ADT office subject of weekend burglary

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, April 1, 2002

TAMPA, Fla.-An ADT Security office was broken into in early March, according to a report in The Tampa Tribune.

At about 8:15 a.m. on a Monday morning, an employee discovered that a laptop computer, worth about $3,500, was missing. A sheriff's report said that the robbery had occurred between 6 p.m. Friday evening and Monday morning. A locked office had been pried open.

False alarm rate hits 99.8 percent, county imposes fines
CLAY COUNTY, Fla.-County commissioners here in March enacted an ordinance that set fines and potential jail time for repeated false alarms after local authorities said the false alarm rate in the county was 99.8 percent.

Of the 8,974 alarms responded to by the Clay County Sheriff's Office in 2001, only 21, or 0.2 percent were real events, according to the sheriff's office, said a report in The Florida Times-Union.

The fourth false alarm at a location in one year receives a written violation; fines of up to $500 and up to 60 days in jail are levied for additional incidents.

CANASA adds two new membership categories
MARKHAM, Ontario-The Canadian Alarm and Security Association has added two new categories to its membership list. A person employed by a company that is a member of CANASA can register as an individual member. A student, currently studying in a registered school, college or university can also join under that new category.