3-31-14 NESA Monitor

NationalMonitor

March 31, 2014

Association Events

  • CTC – Bowling Tournament
    May 21st 2014- 2:30 – 4:30pm Highland Lanes, Austin, TX- REGISTER HERE

Door to Door Sales

  • NV: Suspicious Person Posing as Security System Inspector in Cold …
    3.27.14 – KOLO – The Sheriff’s Office says this type of behavior is inconsistent with the way alarm companies do business. They say it is unusual for a representative from an alarm … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AB: Blackfalds considers false alarm bylaw, governing home and business security alarms
    3.28.14 – The Lacombe Globe – It may soon cost Blackfalds residents if emergency crews – fire or RCMP – are called to their home for a false alarm from a home security system. Council gave … More Info
  • MO: Security alarm owners at odds over police response permits
    3.26.14 – KCTV 5 Kansas City – Does your alarm system need a permit in order for police to respond where you live? KCTV5 News explored the issue on both sides of the state line. More Info
  • OH: Dayton police want to reduce false alarm calls – Dayton Daily News
    3.29.14 — Dayton Daily News- Dayton police responded to more than 4600 false burglar alarms last year, which police officials say wasted law enforcement resources and taxpayer dollars.  More Info
  • PA: Newtown approves updated fee schedule
    3.24.14 – Marple Newtown County Press – Newtown Supervisors recently approved a fee schedule that includes a new fee for false alarms. More Info
  • TX: UTPD officers respond to thousands of false alarm calls each year
    3.27.14 – UT The Daily Texan – Over 200 students evacuate the University Teaching Center after the activation of a fire alarm this morning. Officials said they smelled smoke on the third floor, … More Info

Industry News

  • Verizon is Working on Home Automation Again
    3.20.14 – Electronic House – The company is said to be prepping the FiOS Quantum Gateway and a Zigbee module. More Info
  • ADT Counters POTS Deregulation Push in Kentucky
    3.27.14 – Security Sales & Integration – Frankfurt, Ky. – ADT Corp. is lobbying Kentucky lawmakers to back off deregulating landline phone service in the state, Public News Service reports. More Info
  • Suspected burglar used to install security alarms
    3.20.14 – Fox 2 News … WJBK – Detroit, MI – Police say a suspected burglar knew how to break into homes with alarms because he installed them for a living. More Info

Legislative News

None this week

State & National News

  • TSA wants to link alarms with CCTV
    3.28.14 – FCW.com – Connecting alarm systems with closed circuit TV cameras is one of the security changes the Transportation Security Administration has recommended in …More Info

Business Tips

  • How to have friends at work when you’re the boss
    3.19.14 – Harvard Business Review Blog Network – There’s plenty of research supporting the idea that having friends at work makes you happier and more engaged. But here’s what the research doesn’t address: friendships at work are tricky, especially when you’re the boss. So tricky, in fact, that many senior leaders avoid them. More Info
  • Seven All-Time Inventive Late Excuses From Workers
    3.24.14 – CIO Insight – Some employees simply can’t consistently show up on time. Learn how a handful of workers have tried to minimize damage with an off-the-wall excuse for their lateness. More Info
  • Five Things Your Employees Want
    3.21.14 – CIO Insight – Today’s employees expect a workplace with flexible technology policies, telecommuting and flex programs, challenging and meaningful work, and a fun work environment. More Info
  • Want to Be a Good Leader? Step One: Know Thyself
    3.21.14 – Fox Business ‎- What is the most important characteristic of a leader? Some might say it’s integrity. Others may say that it’s being a good motivator. More Info
  • 5 Steps to a Life-Changing Culture of Thanks
    3.21.14 – Inc.com – Employees want to know you care. Build a culture of thanks and your people will return the favor many times over. More Info
  • Open Positions Are Taking Longer to Fill
    3.24.14 – In a recent survey, 54 percent of employers had open job positions for which they couldn’t find qualified candidates, and 35 percent had positions that stayed open for 12 weeks or longer. More Info

Fire News

  • BC: Smoke alarm saves life
    3.25.14 – The Powell River Peak – A house fire last night resulted in what Malaspina Fire Chief Dave Keiver is calling a total loss. At 7:30 Monday night 17 members from the Malaspina Fire Department were called to the home where they found the structure engulfed in flames. More Info
  • CA: Smoke leads to evacuation at California Elementary
    3.28.14 – Daily Pilot – California Elementary School was evacuated Wednesday morning after smoke coming from the electrical room in the main office set off fire alarms, officials said. More Info
  • MD: Discarded ashes sparked Md. house fire
    3.24.14 – W*USA 9 – A smoke alarm sounded and alerted the family inside the home to the fire. The fire, which started in a bucket of discarded ashes that ignited the back of the home … More Info
  • MO: Alarms protect family from faulty furnace; Gas company recommends …
    3.28.14 – Monett Times – Carbon monoxide detectors proved lifesavers to a Monett family this week when the alarms sounded at their home. Monett firefighters responded … More Info
  • NC: Smoke alarm alerts two to fire
    3.28.14 – The Daily Reflector – Two people escaped an early-morning kitchen fire Wednesday after a smoke alarm alerted them to the emergency, Greenville Fire-Rescue reported. More Info
  • OR: Carbon monoxide alarm likely saved Portland family
    3.24.14 – FOX 12 Oregon – A Portland family experienced a very close call over the weekend when a carbon monoxide detector saved their lives. More Info

Crime News

  • CA: Burglary suspects caught
    3.24.14 – Highland Community News – On Tuesday at about 4:35 a.m., SBPD received a call from store security at the La Curacao regarding unknown subjects forcing entry into the rear of the closed business. Just prior to the arrival of SBPD officers the suspects fled leaving the stolen property on the ground outside the business. More Info
  • CO: Hey robber: That’s a cop car outside
    3.26.14 – KMGH 7 Denver – A man who attempted to rob a 7-Eleven on Tuesday night probably didn’t notice the police car nearby. More Info 
  • FL: Man convicted of burglary
    3.25.14 – The News Herald – Police were alerted by a burglar alarm. Fortson was convicted as charged of burglary of a structure and possession of burglary tools, both third degree felonies … More Info
  • KY: Gas Station Robbed Next Door to Police Station
    3.26.14 – WTVQ – During the robbery, the gas station employee hit a panic alarm button that should prompt the alarm company to immediately call police, but that call was delayed … More Info 
  • LA: Burglars hit businesses on Main again
    3.25.14 – The Daily Iberian – Vicki Holleman, owner of Louisiana Medical Supply Inc., said she was contacted by the alarm company, but the alarm that triggered was an inside sensor, not … More Info
  • MI: Pittsfield Township: Suspects break into adjacent businesses by breaking through wall
    3.24.14 – The Saline Reporter – Pittsfield TWP — Police responded Saturday night to a business on the 4800 block of Washtenaw Avenue after a security alarm had been sounded. More Info
  • MN: 2 arrested after legion post burglary
    3.28.14 – St. Cloud Times – Deputies responded to an alarm at the post Thursday at 12:53 a.m. and observed a window had been broken and used to gain entry to the business, according … More Info
  • MN: Alarm Call at Little Sauk Legion Post 417 Under Investigation
    3.28.14 – WJON News – Todd County – The Todd County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm call at the Little Sauk Legion Post 417 early yesterday (Thursday) morning. Deputies … More Info
  • MO: Surveillance video shows break-in at west St. Louis County gun shop
    3.24.14 – KMOV St. Louis – (KMOV) – Police in Ellisville are looking for two suspects who broke into a gun shop in west St. Louis County early Monday morning. Police said one of the suspects threw a rock through the front door of Ruby’s Gun Store at Manchester and Clarkson roads just after 1:30 a.m. Surveillance video shows the man went inside and began looking around, but left empty-handed shortly after the alarm sounded … More Info
  • NE: Would-be burglar scared off by alarm
    3.26.14 – KETV 7 Omaha – Omaha police are looking for the man who attempted to burglarize 42 Degrees Pipes and Tobacco. More Info 
  • OH: Cops check out burglar alarm drop, suspicious vehicle: Moreland …
    3.28.14 – The Plain Dealer – Premise check: Police responded to a burglar alarm that was activated about 3 a.m. on March 18, with alerts coming in to the 911 dispatch …More Info
  • OH: One man caught, one still at large after foot chase
    3.25.14 – Newark Advocate – A burglary alarm at a business led Newark police officers on a weekend foot chase that ended with one man in custody and another still on the run. More Info
  • OH: Vienna police seek suspect
    3.26.14 – WKBN/WYFX-TV – Vienna police officer Jessica Gollan said she responded to a residential burglar alarm about 3 p.m. Monday. While investigating the … More Info 
  • OK: Man Arrested After Burglary Alarm Sounds At Tulsa School
    3.25.14 – News On 6 Tulsa – Officers went to Wright Elementary School after getting the alarm just after 1:30 a.m. More Info
  • OK: PD: Bike breaks as school burglary suspect flees
    3.25.14 – KJRH-TV Tulsa – Jeremy Dwayne Reynolds, also known as “Fatboy,” was found fleeing Wright Elementary School after an alarm sounded, police say. More Info
  • ON: Man robs Falls convenience store
    3.24.14 – Niagara This Week – Police are looking for a male suspect who robbed a Niagara Falls convenience store Sunday night. AT around 9:25 p.m., police responded to an alarm at Jolly’s Variety and Grocery Store. More Info
  • PA: Monessen man charged in 2 burglaries at Salvation Army
    3.26.14 – Tribune-Review – In the latter burglary, Brown activated a security alarm and knocked the alarm keypad off the wall, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed Tuesday with … More Info 
  • PA: Wyncote man charged with neighborhood break-ins
    3.25.14 – Times Chronicle & Glenside News & The Globe – A Wyncote man was arrested March 20 and charged with burglarizing one home in Wyncote and attempting to break into two others, according to Cheltenham police. More Info
  • TN: Suspect arrested in burglary at Hendersonville business
    3.28.14 – WSMV Nashville – Officers responded to a burglary alarm call at Chem-Scape on Friday and saw a man climbing over a fence. They spotted gas-powered … More Info
  • TX: One Arrest After Burglars Break Into Radio Shack on Ayers
    3.25.14 – KIII Corpus Christi – Police arrested a 26-year old man early Tuesday morning and are working to obtain an arrest warrant for his female accomplice after they allegedly burglarized the Radio Shack. More Info
  • VA: Employee hits panic alarm during bank robbery
    3.29.14 – WAVY‑TV – Police responded to a bank robbery at a Wells Fargo Friday afternoon after receiving a panic alarm from the business. The male suspect entered the … More Info
  • VT: Suspect makes off with hockey bag full of cigarettes in Oakville break-in
    3.26.14 – Burlington Post – Halton police are investigating following a break-in to a Mac’s Convenience Store early Tuesday morning. At around 4:30 a.m. a man approached the business and smashed out the front glass door with a sledgehammer, police said. More Info 
  • WA: Men nabbed for trying to lift pizza from West Seattle elementary school
    3.26.14 – seattlepi.com – What’s the best part about school? Pizza day. Three young men tried to relive their glory days early Monday by carrying out frozen pizza from Alki Elementary School, but were stopped by a security guard investigating a burglary at the building, according to police. An alarm was tripped about 3:45 a.m. at the school. A security guard responded … More Info 
  • WA: Suspect caught breaking into East Central business.
    3.24.14 – KREM.com Spokane – Spokane Police arrested a suspect for breaking into a business in East Central Spokane. Officers responded to an alarm at Silent Screaming Hawks around 3:30 Saturday afternoon. More Info

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