- IL: Cape Girardeau working to reduce false alarm calls
4.27.21 – WSIL – MORE: Businesses, residents could pay fines for false fire alarms in Cape Girardeau. “The biggest cause of us implementing this plan is just the …
- NE: Omaha homeowner receives bill for false alarm
4.27.21 -WOWT – OMAHA, Neb. Still, Betty received four notices from the city’s False Alarm Reduction Program. … The first was a $25 fee then $45 when she didn’t pay on time.
- Min Wage Hike for Fed Contractors
4.28-21 – NSBA – Yesterday, President Joe Biden issued an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay a $15 minimum wage to workers who are working on federal contracts. (More)
- New COVID Workplace Safety Rules
4.28-21 – NSBA – After weeks of delay, the Biden administration is advancing emergency workplace safety rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and should be public in a matter of weeks.(More)
- Security Firm ADT Accuses Rival Ring of Trademark …
4.28.21 – Insurance Journal – Long-time home security firm ADT is suing rival upstart Ring alleging the newcomer is violating its trademarks by using signage that is very similar to the blue octagon logo that ADT has used for decades.
- Estate of Decatur man shot, killed sues security alarm …
4.28.21 – WAFF — Decatur, Ala. … According to this lawsuit, a Vivint alarm system failed to go off when his window was shot out and his door was broken down. … Irvin Jr. at his home on Marion Street, according to our news partners at the Decatur Daily.
- President Biden Introduces Tax Credit to Provide Workers with COVID-19 Vaccine PTO
4.26.21 – CEPro * Employers with fewer than 500 employees can be reimbursed for the cost of providing paid leave for COVID vaccinations, according to the IRS.
- Vivint To Pay $20m To Settle Ftc Claims It Misused Consumer Credit Reports
4.29.21 – SSN – FTC claims credit histories of unwitting victims were used to qualify financing for prospective customers
- Wearable Devices and Lone Workers: The Importance of Connectivity
5.1.21 – OHS – By sharing data and information out to teammates and supervisors, wearable devices can have a positive impact even in the most hazardous of situations.
- Shop Drawings 101: Do You Know the Minimum Requirements?
4.29.21 – SSI – Shop drawings should not be confused with engineering drawings. Here are the minimum requirements according to NFPA 72
- Does Gender Play a Role in Connected Lock Sales?
4.28.21 – SSI – A new study breaks down the purchase of smart locks by gender, but should integrators adjust their selling strategy based on the numbers?
Fire & EMS
- NL: Burnt Toast Triggers Fire Alarm at St. Clare’s
4.29.21 – VOCM – Clare’s. Clare’s Mercy Hospital was evacuated this morning after burnt toast triggered a fire alarm. … Eastern Health says the fire alarm was activated due to smoke caused by burning toast in the South Morrisey Wing of the building.
- FL: Florida bank robber arrested in teller line
4.27.21 – WPEC – OCALA, Fla. (CBS12) — A man who tried to rob a bank in central Florida didn’t get very far. Police said …
- FL: Man arrested at teller window during attempted bank robbery …
4.26.21 – Orlando – A man was arrested at a teller window inside a bank during an attempted robbery, according to Ocala police.
- MI: Royal Oak crime: Alarm reveals man was living in vacant Art …
4.30.21 – Oakland Press – Alarm reveals man was living in vacant Art Van building. … living in vacant Art Van building; police warn of ‘family emergency’ fraud scam … Royal Oak police are warning of a new fraud scam happening in the area typically …
- NY: Man Nabbed For Jewelry Store Heist In Area, Police Say …
4.29.21 – Daily Voice – A Northern Westchester man has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing and stealing several items of jewelry from an area jewelry store.
- OK: Police Investigate After Window Smashed At Tulsa Fast Food …
4.26.21 – News on 6 – Tulsa – Tulsa Police are investigating a break-in at the Church’s Chicken early Monday morning. Police said this is the second time in a month this restaurant has been targeted.
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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
- 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