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August 10, 2015

Association Events

  • HGCAA & ASSIST Monthly Meeting Wednesday August 19, 2015
    Houston TX – Get more information
  • NTAA Monthly Meeting – August 20th, 2015
    Thursday August 20, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT- Please join us for our monthly NTAA meeting. Lunch will be served and we will have a guest speaker. The Victoria Restaurant, Farmers Branch, TX More info

Door to Door Sales

  • Fake security worker targeting Houston neighborhood
    8.6.15 – KPRC Houston – A man pretending to work for an alarm company was targeting homeowners in Oak Forest in Northwest Houston. Leslie Chane and her family moved to the …More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Chico police state policy change deters false alarms despite no …
    8.7.15 – Chico Enterprise-Record – Chico – No fines have been issued, but Chico police think citizens are getting the message about false alarms. It’s been about three months since the Chico … More Info

Industry News

  • Is 4K always the better choice?
    8.3.15 – Security Info Watch – Weighing the benefits and drawbacks of Ultra HD video surveillance tech …More Info
  • Myfox Home Security review: Reality fails to live up to the promise
    8.4.15 – TechHive – When the door or window opens, breaking the magnetic field between the two pieces, the transmitter sends a signal to the alarm system. Thanks to this magnetic … More Info
  • Personal safety: Choosing the right alarm company
    8.5.15 – Ruidoso News – See what is required of you as a consumer and what is required by your alarm company. Choose a company that has local maintenance and response. More Info
  • Design matters at Vivint’s new monitoring center
    8.5.15 – SSN- Eagan, MN – Get a look at the new space and the metrics that show the bottom-line impact of a well-designed facility. More Info
  • Many manners of monitoring
    8.5.15 – SSN – Yarmouth, ME – Central station monitoring comes in a variety of flavors. What’s the difference between an installing company that does its own monitoring and a proprietary central station? Are third party and wholesale synonymous?  More Info
  • AT&T to Offer 2 Home Automation/Security Bundles at Discounted Prices
    8.5.15 – SSI – Previously, consumers could buy a smart security base package for $39.99 per month and add a la carte services. More Info
  • Abode is Most Promising Security, Home Automation Solution in a Long Time
    8.4.15 – CEPro -Backed by former ADT president Mike Snyder, Abode is UL-compliant security system with pay-as- you-go monitoring; gateway features ZigBee, Z-Wave, IP for home automation; platform ideal for both DIYs and pros. More Info
  • Critical Flaw IDed In ZigBee Smart Home Devices
    8.7.15 – TechCrunch – … the specter of hackers breaking into your smart home and doing what they like with your connected locks, alarm system and even controlling your lightbulbs. More Info
  • Report: Has Interest in the DIY Smart Home Market Waned?
    8.10.15 – SIW – Consumer interest in the smart home decreased in the first half of 2015 according to IoT research firm Argus Insights. Are we out of home automation early adopters? More Info
  • Industry veteran, author offers advice on selling
    8.10.15 – SSN – Arlington, TX – Mark Tosoni, industry veteran and author, has some sales advice that he’s offering with a complementary download of his new book, “Alarm Sales Mastery.” More Info

State & National News

  • After years of cuts, states, cities are hiring again
    8.3.15 – Stateline – Nearly three-quarters of states and localities reported making new hires in the past year, according to a recent report, the second year in a row the jurisdictions put new people on the payroll. More Info
  • Five Tips To Keep Burglars Away From Your Business
    8.3.15 – Patch.com – Ensure everyone in your business is trained in using the alarm system AND it is activated when the business is closed. Call the Police when you are notified by … More Info
  • You still use a landline? FCC voting on new phone rules
    8.5.15 -WRAL.com – In addition, many home burglar alarms and medical alert systems run on the … like voice quality and support for home alarm and medical monitoring systems. More Info

Business Tips

  • What Keeps Employees From Looking for a New Job?
    8.3.15 – Stateline – Forty-eight percent of employees surveyed said work/life balance is the primary reason they stay with their current employer, and 34 percent said having a competitive salary keeps them from leaving. More Info
  • Google’s Android for Work Gains Support From Major Carriers
    7.30.15 – eweek – Google’s efforts to enable enterprise mobility management capabilities for Android get a boost. With Android for Work, major carriers will deliver tools and capabilities that will help businesses exert more control over the manner in which employees use their Android devices for work-related purposes. More Info
  • 10 Tips to Taking the Sting–and Penalties–Out of a Software License Audit
    8.3.15 – eweek – More and more companies are being audited by their software vendors, and the penalties can be costly–$1 million or more. This list of to-do’s will help enterprises avoid such audits. More Info
  • Say Goodbye to the 9 to 5 Work Day
    7.30.15 – CIO Insight – With improvements in technology that enable employees to check in at any time, it makes sense to allow employees to work outside the traditional schedule. More Info
  • Distinguishing qualities that define true leaders
    7.27.15 – CEO.com – Leadership is the uniquely consistent and defining force behind great, enduring organizations. All of the best strategies, creative ideas and brilliant game plans cannot succeed or be sustained without strong, effective leadership. More Info

Fire News

  • GA: Police ID man who fled Chamblee meth lab, but still can’t find him
    8.4.15 – Atlanta Journal Constitution – Firefighters responding to a predawn alarm call at the Extended Stay America “found that the fire alarm was going off in … More Info
  • VA: 30 businesses experience power problems in Suffolk
    8.6.15 – WAVY-TV – Firefighters were called around 12:30 p.m. for a commercial structure fire alarm, according to Suffolk City … More Info

Crime News

  • BC: Revelstoke RCMP want help identifying RONA break-in suspects
    8.3.15 -Black Press – He said thieves cut the wires to the building to disable the security system, which included alarms and video cameras. No alarm went off when the break-in … More Info
  • CA: Aircraft assists with burglary arrests
    8.8.15 – Porterville Recorder – The incident began when deputies were called at about 11 p.m. to a report of an activated residential burglar alarm. More Info
  • CA: Burglars Attempt Break-In By Hurling Garden Statue Through Door
    8.5.15 – Patch.com – When she saw two shadows through the drapes, she activated the home’s alarm system, called 911 and moved to the front of the home where she met with the … More Info
  • CA: Palo Alto: Alarm scares off would-be burglars
    8.5.15 – San Jose Mercury News – After seeing two silhouettes through the drapes, the victim armed an alarm system, called 911 and moved to the front of the home to wait for officers, according to … More Info
  • CA: Police Blotter: Man arrested after exposing self to employee at …
    8.4.15 – Daily Democrat – 3:07 a.m. Thursday A resident notified police upon hearing his neighbor’s alarm sounding. Officers responded and found the front … More Info
  • CA: Police: Burglars scared off by alarm at Palo Alto home
    8.4.15 – Palo Alto Online – The woman immediately armed the alarm system on her home, called 911 and moved to the front of the house while police responded. While she was on the … More Info
  • CO: Police seeking men who broke into Fountain liquor store
    8.7.15 – FOX21News.com – Police said the burglary happened around 1:20 a.m. at the Mountain Post Liquors on South Highway 85. An alarm system indicated the front door glass was … More Info
  • CT: East Windsor Police Department Responds to Burglary Alarm at …
    8.7.15 – Patch.com – An 18-year-old Windsor man is facing charges after the East Windsor Police Department responded to a burglary alarm at East Windsor Middle School. More Info
  • CT: Newington Police: Burglar Hid In Ceiling
    8.3.15 – Hartford Courant – Police were alerted to the break-in at the AT&T Store by an alarm about 3:45 a.m., Sgt. Christopher Perry said. Officers found one of the … More Info
  • GA: Fourteen handguns stolen from Cabela’s Outpost
    8.9.15 – WRDW-TV – Deputies responded to an activated alarm on Cabela’s Drive around 2:45 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the right side entrance door shattered and … More Info
  • GA: Police search for ‘Head Lamp Bandits’
    8.4.15 – WSB Atlanta – They waited to make sure that didn’t trigger the alarm system and then used a crow bar to pry open the back doors. In some cases, the men stay inside for up to … More Info
  • GA: Report: Thief takes woman’s wallet while she works
    8.5.15 – LaGrange Daily News – Police believed the burglar then walked through the warehouse and possibly tried to open the front door, activating the alarm. Nothing was stolen and no … More Info
  • IA: Cedar Rapids man caught stealing mini fridge, other items from …
    8.5.15 – The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines – According to a Linn County Attorney’s Office criminal complaint, officers were called to Franklin Middle School on Wednesday after an alarm … More Info
  • IN: Bloomington Woman Arrested After Found In CVS Pharmacy After …
    8.4.15 – WBIW.com – According to a Bloomington Police report, the burglar alarm sounding inside the store alerted police of a possible break in. When police arrived they could see … More Info
  • KS: Topeka police officer fatally shoots retired judge’s dog
    8.5.15 – Kansas City Star – A Topeka police officer fatally shot a retired judge’s dog while responding to a security alarm that activated at the home, the department said. The police … More Info
  • KY: Deputy Sheriff’s Cruiser Involved In Crash
    8.3.15 – LEX18 Lexington KY News – The first call came in Monday morning when an alarm at a home on Native Trace was triggered. Shortly after, the burglars took off with jewelry and cash, … More Info
  • KY: Lexington police investigating overnight gas station break-ins
    8.7.15 – WKYT – Officers on scene said the same kind of glass removal was attempted, but the glass broke, triggering an alarm. The owner reported cigarettes stolen as well. More Info
  • MA: Pittsfield Police log for Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, Aug. 2
    8.3.15 – Berkshire Eagle – 3:08 a.m.: A report of a burglar alarm at Friendly’s Ice Cream. The alarm is false. 8:58 a.m.: A report of vandalism at St. Joseph High School on … More Info
  • MA: Stow Police Log, July 27 to Aug. 1
    8.8.15 – Wicked Local Maynard – 12:19 a.m.: A caller reported a burglar alarm at Stow Acres Country Club. The alarm company called back stating the alarm was coming in from… More Info
  • MD: Baltimore police seek burglar in Camden Pub theft
    8.6.15 – WBAL Baltimore – Liberto said he believes before the man went after the cash registers, he pried open a back door and then quickly cut the cord to the alarm box on the inside of … More Info
  • MD: Parkville burglar caught on surveillance video
    8.8.15 – WBAL Baltimore – Police said an alarm at George’s Farm Market alerted them to the incidents. The House of Kabob store was also hit in the string of burglaries. “All of us are family … More Info
  • ME: Burglar steals $15000 from American Legion
    8.4.15 – WMTW Portland – A burglar stole at least $15,000 from the American Legion in Gray over the weekend. WMTW News 8’s Katie Thompson reports. More Info
  • ME: Rockport Police/Fire
    8.5.15 – Gloucester Daily Times – 12:49 p.m.: A residential burglar alarm was set off accidentally. 8:25 p.m. … More Info
  • MI: Family celebrates Chelsea Small’s birthday, hopes for closure in her …
    8.9.15 – Southgate News Herald – Taylor police found Small’s body while responding to a holdup alarm that Small apparently had the opportunity to activate. Advance America has offered a … More Info
  • MI: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies respond to report of dune …
    8.3.15 – MLive.com – … Johnson was dispatched for an alarm. …  for a residential alarm. More Info
  • MN: Columbia Heights man receives 20-year sentence for kidnapping …
    8.7.15 – Minneapolis Star Tribune – According to the criminal complaint, about 9:20 p.m. on Oct. 21, police responded to an alarm at the Unbank. They found an Unbank … More Info
  • MN: Meeker County Sheriff’s Office report
    8.3.15 -Crow River Media – On the 31st at 2:20 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm at the Meeker County Courthouse. The deputy was … More Info
  • NC: Prosecutor: NC officer panicked before fatal shooting of man in car …
    8.3.15 – Police News – A woman inside, alone with her 1-year-old son, tripped her panic alarm and called police, reporting a home invasion. Ferrell, a 24-year-old former Florida A&M … More Info
  • NC: Two Charged In Connection With Break-in And Robbery At Roses In …
    8.5.15 – WHKY – … on Tuesday (August 4) at 12:59 a.m., Public Safety Officers responded to Roses Discount Store in reference to an alarm activation at … More Info
  • ND: West Fargo Police Search for Liquor Store Burglary Suspects
    8.6.15 – KVRR – Police were sent to the store just before two this morning after an alarm was triggered. They found two cinder blocks had been thrown … More Info
  • ND: WF Police Investigating overnight liquor store burglary
    8.5.15 – INFORUM – West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan said police responded to an alarm going off at about 1:59 a.m. at the Liquor Mart. More Info
  • NH: Concord Police Log: Alleged Trespasser Covered in Blood After …
    8.6.15 – Patch.com – Officers were called to the YMCA for a panic alarm. The employee, Poplawski, reportedly told police it was an accidental alarm. A check … More Info
  • NH: New Ipswich
    8.6.15 – Monadnock Ledger Transcript – Alarm: At 7:44 p.m., police responded to an alarm at the former Appleton Elementary School. Police found the building secure. Police met with an authorized key … More Info
  • NJ: Allendale Police on the lookout for burglary suspect
    8.6.15 – NorthJersey.com – He was scared off when the burglar alarm was activated,” the chief said. Police said the man then fled the area on a bicycle without taking anything from the… More Info
  • NJ: Fugitive arrested during Plainsboro motor vehicle stop
    8.9.15 – MyCentralJersey.com – An Aeropostale employee said the men were seen stealing the property and exiting the store. The security alarm went off as the men exited. Carroll and Walls … More Info
  • NJ: Restaurant bomb threat led to arrest, cops say
    8.7.15 – Asbury Park Press – The restaurant staff activated an alarm and police responded at about 11:40 a.m.. The building was evacuated and Kirnos was arrested. The Ocean County … More Info
  • OH: CRIME ALERT: Ironton Police Searching for Two Men in Bank Break …
    8.8.15 – WSAZ-TV – He said once the men were inside, an alarm was activated, a bank manager was notified and the manager called police for help. However, when police arrived … More Info
  • OH: Police: 2 arrested for trying to steal electronics at Totem
    8.6.15 – Marysville Globe – Officers caught the pair, both 18, after an alarm was tripped at the school at 1:10 a.m., Goldman said. One is from Marysville, and the other’s residence was … More Info
  • PA: Burglary suspect killed in police-involved shooting in Lebanon County
    8.3.15 -abc27 – Investigators said the incident started at the Horseshoe Pike Gun Shop where they responded to a burglary alarm at the business. “The gun … More Info
  • PA: Hospital Security Cameras Aid in Capture of Alleged Kidnapper
    87.15 – SSI – Willes Barre, PA – Video surveillance footage from security cameras at Commonwealth Health…More Info
  • PA: Police: Man posed as pest inspector before burglarizing homes
    8.6.15 – abc27 – A security alarm alerted officers to the residence. There they discovered a broken house window and a truck in the driveway. Police say the man was carrying a … More Info
  • TN: Alarm leads to man’s arrest for burglary
    8.4.15 – WKRN.com – (WKRN) – An alarm lead to the arrest of a man accused of burglarizing a Putnam County warehouse last week. It happened at a warehouse … More Info 
  • TX: Federal Bureau of Investigation To Review Arlington Police Shooting
    8.9.15 – Sentinel Republic – A recent recruit of the Arlington Police Department shot and killed an unarmed college athlete while responding to a burglary alarm early Friday morning. More Info
  • TX: Homeowner Used Cameras to Catch Burglary Suspects
    8.7.15 – KRGV – “We’re planning on putting burglar bars all around the house, and we’ll start to put the alarm on,” Juarez said. Juarez warned other homeowners to take care of … More Info
  • TX: Rookie Texas Cop on Burglary Call Kills Unarmed College Football …
    8.8.15 – Slate Magazine (blog) – It still remains unclear exactly why Brad Miller opened fire on Christian Taylor at about 1 a.m. while officers were responding to reports that an alarm had gone off … More Info
  • VA: Armed Robbery at BB&T’s Full-Service Branch at Apple Blossom …
    8.7.15 – The Winchester Star – An alarm from the bank alerted police at 11:24 to the robbery. Winchester Police Department Sgt. Frank Myrtle said police are looking for a white man believed to … More Info
  • VA: Break-in Reported At Ashburn Bank
    8.3.15 – Leesburg Today – Deputies responded to an alarm at the bank just after 4 a.m. Aug. 2. A male suspect damaged an ATM and made entry into the bank before fleeing on foot as … More Info
  • VA: Burglars break into Kempsville High School through Skylight twice in …
    8.7.15 – wtkr.com – School security responded to an alarm around the time of the evening break in and contacted police; however, by the time they arrived the group was gone. More Info
  • WA: 78-Year-Old Homeowner Fires Shots at Burglar Who Drove Off in …
    8.7.15 – TheBlaze.com – When 78-year-old Stephen Ashton heard his house alarm go off in the middle of the night this week, he got out of bed to investigate. Peeking out of his bedroom … More Info
  • WA: Puyallup man charged in bank robbery struggled to support family
    8.9.15 – TheNewsTribune.com – The robber fled after a bank employee hit an alarm summoning police. Police immediately posted surveillance pictures of the robber on social media. More Info

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