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September 12, 2016

Door to Door Sales

  • Who are those people going door-to-door offering to check your …
    9.6.16 – KOMO News – RED Safety sells and installs home alarm systems with a big emphasis on fire safety. They offer among other things, alarm monitoring, in-home fire safety … More Info
  • Inside Edition Exposes Door-Knocking Scam by Salt Lake City Home Security Provider
    9.7.16 – SSI – An Inside Edition correspondent goes undercover and joins an Alder salesperson during a door-knocking campaign to swindle existing alarm owners. More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • NM: APD could require verification before responding to home alarms
    9.8.16 – KOB.com – Here’s a scary thought: Your home alarm goes off and police don’t respond. Thousands of people heard that was happening and started writing their … More Info
  • NV: Intrusion Alarms Will Have to Be Registered in Lyon County, Nev.
    9.6.16 – Security Sales & Integration – In Lyon County, Nev., multiple alarms caused by one malfunction in the system for up to 12 hours would be considered only one false alarm, after which users … More Info
  • NY: Suffolk County False Burglar Alarm Fines Too High, Legislator Says
    9.7.16 – CBS Local – Shirley, N.Y. (CBS New York) — False burglar alarms have been a problem in Suffolk County, but they have been down by double digits since a law was … More Info

Industry News

  • DIY Home Security System Includes Everything
    9.6.16 – Electronic House – Also included are two Window/Door Alarm Sensors to notify you if movement is detected and trigger the Outdoor Siren with flashing light to help deter break-ins. More Info
  • Virtual roundtable: Monitoring in the cloud
    9.7.16 – Security Systems News – Many of our customers are now able to begin monitoring alarms in a UL-listed facility with minimal investment in equipment such as servers or receivers. More Info
  • Ten-digit dialing becomes mandatory for central Indiana residents in …
    9.7.16 – Fox 59 – The commission says it made the move after the Electronic Security Association informed regulators that some home and business security alarm companies … More Info
  • Johnson Controls and Tyco merger final
    9.7.16 – Cork, Ireland – Johnson Controls this week completed its merger with Tyco, marking a historic turning point for both companies. More Info
  • Autistic boy becomes honorary fire alarm technician
    9.10.16 – NBC4i.com – Right now, it’s fire alarms, which he was mimicking in the store that day. After seeing the original story, EPS Security in Grand Rapids wanted to give Grandy a … More Info
  • Six next-level security systems for billionaires
    9.11.16 – Domain News – So while most of us are content to protect our homes with a deadbolt or two, or maybe even a loud security alarm that goes off if it isn’t disarmed once you have … More Info

State & National News

  • Malware Report Shows Surge in Mobile Device Infections
    9.6.16 – SIA – Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Report – H1 2016 reveals a sharp rise in the occurrence of smartphone malware infections in the first half of the year.  More Info
  • Surge in demand expected for smart home devices
    9.6.16 – SIW – 477 million smart home devices forecast to ship in 2020, IHS says… More Info
  • New alarm system aims to keep kids at Bloomfield Hills High School …
    9.6.16 – WXYZ – Claxton will start this fall at the first school in Michigan to use the Blue Point System – basically a police alarm. It is at Bloomfield Hills High School. In the past to … More Info
  • Don’t Think Women Are Interested In Tech? It May Be the Biggest Lie in the Integration Industry
    9.8.16 – CI – A recent study from Accenture concluded that women bring more tech expertise to a corporate boardroom than men do. Perhaps it’s time for the industry to take a look at its recruiting practices, especially when it comes to recruiting potential female job candidates. More Info

Business Tips

  • How to Build More RMR by Protecting Lone Workers
    9.9.16 – SSI – Dealers/integrators can partner with an advanced central station to alleviate isolated worker dangers. More Info
  • 6 Humiliating (But Common) Video Call Mistakes to Avoid
    9.8.16 – CI – From catastrophic lighting to embarrassing backgrounds to all-to-revealing camera angles, Polycom’s comedic video series offers video call etiquette tips. More Info
  • How to Deal With Upset Customers, Delicately
    9.9.16 – SSI – Setting proper expectations is one way to mitigate complaints. More Info
  • Benefits of Well-Drafted Alarm Contracts
    9.9.16 – Lexology – The most valuable asset that an alarm company has in its portfolio, whether it is a new enterprise or a well-established business, is the standard alarm contract … More Info

Fire News

  • CO: Body found after house fire ID’d
    9.9.16 – KKTV 11 News – At approximately 1:30, we heard smoke alarms going off in the house and we heard a single pop. At that point, I broke away from the suspicious vehicle and … More Info
  • CT: Popcorn May Have Triggered Small Fire At Retirement Community
    9.11.16 – Hartford Courant – … fire was “contained’ and may have been caused by microwaved popcorn. The alarm and sprinkler system activated and the fire was extinguished, Hofer said. More Info
  • CT: Smoke detectors, quick response help save elderly Fairfield couple
    9.7.16 – CT Post – He further stated, “The smoke alarms were the first indication to the elderly residents that the house was on fire and allowed them time to safely escape the thick … More Info
  • GA: Alarm Saves Cobb Family’s Life Over Labor Day Fire
    9.5.16 – Patch.com – Cobb County, GA – A fire broke out early Monday morning and the family was able to escape the blaze after being woken up by their … More Info
  • IA: Fire and water damage at jewelry store forces evacuation of …
    9.9.16 – Burlington Hawk Eye – The mall’s alarm system is on the same circuit so fire alarms went off throughout the building. “The entire store suffered a lot of water damage,” he said .. More Info
  • MN: Fire calls from the Sept. 10, 2016 edition
    9.8.16 – SW News Media – Firefighters were called at 7:45 p.m. for a residential fire alarm. They determined that smoke … More Info
  • NJ: Dryer Causes Fire in Middletown Tuesday Night
    9.7.16 – Patch.com – … where the resident said they realized there was a fire in the basement when the basement’s smoke alarm went off. The resident investigated and found heavy … More Info
  • OK: Oklahoma man accused of damages at new Holiday Inn with fire …
    9.8.16 – Stillwater News Press – … Gibbs of Stillwater Police, officers arrived on scene at the hotel as Stillwater Fire Department was responding to an activated fire alarm. More Info
  • PA: Fire alarm clears out Tunkhannock Area MS
    9.7.16 – The Wyoming County Examiner – Students, faculty and staff at Tunkhannock Area Middle School evacuated the building on Wednesday, Aug. 31, in response to a fire alarm that went off around 1 … More Info
  • TN: NewsChannel 9 returns to work after brief interruption from fire alarm
    9.5.16 – WTVC – The fire alarm tripped causing evacuation of the station and a call to the fire department. Everything turned out to be okay. One of NewsChannel 9’s engineers … More Info
  • WI: Smoke alarm limits fire damage on Mifflin Street
    9.7.16 – The Daily Cardinal – The resident of the house returned home around 8 p.m. He saw smoke coming from the back of his house and heard a smoke alarm going off, according to a … More Info

Crime News

  • AZ: Paradise Valley police report weekend burglary
    9.7.16 – Paradise Valley Independent – Paradise Valley Police Department responded to a window alarm … More Info
  • CA: Suspect jailed after break-in at San Gabriel nursery; $34000 worth of …
    9.5.16 – The Pasadena Star-News – A burglary alarm triggered just before 4 a.m. brought police to the San Gabriel Nursery & Florist according to the lieutenant. The owner … More Info
  • CT: New London police search for suspect in Guilford robbery
    9.6.16 – WTNH Connecticut News – At 3:41 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Guilford officers were dispatched to the Xtramart after being tipped off to a robbery by a panic alarm … More Info
  • CT: Police Nab Suspected Shelton Burglar
    9.9.16 – Hartford Courant – Officers were called to the store about 3:30 a.m. for a burglar alarm, police said. They found the lock on the front door damaged and the safe gone … More Info
  • CT: Rock used to smash Glenbrook mini mart door
    9.8.16 – The Advocate – Sgt. Kris Engstrand said police were notified of a burglar alarm warning of broken glass at the Sunny Mart convenience store … More Info
  • CT: Waterford Police Investigating Forced Entry Burglaries and Missing …
    9.7.16 – Patch.com – A similar instance occurred Wednesday, wherein police responded to a burglar alarm and discovered forced entry through a window again at a separate … More Info
  • FL: 4 crooks steal several car keys from Pompano Beach dealership
    9.9.16 – 7News – WSVN-TV – “They knew exactly where the box for the alarm system was, breaking the alarm system.” Whenever a car would drive close by, the security cameras captured … More Info
  • FL: Caught on cam: Speedy burglary at North Fort Myers business
    9.6.16 – NBC2 News – In less than a minute’s time, he exited the store through the front door, which triggered an audible alarm. The suspect, however, managed to leave the area … More Info
  • FL: Police: Georgia officer, other person involved in shooting
    9.7.16 – STLtoday.com – Miami-Dade police said the homeowner, Gwendolyn Jennette, 54, left her house about 5:30 p.m. She returned home after her burglar alarm went off, but when … More Info
  • GA: Burglar caught inside closed store
    9.10.16 – The Augusta Chronicle – According to a Richmond County sheriff’s office report, deputies were called to the store early Friday when employees reported both a burglary alarm and a loss … More Info
  • GA: Business damaged during attempted burglary
    9.8.16 – LaGrange Daily News – An alarm scared off two potential burglars from Mitchell Marine just after 2 a.m. Thursday. LaGrange police and the owner responded to the … More Info
  • GA: Lawmen look at possible connections in rash of convenience store …
    9.8.16 – Online Athens – The break in set off the alarm at 2:47 a.m. and deputies found numerous items on the floor. The thieves took cash and again evidence showed there were three .. More Info
  • GA: Police Blotter
    9.10.16 – Columbia County News Times – The alarm was activated and pry marks were discovered on the door. A locking mechanism was located in the parking lot several feet from the door. More pry … More Info
  • IL: Arrest made in Pittsfield jewelry store burglary
    9.6.16 – Herald-Whig – Pittsfield police officers and Pike County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched by a security alarm in the early morning hours of Aug. 29 to J. Roberts Jewelers, … More Info
  • IN: Crime Watch: Business burglary
    9.8.16 – WNDU-TV – They used a dolly to remove a large safe from the building, and that’s when the alarm was activated. The suspects left in a blue colored extended cab or super … More Info
  • LA: Three Jailed After Foiled Burglary Of Local Business
    9.5.16 – News Radio 710 KEEL – It all happened at the Thrifty Liquor when SPD was alerted to an alarm sounding at the business. A press release from Cpl … More Info
  • MI: Jackson Sheriff: police investigate report of tires stolen from car …
    9.8.16 – MLive.com – Deputy Thomas responded to a residential alarm. 9:40 a.m. … 4:47 a.m.. Deputy Faouzi responded to an alarm. More Info
  • MO: Grocery bag-wearing burglar breaks into furniture store, police say
    9.9.16 – fox2now.com – The man apparently left the warehouse once the alarm sounded. But minutes later, a second man is spotted inside the Value City warehouse. “He stole the cash … More Info
  • NJ: Officer’s vehicle struck while responding to alarm
    9.9.16 – The Press Group – Hackbarth said, when the lead car pulled out, making a left turn, and struck the rear right side of the police vehicle, flattening the tire and causing significant … More Info
  • NV: Two men arrested following burglary alarm at Raising Cane’s …
    9.7.16 – Las Vegas Review-Journal – Two men arrested following burglary alarm at Raising Cane’s restaurant. Metro police are investigating a … More Info
  • OK: Police report: Several cubicles, filing cabinets broken into inside IRS …
    9.7.16 – kfor.com – The report claims that a safe was also moved and had damage to the front door, which is when she hit the panic alarm. When officers arrived, they say they … More Info
  • OK: Teens Arrested Following Two Tulsa Business Burglaries
    9.6.16 – News On 6 – Police say about 30 minutes later, officers responded to a burglary alarm at Overdrive Automotive. Officers found the Dodge pickup … More Info
  • ON: Gatineau police investigate attempted break-in at financial institution
    9.9.16 – Ottawa Citizen – Gatineau police are investigating an apparent attempted break-in at a Buckingham financial institution Friday morning. Patrol officers responded to an alarm at … More Info
  • PA: Clerks hit panic alarm, would-be robbery foiled
    9.10.16 – WGAL Lancaster – That’s when one of the clerks hit the panic alarm and told the man that police were on the way. The man fled through the back door of the store. Police describe … More Info
  • PA: Lebanon robbery suspect captured in Mississippi
    9.8.16 – Lebanon Daily News – A panic alarm was sounded, but the robbers fled with an undisclosed amount of cash before officers arrived. No weapons were displayed, and there were no … More Info
  • PA: Man brandishes ax handle in Perry County robbery attempt
    9.11.16 – PennLive.com – At that point, one of the employees triggered the panic alarm and told the suspect that police were on the way. The suspect, who was described as a 6-foot-tall … More Info
  • SC: Two arrested in jewelry store burglary
    9.9.16 – The Times and Democrat – Orangeburg Department of Public Safety officers arrived at the business after a security alarm was activated. When officers arrived, they saw glass spread along .. More Info
  • TX: Police increase presence after church break-ins in East Texas city
    9.5.16 – KLTV – Pastor ralph caraway says he’s thankful his church, the most recent target, was a failed attempt because the alarm went off. Caraway says unfortunately, this is … More Info
  • TX: Reward for suspect in dollar store burglary
    9.7.16 – KHOU.com – According to a witness, a black truck was seen at the store and an alarm was heard. This prompted the witness to contact the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office. In the first … More Info
  • TX: Suspect Arrested, Charged Linked to Indian Hills Store Robbery
    9.8.16 – KRGV – 4, deputies were dispatched in reference to a silent hold-up alarm at a convenience store. The store owner told authorities a young Hispanic … More Info
  • TX: Viral surveillance video leads to theft suspect’s arrest in Carrollton
    9.6.16 – FOX 4 News – James Mcnulty says his wife had forgotten to arm the alarm system before leaving the house. He was alerted when the security camera went off line just after the … More Info
  • TX: Watch: Burglar wearing 1 shoe kicks in door at Fort Worth home …
    9.7.16 – Dallas Morning News – … around 5 p.m. Friday. The man, who is wearing one shoe and holding the other, takes a few steps into the room before hearing a security alarm and leaving. More Info
  • WV: Berkeley Co. man charged with breaking into Arby’s
    9.8.16 – Herald-Mail Media – … Smith of the Martinsburg Police Department said in a complaint that officers responded to the restaurant at about 3:05 a.m. for a security-alarm activation report … More Info

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