10-2-17 NESA Monitor

Association Events (click on the Link for more info)

10-18-17 – MDBFAA- FARA Joint Meeting – Columbia, MD

10-26&27-17- TBFAA Annual Convention & Trade Show – Montgomery TX

Public Safety Updates

  • NC: Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) Adopted in Union County …
    9.30.17 – Security Sales & Integration – ASAP automates communication between alarm monitoring central stations and 911 centers, resulting in improved accuracy and speed of emergency response. More Info
  • ON: Service fees contribute to drop in false fire alarms
    9.27.17 – 680 News – Once seen as an unacceptable strain on resources, the number of false alarms Toronto firefighters are responding to has now dropped dramatically. The reason: …More Info
  • WV: Wheeling Police issue reminder to register burglar alarm systems
    9.28.17 – WTOV Steubenville – The program was launched on Oct. 1, 2016, with a goal to reduce false alarm calls and ease the burden on the Wheeling Police Department’s Patrol Division. More Info

Industry News

  • Dynamark Buys Buckeye Protective to Expand Central Station …
    9.26.17 – Security Sales & Integration – Founded in 1975, Dynamark Security Centers supports independent alarm dealers with comprehensive monitoring services as well as account purchases, … More Info
  • Nest takes step into home security
    9.25.17 – San Francisco – MONI named exclusive monitoring partner. Nest announced on Sept. 20 that it would expand more into security, adding a variety of security-related products to the company’s portfolio. The company is exclusively partnering with MONI Smart Security for professional monitoring at launch. More Info

State & National News

  • ADT burglar alarm stayed silent while I was being robbed
    9.26.17 – The Guardian – I was burgled recently and lost my laptop and PlayStation. My home alarm was on and in working condition (confirmed by ADT), but it didn’t activate despite … More Info
  • Fresno State Students to Receive PERS Pendants
    9.28.17 – Campus Safety Magazine – Campus Housing Director Erin Boele tells KFSN-TV, an ABC affiliate, the alarm devices are especially welcomed by students who walk to night classes. More Info
  • News Poll: Harmful alarm ordinances worry security companies
    9.20.17 – Yarmouth, ME – In order to combat false alarms, some municipalities—most recently with Sandy Springs, Ga.—seek to bring false alarm fines to alarm companies, and 70 percent of respondents to SSN’s latest News Poll say that this can be a big problem for the industry. More Info

Business Tips

  • How to Use Emergency Call Lists to Bump Your Bottom Line
    9.26.17 – Security Sales & Integration – You probably also understand how critical it is to have an emergency call list that may be able to respond in the event of an alarm. However, do you realize the … More Info
  • Are Smart Homes Good for Your Clients’ Brains?
    9.26.17 – CEPro – Home automation systems satisfy neurological, physiological and psychological instincts in humans, including stress reduction and fulfillment of immediate gratification. More Info
  • Why Buy Into Buying Groups
    9.26.17 – CEPro – Working on the prestigious project was a ‘point of excellence’ for SkyTheater, a company that combines aircraft expertise with an entertainment industry background to create luxury in-flight entertainment for personal jets. More Info
  • Integration Expert Explains the Art of Cable Fishing
    9.29.17 – Security Sales & Integration – This system is especially helpful for those tight spots around door and window openings when installing alarm contacts. Learn to use this and save your …More Info

Fire & EMS News

  • AK: Police & Fire Blotter Sept. 2-23
    9.30.17 – Skagwaynews – Fire Department personnel responded to an automated fire alarm. Dispatch worked with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to locate an overdue traveler. More Info
  • AZ: 40 Sky Harbor flights diverted after fire alarm
    9.25.17 – AZCentral.com – More than 40 flights headed to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport were temporarily diverted Sunday morning after an alarm went off in an air traffic control. More Info
  • CA: Fire destroys cabin at Echo Lake
    9.29.17 – Sierra Sun – Lake Valley Fire Protection District responded to a residential fire alarm call on the north shore of Echo Lake around 5:50 a.m. Wednesday. The sole occupant of … More Info
  • IL: Authorities Investigate Blaze At Fox Valley Ice Arena
    9.26.17 – Patch.com – Authorities and fire crews were called to the ice arena at about 6:26 a.m. on Sunday after a fire alarm went off, according to a … More Info
  • IL: Police Briefs, Sept. 26, 2017
    9.26.17 – McDonough Voice – 13 at 8:14 p.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in the Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center. No smoke or fire was … More Info
  • KS: Man arrested in double homicide was once convicted of murder
    9.26.17 – WIBW – Police also evacuated residents and called fire crews, due to an alarm going off inside the building. It’s not clear if any fire was actually found. TPD said officers … More Info
  • MA: Mattapoisett Police Log, Sept. 17-23
    10.1.17 – Wicked Local Rochester – 11:53 a.m.: A fire alarm was reported. … More Info
  • MA: Police briefs: Week of 9/26
    9.26.17 – Tufts Daily – 18 at 11:51 a.m., the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report of a fire alarm at the ATO of Massachusetts house. More Info
  • MT: Helena Police Department incidents reported Wednesday, Sept. 27
    9.28.17 – Helena Independent Record – At 5:53 a.m. officers were called to investigate a false fire alarm at a building. Helena Fire Department personnel determined an alarm … More Info
  • NY: World Trade Center Leak: AC Rupture Triggers Alarm System
    9.27.17 – Patch.com – Tribeca, NY – An air conditioning leak on the 88th floor of the World Trade Center has been contained after triggering the alarm system, building officials said. More Info
  • OH: For the record: Meigs County Sheriff’s Office
    9.26.17 – Daily Sentinel – EMS assist – Deputy Snoke responded to a residence with EMS after receiving a call from a medical alarm company. When EMS units arrived, they observed a … More Info
  • OH: Security Report
    9.30.17 – The Oberlin Review – 7:10 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at a Goldsmith Village Housing Unit. Smoke from overheated cooking … More Info
  • PA: Police Logs 9-26
    .26.17 – Clearfield Progress – Police responded to an alarm at the Hyde Wesleyan Church… More Info

Crime News

  • AR: 1 suspect caught, another wanted in middle school burglary
    9.28.17 – KATV – … another in the early morning burglary of a middle school. At 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to Cloverdale Magnet Middle School for a burglar alarm. More Info
  • AR: Police: Computers stolen in break-in at Little Rock center that assists …
    9.26.17 – Arkansas Online – Officers responded about 5:40 a.m. to an alarm at the Center for Healing Hearts and Spirits that assists … More Info
  • AZ: Police investigating two business break-ins
    9.29.17 – Payson Roundup – The business’ alarm company notified the owner who came down around 1:20 a.m. to find the damage, but the thief had already fled the scene, said Police Chief … More Info
  • CA: Bakersfield Police looking for jewelry store burglars
    9.29.17 – KERO 23ABC News – On September 26, 2017 at 4:16 a.m., officers with the Bakersfield Police Department were dispatched to an audible burglary alarm at Fabrie Jewelers … More Info
  • CA: He broke into a shop and left his car, police say. Atwater officers …
    9.30.17 – Merced Sun-Star – … Atwater Boulevard showed two men arrive in a green 2009 Toyota Camry before breaking a window and opening a door, police said. After an alarm sounded, … More Info
  • CA: Man guilty of torching his boss’ house
    9.28.17 – The Daily Post – In late November 2015, someone wearing a mask and a striped shirt triggered the alarm at HanaHaus by trying to get in with a key, but typing in the wrong key .. More Info
  • CA: Oroville Check Into Cash robbery suspect arrested in Sutter County
    9.26.17 – KRCRTV.COM – … 12:00 p.m., Oroville police officers were dispatched to Check into Cash, regarding a silent hold-up alarm. Oroville … More Info
  • CA: Sheriff’s Report: Incidents in and around Saratoga Sept. 11-17
    9.29.17 – The Mercury News – … of a residence after forcing open a side garage door, activating the home alarm system and scaring off the suspects. More Info
  • CA: Thieves in smash-and-grab heist take ‘iconic’ museum gems
    9.29.17 – The San Diego Union-Tribune – All the other times the alarm tripped at the Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Museum, it was, well, a false alarm. Still, when the alarm notification came early that Sunday … More Info
  • CA: Traffic stop nets burglary suspect
    9.29.17 – The Bakersfield Californian – The string of events started at 4:16 a.m. Tuesday when BPD officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm at Fabrie Jewelers and discovered … More Info
  • CO: Loveland man shoots fireworks at police, ignites own house and kills …
    9.27.17 – Fort Morgan Times – The incident began about 8:40 p.m. Monday, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, when the department received a call from an alarm company … More Info
  • CO: Robber Arrested By Aurora Police Outside Bank
    9.30.17 – CBS Local – Aurora dispatch received a robbery alarm from the Chase Bank at 5:07 p.m. Friday. Forrest said several officers were already in close … More Info
  • CT: Fairfield Police Blotter
    9.28.17 – Minuteman News Center – 25 at 1:13 a.m., Fairfield Police responded to an alarm at Enterprise Rent-A-Car after the alarm company reported a front door and … More Info
  • CT: Norwalk Police Nab Suspect At The Scene Of Break-In At Cellphone …
    9.28.17 – Norwalk Daily Voice – Norwalk, Conn. – Officers responding to an overnight alarm at an AT&T Store found the glove-wearing suspect walking out of the parking … More Info
  • CT: Southington police arrest suspect in bank robbery, kidnapping
    9.26.17 – Meriden Record-Journal – … turns and engaging police in pursuit. On June 18, police received a call for a hold up alarm at the People’s Bank located inside Stop and Shop. More Info
  • DC: Police search for 4 suspects in attempted AMT robbery at Nats Park
    9.29.17 – WJLA – Washington (ABC7) — DC police are looking for four people believed to have driven a Uhaul into an ATM in an attempted burglary at Nationals Park early … More Info
  • DC: VIDEO: 2 people wanted for brazen armed robbery at convenience …
    9.29.17 – WJLA – When officers arrived at the Citibank branch, the witnesses who had gone outside after sounding the alarm pointed out the suspect who was getting into a black … More Info
  • DE: Police Investigating Harrington Gas Station Burglary
    9.29.17 – WBOC TV 16 – According to police, the incident occurred around 2:40 a.m. Friday when an alarm was activated and received by the Kent County Emergency Operations Center … More Info
  • FL: Accused chainsaw-thieving burglar sought by Port St. Lucie police
    9.26.17 – TCPalm – About 10 p.m. Thursday, police went to Treasure Coast Lawn Equipment after an alarm, a report states. More Info
  • FL: Surveillance shows 2-night heist costing car dealership $180K
    9.28.17 – WJXT Jacksonville – According to time codes on the surveillance video, the burglars were inside the building Tuesday night for two hours without the alarms sounding. News4Jax … More Info
  • GA: $168K in cellphones, cash stolen from Metro PCS store
    9.28.17 – Atlanta Journal Constitution – The cellphone store’s alarm system was disabled after an employee set it the night before, police said. A small safe in the store that contained keys to phone … More Info
  • GA: Burglary reported on Windscape Drive
    9.27.17 – Covington News – Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) officers responded to the home in reference to a burglary alarm showing rear door, interior motion and garage door, … More Info
  • KS: Maize police, K-9s continue search for missing woman
    9.28.17 – KWCH – “We believe she was at her parents,’ probably to do laundry that day or to pick up an item, and when she got here, she tripped the alarm on the house and … More Info
  • LA: Break-in at a Monroe AT&T store
    9.25.17 – Knoe.com – … which came out recently. They say all the phones are stored in a 3,000 lb. safe. They say the alarm system brought Monroe Police to the scene in minutes. More Info
  • MA: Police name suspects in ATM removals
    9.30.17 – Berkshire Eagle – 20, someone cut the wires at the back of the Legion post building, disabling the alarm and phone lines into the club, according to club manager Martha Read. More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire
    9.26.17 – Gloucester Daily Times – 1:45 p.m.: A burglar alarm sound at Plum Cove School. The alarm proved to be false. 12:48 a.m.: An 18-year-old Vermont woman and a 15-year-old juvenile … More Info
  • MA: Rochester Police Log, Sept. 17-23
    9.27.17 – Wicked Local Rochester – 8:57 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. 11:16 a.m.: A traffic hazard. 1:49 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on … More Info
  • MD: Police seek public’s help in the burglary of a firearms store in Clear …
    9.27.17 – WCBC Radio – Shortly before 3:00 a.m. on September 23, 2017, an alarm company notified the Hagerstown Barrack of an alarm at the Clear Spring Gun Shop, in the … More Info
  • ME: Winter Harbor Police Log Sept. 28
    9.27.17 – The Ellsworth American – The alarm was canceled prior to the officers’ arrival. Police assisted Maine State Police and several fire departments in closing down in Sullivan on Aug. More Info
  • MI: Suspect caught minutes after attempted armed robbery
    9.26.17 – Port Huron Times Herald – … at around 6:25 p.m. The subject, he said, demanded money at knifepoint but “was scared off when the employee hit the panic alarm.”. More Info
  • MN: Meeker County Sheriff Report 9/27/17
    9.28.17 – Crow River Media – On the 27th at 2:22 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm. The deputy checked the building and property and could not … More Info
  • MO: Bevo neighborhood businesses damaged after break-ins
    9.29.17 – KMOV.com – “They saw it was empty, I think the alarm probably scared them and they walked out,” the owner said. Back at Yapi’s the thief got away with almost no money but … More Info
  • MO: Cahokia Police need help identifying subject of bank robbery
    9.25.17 – fox2now.com – An alert teller at the next teller’s window noticed something peculiar and sounded the silent alarm. Police arrived within two minutes of the alarm being activated … More Info
  • MO: Gautier burglary suspects wanted
    9.28.17 – STLtoday.com – For your crime of the week here is some video of what appears to be two people walking into a Gautier home and then running out when the alarm system goes … More Info
  • MO: More Charges Filed in Burglary, Theft Spree
    9.30.17 – The Missourian – Stotts also was arrested Aug. 13 during a burglary at Hoffmann’s Towing where St. Clair police were notified after he tripped an alarm. He was in possession of a … More Info
  • MO: Sunset Hills homeowner stunned to see masked intruder in her home
    9.27.17 – kplr11.com – “My first reaction was I called my husband and told him he needs to activate our alarm,” Holden-Ried said. “We’ve lived here for a year and just haven’t gotten … More Info
  • MS: Juvenile tried stripping wire from a Biloxi cellphone tower. It didn’t …
    9.28.17 – The Sun Herald – … after police officers say they found him hiding on the property where a cellphone tower had been damaged and an alarm system activated. More Info
  • MS: Suspect sought in Jasper County home invasion
    9.26.17 – WTOK – 21, about 5:30 p.m. but ran away when a burglar alarm sounded. The homeowner captured images of the suspect on camera but police need help identifying the … More Info
  • NC: Man Robs Burlington Convenience Store With Gun: Police
    9.27.17 – WFMY News 2 – Police responded to Dave’s Mini Mart around 6 a.m. because of a silent hold-up alarm. The clerk told officers that a man with a covered face … More Info
  • NC: McDowell deputy says pair unlawfully living in woman’s home
    9.28.17 – WLOS – Deputy David Jones, who responded to an alarm call from a home, said he discovered a broken window and evidence that people … More Info
  • NE: Norfolkan arrested in Friday burglary
    9.29.17 – Norfolk Daily News – Mike Bauer with the Norfolk Police Division said officers responded to the alarm at about 1:36 a.m. and discovered a hole in the side of the west wall of the … More Info
  • NM: Woman dies after being struck by deputy in Placitas
    9.29.17 – Albuquerque Journal – Around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, a Sandoval County Sheriff’s deputy was called to the neighborhood to investigate a burglary alarm at a nearby house. While the … More Info
  • NM: Woman dies after being struck by deputy in Placitas
    9.30.17 – Albuquerque Journal – Around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, a Sandoval County Sheriff’s deputy was called to the neighborhood to investigate a burglary alarm at a nearby house. While the … More Info
  • NY: Tires Slashed; Knife Used in Tenant Fight| Mount Kisco Police Blotter
    9.26.17 – Patch.com – … to a business on an activated burglar alarm. The premises were secure and the alarm apparently sounded in error. More Info
  • OH: Lights & Sirens: Car hits cow
    9.26.17 – Bucyrus Telegraph Forum – A false alarm was investigated… More Info
  • OH: Lights & Sirens: Several bikes stolen
    9.27.17 – Bucyrus Telegraph Forum – Officers responded to an alarm …. More Info
  • OH: Police investigate break-ins at 3 Dayton cell phone stores
    9.28.17 – WDTN – Dayton, Ohio – Police are investigate reported break-ins at three Dayton cell phone stores. Security and alarm companies called about the three … More Info
  • OH: Step-N-Style thief comes down roof, but has trouble getting back up
    10.1.17 – WHIO – It took a would-be thief three tries to get out of Step-N-Style while the alarm was blaring inside the store. Dayton police were dispatched at 4:40 a.m. Saturday to … More Info
  • PA: Teens burglarize Harrisburg home
    9.29.17 – FOX43.com – Around 1:30 in the afternoon Wednesday, September 27th, police were dispatched to a burglar alarm call at a house, … More Info
  • SC: Authorities ID men facing charges after homeowner shoots at thieves
    9.29.17 – Index-Journal – When they arrived, a homeowner told deputies he went outside after his home alarm woke him up, the report said. When he stepped outside, the homeowner … More Info
  • SC: Deputies identify men arrested for burglary after manhunt in …
    9.28.17 – wpde.com – Their arrests come after, according to a news release, deputies responded to an alarm call at a home on Tuesday. Upon arrival, a … More Info
  • SC: Hardeeville burglars cut through roof, spend days in business before …
    9.27.17 – Island Packet – Surveillance video showed the burglars spent several days in the building or entered the building multiple times before the alarm was activated early Monday … More Info
  • SC: Man Accused of Setting Fires at Downtown Columbia Apartments
    9.27.17 – WLTX.com – Initially, firefighters responded to the scene for an activated fire alarm on the 11th floor. Residents self-evacuated for a short time as Columbia Fire Department … More Info
  • SC: Two accused of assaulting, robbing Orangeburg veteran
    9.27.17 – The Tand D.com – He said when he reached for his alarm button around his neck, one suspect called out, “Let’s get out of here, he is about to press that button,” according to the … More Info
  • SC: Two suspects charged following Florence County burglary, manhunt
    9.28.17 – SCNow – The arrests followed a deputy’s response to an alarm call. When the deputy arrived the deputy noticed the home had been entered and saw … More Info
  • TX: Ardmore PD trailer theft investigation leads to arrest of one man …
    9.26.17 – KXII-TV – Also on Wednesday, a burglary alarm went off at Tractor Supply Company in Ardmore. When police arrived the suspect was gone, but his truck and Thompson’s … More Info
  • VA: Investigation continues into death of former Richmonder and …
    9.30.17 – Richmond.com – They also noticed cameras around the property and were told by the alarm company that from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, the cameras were receiving data but no images … More Info
  • VA: Surveillance video shows Hopewell burglary suspect shatter glass …
    9.27.17 – wtvr.com – Police said at around at 3:45 a.m. officers responded to an alarm at the Family Dollar. Upon arrival, officer discovered the front glass … More Info
  • WV: Police seek public’s assistance in identifying suspect in commercial …
    9.28.17 – Jackson County Newspapers – Hopewell – On Sept. 25, at 3:45 a.m., officers responded to the Family Dollar in reference to an alarm activation. Responding … More Info

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