8-26-13 NESA Monitor

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August 26, 2013

 Association Events

  •  9.13.13 – MDBFAA Golf Tournament
    September 13, 2013 – Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center – Ellicott City, MD 21042 More Info
  •  9.19.13- OKBFAA Business Seminar and Golf Scramble
    September 19, 2013 – Edmond, OK – 8:30 – 11:00 Seminar followed by Golf Scramble. More Info

Door to Door Sales

  • LA: Door-to-door salesmen working in Bossier Parish now need permits
    8.22.13 – KTAL – He said a man was trying to sell alarm systems to neighbors and lied, saying there had been several burglaries in the area. Alderman’s next door neighbor told … More Info
  • NM: Thieves posing as security company representatives
    8.21.13 – KOB.com – “Beware of door-to-door sales people pressuring you to switch alarm companies.” That’s a voicemail sent by one of the country’s biggest security companies to … More Info
  • ON: Police warn the public to be aware of ADT alarm system imposters
    8.19.13 – What’s On Thorold – Police suspect these currently unidentified individuals are in all actuality casing homes to look and see if there is an existing alarm system installed and …More Info
  • TX: Door-to-Door Salesman Scare Basin Residents; Company Says No …
    8.20.13 – Permianbasin360 – Door-to-Door Salesman Scare Basin Residents; Company Says No Cause For Alarm. Several rumors are … More Info
  • TX: The Woodlands Township: Solicitation warning
    8.20.13 – Woodlands Online, LLC – Residents have recently reported a solicitor(s) coming to their doors stating that their alarm company is upgrading alarm systems in the area. One of the … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Opinion: False alarm ordinance is wrong for Surprise
    8.24.13 – YourWestValley.com – I have been participating with the efforts to develop amendments to the false alarm ordinance for Surprise. Surprise PD reports that they respond to an average … More Info
  • CA: Whittier cracks down on false alarms
    8.23.13 – Los Angeles Wave Newspapers – Whittier — Laws calling for tougher restrictions on false burglar alarms and improper use of city benches or public areas will take effect in mid-September … More Info
  • GA: Atlanta residents, businesses must register burglar alarms
    8.20.13 – Atlanta Intown – alarm City of Atlanta residents and businesses are now required to register their security and burglar alarm systems. In 2012, the Atlanta Police Department … More Info
  • MD: New Md. smoke alarm laws for homeowners
    8.22.13 – WTOP-All smoke alarms have expiration dates, not just the batteries inside them. … If you have a feeling your smoke alarm is older than the Pixar movie “Finding Nemo … More Info
  • NJ: Register alarms with Franklin Lakes Police Department
    8.22.13 – NorthJersey.com – The Franklin Lakes Police Department has issued a reminder to residents and business owners that alarm systems must be registered with the police … More Info

Industry News

  • National integrator buys network managed services company
    8.20.13 – Security Systems News – Pittsburgh – In a deal that brings access to “the Who’s Who of retail customers”—including Coach, Estee Lauder and American Eagle—a national security company has acquired a managed network services company that specializes in retail. The deal will also enable the integrator to offer managed network services to its 45,000 retail customer locations. Who’s the integrator? Read Security Systems News’ interview with the CEOs of both companies. More Info
  • Worcester Security Firm Acquired
    8.22.13 – Worcester Business Journal – Arlington-based American Alarm and Communications Inc. has acquired Sentinel Security Systems, a Worcester company that’s provided home security … More Info
  • Report: Carbon Monoxide Seeps Through Drywall
    8.22.13 – WFMY News 2 – “Exempting residences without internal CO sources from the legislation mandating CO alarms may put people in multifamily dwellings at risk for unintentional … More Info
  • Dealers Seeing More Opportunity in Higher-End Home Automation
    8.22.13 – CEPro – Early results from CE Pro’s latest home automation survey suggest integrators see more new opportunities at the higher end of home control, but mainstream automation looks promising as well. More Info
  • NFPA Releases 2014 National Electrical Code in Digital Formats
    8.22.13 – Security Sales & integration- Quincy, Mass. – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) in digital format. It will be available in PDF and through the National Fire Codes Subscription Service All Access (NFCSS). More Info

Legislative Report

None this week

State Trends

None this week

National News

None this week

Business Tips

  • Malware: An Ever-Present Menace
    8.16.13 – CIOInight – Three in 10 security pros report that their company has been hit by between two and five successful malware attacks in the last two years. More Info
  • 15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know
    7.31.13 – www.businessinsider.com – Your personal brand is everything and when you’re in a business setting, the rules are slightly changed. You need to know these essential … More Info

Fire News

  • GA: HVAC unit sets off fire alarm at Gwinnett school
    8.20.13- WXIA-TV- Lawrenceville, Ga. – A fire alarm that went off at a Gwinnett County elementary school Tuesday morning was caused by a short in an HVAC unit. The unit … More Info
  • MA: Attleboro man arrested after sounding fire station alarm
    8.19.13 – Attleboro Sun Chronicle – Attleboro – Police allege an intoxicated man pulled the alarm at the fire station after being told he had to come back during normal … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Pharmacy Burglars Use Similar Methods
    8.23.13 – whnt.com – Police say there`s no surveillance video of the burglary at Family Pharmacy because the thieves first cut off the power to the building which shut off the alarm … More Info
  • AL: Three men attempt kidnapping for property bond.
    8.20.13 – WSFA-At approximately 11:54 a.m. CST, Valley Police Department responded to a panic alarm that was set off at Triangle Service Station in Valley, Ala. More Info
  • AZ: Burglar breaks into cell phone and smoke shop through roof
    8.20.13 – AZFamily- “He probably heard the alarm and got scared and went next door,” said Acosta. Police found the man hiding in the smoke shop bathroom and sent the K-9 in to … More Info
  • AZ: Suspected burglar nabbed after high-speed chase
    8.23.13 – Mohave Valley News – At about 3 a.m., department spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said, officers responded to a burglary alarm at Boost Mobile. It was reported that a … More Info
  • CA: Alarm Prompts Police Search for Burglary Suspect in La Mesa
    8.21.13 – Patch.com – Police officers responding to an early morning alarm call Wednesday failed to locate a burglary suspect, according to a report by CBS8.com … More Info
  • CA: Alarm Scares Off Newport Burglar
    8.19.13 – Patch.com-The suspect fled after the home’s security alarm went off. The resident was out of town during the attempt burglary and had uncollected newspapers and mail … More Info
  • CA: Burglars attempt to steal safe from Carmel Valley hardware store
    8.19.13 – Del Mar Times – Police responded to an alarm at a Carmel Valley hardware store early Sunday, but the burglars were nowhere to be found. Three or more unidentified suspects … More Info
  • CA: Overnight break-ins reported at five businesses in Waterford Township
    8.24.13 – The Oakland Press – Jimmy John’s owner Brian Cox was startled awake at 1 a.m. Friday – a Waterford Township police officer called to tell him an unknown suspect had just broken into his restaurant. More Info
  • CA: Woman In Custody Following Attempted Bank Robbery, Believed to …
    8.24.13 – KCOY.com – First, officers caught wind of an alarm set off at the bank by an employee. Then, a 911 call from someone who said they saw a woman leaving the bank in a hurry … More Info
  • CO: Armed burglars caught on cam, homeowner says he’d be dead if he were there
    8.24.13 – KRDO Colorado Springs – A homeowner says he thinks he’d be dead right now if he was there when armed men broke into his house. He’s hoping his surveillance video will help catch the burglars before someone gets hurt. The burglary happened Monday just before 5 p.m. at a house. “The scariest thing about the video is the first thing you see is the gun,” said … More Info
  • CO: Burglary suspect leaves pants and phone at 7-11, leads to his arrest
    8.25.13 – Denver Post – An alleged jewel thief’s decision to dump his pants and phone at a 7-Eleven contributed to his arrest early Saturday morning. More info
  • CO: Cell phone leads police to suspect
    8.25.13 – KMGH 7 Denver – Here’s a tip if you ever plan on burglarizing a business: don’t leave your cell phone in the clothes you abandon as you run from the crime scene. More info
  • FL: Florida man faces charges for jewelry theft in Loveland
    8.25.13 – Loveland Reporter-Herald – Loveland police arrested a Florida man accused of stealing $200,000 worth of high-end watches early Saturday morning. More info
  • FL: Sheriff’s deputies use geographic profiling to catch a cat burglar in Florida
    8.22.13 – WFTS-TV – Geographic profiling works by taking a map of an area and calculating how crimes relate to where a suspect may live. The technology creates different color dots, each representing a different probability of where a suspect may live of be hanging out. As the different colored dots become closer together in one area, the higher the probability is the suspect may be in that area… More Info
  • FL: Suspects burglarize New Tampa cellular store
    8.24.13 – The Tampa Tribune – Tampa police are searching for two suspects who broke into a New Tampa T-Mobile store early today, taking a large amount of merchandise. The suspects broke into the store. through the back door. More Info
  • GA: Thief Enters Garage, Snatches Steaks from Refrigerator
    8.22.13 – Patch.com – Alarm – Walton County deputies responded to an alarm on Seth’s Ridge in Zach’s Creek. The alarm was cancelled per the homeowner. Theft – Copper wire was … More Info
  • IL: Early-morning intruder sets off alarm at Niles school
    8.23.13 – Park Ridge Herald-Advocate – An activated burglar alarm at Emerson Middle School led to the discovery of a man running through the building during the early hours of the morning, Niles … More Info
  • IL: Thief allegedly returns twice to Pekin store
    8.21.13 – Peoria Journal Star-Shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a burglary alarm at the store, 100 Derby St., to find its window broken and several jewelry items strewn on its … More Info
  • IN: Deputies Investigate Convenience Store Burglaries
    8.20.13 – NewsTalk 1010 WCSI – According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to an alarm around 4:20 a.m. at the Marathon gas station. More Info
  • IN: Man accused of burglarizing homes of people at funerals
    8.24.13 – The Courier-Journal – As Kemper was nearing the scene of the alarm, he noticed a white Ford F-150 driving in the opposite direction, Davis said. Kemper turned around and followed … More Info
  • IN: Police investigate string of business burglaries
    8.24.13 – WISH – About 5 a.m. they were called to the Smokers Host, also for a break-in alarm. In all of the burglaries, police say a suspect broke a front window or door, … More Info
  • KS: Prairie Village woman walks in on home burglary
    8.19.13 – Pvpost – When the woman walked into the house, police said, she found her alarm sounding. After she de-activated the alarm, she was confronted by the man in her … More Info
  • KS: Salina Prescription Shop Burglarized For Third Time In Recent Months
    8.24.13 – KAKE – … the B&K Prescription Shop happened Friday at about 4 a.m. They say officers responded to a burglary alarm and found a window next to the … More Info
  • KY: Burglary at Barbourville Lee’s Food Mart
    8.24.13 – WKYT – Investigators say the thieves disabled the store’s alarm just after midnight and … “With the factors involved, the alarm being disarmed, the fact the door was … More Info
  • MA: Brookline cops: church thief nabbed using fingerprints on candy bowl
    8.19.13 – Boston.com – While the search was underway, Dedham Police received an alarm from a church at the center of town and while responding to the area police spotted Cribbie … More Info
  • MA: Harvard police log
    8.24.13 – Harvard Hillside – …residential burglar alarm, 10:32, suspicious activity. More Info
  • MA: Haverhill liquor store robbed, thieves leave behind cash
    8.24.13 – The Daily News of Newburyport – Haverhill – Police said thieves who broke into a liquor store at Riversedge Plaza early yesterday morning got away with two cash registers and some cash, but they left behind other money. Yesterday at about 4:32 a.m., Patrolman Joseph Ingham was sen… More Info
  • MA: Marlborough Arrests and Alarms
    8.19.13 – Patch.com – 7:03 a.m.: A burglar alarm went off at Boston market. 10:53 a.m.: Ambulance assistance was provided at the Marlborough Housing … More Info
  • MB: Restaurant manager thwarts break-in
    8.20.13 – Brandon Sun-The alarm sounded a bit before 3 a.m. at the restaurant. When the manager arrived, he found a man trying to pry … More Info
  • MI: Burglar Targets Leonard Street Jewelry Store
    8.25.13 – FOX 17 Grand Rapids – Grand Rapids, Mich. – Grand Rapids Police are looking for the person responsible for breaking into a northwest side jewelry store. Police were called to DeVries Jewelry Store late Saturday night after an alarm went off. When … More info
  • MI: Burglar Targets Leonard Street Jewelry Store
    8.25.13 – Fox17 – Police were called to DeVries Jewelry Store late Saturday night after an alarm went off. When officers arrived they found broken glass and … More info
  • MI: Dearborn Heights Police Briefs: Flavored tobacco and …
    8.19.13 – Dearborn Press and Guide – Officers were dispatched to an alarm at a business during the night of Aug. 16. The front glass door was smashed … More Info
  • MI: Ypsilanti Twp: Cigarettes stolen during break in at gas station
    8.24.13 – Ypsilanti Courier   – Someone broke into a gas station early Monday in Ypsilanti Township and filled a garbage bag with cigarettes from inside before fleeing the scene. More Info
  • MS: Burglar suspect found hiding in Jackson McDonald’s
    8.19.13 – Jackson Clarion Ledger – He disabled the alarm system before going inside, police said. Nothing appeared to be stolen, because the man, who police identified as Breon Tate, didn’t have … More Info
  • NC: Burlington Store Robbed, Workers’ Hands Tied
    8.21.13 – WFMY News 2 – Officers were called to USA Pawn after the panic alarm was activated. The owner of the store and an employee were found with their … More Info
  • NC: Verizon store in Hickory robbed of more than 30K in equipment
    8.19.13 – Hickory Daily Record – Investigators say someone disabled the alarm and then pried open the door at the location. The thief, who had his face covered and wore gloves, stole more … More Info
  • ND: Burglarized Grand Forks auto dealership installs security cameras
    8.19.13 – Grand Forks Herald – “And an alarm system.” According to Police Sgt. Travis Jacobson, someone called police at 4:12 a.m. Sunday reporting the sound of breaking glass in the area of … More Info
  • NJ: Willowbrook Mall electrical fire fills Sears with smoke
    8.21.13 – NJ.com – The fire caused heavy white smoke that set off an alarm around 10:43 p.m., said Capt. Jim Clarke. Two police officers approaching the mall noticed smoke … More Info
  • NM: Raccoons trip burglary alarm at school
    8.24.13 – KOAT Albuquerque – Three raccoons caused a stir early Friday morning at an Albuquerque elementary school. Albuquerque Public Schools police responded to an alarm call around 6 a.m. at Onate Elementary. At first officers thought a burglar was in the building. “They showed up. First thought was, it’s a burglar. There’s ceiling tiles on the floor,” said Ross Morgan with New Mexico Game and Fish. When officers … More Info
  • OH: 3 men jailed, accused of breaking into Troy bank
    8.24.13 – WHIO Dayton – Troy police officers dispatched to the branch on an alarm call just after 1:30 a.m. found four individuals on a nearby rooftop and took them into … More Info
  • OH: Proctorville businesses target of break-ins
    8.23.13 – Ironton Tribune – At about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to an alarm activation at the Dairy. Subway and U-Tan are also in … More Info
  • PA: Coach stores hit here, Hershey
    8.19.13 – Lancaster Newspapers – East Lampeter Township police Lt. Robin Weaver said a glass-break alarm sounded at 2:11 a.m. Monday at the Coach Factory Outlet store. More Info
  • PA: Cops: Robbers attack boy left home alone
    8.21.13 – Philly.com – Taylor forced the boy downstairs, where he made him shut off the house alarm, police said. Taylor then opened the front door and let in his accomplices, Terreek … More Info
  • PA: Police blotter – 8/24; Two teens charged with burglaries, theft in North Lebanon
    8.24.13 – Lebanon Daily News – A 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy, both from Lebanon, were charged with two burglaries and a theft Thursday. More Info
  • TN: Man Tries To Break Into Home With Homeowner Inside
    8.22.13 – NewsChannel5.com – She heard him kick the door the first time, and after she heard that she called the police, the alarm went off. He heard the alarm, (and) didn’t know she was inside … More Info
  • TN: Police seek Bluegrass Downs burglary suspect
    8.22.13 – The Tennessean – “He takes one step into the home and the alarm goes off and that’s when he flees and I think that’s the only reason he left.” The suspect is shown on surveillance … More Info
  • TN: Police: Burglar Found Inside Business Throws Computer Monitor At …
    8.21.13 – NewsChannel5.com – Metro Police officers responded to an alarm at Elite Roofing just before midnight Tuesday. Once they got on scene, they found the back door … More Info
  • TX: Police search for home burglars
    8.24.13 – MyFox Austin – Austin Police say making sure your house is well-lit and letting burglars know your house has an alarm are good ways of preventing you from being their next … More Info
  • TX: Young Thief Arrested in Series of Burglaries
    8.19.13 – Big County – On July 29 at about 4:15 a.m., Patrol Division officers responded to an alarm activation at a business in the. Officers were unable to …More Info
  • VA: Police seek public’s help in identifying suspect in robbery
    8.20.13 – YourGV.com – The clerk hit the hold-up alarm as the subject allegedly tried to pry open the cash register with the screwdriver. Failing in his attempt to open the cash register, … More Info
  • VA: Thieves break into Va. Beach jewelry store through roof
    8.19.13 – wtkr.com – Once they were inside, they set off the store’s alarm and police were there within five minutes. Unfortunately, the jewelry thieves were even faster. They were … More Info
  • WA: Feds: Teller set up bank robbery
    8.21.13 – Seattle Post Intelligencer – Speaking with police immediately after the apparent robbery, Monteros claimed to have pressed the alarm button when the robber approached her, according to … More Info
  • WA: Seattle officers surprise burglary suspect exiting restaurant
    8.21.13 – KOMO News – Just before 1 a.m., police responded to a silent alarm at the restaurant in the 100 … The alarm company informed 911 dispatchers that surveillance cameras … More Info

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