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NationalMonitor

June 22, 2015

Association Events

  • MDBFAA Member Meeting – July 8th, 2015
    How to Increase Your Company’s Value. Bob Lepczyk of Security Associates will explain the steps you can take to increase the value of your Company. 11am-1pm. COPS Monitoring- 235 Schilling Cir Suite 108, Hunt Valley, MD, 21031 – More Info

Door to Door Sales

  • Police warn of aggressive solicitors in Rockledge, Cocoa
    6.25.15 – WKMG Orlando – According to the Rockledge Police Department, people from an alarm system company called Capital Connect insinuate that they are connected with ADT. More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AL: Council eyes penalties, policies for repeat false alarm offenders
    6.27.15 – Tuscaloosa News – A third false alarm in that span will trigger a required training program on how to prevent false alarms. This “false alarm prevention school” must be completed … More Info
  • IL: False alarm calls on the rise in Naperville
    6.23.15 – Chicago Tribune – Last year the Naperville Police Department received 3,677 burglar alarm calls. But only 12 of those calls, or .3 percent, were valid burglar threats. False alarms … More Info
  • WV: Doggone it! False alarms wasting much time for local law enforcement
    6.28.15 – Bluefield Daily Telegraph – I learn last week that these dispatches — mostly false alarms — are much more … If the activated alarm is a “hold-up button” at a bank or other location, two law … More Info
  • WV: False alarm calls result in wasted man-hours for police
    6.26.15 – Bluefield Daily Telegraph – Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Darrell B. Bailey said deputies with the department answered 150 false alarms in a one-month period. “That’s homes … More Info

Industry News

  • Consumers ‘ho-hum’ about home automation?
    6.22.15 – SSN – LOS GATOS, Calif.—Advances in connected home technology were all the buzz at ISC West 2015, and recent studies point to a boom, too, but an alternative report from Argus Insights suggests that the big buzz is overrated. The market is stalling and may even be shrinking, it says. Say what? More Info
  • This 9V battery makes your smoke detector so much less annoying
    6.24.15 – CNNMoney –  …roost smart smoke alarm battery If there’s one smart home device worth trying, it might be the Roost smart smoke alarm battery. More Info
  • Chevrolet Adds Theft Alarm Notifications And Service Warnings To …
    6.24.15 – Tech Times – An update to Chevrolet’s RemoteLink app allows for Theft Alarm Notifications, letting users know of any attempt to tamper with or steal your car, provided the … More Info
  • Smart new pillow alarm alerts deaf or hard of hearing
    6.24.15 – Specification Online – It uses ‘listen and learn’ digital wire-free technology that listens for the unique sound of a specific fire alarm. If the fire alarm sounds the pillow pad vibrates, high … More Info
  • The Evolution of Video Analytics
    6.24.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – If a camera was outdoors, trees waving in the wind or even clouds moving in front of the sun might trigger a false alarm. Most of the research and development in … More Info
  • Using Audio to Increase Security’s Footprint
    6.24.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – If a central station officer receives an alert from a video system and has access to live audio from the property, the officer can determine whether it’s a false alarm … More Info
  • Alarm.com Opens for Trading to Secure Top Spot in Smart-Home …
    6.26.15 – Greentech Media – Additionally, Vivint, which was once a reseller for Alarm.com, now offers its own smart-home platform. Vivint also has a robust solar business and has begun …More Info
  • SSI – Habitec Security Wins PDQ Award for Reducing False Alarms
    6.24.15 – Habitec Security’s false alarm reduction efforts led to the company earning the PDQ Award at the 2015 Electronic Security Expo. More Info
  • UL introduces standard for managed video
    6.26.15 – SSN – Baltimore – UL announced a new standard for managed video services, UL-827 b. More Info

State & National News

  • Only Half of Employees Feel Their Companies Prepared for Severe Emergency
    6.22.15 – SIA – Only half of employees believe their workplaces are prepared for a severe emergency, according to the third annual workplace safety survey by Staples Inc. More Info
  • Americans are on the move again
    6.26.15 – Stateline – Americans are picking up and moving again as the recession fades, personal finances improve and housing markets recover. Counties in Nevada, Arizona, eastern California and Tennessee also saw some of the nation’s biggest growth in movers last year. More Info
  • The state of broadband in the states
    6.24.15 – The Washington Post – Does it feel like Web sites are loading a little faster? If so, it might be because broadband capacity grew across the country in the first quarter of this year. More Info
  • Census update shows more diverse society as baby-boom generation ages
    6.25.15 – The Washington Post – The District is the only jurisdiction in the report where the percentage of whites younger than 20 increased. More Info

Business Tips

  • What the Internet of Things Reveals About People
    6.19.15 – CIO Insight – When data sources from a wide range of IoT devices are combined and analyzed, a broader and deeper understanding of the world–and humans–ensues. More Info
  • Employees Are More Satisfied and Motivated
    6.22.15 – Baseline – The majority of workers surveyed said their company makes them feel valued by providing better growth and development opportunities, good work-life balance and programs to develop a healthier lifestyle. More Info
  • Go Mobile Friendly or Lose Referrals
    6.24.15 – CEPro – You may be losing business if you don’t pass the Google Mobile Friendly Test. More Info

Fire News

  • FL: Kitchen fire closes Fort Myers restaurant
    6.22.15 – Wink News – There were about 30 people inside Kingdom Buffet when the fire alarm started going off. The fire department tells WINK News, the stove flared up and then … More Info
  • FL: Lightning starts fire at Orlando home of former Notre Dame coach …
    6.24.15 – WFLA – The Orlando Fire Department received an automatic fire alarm at 2:42 a.m. Sunday. About 50 firefighters and command staff reported to the home, and two … More Info
  • ME: Damariscotta Police Blotter: Pirates apprehended
    6.22.15 – Wiscasset Newspaper – Chief Ron Young investigated an alarm on Bristol Road. Officer Erick Halpin assisted a citizen at the police department with a drug take-back. Officer Halpin took … More Info
  • MO: Sprinkler system limits spread of apartment fire
    6.23.15 – Joplin Globe – The alarm was traced to a single apartment on the first floor, where firemen searched for occupants. They found the woman had left the apartment when she was… More Info
  • NC: Officials: Avon Motel loses more than half its rooms to fire
    6.25.15 – News & Observer – Motel manager Darlene Hooper says an alarm went off and smoke was seen billowing from a back room before noon. Hooper says the fire spread quickly, … More Info
  • NY: Shelter Island Police blotter: Two arrests, 24 tickets
    6.25.15 – Shelter Island Reporter – The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at a home on Ram Island on June 20. It was a false alarm caused by a smoker in the backyard. More Info
  • ON: Milton family says smoke detectors saved their lives
    6.22.15 – InsideHalton.com – Scott Lupton and Robin Stahlamn believe they’d be dead had smoke alarms not alerted them to a fire in their Milton home last Friday. At around 1:30 a.m., … More Info
  • PA: Residents suffer burns, smoke inhalation in Lancaster Twp. Fire
    6.22.15 – LancasterOnline – Three residents in the home were alerted by the fire alarm. A resident said the stove was turned off after use but a pan of oil left on the range caught fire. More Info
  • TN: Smoke reported at Hamilton County Jail
    6.26.15 – WRCB-TV – A Hamilton County Jail inmate faces more trouble after setting off a false alarm in the building. Just after 10:00pm the Chattanooga Fire Department received a … More Info
  • TX: Downtown Marriott Evacuated Due to Smoke
    6.26.15 – MyHighPlains – The fire department responded with an automatic second alarm which included one ladder company, five engine companies and two command vehicles. More Info

Crime News

  • AK: 3 suspects sought in 3rd break-in at South Anchorage smoke shop
    6.22.15 – KTVA.com – Alaska News and Weather – The shop is now equipped with both a surveillance system and an alarm system — which is all James says he can do at the moment. For now, it’s just a matter of … More Info
  • AR: 3 sought in Hope pharmacy burglary
    6.23.15 – Arkansas Online – Police responded to the Family Pharmacy about 3:30 a.m. for a burglary alarm, Hope Police Department Assistant Chief … More Info
  • CA: Stolen El Monte police SUV recovered
    6.26.15 – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune – At about 10:55 p.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm at a business and noticed a man riding a bicycle in the parking lot … More Info
  • CT: Police: Suspects In Attempted Burglary Found In Dumpster
    6.24.15 – CTNow – Officers responded to the On The Go store about 1:40 a.m. on a burglary alarm and found a window was smashed, police said. More Info
  • FL: Lifeguard tower break-in
    6.23.15 – The Anna Maria Islander – A commercial burglary alarm alerted Bradenton Beach Police Department to a 3 … deadbolt and the alarm went off, startling the suspect and forcing a quick exit. More Info
  • FL: Multiple felon faces 30 years for burglary
    6.24.15 – WJXT Jacksonville – When he heard the alarm, Perry grabbed a few items from the home and tried unsuccessfully to get away through the home’s garage. Unable to escape through … More Info
  • FL: Would-be bicycle thief tells owner he was ‘just testing’ it out
    6.24.15 – Palm Beach Post – An officer responding to an alarm call encountered a suspicious vehicle in the area. A background check showed … More Info
  • GA: Gunshots, Hit and Run, More Rock Quarry Trespassing: Sheriff’s Calls
    6.23.15 – Patch.com – Alarm- Walton County deputies responded to an alarm at a residence. Residence checked. Everything okay. Trespassing – Four … More Info
  • IL: Burglars drive van into Best Buy, steal electronics
    6.27.15 – The Tinley Junction – The store’s burglar alarm system sent a call to Tinley police at 3:54 a.m. Saturday, Tinley Park Police Sgt. Patrick St. John said. Once police arrived they … More Info
  • IL: Police Blotter 6-25
    6.25.15 – The Times – Streator firefighters responded at 2 a.m. Thursday to investigate an alarm activated by cooking smoke. No fire or loss reported. More Info
  • IN: 50-year-old caught after hiding in store
    6.23.15 – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – A Fort Wayne man was arrested after he apparently hid in the ceiling of a local business until after it closed. A motion alarm in a storage room of the Family … More Info
  • IN: Police nab man hiding inside dollar store after-hours
    6.22.15 – WANE – Police were called to Family Dollar shortly after midnight Tuesday when an alarm inside the business was tripped. Officers covered the front … More Info
  • LA: ‘Bored’ teens arrested in Scott Middle burglary
    6.25.15 – KLFY – Police were alerted to the break-in when the pair tripped an alarm as they broke into one of the classrooms. A witness was able to identify Altman and Soulier … More Info
  • LA: Pair arrested for burglarizing Bossier school
    6.25.15 – Shreveport Times – … 47, and Daren Barrett Butler, 43, both of Shreveport face burglary and resisting charges after Bossier City police responded to a burglary alarm at Cope Middle … More Info
  • LA: Suspect wanted who deliberately set a local convenience store on fire
    6.25.15 – KLFY – “It was around 4:30 in the morning I got a call that something was wrong with the alarm system. They say there is something wrong with the alarm. I call and they … More Info
  • MD: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 6/26/15
    6.26.15 – Southern Maryland News Net – 6-21-15 Burglary – Deputies responded to an alarm at Mr. Tire. A lock had been pried open by unknown suspects … More Info
  • MD: Theft, burglary, destruction of property
    6.28.15 – Bay Net – 6-17-15 Burglary – At 12:53 AM, deputies responded to the Vino 2 Wine Liquors in Charlotte Hall for an alarm activation. Deputies discovered the front glass door … More Info
  • ME: Damariscotta Police Blotter: Pirates apprehended
    6.22.15 – Wiscasset Newspaper – Chief Ron Young investigated an alarm. Officer Erick Halpin assisted a citizen at the police department with a drug take-back. Officer Halpin took … More Info
  • MI: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies respond to crashes …
    6.25.15 – MLive.com – At 11:16 a.m., Deputy Cherry responded to assist an alarm company at the George Long Elementary School. More Info
  • MN: Police continue to search for robbery suspect
    6.22.15 – Post-Bulletin – The hold-up alarm from the financial institution came in at 2:22 p.m. Friday. The female teller told officers the man approached her window and slid a note across … More Info
  • MO: Sheriff’s Office investigates burglary, theft of pickup at Festus-area …
    6.27.15 – Leader Publications – A security company called the Sheriff’s Office shortly after that about an alarm going off at the house, and a deputy responded and found a broken window on a … More Info
  • NC: Family Dollar robbery suspect arrested
    6.26.15 – Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald – At about 3 a.m. Sunday, RRPD received an alarm call at the Family Dollar. When Master Officer Mark Peck arrived and found that the front glass … More Info
  • NJ: Cedar Grove police seek man connected to installation of ATM …
    6.22.15 – NorthJersey.com – Putting these devices on the machine triggered the ATM’s internal alarm, which caused it to deactivate, according to Vanderstreet. An alert was also sent to Keith … More Info
  • NJ: Newark man caught after robbing same bank twice in 2 days, police …
    6.23.15 – NJ.com – The teller handed Stassa an unknown amount of cash and activated the alarm. Stassa, who was described by the teller as a 6-foot white man with a salt and … More Info
  • NJ: Riverdale police investigate restaurant break-in
    6.24.15 – NorthJersey.com – Responding to an activated burglar alarm, Patrolman Dan Salvati discovered that the exterior window on the side of the restaurant had … More Info
  • NJ: Vineland man charged in dessert theft
    6.26.15 – Vineland Daily Journal – Vineland – A 54-year-old city man was arrested in connection with the Maplewood Restaurant cheesecake caper. Police responding to an alarm activation at … More Info
  • NJ: Vineland man found with stolen cheesecake, police say
    6.27.15 – NJ.com- Vineland – When police went to respond to an alarm at a restaurant, they found the alleged burglar on the property and holding a box of frozen … More Info
  • NJ: Vineland Police for June 23
    6.23.15 – Vineland Daily Journal – •Police responded to a burglar alarm Tuesday morning at El Oaxaqueno Mexican Store. The store’s cash register was … More Info
  • NY: Man who fell through ceiling at Ithaca Planned Parenthood sentenced
    6.26.15 – The Ithaca Voice – Smith then lit tissue paper on fire to make the fire alarm to go off, hoping he would get lost in the shuffle when the building was evacuated, his attorney Thomas … More Info
  • NY: Video: Man sought for questioning in Westerleigh burglaries
    6.25.15 – SILive.com – The suspect allegedly threw a rock through a rear window in an attempt to enter one home, but then fled when the house alarm sounded. The same man … More Info
  • OH: Boardman family reports waking up to home burglary
    6.23.15 – Youngstown Vindicator – An alarm at Valley Christian School also reportedly sounded about the same time as the home burglary. Other stories of interest. More Info
  • OH: Break-in at Village Discount Outlet
    6.23.15 – WHIO – A burglary alarm sent Dayton Police to Village Discount Outlet on Monday morning about 2:20 a.m.. The store manager met the officers and … More Info
  • OH: Masked man robs Colerain Twp. Bank
    6.24.15 – Cincinnati.com – Dispatchers received two emergency calls about the incident: One was from the bank employee, and the other was a hold-up alarm from a security company. More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    6.22.15 – Circleville Herald – Alarm activated at the drive-thru of Tim Horton’s. Checked okay, accidental by employee. Caller advised he believed his computer was hacked into at Howard’s … More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    6.23.15 – Circleville Herald – Officer on scene advised of an alarm drop at a location and requested a medic for an assault unrelated to the alarm drop. Report taken on assault. More Info
  • OK: Man accused of using ladder to break into home
    6.27.15 – KOKI FOX 23 – … said Sgt. Jeremy Noland with Tulsa police. Officials said the home’s security system was tampered with but it didn’t stop the alarm from alerting police. More Info
  • OK: Tulsa police search for man who broke into area liquor store
    6.23.15 – Tulsa World – … entering Bacchus Vineyard in the South Pointe Shopping Center, on June 3 and then leaving when the store’s security alarm sounded. More Info
  • OR: Cook who burned himself while trying to torch Pal’s Shanty gets …
    6.24.15 – OregonLive.com – Tyler, 31, tripped the security alarm when he let Duncan in through the back door. Tyler couldn’t move the ATM because it was bolted to the floor. After setting fire … More Info
  • PA: Man involved in Whitpain robbery of elderly couple pleads guilty
    6.22.15 – Montgomery Newspapers – An investigation began on Oct. 16, 2013, at 8:47 p.m. when Whitpain Township police responded to a panic alarm coming from a home … More Info
  • PA: Police Blotter
    6.24.15 – Gant Daily – Officers responded to an alarm at DuBois Drug and Wellness. Upon investigation it was found that after cutting electrical and cable wires going into the business, … More Info
  • TN: Alleged burglar caught by police, firefighters
    6.27.15 – Carthage Press – The incident started at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday when police received a report of a burglar alarm at the Southside Laundry. According to a written release from the … More Info
  • TX: Downtown Longview furniture store burgled
    6.24.15 – Longview News-Journal – Police said they found McCollister standing at the patrol car after officers responded to the business’ alarm. McCollister told officers that he had broken the front … More Info
  • TX: Sheriff’s Blotter
    6.24.15 – Alpine Avalanche – Alarm 6/16/15 Brewster Co.: Security Company requested a deputy in reference to an alarm activation in the residence coming … More Info
  • VT: Pittsfield Police log for Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20
    6.22.15 – Berkshire Eagle – 10:59 a.m.: A report of a burglar alarm at City Hall on Allen Street. The alarm is false. 2:57 p.m.: A report of a motor vehicle break-in on Francis Avenue. 3:24 p.m.: … More Info
  • WA: Accused Pierce County storage facility burglar arrested, charged
    6.22.15 – KOMO News – Tyler Mitchell was arrested early Saturday morning outside of a Puyallup storage facility. An alarm at All Size Vehicle Storage was tripped at around 3 a.m., and … More Info
  • WI: Bank robbery reported inside Pick ‘n Save
    6.26.15 – Journal Times – The Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a hold-up alarm at 2:06 p.m. after a male suspect handed a teller a note, police said. The suspect fled the … More Info

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