Rich Rosley, President of the NW ESA had a nice meeting with two officers from the Albuquerque Police Department working on the Copper Theft task force. They mentioned how the copper thefts are back up with an average of two a night and they responded to nine the other night.
As many of you are aware Rich has his central station dispatching on A/C Power loss as a possible copper theft in progress for quite a while and they have successfully scared off would-be copper thefts in progress with minimal damage to the business. In many cases they got the tools they use left behind. That has made them look good to their clients and has reduced the property crime rate by at least a few clients.
Officer George Trujillo & Officer Kenneth Salazar have informed Rich that the Albuquerque Chief of Police has authorized any false dispatches due to power loss of an alarm systems will NOT be classified as a false alarm. Please consider talking to your monitoring station and adding a burglary signal to the AC loss signal if there is a problem of copper thefts. One step further is to add during the hours of 10pm to 5 am an A/C loss signal comes in as "BUR" burglary signal but outside of that window from 5am-10pm it is a standard A/C loss and treated as a normal power loss which we do not dispatch on & treat as normal.
They also mentioned that these type of dispatches are being treated as a priority one dispatch. Also mentioned was that overall police dispatches should be getting a better response as most alarms are still being dispatched as a priority one call.
This is a priority for the Albuquerque Police Department, so let's try to assist them as alarm dealers and do the best we can do with our quality of installations and assistance with dispatching, hopefully this will benefit all of us in the long run.
(Vic, Officers George Trujillo & Kenneth Salazar have offered to speak about this in more detail at the next March NM Association meeting, if we do not have a speaker then Rich sugges'st we allow them to speak if no speaker has been assigned.)
The next NM meeting will be on Tuesday March 19th at ADI supply house at noon sharp @ 4380 Alexander NE, Suites E&F.
As always, Officer Trujillo can be reached at 505-249-3180 or Officer Salazar at 505-382-9708 if you would like to discuss any of this with them.
This is from an email recieved from Rich Rosley, President NM ESA.