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February 8, 2016

Door to Door Sales

  • Suspicious alarm salesman attempts to pull teenage girl from home …
    2.5.16 -Globalnews.ca – Police say the man has been going door to door in the area of Topsail Blvd and Dorothea Drive asking residents about alarm systems over the past two weeks…More Info

Industry News

  • Consumers More Frustrated by Smart Home Apps than Devices
    2.1.16 – SIA – A new report from Argus Insights shows that consumers are overall more frustrated with the applications that dictate, schedule and manage each device than with the actual devices themselves. Read more
  • When It Comes to Home Security, It’s Best Not to “Set It and Forget It”
    2.1.16 – BestTechie – When it comes to security, you cannot take chances. When it comes to security, it is never a case of one-size-fits-all. There is no guarantee that the home alarm … More Info
  • Rise of Smart Devices, Interoperability Drives Demand for Security System Integrators
    1.29.16 – CI – A key driver for the electronic security market in the coming years is how evolving products are interoperable with other technology in system design and use. More Info
  • Legal: Surveillance Cameras Inside the Home
    1.30.16 – CEPro – Home technology integrator wants to know: What are the laws on installing secret nanny-cams in a customer’s home? Security and home-automation attorney Ken Kirschenbaum responds. More Info
  • Integrators and end users face off on the industry
    2.3.16- SSN – Delray Beach, Fla. – A panel of integrators and end users from Security Systems News “20 under 40” Class of 2015 discussed how to deal with manufacturers, IT staff and each other at TechSec. What’s the biggest issue for each side? More Info
  • NSCA Honors 5 Integration Firms for Business Excellence
    2.5.16 -Security Sales & Integration- Differentiating Strategies — Custom Alarm of Rochester, Minn., deals with emerging security technologies every day. But the company realized that its website … More Info
  • Keep close eye on home-security fees
    2.7.16 – Columbus Dispatch – You might be able to cut costs by purchasing the equipment for your alarm system. Leasing home-security equipment for three or four years could mean paying … More Info

State & National News

  • Hundreds of DHS Badges, Guns, Phones Lost or Stolen
    2.1.16 – SIA – The Department of Homeland Security has reported 1,300 badges, 165 firearms and 589 cell phones as lost or stolen since 2012. Read more
  • Tax Season and Obamacare: New Rules, New Forms
    2.1.16 – CEPro – Terms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have changed, now applied to firms of more than 50 full-time employees. Plus, new forms required for 2015 filings. More Info
  • Wages rise as unemployment rate drops below 5%
    2.5.16 – The New York Times – The American economy’s jobs machine cooled in January, but still performed well enough to push unemployment to an eight-year low and deliver some much-needed wage gains for ordinary workers. More Info

Business Tips

  • The one communication tool too many CEOs fail to use
    1.21.16 – CEO.com – While it can be incredibly frustrating, there’s a basic problem many CEOs and company founders face: the larger your company, the less direct impact you can make. So why are so few CEOs using social media as a communication tool? More Info
  • Three Surefire Ways to Reduce and Possibly Eliminate Winter Slips and Falls
    2.1.16 – OHS – Reducing and possibly eliminating winter slips and falls on ice and snow doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are three surefire ways to reduce accidents. More Info

Fire News

  • ID: Fire alarm scam targets local restaurants
    2.2.16 – 6 On Your Side – When the restaurant’s alarm is activated, the local fire department is alerted and … suppression systems or fire alarms,” says State Fire Marshal Knute Sandahl. More Info
  • IL: Morris man creates havoc at 2 Joliet motels
    2.2.16 – Morris Daily Herald – When he was told they didn’t give free rooms he knocked everything off that counter and pulled the fire alarm,” Gregory said. Officers found Becker … More Info
  • MD: Smoke alarm alerts residents to house fire in Silver Spring
    2.1.16 – Washington Post – Firefighters in Montgomery County said a working smoke alarm helped alert two adults and a child to a house fire that is believed to have started after a clothes … More Info
  • MI: Novi chief says fire victims may have disabled alarm
    2.2.16 – The Detroit News – A smoke detector may have been deliberately disabled by the victims of a house fire in which five men died this past weekend, said Novi Police Chief David … More Info
  • MN: Fire department responds to alarm, water pipe break
    2.4.16 – Southernminn.com – The St. Peter Fire Department and St. Peter Police Department responded to a late Thursday afternoon fire alarm at the RE/MAX real estate offices… More Info
  • NC: Unattended cigarette ignites fire at Red Roof Inn
    2.4.16 – WTVD-TV – Cleaning crews saw black smoke coming from a room after the fire alarm was activated. According to Battalion Chief Richard Whiteside, fire crews arrived shortly … More Info
  • PA: Police blotter: Lebanon man involved in crash in Vermont
    2.1.16 – Lebanon Daily News – Automatic Alarm: City fire crews were dispatched at 12:02 a.m. Sunday to Washington Arms .. More Info
  • VA: Fire pushed JC Penney out of downtown a little sooner
    2.5.16 -Staunton News Leader – …Within 10 minutes of the alarm, windows on the second floor of the Penney’s building were breaking and when the blaze leaped through these windows, the … More Info

Crime News

  • CA: 911 Calls (Feb. 1, 2016)
    2.1.16 – Stockton Record – Burglary arrest: While responding to a burglar alarm at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, officers discovered James Farmer, 49, wearing … More Info
  • CA: Burglar Alarm Call Leads to Arrests
    2.4.16 – Santa Barbara Edhat – On 2-3-16 at about 2135 Hrs. Officers responding to a burglar alarm call noticed three subjects leaving the area. Officers attempted … More Info
  • CA: Chico police probe officer’s accidental gunshot outside downtown …
    2.5.16 -Oroville Mercury Register – The report was caused by a silent alarm that was accidentally triggered. After officers cleared the bank and began walking back to their patrol cars, one officer … More Info
  • CA: Kern County Sheriff’s activity for February 1
    2.6.16 – Taft Midway Driller- 2:23 am, deputies responded to an alarm activation … More Info
  • CA: Kern County Sheriff’s activity for January 28
    2.3.16 – Taft Midway Driller – 6:34 pm, deputies responded to an alarm activation. … More Info
  • CA: Residential burglary and fencing operation busted
    2.5.16 -The Tracy Press – Initially, both suspects claimed not to hear it and tried to ignore the alarm.” The stolen iPad was located inside a bag on the counter next to station manager … More Info
  • CO: Deputies respond to commercial burglar alarm
    2.6.16 – Journal Advocate- Huili Galvez, 29, was arrested on charges of habitual driving with revoked license, driving under the influence, failure to use turn signals, failure to stop at stop … More Info
  • CT: New forced entry burglaries in town, and preventative tips from the …
    2.4.16 – New Canaan Advertiser – Both residences had alarms set and were locked when the burglars entered. Because the alarms were set, the suspects had very little time to burglarize the … More Info
  • CT: Police investigating burglary at Southington restaurant
    2.2.16 – Meriden Record-Journal- Police spokesman Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said officers responded to an alarm sounding at Spartan II Pizza Restaurant and Lounge … More Info
  • CT: Two men caught in act robbing home in Winsted
    2.3.16 – Litchfield County Times- Officers responded Tuesday after receiving a report of an activated alarm there, police said in a press release … More Info
  • CT: Wallingford Chinese Restaurant Closes Wednesday After Fire …
    2.3.16 – NBC Connecticut – Firefighters responded to Hong Kong Chinese after receiving a call from an alarm company around 3 a.m. reporting a smoke detector … More Info
  • FL: Burglarized store owner hopes social media catches thieves
    2.3.16 – WTSP 10 News – “As soon as they broke that door the alarm went off,” said Hensley. Refusing to go down without a fight, Hensley shared the video on the store’s Facebook page … More Info
  • FL: Florida man sets off alarm and falls through ceiling of laundromat
    2.2.16 – HLNtv.com – The offices’ motion sensor alarm went off and it sent the robber scrambling to the nearest exit. He tried to leave through the hole he created in the ceiling, but he … More Info
  • FL: Police searching for 2 in Davie cellphone store burglary
    2.1.16 – 7Online WSVN-TV – Sharifeh said the alarm was not working, but his surveillance cameras were. The footage captured one of the subjects quickly dumping all the items he could fit … More Info
  • FL: Saratoga: Police seek to ID suspect who critically injured elderly …
    2.2.16 – Inside Bay Area – The attack was only broken up when the victim’s wife confronted the suspect and activated an alarm. Deputies searched the neighborhood but did not find the … More Info
  • GA: Richmond County investigators searching for men wanted in jewelry …
    2.3.16 – NBC26.tv – … p.m. Monday, Deputies with the Richmond County County Sheriff’s Office were called out to Van Diamonds for an activated alarm. More Info
  • HI: Man charged with Hilo burglary and theft
    2.1.16 – Hawaii 24/7 – At 11:01 p.m. Wednesday, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a burglary alarm. They observed a man running from the … More Info
  • HI: Police foil burglary in progress
    2.2.16 – Hawaii Tribune Herald – At 11:01 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a burglar alarm. They saw a man fleeing the scene and fall while being … More Info
  • IN: Fleeing burglary suspect ends up in pond
    2.6.16 – Fox 59- Around 5 a.m. Metro police responded to an alarm at the Dollar General Store. As officers arrived they spotted a … More Info
  • ME: Franklin County sheriff’s weekly report: New Sharon woman loses …
    2.7.16 – Daily Bulldog- 2/2/2016 Cpl. Brann responded to a residential alarm. All was secure. 2/2/2016 Cpl. Brann responded to a complaint of trucks … More Info
  • ME: Hartland men arrested for Athens store burglaries
    2.4.16 – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel – The same night, Maine State Police Trooper David Power responded to a burglary alarm at Jim’s Variety Store to find it had been broken into and … More Info
  • MI: Deputies investigate break-in at Montcalm County business
    2.4.16 – UpNorthLive.com – The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in at a business in Howard City. Deputies responded to the alarm at Rustic Enterprises, also known … More Info
  • MI: Landwehr sentenced for twilight burglaries
    2.6.16 – The Hillsdale Daily News- During the early morning hours of Oct. 17, 2015, the bandits had tripped a motion alarm and the police agencies responded to investigate. While responding … More Info
  • MI: Roseville police officer involved in two-car crash
    2.1.16 – The Macomb Daily – Police Chief James Berlin said the accident occurred late Saturday as the officer was responding to a burglary alarm at Mr. Paul’s Chophouse on Groesbeck … More Info
  • MI: Shoplifting suspect leaves cell phone, puddle of urine at crime scene
    2.2.16 – The Daily Telegram – Sutton left the store, the report said, setting off a security alarm. When the deputy made contact with Sutton, he discovered the jeans in her vehicle, the Sheriff’s … More Info
  • MO: Leadwood man charged with involuntary manslaughter
    2.2.16 – Daily Journal Online- According to the police report filed by the Farmington Police Department, at about 1:30 a.m. on June 20, 2015, a police officer was responding to an alarm call at … More Info
  • MO: Thieves thwarted by security system in failed South KC trailer heist
    2.3.16 – fox4kc.com – The thieves were unsuccessful after being scared off by a security alarm, but they caused hundreds of dollars in property damage at the Truck Trailer & Hitch … More Info
  • NC: 3 Iredell deputies on administrative leave after fatal shooting of bank …
    2.6.16 – Charlotte Observer- Authorities received a bank alarm about 5 p.m. Friday from the Capital Bank … More Info
  • NC: Man charged with 17 break-ins
    2.5.16 -The Robesonian – Bobby Dean Oxendine, 39, was apprehended after officers went to Sun Do convenience store where an alarm had been activated at about … More Info
  • NE: Antique guns stolen from jewelry store
    2.3.16 – Lincoln Journal Star – The owner of the store responded to an alarm around 9 p.m. and found the door on the west side of the building pried open and the guns missing, Officer Katie … More Info
  • NJ: Farmers market broken into, but nothing was taken: police say
    2.3.16 – NJ.com – Police responded to the Hudson Farmers Market at 3:20 a.m. after a front-door burglar alarm went off, police said. Police found a sanitation truck on the property … More Info
  • NJ: Voorhees police seek burglary suspect – again
    2.3.16 – Cherry Hill Courier Post – They cut phone and alarm wires, smashed rear sliding doors to enter homes while residents were away, and used a police radio to monitor emergency … More Info
  • NV: Video: Burglars yell ‘police!’ and break in
    2.2.16 – KTNV Las Vegas – The thieves moved quickly through the house ignoring the loud alarm. They made off with a computer, jewelry, and other valuables. The family shared the … More Info
  • NY: 4 arrested after Greece burglary call leads to drugs
    2.2.16 – 13WHAM-TV – Greece Police said they were called to a house by the homeowner, Roberto Echevarria, after the burglar alarm went off. Officers arrived and … More Info
  • NY: Man robs Elmwood Avenue bank, claiming he had bomb
    2.6.16 – Buffalo News- No dye packs, no GPS, no silent alarm. I want $10,000. If you cooperate, I will not detonate.” The teller handed him a stack of bills of various denominations, and … More Info
  • OH: Masked men bust wall of Kaslly’s Kitchen, steal nothing
    2.5.16 -13abc Action News – Not long after the break-in, the alarm went off and the surveillance video shows the three running from the building. They left behind a mess and these images … More Info
  • OK: Glass door bashed in during early morning burglary at local supply …
    2.5.16 -kjrh.com – Tulsa police say the alarm at Amco Supply went off around 3 a.m. Friday. When officers arrived they found the front glass … More Info
  • PA: Fayette County man suspected in pharmacy robberies arrested in …
    2.4.16 – Tribune-Review – Abel passed the note and was scared off when a pharmacy employee activated a security alarm, according to state police in Uniontown. He is charged with … More Info
  • PA: Woman, teen charged in campground burglaries
    2.3.16 – The Evening Sun – The investigation started Christmas Day around 12:20 a.m. when police went to the campground office for a report of an activated burglar alarm. When they … More Info
  • SC: Police searching for armed robbery suspect in Myrtle Beach
    2.2.16 – Myrtle Beach Sun News – The clerk said he tried to stall so he could hit the panic alarm, but the suspect shouted for him to hurry up or he would shoot him, authorities said. The clerk gave … More Info
  • SC: Thieves cut through metal door to steal 45 iPhones from Rock Hill …
    2.3.16 – The Herald – Officers responded to an alarm at the T-Mobile about 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to a police report. A representative with the alarm company told … More Info
  • TN: Local man arrested for attempted burglary
    2.2.16 – Cookeville Herald Citizen – According to a report by Cookeville Police Officer James Lee III, he and Officer Neil Taylor responded to an alarm at the store around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday. More Info
  • TN: Police find marijuana grow operation in Rutherford County home
    2.5.16 -WKRN.com – Murfreesboro, Tenn. – A Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy found more than just the burglar alarm going off at a home; he ended up busting a … More Info
  • TN: Southaven police are looking for a man responsible for a jewelry …
    2.3.16 – Local Memphis – Police said that on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at approximately 1:28 a.m., Southaven police officers were called to a burglary alarm … More Info
  • TX: Dallas-area police hunting for man who robbed gas station with his …
    2.2.16 – Chron.com – According to a Facebook post by DeSoto police, officers responded to a robbery alarm at about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday at Exxon Tiger Mart … More Info
  • TX: Dramatic Video Shows Deadly Hostage Standoff
    2.4.16 – ABC News – A tense standoff between police and an armed robber turned into a hostage situation in Texas. Police in the Dallas suburb of Irving received a call from the alarm … More Info
  • TX: Female bank robber threatens teller with…
    2.4.16 – KPRC Houston – Texas City police received a hold-up alarm from Regions Bank. According to witnesses, the woman entered the bank and, after a few minutes, … More Info
  • TX: Suspect Damages Building in Failed Burglary Attempt
    2.1.16 – Nueces County Record Star – The 51-year-old man told Corpus Christi Police Officers he discovered damage to his building after the 51-year-old man received a call from his alarm company … More Info
  • TX: Suspects crawl through Popeye’s drive-thru…
    2.3.16 – KPRC Houston – The crooks also cut Comcast cables in the back of the business, apparently believing they would cut the alarm system, according to police. … More Info
  • WA: Alarm scares off burglary suspect at Time Out Pizza in Ephrata
    2.5.16 – iFIBER One News – The burglary alarm reportedly sounded and the man fled out the backdoor and into the alley. Police responded but were unable to find the suspect. Anyone with … More Info
  • WA: Burglary suspect taken into custody after five hour search of state …
    2.1.16 – The Olympian – About 4:40 a.m. Sunday, a burglar alarm was triggered in a state office building in downtown Olympia known as the Cherry Street Plaza. More Info
  • WV: Community reacts after overnight burglary
    2.2.16 – WSAZ-TV – It does not take long for the home’s alarm system to kick in, but long enough for the thief to get away with some of the family’s belongings and a blue Honda Civic … More Info

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