monoxide levels as well as triggering an alarm when a fire is about … More Info
  • U.S. fire deaths reach a new all-time low
    According to NFPA’s new Fire Loss in the U.S. during 2012 report, a fire department responds to a fire in the U.S. every 23 seconds. The report, which tracks civilian deaths, injuries, property damage, and patterns by occupancy, region, and community size, also shows that two-thirds of fire department calls were EMS or rescue-type calls; four percent were to actual fires. More Info


Legislative Report


None this week


State Trends


  • Cell phone to ear? Ticket in hand
    9.23.13 – Washington Post – Maryland police no longer need another reason to pull over and ticket drivers using hand-held cell phones… More Info

National News

  • SIA eyes federal budget resolution
    9.26.13 – Security Systems News – Washington -The crisis in Syria only further roils what was already expected to be a turbulent few months in Congress leading up to the holidays. Despite the din, the Security Industry Association has developed a plan to advance its objectives. More Info

Business Tips

  • How to Manage Virtual Offices Effectively
    9.19.13 – Baseline – Organizations that build an IT infrastructure that supports a remote environment are primed for success, and they can use their multi-location business as a selling point… More Info
  • A crisis in leadership
    9.13.13 – Multibriefs – Leaders must make difficult decisions that are not always popular. They instigate changes that upend people’s lives and shift the balances of power and wealth. Are we too close to our time to recognize truly gifted leaders or to fully appreciate the effects of their decisions? Should we not be concerned about the ostensible leadership vacuum? Perhaps. But I suspect there are other forces at play. More Info
  • Employers Offer Alternatives to Higher Salaries
    9.24.13 – Baseline – Employers often offer alternatives to higher salaries. These include flexible schedules, more vacation, telecommuting accommodations and payments for mobile devices. More Info
  • Profile: Rebuilding a Stolen Brand
    9.27.13 – CEPro – When his company URL expired and was snapped up by a squatter, Raymond Earl had to rebrand his company. More costly than the money he spent on a new domain, repainting his trucks and printing new brochures was the time he invested in the rebranding. But with the company now bearing his own name, he’s glad he did it. More Info

Fire News

  • MD: Charges filed on Lexington Park man for false fire alarms
    9.27.13 – Bay Net – Maryland State Fire Marshals served a criminal summons today on David R. Scriber (28 years old) for intentionally activating the fire alarm system in an … More Info
  • PA: Apartment Building Alarm Led to Discovery of Marijuana ‘Bowl …
    9.29.13 – Patch.com – Lower Saucon Township Police say a ‘bowl’ allegedly used to smoke marijuana was discovered after a carbon monoxide alarm went off in a building on Koehler … More Info
  • RI: Officers Arrest Two After False Fire Alarm
    9.23.13 – Patch.com – Woonsocket Police arrested two people Sept. 15 at about 2 p.m. when they responded for a report of a false fire alarm, then wound up struggling … More Info
  • SC: Burglar alarm signals fire in West Florence home
    9.24.13 – WMBF News Myrtle Beach – The sheriff’s office in Florence County discovered fire in the kitchen of a home after receiving a burglar alarm Monday afternoon. More Info

Crime News

  • AK: CCTHITA: Burglars stole $20K worth of items, caused Tuesday fuel …
    9.26.13 – Juneau Empire – Duran said he believes the burglary took place last Thursday evening around 10:30 p.m. after their burglar alarm system sounded. Duran said a staffer checked … More Info
  • AL: 3 burglars break into video game store
    9.24.13 – WAFF 48 News Huntsville   – Huntsville police responded to a video game store burglary late Monday night. More Info
  • AL: Forestdale pharmacy burglars remain on the run Thursday
    9.26.13 – Alabama’s 13 – Deputies found the drive-through window was broken, with a sledgehammer lying next to it. More Info
  • CA: 3 from Sacramento Arrested in Roseville
    9.24.13 – Sacramento Today -Susan Vang 32 years, Yee Lee 33 years old, and Timothy Mageno 35 years old, all from Sacramento were arrested and booked into the Placer county jail for suspicion of vehicle burglary and possession of stolen property. More Info
  • CA: Police Investigate Smash-And-Grab Burglary At Natomas Smoke Shop
    9.25.13 – CBS Sacramento – Police are investigating a smash-and-grab burglary that happened at a smoke shop in Natomas early Tuesday morning. More Info
  • CA: Police Investigating Possible Break-In At Sherman Oaks Bloomingdale’s Store
    9.26.13 – CBS 2 Los Angeles – Police Thursday were investigating a possible break-in at a Bloomingdale’s department store in the San Fernando Valley… More Info
  • CA: SFPD searching for attempted burglary suspect
    9.24.13 – KGO-TV Bay Area – San Francisco police searched for someone who tried to break into a warehouse. More Info
  • CT: Dog triggers security alarm, saves owner’s life
    9.28.13 – WFSB – woman from Oakdale said her 8-year-old German Shepherd saved her life this summer, when she was having a choking episode. “She’s my girl,” said … More Info
  • CT: Ledyard PD investigate home burglary
    9.28.13 – WTNH – Police say they responded to a security alarm at a home around 5:45 PM. Someone gained entry to the home by removing an air conditioner … More Info
  • FL: $9k worth of cigarettes stolen from DeBary store
    9.26.13 – FOX 35 Orlando – A DeBary convenience store was burglarized early Thursday morning. Thieves used a truck to smash the front doors and then grabbed nearly $9,000 worth of cigarettes. More Info
  • FL: Alarm leads DeLand police to man who had been shot to death
    9.27.13 – Daytona Beach News-Journal – A blaring house alarm alerted a neighbor and then officers to a residence where a man was found shot to death in DeLand late Thursday night, police said. More Info
  • FL: Orlando police search for cell phone store robbery suspects
    9.29.13 – Local 6 Orlando – Orlando Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for an early morning break-in at the Verizon Wireless Store. Patrol units were dispatched at around 3:25 a.m. Sunday morning to check out an alarm at the store. When officers arrived they found the glass from the front door was broken. An undetermined amount of merchandise was taken.   This is an ongoing … More Info
  • FL: Sanford police chase, capture suspected burglar
    9.23.13 – Orlando Sentinel – Deondraise Golden, 24, jumped a fence at a Catholic school while fleeing from police and caused a lockdown. Sanford police arrested a man following a brief foot chase near a Catholic school after identifying him as one of two men who burglarized a military supply store.  More Info
  • FL: Thieves ram DeBary store with pickup to steal $8000 in cigarettes
    9.26.13 – Daytona Beach News-Journal – About 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to an alarm sounding at Lil Sammy’s Citgo,. They found the glass front doors had been … More Info
  • FL: Three men allegedly take about $9,000 worth of cigarettes
    9.26.13 – First Coast News – Truck smashes into Lil Sammy’s Citgo store and almost $9,000 worth of cigarettes was stolen early Thursday morning. More Info
  • GA: Police on patrol for burglary suspect(s)
    9.28.13 – WFXL FOX 31 – … dispatched to the B.P./Kangaroo Express in reference to an activated alarm early Saturday morning. More Info
  • IA: Arrest made in alleged Orscheln burglary
    9.26.13 – Iowa City Press Citizen – Iowa City Police were near Orscheln Farm and Home Supply in response to a burglary alarm in the store’s tool room at 12:41 a.m. … More Info
  • IA: Iowa City Man Charged in Burglary
    9.26.13 – KCRG – Iowa City police officers responded to Orscheln Farm and Home Supply at 12:41 a.m. for a report of a burglary alarm in the tool room of the … More Info
  • IA: Medicap Pharmacy robbed, two in custody
    9.24.13 – The Des Moines Register – Des Moines police have two suspects in a Monday morning pharmacy robbery in custody, officials said. More Info
  • IL: Bolingbrook Police: Man breaks into building, cause havoc inside
    9.26.13 – Suburban Life Publications – Nicholas L. Marquardt was charged with burglary, criminal damage to property and making a false fire alarm after he pulled two fire alarms, … More Info
  • IN: Lafayette police seek bank robbery suspect
    9.26.13 – WTHR Indianapolis – Lafayette Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a bank Thursday morning. More Info
  • KS: Suspect Smashes Into Local Restaurant, Steals Cash Register
    9.25.13 – WIBW Topeka – Topeka, Kansas (WIBW) – Shawnee County Dispatch said someone smashed into a local restaurant and stole a cash register early Wednesday morning. More Info
  • MA: Ashland police: Would-be burglar scared by alarm
    9.25.13 – The MetroWest Daily News – A Northbridge man was apparently scared off by a burglar alarm when he tried to break into a Main Street home on Tuesday, police said. More Info
  • MA: Police: Alarms triggered at Waltham bank, no one found inside
    9.23.13 – FOX 25 Boston – Authorities in Waltham are trying to determine what or possibly who triggered several alarms at a bank on Saturday afternoon. More Info
  • MA: Police: Door Locking is Thwarting Breaking-and-Entering in Milton
    9.23.13 – Patch.com – Friday night, officers responded to a burglar alarm. There they found a broken rear window, which triggered the alarm. Again … More Info
  • MB: Break-in suspect busted inside Dauphin store
    9.24.13 – Brandon Sun – Dauphin police found a man inside a store with a broken window when they arrived to check on an alarm. Officers with the Dauphin municipal RCMP detachment were called to the ringing alarm at around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday. When they arrived at the Main Street North business, they discovered a… More Info
  • MD: High-Tech Heist: Thieves Steal $500000 Worth Of Jewelry In Oxon Hill
    9.28.13 – CBS Local – “They just go straight to the wires over here and they cut the wires to the alarm,” said Detective David Gross, Prince George’s County Police. Gross says the … More Info
  • NC: Burglars cut through Belvoir Corner Stop’s roof
    9.26.13 – WNCT Greenville – There are new details about an overnight robbery where thieves broke into a convenience store by cutting a hole through the roof. More Info
  • NC: Deputies search for suspects in hole-in-roof break-in
    9.25.13 – News Channel 12 New Bern  – Deputies said they are searching for at least two suspects who smashed a hole through the roof of a Pitt County convenience store. More Info
  • NC: Hole-in-the-wall thieves strike again
    9.25.13 – The Daily Reflector – A convenience store hit in March by hole-in-the-wall thieves has been struck again, officials said, this time with the bandits targeting a different part of the business — its roof. More Info
  • NC: Police trying to find Bruns Elementary burglars
    9.26.13 – WBTV – We’ve also put in a request for a particular alarm for this area.” They are also asking the community to report any suspicious activity around the school. More Info
  • NC: Robbers cut through Belvoir Corner Stop’s roof
    9.25.13 – WNCT Greenville -There are new details about an overnight robbery where thieves broke into a convenience store by cutting a hole through the roof. More Info
  • NC: Suspect surrenders after break-in at NC science museum
    9.24.13 – WRAL.com Raleigh – Joshua Matt Pace, caught on security video breaking into the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences over the weekend, surrendered Sunday night. More Info
  • NL: Corner Brook RNC investigating break-ins
    9.26.13 – The Western Star – Corner Brook Three males were arrested Wednesday night for allegedly breaking into a storage shed at the Kinsmen soccer pitch. The Corner Brook RNC received a report from the public that persons were committing the offence at about 10:50 p.m. Charges are pending, and police … More Info
  • NM: Old Town restaurant rattled by robber
    9.26.13 – KOAT Albuquerque – Little Anita’s Mexican Restaurant shared surveillance video with KOAT Action 7 News of a hold-up Wednesday. The camera captured an aggressive robber demanding cash from the employee. She did not see a gun, but told police he acted as if he had one. However, she was armed with a panic alarm button. “When he was talking to her, she just kind of reached over and pressed it,” said manager Laura … More Info
  • NM: Suspected ‘pillowcase burglar’ arrested at airport
    9.24.13 – Albuquerque Journal – A key member of a group of burglars that was active in Albuquerque in 2010 and 2011 was arrested Fri … More Info
  • NY: $11K in Jewelry Stolen from East Hampton House
    9.26.13 – Patch.com – After a security alarm sounded at a house at about 4:55 a.m., three damaged screens were found. Screens on two doors and one … More Info
  • OH: Burglary Suspects Use Saw To Break Into Business
    9.25.13 – WBNS-10TV Columbus – Police had one person in custody and were questioning another after a burglary. Get the story. More Info
  • OH: Ft. Thomas police warn of bold burglars
    9.26.13 – Cincinnati.com – “It was fully alarmed, the alarm went off, and it still did not scare them away,” he said. Daley said by the time the burglary was called into 911 dispatch and police … More Info
  • OH: Juveniles arrested for break-in
    9.26.13 – WHIO Dayton – A neighbor told News Center 7 that the resident has an alarm that alerted authorities to the break-in. Deputies responded with a K9 unit and apprehended the … More Info
  • OK: Homeowner finds alleged burglars left-overs
    9.24.13 – Sapulpa Daily Herald – Last Wednesday Creek County deputies arrested a Tulsa couple after they found stolen property in their vehicle and a homeowner detained them in the Round Mountain Area. More Info
  • SC: NCPD: Jewelry thief may be responsible for several burglaries
    9.26.13 – Live 5 News – On Monday at 1:37 a.m., a police officer responded to Polly’s Fine Jewelry. in reference to a glass break alarm. When the officer arrived, … More Info
  • SC: North Charleston police release photos of suspect in jewelry store burglaries
    9.26.13 – The Post and Courier – North Charleston police have released photos of a suspect in three jewelry store burglaries. More Info
  • SC: Police: 3 burglaries at 2 jewelry stores tied to 1 suspect
    9.26.13 – ABC NEWS 4 – Management told police they had been having problems with their alarm system … Officers were called in around 3:45 a.m. after the alarm went off and found a … More Info
  • TN: Second Animal Clinic Burglarized in a few Weeks
    9.25.13 – WBBJ TV – Union City, Tenn. – Officers from both Weakley and Obion County are searching for the man they say broke into animal clinics in both counties. The thief got away with potent animal drugs and money. More Info
  • TN: Three suspects charged with T-Mobile burglary
    9.26.13 – Memphis Commercial Appeal – Three Memphis teens are in custody following a burglary at a Southaven T-Mobile store early Thursday that ended when police dogs tracked the suspects, who had fled the scene on foot minutes after the break-in occurred. More Info
  • TX: Four arrested following burglary at Humble power equipment store
    9.25.13 – KHOU 11 Houston – Humble, Texas – Four men were taken into custody after they were spotted breaking into a power equipment store in Humble early Wednesday, police said. According to officers with the Humble Police Department, the break-in triggered an alarm at a business around 3 a.m. A wrecker driver in the area heard the call and followed the suspects as they fled the scene, police … More Info
  • TX: Four suspects arrested in connection with burglary of Humble business
    9.26.13 – Kingwood Observer – On Sept. 25, 2013 at approximately 3:03 a.m. the Humble Police Department received an alarm call at the Small Engine Supply. While in route to the alarm, officers received… More Info
  • TX: Police nab 4 in store burglary
    9.25.13 – Baytown Sun – Mont Belvieu police arrested four men early Monday morning who are thought to be responsible for a string of burglaries of dollar stores stretching from Montgomery County to Houston to Beaumont. More Info
  • TX: Texas store owner arrested after killing robber
    9.29.13 – KSLA-TV Shreveport – The owner of a South Texas convenience store has been arrested for murder after shooting a man attempting to steal beer from his shop. More Info
  • WA: Suspect sought in 2 barista robberies
    9.25.13 – Everett Herald – Everett — Police are investigating two robberies reported Monday evening at bikini barista. The first robbery happened about 6:30 p.m. at the Twin Peaks espresso stand, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. More Info
  • WA: Tenino man mistaken for bank robber at Timberland Bank in Tumwater
    9.26.13 – The Olympian – According to a Tumwater police report, the teller hit a holdup alarm button and called 911. Sand said the alarm had already been tripped as soon as soon as … More Info
  • WI: Deputies: Men caught pumping gas from country club
    9.25.13 – WISC-TV Madison – Two men were caught pumping gas at the Reedsburg Country Club into storage containers in the trunk of their vehicle, according to the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies and officers from the Reedsburg Police Department were called to the country club early on Tuesday by an alarm at the country club. They said they found two men pumping gas into storage containers. The men also entered a …More Info


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