Public Safety Updates
- CA: Board Approves Fines for False Alarms in Unincorporated Areas
1.12.21 – Riverside (CNS) – The Board of Supervisors Tuesday formally approved imposing fines on Riverside County residents and businesses using …
- TX: Police chief urges Lampasas residents to renew burglar alarm …
1.11.21 – Chief of Police Sammy Bailey said the department “appreciates citizens who secure their properties and use burglar alarm systems,” but she asked that residence and business owners renew their burglar-alarm permits as required and take measures to prevent false alarms. …
State & National News
- CES 2021 showcases tech to fight back against COVID …
1.11.21 – CNET – The consumer tech conference was forced to go all-digital amid the pandemic, but there are still innovations to fight coronavirus.
- Family pleads for changes after patriarch dies …
1.12.21 – News4Jax – Family pleads for changes after patriarch dies waiting for vaccine appointment. Bruce Scott was the owner of Scott Alarm, a husband, father, …
- Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Plan Includes More Help For Small Businesses
1.15.21 – CI – Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan includes $15 billion in flexible grants for small businesses and $35 billion in lending programs.
- Alarms Inc. Acquires Fellow Denver Security Provider Verified Alarms
1.13.21 – SSI – The acquisition coincides with the retirement of Alan Hartley, who has owned and operated Verified Alarms for four decades.
- COPS Monitoring achieves HIPAA compliance with Compliancy Group
1.12.21 – SIW – COPS has earned Seal of Compliance, a distinction issued only to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program
- Survey Suggests High-Tech Employees May Be More Productive in WFH Scenarios
1.15.21 – CEPro – D. Craig MacCormack – Many employers may be quick to question the effectiveness of working from home, but if a recent study of employees is any indication, tech-focused employers may want to reconsider.
- Study Finds Majority of U.S. Workers Don’t Feel Safe in Their Buildings Yet
1.15.21 – CI – Survey conducted by Honeywell found that 29% of remote workers would quit before returning to a risky worksite.
- 9 Roadblocks to System Integrator Profitability (and How to Eliminate Them)
1.13.21 – CI – System integrators’ business models should avoid these pitfalls to profitability at all costs during any given project.
- Report Says Organizations Are Spending More to Meet Challenges to Security Operations
1.12.21 – CI – Increasing management complexity and rising costs, plus anticipated spend on new technologies, among top security operations spending trends.
- Examining the Complexities of License Plate Camera Technologies
1.15.21 – SSI – When designing and installing a project for a customer with LPR or LPC, you must consider which technology is appropriate, infrastructure impact, ROI and more. Here’s how.
- Research: Single-Family Housing Starts Remain Strong in November Despite Challenges
1.13.21 – CEPro – Builders were unable to keep up with demand during November due in part to rising regulatory and construction costs, lot shortages, and a lack of laborers.
Fire & EMS News
MI: Alarm alerts Michigan family to carbon monoxide …
1.12.21 – Wyoming MI – WOOD – The family was alerted to a carbon monoxide leak just hours after a monitored detection system was installed in their home. … “It would have been game over,” Ray De La Cruz said.
WA: Smoke, Fire Alarms Alert Occupants to Fire in Riverside Room …
1.16.21 – KPQ – Fire crews were dispatched to Campbell’s Resort in Chelan Friday night. Chelan Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Donnell said callers to 911 …
- CA: Elk Grove Man Allegedly Caught Burglarizing Galt Business …
1.11.21 – GALT (CBS13) – An Elk Grove man was arrested early Monday morning after a Galt business was burglarized. Monday, the owner of a business was notified by the alarm company that a burglar, a man, was inside of their business. …
- GA: Sheriff’s office: Silent alarm, customer mistake led to false …
1.16.21 – Coweta County, Ga. Deputies went into the bank and they said that, after an extended investigation, they determined that no robbery took place and that there was never a hostage situation. …
- KY: Bitcoin ATM stolen from Lexington KY gas station, police say …
1.12.21 – Lexington Herald Leader – The bitcoin ATM was smaller than normal ATMs, and it wasn’t bolted to the floor, so the suspects were able to load it into a vehicle and flee the scene, Van Brackel said. The suspects left the gas station in a gray pickup truck, Van Brackel said, but police didn’t have any further suspect description.
- OH: Suspects arrested for attempted theft at Maumee car dealership
1.12.21 – The Blade – Maumee police officers have arrested four suspects accused of breaking into a car dealership and stealing multiple sets of keys, according to the department. Officers responded to an alarm call at Charlie’s Dodge on Dec. 29.
- VA: Sheriff’s office: Man fires at deputies responding to home alarm
1.13.21 – Powhatan, Va. (WWBT) – A Powhatan County man has been charged after officials say he fired at deputies responding to a home alarm.
- WA: Blaine burglary turns into high-speed chase, suspects arrested
1.14.21 – The Northern Light – Blaine police officers entered into a high-speed pursuit just after midnight January 13 when three burglary suspects attempted to elude police.
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NESA Board of Directors
- President – Chris Russell
- Vice President & – Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Craig Bober
- Secretary – Kathleen Schraufnagel
- Treasurer and Arkansas Security Alarm Assn. Director – Rick Howell
- Past President – Jordon Brown
- Kansas Electronic Security Alliance Director – Vacant
- Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Director – Dera DeRoche Jolet
- Mississippi Security Association Director – Jack Torrence
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Steven Brekel
- Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – John Helweg
- Associate Director – Brian Villari
- False Alarm Reduction Association Director – Alberto Hook
- Executive Director – Brad Shipp
- Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Alternate – Amy Fuselier
- Mississippi Security Association Alternate – Shelley Pettit
- Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Jim Emerick
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Danna Fowble
- Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Kelly Ryan
- False Alarm Reduction Association Alternate – Kerri McDonald