10-24-16 NESA Monitor

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October 24, 2016

Association Events

  • 10-26-16 – TBFAA Golf Event – 
    Waterview Golf Club – Rockwall, TX
  • 10-27&28-16 – TBFAA Convention & Trade Show –
    Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, Rockwall TX

Door to Door Sales

  • Door-to-door home alarm salesman accused of fraud
    10.18.16 – KUTV 2News – Brigham City, UT – Back in August, Margie and Leon Jensen say a man knocked on their door claiming something was wrong with their home alarm .. More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • Kensington hoping to cut number of false calls coming into department
    10.20.16 – The Guardian Charlottetown – According to the Kensington Police’s own statistics, false alarms account for about five per cent of the total volume of calls it receives. Usually such calls are … More Info

Industry News

  • COPS credits dedicated staff for 12.4-second response times during …
    10.18.16 – SecurityInfoWatch – “When your home, business, or family is threatened with something as dangerous as a Hurricane, the last thing on most people’s mind is alarm response times,” … More Info
  • Why EPS Also Stands for Exceptional Processing of Signals
    10.19.16 – Security Sales & Integration – “EPS has grown to have a major presence in their market,” says Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) Managing Director Ron Walters. “Honestly, if we could … More Info
  • D-Link launches smart smoke detector
    10.20.16 – Telecompaper – Engineered with a built-in, distinctive audio alarm that alerts the moment smoke is detected, the Smoke Detector provides around-the-clock monitoring and can .. More Info
  • Select Security acquires three companies
    10.19.16 – Lancaster, Pa.—Select Security, a super regional security company based here, recently completed the purchase of Owensboro, Ky.-based Level 5 Systems, Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Sea Dog Security, and Charlotte, N.C.-based Guardian Systems, adding three new branch offices, and expanding into the North and South Carolina markets. More Info

State & National News

  • Most Organizations Will Abandon Passwords Within 5 Years
    10.17.16 – SIA – A new survey found that 69 percent of organizations are likely to do away with passwords within the next five years. More Info
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  • New Guidance Lays Out HIPAA Obligations for Cloud
    10.17.16 – SIA – The Department of Health and Human Services has published new guidance on complying with HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules when using cloud computing technology. More Info
  • J.D. Power Reveals Results of Inaugural Home Security Satisfaction Report
    10.20.16 – SSI – Costa Mesa, Calif — J.D. Power’s inaugural Home Security Satisfaction Report reveals that poor customer service will send home security customers to another provider regardless of their overall satisfaction level. More Info
  • Lack of Sleep May Impair Facial Recognition
    10.20.16 – SIA – Lack of proper sleep may impact the accuracy of facial identification, according to a new study. More Info
  • Why Handguns Are the New Home Security
    10.19.16 – SIA – A new study of gun ownership in the United States notes a shift: Americans are increasingly interested in handguns, the types of small weapons that are easily hidden and used for self-defense, rather than rifles and shotguns used for hunting and shooting sports. More Info
  • Americans Have Poor Insight on Crime Rates
    10.19.16 – SIA – A poll found that 69 percent of U.S. voters think there is more crime in the country than there was two decades ago, with 43 percent saying there is “much more” crime and 26 percent saying there is “somewhat more” crime. But data proves them wrong. More Info

Business Tips

  • 26 Business Management Tips You Need to Put Into Action Now
    10.21.16 – CI – Charging higher prices to referral clients, sharing only 50 percent of a project’s profit windfall, and putting a ceiling on wages for every position in your company are just some tangible business tips from other integrator pros. More Info
  • Read This Before Answering Your Next Access Control RFP
    10.20.16 – CI – Standalone or integrated access control systems could add a profitable new page to your portfolio, provided you understand everything that’s involved. Here are some areas that may act as speed bumps along the way. More Info

Fire News

  • FL: Madison Fire Rescue responds to 62 calls in September
    10.20.16 – Madison County Carrier – MFR responded to five fire alarms within the city, and one inside Madison County. There was also one call pertaining to a CO alarm in the city. Four calls were … More Info
  • KS: Electrical fire call false alarm
    10.17.16 – Emporia Gazette – The Emporia Fire Department was called at 12:09 p.m. Sunday for a report of an electrical fire. Upon arrival, firemen found no … More Info
  • MA: Spring Street Blues
    10.18.16 – The Williams record – 8:59 a.m. Hopkins Hall: The fire alarm was activated. There was no apparent cause for the alarm but the system would not reset. The on-call electrician was … More Info
  • ME: Fire alarm malfunction shuts down high school during Homecoming …
    10.18.16 – Boothbay Register – Boothbay Region High School was evacuated Friday afternoon during Homecoming weekend when a malfunction of the school’s fire alarm system was … More Info
  • MN: Lonsdale police report for Oct. 9-15
    10.19.16 – Southernminn.com – Received report of an ongoing fire alarm going off inside a vacant home on First Avenue Northeast. Officer made contact with contractor and advised of alarm. More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Man accused of breaking Sixth Avenue business door, stealing …
    10.20.16 – The Decatur Daily – Police responded to a business alarm and found the front door shattered at Fuel Zone, around 2:30 a.m., according to a release from Det. More Info
  • AL: Police Report for Oct. 19
    10.19.16 – Gadsden Times – Gadsden police responded to a burglar alarm at a convenience store at about 3 a.m. Wednesday. They found someone … More Info
  • AR: Sheriff: Burglars Drive Truck Into Sequoyah County Store, Steal ATM
    10.19.16 – 5newsonline.com – According to Sheriff Ron Lockhart, at 4:07 a.m. the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department received an alarm call to Sparks Store… More Info
  • AZ: Suspect in Tucson jewelry store break-in arrested
    10.20.16 – KVOA Tucson News – Deputies say an alarm was triggered at Trinity Diamonds early Oct. 8. Upon their arrival, deputies found someone had used a rock to break the front door glass … More Info
  • CA: 2 suspects sought in burglary of pizza restaurant
    10.23.16 – KRON4.com – Officers responded at 5:47 a.m. to the Round Table Pizza at 1285 Linda Mar Shopping Center when an alarm went off. When the officers arrived they found that … More Info
  • CA: Cops responding to security alarm find world’s cutest culprits: puppies
    10.19.16 – SFGate – Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a residential home alarm system on Tuesday discovered two unusual perps: a couple of very fluffy, very … More Info
  • CA: KCSO seeks suspect from July school burglary
    10.20.16 – Hanford Sentinel – The sheriff’s office said deputies responded to a burglary alarm at the Lakeside Union Elementary School. Deputies found a … More Info
  • CA: Pharmacy gets robbed
    10.22.16 – Santa Monica Daily Press – Officers responded to a radio call for service at Drugtown Pharmacy, in regards to an audible burglary alarm. When officers arrived, they … More Info
  • CA: Police log: Oct. 8-14
    10.18.16 – Napa Valley Register – 1435 — Officers responded to an alarm sounding. Officers located the alarm, found the building to be secure and the alarm was … More Info
  • CO: Deputies respond to stolen vehicle, female walking down roadway
    10.22.16 – Journal Advocate – … in reference to a female walking down the roadway. At 11:33 p.m., deputies were dispatched in reference to a burglary alarm. More Info
  • CO: Deputies respond to suspicious incident, burglary alarms
    10.20.16 – Journal Advocate – At 12:15 a.m., deputies responded to a burglary alarm . … More Info
  • CO: Firestone man charged in armed bank robbery
    10.19.16 – Longmont Times-Call – According to his arrest affidavit, Firestone police were dispatched at 9:25 a.m. Oct. 12 to a holdup alarm at Northstar Bank. A teller told … More Info
  • CO: Intruders leave trail of ATM parts after robbery attempt
    10.20.16 – The Daily Progress – Online police reports say officers were sent to the store shortly after 4 a.m. when a burglar alarm went off. The intruders had taken off before police arrived. More Info
  • CO: Thieves Crash Into Vape Store, Steal Thousands In Products
    10.19.16 – CBS Local – “I know that we lock the door every night and I know that we set an alarm,” said Fulgham. “What do we do to keep them from driving a car into the shop? I don’t … More Info
  • FL: HCSO looking for TV thieves in white van
    10.18.16 – WTSP.com – Three suspects were able to disable the security alarm and stole 18 large television sets and two safes, loading them into an unknown white van according to … More Info
  • GA: Suspect in Columbus arrested after allegedly shooting officer
    10.22.16 – 11alive.com – He was one of three officers who entered the home in response to a burglary alarm, the Ledger-Enquirer reports. When he entered the bedroom, police believe … More Info
  • GA: Thieves smash SUV into store, target Timberlands
    10.19.16 – 11alive.com – The store’s alarm notified police of the break-in at 5:29 am. Loading… of. Autoplay Pause Show Thumbnails Show Captions. Witnesses told police the SUV … More Info
  • IL: Burglar Throws Rocks Through Windows of 103rd Street Businesses …
    10.18.16 – DNAinfo – Police recommend businesses have a working alarm system and keep a few lights on after hours. Anyone with more information is asked to call detectives at … More Info
  • IN: IMPD officer credited for saving the life of burglary suspect
    10.18.16 – WISH-TV – Police responded to an alarm call at an electrical construction company called LE Meyers on Sunday. “They started asking for other … More Info
  • IN: Indianapolis police credited with saving suspect’s life
    10.17.16 – Seymour Tribune – Police had responded to an alarm at L.E. Myers Co. and when they arrived the man ran away, jumped the fence and fled into the woods. He snagged his right … More Info
  • IN: Police respond to alarm at business, likely saved burglary suspect’s …
    10.17.16 – WISH-TV – According to a social media post from IMPD, officers responded to a call of an alarm at a business around 2:30 a.m. … More Info
  • KY: Crime Stoppers: Burglar hits TSC
    10.19.16 – WBKO – Bowling Green, Ky. – Bowling Green Police say they responded to multiple burglar alarms for TSC; two on Wednesday October … More Info
  • NC: For the Record: Police Blotter – October 18
    10.18.16 – Camel City Dispatch – On October 13th at 11:52, Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to a residential alarm. When officers arrived … More Info
  • NC: Intruder dies after being shot by Wayne County homeowner
    10.22.16 – WRAL.com – Authorities said when the homeowner went to check the alarm for the second time, he found a man holding a gun. During the ensuing fight, a firearm discharged, … More Info
  • NC: Man Killed As Homeowner Fights Back During Break-In
    10.23.16 – WFMYNews2.com – “The homeowner went to check on the alarm. When he did not see anything wrong he returned to bedroom when the alarm was activated again,” deputies said. More Info
  • NC: Thieves broke through roof to steal guns from Concord business …
    10.20.16 – WSOC Charlotte – According to the police report, officers responded when the store’s alarm went off, but did not say if the thieves made off with any weapons. Channel 9 has … More Info
  • NJ: Police Arrest Serial Burglar in NJ
    10.17.16 – NBC 10 Philadelphia – Toms River Police Units found a broken window, an open cash register, the alarm ripped off the wall, and a bloody apron near the broken window after … More Info
  • NJ: Secaucus ‘burglar’ nabbed in Virginia
    10.22.16 – NJ.com – Officers responded to the store’s burglar alarm at 9:35 a.m. and found that someone had made a forcible entry through the front door of the business, police said. More Info
  • NM: Thief’s efforts in burglary ‘laughable,’ homeowner says
    10.18.16 – KOB.com – It turns out he didn’t destroy the alarm like he thought. His solution? Run and hide in a room. But he couldn’t hide from the camera. He tried his best, covering his … More Info
  • OH: Burglars bust into Franklinton gun shop, interrupted by police
    10.17.16 – ABC6OnYourSide.com – Police responded quickly to an alarm at the Franklinton gun shop, and chased two guys who were seen nearby. They are still investigating (WSYX / WTTE). More Info
  • OH: Officer uses ‘catlike reflexes’ to avoid charging dogs
    10.20.16 – WXIX – … the roof of a home after two dogs charged at home while he responded to a residential burglar alarm. More Info
  • OH: Police seek suspects in Convenient ATM theft attempt
    10.19.16 – Chronicle Telegram – Chris Costantino said police were called at 2:13 a.m. Tuesday when the store’s alarm went off. When they got there, police found the … More Info
  • OH: Retired Hamilton couple foil would-be robber with baseball bat
    10.20.16 – WLWT Cincinnati – Two weeks ago, the Napiers got a motion sensor alarm after someone broke their garage lock. “You’ve been robbed. You’ve been beat on, had people in your … More Info
  • TN: East Nashville restaurant burglarized overnight
    10.20.16 – WKRN.com – According to the owner, the restaurant’s alarm company notified him around 6 a.m. of a possible break-in. The suspect or suspects had broken the company’s … More Info
  • TN: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Fred’s Burglary …
    10.22.16 – Clarksville Online – Dye attempted to disable the alarm and camera system. He broke down the door to the office area and removed a safe. He loaded the safe into a 2002 Ford … More Info
  • TX: Ringing alarm alerts manager to crashed car inside South Side …
    10.21.16 – KSAT – San Antonio – A ringing alarm at a South Side business apparently alerted a manager to a car that had crashed into and lodged inside the building. A worker … More Info
  • WA: Area man linked to bank break-in turns himself in
    10.20.16 – The Daily Times – … amount of cash and left a trail of blood and broken glass at the bank. Police were alerted to the break-in by the bank president and the alarm company. More Info
  • WA: Police Blotter | October 19, 2016
    10.18.16 – Queen Anne News – At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, police responded to a 911 call from an alarm company reporting an alarm trip at a residence… More Info
  • WI: Pierce County Sheriff’s Blotter: Poisonous items? Hunter trespassing …
    10.18.16 – Pierce County Herald – Multiple deputies assisted Ellsworth police Oct. 10 with a bank alarm. It was a false alarm. While officers were leaving, one witnessed a white … More Info
  • WV: Man wanted in Sunday bank break-in
    10.18.16 – The Daily Times – The alarm company had reported an alarm at 2:52 a.m. Sunday, said Chester Police Chief Todd Murray. Patrolman Brandon Whittaker arrived simultaneously … More Info

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