10-27-14- NESA Monitor

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October 27, 2014

Association Events

  • H.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

  • CO: Colorado Springs police work to improve response to burglary calls despite high rate of false alarms
    10.20.14- Security Info Watch – Murder of newlywed couple shows difficulty police face in juggling burglar alarm calls… More Info
  • GA: Albany police chief encourages businesses to use alarm systems
    10.21.14 – WALB-TV- Workers at Ace Liquors say they installed an alarm system when they opened 30 years ago, and although they’ve had one break-in, they say its still been a good … More Info
  • NJ: False alarm penalties revised
    10.21.14 -Tri-Town News- Howell – The Township Council has adopted an ordinance that sets forth changes in penalties for false alarms. A false alarm is a report of an emergency that … More Info
  • MA: Fire Officials at Odds Over Mass. Fire Safety Laws
    10.26.14 – Firehouse.com- The board that administers building and fire regulations in Massachusetts is considering repealing a regulation requiring fire alarms and sprinklers in … More Info
  • NY: City Council backs dispatch switch
    10.23.14 – Finger Lakes Times- The Geneva system receives calls from land-line 911, direct dial calls to 789-1111 or 789-2121, box alarms, walk-ups, radio and officer origination calls. More Info

Industry News

  • Beats Headphones Creator Has Designed A Nightlight That’s ...
    10.21.14 – Forbes- Its first product will be a nightlight designed by Beats headphones creator Robert Brunner that constantly listens for smoke and CO alarms. It works by filtering … More Info
  • Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight can protect your home while you’re away …
    10.23.14 – Tech Times-The device works with existing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and can hear an alarm across the same floor. This means that one alarm is needed in … More Info
  • Inventor finalist in for product of the year
    10.23.14 – Eagle-Tribune- “The biggest benefit of our technology is that it’s resistant to nuisance alarms,” … If a false alarm does go off, many people tend to yank the batteries out of the … More Info
  • Internet-Connected Battery Could Bring Smoke Alarms Online
    10.24.14 – MIT Technology Review- To get one working with a smoke alarm, you’d set it up with a forthcoming Roost smartphone app. Using the app, you can give a battery a name (like “living … More Info
  • New area code, 10-digit dialing set for southern Indiana
    10.24.14 – Indianapolis Business Journal- In anticipation of the mandatory dialing period, the IURC is urging customers to check with alarm service providers or providers of other services that use the … More Info
  • Reinventing Security Central Stations
    10.23.14 – Security Sales & Integration – While the shift of alarm systems signal transmission to IP-based communications is a major transition for the industry, it actually represents a big step toward something even more significant. It is enabling… More Info

State & National News

  • Phone calls are about to get the HD treatment
    10.17.14 – Washington Post – Take a phone call today, and the quality of the sound will be the same as it was a few decades ago: sometimes fuzzy, sometimes muffled, with a … More Info
  • What region has the best economic prospects for 2015?
    10.21.14 – The Washington Post – A cluster of Southern states will lead the nation in economic growth next year, according to a new report from Standard & Poor’s, the credit ratings agency. More Info
  • Video drives home CO alarm message
    10.23.14 – H&V News- The Katie Haines Memorial Trust has released its Wake up! video to urge home owners to install carbon monoxide alarms. More Info
  • 8 FAQs When Considering a Security System
    7.3.14 – Electronic House – Some basic questions regarding the installation, and peace of mind, for your security. More Info

Business Tips

  • Decision-Making at Warp Speed
    10.14.14 – CIO Insight – Companies face unprecedented business pressures that require both speed and agility. To succeed, their decision-making velocity must increase. More Info
  • Accommodating Camera-Based Customer Interactions
    10.22.14 – Baseline – IT departments should figure out how to adapt their consumer-facing services to accommodate camera-based interactions, rather than asking customers to type information into a field. More Info
  • Employee Engagement 101 – Forbes
    10.21.14 – Forbes – “A superior leader is a person who can bring ordinary people together to achieve extraordinary results.” I learned this a few dozen years ago at … More Info

Fire News

  • CA: Fire breaks out in RSF laundry room Saturday morning
    10.26.14 – Daily Californian- Webb said the incident was reported as a water flow alarm, meaning that the concern was about damage from water, not fire. While firefighters received a call … More Info
  • MA: Police: Man Pulls Fire Alarm After Leaving Phone In South Station
    10.20.14 – CBS Local- Boston (CBS) — A Revere man who allegedly told police that he pulled a fire alarm because he left his cellphone inside South Station overnight is expected to … More Info
  • MA: Teen saves siblings after house catches fire
    10.23.14 – WCVB Boston- The oldest, a girl who is about 14, heard the smoke detector alarm in the basement and, after discovering flames and smoke, ran back upstairs to lead her sisters … More Info
  • MA: Yarmouth firefighters battle blaze at Route 28 resort
    10.23.14 – Cape Cod Today- West Yarmouth – Just after 4 p.m., the Yarmouth Fire Department received an automatic alarm. According to a YFD release, moments … More Info
  • MT: Surveillance video leads to arrest of Bozeman arson suspect
    10.25.14 – KRTV Great Falls News- The fire department says that damage to the school was minimized because of the fire sprinkler and alarm system installed during the last remodel of the … More Info
  • NJ: Fairfield cheese company damaged in fire Friday morning
    10.25.14 – NJ.com- At about 12:16 a.m., Fairfield police responded after receiving a report of an active water flow alarm, police said in a news release. More Info
  • WI: Fire damages town of Cooperstown home
    10.20.14 – Herald Times Reporter- A smoke alarm alerted him of the fire so he called for help and left the residence, Rabas said. No one was injured. The scene was cleared in about two hours, … More Info

Crime News

  • AZ: Arcadia restaurant crimes alarm business owners
    10.21.14 – Arizona Republic- Phoenix officers responded to an alarm at the business at about 6:10 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found evidence of forced entry, a police spokesman … More Info
  • CA: 19-Year-Old Fleeing Higher Ground Arrested With Torn Pants
    10.23.14 – Lost Coast Outpost- On 10/22/2014 at about 4:25 am, Officers from the Arcata Police Department responded to Higher Ground for a burglary alarm that was … More Info
  • CA: Burglars Break Into Wireless Phone Store, Make Off With iPhones …
    10.21.14 -FOX 11 Los Angeles- Alerted by the alarm company, his cell phone is connected to the cameras. Police were called but by the time they arrived the burglars were gone. The owner … More Info
  • CA: Police: Burglars stole $95000 worth of iPads, iPhones from Garden …
    10.21.14 -OCRegister- Officers responding to an audible burglary alarm at 2:22 a.m. found the glass of the front door smashed and the security gates of the business pried open. More Info
  • CA: Woodland Schools Vandalized 3 Times in 48 Hours
    10.21.14 -FOX40- Later that night, there was an alarm activation back at Whitehead Elementary. After investigating the campus, police learned the suspect or suspects entered the … More Info
  • DE: Masked gunman robs gas station
    10.23.14 – The News Journal- Advertise your security alarm system with signs in visible locations. Hale said a robbery can occur is less than a minute and you need a quick eye to get a good … More Info
  • FL: Cops: Kansas men tried to steal ATM from Walgreens
    10.25.14 – Orlando Sentinel- Bryan Danna, 27, and Alan Tassell, 31, smashed in the front the door of a Walgreens around 1:45 a.m., setting off an alarm, said Sgt. Eugene … More Info
  • FL: Police seek suspect in West Melbourne ATM robbery
    10.21.14 -Florida Today- The woman, who has declined to be interviewed, started the panic alarm on her nearby car and the suspect fled. “He did not get any money,” said Lt. Richard … More Info
  • FL: St. Petersburg Police releases video of masked robber
    10.21.14 -WTSP 10 News- … 7:50pm, he entered the Subway, waved a gun and tried to rob the restaurant, but the clerk ran and triggered an alarm. Again, the robber fled. More Info
  • GA: Several Athens homes burglarized
    10.23.14 – Online Athens- Officers responding to a 1:30 p.m. Wednesday burglar alarm activation at a home found evidence of forced entry, but were unable to … More Info
  • ID: Nampa PD searching for “Gage” in home invasion
    10.25.14 – KTVB- Investigators say the victim activated an audible alarm, that startled the intruders. Although it was an attempted robbery, the suspects didn’t take any items and … More Info
  • ID: Police release composite sketch of robbery suspect
    10.26.14 – IdahoOnYourSide.com- Both suspects, described as white men in their twenties, fled without taking anything after the victim sounded an audible alarm. This sketch depicts a man … More Info
  • KS: Detectives looking for suspect in Washburn Rural break-in
    10.23.14 – Kansas First News- The subject was scared off by an alarm system and nothing was taken at this time. Detectives ask anyone who may know the identity of the subject responsible … More Info
  • KS: Man Wanted For Breaking Into Local High School
    10.23.14 – WIBW-… School and entered the building. The alarm scared him off before he took anything. Anyone who knows who he is should call Crimestoppers. More Info
  • LA: Mansfield truck stop armed robbery suspect arrested
    10.20.14 -Shreveport Times- The robbery was reported at 3:21 a.m. by employees who activated the panic alarm at the store. They told deputies the gunman concealed his … More Info
  • MB: Business alarm reveals break-in
    10.23.14 – Brandon Sun- The screens had been cut away from a Brandon business’ windows until someone found one that was unlocked and got inside, police say, making off with a … More Info
  • ME: Man facing burglary charge in connection with crematorium break-in
    10.21.14 -Bangor Daily News- The sergeant added an alarm switch inside the facility had been knocked over and security cameras captured images of Adams both inside and outside the … More Info
  • MI: Suspect caught in the act of breaking into Battle Creek Walgreens …
    10.22.14 -Mlive Kalamazoo- Battle Creek police officers were dispatched to the Walgreens for a burglary alarm, according to a news release. Officers found a subject … More Info
  • MS: Burglars cut hole in wall to break into GameStop
    10.21.14 -WAPT Jackson- The burglars cut the wires and dismantled the alarm system before breaking in through the back door of Reservoir Tan & Salon, More Info
  • NH: Burglars net scratch tickets, two arrested
    10.22.14 -The Recorder- According to the report filed by patrolman Jay Butynski, police were dispatched to Shaw’s for a burglar alarm at 3:13 a.m. and found the glass front door … More Info
  • NJ: Police Blotter: Man charged twice with DWI in same week
    10.22.14 -MyCentralJersey.com- Police responded to an alarm activation at a residence. The front door was forced open and nothing was taken from the home as the … More Info
  • NJ: Suspected burglar arrested after caught-on-camera break-in in Linden
    10.21.14 -WABC-TV-1 – Responding officers were told that the homeowner, who was not home, had an alarm system that, when activated, triggered video cameras in the home to send … More Info
  • NV: South Lake police investigate string of burglaries
    10.25.14 – The Record-Courier- While officers were investigating the burglary, at 11:49 p.m., the police department received an alarm activation call at Ponderosa Glass, … More Info
  • NY: Cops hunt bank robbers who attempt break-ins by drilling walls, roofs
    10.21.14 -New York Post- They have also stayed a step ahead of the cops, disabling security systems in some cases and fleeing before police arrived when they did trigger alarms. More Info
  • NY: Sneaker World burglars nabbed after rooftop chase; cops
    10.20.14 -The Journal News | LoHud.com- But an alarm went off and police arrested 2 suspects. More Info
  • OH: Holmes County reports string of break-ins
    10.20.14 -Wooster Daily Record- Early that morning, deputies responded to an alarm at a business in Saltcreek Township. They arrived within minutes to discover … More Info
  • OH: Intoxicated woman kicks, breaks glass door at local bar: Fairview …
    10.24.14 – The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com- Attempted break-in, Lorain Road: Officers responded to alarms at an auto repair businesses on Oct. 18. At 10:20 p.m. a burglar alarm was received from a … More Info
  • OR: Burglar alarm helps police catch three men stealing from middle …
    10.22.14 -KPTV.com- Police say the suspects tripped the alarm while burglarizing the middle school in Gresham. Police arriving at the scene saw the three men … More Info
  • PA: Cheltenham police briefs: Week of October 26
    10.26.14 – Montgomery Newspapers- A burglar alarm sounded after a large rock was used to smash out the rear sliding glass door, police said. … More Info
  • PA: Intruder Shot by Golfer’s Wife May Have Been Her Ex-Lover
    10.24.14 – 6abc.com- 19 when their home alarm system went off, police said. Simpson told investigators that someone came upstairs and opened the door, according to the police … More Info
  • PA: Lower Gwynedd police investigating string of break-ins
    10.23.14 – The Reporter- The house has an alarm system but it had been deactivated six years ago. Inside the leather pouch was a diamond tennis bracelet, valued at $15,000; … More Info
  • PA: Man tries to flee robbery in dealer vehicle
    10.25.14 – Port Huron Times Herald- According to a news release, officers responded to a silent alarm at 3:29 p.m. Thursday at the Genisys Credit Union. A lone white male … More Info
  • PA: Philly man charged in Clifton pharmacy robbery
    10.23.14 – The Delaware County Daily Times- Sgts. John Chappelle and Christian Caputo were first to respond to the alarm and reported $30 in five dollar denominations was stolen by two armed black … More Info
  • PA: Washington man killed in overnight shooting; second incident under …
    10.26.14 – Observer-Reporter- Luppino said detectives were processing the shooting scene at Lincoln Terrace while other officers responded to an alarm at the Elks Lodge … More Info
  • TN: 4 suspects wanted in Church Street alley holdup
    10.20.14 -The Tennessean- Police say the same four suspects were outside Lee’s Market when the clerk noticed one armed with a handgun and activated the store alarm. The suspects … More Info
  • TX: Crooks steal safe from Aunt Pookies BBQ in W. Houston
    10.23.14 – KHOU- An alarm went off at the business, but by the time officers and the owner arrived the burglars were already gone. Surveillance video showed five men wearing ski … More Info
  • TX: False alarm leads to drug bust, arrests at smoke shop
    10.21.14 – KTRK-TV- Carrington was one of the first officers at the scene around 1am Tuesday morning; he and colleagues thought they were responding to a burglary alarm at the … More Info
  • TX: Home invaders posing as delivery men target Houston neighborhoods
    10.21.14 -KHOU-They were very prepared.” The also cut wires to the cameras and alarm system. That’s when dad and the kids pulled up and saw a strange SUV in the driveway. More Info
  • TX: Masked men seen on camera burglarizing Spring Branch area …
    10.23.14 – KPRC Houston- Owner got a call from his alarm company company that his business had been broken into. It was five huge guys, big guys, More Info
  • TX: Seven people detained during smoke shop burglary
    10.21.14 -KTRK-TV- Harrington was one of the first officers at the scene around 1am Tuesday morning; he and colleagues thought they were responding to a burglary alarm at the … More Info
  • VA: Henry County deputies searching for suspects in pharmacy burglary
    10.24.14 – WDBJ7- It happened Thursday around 4:30 a.m. The Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received an alarm activation. When deputies arrived at the scene, they … More Info

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