9-1-14 NESA Monitor

NationalMonitor

September 1, 2014

Association Events

  • HGCAA Bowling Tournament
    Wednesday September 10, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM CDT- Dave & Busters @ The Marq-e Center- 7620 Katy Freeway – Houston, TX 77024 – Get more information
  • MDBFAA 2014 Golf Tournament
    September 23, 2014- Turf Valley – Ellicott City MD – For More Info

Door to Door Sales

  • CA: Alarm system company warns dangers of technician imposters
    8.29.14 – KESQ- Robb Roberts is the security adviser at Maximum Security in Palm Springs. He’s well aware of crooks posing as alarm system technicians. Police warn that they … More Info
  • CA: Crooks pose as alarm system technicians
    8.28.14 – KESQ- You see alarm system signs posted in front of homes and businesses across the desert. They make it clear the building is secure. Police warn the public display … More Info
  • CA: Riverside: Alarm company impersonator trying to get into houses
    8.26.14 – Press-Enterprise- Police are warning residents that a person impersonating an alarm company employee has been trying to gain entry into houses in a neighborhood in central … More Info
  • PA: South Strabane police alert residents of alarm scam
    8.26.14 – Observer-Reporter- South Strabane Township police are alerting residents after a man claiming to represent an alarm company tried to con his way into the home of an elderly … More Info
  • PA: Washington Co. Alarm Company Imposter Sought
    8.27.14 – CBS Local – South Strabane Township (KDKA) – Police in Washington County have issued a warning after a man tried to gain entry to a home, claiming to be an alarm …More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • IN: Police non-emergency dispatch phone lines restored
    8.30.14 – WTHR- A spokesman told Eyewitness News that the trunked lines that provide non-emergency (327-3811) and direct access from private alarm companies were … More Info
  • MT: Whitefish seeks to broaden false alarm law
    8.31.14 – Daily Inter Lake- Citing false burglar, hold-up and fire alarms as an ongoing challenge for first responders, the city of Whitefish has proposed a broader city law to deal with false … More Info
  • NC: Wilson County, NC Contracts with CryWolf to Reduce False Alarms
    8.27.14 – Business – PSC, headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, developed CryWolf, the industry leading false alarm management solution. Currently used to reduce false alarms in … More Info

Industry News

  • Unsecured smart home systems leave homeowners, enterprises vulnerable
    8.26.14 – Security Info Watch – Experts offer advice on how to keep these systems on a separate network and what safeguards need to be in place… More Info
  • Security is Primary Factor for Purchasing ‘Smart Home’
    8.27.14 – CEPro – A new national study conducted for Lowe’s reveals that security/safety is the primary driver behind consumers’ desires to purchase home automation equipment. Fear of high cost remains the main inhibitor. More Info
  • RMR Done Right: 5 Tips for Selling and Renewing Network Service Plans
    8.27.14 – CEPro – When it comes to selling network-maintenance service, many dealers can’t close the deal or they fail to renew contracts. Pakedge offers 5 tips for generating and keeping recurring revenue from remote systems management. More Info
  • Guardian’s ASAP implementation called critical first step
    8.27.14 – Security Systems News – Warrendale, Pa.—Guardian Protection is the latest to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program. Guardian’s Jason Bradley talks to Security Systems News about Guardian’s project and how the ASAP program could be combined with some of the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response’s efforts in the future. More Info
  • How to Climb Out of the Trunkslamming Rut
    8.28.14 – CEPro – Here are 8 ways to elevate your business out of the hang-and-bang doldrums to assure yourself that you will never be labeled as a trunkslammer. More Info
  • Safe and sound?
    8.30.14 – Waterbury Republican American- But Lamb found that the signal the sensors transmit to the alarm panel are typically unencrypted, meaning that they can be easily intercepted and spoofed. More Info

State & National News

  • Home Improvement Company Fined for Exposing Workers to Potentially Fatal Fall Hazards
    8.21.14 – OH &S – OSHA announced it has cited Kevin Burke Home Improvement for repeatedly exposing its employees to potentially fatal falls of 20 feet or more at a Lackawanna, N.Y., work site. The home improvement business based in Hamburg, N.Y., was cited for five serious and two willful safety violations, with total proposed penalties of $56,400. More Info
  • Small firms slow to embrace ACA business exchanges
    8.27.14 – Stateline – Only 2 percent of all eligible businesses have checked out so-called SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) exchanges in the 15 states where they have been available since last October under the Affordable Care Act. Even fewer purchased policies. More Info

Business Tips

  • 5 Habits of Extraordinarily Effective Leaders
    8.15.14 – Inc. – The bad old days of bosses giving orders and employees blindly following fortunately are mostly behind us. To be effective, and for their … More Info
  • How to Solve Workplace Problems
    8.21.14 – CIO Insight – When confronted with a problem in the workplace, it is important to control emotional reactions in order to diffuse the situation and correctly identify a solution. More Info
  • Employees Overwhelmed by Workloads
    8.25.14 – CIO Insight – Technology was supposed to create more free time for everyone, right? Find out why this isn’t the case–and how it’s having an impact on the IT workplace. More Info
  • Unlocking Your Employees’ Creativity
    8.27.14 – CIO Insight – Employee creativity produces many of the innovations that result in a competitive advantage. Creative talent, therefore, is a corporate asset, and one that must be nurtured and developed. More Info
  • 6 Simple Time Management Tips for Managers – Business …
    8.26.14 – Business Insider- You’ve always heard that time is money, and it’s even more important when you are a y… More Info
  • Lay Down Your Crown: How to Find Humility in Leadership
    8.26.14 – Huffington Post – So when new opportunities arise that I can see myself benefiting and growing from under other leadership, I digress and set my crown aside … More Info

Fire News

  • CO: Smoke report at hotel alerts local authorities
    8.25.14 – The Durango Herald- After the heat was turned on Sunday evening, a puff of smoke set off alarms at the Hampton Inn. Guests at the hotel were briefly evacuated before the source of … More Info
  • FL: Smoke alarm saves woman from house fire
    8.27.14 – WJXT Jacksonville- A working smoke alarm saved a woman from being seriously hurt in a house fire in Clay County on Wednesday morning, according to Clay County Fire Rescue. More Info
  • IL: Smoke in lab causes evacuation of Jacobs High School
    8.28.14 – Elgin Courier News-In a memo to Jacobs families, Principal Ami Engel said Tuesday’s fire alarm that sounded shortly after 1 p.m. was the result of smoke from a science lab that … More Info
  • IN: Smoke alarm alerts resident to dryer fire
    8.26.14 – The Republic- Laughlin told firefighters he was about to leave the home when the smoke alarm sounded. Laughlin said he saw smoke coming from underneath the electric … More Info
  • SC: Burnt popcorn triggers fire alarm at Fort Mill Middle School
    8.29.14 – The State- Around 1 p.m., burnt popcorn triggered a fire alarm, said district spokesperson Kelly McKinney. Proper protocol was followed, the school was evacuated and the … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Burglar Steals Weapons from JC’s Gun and Tackle in Huntsville
    8.31.14 – whnt.com- Officers responded to a burglary alarm for the business on Jordan Lane and found that someone had forced entry into the store by cutting a hole in the rear wall. More Info
  • CA: Man arrested after test-driving dealership cars after-hours
    8.29.14 – Glendale News Press- They told police they had heard the dealership’s burglar alarm go off several times and a few hubcaps had been removed from a wall, Lightfoot said. They also … More Info
  • CA: Men arrested after failed robbery
    8.29.14 – Register Pajaronian- The store’s alarm company also reported receiving an activation of a silent robbery alarm from inside of the same store. No shots were reported being fired by … More Info
  • CA: Stockton Bank Robbery Suspect’s Brother Offers Condolences As …
    8.27.14 – CBS Local- Suspects were yelling, “Who has the keys” and asking if anyone set off the alarm.” Stockton Guard Statemnt 2. Silva said they first took the bank manager … More Info
  • CA: Suspect Sought In Armed Robbery At Fairfield Check Cashing Store
    8.31.14 – CBS Local- Officers responded to a report of a hold-up alarm at the business at 1819 N. … had robbed the store and fled before the alarm was activated, according to police. More Info
  • CO: Deputy responds to Atwood SInclair for unwanted person on property
    8.30.14 – Journal Advocate- A deputy responded to an alarm. Logan County Jail. Aug. 27. Eduardo Rojas-Alcazar, 35, was booked by the Sterling … More Info
  • DC: Capitol Heights home burglary has police looking at surveillance …
    8.27.14 – MyFox Washington DC- According to a timeline provided by the Jenifers, the van was recorded at 2:18 p.m. and the alarm was tripped at 3:36 p.m. when a motion detector went off on the … More Info
  • FL: Melbourne man arrested for stealing $20K worth of copper
    8.26.14 – News 13 Orlando- … for stealing about $20,000 in copper coil. Melbourne Police say they responded to an alarm at a vacant building and found 26-year-old Charles Pescatore. More Info
  • FL: Police seeking pair in attempted Golden Corral robbery
    8.26.14 – The News-Press- A panic alarm was pulled and 911 called, which caused the man to remove his bandana and flee the restaurant in a truck driven by a second man. Police are … More Info
  • IL: Alarm scares off burglar in midday Lake Forest break-in
    8.29.14 – Lake Forester- A home security alarm seems to have cut short a midday Lake Forest residential home burglary, police said. An alarm on a home in the 800 block of West Gage … More Info
  • IL: Bank robbed in Danville
    8.25.14 – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette- Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said police were alerted to an alarm from the bank, indicating a robbery was in progress, around 11:30 a.m. When officers … More Info
  • IL: Burglar gets 18 years in prison for string of crimes
    8.30.14 – Herald & Review- Detectives discovered the ring was sold to the pawn shop at 11:40 a.m. May 12, about 57 minutes after a burglar alarm was activated at the victims’ home on… More Info
  • IL: La Gondola burglary caught on video at Lakeview restaurant
    8.28.14 – WLS-TV-… to steal $800 in cash and a laptop before climbing back down and escaping. The owner says the alarm is connected to the building’s doors and never went off. More Info
  • KS: More salons burglarized in Kansas City area
    8.27.14 – KSN-TV- Police in the Johnson County, Kansas, community of Shawnee responded at 6 a.m. Tuesday to an alarm from a Great Clips, where the front door had been … More Info
  • KS: Two more Great Clips Hair salons targeted by thief
    8.26.14 – fox4kc.com- Shawnee, Kan. — Shawnee Police responded to an alarm at the Great Clips Hair Salonearly Tuesday morning, and found the … More Info
  • MD: Charles Co. Sheriff’s Reports
    8.27.14 – Southern Maryland Online- … officers responded to the PNC bank for a hold-up alarm. When officers arrived, bank employees said a masked man … More Info
  • MD: Glen Burnie elementary school to reopen after cat incident
    CapitalGazette.com- The school’s motion alarm system was activated about noon on Friday. Since then, school officials have detected no movement inside the building, Mosier said. More Info
  • ME: South Portland man faces 2½-year sentence for burglarizing dance …
    8.27.14 – Bangor Daily News- According to prosecutors, police answered a burglary alarm at the dance studio just after 1 a.m. on April 12, found the door damaged and surrounded the … More Info
  • MI: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies investigate larceny report …
    8.29.14 – The Jackson Citizen Patriot- At 11:10 a.m. Deputies Deland and Long were responded to a residential alarm on Coon Hill Road. At 11:25 a.m. Deputy Long assisted the Jackson City Police … More Info
  • MN: Police reports: Armed man draws alarm, golf course harassment …
    8.28.14 – Woodbury Bulletin- NOTE: This is a sample of recent incidents involving the Woodbury police. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Advertisement. A Woodbury … More Info
  • NC: Would-be thief attempts break-in at Special Treasures
    8.27.14 – Statesville Record & Landmark- The intrusion was enough to trigger the alarm system, and that apparently scared the would-be thief. Speece said the actions of the thief fly in the face of the … More Info
  • NE: Homeowner shoots intruder during early-morning burglary attempt
    8.26.14 – KETV Omaha- With the alarm system blaring, the homeowner said he yelled at the intruder to stop. But when the intruder didn’t stop, the homeowner said he shot the man. More Info
  • NM: Man arrested in northeast Albuquerque auto sales burglary
    8.25.14 – KOB.com- Police say they found 30-year-old Jose Monge hiding under a desk in an office in the building, which they were dispatched to when a caller said an alarm at the … More Info
  • NM: Prankster who once faked his death is killed for real
    8.27.14 – Albuquerque Journal- Deputies arrived at the Alon gas station on Coors and Blake after an alarm was triggered around 3:40 a.m., BCSO Capt. Matt Thomas said. Thomas also said … More Info
  • NY: Bank robbery suspect still at large
    8.25.14 – Syracuse Journal-Democrat- Neeman said Monday morning that he wasn’t exactly sure about the time the silent alarm was pushed because the alarm company is notified first and then the … More Info
  • NY: Central Islip man burglarized 7 businesses, say cops
    8.30.14 – Newsday- John Sheats, 35, was arrested Friday morning by police responding to a burglary alarm at the Madison Steak House in Hauppauge, Suffolk … More Info
  • OH: Burglary victims rip slow police response
    8.25.14 – Toledo Blade- Shane Alberts, 29, had to wait nearly two hours for police to arrive after his backyard window was broken and door frame damaged, setting off his alarm system. More Info
  • OH: Cat causes false alarm at country club: Westlake police blotter
    8.28.14 – Sun News – cleveland.com- False alarm, Bradley Road: At 6:32 p.m. Aug. 20, a cat wandered through an outbuilding in the Lakewood Country Club and set off a burglar alarm. Cat trouble …More Info
  • OH: Firearms missing after residential burglary
    8.27.14 – ThisWeekNews- 22 to an alarm at a business and found the back door wide open. Wet footprints were found on the floor inside the building, … More Info
  • PA: Burglary occurs in Monroe Boro
    8.26.14 – Towanda Daily Review- State police said that they have responded to four false burglary alarms within a 12-month period at the Dollar General store… More Info
  • TX: Burglar shot, killed by neighbors watching home
    8.25.14 – KTRK-TV- Apparently around 2am, the burglar alarm went off, alerting the neighbors to a possible problem. The couple then entered the home and found the burglar hiding … More Info
  • TX: Homeowner scares off Preston Hollow intruders
    8.27.14 – FOX 4 News- And as soon as the first suspect opened the side door, the alarm sounded. “He was still standing there waiting to see if there was going to be any activity or not,” … More Info
  • TX: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Report
    8.26.14 – Your Houston News- Upon arrival, the Deputy met with the 78-year-old homeowner who advised he had been awakened by an audible alarm inside his house for his shop. More Info
  • TX: Thieves use F250 to smash into Citi Trends clothing store, lead …
    8.26.14 – KTRK-TV- An alarm sounded inside the business. When officers responded, they found a large hole in the wall, with no suspects around. Police say again, it appeared the … More Info
  • VA: 2 police officers, 3 others injured in Norfolk car crash
    8.30.14 – The Virginian-Pilot- Police were responding to a robbery alarm shortly after 2 p.m, said Officer Melinda Wray, a spokeswoman for the Norfolk … More Info
  • VA: Burglary suspect leaves behind passenger with broken leg after crash
    8.29.14 – KPRC Houston- According to the Houston Police Department, officers were responding to a burglary alarm early Friday morning when they … More Info
  • WV: Armed robbery suspect caught in Columbus
    8.25.14 – WTOV Steubenville- The Wheeling Police Department responded to a call around 11:15 a.m. Saturday in regards to an alarm at the Wheeling Island Wesbanco. When officers … More Info

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