7-3-17 NESA Monitor

7-3-17

Door to Door Sales

  • Police Warn Residents Criminals Are Targeting Homes With Alarm Company Signs
    6.26.17 – SSI – In Levelland, Texas, police say crooks knocked on doors posing as alarm technicians to gain entrance into homes. More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • MD: Police Department Launches Voluntary Surveillance Camera Registration Database
    6.30.17 – SSI – In Hagerstown, Md., police are asking for residents’ consent to view security camera footage in the event of a crime or other incident for investigative purposes. More Info
  • ND: Fargo police to resume giving fines for excessive alarm activations
    6.30.17 – INForum – Starting Saturday, July 1, the activation of an alarm system caused by anything other than an emergency or criminal activity will be subject to fines, the department said in a news release. More Info
  • OH: Columbus, Ohio hiking burglar alarm fees, fines
    6.21.17 – SDI – Fines for false alarms in city will now range from $50 to $1K. More Info
  • TX: Midland Police Department introduces new tool to reduce false alarm activations
    6.28.17 – Midland – The Midland Police Department has introduced a new tool to help reduce the number of false alarm activations their officers respond to. According to a release, the new tool allows residents to apply and pay for alarm … More Info
  • TX: NOT A SCAM: Midland’s False Alarm Reduction Program is Real
    6.28.17 – Midland, Texas (Local 2/Fox 24) – The City of Midland would like to notify residents that if you’ve received a letter in the mail regarding the False Alarm … More Info

Industry News

  • Tyco Brand to Take on Johnson Controls Identity
    6.30.17 – SDM – Johnson Controls, which completed its merger with Tyco in September 2016, announced to customers their plans to transition the brand iden… More Info
  • Potter, Layered Solutions Partner for Mass Notification Integration
    6.29.17 – SSI – The partnership will expand the capabilities of Potter’s IP-enabled fire alarm systems. More Info
  • Eagle Eye, I-View Now Partner for Video Verification Integration
    6.28.17 – SSI – The partnership will allow customers and monitoring center operators to view both live and recorded video from the Eagle Eye cloud security camera VMS. More Info
  • Z-Wave Alliance Reaches 600 Members, Surpasses 2100 Certified Smart Home Devices
    6.28.17 – SSI – In addition to increasing membership and device numbers, the Z-Wave Alliance also revealed its new membership specifically for professional installers. More Info

State & National News

  • Top Home Security Concern Is Second-Guessing if Door Is Locked, Survey Says
    6.30.17 – SSI – I A new home security survey by Schlage found that three out of four Americans have doubted whether they locked their door. More Info

Business Tips

  • What to Know About Taking Back Equipment in Account Takeovers
    6.30.17 – SSI – How to handle trying to regain equipment when you’ve lost an account. More Info
  • Leave Every Jobsite With These Parting Referral Words
    6.30.17 – SSI – If you don’t think your techs can generate referral business, think again. More Info
  • Test Your Recurring Monthly Revenue (RMR) Knowledge
    6.29.17 – CI – Take this 2-minute quiz to determine if you’re doing recurring monthly revenue (RMR) right or discover what you’re doing wrong. More Info
  • Why Recurring Revenue Skeptics Are Missing the Point
    6.28.17 – CEPro – Recurring monthly revenue (RMR) may not be necessary to drive company valuation, but providing great customer service absolutely is. More Info

Fire News

  • CO: Smoke alarm prompts evacuation at McLaren House
    6.26.17 – Journal Advocate – Residents of McLaren House were evacuated Sunday evening after a smoke alarm went off in one of the apartments. Firefighters found no fire. More Info
  • IL: Sprinkler system puts out fire in Naperville
    6.27.17 – Daily Herald – A fire alarm summoned the Naperville Fire Department to the commercial building at 1:24 p.m. Saturday. The alarm was quickly followed by a 911 call from inside the building, officials … More Info
  • NH: McDonald’s in Winchester evacuated following false fire alarm
    6.26.17 – Hampshire Chronicle – Customers at McDonald’s in St George’s Street were told to leave the building after a fire alarm went off. One fire engine was situated near the building, and … More Info
  • TX: Smoke at Houston airport triggers alarm, sprinkler system
    6-30-17 – mySanAntonio.com – Houston – A spokesman for Bush Intercontinental Airport says a sprinkler system was activated when charging batteries began to overheat and sent smoke into a terminal. More Info
  • VA: Smoke alarm saves Virginia family from fire
    6.27.17 – FOX 5 DC – A family is safe after a smoke alarm alerted them to an electrical fire that caused $320,000 in damages on Monday. More Info

Crime News

  • CA: Man watches live cell video of break-in at his Fremont home – The Mercury News
    6.28.17 – San Jose Mercury News – Fremont police arrested a man on suspicion of burglary, after the resident received an alarm about the crime on his cell phone and called 911. … More Info
  • CA: San Jose man arrested in $50,000 Concord iPhone store burglary
    6.30.17 – San Jose Mercury News – Officers responding to an alarm activation found an unsecured rear door and evidence of a burglary. More Info
  • CO: Alleged burglar found hiding in vent on roof of Colorado Springs store…
    6.26.17 – The Gazette [ Colorado Springs ] – Colorado Springs police arrested a man who got stuck in air conditioning vent early Monday after allegedly breaking into a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant. An alarm sounded at the Chuck E. Cheese’s about 2 a.m. Monday, and when office… More Info
  • CO: Burglar found hiding in vent on top of shopping center
    6.26.17 – KKTV 11 News – Police swarmed a shopping center after a prowler triggered an alarm at Chuck E. Cheese Monday morning. One person was hauled out of the nearby …More Info
  • FL Electronics store robbed of $30K after multiple break-ins
    6.27.17 – 7 News Miami – The burglars used a large screwdriver to pry open the store’s back door from the bottom before disabling the alarm system. More Info
  • FL: Traffic stop helps deputies nab burglary suspect
    6.29.17 – NBC 2 Fort Myers – An unrelated traffic stop led deputies to the arrest of a man accused of burglarizing several Lehigh Acres businesses. The investigation unfolded when deputies were called to the Subway after the alarm went off. More Info
  • KY: Burglary suspect arrested at The Nest – ABC 36 News
    6.29.17 – ABC 36 Lexington – (WTVQ) – Police find a man in an attic following an early-morning alarm call. Officers showed up at the Nest Center for Women, Children and Families on North Limestone just after 12 a.m … More Info
  • KY: Lexington business broken into with piece of concrete
    6.26.17 – WTVQ – Police said they responded to an alarm call at the business. They got there and discovered the front glass window shattered. Police tell ABC 36 surveillance … More Info
  • MA: Attempted break-in at Easton bank
    6.26.17 – The Taunton Gazette – A burglary alarm was triggered at Mansfield Bank early Saturday morning, where police reportedly found evidence of an attempted break-in. Easton police were called at 1:57 a.m. on Saturday … More Info
  • MI: Man caught breaking into community center arraigned on felony
    6.30.17 – MLive.com – Police were responding to a business alarm at 3:30 a.m., June 28, at the Ackerson Lake Community Center when they found a broken window and Kermans walking around inside the building, … More Info
  • NJ: Burglar opened Wendy’s drive-thru at 3 a.m. with cinder block, cops say
    6.30.17 – NJ.com – Parsippany police said in a news release that officers responded to the Wendy’s restaurant on June 19 at 3:31 a.m. for an activated burglar alarm and found the window… More Info
  • NM: Thieves steal $2,000 in vacuums from sewing shop
    6.29.17 – KOB 4 Albuquerque – Once inside, the thieves’ sewing caper plan unraveled when an alarm scared them off. “They didn’t have a lot of time in there because of all the things we have in place security-wise, … More Info
  • NY: Buffalo men charged with Tonawanda gas station burglary
    6.30.17 – The Buffalo News – Town of Tonawanda police responded to a burglary alarm at the Valero gas station at about 2 a.m. The two men were inside the store when police arrived and ran. Steven … More Info
  • OH: Video captures break-in at Brookfield business
    6.28.17 – WFMJ Youngstown – Brookfield police say an alarm frightened away two men before they could steal anything from a township business, but not before they were captured on video. Now Detectives are asking … More Info
  • OK: Salon owner catches alleged burglar on camera
    6.29.17 – The Edmond Sun – The salon’s owner, Rryon Drawbridge was at home when he was alerted by a motion alarm that someone was inside The Wire Brush in the middle of the night. Chickasha Police were dispatched … More Info
  • SC: Shirtless man with strange face-covering caught on camera inside school
    6.26.17 – WYFF 4 Greenville – Oconee County sheriff’s deputies responded June 13 to an alarm that went off at Fair-Oak Elementary School. Deputies found an open window, several cabinets that had been … More Info
  • UT: Mapleton police arrest man wanted for reportedly burglarizing home multiple times
    6.28.17 – Provo Daily Herald – After the second incident, the woman’s family had an alarm system installed in her home to prevent further incidents. The alarm system had activated and a man again fled from her … More Info

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