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September 5, 2016

Labor Day: What it Means

Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Source Department of Labor

Unofficial end of summer

Labor Day is called the “unofficial end of summer” because it marks the end of the cultural summer season (summer officially ends at the September Equinox anytime from September 21 to 24). Many take their two-week vacations during the two weeks ending Labor Day Weekend. Many fall activities, such as school and sports, begin about this time.

Door to Door Sales

  • BBB warning consumers about door-to-door sales companies
    9.1.16 – WJTV – Jackson, Miss. – The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about door-to-door alarm company salesmen. “BBB has received calls from all …More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Have an alarm system? Time to register it
    9.2.16 – Yuma Sun – The City of Yuma’s alarm ordinance came to fruition amid a rash of false alarms. The Yuma Police Department notes that they received about 5,000 alarms in a … More Info
  • ME: Livermore business alarm triggers concern
    9.1.16 – Lewiston Sun Journal – False alarms are a concern for state police and other law enforcement agencies, he said, because they tie up limited resources. This is especially true for areas … More Info

Industry News

  • Fire, Life Safety Electrical, Lighting
    8.30.16 – Consulting-Specifying Engineer – NFPA allows up to 3 minutes from the time the system registers an alarm to broadcast an evacuation notice. This 3-minute window allows security staff to … More Info
  • Alarm.com Asks Homeowners What They Most Want From a Smart …
    8.31.16 – Security Sales & Integration – Alarm.com’s survey of more than 1,000 U.S. homeowners identified a clear preference for professional service providers to install, service and monitor their … More Info
  • HDMI Over USB Specification Released
    9.1.16 – CEPro – New HDMI ‘Alt Mode’ for USB Type-C connectors enables delivery of native HDMI 1.4 signal to 4K/UltraHD displays with no adapters or dongles. More Info

State & National News

  • Employers Grappling With Regulatory, Social Changes
    8.29.16 – SIA – A fifth annual report on the workplace finds widespread concern with new overtime rules and other major regulatory matters, and increased movement of social issues. More Info
  • DC 911 outage caused by contractor who pulled wrong switch
    8.29.16 – WTOP – A contractor working Saturday night pulled the wrong switch while trying to silence an alarm and instead took down the 911 system. That switch was clearly … More Info
  • People Disregard Security Warnings Due to Bad Timing
    9.1.16 – SIA – If you want people to pay attention to your security warnings on their computers or mobile devices, you need to make them pop up at better times. More Info
  • Buyers to Pay More, Pay Faster for Smart Home Features
    8.29.16 – Remodeling – Consumer polls and appraiser and Realtor anecdotes all point to smart-homes commanding higher prices and faster purchases from buyers—provided that the smart home features are installed before move-in. More Info
  • A new kind of paramedic for less-urgent 911 calls
    9.1.16 – Governing – Community paramedicine, which can drastically reduce unnecessary ER visits, could be the future of emergency care. NCSL research cited. More Info
  • 5 Steps to Seizing Business Outcome Opportunities
    9.1.16 – SSI – Now that many integrators are aware of approaching commercial clients as a solutions partner rather than just a security provider, how can they map that action plan? Learn how to deliver systems and services that meet business goals, thereby flipping security from an undesirable capital expense to a value-enhancing investment. More Info
  • FCC’s Broadband Data Services Actions Could Harm Your Investment
    9.2.16 – Seeking Alpha – They are the wires that deliver end user services, from ATM machines to alarm services, but are also the wholesale lines that are used by the companies and … More Info
  • Bosch And Drop Want Every Kitchen To Be Smart
    9.3.16 – Tech Times – … smoke detector that doubles as an air quality monitoring device and the Bosch Eyes, an outdoor camera with a built-in intercom and motion sensor alarm. More Info

Business Tips

  • Why CEO really means being chief communication officer
    8.22.16 – Entrepreneur – Good leaders have smart ideas and make good decisions. They have a vision for the future, and they empower others to make it happen. But as your company grows, it becomes more challenging — and more important — to be able to share those ideas with those you may not see every day… More Info
  • 16 Powerful Phrases to Use When Responding to Customer Service Emails
    10.1.16 – CEPro – Proper tone matters. Follow these 5 key ingredients and 16 exact phrases to craft more effective emails with clients who request service/support. More Info
  • Are You Really Ready for a Managerial Role?
    9.2.16 – SSI – Dissecting dilemmas of deciding to accept managerial duties. More Info
  • Lender’s Perspective: Assessing the Worth of ‘Average Revenue Per User’
    9.1.16 – SSI – As RMR businesses strive to increase ARPU, be mindful to ensure that… More Info

Fire News

  • IA: Police and Fire Blotter
    9.1.16 – Pilot Tribune – … in reference to an automated fire alarm. Upon arrival fire fighters determined that dust in a smoke detector caused the alarm to activate. More Info
  • MI: Smoke alarms come to the rescue again
    9.2.16 – Livingston Daily – The smoke alarm was sitting on an end table without batteries all summer and fall in an Indiana house. The wife found some batteries, put them in the alarm and … More Info
  • OR: Unattended Candle Blamed for Bend Fire
    8.30.16 – KBND – She heard the smoke alarm, grabbed her child and evacuated the home. Neighbors used a garden hose to extinguish the flames and by the time crews arrived, … More Info
  • WV: Multiple false fire alarms reported at downtown Huntington …
    8.30.16 – WSAZ-TV – According to a maintenance supervisor at the apartment building the alarms have been going off five to eight times a day … More Info
  • WV: Simpson School evacuated after faulty detector triggers fire alarm
    8.31.16 – The Exponent Telegram – Bridgeport – Simpson Elementary School was evacuated for a short time about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday after a faulty smoke detector triggered an alarm, … More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Police Investigate Break-Ins At Two Rogers Pharmacies
    9.2.16 – 5newsonline.com – Police responded to Debbie’s Family Pharmacy after an alarm went off around 3:15 a.m., according to a department press release. More Info
  • BC: Robber steals ATM from golf course
    9.1.16 – CFJC Today Kamloops – Kamloops – RCMP responded to an alarm received at the Eagle Point Golf Club just after 3:00 AM this morning. When police got there, Corporal Cheryl Bush … More Info
  • CA: Burglar Caught in the Act by Camarillo Deputies
    9.1.16 – Santa Barbara Edhat – On August 30, 2016, at 1:00 AM, Camarillo patrol deputies responded to an alarm call. Almost simultaneously, the deputies … More Info
  • CT: ATM stolen from gas station
    9.1.16 – The Darien News – The suspects’ entry activated the store’s alarm system and officers responded to the establishment at 1:30 a.m. The establishment was cleared several minutes … More Info
  • CT: Watertown liquor store robbed
    8.29.16 – Waterbury Republican American – As Maslak left the store with more than $500 in cash and two 16-ounce Coors Lights, the clerk hit the panic alarm, alerting police. The clerk followed Maslak’s car .. More Info
  • FL: Delray Beach burglar caught after fingerprints left on Windex bottle …
    9.1.16 – Sun Sentinel – Police later discovered the burglars shut off power to the building, leaving surveillance cameras and alarms disabled. Officers walked into the ransacked store … More Info
  • FL: Home security cameras help police nab suspected burglars
    8.30.16 – WFLA – “You can have your alarm system that alerts and yells, but it’s a whole lot more when you can actually see what’s happening,” Robinson said. The key is getting … More Info
  • FL: Police: Pinecrest Resident Burglarized Neighbors’ Homes
    8.31.16 – CBS Local – “She went in while the alarm was off. He came back not knowing she was in the house and she got locked in. He reset the alarm and she got locked in,” said … More Info
  • FL: Victims in stable condition after Sanford shooting
    8.31.16 – Orlando Sentinel – Shopper shares story of panic during false alarm at Florida Mall. Shopper shares story of panic during false alarm at Florida Mall. Loud noise causes panic at … More Info
  • IN: Man arrested after burglar alarm sounds at Rural King gun counter
    8.30.16 – The Herald-Times – Bloomington police officers responding to a 3:45 a.m. alarm from the gun counter at Rural King on Tuesday encountered a man dressed in black they say they … More Info
  • MA: Marion Police Log: Aug. 21 – 27
    9.2.16 – Wicked Local Marion – 12 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on Reservation Way. 1:26 p.m.: Fraud was reported on Water Street. More Info
  • MI: Dalby Street home robbed twice, suspects in custody
    9.3.16 – Hometownlife.com – Police were alerted by a breaking and entering alarm, which noted that the front window had been smashed, according to reports. Upon arrival, officers … More Info
  • MI: Man pleads to federal charges after Williams Gun Sight break-in
    8.30.16 – MLive.com – … an abandoned vehicle smashed into the front of the gun shop around 11:50 p.m. on April 22 after receiving a call for a tripped alarm. More Info
  • MO: Sullivan Police Investigating Two Burglaries
    8.30.16 – Mysullivannews – The first Sullivan burglary was reported at O’Reilly Auto Parts at 3:25 a.m. when an alarm began to sound at the business with officers … More Info
  • NC: Man charged with break-ins after returning to grab cell phone
    9.2.16 – The Robesonian – The first break-in occurred at about 9 a.m. According to Randall Graham with the Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner was alerted to the break-in by an alarm service … More Info
  • NJ: Alarm Foils Attempted Home Burglary In Moorestown: Police
    9.3.16 – Patch.com – Moorestown, NJ — A potential burglary was foiled by a home alarm system in … about 11:50 a.m. to find an audible alarm sounding and a side door forced open. More Info
  • NJ: Bank robbery suspect sought in Linden
    8.30.16 – MyCentralJersey.com – Around 11:54 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to the Northfield Bank for a report of a bank alarm. When police arrived, they learned that the … More Info
  • NJ: Northern New Jersey Hit by a Dozen Smash-and-Grabs
    9.1.16 – JCK – The New Jersey burglaries have all involved cutting power to surveillance cameras and alarm systems before smashing a window or … More Info
  • NJ: WATCH: Masked men rob Brooklawn gas station at gunpoint
    8.29.16 – NJ.com – Police said the gas station attendant managed to hit the panic alarm at 12:48 a.m. but was still robbed by the two men. They pointed guns at him, demanded … More Info
  • NY: Syracuse police: Burglary call leads to man with loaded guns, meth …
    8.30.16 – Syracuse.com – A person called 911 after a burglary alarm sounded around 3:20 a.m. at a home. After the alarm sounded, the person … More Info
  • OR: Deschutes SO K-9 helps catch two burglary suspects
    9.1.16 – KTVZ – Deputies were called around 12:40 a.m. on a report of an audible burglary alarm at an unoccupied home still under … More Info
  • PA: 2 Slate Belt burglaries prompt police to ask for help
    9.2.16 – lehighvalleylive.com – Officers responded about 2 p.m. Thursday to an alarm from a home, police said. Officers found a ladder reaching up to … More Info
  • PA: Antietam Pharmacy robbery suspect considered ‘medically paralyzed’
    9.1.16 – Waynesboro Record Herald – Page 2 of 2 – At that time, Riley told police that he pushed the silent alarm that was near his computer. In the meantime, Kuhn asked for Oxycodone and Riley … More Info
  • PA: Teen recounts harrowing night her mother was murdered
    8.30.16 – Tribune-Review – Sharita Hicks was just 16 when she was jolted awake before 4 a.m. by her home’s burglar alarm and banging sounds of someone breaking down multiple … More Info
  • TX: Burglars bore through wall of business on Agnes Street
    8.29.16 – KIII TV3 – Officers responding to an alarm call found a large hole in the side wall of the business. Near the hole, plaster was chipped away, the tin siding of the building … More Info
  • TX: Two men arrested for aggravated robbery of Lucky Mart
    9.3.16 – KBTX – The robbers had him unlock the door to the store – which then set off the alarm. When the cops arrived, the men ran away…one was carrying a trash can filled … More Info
  • WI: Madison Police respond to shots fired at gas station
    9.3.16 – WMTV – Madison, WI – According to Madison Police, at 3:37am officers were sent to the 7 Eleven to respond to a panic alarm. More Info

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