Public Safety Updates
- 9-1-1 in a Box allows Md. dispatchers to work remotely
8.25.23 – WBAL – Dispatchers in Baltimore now have access to 9-1-1 in a Box, a system giving dispatchers the option to work remotely. The technology also allows for real-time video of an emergency, which can reduce response time for some of the 1.3 million 9-1-1 calls city dispatchers receive each year.
- How 911 innovations improve dispatchers’ lives and keep communities safe
8.30.23 – Route Fifty -When emergency strikes — car accidents, break-ins, domestic disputes, cardiac arrest, the list goes on — communities rely on their 911 dispatchers to quickly answer the call, assess the situation and send first responder teams to help. But how does this high-pressure job impact the lives of those dispatchers on the other end of the phone? Read More
- Bloomington, Ind., considers adding civilian responders
8.29.23 – WXIN-TV (Indianapolis) – City officials in Bloomington, Ind., are proposing a pilot program to hire civilian responders known as “community service specialists” to handle certain 9-1-1 calls. The program aims to address a shortage of police officers and allow sworn officers to focus on more serious issues.
- Customers alarmed by poor service from home security …
8.28.23 – CBC – Edmonton business owner Angela Larson is in a dispute with her alarm company, Fluent Home, after a break-in on June 29. Larson tried to contact …
- SIA research indicates growing confidence in security industry
8.30.23 -SSI – Confidence is increasing in the security industry according to a survey conducted by the Security Industry Association (SIA). SIA revealed that nearly eight in 10 respondents to their July-August 2023 SIA Security Market Index survey offered a positive assessment of business conditions.
- Capture the State of the Home Automation Industry With …
8.30.23 – Parks Associates – We’re kicking off our 11th annual 2023 Home Automation Deep Dive survey, focused on the current state of the residential security industry, …
- How Audio Can Improve Your Emergency Evacuation Plan
8.31.23 – SSI – Evan Walde – Security and audio integrators need to work together to ensure people know exactly what to do in an emergency evacuation.
- 12 Commercial Crime Sites to Do Your Research
9.1.23 – Security Today – Understanding crime statistics in your industry and area is crucial for making important decisions about your security budget. With so much information out there, how can you know which statistics to trust? We’ve curated a list of reliable crime statistics websites, so you can discover the information you need to keep your business safe.
- Biometrics From Theory to Reality
8.30.23 – Security Info Watch – Here are some important steps to follow: Define objectives and requirements: Clearly articulate the objectives of the biometric access control system and …
Fire & Life Safety
- CA: Inferno consumes staple Del Paso Heights business
8.28.23 – FOX40 – A witness to the inferno was Doug Walrath, who has lived across the street from the furniture store for about 20 years. “I haven’t seen a fir
- SC: Coffee pot triggers smoke alarm at Seewee Restaurant
8.30.23 – WCBD – According to Awendaw-McClellanville Fire District, officials were dispatched to Fifteen Mile Landing at the Seewee Restaurant for a reported structure fire at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Crews found a coffee pot had been left on and caused smoke triggering the fire alarm. No fire was reported.
- CA: Burglars slashed tire to keep him away from Tierrasanta home
8.28.23 – San Diego (KGTV) – The burglars both wore skis masks and were seen driving off in an older van, possibly beige. ABC 10News reached out to investigators to see the tire slashing tactic is one they’ve seen before, and are waiting to hear back.
- CA: Thousands of dollars in cigarettes, energy drinks stolen during …
9.2.23 – Yahoo – Victor Valley sheriff’s deputies are looking for a suspect who broke into a Dollar General in Lucerne Valley and stole nearly $2,000 in cigarettes and energy drinks.
- CT: Darien Pharmacy Broken Into Twice In Less Than 3 Weeks
8.29.23 – Patch – Darien, CT – Police said the incidents occurred on Aug. 5 and Aug. 21. Grieb’s Pharmacy on the Post Road has been broken into twice this month, according to the Darien Police Department. The first incident occurred on Aug. 5 when the pharmacy was broken into during the early morning hours, said Capt.
- GA: Three men arrested for burglary and theft in Forsyth
8.28.23 – 13WMAZ – Forsyth, Ga. – Three people are charged with breaking into a Forsyth drugstore and nearly a dozen cars, according to the Forsyth Police Department. They say Jayleen Chamblis, Shakeem Grant and O’Hagee Wilkerson stole a car and then broke into U Save It Pharmacy on Cabiness Road.
- IN: Suspect, police dog critical after Indianapolis police shooting
9.1.23 – WISH-TV – Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are on the scene of a police shooting on Raymond Street west of Meridian …
- MI: Man caught breaking into Bay City’s VooDoo Tattoo shop …
8.30.23 – MLive.com – Man caught breaking into Bay City’s VooDoo Tattoo shop faces 10-year felony … The charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
- MI: Southfield police nab serial burglary suspects at the end of …
9.1.23 – WXYZ Channel 7 – Police said the four men inside the SUV were responsible for breaking into Lume Cannabis and then taking officers on a high-speed chase that …
- NC: Man arrested for breaking into store to steal cigarettes
9.1.23 – Davie County Enterprise Record – Brandon Michael Campell, 31, of Oakland Ave., was arrested Tuesday for felony breaking, entering and larceny. He was taken into custody in lieu …
- NC: Winston-Salem police investigating series of business break …
8.30.23 – WXII – New this morning, two juveniles are in custody following a series of break ins at businesses, Winston-Salem police say those suspects broke into Klein’s auto repair around 5:00 this morning. Police say they also broke into a restaurant and tried to break into a gas station nearby as well.
- OH: Watch: Ohio police cruiser slams into store
8.29.23 – WATE – The video first shows a vehicle drive by the store, followed by a cruiser with the lights and sirens on. The cruiser appears to go over a …
- UT – Suspected burglar arrested after series of store break-ins …
8.29.23- KUTV – According to investigators, this person targeted over half a dozen storefronts, stealing whatever he could. The suspect is currently in custody, …
- WA: Lacey T-Mobile store smash-and-grab resembles similar robberies across region says police
9.2.23- KIRO – Police are investigating a smash-and-grab burglary after an alarm was activated Saturday morning at a T-Mobile store in Lacey.
- WI: Police suspect gang behind ATM attacks in Wisconsin
8.28.23 – ATM Marketplace – The Brown County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin suspects a gang might be behind an ATM attack in Green Bay. They responded to an alarm from a …
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