7-17-17 NESA Monitor

7-17-17

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Alarm system employee imposter targets Darlington homes

  • Alarm system employee imposter targets Darlington homes
    7.13.17 – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC – A warning was put out by Darlington Police Chief Danny Watson on the department’s Facebook page describing how a man came to the door of a city resident around 1 p.m. Wednesday claiming to be with the Alder Alarm Company that the residents have service with. More Info
  • People pose as ADT employees
    7.15.17 – WALB Albany – Residents told deputies that the people who approached them claimed to be with ADT and needed to come in and update their alarm system. Investigators say they were able to get in touch … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Alameda County takes on surveillance technology regulations
    7.13.17 – Contra Costa Times – Alameda County has more than 1,000 surveillance cameras in its buildings that capture images of everyone who enters, yet no comprehensive policy as to who views the recordings, how long the … More Info
  • IL: Homewood amends regulations on alarm system strobe lights
    7.14.17 – The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle – Trustees approved a change prohibiting the manual override of strobe lights in buildings connected to alarm systems. More Info

 

Industry News

  • Red Hawk Acquires Tele-Tector of Maryland
    7.11.17 – SDM – Red Hawk Fire & Security LLC, a provider in fire, life safety and security services and ranked No. 18 on the SDM 100, has acquired security systems integrator Tele-Tector of Maryland (TTM). More Info
  • Why HDoC Is a Compelling Alternative
    7.1.17 – SDM – As the industry increasingly moves toward adoption of IP-based video, which continues to outpace analog every year, there is still a large portion of end users who continue to rely… More Info

State & National News

  • New tech helps keep college students safe on campus
    7.11.17 – BC 7 Gulfshore News – The e-alarm, by the company BASU, is the newest device in fending off attackers. “They can pull it without fear of hurting themselves,” explained Jill Turner of BASU. Pulling the top … More Info
  • Where you put that smoke detector could mean the difference between life and death
    7.13.17 – FOX 8 Cleveland – “You have to remember you have to protect certain spaces each individual sleeping space if an average bedroom is 12 by 12 you still need a smoke alarm in that bedroom and you need another … More Info
  • Convicted burglar reveals 9 secrets to keep your home safe
    7.12.17 – The Palm Beach Post – Expensive security cameras and alarm systems may not be enough to keep burglars away! Speaking from behind bars, convicted burglar Nicholas Kyriazis told NBC News that he’s burglarized between 100 and 150 homes. More Info

Business Tips

  • Use This Equation to Simplify Your Hourly Billing
    712.17 – CEPro – A complex pricing model is difficult to explain, harder for clients to understand and almost impossible for your team to accurately track. Move to a one-size-fits-all hourly… More Info
  • Words Matter: Why Clear Communication Could Help Seal Your Next Deal
    6.28.17 – Open Forum – The 800-pound gorilla in the room. That’s an example of business jargon folks use to refer to something that we need to talk about but don’t. I’m not sure why this bit of jargon exists. More Info

Fire News

  • FL: ADT Security prevents Tampa woman’s house from setting fire
    7.15.17 – News 13 Orlando – On July 11th, Julie Knight was at work when she got a call from her security company, ADT Security, saying that her alarm was going off. Knight’s dog, Max, was home alone. “Having a fire … More Info
  • OH: The Latest: Some in Honolulu high-rise did not hear alarm
    7.15.17 – WHIO-TV 7 Dayton – Angela Kim lives on the 30th floor and says that while there have been fire alarm tests, the siren was not loud enough to hear. More Info
  • SC: A faulty fire alarm leads to lessons and fun at York day care center
    7.14.17 – The Herald – A faulty alarm at Agape United Day Care in York has led to fun for the kids. More Info
  • TN: Fire heavily damages two homes in Gate City
    7.14.17 – Kingsport Times-News – The first fire occurred and began early, with the alarm sounding at 5:34 a.m. The residence was heavily involved by the time firefighters with the Gate City Fire Department … More Info
  • TN: Three escape early morning fire
    7.13.17 – Johnson City Press – McClain reported he talked with Fortner, who said she had not been home from work very long and was asleep when she heard the smoke alarm go off. Fortner said she ran outside and began … More Info
  • TX: UPDATE: Austin airport fire alarm was false alarm, officials say
    7.13.17 – Austin American-Statesman – A fire alarm went off at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this afternoon, but airport officials said it was a false alarm. More Info
  • VA: Church Hill resident credits smoke alarm for helping him escape …
    7.14.17 – WWBT NBC12 News – A Church Hill resident credits his smoke alarm for waking him up early Friday morning as a blaze broke out at his home. More Info

Crime News

  • CA: County judge triggers burglary alarm inside courthouse | abc13.com
    7.11.17 – KTRK-TV – The San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the actions of County Judge John Lovett Jr. The elected official told Eyewitness News he entered County Clerk Dawn Wright’s office last … More Info
  • CA: Police pursue vehicle that fled scene of pharmacy burglary
    7.12.17 – San Mateo Daily Journal – According to police, officers responded at 3:45 a.m. to investigate an activated alarm at a pharmacy that was burglarized. When officers arrived, they … More Info
  • CA: Vandals breach fence at Novato water tank
    7.10.17 – ABC7 News – Friday the alarm system at a North Marin Water District tank did exactly what it was designed to do, according to General Manager Drew Mcintyre. “We immediately went up to the tank and … More Info
  • CO: Attempted burglary at Garfield fairgrounds leaves suspect trapped in air vent
    7.14.17 – Vail Daily – Wednesday, Rifle Chief of Police Tommy Klein received an alarm call from Go-Fer Foods. More Info
  • FL: Burglars caught at motorcycle shop in Martin County
    7.15.17 – TCPalm.com – An alarm notified Martin County Sheriff’s deputies about a break-in at Florida Sports Cycle about 12:30 a.m. They found Christopher Franquiz … More Info
  • FL: Lakeland burglar makes off with cartons of smokes
    7.12.17 – WTSP-TV Tampa – He stole 17 cartons of Newports and 22 cartons of Marlboros from the store …More Info
  • FL: NEW: West Palm Beach men found hiding in bushes after bungled burglary
    7.15.17 – The Palm Beach Post – Christopher Franquiz, 25, and Orionny Lopez, 33, triggered the store’s alarm and were apprehended while hiding in bushes near the business. More Info
  • FL: Police arrest man accused of trying to rob Ybor City bank
    7.11.17 – Tampa Bay Times – Tampa police officers responding at 9:18 a.m. to an alarm at the SunTrust bank spotted Ray C. Cochran inside the bank. According to police, Cochran, 58, passed a note … More Info
  • FL: Traveling convicts busted during overnight heist
    7.15.17 – WPEC CBS12 West Palm Beach – The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says the store’s alarm went off late Thursday night. MCSO’s midnight shift deputies responded to the store and found two men hiding … More Info
  • FL: Video catches burglar who broke into detective’s home
    7.12.17 – WTSP-TV Tampa – A New York police detective’s home security system let police officers reach his Palm Bay, Fla., home before a burglar had left, police said. According to WKMG, Zachary Ian Newman broke …More Info
  • KY: Arrest in Boost Mobile burglary in Lexington – ABC 36 News
    7.13.17 – ABC 36 Lexington – Court documents say police responded to an alarm call at the Boost Mobile on Wednesday morning. They say there was damage to the business and money was taken. Police say … More Info
  • KY: Thieves break into two pharmacies in Hardin County
    7.11.17 – WLKY Louisville -Tuesday, partially disabling the alarm system and then using a yellow crow bar to gain entry to Apothecare Pharmacy. As a matter of fact, when they were removing items, … More Info
  • LA: More police patrols wanted in Scotlandville after elementary school break-in
    7.14.17 – WBRZ 2 Baton Rouge – A source says someone broke into the school and triggered an alarm. Robert Lee Watkins, who lives near the school, said the break-in was too close for comfort. More Info
  • MI: Dundee police investigating Walgreens break-in
    7.15.17 – ClickOnDetroit – Police in Dundee are investigating an early morning break-in Saturday at a Walgreens store. Police received an alarm notification at 3:10 a.m. More Info
  • MI: Jackson Sheriff: deputies locate juvenile runaway on Foote Manor Drive
    7.10.17 – MLive.com – Deputy Wickham responded to a Commercial Alarm. Deputy Wickham responded to a Residential Alarm. Deputy Sullivan responded to I-94 … More Info
  • MN: Minneapolis Police Probe Officer’s Shooting of 2 Dogs
    7.11.17 – NBC Chicago – Minneapolis police are investigating after video shows an officer shooting two dogs in the backyard of a home where he was checking on a burglary alarm this weekend. A police report says the dogs charged at the officer Saturday. More Info
  • NJ: NPD: Unlocked cars burglarized
    7.12.17 – Observer – Police investigating a burglar alarm found an unsecured door in the rear of the home. More Info
  • OK: OKC Police: Elderly clerk brutally beaten in convenience store robbery
    7.14.17 – KOCO 5 Oklahoma City – Oklahoma City police officers responding to an alarm shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Short Stop found a store clerk bleeding “profusely” from a facial … More Info
  • TN: Police looking for Antioch liquor store burglar
    7.12.17 – WSMV Nashville – The burglar used a hammer to break open the window of the JT Liquor Store on Wednesday morning. According to the store owner, the thief was able to get away with … More Info
  • TX: Burglar in Cat in the Hat mask and two others caught on video breaking into La Porte school
    7.10-17 ABC13 Houston – Police shared video on their Facebook page Monday asking for the public’s help in identifying three young burglars, one of whom was wearing a Cat in the Hat mask. The other suspect could … More Info
  • TX: Burglars break into Port Arthur pharmacy through roof, steal drugs
    7.14.17 – KFDM Beaumont – PAPD is investigating a break-in during which burglars got in through the roof of King’s Pharmacy. Police responded to an alarm shortly before 6 a.m. Investigators say the burglars were able to steal narcotics. More Info
  • TX: Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help
    7.13.17 – Pioneer Press – Police say a Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape. Corpus Christi police Lt. Chris Hooper says the … More Info
  • TX: Police: Burglar steals $200,000 in watches from Galleria Macy’s
    7.12.17 – KPRC Local 2 Houston – A burglar made off with more than $200,000 in watches from the Macy’s store in The Galleria last month, police said. The burglary was reported at 12:18 a.m. June 10. Houston police … More Info
  • UT: Police looking for suspect in Nephi armed bank robbery
    7.13.17 – ABC 4 Salt Lake City – Morgan said Juab County dispatch received a hold up alarm from the Wells Fargo Bank at 5:01 p.m. When officers arrived on scene a minute later, they were told … More Info
  • WA: Sheriff looking for thief who bungled Parkland burglary
    7.13.17 – KING5 Seattle – A burglar tries to pry open the cash register at Hard Luck Bar & Grill on June 22, 2017. In a series of unfortunate events, a thief tried repeatedly to break through a window … More Info

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