In recent news from Eureka, California ABC affiliate 7 KRCR News, an observant and civic-minded citizen called the police and notified them that something seemed fishy when an unknown man tried to enter her home and, unsuccessful, moved on to a neighbor’s open garage.

“The caller said an unknown male attempted to open her front door and was last seen in her neighbor’s garage around 9 a.m.,” the Eureka Police Dept. said in the story.

The story notes that police, responding to the concerned woman’s call, were already on-site when the burglar alarm went off at the neighbor’s house where the perp was skulking around in the garage.

“When officers arrived on scene they say they found a broken window to the neighbor’s residence. When police were setting up a perimeter, a burglar alarm was activated inside the home, according to the EPD,” the story reads. “Officers then heard glass break and saw [the suspect] fleeing from the back of the home into a greenbelt where he was taken into custody without incident, according to the EPD.”

Of course, readers of the Norris Blog will remember that just breaking into someone’s home and being an unwanted presence might not be enough to convict the suspect of the crime of burglary.

Nonetheless, police still arrested the man, 32-year-old Christopher Blount, on three counts of burglary, resisting arrest and for violating probation.

Norris knows how important a properly used, tested, serviced, and maintained intrusion detection system is to a well-rounded life-safety and security deployment and has written about the subject before.

Contact one of the highly trained life-safety and security experts at Norris today and find out how we can help keep you, your personnel, customers, visitors, and students safer.What is Norris all about?

Norris, Inc.—a South Portland, Maine-based life-safety and security systems integrator with satellite offices in Bangor, Maine; Lee, New Hampshire; and Burlington, Vermont—was founded nearly 40 years ago by two brothers, Brad and Harty Norris. The brothers remain on the board of directors today and continue to help steer the enterprise toward its goal of advancing life-safety, security, and communications while striving to grow in its status as Northern New England’s leading systems integrator. Norris provides fully integrated life-safety and security solutions, comprising disparate systems including fire alarm, intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, communications, and emergency notification and total systems integration via the Vigilance Systems Integration Engine and ENS. Want to become part of the Norris family? We’re hiring! Norris in early 2020 was acquired by national security company Minuteman Security Technologies. Minuteman is a privately-held, leading provider of enterprise security system technology solutions, including custom design, installation, development, and support services. Minuteman offers a diverse range of advanced security management systems, including video surveillance, access control systems, emergency communications, intrusion detection systems, and public safety security solutions, for a broad range of enterprise clients. Minuteman has Regional Office and Field Support locations across the US.