9-20-15 NESA Monitor

NationalMonitor

September 21, 2015

Door to Door Sales

  • Vivint barred from doing business in Ga. city
    9.14.15 – Valdosta police revoke company’s sales licenses. More Info
  • Top 1,443 Complaints and Reviews about Vivint
    9.14.15 -www.consumeraffairs.com – The purpose of me opting for Vivint services, is not for the alarm system – it was … Being that I signed up for a service that promised alarm, doorbell camera live … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AL: EDITORIAL: Police should use care in deciding response to alarms
    9.14.15 -Tuscaloosa News- Then one day, the wolf actually came and the boy found out why you don’t raise the alarm without just cause. People take alarms seriously. There’s a reason you … More Info
  • FL: Bradenton daycare owner fined $100 after third false alarm in three …
    9.15.15 – Bradenton Herald –  An alarm was deliberately tripped at Little Seahorse Academy at 8:31 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Bradenton Police Department, and a message was left for officers who had fined the owner on Saturday. … More Info
  • PA: Pittsburgh looks to automating false alarm fines
    9.16.15 – Security Systems News – Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh is looking at automating collections for false alarm fines, according to a recent NPR report. Stan Martin, SIAC executive director, told … More Info
  • WA: Reviews are in for city’s false alarm program | More than 2800 …
    9.14.15 -Bellevue Reporter – The department is in the midst of implementing the false alarm ordinance, which … Public Safety Corporation in May to manage Bellevue’s false alarm program. More Info

Industry News

  • Vector Security acquires Pelican Security Network
    9.2.15 – Security InfoWatch – Acquisition adds more than 17K customers to company’s roster and expands their footprint into Louisiana and… More Info
  • The Promise of H.265
    9.10.15 – Security Info Watch – Compression algorithms – both open and proprietary – are trending to ever-greater efficiency. More Info
  • Time to Dump ‘Installer’ or ‘Technician’ Job Titles
    9.17.15 – CEPro – I propose changing the lexicon to eliminate the terms ‘installer’ and ‘technician’ from job classifications and Help Wanted ads if we want to attract top, young talent to the custom integration industry. ‘Specialist,’ ‘network engineer,’ ‘tech specialist’ and ‘engineer’ are more apropos job titles. More Info
  • Call for Action gets woman $1669 security system refund
    9.16.15 – W*USA 9 – What would you do if you’d been paying $50 a month for years, and the one night your home alarm goes off it’s not connected to the security company? More Info
  • ADT Services Goes Live With ASAP Program
    9.16.15 – Security Sales – ASAP is designed to increase the efficiency and reliability of emergency electronic signals from central alarm companies to Public Safety Answering Points … More Info
  • Diebold debuts Site Sentry
    9.17.15 – Security Systems News – Diebold’s advanced Site Sentry technology can turn every camera into a monitored alarm point and verify alarm events—resulting in priority response, higher … More Info
  • Call-Dialing Procedures Are Changing for 843 Area Code Region
    9.17.15 – WCBD News 2 – Some examples are life-safety systems or medical devices, PBXs, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems or gates, speed dialers, … More Info
  • Smarter Home Security With These 3 Products | NewsWatch Review
    9.18.15 – NewsWatch – So a light can be an alarm, a thermostat can be a smoke detector, or a lock can be an entry device, not just a security device. One product that is changing … More Info
  • Fire Service Industry News: Sooner Alarms Introduces Cutting-Edge …
    9.19.15 – FireEngineering.com – Sooner Alarms is releasing brand new groundbreaking safety technology to help detect fires right from the source. The innovative new solutions from Sooner … More Info
  • Honeywell Realigns to Combine Security and Fire Safety Divisions
    9.17.15 – SSI – Honeywell Security Group and Honeywell Fire Safety are combining to form the new Honeywell Security and Fire business, the company announced on Tuesday. The move will allow the company to offer a better… More Info
  • 13 Tips to Hire a Top Sales Representative
    9.17.15 – SSI – Learn 13 tips to help company executives hire the most effective and competent employees for their business. More Info
  • Surveillance Video Helps Police Nab Suspect in Wisconsin Homicide Case
    9.18.15 – SSI – Surveillance video helped police identify a suspect in the killing of a man in Waukesha, Wis., according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report. More Info

State & National News

  • Income gains trail economic growth in every state
    9.14.15 – Stateline – The new analysis—which uses state gross domestic product per person as a measure of economic growth and income data through 2013, the most recent available—reveals significant differences between states that often reflect their differing economies. More Info
  • Have You Contributed to the 110,000 Lost-Time Hand Injuries this Year?
    9.18.15 – Superior Glove – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that cuts and laceration injuries – some of the most common work injuries to the hands – accounted for 4,120 job transfer or restriction cases in 2012. Cuts and lacerations on average resulted in six working days lost to job transfer or restrictions for the injured worker. More Info
  • Commentary: Licensing often serves to limit competition and choice
    9.14.15 – MyStatesman.com – For instance, fire alarm installers — a field where there is some danger associated with incorrect procedure — are licensed in 34 states including Texas. More Info

Business Tips

  • 5 strategy questions every leader should make time for
    9.3.15 – Harvard Business Review – If you can’t find time to think, it probably means you haven’t organized your firm or team very well and you’re busy putting out fires all the time. If you’re in charge of an organization, force yourself to have regular stretches of uninterrupted time just to think. When you do, here are five guiding questions that could help you reflect on the big picture. More Info
  • Building a Family Business Style Company Culture
    9.8.15 – Commercial Integrator – When family businesses treat non-family employees like second-class citizens, morale and productivity can suffer. Here are tips for not letting that happen. More Info

Fire News

  • CO: Craig Police Department
    9.18.15 – Craig Daily Press – #, officers responded to a fire alarm, which turned out to be a false alarm. … More Info
  • GA: Smoke Alarm Saves Bluffton Family
    9.15.15 – WSAV-TV – The Bluffton Township Fire Department says that a smoke alarm saved a local family Monday evening. Just before five yesterday afternoon The Bluffton … More Info
  • IL: Malfunctioning alarm system causes Joliet school lockdown …
    9.14.15 – – Joliet police responded to a false alarm on Monday which caused Charles Reed Elementary to go in to lock down mode for just under an hour. More Info
  • MS: Babysitter Saves Children from House Fire
    9.15.15 – WXXV News 25 – Biloxi firefighters tell News 25 their caretaker rushed into action after hearing a smoke alarm go off while she was bathing the children just after 7 o’clock last … More Info
  • NM: LAPS Issues Recap Of LAMS Fire Alarm Activation
    9.17.15 – Los Alamos Daily Post – The Los Alamos Public Schools released a recap of this morning’s fire alarm activation at Los Alamos Middle School. At 7:29 a.m. today, the Los Alamos Middle … More Info
  • OR: Fire alarm triggers evacuation at Symantec
    9.14.15 – KVAL – Fire alarm triggers evacuation at Symantec … Firefighters responded to Symantec on Monday morning in response to a fire alarm that evacuated the building. More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Man arrested in Verizon Wireless robbery
    9.19.15 – WALB-TV – Police arrived shortly after the alarm was activated. Johnson was unarmed and did not get away with anything. He is charged with Robbery by Intimidation and … More Info
  • AR: Fort Smith Home Burglarized While Owners Slept
    9.19.15 – Times Record – The couple told police they hadn’t set their house alarm that night because they were having their roof repaired, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. More Info
  • CA: 2 burglars break into drone store in Santa Clara, caught on video
    9.14.15 – abc7news.com – The alarm went off but they hurried and managed to fill several bags of items before slipping back out the window, getting in a car and driving off. Drones Plus … More Info
  • CA: RIVERSIDE: Police investigate break-ins at gun shops
    9.17.15 – Press-Enterprise – In the first incident, officers responded to American Pacific Rifleworks in the 6400 block of Central Avenue after a burglary alarm was triggered and found one… More Info
  • CA: Smash and grab at south Claremont business
    9.15.15 – Claremont Courier- Claremont police responded to the store at 4:18 a.m. after an alarm was triggered at the business, according to Lt. Walters of … More Info
  • CO: Arrest made, more expected in $23K check fraud
    9.19.15 – Glenwood Springs Post Independent – 12 led to an unexpected second arrest when a burglary alarm sounded nearby. Police quickly spotted a man running and apprehended a 35-year-old local … More Info
  • CO: Thieves target Silverthorne Sunglass Hut
    9.14.15 – Summit Daily News – At approximately 10:30 p.m., the three men — masked and dressed in black — broke the front lock of the store, disabled the alarm and quickly took a large … More Info
  • CT: $100000 Reward Offered for Information in Murder of Darien Officer
    9.18.15 – NBC Connecticut – Officer Kenneth Bateman was killed while responding to the report of a burglar alarm at the Duchess Patio Restaurant on May 31, … More Info
  • CT: Man implicated in jewelry shop heist over 4 years ago
    9.14.15 – Bristol Press – Around 1:18 a.m. on March 17, 2011, police responded to a burglary alarm at Montage and found that the front glass door had been smashed. The shop owner … More Info
  • CT: Video Helps Southington Cops Nab Suspect in Burglary Attempt
    9.16.15 – Patch.com – … to smash the glass front door of the Cork ‘n’ Cap liquor store. Police discovered the door was damaged when they answered a burglar alarm. More Info
  • DE: Suspects arrested after trying to burglarize officer’s home
    9.15.15 – WMDT – Investigators say the victim, a police officer, armed himself and checked his residence after his house alarm was activated, and found wet footprints on his … More Info
  • FL: Lee sheriff responds to Sievers homicide site
    9.16.15 – Lehigh Acres News Star – A alarm at the home of murdered Estero doctor Teresa Sievers Tuesday brought a response from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Lee County Domestic … More Info
  • GA: Attempted burglary at Lexington Road Family Dollar again
    9.15.15 – Red and Black – The Reserve 300X250. A Family Dollar employee believes that it was an attempt to disable the alarm and cameras. The case is still under investigation. More Info
  • GA: Burglary suspects make poor getaway: police station
    9.16.15 – WGN-TV – Roswell police say an officer on patrol heard an alarm coming from the Wender and Roberts Pharmacy around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the officer … More Info
  • GA: Sandy Springs Blotter: Man Robbed As He Pulled Into Apartment
    9.19.15 – Patch.com – 9/11: Optique Atlanta Eyeglasses Store’s alarm activated around 4 a.m. Officers found that someone had thrown a rock through the … More Info
  • GA: Thieves shatter door at Macon store, steal Levi’s, cologne
    9.18.15 – The Telegraph – A sheriff’s deputy had cruised through the shopping center parking lot there about five minutes before the store’s burglar alarm alerted … More Info
  • GA: VIDEO: Phenix City police investigate home burglary
    9.20.15 – WTVM – The burglars ripped the alarm system off the wall, stole two televisions and one of them had a gun. If you have any information on this incident please contact the … More Info
  • ID: Police search for suspects in Rigby Kings burglary
    9.14.15 – LocalNews8.com – An officer responded to an alarm at the store early Monday morning at about 3:40 a.m. When the officer arrived he found the front window broken. A search of the … More Info
  • IL: Burglar alarm foils Rockford robbery
    9.15.15 – Rockford Register Star – Rockford – Armed assailants who attempted to force their way into a man’s house Monday night fled when the alarm … More Info
  • IL: Driver charged with fatal Mount Prospect hit-and-run
    9.19.15 – Chicago Sun-Times – After Cagney left and the teller hit a silent alarm, a Mount Prospect police officer spotted a man matching the description trying to hail a cab about a mile away in … More Info
  • IL: Woman, 45, charged with robbing North Side bank
    9.14.15 – Fox 32 Chicago – After she left, the teller pressed the alarm button, notified her manager and called 911. Authorities distributed surveillance images from the robbery online and to … More Info
  • IN: ‘Batman style’ burglary leaves Greenwood jewelry store empty
    9.16.15 – Fox 59 – Once inside, the suspects cut a wire connected to the central panel of a Circle City Alarm security system. Then, they cut an alarm line on a back door, removed … More Info
  • IN: Man robs C.P. Smoke Shop at gunpoint, eludes capture
    9.15.15 – nwitimes.com – After the alarm, an employee called police and said she had just been robbed at gunpoint, he said. The man stole an undisclosed amount of money and two … More Info
  • IN: No charges for stranger caught napping in home
    9.14.15 – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – The man broke the alarm panel because he didn’t like the noise it was making. According to the police report and police records, about two hours before the … More Info
  • IN: Smoke Shop robbery suspect identified
    9.19.15 – nwitimes.com – Crown Point police responded to a panic alarm followed by a call from an employee who said she had just been robbed at gunpoint. The man stole an … More Info
  • IN: Thieves break into Greenwood jewelry store by cutting hole through …
    9.15.15 – WISH-TV – Dyson said thieves disconnected the alarm system then left. They returned two hours later to finish the crime. Dyson believes the thieves got away with … More Info
  • MA: Burlington K-9 unit assists Bedford police searching for bank …
    9.18.15 – Wicked Local Burlington – Police received a hold up alarm call from Brookline Bank at 10:10 a.m.. The first officer on scene reported a bank robbery had occurred. More Info
  • MA: Latest police log highlights
    9.19.15 – Wicked Local Swampscott – 5:39 a.m.: An alarm company reported an alarm going off at Boston Market. 9:21 a.m.: A caller in a Stop & Shop parking lot … More Info
  • MA: Sandwich Police Blotter: 8/17/15 to 9/14/15
    9.19.15 – Cape Cod Today – There were 3 K-9 call-outs. Officers also responded to 56 burglar alarms (there were arrests noted at two different alarm calls with no other information included). More Info
  • MD: Charles Co. Sheriff’s Reports
    9.15.15 – Southern Maryland Online – 15 at 5:34 a.m., officers responded to a gas station for the report of an intrusion alarm. Upon arrival, officers … More Info
  • MD: Woman faces burglary charges in Odenton
    9.19.15 – WBAL Baltimore – Officers were called to Odenton Elementary School at 11:50 p.m. for an alarm. When officers arrived, they discovered an open door. More Info
  • ME: $10000 worth of medical marijuana plants stolen from Fryeburg house
    9.19.15 – Conway Daily Sun – “Unfortunately, the homeowner thought it was a false alarm and canceled police response with the alarm company. It wasn’t until he arrived on scene several … More Info
  • MI: Police allege Bay City man stole items from 2 businesses
    9.15.15 – MLive.com – 5, police responded to an alarm at Die Stampco Inc.. While officers were en route, Bay County Central Dispatch advised them another alarm … More Info
  • MN: Crime report for Sept. 9-14
    9.15.15 – Bemidji Pioneer – 9:33 p.m. Officers responded to a hold-up alarm at a local business. Alarm determined to be falsely tripped by an … More Info
  • MN: Meeker County Sheriff Report 9/16/15
    9.17.15 – Crow River Media – On the 16th at 8:23 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm at a residence. The deputy was canceled prior to arrival … More Info
  • NC: Front door of New Bern jewelry store smashed during burglary
    9.16.15 – WITN – Hearne says police arrived within a minute of the alarm going off and they have some DNA evidence. There is no description yet of those responsible. More Info
  • NC: Public’s help wanted
    9.15.15 – Elizabethtown Bladen Journal – Officers responded to an alarm call at U.S. Cellular. More Info
  • NJ: Burglary and Theft to a Motor Vehicle
    9.14.15 – NorthJersey.com – The victim activated his alarm, at which time the males fled the area. The investigation remains open. Criminal Mischief to a Motor Vehicle. • Criminal mischief to … More Info
  • NJ: Millville man caught breaking into Vineland elementary school …
    9.14.15 – NJ.com – … with burglary and theft. A Vineland Public Schools security officer was responding to an alarm at Max Leuchter Elementary School on Sept. 3 around 3:40 a.m. … More Info
  • NJ: Security guard helps apprehend school intruder
    9.16.15 – Vineland Daily Journal – “He went there and rode around the building to see nothing was out of place; he went into the building to check the alarm pad,” Provenzano recounted the … More Info
  • NM: Man who shot suspected burglar at auto dealership arrested
    9.14.15 – KOB.com – … tired of his dealership being broken into, so when the alarm went off Sunday, he told the alarm company not to send police and that he’d check it out himself. More Info
  • NY: Police searching for burglars caught on camera by Upper East Side …
    9.16.15 – New York Daily News – The two rummage through the apartment for nearly a minute before rushing out — only moments before a burglary alarm goes off. Wheeler, 30, caught the crime … More Info
  • OH: Austintown police probe restaurant break-ins
    9.18.15 – Youngstown Vindicator – About the same time police observed the broken window there, an alarm reportedly sounded at Hana Japaense Sushi. There, police … More Info
  • OH: Camera catches suspects trying to pry open ATM in Niles
    9.14.15 – WKBN.com – A security camera captured images of the pair attempting to pry open the ATM, but the alarm scared them away. The image shown above shows one of the … More Info
  • OH: Lakewood Police use OnStar to bust alleged car thieves
    9.15.15 – WKYC-TV – A window screen had been cut, and the home’s alarm triggered with the resident’s car missing. As officers searched the area, OnStar determined the stolen … More Info
  • OH: Marion man arrested after school break-in
    9.19.15 – Marion Star – Officers reported they responded to a burglary alarm at the school at 1:09 a.m. Friday and found signs of forced entry but no suspects inside. A short time later, … More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    9.16.15 – Circleville Herald – Burglary alarm activated at Circleville Preferred Wireless. Checked okay, accidental. Fire alarm activated at Circleville Middle School. Call cancelled, accidental. More Info
  • OK: Burglar steals three video game systems from Vintage Stock
    9.17.15 – Tulsa World – Officers responded to an intruder alarm at the Vintage Stock around 2 a.m. and found the front glass door shattered. More Info
  • OK: Man breaks into club, jukebox, flees within 10 seconds, police say
    9.18.15 – KOCO Oklahoma City – Police believe the club’s alarm sounded and scared the burglar while he was trying to take the money. Anyone who knows anything about the burglar is asked to … More Info
  • OK: OKC Police Hope Surveillance Footage Leads To Arrest Of Serial …
    9.19.15 – news9.com KWTV – Caldera says he made it to the kitchen when the alarm went off and again bolts before police arrive. “What’s really good about this restaurant is they actually … More Info
  • PA: 2 suspects sought in violent jewelry heist
    9.19.15 – 6abc.com – The worker was able to free himself and activate the alarm after the thieves fled. Anyone with information is urged to contact police. Related Topics: news jewelry … More Info
  • PA: Erie police look for links in business robberies
    9.16.15 – GoErie.com – Police were alerted to the robbery by a holdup alarm. The third robbery was reported Wednesday at about 1:45 a.m. at the Tim Hortons … More Info
  • PA: Man Hides in Hazleton Grocery Store After Closing
    9.18.15 – PA home page – Investigators say he was forced to make his getaway when alarm went off and encountered the night manager. More Info
  • PA: Norristown armed robbery suspects sought
    9.14.15 – The Times Herald – Upper Merion – Police responded to a burglar alarm at the Exxon gas station and Top Star Express convenience store at approximately 2:25 a.m. Sept. 9. More Info
  • PA: Police: Suspect shoplifted TVs
    9.16.15 – Butler Eagle – Police believe he made his way to the garden center, unlocking and opening the exit door to test if the alarm was set. When he found it was safe, he placed two … More Info
  • SC: Conway Wendy’s robber sentenced to life in prison
    9.17.15 – Myhorrynews – Cain said as he re-entered he purposely punched in the wrong code on the business’ alarm system to alert the alarm company. When an alarm worker called … More Info
  • TX: 1 Arrested, 1 Escapes After Breaking into Grapevine Pharmacy
    9.15.15 – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth – Grapevine police say they arrested one of two men who broke into a pharmacy and set off a silent alarm Tuesday morning. More Info
  • TX: Alleged beer burglar nabbed by cops
    9.17.15 – Times Record News – Store employees were notified of the burglary by a tripped alarm at the business – a glass door had been broken with a large rock. Later they realized that … More Info
  • TX: Four teens arrest for Belk burglary
    9.16.15 – Sherman Denison Herald Democrat – SPD Sgt. D.M. Hampton said the department got the call of an alarm at Belk around 4:30 a.m. Monday and the officers that arrived on the scene thought it was an … More Info
  • TX: Man arrested in burglary shooting
    9.14.15 – San Angelo Standard Times – Earlier that evening, police were dispatched to the residence in response to an active burglar alarm but found no signs of forced entry, the release stated. More Info
  • TX: Sheriff’s Report
    9.17.15 – Lexington Leader – Guardian Alarm Company reported an audible business alarm. Sgt Liles and Deputy Jessup responded, and checked the perimeter and the building, … More Info
  • WA: Two local businesses burglarized in same day, authorities …
    9.15.15 – Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – The deputy believed the alarm to be a false alarm and left. Later, around 4:20 a.m., the alarm was once again set off. The deputy arrived and determined that the … More Info
  • WY: Dispatch: Arrests; Dog shot and killed; Checking account fraud …
    9.15.15 – County 10 – At 9:23 a.m., deputies were called from an employee at the Exxon who said a couple subjects ran out the door and set off an alarm. The caller thought … More Info

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