Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, March 1, 2004

Honolulu says alarm policy working

HONOLULU - According to the Honolulu Police Department, a program intended to reduce the amount of time police spend responding to false alarms has cut the total number of false alarms by 10 percent from a year earlier.

The reduction also represents a reduction of 20 percent over the city’s all-time high of 33,000 false alarms in 2001. Honolulu Police Capt. Debbie Tandal told the Honolulu Advertiser that from the start of the program in August 2002 to August 2003, police responded to 27,500 false alarms. The city also generated more than $500,000 in permit fees and false alarm fees.
Cenuco signs with Salad Creations

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Salad Creations of America Inc. has signed Cenuco Inc. to provide remote security video monitoring for all of its franchises nationwide. The South Florida locations of the custom salad-to-order chain are currently being outfitted with Cenuco’s Mobile Video Monitor service.

Cenuco will provide each franchise with a Mobile Video Monitor IP camera and the accompanying service that will allow owner-operators to view live video from anywhere by using a cell phone, wireless laptop or any Internet-connected PC.
Laser Shield intros do-it-yourself system

SAN DIEGO - Laser Shield has developed a security system that it says is easy to install and inexpensive to monitor. The system installs without drilling or wiring.

The 24-hour monitoring of the system costs $19.95 a month and doesn’t require a contract. The system uses infrared motion detectors that sense changes in a room and also features panic buttons. It even includes a shield that allows pets to roam around the house without setting off an alarm.