9-19-16 NESA Monitor

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September 19, 2016

Door to Door Sales

  • Burglar alarm firm overcharged and lied to elderly and vulnerable …
    9.12.16 – Bristol Post – A businessman left the vulnerable and elderly without burglar alarm services they had paid for, while charging them inflated prices, a court heard. Daniel Rivers’ … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: Salinas false fire alarm fees raised for repeat offenders
    9.15.16 – The Salinas Californian – Fees for initial false fire alarms have been lowered while fees for repeat offenders have been raised in hopes of reducing the fire department’s costs for … More Info
  • NE: University fined $900 for false alarms at Omaha arena
    9.16.16 – Lincoln Journal Star – Omaha – The University of Nebraska at Omaha has been fined $900 for false alarms at Baxter Arena, which has been open to the public for less than a year. More Info
  • NY: Alarm system issues dealt with for Tim Hortons in Depew
    9.14.16 – Lancaster Bee – Members of the Depew Village Board discussed numerous alarms that have been activated at the Tim Hortons … More Info

Industry News

  • Worried About New Code Requirements? We Have You Covered
    9.13.16 – Security Sales & Integration – NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code) now requires that audible appliances installed in certain sleeping areas produce a low frequency (520 Hz). More Info
  • Alder Responds to Inside Edition’s Sales Scam Report; Believes …
    9.15.16 – Security Sales & Integration – Inside Edition reported that some homeowners who switched from ADT to Alder ended up receiving two bills, while others failed to realize their alarm equipment … More Info

State & National News

  • Baltimore Has Most Smart Homes
    9.16.16 – SIA – Some American cities are “smarter” than others, according to a new Angie’s List survey that asked who’s actually using the “smart” technology in their homes.  More Info

Business Tips

  • Wholesale monitoring company success: It’s all about the dealer
    9.16.16 – SSN – Yarmouth, ME Monitoring companies mine data for dealers, provide the latest in technical offerings – Wholesale monitoring centers use a variety of methods to grow their revenue and account bases, but dealer relations and support is the key to success, according to several executives who spoke to Security Systems News. More Info
  • 7 Habits of Masterful Managers Who Coach Their Teams to Success
    9.19.16 – Entrepreneur – Being good at your job is important. Making other people better at their jobs is most important of all. More Info
  • How to Address an Employee’s Request for a Raise When You Don’t Have the Money
    9.9.16 – Open Forum – Gulp—your employee just asked for a raise, but you can’t afford it! Following these five steps may help you keep them on staff. More Info

Fire News

  • CT: 2 Families Displaced by Manchester Kitchen Fire
    9.17.16 – NBC Connecticut – Drugmakers Fought State Opioid Limits Amid Crisis. One of the residents reported that he woke up to the smoke alarm sounding and found a fire in his kitchen. More Info
  • MT: Fire at Belgrade business under investigation
    9.12.16 – The Bozeman Daily Chronicle – According to Central Valley Fire Department Chief Ron Lindroth, at 9:30 p.m. Belgrade police responded to a burglar alarm at Action Pawn… More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Officer-involved shooting under investigation at Marathon gas …
    9.17.16 – whnt.com – Officers responding to an alarm call discovered a burglary was in progress. There was broken glass in the front of the building and a man inside of the store. More Info
  • AL: Police make arrest in store burglary
    9.15.16 – The Alexander City Outlook – At 1:24 a.m. on Wednesday, an alarm alerted police to another similar incident at the Koons Convenience store. Police responded along with … More Info
  • AR: Little Rock knifing suspect to stay jailed until tests
    9.15.16 – Arkansas Online – A burglar alarm triggered by the door to the home’s crawl space prompted the first police visit at 5:15 p.m. The padlock had been cut off the door, and police … More Info
  • CA: Dixon PD: Cash Swiped From Tip Jar; Hit-and-Run Arrests …
    9.13.16 – Patch.com – 1148 Audible alarm  1201 Parking complaint in … 1125 Alarm activation… More Info
  • CA: Police accuse San Jose men of running illegal marijuana lab in …
    9.16.16 – Hollister Free Lance – Police responded to a burglary alarm call at 8:30 p.m. and discovered two suspects along with a room containing various forms of cannabis, or marijuana. More Info
  • CT: Man Charged In Shelton Burglary Could Be Linked To Others
    9.12.16 – Valley Independent Sentinel – Officers went to the business when a burglar alarm went off and found the front door damaged and a safe missing. Surveillance video showed the burglar driving … More Info
  • CT: VIDEO: Burglars Hit Two New Canaan Homes Wednesday
    9.14.16 – New Canaanite – Police say resident should set alarms, lock doors install security cameras. “We further ask residents to call the New Canaan Police to report any suspicious … More Info
  • CT: West Hartford Police Arrest Two Suspected Burglars Within Two …
    9.18.16 – Patch.com – Police were first dispatched to Goodsell Street due to reports of an activated silent house alarm and a suspicious person leaving the area on a bicycle. More Info
  • FL: New surveillance video shows deadly takedown of Lakeland shoplifter
    9.14.16 – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay – From a different camera view, he rolls past the registers without paying, sets off the alarm and an employee stops him. As more approach, Wisham grabs his coat … More Info
  • FL: Video shows what happened during Walmart shoplifting death in …
    9.17.16 – WATE 6 On Your Side – Former Walmart customer service manager Crucelis Nunez described Wisham as a “homeless looking, white male.” She told police he set off the store alarm as … More Info
  • GA: Burglars break Rocket Fizz window, other vehicle break-ins reported
    9.17.16 – Decaturish.com – Burglars broke out the front door window of the recently-opened Rocket Fizz in Decatur. According to police Lt. Jennifer Ross, “Officers responded to an alarm … More Info
  • GA: Caught on video, Suspects break in to City Hall
    9.16.16 – WSAV-TV – The alarm started blaring through the building and police were alerted, but officials say they were surprised to find nothing had been taken or vandalized. More Info
  • GA: Malone Towers residents evacuated in Sunday morning fire; no …
    9.18.16 – The Albany Herald – “I was asleep when I heard the fire alarm go off,” resident Terrance Washington said. “It was about 10-something. I had to put my clothes on, my work uniform, … More Info
  • ID: Wet footprints lead to arrests
    9.12.16 – Daily Record-News – The Ellensburg Police Department responded to a burglary alarm at the Red Horse … the diner was open, gained entry and then fled after hearing the alarm. More Info
  • IL: Heavyset Man Robs Oak Lawn Bank: FBI
    9.17.16 – Patch.com – According to the FBI, a man entered the US Bank branch around 11:03 a.m. when an alarm was set off. He passed a note to … More Info
  • IL: Illinois man charged in 2 bank robberies attempts minutes apart in …
    9.12.16 – The Oakland Press – … employees at the bank when — minutes later — they were sent to the Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union to respond to another reported hold-up alarm. More Info
  • IN: Mitchell Man Arrested After Breaking Into Mitchell Manor
    9.15.16 – WBIW.com – Police spoke to a Mitchell Manor employee and she said she heard an alarm sound to one of the secured doors to the nursing home. While looking for the origin … More Info
  • KS: Officials seek public’s help after Great Bend school offices vandalized
    9.12.16 – KSN-TV – Sheriff deputies say they responded to the building after receiving an alarm call. When they got there, they found the glass broken out. More Info
  • KY: One arrested following early morning Bardstown pawn shop burglary
    9.12.16 – Nelson County Gazette – Police responded for the active alarm at the store at 4:45 a.m. Officers arrived to find an audible alarm and a front window that was apparently shot out during the … More Info
  • LA: Burglars dropped guns as they fled home, police say
    9.14.16 – KSLA-TV – A silent alarm triggered at 9:37 a.m. at the dwelling, Caddo 911 dispatch records show. The 3 males were seen running … More Info
  • MA: Bedford police seek bank robber
    9.12.16 – Lowell Sun – Police were alerted to the incident by a hold-up alarm and several 911 calls from witnesses in the parking lot. The suspect is described as a roughly 6-foot-tall … More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire: Injured woman carried from woods
    9.14.16 – Gloucester Daily Times – 12:39 a.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at the Intershell plant in Blackburn Industrial Park. A check … 8:15 p.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at a house. More Info
  • MD: Generator stolen from Annapolis business.
    9.12.16 – CapitalGazette.com – Police responded to an intrusion alarm at the business after a side door had been forced open. No one was located inside the business. A red Honda generator … More Info
  • ME: Wiscasset Police Department
    9.14.16 – Wiscasset Newspaper – Police responded to a traffic hazard on the bridge, burglar alarms at the Lil’ Mart, two at Wiscasset Elementary School, Northeast Security Systems, and the … More Info
  • MI: Cops: Bank robber said he wanted to steal from the rich
    9.17.16 – Detroit Free Press – Officers were interviewing bank employees when a silent alarm went off moments later inside the Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union. More Info
  • MI: Jackson Sheriff: deputies respond to report of shots fired, nothing …
    9.13.16 – MLive.com – Sergeant Watson responded Hathaway Lane for a residential alarm. 12:55 p.m. … Deputy Easter responded to Portage Lake Road for an alarm. 8:49 p.m.. More Info
  • MI: Man gets 15 years for attempted West Side Saginaw bank robbery
    9.13.16 – MLive.com – Seconds after the robber left the bank, the teller triggered a “hold-up” alarm and went to the door to lock it, she said. She watched the robber walk to the … More Info
  • MI: Thieves steal cigarettes, donation bin from Michigan gas station
    9.16.16 – WNWO NBC 24 – Around 4:18 a.m., deputies responded to an alarm only to find a pry bar stuck in the back door, but no entry gained. While on the … More Info
  • MT: 2 charged with breaking into Great Falls garage
    9.12.16 – KTVH – A responding police officer talked to the homeowner, who said that his garage alarm alerted him that the door had been opened. When the homeowner went to … More Info
  • NC: Smithfield man comes face-to-face with burglar
    9.16.16 – WNCN – The homeowner said he was in bed when he heard a noise in the hallway just before 9 a.m. The man said his alarm started going off, and he grabbed his gun. More Info
  • NE: Juveniles taken into custody for burglarizing smoke shop
    9.18.16 – Lincoln Journal Star – Officers arrived after a burglary alarm came in from the smoke shop and saw three people running away. With help from … More Info
  • NJ: Police Respond to Multiple Reports of Home Burglaries in West …
    9.18.16 – TAPinto.net – On Sept. 12, officers responded to a third report of burglary to a residence, where the burglary alarm was activated. According to police, the … More Info
  • OH: 2 burglary suspects nabbed in Sugarcreek Twp. Overnight
    9.14.16 – Dayton Daily News – White also said they were alerted to the burglary by the home’s alarm company. Police arrested one person near the burglary scene, but a second person was … More Info
  • OH: Burglars take food at Dayton school break-in
    9.18.16 – Dayton Daily News – Officers responded to the school’s burglary alarm at 3:25 a.m. and found a rear glass door smash and slightly ajar, according to the report. Officers didn’t find … More Info
  • OH: One suspect arrested in robbery leading up to police-involved …
    9.17.16 – 10TV – He was charged five times with setting off a fire alarm to try to get out of a juvenile detention center. In 2012, a magistrate said Franklin County Children’s … More Info
  • OH: Police: Man breaks into church, hides in ceiling to escape arrest
    9.12.16 – WLWT Cincinnati – Baker broke out a stained-glass window to get inside, police said. He gathered some things and then when the alarm sounded, police said, he climbed into the … More Info
  • OH: Robber disables, steals alarm system
    9.13.16 – ThisWeekNews – According to the police report, the alarm system was disabled by slicing the … The only thing reported taken was the alarm system itself, which was listed as … More Info
  • OH: Tools stolen from locked trailer: Avon Police Blotter
    9.12.16 – cleveland.com – Alarm call, Chester Road: Police responded to an alarm at West Pines Golf Course at 7:10 a.m. Aug. 28. The perimeter, front doors and interior of the pro shop … More Info
  • OK: Oklahoma City police release surveillance video of IRS burglary case
    9.14.16 – 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: Police: Home Invasion Suspects Rob Moore Couple At Gunpoint
    9.14.16 – news9.com KWTV – The Schocks said the men demanded their money and started gathering their valuables when the alarm sounded. Teresita Schock said the men became more … More Info
  • PA: Man attempts to rob Perry County store with axe handle
    9.12.16 – FOX43.com – The second clerk hit the store’s panic alarm and told the suspect police were on their way. He tried to exit the front door but couldn’t get out. The clerk advised … More Info
  • PA: Police Log for Hanover area Sept. 13
    9.13.16 – The Evening Sun – 12:13 a.m. Burglar alarm. 12:28 a.m. Burglary. 12:39 a.m. Fight/disorderly conduct in .. More Info
  • QC: Restaurant owner shocked about hole-in-the-wall break-in
    9.15.16 – The Telegram – The building has bars on the windows, a solid door lock, a motion detector and an alarm system. So, when the owner of Wingin’ It restaurant … More Info
  • SC: Search is on for Berkeley County shooting suspect
    9.17.16 – WCBD News 2 – Authorities say deputies responded to a panic alarm at the Rainbow Mart Store just after 3:00 p.m. The caller said that shots were heard … More Info
  • TN: Knoxville gang member sentenced to 21 years for 2 home invasions
    9.15.16 – WATE 6 On Your Side – The victim said her alarm was tripped when Williams and two other men broke … from her apartment, but not before being caught on the alarm system’s cameras. More Info
  • TX: LIVING SAFE: Burglary of a habitation : Laws and prevention
    9.12.16 – Your Houston News – Motion detectors and alarms indicated an unauthorized entry in the late morning. A phone call from the alarm company alerted her to the break-in. Police were … More Info
  • TX: ‘Pharmacies seem to be a pretty big target.’ Glen Rose pharmacy …
    9.15.16 – The Glen Rose Reporter – “They knew enough to get in and out of here without our alarm going off,” Eliiott said. “We have no idea when exactly they broke in because our alarm didn’t go … More Info
  • TX: Police thwart car theft in Orange
    9.12.16 – Texas Examiner – Police in Orange responding to an alarm at Cecil Atkission Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Orange thwarted an attempt to steal a GMC Yukon and other items from the .. More Info
  • WA: Pasco police looking for person suspected of breaking window at …
    9.12.16 – KEPR 19 – Pasco, Wash. – Pasco police said they are looking for person suspected of breaking into a Pasco business and the running from the scene after the alarm went … More Info
  • WA: Police Blotter | September 14, 2016
    9.13.16 – Queen Anne News – 28, police responded to an alarm trip at a building. When officers arrived, they spoke with a security guard who was on … More Info
  • WI: Arrests made in gas station skimming scam
    9.14.16 – WISN Milwaukee – Elm Grove police placed an alarm on the pumps. When the men went to take off the skimming device Wednesday, police were alerted. “They notified Brookfield. More Info

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