6-20-16 NESA Monitor

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Door to Door Sales

  • How to defend yourself from hard sell tactics
    6.16.16 – kfor.com – Bill Davey of Globelink says these are actual alarm companies that will use high-pressure or deceptive tactics to get you to switch your system, often times trying… More Info
  • Consumer Experts Warn of Door-to-Door Security Alarm Schemes
    6.17.16 – KSTP.com – Minnesota’s Attorney General warns homeowners to keep their eye out this time of year for some door-to-door security alarm salesmen offering services around … More Info
  • BBB offers tips on summer solicitors
    6.18.16 – Chippewa Herald – “Wisconsin summer is finally here and the warm weather will bring salespeople to our front doors offering asphalt paving, home improvements, alarm systems, … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Glendale ends unpopular rules for security alarms; keeps fines
    6.16.16 – YourWestValley.com – Instead, the city will be taking a more proactive approach that, while not doing away with fines for excessive false alarms, gives owners the option of undergoing … More Info
  • GA: Alarm registration open as false alarm ordinance being …
    6.15.16 – 13WMAZ.com – Warner Robins Police told us false alarm calls represented almost two full time … The ordinance requires business and residential alarm owners to register their … More Info
  • GA: New program pushes residents, business owners to ‘CryWolf’
    6.16.16 – 41 NBC News – CryWolf is part of the city’s alarm ordinance and requires businesses and residential alarm owners to register their alarms. The goal is to cutback on the number … More Info
  • NM: New APD staffing plan
    6.15.16 – KOAT Albuquerque – The plan is that we will only go to what we call verified alarms. That’s where we see from the alarm company that there is an .. More Info
  • OK: Council to consider utility rate increases
    6.16.16 – The Lawton Constitution – … rate increases it has already approved for next year’s budget and will look at setting registration fees for alarm systems in the city when the group meets today. More Info
  • OK: Council to study alarm proposals; agreement reached with police …
    6.15.16 – The Lawton Constitution – As Tuesday’s meeting started, Mayor Fred Fitch, responding to a residential request to address the issue, said the two agenda items dealing with alarm systems .. More Info

Industry News

  • Security for Smart Homes: Important Things to Consider
    6.13.16 – Tech.Co – From outside camera systems, to entry codes, to digital alarms on windows, to motion detectors and remote monitoring, the entire industry is becoming more and … More Info
  • NFPA 2016: Big Data and NEC 2017 Changes
    6.13.16 – OHS – The National Fire Protection Association’s annual Conference & Expo is taking place June 13-16 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, bringing together the industry’s leading manufacturers with thousands of fire service and emergency services professionals bent on learning the latest on key codes and standards, fire prevention and suppression technologies, and building and life safety innovations. More Info
  • Target’s New Minn. ‘Connected Living’ Space Features Smart Devices, Not Home Automation
    6.14.16 – CEPro – IP cameras, smart thermostats, IoT basketballs line shelves of Target’s Connected Living Experience in Minneapolis area, but ‘experience’ is a misnomer and home automation is mostly absent. More Info
  • COPS Monitoring announces multiple new hires
    6.15.16 – SecurityInfoWatch – … to meet the current and expanding needs of its growing company driven by high demand for its high-quality alarm monitoring and dealer support services. More Info
  • CSAA votes to change name to The Monitoring Association
    6.14.16 – SSI – Fort Worth, Texas—The Central Station Alarm Association name is on its way out. More Info
  • In-Depth: If Comcast and Alarm.com Acquire Icontrol as Rumored
    6.16.16 – CEPro – Leading SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider Icontrol is reportedly being sold to Comcast/Xfinity and erstwhile rival Alarm.com. What does this mean for … More Info
  • Bug in alarm system traced to bug in alarm system
    6.17.16 – Madison.com – An unidentified spider was fingered as the culprit in a false alarm that brought firefighters to an apartment Friday morning. More Info
  • Alarm Detection and Suppression Systems alleges it is owed for …
    6.17.16 – The Louisiana Record – Alarm Detection and Suppression Systems LLC filed a suit against Gibbs Construction LLC and UATC & Associates Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on May … More Info
  • Select Security partners with Mace to launch national DIY product
    6.16.16 – SSN – Lancaster, PA – Company finalizing manufacturer choice, executive director to oversee program. Select Security, a super-regional based here, is partnering with Mace, best known for its pepper spray, to launch a DIY product nationally in 2016. More Info

State & National News

  • D.C. Proposes New Training and Standards for Private Security Guards
    6.9.16- Washington Post – D.C. officials are proposing toughening the hiring standards and training requirements for private security guards who are sanctioned to carry weapons and who have limited arrest powers. More Info
  • Report Says About Half of Smart Home Devices Self-Installed
    6.13.16 – SIA – A recent study conducted by Parks Associates found that the sale of wireless home security products is on the rise, and about half of U.S. homeowners with a home security system use smart, wireless sensors as part of the system. More Info
  • The right to gripe: States seek to protect negative online reviews
    6.16.16 – Stateline – Two states have banned businesses from inserting “gag clauses” in contracts that bar consumers from posting negative online reviews. Other states may do the same. More Info
  • FICO to Offer ‘Enterprise Security Score’ for Organizations
    6.15.16 – Security – FICO is developing a FICO® Enterprise Security Score, which will rank an organization’s level of cybersecurity risk. More Info

Business Tips

  • Employees Still Present Highest Security Risk to Organizations
    6.14.16 – SIA – A new study has found that organizations are not confident in their ability to manage and control employee access to confidential documents and files. More Info
  • New Sales Opportunity: Automate Your Customers’ HVAC and IAQ
    6.17.16 – CEPro – Indoor Air Quality affects your customers’ comfort, health, home aesthetics and electronics’ lifespan. Here’s how to talk to your clients about this added benefit of HVAC. More Info

Fire News

  • MA: Police logs, June 12, to 15, 2016
    6.17.16 – The Recorder – 2:41 p.m. – Fire alarm activated at Rite Aid, and showing smoke detector in vestibule; Turners Falls Fire Department sent and confirmed someone .. More Info
  • MT: Smoke alarm saves lives from kitchen stove in Butte early Thursday …
    6.17.16 – KXLF Butte News – Fire Marshal Doherty of the Fire Prevention Bureau would like to remind the public of the importance of smoke alarms. Smoke alarms in this instance alerted and … More Info
  • TX: Love Field evacuated after false fire alarm
    6.18.16 – WFAA.com – Dallas Love Field was evacuated Saturday morning due to a false fire alarm, an airport spokesman told News 8. “Please be patient. The Dallas Fire Rescue … More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Armed robbery suspects may be the same in both stores
    6.15.16 – Harrison Daily – An alarm company notified the HPD of a panic alarm at the White Oak Station about 4:40 a.m. Tuesday. Within moments, the clerk at the store called the HPD via … More Info
  • AR: Break-in at White Oak Station probed
    6.16.16 – Harrison Daily – A police report shows that an alarm company notified the HPD of an audible alarm at the White Oak Station about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday. More Info
  • AR: Two Brothers Arrested In Connection To Multiple Oklahoma Burglaries
    6.14.16 – 5newsonline.com – The deputy had been patrolling the Lake Tenkiller area and heard the store’s alarm going off. Cody Spark was arrested on suspicion of 10 burglary counts; … More Info
  • CA: Man arrested in spate of downtown Petaluma burglaries
    6.16.16 – Santa Rosa Press Democrat – Lee Stewart was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of a burglary tool, officers said. Police responded to an alarm … More Info
  • FL: $10K in lawn equipment stolen from North Miami Beach business
    6.17.16 – 7News – WSVN-TV – Sunmey said she got a call from their alarm company at around 4:30 a.m. and contacted police on her way to the store. “They jumped in the store, and they knew … More Info
  • FL: 3 arrested in connection with burglary at Hialeah Walgreens…
    6.17.16 – Local 10 – Police said they were called to a burglary in progress at the Walgreens at 4:24 a.m. after the store’s alarm company saw two … More Info
  • GA: Burglars’ time inside Athens drug store cut short after alarm goes off
    6.16.16 – Online Athens – Burglars broke into a drug store early Tuesday but set off an alarm and fled before they could steal much of anything, Athens-Clarke County … More Info
  • GA: DeKalb man accused of robbing a local Vietnamese restaurant
    6.18.16 – DeKalb Daily Chronicle – DeKalb police officers responded at 10:15 p.m. June 9 to Bea’s Wok N’ Roll for an activated security alarm. Police saw Benson … More Info
  • HI: Kailua sandwich shop recovering from damage caused by baseball …
    6.14.16 – Pacific Business News – They have, however, updated the security system by adding a 12-camera video surveillance system and a LiveWatch security and alarm system. The attack … More Info
  • IA: Burglars hit two stores
    6.14.16 – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier – Police are also investigating a burglary attempt at a second business a day later where the thief was scared away by an alarm. It isn’t clear if the crimes are … More Info
  • IA: Palo bank robbers now face federal charges
    6.15.16 – The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines – Sheriff’s deputies located the vehicle, driven by a woman, going southbound, about six minutes after the alarm sounded and made a traffic… More Info
  • IL: Police Investigate Second Smash-And-Grab Burglary At Gunzo’s …
    6.15.16 – DNAinfo – Once inside and with the alarm blaring, the man quickly grabbed five jerseys before fleeing the scene, said Steve Jankowski, a Gunzo’s sales associate who … More Info
  • IL: Store break-in may be similar to other incidents, police say
    6.14.16 – Belleville News-Democrat – Waterloo police said officers were dispatched to an activated burglar alarm at approximately 3:31 a.m. Monday. The first officer reportedly arrived on scene two … More Info
  • IL: Surveillance photo released in 2 North Side break-ins
    6.15.16 – WLS-TV – Officers responded to a burglary alarm at Nothing Bundt Cakes around 1:25 a.m. on June 10. About 10 minutes later … More Info
  • KS: Reported bank robbery false alarm
    6.15.16 – Ottawaherald.com – Officers with the Ottawa Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office surround Arvest Bank about 12:40 p.m. Wednesday in … More Info
  • KY: Man charged in string of Lexington business burglaries
    6.15.16 – Lexington Herald Leader – Littleton was apprehended after officers responded to the Speedway at about 2:30 a.m. because of an alarm, police said. Officers in the area identified Littleton. More Info
  • LA: Broussard police arrest two in gun store robbery
    6.19.16 – The Daily Advertiser – According to a news release from Broussard Police Chief Brannon Decou, police responded to an alarm Friday night at the Distant Thunder, gun store … More Info
  • MA: Police logs: Car vandalized and a Hit & Run
    6.13.16 – Mysouthborough – 0643 hrs – Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a business. … More Info
  • MI: Jackson County Sheriff: deputies respond to assault report, arrests …
    6.16.16 – MLive.com – Sergeant Watson responded to Francis Street for an alarm. 7:15 a.m.. Sergeant Watson … Deputy Barnett responded to an alarm. 11:49 a.m. More Info
  • MI: Lower Merion Police investigating Villanova burglary
    6.15.16 – Main Line – Lower Merion police reported a burglary occurred at a home June 8 after a security alarm sounded at 3:37 … More Info
  • MI: Police & Fire: Home invasion
    6.14.16 – Battle Creek Enquirer – School officials notified police of an alarm at 7:08 a.m. Friday and saw the man leaving the school. Police used a department tracking dog and arrested him in … More Info
  • MN: Coon Rapids Man Charged with Burglary after Leaving Cellphone at …
    6.17.16 – KSTP.com – Officers arrived to find the alarm sounding and the window smashed in. A display case that normally holds guns had been smashed, but nothing was taken … More Info
  • NJ: Cops looking for burglar who broke in while owners were sleeping
    6.14.16 – NJ.com-The homeowners told police they were woken up by the burglar alarm and saw a male suspect on the video surveillance system walking through the kitchen … More Info
  • NV: Caught On Camera: Children’s charity burglarized
    6.14.16 – KTNV Las Vegas –  … criminals jumped back trying to get out of the way. All of this went down over the weekend when the warehouse is unmonitored. The alarm system didn’t work. More Info
  • NV: Suspects detained after bank alarm triggered near Desert Inn and …
    6.15.16 – News3LV – Officers responded to a robbery alarm just after 12:15 p.m. at Nevada State Bank, according to Metro Officer … More Info
  • NY: Cops: NY man caught trying to use truck to steal bank ATM
    6.17.16 – News 10NBC – Oswego, NY (AP) – Authorities say police checking out an alarm at a central New York bank caught a man trying to use his pickup truck to yank an ATM from … More Info
  • OH: Deputy, two others injured in crash
    6.13.16 – The Courier – Deputy Rodney Griffin, 48, was responding to an alarm call at Van Buren Schools with his lights and sirens activated around 1:05 p.m., police said. Griffin was .. More Info
  • OH: Doorbell camera helps catch burglary suspect
    6.16.16 – ABC6OnYourSide.com – That triggered an audio alarm to the home and the suspect ran to a car waiting for him in Ray’s driveway. Ray sent investigators the clips taken from his door bell … More Info
  • OH: Overnight break-ins reported at six Powell businesses
    6.17.16 – ThisWeekNews – Steve Hrytzik, the city’s deputy police chief, said officers responded to a burglary alarm shortly after 4 a.m. at a business. More Info
  • OH: Police investigating Powell break-ins
    6.18.16 – Columbus Dispatch – Police responded to an alarm call just after 4 a.m. at Azteka Mexican Grill where they found a smashed front door. More Info
  • OK: Oklahoma brothers arrested on suspicion of multiple burglaries
    6.14.16 – Times Record – … Sequoyah County Deputy Thomas Stafford was patrolling in the Tenkiller Lake area and heard an audible alarm going off at Gene’s Dive Shop … More Info
  • OR: Man hospitalized after standoff with police in Oregon
    6.17.16 – Toledo Blade – Police received an alarm company call at 4:10 a.m. about a possible burglary at the Pharmacy Counter. An Oregon police officer happened to be … More Info
  • PA: Bates charged in shop burglaries
    6.16.16 – Butler Eagle – The footage, according to court documents, showed Bates enter the front door and “run directly back to the alarm key pad and disable the alarm” while the … More Info
  • TN: Witnesses pull boy from pool, call 911
    6.14.16 – WTVC – Today – an alarm company worked near the fence and the pool remained closed, as family members say the boy’s condition is grim. Representatives from Youth … More Info
  • TX: Police chase Fort Worth perfume bandits
    6.14.16 – FOX 4 News – Fort Worth officers responded to an alarm at an Ulta Beauty store on Sage Meadow Trail. They followed items that had tracking devices and tried to stop a .. More Info
  • TX: Police: Pair caught in burglary
    6.14.16 – Times Record News – Wichita Falls Police say they caught two burglars in the act at the flea market on Holliday Road. Officers answered a burglar alarm at the market about 10:30 p.m. More Info
  • VA: Jury recommends life sentence for lawyer in home-invasion attack …
    6.17.16 – ABA Journal – “Both Sue and I want to thank all members of the Fairfax County Police and Fire Departments who responded to Sue’s alarm and 911 call for help. They are our . More Info
  • WA: Bank Robbery Pursuit Ends With Shooting
    6.14.16 – Officer.com – … spokeswoman Kim Kapp said officers responded after an employee there sounded an alarm. Kapp said it was unclear whether the man displayed a weapon. More Info

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