10-13-14 NESA Monitor

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October 13, 2014

Association Events

  • I.S. BridgeBuilders Mike Fechner Memorial Golf Tournament
    November 5th to benefit the building of a children’s ministry house. Silverhorn Golf Club San Antonio, TX – Tee Off 12:30 PM- Silent Auction 5:30 PM – Dinner 6:30 PM – RSVP Mark Matlock 210-602-0939 or 210-477-1411 or Ruben Fechner 210-831-0883

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Calif. City Wants to Fine Security Firms for False Alarms
    10.9.14 – Security Sales & Integration – Chico, Calif. – A proposed ordinance introduces a zero-tolerance policy, which fines alarm firms for any false dispatches. More Info
  • FL: Coral Gables changes rules for burglar alarms
    10.7.14 – MiamiHerald.com- 23, residents can authorize their alarm company to immediately contact the Coral Gables Police Department for dispatch if the homeowner does not answer on … More Info
  • FL: Coral Gables Launches Quick Response Burglary Prevention Program
    10.9.14 – Security Sales & Integration – Coral Gables police claim enhanced call verification created an artificial delay in officer response times to residential burglaries. More Info
  • GA: Local agencies looking to curtail false alarm calls
    10.11.14 -The Augusta Chronicle- Local agencies are looking to other cities for solutions on cutting down an increasingly high number of false alarm calls. In September, Richmond County … More Info
  • PA: Panic Buttons Installed at Delaware County Schools
    10.6.14 – NBC 10 Philadelphia- In hopes of ensuring the safety of its students and faculty, Delaware County installed a silent alarm system known as The Police Alert for School Safety … More Info

Industry News

  • Video surveillance tech holds a mixed bag of opportunities, challenges for end users
    9.29.14 – Security Info Watch – Industry experts share their thoughts on what the future holds for 2015 and beyond… More Info
  • Tyco IS to expand into small business market
    9.30.14 – Security Info Watch – Company to launch operations in Dallas, Chicago, South Florida and Southern California to start … More Info
  • Demystifying Fiber Optics: Part 1
    10.10.14 – Commercial Integrator – Integrators looking to provide clients with high-bandwidth networks to support high definition and data-heavy content ought to learn the basics of fiber optics. More Info
  • Kidde recalls hard-wired alarm units
    10.7.14 – kentonbee- Kidde, a manufacturer of fire safety products, recently administered a recall to replace three types of hard-wired alarm units after the company discovered the … More Info
  • New Requirements for Smoke Alarms Sold in CA
    10.8.14 – NBC 7 San Diego- Could replacing the battery in your smoke alarm become a thing of the past? Under Senate Bill 745, every new smoke detector sold and installed in California … More Info
  • Two more buys for ASG
    10.8.14 – Security Systems News – Beltsville, MD – Super-regional ASG Security added $150,000 in RMR via two acquisitions in two different regions of the country. ASG’s Bob Ryan said the commercial business “came roaring back in 2014.” More Info
  • Verification Does Much More Than Cut False Security Alarms
    10.8.14 – Security Sales & Integration – How audio and video verification can prepare police responders. More Info

State & National News

  • FCC Chairman Proposes a 5G Wireless Study
    10.2.14 – Eweek – Tom Wheeler is proposing that the FCC undertake an in-depth study to find out if the existing high-band spectrum can support next-generation 5G services. More Info
  • AT&T ‘Crammed’ the Wrong Customer’s Mobile Phone Bill
    10.8.14 – Eweek – NEWS ANALYSIS: Companies as well as individuals should start auditing their cell phone bills to see if they are victims of “cramming”–the practice of padding bills with unauthorized charges. More Info

Business Tips

  • Top Technologies for Business Transformation
    10.6.14 – CIO Insight – Today’s innovations promise to change the way tomorrow’s business gets done. Find out what the biggest ones are, along with the associated challenges. More Info
  • Companies Don’t Tell Staff About BYOD Issues
    10.6.14 – Baseline – Sixty-four percent of IT pros surveyed said there is no official BYOD policy at their organization, and nothing has been communicated to staff about BYOD. That’s up from 43 percent last year. More Info
  • Employees Aren’t Happy With Recognition Programs
    10.9.14 – Baseline – While most employees surveyed said their company does recognize good work, a significant number of them are not happy about how their organization handles recognition and rewards. More Info
  • Security Pros Are Unable to Deter, Detect Insider Threats
    10.8.14 – Baseline – Sixty-one percent of security pros surveyed said they lack the ability to deter an insider threat. Another 59 percent admitted they don’t even have the ability to detect an insider threat. More Info
  • Training and the Millennial Generation
    10.6.14 – If you haven’t noticed, the workforce is increasingly growing with people of the millennial generation. People like me, that’s right, I’m a millennial. More Info

Fire News

  • AL: Smoke alarm credited for saving lives in Birmingham house fire
    10.8.14 – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com- The Birmingham Battalion Chief says he thinks the family’s smoke alarm saved their lives. “A working smoke detector alerted them that there was smoke in the … More Info
  • CA: Electrical short prompts evacuation of Oviatt Library
    10.8.14 – Daily Sundial- A fire alarm sounded at the Oviatt library after an electrical short occured in the motor that powered the main elevators in the library. More Info
  • CA: Man dies after SF firefighters respond to carbon monoxide alarm
    10.8.14 – KTVU San Francisco- A 95-year-old man died after firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm in San Francisco’s Parkside neighborhood early Wednesday morning, fire … More Info
  • OH: Cleveland police investigating fights outside Max Hayes High …
    10.8.14 – The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com- A large fight broke out outside Max Hayes High School Tuesday afternoon after two false fire alarms were pulled. More Info
  • OR: Hillsboro kitchen apartment fire displaces four families
    10.12.14 – KATU- A nearby neighbor heard the smoke alarm and brought over a fire extinguisher, the two put out the fire out on the stove, but couldn’t stop it from spreading to the …More Info
  • SC: Beaufort teen reports fire, saves home
    10.10.14 – The State- Battery Creek High School sophomore Tyrik Kelly, 15, was walking to the school bus early Oct. 7, 2014, when he smelled smoke and heard a fire alarm. More Info
  • SC: Clothes dryer causes fire at detention center
    10.8.14 – WCBD- … the St. Andrews Fire Department responded to the Al Cannon Detention Center on Leeds Ave just before 6 p.m. Tuesday evening after a fire alarm went off. More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Daily Dispatch, Oct. 6, 2014
    10.7.14 – Benton Courier- •Deputies responded to an alarm from a home motion detector but found the home secure. •A motor vehicle accident on Congo Road required a call to a natural … More Info
  • CA: Surveillance video captures brazen mountain lion on SJ …
    10.8.14 – abc7news.com- After the motion detector alarm on his surveillance camera went off, David Tang reviewed his video and saw the animal standing on his car. “People walk around … More Info
  • DC: Burglars hit four homes in Washington area that police said was …
    10.11.14 – Washington Post- Some things worked in favor of whomever broke into the McKinley residence: The family dog was not home, and an alarm system was not set. The occupant … More Info
  • DC: DC. attorney outraged when cops accuse handyman of robbery
    10.10.14 – New York Daily News- Later, police would realize there wasn’t even a robbery: The call to police was made atomically by a resident’s home alarm system because the homeowner … More Info
  • DC: Police investigating burglary stop man
    10.7.14 – Washington Post- D.C. police recently stopped a man while responding to a call about a burglary alarm in Northwest Washington. Jody Westby, a neighborhood resident who … More Info
  • DE: Two Lewes men charged in Dagsboro home invasion
    10.11.14 – Cape Gazette- … to leave the home at a specific time and text Holmes who remained; Connor and Kashner came through a rear door by silencing the alarm, Fournier said. More Info
  • FL: PSL Police: Burglar Alarm Fails After Thieves Cut the Phone Line
    10.7.14 – WPEC- Once inside the suspect immediately works on disabling the phone line and alarm system. The suspect is then seen aggressively using the crow bar to pry open … More Info
  • FL: Riviera Beach woman tried to extort new owner of foreclosed home …
    10.6.14 – Sun Sentinel- It started when police responded to a house alarm on Sept. 14. The house appeared to be empty and in disarray. More Info
  • FL: Augustine man arrested for burglary
    10.8.14 – First Coast News- Just after 2 a.m., an alarm went off at Sonny’s deputies said. When they arrived, deputies and a store manager found … More Info
  • FL: Thief forces Game Stop clerk to undress, robs store
    10.8.14 – Local 10- … the heat takes off the cash from the register, and then heads out the emergency exit, which triggers the alarm. Police … More Info
  • GA: Second arrest made in cigar burglary
    10.7.14 – Henry Herald- 10 about 1:14 a.m. to the shop in reference to a burglar alarm activation. The responding officer said the front door had been broken and a large rock was just … More Info
  • ID: Police investigate string of coffee stand break-ins
    10.7.14 – KIVI-TV- According to reports, officers responded to a burglar alarm at the Java Express around 3:30 a.m. It appeared that someone tried to break … More Info
  • IN: Osceola police chase began after alarm call
    10.6.14 – Fox 28- The press release said deputies responded to an alarm call of a suspected burglary at the Forest River Cardinal plant around 3:30 Monday morning. When the … More Info
  • LA: Man with crowbar caught on video trying to break through Marrero …
    10.7.14 – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com- Deputies were summoned to Folse Pharmacy when an alarm was activated Sunday morning. A deputy entered the store and heard a … More Info
  • MS: Teenager charged in school burglary
    10.7.14 – WTVA- Tupelo police say Katavius Stewart, 18, was arrested by authorities responding to an alarm at the school. Investigators say the officers notice Stewart walking … More Info
  • NC: Man takes law into own hands during home break-in
    10.7.14 – WCNC- A resounding alarm caused Omar Dingle to jump to defense Sunday morning at his girlfriend’s home. According to the police report, Hector … More Info
  • NC: Photos of attempted armed robbery released by police
    10.7.14 – StarNewsOnline.com- When the trio realized the robbery alarm had been activated, they fled from the business on foot, WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley said. More Info
  • NJ: Burglary suspect dead after hitting police officer with car on Route 4 …
    10.8.14 – News 12 New Jersey- Two police officers were responding for a burglar alarm when they noticed the rear door of one of the businesses had been … More Info
  • NY: Albany-Dougherty Police, EMS and Fire Reports – Oct. 10, 2014
    10.10.14 – The Albany Herald- Alarm system activations. More Info
  • NY: Police Report: Burglar hits Harvest Drive, Bronx man charged with ...
    10.8.14 – Scarsdale10583.com- yard Burglary on Harvest Drive: Police rushed to a house in response to an activated burglar alarm shortly after 7 p.m., Oct. 4. Investigation found a … More Info
  • NY: Robbers steal $35K in cigarettes, cash from Westbury grocery store
    10.12.14 – New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV- … in Westbury, was closed and secured by a male employee at 12:30 a.m. When the same employee returned at 7:15 a.m., he noticed the alarm was already off. More Info
  • NY: Store burglar winds up with empty box
    10.8.14 – Brooklyn Daily- A burglar thought he was slick breaking into a Smith Street clothing store and turning off the alarm on Sept. 28, but all he got away with was an empty box, … More Info
  • NY: Teen charged with criminal mischief after kicking in door
    10.8.14 – Utica Observer Dispatch- The suspect allegedly kicked in the front door of a residence at around 1 a.m. in order to alarm those inside and then ran when they answered the door, police … More Info
  • ON: Windsor man charged with break-in attempt
    10.8.14 – Press & Sun-Bulletin- Deputies responding to a house alarm found John Barrett-Mudge, 24, using a pry bar and a hammer to try to enter the rear of the house, … More Info
  • PA: Hours after break-in, man returns and confesses to crime
    10.7.14 – LancasterOnline- The store was closed at the time of the incident. Authorities discovered the break-in after responding to an alarm at the business. Officials said Weaver entered … More Info
  • TN: Benton Co. deputies link suspect to numerous burglaries
    10.8.14 – WBBJ-TV- Numerous alarm calls to The River convenience store on Oct. 1 led deputies to Lesslie and a younger relative. “He called in other units, and they searched the … More Info
  • TX: Burglary suspect is familiar face to Dallas police
    10.8.14 – WFAA- “We believe he did something to our alarm, because the alarm has always worked.” The men left after one of Kost’s employees encountered them in a back … More Info
  • TX: Business owner catches burglar, holds him until police arrive
    10.8.14 – KTRK-TV- The owner of the company says he received a call of a burglary alarm going off around 1:00am this morning. He went to the … More Info
  • TX: Business owner holds suspected burglar at gunpoint
    10.8.14 – KHOU- Police said a business owner’s alarm went off, and he quickly arrived at the business to find two men inside. One of the men ran away, but the business owner … More Info
  • TX: Injured intruder released from hospital, arrested
    10.8.14 – Amarillo.com- Police said the homeowner awoke to the sound of the alarm and armed himself with a handgun. The homeowner allegedly found Brawner trying to break in … More Info
  • TX: Man shot in overnight burglary attempt
    10.6.14 – ConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVII- APD respond to a burglary alarm to find one man shot by the homeowner after he… More Info
  • WA: Man charged in Forks burglary may be linked to armed robbery on …
    10.10.14 – Peninsula Daily- A janitor reporting to work Sunday discovered an alarm box had been torn down and phone lines had been cut to the bar, police said in court papers. Another … More Info

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