Thursday, April 29, 2010

Oakland County news: Copper thieves sought in break-ins

FERNDALE: Copper thieves sought in break-ins

Police are asking residents to look out for thieves stripping copper pipes from vacant homes.

Thieves broke open the rear doors of at least six vacant homes in northwest Ferndale, north of 9 Mile and west of Woodward, during the past 10 days, Ferndale Police Lt. William Wilson said Wednesday.

Police are asking residents to call 911 if they see crews at a neighbor's home, loading pipes, appliances or other metal into trucks.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Great Testimonial From a New Guardian Alarm Customer

"If the experience that we have had so far is anything like what we can expect from Guardian, than we will be completely happy. Our salesman John was great and the installer Rich was on time and went out of his way to make sure we were happy with the products and knew how to use everything. We were with ADT for a number of years but the ads about Guardian being a Michigan company, together with the cost factor, made us switch and we are very happy to be with GUARDIAN."
Jim & Ardis Pearce

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Guardian Alarm Hiring Sales Account Executives

Job Description: Due to rapidly increasing sales and territory expansions, we need you! Bring your expertise and successful sales experience to Guardian Alarm! Join a winning team and help us grow! Guardian Alarm Company is a leader in the Security Alarm Industry. We are currently seeking an experienced Alarm Sales Representative for our Southfield Michigan HQ location.

Ideal candidates will:
*Meet company sales goals and business objectives through successful promotion of Guardian Alarm Services.
*Have a proven sales record, work on your own initiative and organize a daily work schedule. *Promote and increase sales to existing customers.
*Excellent prospecting and negotiating skills.
*Face to face meetings with key contacts and customers.
*Remain abreast of the competition.
*Follow up with customers, both existing and future.

*Minimum of 2 to 5 years sales experience.
*Proven track record of successful sales experience.
*Excellent verbal and written skills.
*Strong management skills.
*Problem solving skills.
*Strong independent work ethic and accountability.
*Good presentation and public speaking skills.
*Ability and willingness to travel.

Guardian Alarm Company offers a competitive compensation package, vehicle allowance, salary plus attractive commission plan. We also offer health care including medical, dental and optical plans. Life insurance, tuition reimbursement and 401K are also available. Come and join an aggressively growing company with a proven track record of providing our customers with the best alarm service in the industry!

Contact Lisa Chaput for more info or to apply: 248-233-1487 or

Guardian Alarm Hiring Installers

Job description: Residential/Commercial Installation of fire and burglar alarms. Working closely with customers and resolving issues. Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends. Must have your own reliable transportation.

Job requirements: This job requires a high school diploma and 2 years of experience.

Specific requirements: You must possess a valid drivers license with 4 points or less, undergo drug screening, pass an employment test and undergo a reference or security check.

Additional requirements: Two years experience in commercial/residential alarm installation. Fire, Burgular, CCTV, Access Readers, experience helpful. Wiring experience a must. Michigan drivers license required and must be valid. Must have a clean criminal background. A neat,clean,professional image is required. Starting wage will depend on prior experience.

Benefits: dental insurance, life insurance, medical insurance, optical insurance, paid sick leave, paid vacation, 401(k)

Contact Lisa Chaput at Guardian Alarm for more info or to apply: 248-233-1487 or


Here are a few simple steps to help make your home burglar proof.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Guardian Alarm Security Expo Video

Guardian Alarm of Southfield, MI posted this short recap video of the great Security Expo they hosted at their HQ on 4/14/10. Looks like they had a nice customer turn out and a lot of cutting edge security options.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gunman threatens tot’s life during break-in

By SHAUN BYRON of The Oakland Press

Children were playing ball and riding bicycles in the driveways of their homes on Kettering Avenue on Monday.Just days before, a mother of two was sleeping — her boyfriend still at work — when a man broke into her home and put a gun to her toddler’s head.

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Home Security Tips For Outdoor Grilling

"If you're spending time outdoors during the summer preparing delicious meals on the grill, then you're going to be excited about how delicious your BBQs are, and thrilled that the weather is nice enough that you can actually be outdoors, instead of shivering through layers and layers of sweaters and jackets. But it is important to remember that things like grills are safety hazards in their own right, and that you need to be diligent when outside, whether it's a gigantic meal for a bunch of friends or just a simple barbecue for the entire family."

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Security System Helps Catch Two Ex-Convicts

By Gordon Wilczynski, Macomb Daily Staff Writer

Two ex-convicts from Detroit who are suspects for several nighttime break-ins in Macomb County, have been charged by St. Clair County authorities with breaking into a gasoline station in Casco Township and stealing over 200 cartons of cigarettes.Wayne Mendel Johnson, 43, and Jimmie Lee Felder, 47, are in the St. Clair County Jail on $50,000 bond set in 72nd District Court in Marine City.

They are accused of throwing a brick through a window at a Sunoco gasoline station on Interstate 94 and Division Road (32 Mile Road) on Monday morning and stealing 200 cartons of cigarettes valued at $10,000, according to Sgt. Craig Nyeholt of the Michigan State Police Post in Richmond.The suspects were arrested on I-94 and North River Road by Chesterfield Township police moments after the break-in. Police found the cigarettes in the back seat of their dark colored Jeep, Nyeholt said.

"Our officers were notified of the break-in when an alarm sounded," Nyeholt said. "A check of the security surveillance tape showed that two black men driving a dark colored Jeep threw a cinder block through a window and stole the cigarettes."We checked the surveillance tape which showed the suspects left in a dark colored Jeep.

That information was dispatched to Chesterfield Township police because we knew they had similar burglaries in their jurisdiction."Chesterfield Township Officer Robert Swanson set up surveillance on I-94 and saw a dark colored Jeep on Interstate 94 and stopped it at North River Road. Swanson arrested Johnson and Felder because they fit the description of the people wanted in connection with the Sunoco station robbery and the evidence of the break-in was found in the back seat of the vehicle.

Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said police questioned the suspects who are suspects in two similar incidents in Chesterfield Township. Police in Sterling Heights and St. Clair Shores want to talk to Johnson and Felder for similar "smash and grab" thefts in their cities.Both Johnson and Felder have been in and out of jails all of their adult lives, police said.

Felder has three drug delivery and drug possession arrests dating back to 1989 and five breaking and entering arrests. Felder also has five arrests for breaking and entering a building.Johnson, who goes by the aliases of Boss Hog, Orlando Jones, Marc Wiggins and James King, has several arrests dating back to 1984. He was convicted for two breaking and entering charges, two for stealing a vehicle, one for unarmed robbery, fleeing and eluding police and prison escape.Police said neither man spoke to police. The court will appoint a taxpayer paid lawyer to represent them.

They are being charged as habitual criminals.