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February 16, 2015

Association Events

  • NTAA Monthly Meeting – February 19th, 2015
    Thursday February 19, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST- Mitch Reitman with S.I.C. Consulting, Inc. – Annual Tax Update – The Victoria Restaurant, 13435 Bee Street, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 View more information

Door to Door Sales

  • Valley woman faces issues with security alarm system
    2.11.15 – KTNV – For some that means arming your home with an alarm system. But for one local woman, she doesn’t feel any more protected. That’s when she reached out to …More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AB: County tired of false fire alarms
    2.12.15 – Lethbridge Herald – Responding to a false fire alarm costs not only time for volunteer Lethbridge County firefighters, but also takes them away from true emergencies. As a result of … More Info
  • FL: Melbourne leaders pull plug on annual $25 alarm fees
    2.11.15 – Florida Today – Tuesday night, the Melbourne City Council eliminated those controversial annual fees by adopting a revised alarm ordinance by 5-0 vote. Mayor Kathy Meehan … More Info
  • MD: Baltimore Businesses Allow Police to Access Private Security Systems
    2.9.15 – CBS Baltimore – Baltimore businesses are allowing police to access their private security systems in Maryland. More Info
  • MI: Detroit Exploring Surveillance Camera Network for Police Use
    2.11.15 – MLive – During his State of the City speech, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan touched on the possibility of creating an expanded video surveillance system by merging both private and public camera feeds. Read More More Info
  • ON: Brantford to fine companies for false alarms
    2.13.14 – Brantford Expositor – A false alarm reduction bylaw, passed Wednesday by the Brantford Police Services Board, will establish a system for registration of security alarm systems and … More Info
  • ON: Councillors support enhanced fee system for…
    2.13.14 – www.insideottawavalley.com/ – A third permit bylaw would address fire alarm systems. Every owner of a fire alarm system would be asked to pay a $10 annual fee for a permit, which would … More Info
  • PA: Oxford council seeks funds for parking garage study
    2.10.15 – Daily Local News – Permits for an alarm system are $30, with a $10 renewal fee. In other business, 16-year-old Boy Scout Garland Hamilton has asked to do his Eagle Scout project … More Info

Industry News

  • Home Security Systems Aren’t Secure, HP Claims
    2.10.15 – Eweek – A Hewlett-Packard study reveals that Internet of things home security systems might be exposing users to risk. More Info
  • Vivint CEO Pedersen to Appear on CBS Show “Undercover Boss”
    2.11.15 – Cepro – Todd Pedersen to pose as a video store owner and work with Vivint’s 24/7 monitoring station, wireless Internet division, field services department and a Vivint Solar warehouse. More Info
  • Mandatory area code when dialing a local number in Murfreesboro …
    2.10.15 – Wgnsradio – Residents and businesses should also check with security or alarm companies to make sure their systems are programmed to handle the new dialing pattern. More Info
  • NFPA 72 and 720 code changes
    2.11.15 – Consulting-Specifying Engineer – Effective January 2014, NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code mandates that audible alarms in sleeping rooms must produce a low-frequency (520 … More Info
  • How Distributors Help Security Dealers Delight Customers
    2.11.15 – SSI – Find out how wholesale distributors are helping security dealers keep pace with new technology trends and services (RMR) opportunities, plus why legacy products still have legs among other insights. Also… More Info
  • Farmers, law officers say device preventing copper theft
    2.15.15 – Stuttgart Daily Leader – The device sends an alarm to the local police department and the farmer. Willoughby received an alert on his phone, but he was already asleep, he said. More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Brief Description and Current Status
ILSB00863Text 225 ILCS 447/40-5 Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Provides that a licensee, interested party, or injured party successfully obtaining injunctive relief against an individual practicing without a license shall be awarded attorney’s fees and costs. Effective immediately.
Status: 2/11/2015 : Senate Referred to Assignments
History ILSB00863Text
NYAB04688Text By Colton (MS) | Amd S2346, add S2346-b, Ins L Provides for the establishment of residential home safety and loss prevention courses certified by the superintendent of financial services; requires insurers to provide actuarially appropriate discounts on fire and homeowners insurance premiums to those homeowners who have completed a residential home safety and loss prevention course; directs the superintendent of financial services to promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary to implement such program and specifies certain matters which must be included in such rules and regulations; requires the superintendent of financial services to issue a report thereon.
Status: 02/05/2015 : referred to insurance
History NYAB04688Text
PASB00261Text An Act providing standards for carbon monoxide alarms in schools; and imposing penalties. | Senator FONTANA
Status: Referred to EDUCATION, Jan. 15, 2015 [Senate]
History PASB00261Text
TNHB00841Text Professions and Occupations – As introduced, specifies that denial of a license, in addition to the suspension or revocation of a license, under the Alarm Contractors Licensing Act of 1991 is subject to due process. – Amends TCA Title 62.
Status: 02/12/2015 : Intro., P1C.
History TNHB00841Text
TNHB00917Text Fire Prevention and Investigation – As introduced, makes various changes to the use of smoke alarms in one-family and two-family rental units, one-family and two-family dwellings, apartment buildings, and hotels. – Amends TCA Title 66, Chapter 28; Title 68, Chapter 102 and Title 68, Chapter 120.
Status: 02/12/2015 : Intro.
History TNHB00917Text
TNHB01308Text Codes – As introduced, makes it a misdemeanor to own or operate a hotel with certain elements that emit carbon monoxide unless a carbon monoxide alarm is installed within 10 feet of every room used for sleeping; requires hotels built with certain elements that emit carbon monoxide on or after January 1, 2016, to have hardwired carbon monoxide alarms. – Amends TCA Title 68, Chapter 120.
Status: 02/12/2015 : Intro.
History TNHB01308Text
TNSB01036Text Fire Prevention and Investigation – As introduced, makes various changes to the use of smoke alarms in one-family and two-family rental units, one-family and two-family dwellings, apartment buildings, and hotels. – Amends TCA Title 66, Chapter 28; Title 68, Chapter 102 and Title 68, Chapter 120.
Status: 02/12/2015 : Filed for introduction
History TNSB01036Text

 

State & National News

  • FCC Broadband Proposal May Allay Fears About Title II Regulation
    2.9.15 – NEWS ANALYSIS: The Federal Communications Commission wants to place mobile broadband under Title II rules and require complete net neutrality for mobile service. More Info
  • FCC Chairman Seeks Strong Net Neutrality Rules as Critics Balk
    2.9.15 -The proposals, which include reclassifying and regulating Internet service as a public utility and banning throttling and paid prioritization of content, will come up for an FCC vote on Feb. 26. More Info
  • Kentucky bill would allow providers to drop urban customers
    2.9.15 -Louisville Courier-Journal – A House committee on Thursday passed legislation that would deregulate landline telephone services and allow carriers like AT&T to drop basic service to customers in urban areas. More Info
  • Small Biz Regulatory Reform Bill Passes House
    2.11.15 – NSBA – Last week, the NSBA-supported Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act, introduced by House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) passed the House 260 – 163. More Info
  • New Jersey General Assembly passes camera registration bill
    2.4.15 – Security Info Watch – Proposed legislation would allow home, business owners to share video footage with police voluntarily. More Info
  • States rise up against Washington
    2.10.15 – The Hill – State legislators around the country have introduced more than 200 bills aiming to nullify regulations and laws coming out of Washington, D.C., as they look to rein in the federal government. More Info
  • Net Neutrality and the New Reality of Who Might Get Sued
    2.11.15 – Commercial Integrator – Inside the FCC’s Communications Act and what it means for integrator services like video conferencing, unified communications and remote monitoring. More Info
  • State bill raises alarm among security companies
    2.10.15 – ErieTVNews – Phoenix, AZ — An Arizona lawmaker wants to drop the requirement for alarm company owners and installers to undergo criminal background checks. The bill is … More Info

Business Tips

  • Protecting IT Assets During Disasters and Outages
    2.6.15 – Baseline – Despite the frequency of disasters and network outages, many organizations are under-prepared for these incidents, and they’re running the risk of losing key IT assets. More Info
  • What Workers Really Say When They’re Running Late
    2.12.15 – CIO Insight – The chronically late better pick up the pace, as many managers consider such behavior a potentially fireable offense. More Info
  • 5 Steps to Effectively Leading Your Company
    2.11.15 – Forbes – There hasn’t been an alarm set in my house for over a year. Every morning I wake up because I want to wake up. Life doesn’t have a snooze button, neither … More Info

Fire News

  • BC: Alarm alerts homeowner
    2.10.15 – Campbell River Mirror – “The homeowner was alerted to the fire problem after her smoke alarm activated on the lower floor,” Vrabel says. No injuries were reported. We encourage an … More Info
  • IL: 1-year-old found hours after 60-year-old babysitter found dead in …
    2.10.15 – WGN-TV – Firefighters responded to a fire alarm in the apartment at about 9 p.m. Monday. They broke … More Info
  • IL: Fire damages condo unit at Park Ridge’s Bristol Court
    2.12.15 – Chicago Tribune – Firefighters responded to a fire alarm in the Bristol Court complex around 7:30 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming from a unit just … More Info
  • IN: Donated smoke detector saves 73-year-old woman from flames
    2.11.15 – WRTV Indianapolis – The smoke set off an alarm and the woman who was sleeping in the house was able to put herself in her wheelchair and get outside, where she called for help … More Info
  • MD: 3 arrested after 2 fights, 1 fire alarm at Montgomery Co. school
    2.14.15 – WTOP – A guard pulled the fire alarm to evacuate the building. The second fight broke out soon after when a police officer barred another student from getting back inside … More Info
  • MD: Student charged with setting off false fire alarm
    2.11.15 – My Eastern Shore – 6, for a false fire alarm, according to the State Fire Marshal’s office. Fire marshals have charged the student with intentionally activating a fire alarm pull station. More Info
  • MI: Investigators look into Detroit Lakes fire
    2.11.15 – KFGO – Authorities were alerted by a motion alarm at Pro-Resources. “The building was fully engulfed when we arrived,” Fire Chief Scott Flynn said. “So, we didn’t do … More Info
  • MN: Police Blotter – Feb. 11
    2.10.15 – Brainerd Daily Dispatch – FIRE – A report Friday of a carbon monoxide detector alarm going off at a residence on First Street Northeast. It was determined the detector was old and needed … More Info
  • MO: Smoke alarm, dad save family of 9 from house fire that could have …
    2.13.14 – fox4kc.com – Kansas City, Mo – A house fire broke out Friday morning, but thankfully everyone made it out safely. Family and firemen say the smoke alarm is the reason … More Info
  • ND: Bismarck man accused of setting bed on fire
    2.13.14 – Bismarck Tribune – Abreu’s mother told police that one of her sons had set the fire, and that she was in the kitchen when she heard the smoke detector alarm go off. She went into … More Info
  • ND: Fire calls for Feb. 14, 2015
    2.14.15 – Jamestown Sun – Jan. 29: 3:50 p.m., ready squad responded to North Dakota State Hospital-New Horizons Building, to investigate fire alarm activation. More Info
  • ND: THE LATEST: One Hurt in Fire at Grand Forks Apartment Building
    2.10.15 – Valley News Live – The man who was injured in the fire apparently pulled the fire alarm, which brought fire fighters. He told another resident he didn’t have his phone at the time. More Info
  • NJ: Vineland Fire Calls for Feb. 11
    2.11.15 – Vineland Daily Journal – •Firefighters responded to an alarm malfunction at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday. •A large brush fire, which burned about a quarter-acre … More Info
  • OH: Alarm saves family
    2.13.14 – Marysville Journal Tribune – Officials say the fire is a reminder for families to make sure they have an alarm and to check it twice a year. The family is being assisted by the Union County … More Info
  • ON: Kitchen fire causes extensive smoke damage to Tiny…
    2.12.15 – InsideHalton.com – Tiny Township – The lack of working smoke alarms allowed a kitchen fire in Tiny Township this week to grow dangerously unchecked, according to Deputy … More Info
  • PA: Fire chief ‘not happy’ over Harrisburg school alarm
    2.12.15 – abc27 – According to officials, the teacher pulled the alarm after a carbon monoxide detector she brought from home apparently sounded. “Whatever teacher brought this … More Info
  • PA: Washing machine sets off alarm in North Hall
    2.11.15 – SRU The Online Rocket – Washing machine sets off alarm in North Hall … Norton said at first the alarm was at thought to be set off by a dryer, but it was actually set off by an overloaded … More Info
  • VA: Smoke Alarm Credited for Saving Woman’s Life in Warren County
    2.11.15 – WHAG – Warren County Fire and Rescue credit a smoke alarm for saving a woman’s life, and want to remind others of the importance of having a working smoke alarm … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Pell City PD searching for suspect in Union State Bank burglary
    2.9.15 – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com – Police received an alarm call from the bank Sunday afternoon. An officer entered the bank with an employee and discovered a black male on the inside breaking … More Info
  • AL: Police searching for attempted bank robbery suspect
    2.9.15 – Newsaegis – A burglary alarm was tripped at the main branch of Union State Bank on Sunday, Feb. 8. when a suspect attempted to break into the bank’s vault. Officers are … More Info
  • CA: Burglar breaks into home of 86-year-old Selma woman
    2.11.15 – Fresno Bee – “The fact that the homeowner had a home alarm system installed and knew how to activate it proved to be valuable during this event,” Botti said. “The woman … More Info
  • CA: Dispatch: Hit and run suspects ID’d; Concession stand theft …
    2.12.15 – County 10 – Police responded to an intrusion alarm at a home. Apparently the new owners of the home did not know the alarm code. More Info
  • CA: Henderson Center Gas Station Robbed by Crowbar-Wielding …
    2.13.14 – Lost Coast Outpost – On 02/12/15 at about 5:27 p.m., Officers with the Eureka Police Department were dispatched to a panic alarm at a gas station. More Info
  • CA: Lafayette/Moraga/Orinda police logs — Identity thefts, credit card …
    2.13.14 – San Jose Mercury News – The following excerpts were taken from the Orinda police log: Sunday, Feb. 01. alarm: A silent alarm was reported at 10:48 a.m. More Info
  • CA: Man arrested for driving stolen vehicle
    2.10.15 – Napa Valley Register – 5:37 p.m.: Officers responded for a commercial alarm. Friday, Feb. 6. 2:49 p.m.: Officers responded for stolen vehicle toward … More Info
  • CA: Police discover 80 pounds of marijuana, guns after alarm sounds at …
    2.11.15 – The Daily Breeze – Police arrested one man, and seized 80 pounds of marijuana, four guns and about $10,000 cash after responding to an alarm at a house, … More Info
  • CA: Responding to Burglary Alarm, Manhattan Beach Police Discover …
    2.11.15 – Patch.com – When a burglary alarm went off at a Manhattan Beach home, police responded … Manhattan Beach police responding to an audible burglary alarm at a home … More Info
  • CA: Thieves caught on camera stealing cigarettes from Chula Vista market
    2.15.15 – 10News – An alarm technician checked out why the glass break sensor in the door never went off. The only alarm triggered during the break-in was the motion sensor, … More Info
  • CA: Trio facing felony charges in Fossil burglary
    2.13.14 – Desert Dispatch – Police responded to a burglary alarm at the store and found the front door’s glass and several glass watch displays had been shattered. Police checked the area … More Info
  • CA: Visalia police arrest juvenile suspected in store robberies
    2.13.14 – Fresno Bee – Police arrived at the O’Reilly Auto Parts store about 11:30 p.m. in response to a burglar alarm. When they arrived … More Info
  • GA: Bibb deputies respond to wrong house
    2.13.14 – 13WMAZ – Two Bibb County deputies responded to the wrong home after a burglar alarm went off and they were met with an armed homeowner. Bibb County Sheriff David … More Info
  • IL: Lincolnwood Police Blotter: iPad, camera stolen from parked vehicle
    2.13.14 – Chicago Tribune – Police said the offender barged in through the front door, triggering the security alarm around 6 p.m. Police responded to the alarm, but the offender had left the … More Info
  • IL: Police Blotter: Gas station owner ignores alarm, business burglarized
    2.11.15 – Chicago Tribune – The Marathon Gas Station was burglarized early Sunday morning, and the owner said he didn’t immediately respond to the incident … More Info
  • IN: Thieves strike at Indianapolis church again, steal air conditioning units
    2.13.14 – Fox 59 – He said the church alarm went off, and he saw a man running away from the area. He arrived at the church around 4:45 a.m.. Harrison reported damage to the … More Info
  • MA: Area Police Blotter – Feb. 13
    2.13.14 – Brainerd Daily Dispatch – ALARM – A report at 8:56 p.m. Sunday of a burglar alarm at the Little Falls Community High School. Officers located an open door to the … More Info
  • MA: Man holding crowbars busted by homeowner in Springfield
    2.11.15 – The Register-Guard – Surprised by a homeowner who received a cell phone notification that the house’s alarm had been triggered, 50-year-old David L. Price was held at gunpoint by … More Info
  • MA: Police logs (2/9 – 2/11/15 ): A coyote visit, inconsiderate shoveling …
    2.13.14 – mysouthborough – 1351 hrs- An officer investigated a bank alarm on Main Street. 1545 hrs- Officers investigated a report of a resident shoveling snow off their vehicle and into the . More Info
  • MA: Sandwich police search for liquor store burglar
    2.12.15 – Cape Cod Today – According to a Sandwich police release, officers responded to a sounding burglar alarm at the package store just after 2 a.m. and found the glass front door had … More Info
  • MA: Snow bank on I-295 in North Attleboro ices theft suspect
    2.14.15 – Attleboro Sun Chronicle – Police were dispatched to a burglar alarm around 8:50 p.m. Friday at J & J Small Engine Clinic on Route 1 and found the front door smashed in, DiRenzo said. More Info
  • MA: Southborough police log, Feb. 13 edition
    2.11.15 – Community Advocate – 1:40 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a business. 2:38 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike Road business. More Info
  • MN: Meeker County Sheriff’s Office report
    2.9.15 – Crow River Media – On the 7th at 1:11 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to assist the Litchfield Police Department with an alarm at the Litchfield Outpost store, … More Info
  • MN: Police investigating evening burglary of Enid pharmacy
    2.14.15 – Enid News & Eagle – Officers Joshua Allison and Leroy Palmer were dispatched at 9:59 p.m. to Scheffe’s Prescription Shop West on an alarm call. When the officers … More Info
  • MN: Suspect tied to Litchfield burglaries
    2.10.15 – West Central Tribune – The Litchfield Police Department and Meeker County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary alarm Saturday at a business. The door of … More Info
  • MN: Warsaw Man Arrested For Breaking Into Fleet Farm
    2.10.15 – KAALtv.com – Police say 34-year-old Andrew Spurgeon of Warsaw set off a motion alarm around 2:53 a.m. Tuesday morning. Officials believe he entered the building through … More Info
  • NC: Asheville bike shop suffers 3rd break-in in 3 months
    2.13.14 – Asheville Citizen-Times – The store has an alarm system, but the alarm hasn’t tripped because the thief doesn’t enter the shop, he said. “I’m definitely going to change that and have them … More Info
  • NC: Oleander Drive business reports break-in
    2.12.15 – StarNewsOnline.com – Police responded to an alarm at 1:48 a.m. and found the door unsecured. A search determined items were missing, including cell … More Info
  • NC: Pair arrested in rash of Cary business break-ins
    2.10.15 – WTVD-TV – However, that set off an alarm and they fled. Police say they took the stolen car from the auto repair shop and used it to ram an ATM at a bank several miles away … More Info
  • NE: Robbers Hit Family Dollar (Again)
    2.9.15 – WOWT – Police believe it was a false alarm – and say there was no robbery. Over the past week, officers responded to two legitimate robberies of Family Dollar locations. More Info
  • NJ: Pair linked to a dozen North Jersey burglaries
    2.12.15 – NJ.com – When an alarm sounded at one home the pair drove to Tenafly, where they again appeared to scope out homes before returning to Englewood, once again … More Info
  • NJ: Police Searching For Armed Robber Who Hit Country Farms Store …
    2.15.15 – Patch.com – A county-wide alarm has been issued for a man who robbed the Country Farms Store this morning, Police Chief David A. Paprota … More Info
  • NY: Man charged in Rouses Point pharmacy break-in
    2.15.15 – Plattsburgh Press Republican – The owner of the establishment, Daniel Bosley, was notified that an alarm had gone off at the store at 8:47 a.m., said police, who also received an automatic … More Info
  • NY: Thieves break into a Riverside business
    2.15.15 – Buffalo News – In addition to the stolen goods, about $6,000 in damage was reported to the surveillance and alarm systems. Because of the hole in the side of the building, the … More Info
  • OH: Lights and Sirens: Driver gets ticket, ride to hospital
    2.10.15 – Bucyrus Telegraph Forum – 11:28 a.m.. •A false alarm received resulted in a 20-year-old Mansfield man being arrested on a Richland County warrant. More Info
  • OH: Suspect breaks into US Bank
    2.15.15 – WDTN – A security guard reported an alarm sounding and saw broken glass and a man running from the business. Police said the glass door was shattered and found a … More Info
  • OK: Oklahoma City man arrested for allegedly robbing multiple liquor ...
    2.11.15 – kfor.com – A few hours later, around 6:35 a.m., officers were called to an alarm at Chino’s Liquor Store. According to the police report, when officers arrived, a motorist … More Info
  • RI: Attempted break-in at Providence home caught on camera
    2.12.15 – Turn to 10 – … which the couple installed in December, caught two men in hooded sweatshirts and ball caps trying to force the door open, then leaving when the alarm went … More Info
  • SC: 2 suspects arrested for burglary after alarm sounds in Surfside Beach
    2.10.15 – WMBF – After an alarm sounded at LAZERS Pizza early Tuesday morning, police officers said they saw “a suspicious vehicle leaving the area with items in the trunk of … More Info
  • SC: Rock Hill washerette’s door, windows shattered by BB gun
    2.10.15 – The State – About 4 a.m. police responded to an alarm and found the glass front door was completely shattered. There was also damage to several windows. The windows … More Info
  • TN: Bristol, TN man arrested after large sum of cash stolen from business
    2.13.14 – WJHL – Investigators say the suspect tried to bypass the alarm by trying to break through an interior wall in a safe room. When that did not work, the suspect accessed … More Info
  • TX: Burglary Suspect in Custody in Amarillo
    2.13.14 – MyHighPlains – Amarillo Police responded to a burglary alarm at a home. … This burglary apparently happened before the alarm call burglary… More Info
  • TX: Fort Worth Police Searching for Armed Man After Downtown Robbery
    2.12.15 – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth – The holdup alarm was triggered just after the robbery. Police responding to the alarm call restricted access to the building while searching for the man, until it … More Info
  • TX: Investigators Release Surveillance Video in Burglary Case
    2.11.15 – KRGV – Deputies said an alarm was activated at a home back on Jan. 22. The surveillance video showed armed … More Info
  • TX: Man gets 3 years in prison for South Austin church burglary
    2.12.15 – Austin American-Statesman – On the stand in September, church volunteer Steve White testified that he was called to Texas Oaks Baptist Church about 4 a.m. on Oct. 4, 2013, when an alarm … More Info
  • TX: Palestine officers arrest man after burglaries
    2.14.15 – KLTV – About 11:15 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm. When they arrived an officer found a male, identified as … More Info
  • TX: Palestine PD Arrests Palestine Man for Burglary Habitation and …
    2.13.14 – Palestine Herald Press – According to a press release by the Palestine Police Department, officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm. The release … More Info
  • TX: Suspect on bicycle attempts to evade police after string of burglaries
    2.13.14 – ConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVII – Today, at 6:37 a.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm at a home. No one was in the home at the time. At about 6:46 a.m., … More Info
  • TX: Two men shot during robbery in northwest Houston
    2.10.15 – KPRC Houston – This shooting happened at an alarm and car stereo installation business that family members say it’s been open for several … More Info
  • VA: Detectives investigating attempted burglary at Newport News home
    2.9.15 – WAVY-TV – Police say there was damage around the door lock and the suspects could have been scared off by the alarm. Nothing was taken from the home. More Info
  • VA: Henrico Police investigating break-in at middle school
    2.13.14 – WWBT NBC12 News – Police say an alarm went off at around 1:30 a.m. after someone gained entry to the back of Hungary Creek Middle School. The school is in Glen Allen along … More Info
  • VA: Police Investigate Break-In at Downtown Store
    2.14.15 – Patch.com – Police responded between 12:15 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. Friday to a burglar alarm activation at Natural Mystics according to a police report … More Info
  • WA: Bank employee charged in Fremont vault heist
    2.11.15 – seattlepi.com – The detective said Mok then disabled the alarm and smashed the control panel, stuck tape over the vault room camera lens and opened the vault. Mok was … More Info
  • WA: Tire store burglar steals safe full of employee information
    2.12.15 – KIRO Seattle – He tried to get a safe before the alarm system tipped off police, but failed twice. “The third time, he was successful in breaking into the door, went right for the safe … More Info
  • WI: Hutchinson Police Services
    2.14.15 – Crow River Media – At 4:34 p.m., while responding to a fire alarm, police learned that a person there, Amanda F. Lounsbury, 38, of Hutchinson was sought … More Info

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