7-10-17 NESA Monitor

7-10-17

Public Safety Updates

  • FL: Technology speeds up alarm calls to 911 by 2-3 minutes in Manatee Co.
    7.5.17 – WTSP-TV Tampa – If your home has a security alarm, you hope that means help will get to you faster but it can sometimes slow things down. Manatee County is the second 9-1-1 center in the state and 25th … More Info

Industry News

  • What’s With All the Mergers and Acquisitions?
    7.7.17 – CI – With all the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) afoot in the AV integration industry, how can integrators make sense of their own potential? More Info
  • ADT Remakes Commercial Division with Help From P1 Integrators
    7.3.17 – CI – A group of executives from integration companies acquired by Protection 1 play central role in helping ADT become a leading national accounts provider. More Info

State & National News

  • Synthetic Fingerprints Make Plastic Particles Tiny Security Keys
    7.3.17 – SIA – Microscopic wrinkles squeezed onto the surface of tiny plastic particles could be used to create security keys that are impossible to duplicate. More Info

Business Tips

  • 5 Best Practices of Successful Entrepreneurs
    7.3.17 – CEPro – HTSA members get vital lessons on Accountability. Execution and Leadership during Masterclass training session. More Info
  • Improve Your Customer Service with One Simple Phrase
    7.5.17 – CEPro – To elevate your customer service offering and start raking in the recurring revenue, focus less on how your daily interactions can benefit you and more how you can help others. More Info
  • How to Deal with Those Old TVs: Liquidation vs. Recycling
    7.6.17 – CI: These days, old TVs can’t be thrown out with the trash — they must be disposed of properly, an expensive undertaking which may impact a project’s funding. More Info

Fire News

  • ND: Man accused of pulling fire alarm at Fargo police station after getting impatient
    7.7.17 – INFORUM – FARGO – A 21-year-old man who went to the Fargo Police Department to file a police report became the subject of one instead. According to documents filed in Cass County District Court: Drew Douglas … More Info
  • TX: La Porte firefighter suspended after allegedly crashing into house while drunk
    7.5.17 – Houston Chronicle – Blake Andrew Stevens was in uniform when he left his house to respond to a general alarm about 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to City of La Porte spokesman Sgt. Bennie Boles. En route to … More Info
  • WI: Fire in vacant building under investigation
    7.3.17 – CBS 58 Milwaukee – CBS 58 is your local source for the Milwaukee news, Milwaukee weather, and Milwaukee sports. More Info

Crime News

  • AK: JPD locates man involved in visitor center burglary
    7.4.17 – KTVA Anchorage – JPD says they were notified of an alarm going off at the Glacier Visitor Center around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. When police arrived, they found a broken, ground-level window and a car parked .. More Info
  • CA: Morro Bay police looking for two suspects who broke into pharmacy
    7.5.17 – The San Luis Obispo Tribune – At 6:17 a.m., officers responded to a burglary in progress at a pharmacy with an audible alarm, police said, and found that a man and woman acted together to break into the business. More Info
  • CA: Truckee Police Arrest Two for Burglary
    7.3.17 – KTVN Reno – On Saturday, July 1, Truckee Police responded to a burglary alarm at Enjoyable Smoke Shop. When officers arrived, they found that someone had broken into the …More Info
  • GA: Crooks fail miserably taking safe from popular Atlanta BBQ joint
    7.5.17 – Atlanta Journal-Constitution – An alarm at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q went off just after 4 a.m. When officers got to 1238 Dekalb Ave., they found the front door of the restaurant open. Investigators and the owners were called … More Info
  • IL: Police: ‘Coincidence’ sinks man accused of stealing guns near St. Charles
    7.6.17 – Daily Herald – A cleaning crew accidentally set off a burglar alarm at a St. Charles industrial park Tuesday and in the process inadvertently helped police catch a 25-year-old man accused of robbing … More Info
  • MI: Teens remove security system during ‘bold’ break-in on Detroit’s west side
    7.6.17 – ClickOnDetroit – “They took the alarm system off,” Ruth Wells said. The thieves slit the side door of the home, reached in and unlocked the door. A neighbor’s security camera captured Monday’s break-in … More Info
  • MN: MPD Officer Responding to Burglary Alarm Shoots 2 Dogs, Home Footage Shows
    7.9.17 – KAAL Austin – LeMay said that by 8:54 p.m., Xfinity deactivated the alert. At 9:15 p.m., LeMay said, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department can be seen on her surveillance camera’s approaching her … More Info
  • MS: Area police investigate burglaries at Verizon stores
    7.4.17 – The Commercial Dispatch – Officers with the Columbus Police Department responded to an alarm at the Verizon store on Highway 45 at 3 a.m. Thursday, according to a press release. When officers arrived at the business … More Info
  • NH: Manchester police search for male who tried to rob smoke shop
    7.5.17 – WMUR New Hampshire – Police were called to Smoker’s Haven around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday for a hold-up alarm. Police said the robber was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, red shoes, a black ski mask … More Info
  • OH: Crime Stoppers: Burglar took tablet, jewelry
    7.8.17 – The Columbus Dispatch – At 11:55 a.m. on June 26, officers were called to a home in the 1300 block of Myrtle Avenue after an alarm was triggered. More Info
  • TN: Police: Man attempted to break into Kmart
    7.9.17 – Johnson City Press – Johnson City police responding to a report of burglar alarm at Kmart early Saturday morning arrested a man they found in the fenced-in garden area of the store. More Info
  • TX: 2 Beaumont men arrested after burglary call at business on Calder
    7.7.17 – KFDM Beaumont – Officers responded at about 1:07 a.m. to a burglar alarm at K & K Designs where they say one suspect was found inside of the building. More Info

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