8-14-17 NESA Monitor

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Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Public Notice- Alarms Systems Ordinance
    8.13.17 – SanTanValley.com – WHEREAS, Pinal County Alarm Systems Ordinance No. 111302-PCAS was adopted to provide for the regulation of alarm systems pursuant to A.R.S. … More Info
  • LA: West Monroe makes fire safety a priority in new ordinance
    8.9.17 – MyArkLaMiss – “Two years ago we had a fire in a house that did not have the proper smoke alarms in it and that family I believe several members perished,” Alderman, Tom ..  More Info
  • NC: Ask SAM: Do I need to register my alarm system with the police …
    8.13.17 – Winston-Salem Journal – We have created a direct link to the information about the alarm ordinance and how to register at www.tinyurl.com/WSalarmpermits. You can also call the Public … More Info
  • SC: Myrtle Beach firefighters have responded to almost 1000 false …
    8.12.17 – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC – Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue says it’s responding to several false alarms each day, when firefighters could be responding to real …More Info

Industry News

  • Monitoring Pros Analyze Latest Tech, DIY, RMR
    8.7.17 – Security Sales & Integration – Recurring revenue has long been the heartbeat of the alarm business. As alarms have broadened into security and more recently automation, management and … More Info
  • Security Experts Reveal How They Fight False Alarms
    8.10.17 – Security Sales & Integration – Sure, false alarms are not as sexy and fun to deal with as some of the hot new automation technologies and services, but we must not lose sight that it all hinges . More Info
  • CEDIA Find: Olive & Dove’s New Wi-Fi DoorCam Makes You Go ‘Why Didn’t I Think of That?’
    8.8.17 – CEPro – Olive & Dove (formerly Remocam) is introducing a Wi-Fi camera at CEDIA 2017 that installs so simply you’ll be smacking your forehead for not thinking of it first. More Info
  • ADT makes commercial purchase
    8.9.17 – SSN – Boca Raton, Fla. – ADT today announced it purchased substantially all the assets and business of Protec Inc., a commercial security system integrator based in the Pacific Northwest. More Info
  • ADS purchases ERMC Security Solutions
    8.7.17 – SSN – Nashville, Tenn.- In a deal finalized on Aug. 3, ADS Security purchased ERMC Security Solutions’ account base, bringing more than 600 accounts under ADS’ branch in Chattanooga, Tenn. More Info
  • Vector Security Expands Metro D.C. Clientele With Acquisition
    8.10.17 – SSI – The residential and commercial clients of the acquired company, Security Associates, will be serviced out of the Vector branch in Columbia, Md. More Info
  • ADT Acquires Leading Northwest Systems Integrator Protec
    8.9.17 – SSI – The acquisition further strengthens ADT’s core commercial and national accounts footprint and infrastructure. More Info

State & National News

  • Austin looks at making hands-free ordinance more strict
    8.7.17 – KXAN – Austin – Some changes could be coming to the way you use your phone in your car. More Info
  • Apple to Offer In-Store Smart-Home Demos
    8.8.17 – Apple has unveiled interactive HomeKit experiences in 46 of its retail stores worldwide, and are outfitted with smart devices including Phillips Hue lightbulbs, Hunter fans and Nest thermometers, which customers can control using the store’s test iPhones, iPads and Apple watches. More Info
  • Record Number Of Officers Leaving Dallas Police Department
    8.8.17 – CBS DFW – Dallas (CBS11) – Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata and others sounded the alarm months ago: Now, by the end of this month, Mata says 72 … More Info
  • Sacramento’s New Area Code Could Hamper Your Burglar Alarm
    8.9.17 – CBS Sacramento- Colvin owns the alarm company First Solutions. He said alarm systems are automated to dial a number, but many don’t first dial an area code. Those businesses … More Info

Business Tips

  • How to Transition from ‘Free’ to ‘Paid’ Without Burning Client Relationships
    8.9.17 – CEPro – What can integrators learn from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times? One newspaper transitioned from ‘free’ articles to ‘paid’ memberships without burning any bridges, and you can too. More Info
  • Movies with a Message for Your Business
    8.11.17 – CI – Integrators and EH Media staffers share their favorite movies with a message featuring business lessons that help them do better work. More Info

Fire News

  • AK: Police & Fire for Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
    8.9.17 – Juneau Empire – At 1:12 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire alarm that had been triggered by burnt food. At 1:30 p.m., they responded to a report of a possible … More Info
  • AZ: 911 calls keep Payson fire department busy
    8.13.17 – Payson Roundup – Payson firefighters responded to a flurry of calls on Saturday afternoon, including a kitchen fire, an apparent lighting strike that set off an alarm and sent up … More Info
  • CA: Kitchen fire causes smoke damage at Arcata residence
    8.10.17 – KIEM – Arcata – A fire breaks out in an Arcata residence leading to a multi-agency response. Just before 1:00 Wednesday afternoon a neighbor heard a smoke alarm … More Info
  • DC: Fire alarm ends VA secretary’s speech on innovation
    8.8.17 – Washington Examiner – Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Tuesday was forced to end his speech about VA innovations early because of a fire alarm. More Info
  • NV: Lightning strikes tree as weather brings hail and heavy rain
    8.7.17 – South Tahoe Now – South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue said they didn’t have any fires from lightning though this did get one flooding call and it caused an alarm to be activated at South … More Info
  • NY: Four facing drug charges after fire alarm leads to discovery of …
    8.8.17 – WENY-TV – Montour Falls, NY – Four people are facing meth making charges after firefighters found suspicious activity while responding to a fire alarm. More Info
  • OR: Police: Suspect sprays fire extinguishers, triggering fire alarm at …
    8.9.17 – KATU – Portland, Ore. – Police are looking for a man who caused hundreds of dollars in damage to a Southwest Portland apartment building when he emptied two … More Info
  • VT: Shelburne Police Blotter — July 15 through July 21
    8.10.17 – Shelburne News – July 15, 5:40 p.m. Shelburne Fire, Rescue and Police were dispatched to Woodbine Road after a caller reported a fire alarm. The alarm was false. July 15, 9:23 … More Info
  • WI: Fire breaks out in basement of Rocket Baby Bakery in Wauwatosa …
    8.8.17 – Wauwatosa Now – An alarm also went off, alerting the building’s occupants of the fire. “(The employee) quickly called 911, evacuated their employees and customers, and … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Police chase ends in arrest of 3 men in Auburn
    8.13.17 – WSFA – Upon setting off the alarm, the owner of the store arrived to find the front door pried open and the three individuals inside. The sheriff’s office says that the three … More Info
  • AZ: Mohave 911: August 7, 2017
    8.7.17 – Kdminer – According to a sheriff’s spokeswoman, deputies talked to Edmondson after they responded to an alarm call which turned out to be false … More Info
  • CA: 4 teens from Long Beach suspected of burglarizing South Coast …
    8.9.17 – KSBY San Luis Obispo News – Sheriff’s officials say, at around 3 a.m., a deputy was patrolling in the area of Santa Claus Lane when he heard an alarm coming from Padaro Beach Grill. More Info
  • CA: Alarm Goes Off At Kardashian’s DASH Store
    8.8.17 – Patch.com- West Hollywood, CA – An alarm went off in the Kardashian-owned store DASH last night. A search by sheriff’s … More Info
  • CA: Alleged thief stole $90K worth of designer handbags, purses …
    8.9.17 – LA Daily News – The rear door of the business was pried open and power to the store was cut in an apparent effort to disable the alarm system, according to Burbank police Sgt…. More Info
  • CA: Burglary Suspect Who Snacked on Jell-O Arrested by Laguna …
    8.8.17 – NBC Southern California – … continuing to scope out the business. The building was quickly surrounded by Laguna Beach police officers who were alerted by an alarm inside the business. More Info
  • CA: Man armed with baseball bat robs McKinleyville gas station
    8.8.17 – Mad River Union – At 1:43 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received information from a local alarm company of an alarm activation at the 76 gas station … More Info
  • CA: Oroville man pleads no contest in Dollar General looting case
    8.8.17 – Oroville Mercury Register – An Oroville police officer patrolling the area heard an alarm sounding at the store and found a glass window had been broken, District Attorney Mike Ramsey … More Info
  • CA: Police calls: Burglaries, robberies, thefts in Menlo Park
    8.8.17 – The Almanac Online – An audible burglar alarm brought police to Beverages and More liquor store, where they found a broken window on the sliding front door. More Info
  • CA: Sheriff shares images of Blackhawk burglary suspects
    8.11.17 – East Bay Times – Sheriff’s deputies recommend residents at risk to secure their doors and windows, install and activate alarm systems and report any suspicious persons to law … More Info
  • CA: Suspected Burglary Crew Arrested By Santa Cruz Co. Sheriff’s Office
    8.7.17 – Patch.com – According to sheriff’s officials, two deputies were patrolling when they heard a residential alarm. The deputies checked … More Info
  • CO: Logan County Sheriff’s deputies respond to suspicious activity …
    8.9.17 – Journal Advocate – At 10:15 p.m. deputies were dispatched regarding a burglary alarm. At 10:25 p.m. deputies were dispatched  … More Info
  • CT: Caught on Camera: Police searching for suspects who robbed an …
    8.13.17 – FOX 61 – Early that morning, State Troopers responded to Guida’s Restaurant for a burglary alarm. Police said that when they arrived, they found the … More Info
  • CT: Milford Man Charged With Assault, Strangulation: Police
    8.8.17 – Patch.com – On August 5, officers responded to a Milford residence on a report of an alarm, police said. After the officers’ arrived they heard yelling from the rear of the … More Info
  • CT: Videos Show Robbers Steal ATM from Guida’s in Middlefield
    8.11.17 – NBC Connecticut – State troopers responded to Guida’s Restaurant just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday for a commercial burglary alarm and the front door of the restaurant had been … More Info
  • FL: Crime victim goes extra mile, trying to catch burglar
    8.9.17 – WPEC – … as a reminder to neighbors that the crook is still out there. He’s also installing an upgraded alarm system and additional high-resolution surveillance cameras. More Info
  • FL: JSO: Suspect claims he has gun, leaves empty-handed after robbery …
    8.8.17 – WOKV – … 25 and 35-years-old, with tattoos on the left side of his face and on his left arm, told the teller he had a gun, prompting the employee to activate the silent alarm. More Info
  • IL: Burglars targeting businesses on Chicago’s Southwest Side
    8.9.17 – WLS-TV – Erasto Acuna arrived at his Zacatacos restaurant on Pulaski early Saturday after the alarm company called. He noticed the cylinder from the front door lock was … More Info
  • IL: Home Burglar Alarm Turns Up Trio Of Teens: Lake Forest Crimes
    8.7.17 – Patch.com – Lake Forest, IL – The following information comes from the Lake Forest Police Department as a record of those arrested by police. Readers are reminded … More Info
  • IL: Man charged with burglarizing vehicle in Riverside garage
    8.13.17 – Chicago Sun-Times – Officers were dispatched at 2:13 a.m. to a burglar alarm, according to Riverside police. Upon arrival, officers discovered that … More Info
  • IL: Police: Fingerprint evidence leads to man’s sixth burglary arrest
    8.9.17 – Herald & Review – Responding to an activated security alarm, police found a broken window around 3:27 a.m. Nov. 22, according to a signed … More Info
  • IL: Shoplifter Swipes Over $43000 Worth Of Gold Earrings From Sears …
    8.7.17 – Patch.com – Garvin is accused cutting a security alarm on a display case and walking out of the shopping mall with $43,708 worth of assorted gold earrings. There was some … More Info
  • KS: Arrest Made in Convenience Store Burglary
    8.11.17 – Parsons Sun – Just prior to 5 a.m. Sunday, Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm call at the convenience store where they discovered someone had … More Info
  • KS: Surveillance camera catches subjects attempting to break into vehicles
    8.8.17 – KSNT News – In the video you can see a car alarm go off and the subjects holding flash lights begin running. … More Info
  • KY: Drone unit helps Georgetown Police spot hiding suspect
    8.10.17 – WKYT – Georgetown Police responded to a burglary alarm in the Washington Square Shopping Center at 1:45 a.m. They found two suspects trespassing but based on … More Info
  • MA: Mattapoisett Police Log, July 23-29
    8.7.17 – Wicked Local Marion – 4:38 a.m.: A fire alarm was reported. 8:38 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported… More Info
  • MD: Police Release Surveillance Video of Teenage Burglars in Westfield …
    8.9.17 – Montgomery Community Media – Bethesda District officers arrived at Westfield Montgomery about 3:30 a.m. June 21 after a 911 call was received about an alarm at the J. Chow restaurant inside … More Info
  • MI: St. Clair County Dispatch log for Friday, Aug. 4
    8.7.17 – Port Huron Times Herald – 5:42 a.m., Alarm Intrusion, … More Info
  • MO: Man found naked after breaking into garage in Rountree …
    8.8.17 – KSPR – “I don’t think anybody can be one hundred percent prepared for anything like this but that being said we went ahead and got an alarm system last night. I’m gun … More Info
  • NC: Durham police looking for suspect in string of home burglaries
    8.7.17 – WTVD-TV – If you have an alarm please activate it, turn the alarm on. Make sure you … They also suggest getting an alarm, and keep a light on in your home. Anyone with … More Info
  • NC: Six charged with robbing Red Springs gun store
    8.8.17 – The Robesonian – Officers responding to the alarm found someone had cut the lock to the metal gate to gain entry and the front door’s glass was shattered. The store owner told the … More Info
  • NC: Winston-Salem man charged with breaking into Madison business
    8.8.17 – Winston-Salem Journal – Around 3:30 a.m., Rockingham County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at Angie’s Storage according to a sheriff’s office news release. More Info
  • NJ: Burglars Take Cigarettes, Cash from Country Farms Store
    8.11.17 – TAPinto.net – Berkeley Heights, NJ – Burglars who shattered the front glass door and entered Country Farms store without setting off the alarm, walked away with cash … More Info
  • NJ: WATCH: Police seek cigarette thief with brand loyalty
    8.10.17 – Vineland Daily Journal – While the store’s alarm sounded, the suspect hopped through the door, ran to where the cigarettes were stored and grabbed several cartons of Newport 100 … More Info
  • NV: Home burglars steal guns, cash, and jewelry in under five minutes
    8.9.17 – News3LV – Tim scared away the burglars by triggering a loud alarm. But, it was too late. The burglars got away with guns, jewelry, and cash. Daniel Hiatt with Safe Security … More Info
  • OH: Lakewood police investigate home burglaries: police blotter
    8.13.17 – cleveland.com – Burglary, Warren Road: Police were called about 1:30 a.m. Aug. 8 regarding an alarm going off for a home. Officers discovered a front room … More Info
  • OH: Man says men contacted him for sex after ex-girlfriend posted naked …
    8.10.17 – cleveland.com – He somehow tripped an alarm on a display and asked an employee to turn it off because it was too loud. When the employee went to turn off the alarm, the man .. More Info
  • OH: Phone lines cut at Fred’s Pharmacy
    8.12.17 – SalemNews.net – Police responded to a triggered alarm and found no one inside, but found evidence that someone had been there with prescription bottles on the floor and … More Info
  • OH: Springfield Police investigate business burglaries
    8.8.17 – Springfield News Sun – Police were called to Home Road Self Storage for a commercial alarm according to a police report. They found two people – Jason Robert … More Info
  • OK: Officer investigating auto theft finds stolen vehicle at nearby home …
    8.10.17 – KOKH FOX25 – After speaking with the homeowner, police learned that he had been called by his alarm company due to the back window of the residence being open. As the … More Info
  • OK: Thief Steals Mattress From SW OKC Business
    8.13.17 – news9.com KWTV – He now plans to install a new alarm, that will not be set to snooze. “We’re not a huge company that can afford just to lose beds and just give them away,” Anthony … More Info
  • PA: Two accused in gas station burglary
    8.11.17 – New Castle News – A Shenango Township police officer responded to a burglar alarm at 2:27 a.m. at the Marathon Gas Station, according to the police … More Info
  • SC: Lancaster man charged in 11 property crimes
    8.11.17 – Lancaster News – The homeowners reported that someone had tripped a motion-sensor alarm in the carport, and they saw a man running away and noticed a red Honda parked … More Info
  • TN: Home burglary suspect caught on camera in Cleveland
    8.8.17 – WRCB-TV – The family dog was kenneled up and sounding the alarm, but no one was home. “Officers did respond there and they did find a yellow pry bar that was by the … More Info
  • TN: Recent burglary strikes fear in East Chattanooga homeowner …
    8.12.17 – WRCB-TV – “I was watching TV and when the alarm went off. I looked on the camera and like I said I thought it was my son out there and I couldn’t understand why he was … More Info
  • TN: Thieves hit a church in North Memphis again
    8.12.17 – wreg.com – “They did get all of the piping. They were going to come inside, but the alarm went off,” she said. The alarm blared when the crooks pulled the bars off a window. More Info
  • TX: Thieves hit Buda business, take $17000 worth of equipment
    8.9.17 – KVUE – “There was probably about 20 minutes between the time I was called (by the alarm company) and the time I arrived here, and I still beat them. So that’s a little … More Info
  • TX; Would be ATM thieves leave North Side store empty-handed
    8.8.17 – KSAT San Antonio – Officers said the store alarm did not go off and the criminals were hidden from view by the solid, rolling security gates that covered the front door and windows. More Info
  • UT: Bank Robbery Suspect Sought by Police
    8.10.17 – Wasatch Wave – Midway, Utah- Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office responded to a bank robbery alarm at the Grand Valley Bank at about 2:00 pm. Witnesses at the bank reported … More Info
  • UT: Man faces 20 criminal charges after allegedly breaking into …
    8.11.17 – St George News – Parowan Police were dispatched at around 3 a.m. to an alarm sounding off at the Parowan Drug & Gift Store. When officers arrived on … More Info
  • VA: Five juveniles charged in several break-ins linked to attempted …
    8.10.17 – WSET – Deputies responded to the business for an alarm call around 3:00 a.m. and discovered damage from attempted forced entry. The subjects were not able to take … More Info
  • VT: Burglary at The Chronicle in Barton
    8.9.17 – Caledonian Record – Police are investigating a burglary at the Barton Chronicle headquarters. Derby State Police responded to an alarm at the newspaper … More Info
  • WA: Armed suspects at large after smashing into Everett pawn shop
    8.13.17 – KOMO News – Everett, Wash. – Police are asking for the public’s help finding three burglars that rammed their vehicles into the front door of an Everett pawn shop and made … More Info

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