6-26-17 NESA Monitor

6-26-17

Door to Door Sales

  • BBB urges consumers to avoid doing business at the front door
    6.20.17 – News-Daily.com – Deceptive sales tactics – The most common scams that fall into this category include trying to sign up consumers with electricity wholesalers or alarm monitoring …More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: PVPD asks Town Council to change burglar alarm responds
    6.21.17 – Prescott Valley Tribune – Prescott Valley Police Department Chief Bryan Jarrell presents to the Prescott Valley Town Council about the department’s response to false alarms. More Info
  • CA: Manteca City Council needs to walk & chew bubblegum at same time
    6.21.17 – Manteca Bulletin – If a homeowner’s burglar alarm goes off repeatedly, the police department fines the homeowner for wasting their time. Why are business property owners not … More Info
  • CA: Pasadena hires company to dole out fees for false alarms reported …
    6.21.17 – The Pasadena Star-News – Pasadena – The Pasadena Fire Department is hiring an outside company to manage fees for false alarms reported to the city. The company, Public Safety … More Info
  • IL: Salem City Council Relaxes Penalties for False Police Alarms
    6.20.17 – WJBD Online – The Salem City Council has approved proposed changes in the penalties for false police alarms. Police Chief Sean Reynolds recommended the changes after … More Info
  • OH: Columbus hiking burglar alarm fees, fines
    6.20.17 – The Columbus Dispatch – City code required every home or business with an alarm to pay $35 for a license. The change will increase the residential license fee to $45 and then require .. More Info
  • TX: MPD’s alarm permit program now online
    6.19.17 – NewsWest9.com – The Midland Police Department received 6,746 alarm calls in 2016, 82 percent of which were false alarms. In an effort to reduce these false alarms, a new online .. More Info
  • WA: Cop’s Corner: The importance of alarm information, permits
    6.20.17 – goskagit.com – It’s nearly 3 a.m. A police officer is dispatched to a 911 call of a burglary alarm at a local business. Upon arrival, officers determine the call is legitimate. They see … More Info

Industry News

  • Vivint Launches Smart Home Platform for Rental Properties
    6.20.17 – CEPro – Through Vivint Smart Properties, rental property developers and managers can take advantage of Vivint’s professionally-installed smart home products like smart locks, lights, doorbell cameras, indoor cameras and thermostats. More Info
  • Comcast to Compete Head-On with Alarm.com, Offering Dealers ‘Aggressive’ Pricing
    5.23.17 – CEPro – Comcast/Xfinity will be “quite aggressive” in pricing its wholesale security and home automation service for independent dealers, competing with Alarm.com. Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici reveals plans at ISC West 2017. More Info

State & National News

  • Employee Theft on the Rise According to Latest Retail Survey
    6.19.17 – SSI – Major retailers lost over $44 billion in thefts by customers and employees, according to Jack L. Hayes International’s annual Retail Theft Survey. More Info
  • How Business Suffers When Customers Forget Passwords
    6.13.17 – Engagement Bureau – According to a new study, one third of online purchases are abandoned at checkout because consumers cannot remember their passwords. More Info

Business Tips

  • Why Decide for One, When You Can Decide for More?
    6.21.17 – CEPro – How to benefit from a variety of technologies. More Info
  • 3 Reasons Summer Is the Best Time to Sell Service
    6.21.17 – CEPro – Waiting for the right time to pitch your clients on service plans to gain recurring revenue? Here’s why summer is the perfect time to make the leap. More Info
  • Why Smart Home Energy Data Is Key to Hooking Consumers
    6.23.17 – CEPro – Unlocking the full potential of the smart home will come down to providing consumers with meaningful home intelligence insights like energy management data… More Info
  • Discover the Importance of Customer Referrals
    5.29.17 – SSI – Paul Boucherle spreads the gospel of customer referrals and reveals how to use them to your advantage. More Info

Fire News

  • CA: Silent sleeping death cheated by shrill carbon monoxide alarm …
    6.19.17 – MyNewsLA.com – A Sylmar couple was alive but sick Monday after a shrill carbon monoxide alarm awakened them before they were killed in the middle of the night by deadly … More Info
  • IL: Police 6-20-17
    6.21.17 – MyWebTimes.com – Ottawa firefighters responded at 2:28 a.m. Thursday to investigate an alarm activated by smoke from an overheated exhaust fan. The power was … More Info
  • IN: For The Record: 6/20
    6.20.17 – The Herald – Ferdinand — Units of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation at 12:07 a.m. Sunday at the Comfort Inn … More Info
  • KY: Ashland Fire Department report
    6.19.17 – The Independent – June 9: Scope Towers for a fire alarm activation. Crews investigated and found that steam in a maintenance room activated alarm. Found no problems and reset … More Info
  • MT: Police Reports for June 21, 2017
    6.22.17 – The Bozeman Daily Chronicle – A deputy assisted the Big Sky Fire Department for a call about a fire alarm, which was triggered by a bad compressor setting off a sensor. A bear was reportedly … More Info
  • WI: Public safety: Man steals $100 from purse
    Marshfield News-Herald – 6.22.17 – At 3:59 p.m. Wednesday, firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide detector alarm … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Auburn man charged with theft from auto dealership after police …
    6.22.17 – Opelika Auburn News – Damion D. Johnson was arrested after police responded to an alarm at an automobile dealership around 2:45 a.m. on … More Info
  • AR: Police: Boxes of ruined food thrown out after burglary at Little Rock …
    6.21.17 – Arkansas Online – The worker said he was unsure whether the alarm had been set at the business. No suspects were named, and no arrests had been made at the time of the … More Info
  • AR: Police: Burglar breaks into Little Rock security system distributor …
    6.22.17 – Arkansas Online – The man is seen on the video walking around inside before an alarm appeared to “startle him,” the report noted. He then grabbed four amplifiers and handed … More Info
  • CA: Bright Futures Academy Gets a Second Chance
    6.21.17 – VVNG.com – … the school had increased staff training, hired two additional safety officers and repaired a faulty alarm system that was responsible for nearly 40 false alarms. More Info
  • CT: Southington PD: Suspected Bank Robber Steals Car With Grandma …
    6.19.17 – Hartford Courant – According to police, the theft happened shortly after they received a holdup alarm at the People’s Bank in the Stop & Shop supermarket … More Info
  • FL: Burglar breaks through wall to enter Naples restaurant
    6.21.17 – Fox 4 – Shannon Aldrich, the general manager of the restaurant, said she was alerted by their alarm company around 4 a.m. Monday that something triggered the … More Info
  • GA: Burglar attempts to break into downtown Lawrenceville gun range …
    6.21.17 – Gwinnettdailypost.com – Just as Lawrenceville police Officer Sean Boerrigter was responding to the alarm, the suspect reportedly left the track hoe running and took off toward the fire … More Info
  • GA: Man uses excavator to try to break in Lawrenceville gun shop …
    6.20.17 – CBS46 News Atlanta – The man left after the store’s alarm system went off. He walked away with nothing. It was evident by the surveillance video that he did not know how to use the … More Info
  • GA: Would-be burglar caught on camera in Albany
    6.20.17 – WFXL FOX 31 – The homeowner told officers that he was alerted via cell phone by his burglar alarm and checked the cameras to see the man trying to get inside. He then went … More Info
  • IL: Alton police pursue suspects’ leads in weekend Champs burglary
    6.21.17 – Alton Telegraph – Another car containing several suspects from the burglary escaped. Golike said an alarm at 4:47 a.m. brought a police officer to the mall. More Info
  • KS: Shawnee police investigate two overnight burglaries
    6.20.17 – KSHB – Officers were dispatched to Sport Clips on an alarm before 1 a.m. When officers arrived, they found forced entry through the … More Info
  • MA: Acton police reports: June 9-16
    6.21.17 – Wicked Local Acton – 4:06 p.m.: Police responded to Hazelnut Street for a report of an intrusion alarm. 5:03 p.m.: Police responded to Great Road for a report of an animal problem. More Info
  • MA: Gun theft shuts mall, puts SWAT on scene
    6.20.17 – Boston Herald – An officer responding to a 4:20 a.m. burglar alarm at Dick’s found a broken window and, inside the store, a male suspect with a … More Info
  • MD: Burglary suspect sought in Rosedale
    6.24.17 – Fox Baltimore – He broke a window to get into a home but was scared off by an alarm, then stole a bicycle from another yard but … More Info
  • MI: Jackson gas station burglarized, thieves bust hole in building
    6.22.17 – Mississippi News Now – Officers were called to the scene when an alarm went off inside the business at 4:09 a.m. Thursday. More Info
  • MI: Police & Fire: Door smashed at Sprint store
    6.22.17 – Battle Creek Enquirer – Police were notified at 2:28 a.m. Thursday by a store alarm. Officers said the front door was smashed and the burglar attempted unsuccessfully to find money. More Info
  • NC: New Bern men charged in Morehead City break in
    6.22.17 – New Bern Sun Journal – According to Morehead City police, an alarm at the business came in at 11:14 p.m.. Arriving at the scene, a white 2015 GMC Sierra truck was … More Info
  • NH: Nashua Fire Marshals investigating cause of cellar fire
    6.20.17 – NH1 News – Around 4:15 p.m., Nashua Fire Rescue responded to a fire alarm activation on 93 W. Pearl St. Firefighters arrived to find that the building had smoke inside and … More Info
  • NJ: $1000 reward offered in Franklin museum burglary
    6.21.17 – New Jersey Herald – Mattessich confirmed that a department patrol responded to the museum at 4:40 a.m. Monday when notified that an alarm was going off at the museum on Evans … More Info
  • NJ: Drive-thru window shattered at Wendy’s
    6.25.17 – Parsippany Focus – Parsippany – Troy Hills Patrol Officer C. Dittino and D. Ribaudo responded to the Wendy’s, for an activated burglar alarm at 3:31 … More Info
  • NJ: False Alarm Hold-Up At Hazlet Bank Thursday
    6.22.17 – Patch.com – Hazlet, NJ – If you saw officers out with guns drawn at the Bank of America Thursday, it’s because they were responding to a false alarm of a bank … More Info
  • NJ: Gems, minerals valued at $30000 stolen from Franklin Mineral …
    6.20.17 – New Jersey Herald – The facility has an alarm, which did go off at about 4:40 a.m. A police officer responded and checked the building, but did not notice anything amiss, Mattessich … More Info
  • NM: Neighbors packing pistols and duct tape help Albuquerque …
    6.22.17 – Wichita Eagle – An alarm system alerted the homeowner, who was able to watch the burglar on his phone. He called his neighbors, who grabbed pistols and duct tape and … More Info
  • NY: Long Island officials asked to lift graduation ban after senior prank
    6.21.17 – WABC-TV – The break-in set off the building’s security alarm, causing the Suffolk County Police Department to respond to the call. The Police and District Administrators who … More Info
  • OH: No verdict yet in Ohio police officer’s murder retrial
    6.21.17 – WRGT TV Fox 45 – Officers were called to the MetroPCS around 2:44 a.m., after an alarm alerted authorities of someone inside the business. When crews arrived, they found a … More Info
  • OH: Suspects sought in MetroPCS break-in on Salem Avenue
    6.21.17 – WKEF ABC 22 – Trotwood — Police are searching for the person responsible for breaking into a cell phone store on Salem Avenue early Wednesday morning. Officers were … More Info
  • OR: Portland police arrest 2 suspects in business burglaries
    6.22.17 – OregonLive.com – Alec Ryan Cameron Johnson and a 16-year-old boy were arrested after police responded to a 4:30 a.m. burglary alarm at Binks bar … More Info
  • PA: Cops: Good Samaritans thwart robbery in Upper Merion
    6.21.17 – The Times Herald – Upper Merion – At 4:10 a.m. police responded to an alarm at the Speedway Service Station. Upon arrival, officers found that a lock … More Info
  • PA: Pet Squirrel That Foiled Idaho Home Burglary Rides Off Into the …
    6.20.17 – NBC 10 Philadelphia – They bought supplies and set an alarm every two hours to feed him. Joey thrived, and soon had the run of the house, using a litterbox and learning to scavenge … More Info
  • SC: Fire department burglarized
    6.22.17 – The Times and Democrat – The items are valued at a total of $1,400. He said the alarm system either malfunctioned or wasn’t activated at the time of the incident. In a separate incident, … More Info
  • TN: Green Hills Jewelry Store Burglarized
    6.20.17 – NewsChannel5.com – Update: Owner of Brooke Worthington Jewelry tells me rings were taken from her boutique in Bandywood. Alarm scared off the suspect(s)… More Info
  • TX: Longview teen suspected in burglaries arrested
    6.22.17 – KLTV – About 2:10 a.m. Thursday in Longview Police Department officers were dispatched to a business alarm. A representative with … More Info
  • VA: 4 suspects charged in connection to Northampton County break-ins
    6.22.17 – WAVY-TV – Deputies responded to an alarm at a home, where they discovered that the house had been broken into. Officials went back to the area to … More Info
  • VA: Man Charged With Grocery Store Burglary In Woodbridge: Police
    6.24.17 – Patch.com – Shortly after 2 a.m. on May 30, police responded to the Super Selectos Grocery Store in investigate and alarm activation. Entry was made through a rear door … More Info
  • VT: Morristown Police Department Statistics: June 9-15
    6.22.17 – Stowe Today – June 9 at 11:54 a.m., false alarm at a house. June 9 at 12:01 p.m., people in a broken-down car on Stagecoach Road were reportedly heard … More Info
  • WI: Eau Claire Verizon store burglarized – WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI …
    6.21.17 – WQOW TV News 18 – The Eau Claire Police Department, said Eau Claire police responded to an alarm call at Verizon Wireless … More Info

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