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November 10, 2014

Association Events

  • MDBFAA Member Meeting – November 12
    11:00 am at The Ram’s Head Tavern in Savage Maryland– Baltimore City Housing Department will explain, and answer your questions on their Alarm Registration procedures.  Lunch will follow at noon, and we’ll be on our way 1 pm. Click Here to Register Need Directions?  Click here.
  • Houston Gulf Coast Alarm Assoc Event- November 13th
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM CST- El Dorado on Health Insurance – Dave and Busters- 7620 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77024 More Info
  • NTAA Monthly Meeting – November 20th
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST – Rick Guillo with Check Video on Video Analytics as a Service, The Victoria Restaurant 13435 Bee Street Farmers Branch, TX – More Info

Door to Door Sales

  • On Your Side Alert: Warning about door-to-door alarm deceptions
    11.5.14 – WWBT- A family called NBC12 to warn others after they say there were scammed by a deceptive alarm company. A woman says her elderly father-in-law was duped by …More Info
  • Huntington Calls Reveal Security Alarm Scam
    11.6.14 – HNN Huntingtonnews.net- The city’s Finance Division has received several calls from residents recently that an unlicensed company is going door-to-door offering security alarm services. More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • GA: Alarm concerns in Atlanta
    11.7.14 -MyFox Atlanta- But violators aren’t discovered until a false alarm triggers a police response, … Deputy Chief Joseph Spillane says the majority of alarm calls turn out to be false. More Info
  • PA: McKeesport looking to better enforce smoke alarm rules
    11.7.14 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette- McKeesport is exploring ways it can better monitor and enforce ordinances for rental properties — and particularly smoke alarm rules — after a fire killed six … More Info
  • PA: Mt. Pleasant council sets budget session
    11.8.14 – Tribune-Review- In other action this week, Acting Police Chief Dan Zilli asked council if they would consider an ordinance that would fine businesses if their burglar alarms went… More Info

Industry News

  • D.C. Police Gain Access to Private Surveillance
    11.1.14 – WTOP – Police in the District of Columbia are teaming up with a private security firm to dramatically increase the number of surveillance cameras available to investigators. More Info
  • Report: Security systems integration market worth over $59B in 2013
    10.29.14 – Security Info Watch – Market revenues expected to continue growing in excess of 9 percent through 2018… More Info
  • Service providers to see continued strong growth in market for smart home security solutions
    10.29.14 – Security Info Watch -Traditional monitoring companies, high-end providers to be left to find new customers, IHS says…More Info
  • Security company sues city of Austin, Texas, for allegedly infringing …
    11.4.14 – Washington Examiner- 6,778,085 entitled, “Security System and Method with Realtime Imagery”; 6,798,344 entitled “Security Alarm System and Method with Realtime Streaming Video” …More Info
  • PA: Super-regional gets $25m
    11.5.14 – Security Systems News – Lancaster, Pa.—A super-regional security company has received a $25 million senior secured facility. What will it use the new funds for? More Info
  • Secure Your Home Before You Decorate This Holiday Season
    11.7.14 – Laredo Sun- In 2013, nationally, BBB received over 7,000 complaints against burglar alarm system dealers and monitoring services. Many complaints to BBB allege … More Info
  • Lockheed’s security system for NYC subway is totally useless
    11.7.14 – New York Post- He also said alarm systems there don’t work properly and that images off security cameras are “very dark” making it difficult to spot terror activity in the East River … More Info
  • 3 Reasons to Use Security to Capture Middle-Income Smart Home Buyers
    11.7.14 – CEPro – Recurring revenue and home automation awareness are among the reasons why you should consider selling smart home security products to middle-income clients. More Info
  • Study finds spike in cost of retail crime in the U.S.
    11.7.14 – Security Info Watch -According to the results of the annual Global Retail Theft Barometer released on Thursday, losses from shrink, which includes shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud and administrative errors, costs retailers around the world more than $128 billion last year, $42 billion of which was from the U.S. alone. More Info

State & National News

  • MS: Alarming Legislation
    11.3.14 – WLOX- The sounding of an alarm occurs when there’s trouble in your house. Well according to some, there is the potential for trouble in the alarm business if a bill isn’t …More Info
  • GOP makes big gains in state legislative elections
    Reuters – The Republican wave that hit the U.S. Congress in Tuesday’s mid-term election also boosted the party in state legislative races where it gained control of at least three chambers. NCSL’s elections coverage.
  • NSBA Elections Analysis:
    The shift in the Congressional balance of power has the potential to change the dynamic on many issues.

Business Tips

  • Best Practices for Managing and Retaining Star Employees
    10.30.14 – Baseline – In a section of the recent book The 27 Challenges Managers Face, author Bruce Tulgan provides insights and best practices for supervising, engaging and retaining star employees. More Info
  • You Can Succeed or Fail Based on How You Communicate
    10.30.14 – Baseline -Managers and executives often fail and–far too rarely–succeed based on how they communicate. Here are some guidelines for how to communicate for maximum success. More Info
  • The future CEO: 5 key traits business leaders of tomorrow need now
    10.27.14 – American Express OPEN Forum – From the critical tasks of driving a vision and inspiring innovation via collaboration to creating a culture that fosters talent and investing heavily in millennials, tomorrow’s business leaders will need skills and approaches that meet the expectations of a new workforce. More Info
  • Employees Give Their Managers High Marks
    11.5.14 – Baseline – Most professionals surveyed like their managers, and many even feel inspired by them. Despite these positive feelings, few employees would actually want their manager’s job. More Info
  • Measure These 5 Talent Metrics for Greater Success in Hiring and Managing Employees
    11.4.14 – finance.yahoo.com‎ – An organization is only as good as its talent, so finding and hiring the best is vital for success. However, the 2014 Global Assessment Trends … More Info
  • 7 strategies for improving engagement during open enrollment
    11.3.14 – HR-BLR.com – 7 strategies for improving engagement during open enrollment – Human resources News on Benefits. More Info

Fire News

  • CO: False alarms bring firemen to Manor twice Sunday
    11.5.14 -Imperial Republican- This time, the board indicator showed a sensor set off the alarm. Schultz said as they examined the one in question, it showed a lot of dust inside, but he couldn’t … More Info
  • CO: Smelly smoke at Colorado Springs school sends students home
    11.7.14 – Colorado Springs Gazette- The smoke triggered a fire alarm around 10:30 a.m. Colorado Springs police and fire departments responded and declared the building safe shortly before 11 … More Info
  • MO: 8-year-olds cited in Franklin school trash fire
    11.8.14-Southeast Missourian- Kelly Allen said the alarm call came at 8:44 a.m. The trash can was in an upstairs boys’ bathroom, Allen said. The building was evacuated, and the fire was put … More Info
  • NJ: Toms River firemen respond to two fires
    11.4.14 – Asbury Park Press- The Pleasant Plains Fire Company went to Dover Woods at 7:00 p.m. Monday after an automatic fire alarm system was activated. Firefighters discovered smoke … More Info
  • ON: Smoke alarm not working in fatal Toronto blaze
    11.5.14 -BlackburnNews.com- Ted Wieclawek (VIN’-sla-vek) tweeted Tuesday that the hardwired alarm in Sunday’s blaze wasn’t operating “due to an electrical failure caused by the fire.”. More Info
  • SC: Cooking fires damage two Beaufort homes
    11.9.14 – The State- As the department was leaving, it received another call that Boyer Street residents could smell smoke and hear an alarm coming from a neighbor’s home, … More Info
  • SD: False fire alarms spark concern for students
    11.8.14- USD Volante Online- Additionally, when these alarms go off, some students actually get scared and may fear for their lives — though most of the time these alarms are false. With both … More Info
  • WA: Smoke clears out new school
    11.5.14 -The Star of Grand Coulee- Smoke from an electrical panel in the new school kitchen set off an alarm and caused evacuation of some 700 students at about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday. The incident … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: COPY-Police nab burglar inside school
    11.3.14 – WSFA- Police allege that Brown took about 15-dollars from the school’s main office and caused a few hundred dollars in damage to a classroom window and alarm … More Info
  • CA: ATM Burglary
    11.8.14 – Santa Barbara Edhat- On the above date and time the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of an ATM alarm activation at Chase Bank. Units were dispatched … More Info
  • CA: Burglar Breaks Into Lodi Rite Aid Through Roof, Steals Prescription …
    11.9.14 – CBS Local- Lodi Police say they responded to the store around 5 a.m. after the alarm went off. They discovered prescription pills swiped from the … More Info
  • CA: Deputies Release Crime Reports, Embezzlement, Burglary
    11.8.14 -KHTS Radio- Deputies responded to an audible alarm call at the indicated location. When they arrived they noticed the rear glass door to the location was shattered. More Info
  • CA: Fleeing medical clinic burglary suspect caught
    11.9.14 – Chico Enterprise-Record- Chico police chased a man in a pickup after responding to a burglar alarm around 4:50 p.m. Saturday. Anthony Salzman … More Info
  • CA: National City pursuit ends in flames
    11.8.14 -U-T San Diego- Around then, police received a report of a burglar alarm activated at the National City Liquor and Deli on National City Boulevard. More Info
  • GA: Crash damages Augusta business
    11.8.14 -McDuffie Mirror- A Deans Bridge Road business was damaged Wednesday when someone crashed a vehicle into a wall. Deputies responded to an alarm activation at A1 … More Info
  • GA: Downtown Fire Update
    11.3.14 – WTOC- “The alarm company called me and said the alarm is going off and mulitple zones had been activated,” said owner Andrew Holmes. “We thought it was… More Info
  • GA: K-9 Credited with Capture of Burglary Suspects
    11.3.14 – WTOC- Little did the would-be burglars know that they tripped the silent alarm. Police were there in no time and their best weapon against these two was a K-9 named … More Info
  • GA: Store Owners Suffer Repeated Break-Ins
    11.3.14 – WTOC- For weeks, the owners of Maggie’s Antiques in Savannah have had to race to their store in the middle of the night because the burglar alarm kept going off. More Info
  • GA: Suspects wanted in North Bibb Stein Mart Robbery
    11.3.14 – 41 NBC News – Macon, Georgia -Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a burglar alarm early Friday morning at the Stein Mart Department Store … More Info
  • IA: Police investigate convenience store, ATM robbery
    11.3.14 – KCCI Des Moines- The suspect cut wires from outside the building that disabled the security alarm, the police report said. The suspect also stole a Gatorade drink during the … More Info
  • ID: Prosecutor: Lethal force was justified in shooting
    11.7.14 – Bonner County Daily Bee-Officers received another message that a panic alarm had been activated at the hospital. “Three officers arrived in two marked patrol vehicles and exited. More Info
  • IL: Armed Robber Dashes With Cash From Niles 7-11
    11.8.14 – Journal & Topics Newspapers Online- He allegedly told the clerk not to push any alarm buttons and to give him money from the cash register. The clerk complied by placing the money in a plastic … More Info
  • IL: E.C. police respond to alarm; suspects accused of break-in
    11.4.14 – nwitimes.com- Police responded to the business about 11:15 p.m. for an alarm call. An officer arrived and found a moving truck … More Info
  • IL: Niles convenience stored robbed at gunpoint
    11.8.14 -MyFox Chicago- He told the clerk not to push any alarm buttons and asked for the money in the register. The clerk put money in a plastic 7-Eleven bag from behind the counter … More Info
  • IL: Police alert: Rooftop burglars cut holes to enter businesses
    11.3.14 – Chicago Tribune- Police said the burglars cut a hole in the roof, disable the phones and alarm systems, then lower themselves into the store. One incident took place Oct. 17 about … More Info
  • IL: Police warn of West Side business burglaries
    11.5.14 -MyFox Chicago- In the reported burglaries, one or more suspects have made a hole in a business’s roof, disabled phone and alarm systems and lowered themselves in to … More Info
  • IL: Rosemount Police Seek Suspect In Dry Cleaner Burglary
    11.7.14 – CBS Local- The burglary was reported the next day as the alarm system in the building was not working properly at the time. Anyone who can identify the suspect or who … More Info
  • IL: Second man charged with beating, robbing elderly priest
    11.7.14 – MyFox Chicago- When the rectory alarm went off, one of the men asked the Mallette to pray for them and offered to call an ambulance, Antonietti said. Jerrel Harris, a reputed … More Info
  • IL: Smash-And-Grab Burglars Take $40K In Items From High-End Shop
    11.5.14 -CBS Local- After the store’s alarm went off, responding officers found a Dodge Grand Caravan with heavy front end damage, police said. The van’s doors were open and … More Info
  • IL: Stadium concession stand burglarized — again
    11.4.14 – Alton Telegraph- Nearby witnesses and a school employee were immediately alerted to this second break-in because of new sensors that set off the burglar alarm. School staff … More Info
  • IN: Mitchell Police Investigating Break-In At Pharmacy
    11.3.14 – WBIW.com- (Mitchell) – At 12:25 p.m. Sunday, Bedford Police officers were called to Medicine Plus after the alarm sounded. When police … More Info
  • MA: Dedham Police: Reported Burglary at Legacy Place Deemed False …
    11.7.14 – Patch.com- The matter ended up being a misunderstanding, as the caller reported a burglar alarm and not an actual perpetrator. At 5:22 p.m., police pulled over a blue … More Info
  • MA: Stow police log, Oct. 27-Nov. 2
    11.8.14 -Wicked Local Maynard- 11:04 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported and a female was found on scene reporting to be a relative of the homeowner. Police checked … More Info
  • MD: Man diverted police with 911 call to shield bank robbery
    11.5.14 -So Md News- Additional officers were then called to the PNC Bank approximately 18 minutes later after the bank’s alarm was set off. After arriving at the scene, detective A. More Info
  • MN: Superior Police Search for Suspect in Attempted Gas Station Robbery
    11.5.14 -WDIO-TV- Officers responded to a silent alarm at the Super America o just before 5 a.m. Tuesday. They said according to a clerk, a customer jumped … More Info
  • NC: Police looking into sweepstakes cafe burglary
    11.6.14 – Salisbury Post- The business had trouble with the alarm earlier in the night. The break-in is believed to have occurred sometime between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m.. In other police … More Info
  • NJ: Affinity bank robbery suspect moved to Hunterdon County Jail
    11.5.14 -Hunterdon County Democrat- Multiple police officers had been pursuing the suspected bank robber since shortly after Affinity sounded the alarm on Oct. 31. It was reported that the robber got … More Info
  • NJ: Burglars slammed van into Hoboken deli to steal ATM, police say
    11.5.14 -The Jersey Journal – NJ.com-The deli’s alarm was blaring and the back and driver’s doors of the van were open, police said. Police said the vehicle was running, but the ignition had been … More Info
  • NJ: Mount Laurel cops: 2 nabbed for 2013 Verizon burglary
    11.8.14 -Burlington County Times- An alarm went off, and officers arrived as the suspects were driving away. Police gave chase, but had to call off their pursuit for safety reasons. The car was … More Info
  • NM: Man arrested in connection to burglary at Crossroads Community …
    11.6.14 – Farmington Daily Times- According to a police report, Farmington police officers were dispatched to the church in reference to an active security alarm. More Info
  • NY: Man in Surgical Mask Robs 7-Eleven of $3K in Money Orders …
    11.6.14 – DNAinfo- When the clerk went to push an alarm to alert authorities, the suspect had already run off. 7-Eleven declined to comment when reached by phone. No one has … More Info
  • NY: Police: $1M In Gold, Jewels Stolen From Irvington Jewelry Store
    11.7.14 – CBS Local- “All the wires connected to the panel is cut, at that moment I felt we’d been robbed,” Ray said, adding that the alarm system never went off and he is waiting for … More Info
  • OH: Break-in at Getgo under investigation: Lyndhurst Police Blotter
    11.6.14 – The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com- Officers were alerted to the crime when an alarm sounded after counter-glass was broken. The incident is under investigation. Assault, Mayfield Road: With the … More Info
  • OH: Police searching for these 3 after attempted ATM theft on Midlothian
    11.8.14 -Youngstown Vindicator- Township police Chief Jack Nichols said officers responded to an alarm at the store, saw a van nearby, and engaged it in a low-speed chase through the Shirley … More Info
  • OK: Bristow church forced to move because of sludge
    11.6.14 – KOKI FOX 23- Mark Evans only went inside because the alarm was going off, and he was wearing a respirator. No one goes to the Assembly of God church anymore — not to … More Info
  • PA: Cops: Burglar broke through wall, stole 37 Verizon Wireless phones
    11.7.14 – Bucks County Courier Times- After entering the Verizon store, the suspect or suspects stole 37 assorted smartphones valued at $17,575 and they also disabled the store’s alarm system and … More Info
  • PA: Lower Merion police catch burglar red-handed
    11.4.14 – Main Line- Police were called to the home at 6:34 a.m. to investigate a security alarm activation and reports by the homeowner that … More Info
  • RI: Cops: Two hospitalized after three-vehicle crash in Lower Providence
    11.4.14 – The Times Herald- Lower Providence – At 8:37 a.m. Oct. 29 police were dispatched to Do Nails after being notified that a security alarm was activated. More Info
  • TN: Man caught on tape trying to break into Mt. Juliet business
    11.8.14 – WKRN- Authorities were called to the scene around 3:20 a.m. after a nearby neighbor reported hearing a loud alarm going off. When officers arrived, they found Martin … More Info
  • TN: Man charged with smashing business windows with rock (with video)
    11.9.14 – Lebanon Democrat- Officers were called to the Shell Corner Market at about 3:20 a.m. after a neighbor heard an alarm. When they arrived, an officer … More Info
  • TX: Killeen teen accused of burglarizing neighbor’s house
    11.7.14 – Killeen Daily Herald- He said he left his residence and received a call from his alarm company about 10 minutes later after the alarm on his back door was activated. Police said … More Info
  • TX: Man sentenced to life for home invasion and attempted sexual ass …
    11.5.14 -KXXV News Channel 25- The victim’s alarm company alerted police, and Schnaufer fled when he heard them coming. He later carjacked a vehicle and led police on a chase that reached … More Info
  • TX: Recent rash of Dallas break-ins concerns homeowners
    11.5.14 – FOX 4 News- She arrived home to find a bright orange “False alarm” sticker on her mailbox. It says on the bottom, in handwriting, that the officer went around back, found the … More Info
  • TX: Thieves smash into convenience store
    11.5.14 -KTRK-TV- Houston police responded to an alarm around 4:00am at a store. Officers say a Ford F150 truck was still in the store … More Info
  • VA: Man admits to city bank robbery
    11.6.14 – The Free Lance-Star- Bank employees had hit the alarm as soon as the masked robber entered the bank, and witnesses saw the suspect heading toward nearby Wegmans after the … More Info

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