2-20-17 NESA Monitor

February 20, 2017

Door to Door Sales

  • Complaints continue about door-to-door solicitors in Amarillo
    2.14.17 – KFDA – “We’ve had some that have been alarm salesmen, others that have been vacuum salesmen.” Some reports say these are legitimate sales people who just won’t …More Info
  • Move fail — How a home alarm company left a man with a bill for a …
    2.16.17 – KUTV 2News – (KUTV) Don’t be fooled by the alarm company signs on his front lawn. When you open the door to Eric Rothell’s home, it’s quiet. There’s no familiar home-alarm … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Tiered fees approved by city council for false burglar alarms
    2.18.17 – Apache Junction Independent – Apache Junction residences can have two false burglar alarms a year at which a tiered fee would be assessed for each subsequent alarm in an ordinance … More Info
  • FL: Free alarm Registration Now Available Online
    2.17.17 – TCPalm – St. Lucie County – Homeowners and businesses in all areas of unincorporated St. Lucie County can now register their security and fire alarms online for … More Info
  • IN: Bloomington First Annual Public Safety Report Presented
    2.13.17 – WBIW.com – Almost half of the Bloomington Fire Department’s false alarm calls come from Indiana University. Officials say, 43 percent of the false alarm calls originate at … More Info
  • NC: Durham police simulator helps officers train for deadly confrontations
    2.17.17 – WRAL.com – In his scenario, he responded to a burglar alarm at a warehouse and arrived to find a man who stands up behind a counter but refuses to show his right hand. More Info
  • OH: Goshen cops host training academy
    2.17.17 – SalemNews.net – Officers respond to alarm drops and open doors in which there are possible burglars inside and a lot of unknowns when entering a building, and they need to .. More Info
  • TX: Fees for owning an alarm system in Central Texas
    2.14.17 – KVUE.com – Austin – There are cities and counties across Texas that require that you to register and pay an annual fee for operating an alarm system that directly notifies … More Info

Industry News

  • Fire Alarm Code Language Redefined
    2.14.17 – SecurityInfoWatch – The latest published edition of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code-2016, further clarifies the fire alarm industry’s concept of traditional terms … More Info
  • Smart Home Makes Strides at CES 2017
    2.14.17 – SecurityInfoWatch – Alarm.com launched its Insights Engine, a multi-sensor learning capability that recognizes and proactively responds to unexpected activity around a property. More Info
  • Legal Watch: The Science of Fire Protection
    2.14.17 – SecurityInfoWatch – Industry lawyers have spent decades developing a comprehensive set of liability provisions to protect alarm companies – exculpatory clauses, liability limits, … More Info
  • PERS vs. Enterprise Mobile Duress
    2.14.17 – SecurityInfoWatch – These systems are also unsupervised, meaning there is no system monitoring to ensure sufficient battery levels or the alarm capture reliability typically required … More Info
  • Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2017: From Voice Control to VR
    2.15.17 – CE Pro presents the Top 5 trends for home-technology integrators to watch for 2017: voice control for home automation, virtual reality and augmented reality, device discovery and data collection, new models in tech deployment, and fiber in the home. More Info
  • Tech Tips: Electric Strike Considerations
    2.1.17 – Locksmith Ledger – Start with an properly adjusted and working door with functioning lockset, then specify the appropriate electric… More Info
  • NFPA 101 Compliance in Healthcare Facilities
    2.1.17 – Locksmith Ledger – Code changes give health care facilities vital new tools that will help protect patients. However, many of these… More Info
  • Electric Strikes: New Tricks for Old Dogs
    2.1.17 – Locksmith Ledger – Consider door and frame materials, listings and lock types when selecting the right electric strike for your access… More Info
  • Honeywell Fights False Alarms With I-View Now Integration
    2.16.17 – SSI – Honeywell has enhanced several key commercial products with cloud-based, video alarm verification technology. More Info
  • Vivint: The End of $99 Installs in the Security and Home Automation Biz?
    2.17.17 – CEPro – Leading security and home automation provider Vivint is trying to get homeowners to pay up-front for their systems, rather than giving away the hardware and installation. A trend for the industry? More Info
  • Target Seriously Upgrades Its IoT Retail Presence
    2.17.17 – CEPro – Target renovates its Open House store in San Francisco with more interactive displays and more smart home products. The store also collects qualitative and quantitative data on engagement levels by shoppers. More Info
  • PERS vs. Enterprise Mobile Duress
    2.14.17 – SIW – … Both PERS and Enterprise Mobile Duress systems enable users to summon help with the press of a panic button, but only one is suitable for … More Info
  • How to Increase RMR with Outdoor Security Solutions
    2.15.17 – CI – Many retailers don’t consider security beyond their interior, providing an ideal opportunity for security integrators to upsell exterior monitoring. More Info
  • Jim Callahan to Retire From Ackerman Security, New CEO Named
    2.18.17 – Security Sales & Integration – Incoming CEO Richard Perry is an industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience founding and growing security alarm businesses. In 2000, he founded … More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
ILHB02695
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225 ILCS 447/40-5 Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Provides that reasonable attorney’s fees and costs may be awarded to a licensee, interested party, or person injured if he or she successfully obtains injunctive relief, whether by consent or otherwise. Effective immediately.
Status: 2/8/2017 : House Referred to Rules Committee
History
ILHB03464
Text
225 ILCS 447/25-10 Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Replaces the experience requirements to qualify for licensure as a private security contractor. Requires that an applicant have a minimum of 5 years experience with a licensed private security contractor agency or a proprietary security force of 30 or more persons registered with the Department, or with an in-house security unit for a corporation having l00 or more employees, with a military police or related security unit in any of the armed forces of the United States, or with a law enforcement agency of the federal government, a state, or a state political subdivision, which shall include a State’s attorney’s office, a public defender’s office, or the Department of Corrections. Provides that the Board and the Department shall approve such experience and may accept alternative experience working with a private security contractor agency licensed in another state or for a private security contractor agency in a state that does not license such agencies if the experience is substantially equivalent to that gained working for an Illinois-licensed private security contractor agency. Provides that an applicant who has an associate degree or higher in police science or a related field or in business from an accredited college or university shall be given credit for 2 of the 3 years of the required experience, and that an applicant who has completed a non-degree military training program in police science or a related field shall be given credit for one of the 3 years of the required experience if the Board and the Department determine that such training is substantially equivalent to that received in an associate degree program. Effective immediately.
Status: 2/10/2017 : House Referred to Rules Committee
History
ILHB03730
Text
225 ILCS 447/10-5 225 ILCS 447/10-25 Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Removes a provision allowing an individual or sole proprietor that does not employ anyone other than himself from operating under a “doing business as” or assumed name certification without having to obtain an agency license if the assumed name is registered with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Provides that the Department shall issue an identification card to a licensee, except an agency licensee, that includes a photograph of the licensee. Requires the licensee to carry the card at all times while actually engaged in his or her profession.
Status: 2/10/2017 : House Referred to Rules Committee
History
ILHB03773
Text
425 ILCS 60/3 from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 803 Amends the Smoke Detector Act. Provides that the battery for specified battery powered smoke detectors must be a self-contained long term battery if specified conditions occur. Provides that specified battery requirements do not apply to fire alarms, smoke detectors, smoke alarms, or ancillary components electronically connected to specified alarm systems; that use a low-power radio frequency wireless communication signal; that uses Wi-Fi or other Wireless Local Area Networking capability to send and receive specified notifications; or to devices as designated by the State Fire Marshal. Effective January 1, 2018.
Status: 2/10/2017 : House Referred to Rules Committee
History
ILSB01682
Text
New Act 720 ILCS 5/16-30 815 ILCS 505/2Z from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 262Z Creates the Fire Alarm Service Professional Licensing Act. Provides for the licensure of fire alarm contractors, installers, and technicians under the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
Status: 2/9/2017 : Senate Referred to Assignments
History
ILSB01753
Text
225 ILCS 447/40-5 Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Provides that reasonable attorney’s fees and costs may be awarded to a licensee, interested party, or person injured if he or she successfully obtains injunctive relief, whether by consent or otherwise. Effective immediately.
Status: 2/9/2017 : Senate Referred to Assignments
History
ILSB02048
Text
225 ILCS 447/35-35 Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall issue a firearm control card to an elected or appointed State’s Attorney or the State’s Attorney’s designated assistant who has passed an approved firearm training course, has met all the requirements of the Act, and possesses a valid firearm owner identification card. Provides that the circuit or associate judge of each county may be issued a firearm control card by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation if appropriate training and requirements are met in the Act.
Status: 2/10/2017 : Senate Referred to Assignments
History
TNHB01392
Text
Professions and Occupations – As introduced, allows a homeowner to cancel a contract for alarm services for a period longer than two years by giving 30 days’ written notice to the alarm systems contractor after the initial two years if the homeowner has to sell the real property due to medical reasons. – Amends TCA Title 62, Chapter 32, Part 3.
Status: 02/13/2017 : P1C.
History
TNSB00589
Text
Professions and Occupations – As introduced, allows a homeowner to cancel a contract for alarm services for a period longer than two years by giving 30 days’ written notice to the alarm systems contractor after the initial two years if the homeowner has to sell the real property due to medical reasons. – Amends TCA Title 62, Chapter 32, Part 3.
Status: 02/09/2017 : Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
History

State & National News

  • How to protect your home from burglars
    2.14.17 – ConsumerAffairs – The study suggests alarms are an effective deterrent. Sixty percent of the burglars questioned said they would seek another target if they encountered a house … More Info
  • From food to buildings, safety inspections are lagging
    2.1.17 – Governing – Staff and budget shortages are mostly to blame. More Info
  • Four More States Propose Biometrics Legislation
    2.15.17 – SIA – Since January 1, 2017, the Connecticut, New Hampshire, Washington, and Alaska legislatures have also proposed bills that would regulate the collection, retention, and use of biometric data. More Info
  • State GOP leaders move switfly as party bickers in Congress
    2.11.17 – The New York Times – Republicans have top-to-bottom control in 25 states now, holding both the governorship and the entire legislature, and Republican lawmakers are acting with lightning speed to enact longstanding conservative priorities. More Info
  • Despite union resistance, right-to-work momentum is growing
    2.13.17 – Governing – Several states have already passed right-to-work laws this year — and their reach may finally expand into the Northeast. More Info
  • Tech: Is Home Automation Lifestyle for Everyone?
    I2.18.17 – NSCMagazine – Once in our destination, it hits that you might have left the doors unlocked or did even set up the alarm. Worry no more. Smart security systems got your back. More Info

Business Tips

  • How to Sell High-Margin, Low-Cost Service (Without Commoditization)
    2.15.17 – As integrators look to maintain healthy margins, there is one offering they can bring to the table that will never commoditize: service. More Info
  • How Weak Passwords Really Do Help Hackers
    2.13.17 – SIA – Left online for 24 days to see how hackers would attack them, four Linux computers with weak passwords were hit by some 270,000 intrusion attempts — about one attempt every 39 seconds, according to a study by a researcher at the University of Maryland. More Info
  • 4 Key Steps Toward Hiring Smart
    2.13.17 – CI – In an industry that struggles with recruiting and project profitability, it’s a cruel irony that hiring the right candidates will boost profits. More Info
  • What the AV Industry Can Learn From NASA’s Mistakes
    2.13.17 – CI – In the lesson of Apollo 1, NASA learned that cutting too many corners and rushing projects could cause disasters, and when this ‘Go Fever’ attitude is adopted by AV project managers, the same disastrous consequences can occur. More Info
  • 5 Simple Steps to Avoid Service Team Burnout
    1.25.17 – CEPro – Customer service teams interact with frustrated clients, at odd hours, during emotionally-charged moments. Here’s how to prevent burnout and keep your service team happy and productive. More Info
  • The challenge of hiring
    2.16.-17 – SSN – Yarmouth, ME – Visibility, having the right offering for applicants can be key. Many companies, of all sizes in the industry, face the difficulty of finding the most qualified and best fitting candidates to join their team. Security Systems News talked with a few of these companies to hear what the applicant pool looks like, what they look for in new hires and how they bring in the best talent. More Info
  • Legal Watch: The Science of Fire Protection
    2.14.17 – SIW – Four essential legal principles for working with fire alarms. More Info
  • 5 Ideas to Increase Surveillance Sales
    2.17.17 – SSI – There’s no job too small and other tips to help ignite your surveillance sales. More Info

Fire News

  • AK: Some residents say prior, human-caused false alarms delayed their …
    2.16.17 – KTUU.com – Anchorage – Some tenants left homeless this week by the deadly fire at Royal Suite Lodge apartments say that recent human-caused false alarms … More Info
  • AR: Fire burns Texarkana, AR, house
    2.15.17 – KSLA-TV – Texarkana, Ark., police officers responding to a burglar alarm the night of Feb. 15 found smoke coming from this house. More Info
  • LA: Man pulls fire alarm at L’auberge Casino Hotel
    2.13.17 – WBRZ – Baton Rouge – A man was arrested after he deliberately pulled a fire alarm and ran from security at L’auberge Casino Hotel in January. According to … More Info
  • MA: Two hospitalized in Bedford after CO poisoning
    2.13.17 – The Boston Globe – The building was cleared at about 5 p.m. after a carbon monoxide alarm went off, Bedford fire and police said in a statement. Two people … More Info
  • MI: Police Responding To An Intrusion Alarm Discover Home Is On Fire
    2.13.17 – Patch.com – An intrusion alarm originally summoned the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, yet arriving Deputies discovered the home was on fire. More Info
  • MN: Fire calls from the Feb. 18 edition
    2.18.17 – SW News Media – At 3:31 a.m., firefighters were called to a report of a fire alarm. The key holder indicated that they would not be responding … More Info
  • OH: Dayton man uninjured following Sunday morning house fire
    2.19.17 – Dayton Daily News – A Dayton man is uninjured after a fire alarm woke and alerted him to a fire in a bedroom of his home Sunday morning. Dayton district fire chief Cheryl Clark said … More Info
  • OK: Downtown Tulsa Public Service Company of Oklahoma building …
    2.17.17 – kjrh.com – Tulsa – A building in downtown was evacuated Friday afternoon due to a fire alarm. It was originally thought there was a fire in the basement, but once crews … More Info
  • TN: Smoke alarm saves Oak Ridge family from house fire
    2.17.17 – WATE 6 On Your Side – Oak Ridge – An Oak Ridge family made it out of their burning house overnight thanks to a smoke alarm that had been installed by the Oak Ridge Fire .. More Info
  • TX: ‘Angel’ the cat saves owner before dying in house fire
    2.15.17 – FOX 4 News – But it was a smoke alarm going off near the garage. McIntosh says he got out and called 911. Grand Prairie firefighters showed up and began fighting the flames … More Info
  • TX: Denison family escapes house fire
    2.14.17 – KXII-TV – “He heard the smoke alarm beep and he jumped out of bed, opened their bedroom door and looked out and noticed their home was on fire,” said Pennie … More Info
  • VA: 1 person displaced after house fire in Roanoke County
    2.13.17 – Roanoke Times – She said one man was at home when the fire occurred, and he was awakened by a smoke alarm. No one was injured, but one person was displaced. Sexton … More Info

Crime News

  • AK: Police and Fire reports
    2.16.17 – Valdez Star – Alarm – Burglar: A commercial alarm monitoring company reported a burglar alarm had been activated in a local business. Responding Officers found the … More Info
  • AK: Three arrested on charges in Fairbanks store ATM theft
    2.14.17 – Fairbanks Daily News Miner – The initial report to troopers indicated that the front door of the Goldstream General Store had been damaged and the store alarm activated. Surveillance footage … More Info
  • AK: TPD seeking suspect in Mexican Taco Shop robbery
    2.14.17 – WIBW – TPD says they received a silent alarm call around 3:30am at the business. They say a black male with a semi-automatic handgun … More Info
  • CA: Man leads police on chase through Tonner Canyon in Diamond Bar
    2.13.17 – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune – Deputies from the Walnut/Diamond Bar sheriff’s station responded around 2 p.m. to several burglary alarm calls at homes adjacent to the canyon, said Sgt. Bruce … More Info
  • CA: Modesto police book two suspected in rash of dentist office break-ins
    2.17.17 -Modesto Bee – At about 5 a.m. Thursday an Ontel Security Officer responding to an alarm at a dentist office stopped one of the suspects from leaving the scene … More Info
  • CA: Moreno Valley, Long Beach men suspected of burglarizing Fontana …
    2.14.17 – San Bernardino County Sun – Both were released on bail. Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Fontana police responded to alarm calls at the Farmer Boys restaurant. More Info
  • CA: Three suspects in restaurant burglaries caught in Monrovia
    2.14.17 – The Pasadena Star-News – Monrovia – Three men suspected of breaking into two restaurants early Monday morning fled from police but were found and arrested. Monrovia Police Lt…. More Info
  • CA: Two arrested after breaking into Oroville Dollar General during …
    2.18.17 – KRCRTV.COM – At approximately 5:55 p.m., an Oroville Police officer heard an audible alarm sounding at the Dollar General. Police said a window … More Info
  • CO: Police investigate attempted burglary
    2.13.17 – KRDO – A search is underway for a man who attempted to run over a police officer, investigators in Colorado Springs said. The officer was responding to a burglary alarm … More Info
  • CT: Burglary of New Canaan home yields jewelry and firearm
    2.17.17 -New Canaan Advertiser – Police urge all New Canaan residents to activate their alarm systems, secure all valuables, report suspicious persons or vehicles via 911 and follow these tips. More Info
  • CT: Police looking for suspect in Hartford bank robbery
    2.16.17 – WTNH Connecticut News – Police responded to the location around 1:41 pm after an activation alarm went off. According to police, the teller said the suspect handed a note that stated “This … More Info
  • CT: West Side phone store burglarized again in Stamford
    2.16.17 – The Advocate – Police responding to a burglar alarm found the front door smashed of Boost Mobile about 4 a.m. Thursday. Security footage from inside the … More Info
  • FL: 2 suspects arrested in Pompano Beach gun store burglary
    2.17.17 -7News – WSVN-TV – A silent alarm went off shortly afterwards, which alerted officials. “They just tore through everything,” said National Armory Guns & Range owner Gary Lambert. More Info
  • FL: Florida woman calls 911 after being locked inside CVS
    2.17.17 -UPI.com – “I start banging on the door; that’s when the alarm starting going off and that’s when it really hit me, ‘Nope you are locked in,'” Hathaway told WKMG-TV. More Info
  • FL: Officers identified after North Miami Beach burglary leads to shooting
    2.18.17 – Local 10 – The homeowners were away, but received an alert from their alarm company. Miami-Dade police said the officers arrived at the home and saw the suspects … More Info
  • FL: Police: Officer shoots, wounds Florida home invasion suspect
    2.14.17 – News Chief – Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said officers were responding to an alarm at the home and saw the two suspects preparing to leave in a car. More Info
  • FL: Restaurant owner delivers letter of apology to Jax Beach police
    2.14.17 – WJXT Jacksonville – The officers who reported Handmaker’s alleged comments said that when they responded to a false alarm call at the restaurant Monday, Handmaker took the … More Info
  • GA: Arrest made in home invasion; more suspects sought
    2.14.17 – WSB Radio – Sandy Springs police Sgt. Sam Worsham tells WSB-TV the homeowners were awakened by their security alarm just after midnight … More Info
  • GA: Burglars knock hole in Eatonton pharmacy wall to steal drugs
    2.13.17 – Eatonton Messenger – Eatonton Police Department responded to an alarm at the pharmacy  “in the early morning hours of Feb. 7,” EPD Chief Kent Lawrence said via … More Info
  • GA: Man breaks into 7 homes in Decatur neighborhood
    2.14.17 – WSB Atlanta – “Our security company called and said the alarm was going off in our house,” Cindy Aldridge said. By the time officers showed up the thief was gone. Her house … More Info
  • GA: Police say someone shot at man while stealing his SUV
    2.13.17 – WRCB-TV – Sandy Springs police Sgt. Sam Worsham tells WSB-TV the couple that owns the home was awakened by their security alarm just … More Info
  • GA: Reports: Couple left young kids, tried to steal car
    2.14.17 – Rome News-Tribune – Police responding to an alarm found Adam Stephens in the building and ordered him to come out. When he did, he advanced on the officer, ignoring orders to … More Info
  • GA: Suspect in Alexandria pawn shop burglary shot by deputy in Georgia
    2.18.17 – Anniston Star – The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a business alarm near the Alabama state line and found Thomas Aaron Dodson, Wade said. More Info
  • IL: Unknown suspect steals more than $1000 in goods from Peoria …
    2.18.17 – Peoria Journal Star – About 1:30 a.m. Friday, police responded to an alarm at clothing store Head to Toe, according to the report. The police arrived … More Info
  • MA: Mattapoisett Police Log: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4
    2.15.17 – Wicked Local Mattapoisett – 4:13 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on … More Info
  • MA: Snow storm sets off string of false alarms around Cape Ann
    2.13.17 – Gloucester Daily Times – A total of 10 home security of business burglar alarms sounded across the city of Gloucester Sunday between 5:17 and 5:25 p.m., Gloucester police logs show. More Info
  • MA: Suspect fails miserably at breaking into business
    2.17.17 -NBC4i.com – According to the Norwood Police Department, at about 3am, February 10, officers were called to a burglar alarm at business in the area. After searching the area … More Info
  • MD: Police: Man tried to bite officer after attempt to steal cigarettes
    2.13.17 – CapitalGazette.com – A man tried to bite a officer Sunday after he was found trying to steal cigarettes from an Exxon gas station in Annapolis, police said. Annapolis police said officers … More Info
  • MI: Jackson Sheriff: deputies investigate suspicious vehicle in Grass …
    2.13.17 – MLive.com – Deputy Caroffino responded to an alarm. … Johnson responded to an alarm. More Info
  • MI: West Michigan police officer impaled by screws at marijuana grow site
    2.15.17 – Detroit Free Press – Events that led to Cook’s injuries unfolded about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when Wyoming officers responded to an alarm at a licensed medical marijuana grow .. More Info
  • MO: Aurora man flees home after tripping alarm
    2.15.17 – Monett Times – An Aurora man was arrested on Thursday after allegedly breaking into a home and fleeing when the alarm was tripped. Ronald Willis, 39, of … More Info
  • MO: Salem man charged after allegedly shattering Bank of Salem window
    2.14.17 – The Salem News – He later told law enforcement he was tired of all the noise from the bank’s alarm constantly going off and he was attempting to shut the system off by utilizing the … More Info
  • MO: Suspect identified in UTV theft
    2.13.17 – Daily Journal Online – At 1:30 a.m. Tuesday an officer was dispatched to Midwest Sports Center in reference to a security alarm sounding. When an officer arrived at the business as he … More Info
  • MT: Feb. 5 – 11
    2.17.17 -Choteau Acantha – Feb. 6 — 8:06 a.m., an alarm company notified the Sheriff’s Office of an alarm in Choteau but determined it to be a mis-communication with owner and the alarm … More Info
  • NC: Man Arrested In Connection To Eden Store Break-In, 100 MPH Chase
    2.16.17 – WFMYNews2.com – According to a release sent by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, Eden Police Officers were called to Eden Lawn Mower after an alarm … More Info
  • ND: Two Juveniles in Custody After Early Morning Burglary
    2.18.17 – KVRR – Fargo police say they responded to an alarm at Sports Vape. They say two male suspects were running from the shop … More Info
  • NY: Off-duty sheriff’s deputy helps thwart theft of TVs at Sam’s Club
    2.14.17 – Buffalo News – The deputy followed him and the man pushed the door open, which sounded an alarm. The deputy identified himself and shouted at the man to stop, but the … More Info
  • OK: Homeless Man Trips Burglary Alarm Inside Tulsa Church
    2.16.17 – News On 6 – Police arrested a homeless man who they set off an alarm at a midtown Tulsa church late Wednesday. Officers were called to the First Lutheran Church … More Info
  • ON: Alarm activated at Mount Forest business
    2.14.17 – southwesternontario.ca – Mount Forest – On Feb. 11 at approximately 2:33 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police responded to an alarm call at the Grech Outdoors … More Info
  • OR: Bad Ass Coffee Co., Elements Salon broken into overnight
    2.14.17 – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 – The suspect tripped a silent alarm, and police responded within minutes. Once they got inside police say the man had not only broken a window but busted … More Info
  • PA: Homeless man caught rummaging through cabinets at Lancaster …
    2.13.17 – PennLive.com – The incident began when police responded to an alarm that had been triggered. Officers arrived at the scene at around 2:35 a.m. to find that someone had … More Info
  • SC: Lollipops stolen during break-in
    2.18.17 – The Times and Democrat – At 10:23 a.m. Thursday, an alarm sounded at a home. An anonymous caller said three people broke into the residence. The caller described the … More Info
  • TN: 6 suspects in custody after attempted robbery in Southaven
    2.17.17 -FOX13 Memphis – Police tell us the suspects set the alarm off after they got on the roof. Three of them were still on the roof when police arrived. The Southaven Police Department … More Info
  • TN: Arrest made in Timmreck snd McNicol burglary
    2.14.17 – McMinnville News-Register – McMinnville police responded to the business about 2:29 a.m. on an alarm sounding. Officers discovered the business had been entered, and it was determined … More Info
  • TX: Family Dollar store burglarized overnight
    2.13.17 – KWTX – Police arrived three minutes after the burglary alarm went off at 3:00 a.m. Detectives from CID were in the store with the manager trying to figure out what was … More Info
  • TX: Local Family Dollar store burglarized overnight
    2.13.17 – KWTX – Police arrived three minutes after the burglary alarm went off at 3 a.m. Monday. Later Monday detectives were in the store attempting to determine what was … More Info
  • TX: Man Convicted Five Times for Burglary is Charged With Two More
    2.18.17 – KFDX – … items in a room at the wayfarer motel and Maxwell is also now charged with the burglary of Miller Muffler where a window was pried open and alarm wires cut. More Info
  • TX: Odessa police looking for 7-Eleven robbery suspects
    2.13.17 – NewsWest9.com – On Jan. 24, authorities were called out in reference to a panic alarm. Investigation revealed the store clerk was robbed by two male suspects. More Info
  • WA: Spokane police, local business team up to arm neighborhood with …
    2.15.17 – Myfoxspokane.com – “A police officer told me to get an alarm system.” Crouse asked Officer Ponto what homeowner in the West Central neighborhood could use an alarm system. More Info

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