6-5-17 NESA Monitor

6-5-17

Door to Door Sales

  • Vivint to Pay Wyoming $100,000 in Door-to-Door Sales Settlement
    5.30.17 – SSI – Vivint is paying the state for alleged wrongdoings by the company’s door-to-door salespeople, including violating the Consumer Protection Act. More Info
  • AG Paxton Reaches Settlement with Vivint and Warns Texans of …
    6.1.17 – Texas Insider – Door-to-door salespeople for alarm systems must be registered with DPS’s Private Security Board and are required to carry a DPS issued ID. Protect personal …

  • AG warns Texans of door-to-door alarm systems sales tactics
    6.2.17 – KBTX – Door-to-door salespeople for alarm systems must be registered with DPS’s Private Security Board and are required to carry a DPS issued ID. Protect personal … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • OH: City officials mull revising alarm-system laws
    5.29.17 – Columbus Monthly – “One, the technology used in the alarm industry has changed significantly since this code was initially written and, therefore, an update is needed to adequately … More Info

Industry News

  • Alarm Company Owner in North Carolina Has License Revoked for …
    5.31.17 – Security Sales & Integration – Alarm Company Owner in North Carolina Has License Revoked for Deception. The state accused Stanley Huffstetler IV for taking money “for services not … More Info
  • New Nest camera zooms in and recognizes faces
    5.31.17 – FOX43.com – The launch caps off a relatively quiet period for Nest, which has struggled with turnover, rumors of dissatisfied employees and a recall of its smoke alarm product, … More Info
  • Vector Security Acquires in Texas, Grows Gulf Region Footprint
    6.1.17 – SSI – The acquired company, Guardian Force Security Services, operates offices Nederland and Lufkin. More Info
  • Honeywell to introduce new fire protection solutions at NFPA …
    6.2.17 – SourceSecurity.com – Honeywell is also announcing all-new fire alarm control panels – Honeywell Silent Knight, Honeywell Farenhyt Series, and Fire-Lite by Honeywell – each with … More Info
  • Per Mar Security Services Acquires in Northwest Indiana
    6.2.17 – Security Sales & Integration – Southlake Security was founded and operated by Dan Barnes for nearly 40 years. Barnes focused on providing residential and small commercial alarm systems, … More Info

State & National News

  • House holds off on bill to tax security industry
    6.1.17 – Sangamon Sun – A spending package that would increase taxes on the alarm, private investigation and security industries must wait a little longer after the House voted to delay … More Info
  • U.S. jobs market stumbles in April, adding just 138,000 jobs
    6.2.17 – The Washington Post – U.S. job growth came in below expectations in May with employers adding just 138,000 jobs while the unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent, the lowest it has been in more than 16 years, federal economists reported Friday morning. More Info
  • AT&T to dump landlines, raise 911 fees for cellphones
    6.3.17 – Quad-Cities Online – One area of particular concern to seniors is 911 calling. In addition, some medical monitoring devices and home alarm systems work only on traditional landlines … More Info

Business Tips

  • Sales Tips: How to Leave an Effective Voicemail Message
    6.2.17 – SSI – When it comes to saying anything in sales, shorter is always better, but only as long as you still get your message through. More Info
  • 5 Tips for Leaving Your Stress at Work
    6.3.17 – Entrepreneur – No matter what your job is, work can be stressful… More Info

Fire News

  • IN: For The Record: 5/31
    5.31.17 – The Herald – The chief said the school was having an issue with one of its duct detectors and the alarm company was supposed to have the system on test mode. When the … More Info
  • KS: Emporia Fire Department responds to back to back alarms
    6.2.17 – KVOE – An alarm sounded at Emporia High School, causing an evacuation. According to fire officials, an air conditioning unit had gone bad and caused smoke. More Info
  • MI: Smoke alarm saves woman’s life in house fire
    6.1.17 – Huron Daily Tribune – Caseville – A smoke alarm very well may have saved the life of an 88-year-old Caseville woman Wednesday morning. According to Caseville Fire Chief Ben … More Info
  • MO: Smoke Alarm Alerts Family to Basement Fire
    6.2.17 – lstribune – Lee’s Summit, MO – On Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 10:40 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire … More Info
  • ON: Working alarm credited with limiting damage after fire at Atlas Copco
    5.29.17 – My North Bay Now – Deputy Fire Chief Greg Saunders is crediting a working alarm system at the Atlas Copco facility for limiting damage after a fire broke out today. North Bay fire … More Info
  • TX: Popular Hill Country restaurant destroyed by fire
    5.30.17 – KSAT San Antonio – … went up in flames at 2 a.m., the Wimberley View reported. The paper said the owners, who live above the cafe, woke up to the sound of a smoke alarm. More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Burglar breaks Little Rock liquor store door, steals basketful of …
    6.1.17 – Arkansas Online – Little Rock officers were called about 3:30 a.m. Saturday after an alarm at Sullivant’s Liquor. Investigators later watched surveillance video … More Info
  • AR: Police beat
    6.2.17 – Arkansas Online – Little Rock officers were called about 3:30 a.m. Saturday after an alarm sounded at Sullivant’s Liquor. Investigators later watched … More Info
  • AR: Police: Burglar uses ‘large boulder’ to break into Little Rock …
    6.3.17 – Arkansas Online – The Little Rock Police Department responded around 3:30 a.m. Thursday to an alarm at the chain’s, according to a … More Info
  • ​CA: RPD seeks public’s help in regard to string of cigarette thefts
    5.29.17 – East Valley Times – The most recent instances of burglary occurred this morning, when officers responded to a call of a burglary alarm at Chevron gas at … More Info
  • CA: Caught On Camera: Man Burglarizes Orinda Home
    6.1.17 – CBS San Francisco Bay Area – Officers responding to an alarm at at the home arrived to find it had been burglarized and items were missing. A check of the home’s surveillance system found … More Info
  • FL: Burglars smash up deli’s glass door
    6.1.17 – WPEC – When police responded to the alarm they noticed the suspects had entered through the bottom portion of the front glass door. According to surveillance video … More Info
  • FL: Men used blowtorch to break into ATM, police say
    6.1.17 – WFTV Orlando – Police are on the lookout for two men they said used a blowtorch to break into an ATM in Everett, Washington. Not only did the burglary set off a bank’s fire alarm, … More Info
  • FL: Teens arrested after school break-in, ransack
    6.1.17 – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay – The kids were caught when a burglar alarm brought deputies to the scene. Detectives believe they were inside at least twice between May 27 and 29. “It is likely … More Info
  • GA: Gwinnett police search for 6 who stole phone from Sprint kiosk at …
    6.2.17 – Gwinnettdailypost.com – “The alarm makes an audible noise and the suspects run away again,” Pihera said. The police report identified the suspects as a group of young black men and … More Info
  • GA: Suspects sought in Sprint kiosk burglary
    6.3.17 – CBS46 News Atlanta- The individuals could be seen returning to the kiosk in a second video, but when two of the suspects crawled under the desktop, an alarm went off, causing them … More Info
  • IL: Elmhurst police blotter: Wheaton man uses cart to break glass door …
    6.3.17 – Chicago Tribune – Police said Cerkoney, who heard the alarm and waited for police to arrive, told them he wanted to be arrested and jailed. Shane Brooks, 24, … More Info
  • MA: Keeping Teens Away & More: North Shore Police Logs
    6.2.17 – Patch.com – … Police responded to a report of a man sitting inside a house while an alarm went off on Friday around 2 p.m. Officers found the “man” was a … More Info
  • MA: Wareham police reports: April 29 to May 2
    5.31.17 – Wicked Local Wareham – 7:19 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. … More Info
  • MA; Acton police reports: May 19-26
    5.31.17 – Wicked Local Acton – 1:10 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a commercial burglar alarm. 6:23 a.m.: Police responded to a report of … More Info
  • MD: Man Charged With Silver Spring Cell Phone Store Burglaries
    6.2.17 – Patch.com – At about 1:51 a.m. Monday, police responded to the T-Mobile store for the report of a commercial burglary alarm at the business. More Info
  • MN: Hutchinson Police Services
    6.3.17 – Crow River Media – A man exited the store causing the security alarm to beep. An employee turned around and saw a man running from the store allegedly carrying the tool set. More Info
  • MS: Video shows 2 people attempting break-in at Bay St. Louis seafood …
    6.3.17 – The Sun Herald – Two unidentified people were caught on camera when they tried to break in at a seafood business, but they ran off when the burglar alarm sounded, Police Lt. More Info
  • MT: Helena Police Department incidents reported Saturday, May 27
    5.29.17 – Helena Independent Record – At 11:47 p.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm . At the conclusion of the investigation, a 23-year-old male from … More Info
  • MT: Man allegedly burglarizes Dillon businesses, attempts to break into …
    6.1.17 – Montana Standard – “Banks are extremely difficult to access and … it appeared the audible alarm was under maintenance at … He added that the bank has since updated its alarm. More Info
  • NM: Burglary thwarted by LCPD officer, alert neighbor
    6.1.17 – Las Cruces Sun-News – Shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, a Las Cruces police officer patrolling heard an alarm coming from the Dollar General. More Info
  • NY: Cash Stolen From Italian Deli In Westchester
    6.1.17 – Harrison Daily Voice – Yonkers police were notified by an alarm of the burglary at Avitabile Latticini Deli around 2:15 a.m., said Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean … More Info
  • NY: Man found sleeping in Transit Road garage
    5.31.17 – Clarencebee – A burglar alarm was reported at a church. The building was … A residential alarm was reported at an address. It was an … More Info
  • NY: Plattsburgh man charged with Stewart’s break-in
    6.2.17 – Plattsburgh Press Republican – … deputies responded to the Stewart’s Shop for a report of an alarm sounding, with inside motion detected. More Info
  • OH: Bucyrus Police arrest Huron County fugitive
    5.30.17 – Richland Source – 9:51 a.m. A false alarm was investigated …. 2:48 p.m. A false alarm was reported  … More Info
  • OH: Circleville Police Reports
    5.31.17 – Pickaway News Journal – Officers responded to an activated alarm. Officers determined it was accidental. – … More Info
  • OH: Man shot several times in Greenhills townhome
    6.1.17 – WXIX – A man who was shot in a Greenhills townhome overnight is expected to recover, police said. Officers responded to a report of a silent panic alarm from a security … More Info
  • OK: Police: Three people taken into custody after attempting to break into …
    5.29.17 – kfor.com – The alarm company notified police about the attempted break-in, and officers quickly arrived on the scene. All four of the alleged suspects ran off, but three of … More Info
  • OK: Security cameras catch man breaking into Rogers County building …
    5.31.17 – kjrh.com – … Saturday at about 5 p.m. A few minutes later, deputies responded to the alarm call, but the suspect managed to hide inside the building and avoid arrest. More Info
  • OR: Deputies: Two arrested after botched bank burglary in Boring
    5.29.17 – KATU – Deputies responded to an alarm at the Clackamas County Bank. When they arrived at the scene, deputies say they spotted a man sitting in a … More Info
  • PA: Man accused of breaking into store, stealing candy
    6.1.17 – WPXI Pittsburgh – Just minutes after the silent alarm was triggered, Penn Township police found Troutner walking down Business Route 66 with towels wrapped around his … More Info
  • PA: Man ordered to dim lights – again
    5.31.17 – Sharonherald – Brown told police he had activated the alarm after kids ran beside his house. Nych said he told Brown that Brown is drawing attention to himself with the lights … More Info
  • SC: Fort Mill area mobile phone store broken into and cash, cases stolen …
    5.31.17 – The Herald – Around 2:49 a.m. Monday, police responded to an alarm call at the Boost Mobile cell phone store, the report states. Officers found the glass broken on … More Info
  • TN: Home burglary caught on door bell camera, suspect arrested same …
    6.1.17 – WRCB-TV – Security lights are recommended as well as signage stating you have cameras and an alarm system. In this case, it helped Siedlecki get his laptop back the … More Info
  • TN: Investigators: Thieves break-into one area pharmacy, possible break …
    6.2.17 – WBBJ-TV – Brownsville, TN – Quick working thieves break into a local Walgreens and police believe they may have tried to do the same at another location. More Info
  • WA: Pasco students accused of vandalizing Seven Springs Middle School
    6.2.17 – WTSP 10 News – When deputies responded to a school alarm, they discovered that current and former students smashed TVs damaged four classrooms, stole five Apple TVs and … More Info
  • WA: Thieves Try To Break Into ATM, Accidentally Set Cash On Fire
    6.3.17 – NDTV – According to the police, a fire alarm was set off early in the morning on May 30 after the thieves used a cutting tool to access the ATM. Firefighters responding to … More Info

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