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October 5, 2015

Door to Door Sales

  • Security System Sale Alarms Elderly Woman’s Family
    10.1.15 – WOWT – They said Protection 1 promised to pay any cost to hook up the old alarm. The 88-year old alarm customer said, “I usually don’t even answer the door but I don’t …More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AR: City of Little Rock Works to Reduce False Alarms
    9.28.15 –KARK – “We’ve said all along that our top priority is not to make money regarding false alarms, it’s to further reduce alarm incidents,” says Treasury Manager Scott … More Info
  • ID: False fire alarm fines
    9.28.15 -Idaho State Journal- Starting in October, businesses that repeatedly have false fire alarm calls will be fined by the Pocatello Fire Department if it has to respond to more than three false alarms in six months.More Info
  • LA: New Orleans police to roll out new false alarm program
    10.1.15 – New Orleans City Business – New Orleans police are planning to roll out a new system for dealing with false burglar alarms with residents and businesses facing steeper fines that culminate … More Info
  • MO: State rep calls out city manager after long wait for police
    9.28.15 -ABC17News.com – While his neighbor waited for a police officer to investigate why his home alarm system activated, Caleb Jones questioned Columbia’s political system. More Info
  • NE: Beatrice False Alarm Policy To Remain in Place
    9.29.15 – kwbe – It appears the Beatrice city policy on charging for repeated emergency response to false alarms, will stay the same for now. Currently, the city charges a fee of … More Info
  • WA: Othello Council passes false alarm ordinance
    10.2.15 – Columbia Basin Herald – Othello – Othello City Councilmembers recently passed an ordinance which allows the city to bill alarm holders when they have three or more false alarms in … More Info
  • WI: Cost of calling 911: Why some in the Village of Pewaukee are afraid …
    10.1.15 – fox6now.com – Carole Stamm is on a mission to change the Village of Pewaukee’s false alarm ordinance after she and her neighbors were charged $19,956 when their new … More Info

Industry News

  • What’s on the horizon for video surveillance?
    9.29.15 – SIW – Industry experts weigh in on tech trends at ASIS 2015… More Info
  • Edwards Releases New Line of Low Frequency Audible Fire Alarm…
    9.29.15 – Security Sales – Edwards released a full line of low frequency audible alarm notification appliances on Tuesday at ASIS that comply with NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and … More Info
  • Good news for dealers: Consumers still disappointed with DIY cameras
    9.30.15 – SSN – Los Gatos, Calif.—Consumers’ disappointment with DIY home security cameras could become a “renaissance” for traditional dealers, according to John Feland, CEO of Argus Insights. More Info

State & National News

  • If a Fire Starts in Your Home, Are You Prepared?
    9.28.15 – OHS – You undoubtedly hear on the news about house and apartment fires but may think it could never happen to you or your family. According to a recent National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) survey, only one in four Americans have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. Did you know that in 30 seconds, a small flame can get out of control and turn into a major fire, leaving family members in the upper levels of multi-story homes trapped. More Info
  • 4 Tech Trends Defining the Workplace of Tomorrow
    9.25.15 – CI – Whitlock and partners highlight four technology trends that are creating exceptional experiences in the corporate office. More Info
  • This Map Helps Predict Which Homes Need a Fire Alarm
    9.30.15 – Gizmodo – The lack of a working fire alarm can very literally be the difference between life and death. This map uses data visualization to highlight regions where there may … More Info
  • How Obama’s ‘Deadly’ New Overtime Pay Mandate Affects Integrators
    9.29.15 – CI – By federal mandate, the Department of Labor will soon require businesses to pay overtime to any exempt salaried employee earning less than $50,440 per year, up from the previous threshold of $23,660. More Info
  • 2014 U.S. Fire Loss Report         
    9.15 – NFPA – The number of structure fires, deaths and injuries in the United States continue to trend downwards. But when adjusted for inflation, the dollar loss per fire is on the rise, with an increase of over 35% since 1977. Get all the details in our free, 48-page report. More Info

Business Tips

  • Speed and trust — why millennials need both  
    9.23.15 – Higher Logic – There is a big problem brewing on the horizon for many organizations. Based on our research, the millennial generation is coming into the workforce expecting something that most, especially associations, are truly bad at: speed. More Info
  • Beyond ‘Go Get ‘Em’: Helping New Managers Succeed
    9.30.15 – CI – Newly promoted managers often encounter unanticipated difficulties, so here’s advice on helping new leaders succeed. More Info
  • 7 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Sales Rep
    10.1.15 – CI – Make sure you have these tools in place that will help your new sales representative thrive once he or she hits the desk. More Info
  • 8 Secrets of Successful New Managers
    10.2.15 – CI -So you’ve been promoted to a leadership position. Are you prepared for the challenges ahead? More Info
  • How to Compensate & Incentivize Sales Reps
    9.30.15 – CI – You don’t want to overpay and undermine your profitability, but you also don’t want to underpay and risk losing your best sales reps to a higher-paying competitor. More Info

Fire News

  • AL: Smoke alarm credited for waking homeowner during Madison …
    9.30.15 – whnt.com – Madison County, Ala. – A mobile home is a total loss after an early-morning fire in Madison County. It started around 3:30 a.m.. Volunteer firefighters from Big … More Info
  • DC: Metro delays resolved after incident outside L’Enfant Plaza
    10.1.15 – W*USA 9 – Washington – D.C. Fire is responding to a fire alarm at L’Enfant Plaza, Metro said at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. More Info
  • FL: Fire at San Jose shopping center
    10.4.15 – WJXT Jacksonville – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary alarm at the Toscana Little Italy restaurant. When police arrived, they noticed smoke and called fire … More Info
  • LA: Franklinton man dies after fire at his home
    9.28.15 – NOLA.com – Terry Dyson Jr. was found unresponsive in the kitchen of his home by firefighters responding to a fire alarm at around 3:30 a.m.. More Info
  • OH: Police Reports
    9.29.15 – Circleville Herald (registration) – Fire alarm activated at a Holiday Ln. residence. Call cancelled. Caller reported her child’s bicycle was stolen from their residence. Report taken on theft … More Info
  • OK: OKCFD: Crews respond to commercial fire alarm on North Shartel Ave.
    10.2.15 – KOCO Oklahoma City – Oklahoma City – Crews are responding to a commercial fire alarm Friday afternoon, officials said. Related. Crews working to fix … More Info
  • TX: Microwaved potato causes Nedderman Hall evacuation
    10.2.15 – UTA The Shorthorn – Students and staff wait outside during the fire alarm on Oct. 2 in the Nedderman Hall. The fire alarm was triggered because a potato was left in the microwave. More Info
  • VA: False fire alarm awakens Pitt players, coaches 12 hours before kickoff
    10.2.15 – Tribune-Review – Roanoke, Va. – Pitt players and coaches were forced out of their hotel rooms by a false fire alarm just before midnight Friday night, about 12 hours before their … More Info

Crime News

  • CA: Martinez police arrest suspected Verizon store burglar
    9.28.15 -KRON4.com – Police said they received a call that the alarm was activated at the cellphone store. When officers arrived, they found … More Info
  • CA: Silent alarm trips up alleged burglars
    10.4.15 – SFBay – At 5:47 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a silent burglary alarm at BorrowLenses.com, according to sheriff’s officials. More Info
  • CA: Suspected Martinez phone thief arrested, phones recovered in North …
    9.28.15 -Contra Costa Times – Martinez police were notified shortly before 8 a.m. Monday of an alarm activation at the Verizon store and when they arrived … More Info
  • CA: Thieves steal $35000 worth of equipment from Studio City drone store
    9.28.15 -KABC-TV – In this latest burglary, the alarm goes off after the thieves enter the cage area. That’s when they start to move quickly and grab every box they can. From another … More Info
  • CA: Would-be burglar gets trapped inside store
    10.3.15 – fox5sandiego.com – When the suspected burglar entered the store through an air-conditioning duct, an alarm was triggered, … More Info
  • CO: Alarm alerts to tool theft
    10.1.15 – Pueblo Chieftain – Officer Richard Giconi was dispatched where Josh Ivers told him that he received an alarm call from his residence at 4:30 p.m. … More Info
  • CT: Burglar alarm helps police stop planned theft
    9.29.15 – Darien Times – Police responded to an active burglar alarm at BMW of Darien at 3 a.m. on Sept. 21. During a search of the area police located a vehicle … More Info
  • CT: Safe With Jewelry Stolen in New Canaan; Camera Stolen
    10.3.15 – Patch.com – The house was secure, but the alarm wasn’t set, police said. More Info
  • FL: Local landscaping company tracks stolen mowers in Miami
    10.1.15 – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay – With an axe, they busted through a cinderblock wall and disabled the alarm and phone lines. For more than two hours, the group loaded up 50 pieces of … More Info
  • FL: Sarasota burglary heist thwarted by GPS tracker
    10.1.15 – WFLA – The thieves also busted an office window and even tore apart the alarm system to get to the goods. Lepper says it was a very sophisticated operation. He said, “It … More Info
  • GA: Burglars strip N. Fayette home of electronics
    10.2.15 – The Citizen.com – Sheriff Barry Babb said deputies responded to an alarm call on Sept. 22 to find that entry to the home had been forced through the back door. Deputies cleared … More Info
  • GA: Tips lead to arrest in BP burglary
    9.29.15 – The Daily Citizen – Dalton officers responded to the scene after a silent alarm was triggered that evening and found the door of the business unlocked. The owner of the business … More Info
  • IL: AT&T store in Marion robbed by three males
    9.29.15 – The Southern – At about 6:51 a.m., officers received an alarm notice for the store. When officers arrived, they noticed forced entry through … More Info
  • IL: Crystal Lake man charged with burglary in jewelry store break-in
    9.30.15 – Northwest Herald – Police responded to an alarm going off at the store and gathered evidence that led them to identify Mendoza as their suspect, according to a news release from … More Info
  • IL: Law & Order: 2 burglaries at Valpo businesses
    9.30.15 – Chicago Tribune – Police were dispatched at 10:40 p.m. Saturday to Vale Park Animal Hospital for a burglary alarm. Police found a window that had been pried… More Info
  • IL: Man charged with Crystal Lake jewelry store burglary
    10.1.15 – Chicago Sun-Times – 26, officers responded to an alarm at Nelson’s Jewelry, located at 1 Crystal Lake Plaza, and discovered that several pieces of jewelry were taken from display … More Info
  • IN: Alarm leads to arrest on felony drug charges
    10.3.15 – Terre Haute Tribune Star – Police answering an alarm discovered marijuana growing inside a Sullivan County residence Sunday, and arrested the homeowner who allegedly admitted to … More Info
  • IN: Mishawaka police: Suspect said he thought bank was the Holiday Inn
    9.28.15 -WSBT-TV – Officers responding to a burglary alarm at the 1st Source Bank branch in Mishawaka say they got an unexpected excuse from the man they found … More Info
  • KS: Break-in at Hurst Diamonds: door and jewelry case smashed
    9.30.15 – Lawrence Journal World – Police are investigating a break-in at a Lawrence jewelry store Wednesday after responding to an alarm at the business and finding the front door smashed. More Info
  • KS: Thieves tunnel through business walls to swipe from game store
    9.28.15 -KCTV Kansas City – Lawrence police were summoned to the Sport Clips just after 12:40 a.m. when an alarm went off. A hole was found from the Sport Clips to the GameStop where … More Info
  • KY: Security Guard Charged with Credit Union Burglary
    10.2.15 – West Kentucky Star – At around 12:28 am on September 22, McCracken County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an alarm activation at the TVA Employees Federal Credit Union, … More Info
  • MA: Boston Police arrest bank robbery suspect
    10.3.15 – WHDH-TV – At around 9:31 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a hold-up alarm at the Sovereign Bank. Bank employees told police … More Info
  • MA: Pelham police seek man who robbed variety store
    9.28.15 -Lowell Sun – Police said they were called to the store, about 8:25 p.m., by a panic alarm, and arrived to learn the store had been robbed. Police said the … More Info
  • MO: Man surrenders for smash-and-grab handgun thefts at Monett pawn …
    9.29.15 – KY3 – Police responded to a burglar alarm about midnight on Sunday and found the front door glass broken. Police say the burglary used a hammer to smash gun … More Info
  • MO: Money, tires stolen from Plaza Tire Service on Fairview Rd.
    10.1.15 – KOMU-TV – According to police, officers responded to an alarm at the Plaza Tire Service just before 4 a.m. CPD said one or more suspects broke a … More Info
  • MS: Crime spree lands man in jail
    9.29.15 – WTVA – The alarm at one of those restaurants sounded and alarmed police. That’s when Griswold sped away in his vehicle down Highway 72. “My officers were chasing … More Info
  • NC: Woman charged with gun possession in school lockdown
    9.29.15 – Asheville Citizen-Times – … Middle School on Thursday. Deputies responded to a panic alarm that resulted in a lockdown of Apple Valley and North Henderson High for about two hours. More Info
  • NE: Five businesses burglarized, pickup stolen
    9.28.15 -North Platte Bulletin – At 11:21 Sunday night, Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies were advised of a break-in alarm at the Pelster Agriculture building. More Info
  • NE: Law officers investigate burglaries
    10.2.15 – North Platte Bulletin – 27, when they were advised of a break-in alarm at the Pelster Agriculture building. The Nebraska State Patrol joined in the … More Info
  • NJ: 3 unexpected incidents that led Jackson cops to drug arrests
    9.29.15 – Asbury Park Press – Officers didn’t find out what triggered a burglar alarm Sept. 22 at a house, but they did find more than 50 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia, … More Info
  • NJ: Paramus cops arrest third suspect in T-Mobile store burglary
    9.30.15 – NorthJersey.com – 23 at about 1:52 a.m. to a silent burglar alarm at the T-Mobile store. Officers Nick Luciano, Anthony Mordaga and Ryan Hayo found the rear … More Info
  • NY: Police Investigate Nighttime Burglary on Tunstall Road and …
    9.30.15 – Scarsdale10583.com – At 4 a.m. that morning, the resident’s alarm went off, indicating a sensor activation at the kitchen window. The resident went downstairs, noticed nothing out of the … More Info
  • OH: Dayton police investigate break-in at Rauch building
    10.3.15 – WHIO – An alarm went off at the building shortly after 4 p.m. and the first on scene was a company representative for the new owner of the building, … More Info
  • OH: HD Mart suffers apparent break-in
    10.1.15 – Chillicothe Gazette – Upon arrival, an officer observed no obvious signs of theft, nor what might have been used to break the door glass, and the alarm did not sound until the officer … More Info
  • OH: Only On 11: 20-yr-old BG assault victim credits citizens who stepped in
    9.30.15 – FOX10 News – Police responded shortly before 11 p.m. after a burglary alarm was triggered. Officers found 35-year-old Donnell Mathis dead near the … More Info
  • OH: Suspect in Kricket’s Tavern shooting named
    10.1.15 – WDTN – Police were called to the bar around 2:30 a.m. following a silent hold up alarm and several 911 calls from patrons. When police … More Info
  • OH: Women who burglarized Mason home suspected in home break-in …
    9.28.15 –WCPO – … the front door from the street. He said he learned his lesson. He had an alarm system installed and he’s planning on pruning the trees in front of his house. More Info
  • OK: Bold burglar caught on camera
    9.30.15 – kfor.com – Surveillance video shows the man realizes he tripped the alarm, but instead of running, he hangs out on the side of the house for several minutes as he sips … More Info
  • OK: Two women jailed on storage unit burglary complaints
    9.28.15 -KOKI FOX 23 – Broken Arrow police say they responded to a silent alarm at a storage unit near … on her hands, after officers had found a lock cut on the unit that sent the alarm. More Info
  • ON: Church break-in suspects sought
    9.30.15 – Orillia Packet & Times – Police are seeking public’s assistance in identifying and locating suspects in a break-and-enter that took place at St. James’ Anglican Church. An alarm that went … More Info
  • PA: Residential alarm leads Clairton police to drug bust
    10.2.15 – WTAE Pittsburgh – Police responded to an alarm going off at a home just before midnight Thursday. Officers arrived to find the front door of … More Info
  • SC: Bluffton man charged with burglary after pawn shop break-in attempt
    9.28.15 -Island Packet – A burglar alarm at the Top Dollar Pawn Shop went off just before midnight Sunday. As deputies from the Sheriff’s Office responded, they … More Info
  • TN: Police search for suspects in drug store burglary attempt
    9.29.15 – Elk Valley Times – Officers responded to a burglary alarm at Carter’s at Stonebridge around 9:30 p.m. last Monday, Sept. 21, according to a report by Patrolman … More Info
  • TN: Suspect Info Released in Bank Robbery Where Officer Was Injured
    9.29.15 – WDEF News 12 – “Typically on a robbery or any type of hold up alarm it comes in as a Priority 1, which our officers respond in lights and sirens and emergency equipment,” said … More Info
  • TX: Break-in suspect shot, killed
    10.3.15 – Amarillo.com – At 4:43 p.m. Friday, an alarm company asked deputies to investigate a possible break-in at a home … More Info
  • TX: Cops investigating break in at local Moose Lodge
    10.2.15 – KRIS Corpus Christi News – Members of a local Moose Lodge are doing what they can to clean up a mess left behind by some crooks. Sometime overnight, the thieves cut the alarm system … More Info
  • TX: Law enforcement canvas area in Midland for Odessa murder suspect
    10.2.15 – Midland Reporter-Telegram – Video surveillance tapes at those businesses also appeared to show Muhammad breaking into buildings and setting off alarm systems. Businesses tipped off … More Info
  • UT: Woman sues for false arrest
    10.2.15 – Good4Utah – Draper police were responding to a silent alarm allegedly set off by a store … at a Salt Lake City convenience store, silent alarms are used only for robberies, not … More Info
  • VA: Two Attempted Break-Ins Foiled, One Successful in Fairfax
    9.29.15 – Patch.com – Hours earlier, police had responded to a security alarm activation at the CVS Pharmacy. The door and a window were found damaged, … More Info
  • WA: Tacoma man accused of breaking $120k Chihuly sculpture
    10.1.15 – KOMO News – Meys then reportedly tried to leave the museum and even pulled a fire alarm before employees were able to detain him. His mother, Leigh Ellis, heard about the … More Info
  • WI: Store surrounded by police, defiant teen says they could have gotten …
    9.28.15 -Madison.com – Officers responded to the store at about 8:40 p.m. after an alarm signaled a burglary in progress, with security guards seeing the suspects on surveillance … More Info

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