Public Safety Updates
- GA: JIA considers false alarm ordinance
8.19.20 – Brunswick News – The board of the Jekyll Island Authority heard a first reading Tuesday of a proposed ordinance regarding false fire and burglary alarms on the …
- SIA Issues Policy Principles to Guide Use of Facial Recognition Technology
8.18.20 – SSI – SIA believes all technology products, including facial recognition, must only be used for purposes that are lawful, ethical and nondiscriminatory.
- ADT Ups the Alarm Management Ante With Signal Chat
8.19.20 – SSI – ADT earned a TMA/SSI Monitoring Technology Marvel Award runner-up honor for its Signal Chat solution, an alternative method of burglar alarm notification.
State & National News
- ADT Accuses Vivint of Tricking Customers Into Switching Service in New Lawsuit
8.18.20 – SSI – ADT claims Vivint misled consumers by targeting ADT customers and deceived them into believing that Vivint is affiliated with the company.
- Ring FCC filing reveals a potential new home hub – Digital …
8.19.20 – Digital Trends – An Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing submitted yesterday by Ring suggests that a new smart home hub may be on the way. Ring has made no announcements or statements yet, but information gathered from the FCC filing points toward a low-power communications device.
- COVID-19 Stimulus Talks Stall: What It Means For Your Business
8.20.20 – CI: Congress, unable to agree on another COVID-19 stimulus bill, is in recess until next month, which means any relief for your business will have to wait.
- Higher Ed Institutions Ready to Embrace New Access Control Technology, Survey Finds
8.20.20 – SSI – Genetec and HID surveyed IT and security pros in higher education institutions and found that most are ready to replace legacy access control systems.
- Roundtable: 3rd-Party Central Stations on Navigating COVID-19, Value-Add Offerings
8.17.20 – SSI – Wholesale monitoring executives and managers share how the pandemic has reaffirmed their commitment to delivering premium service to their dealer partners and more.
- Business Leaders Must Decide Whether to Pivot—and How Much
8.20.20 – CI: With no sign the business world we knew in 2019 and early 2020 is coming back, companies have to figure out if they’re going to change anything.
- Crisis Sends Monitoring Centers Back to Basics
8.20.20 – SSI – This year has reminded us of the importance of alarm monitoring fundamentals. Don’t let critical procedures become obsolete and don’t wait until the crisis occurs to test them.
- Malwarebytes Report Exposes Huge Work-From-Home Cybersecurity Threats
8.20.20 – SSI – A survey of IT and cybersecurity decisionmakers reveals that 1 in 5 organizations have experienced a breach as a result of employees working remotely.
- Smart security dealer finds creative ways to secure business during challenging time
8.17.20 – SSN – Louisville, KY -No security and home automation dealers saw COVID-19 coming, and none were prepared for the ways this global health crisis would change their business; however, some companies may have been quicker, more creative and more successful in their response than others.
Fire & EMS News
- MB: Five people taken to hospital due to carbon monoxide at …
8.21.20 – CTV – Five people were taken to the hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 19 due to carbon monoxide buildup at a Winnipeg home.
- MI: Smoke alarm saves Houghton County family from house fire …
8.18.20 – (WJMN) – Smoke alarms from the statewide community risk reduction program, MI Prevention, alerted an Upper Peninsula family to a recent home fire caused by a lightning strike. … The alarms aided their escape and helped notify the fire department.
- WI: Fire sprinkler system controls fire at Appleton business
8.18.20 – APPLETON (WLUK) — An automatic fire sprinkler system kept a fire at an Appleton business under control. Crews were called to …
- AK: Anchorage Burglar Caught Red-Handed after Kobuk Coffee …
8.21.20 – Alaska Native News. APD stated that at one point the burglar, later identified as 19-year-old John M. J. Q.
- AR: Automated teller machine stolen from Fayetteville bank – The …
8.21.20 – Arkansas Democrat Gazette – Fayetteville — Police are investigating the theft of an automated teller machine from the Bank of the Ozarks.
- AZ: PD: Cottonwood woman rescued after break-in, assault by …
8.19.20 – ABC15 – A 75-year-old Arizona woman was rescued by fire and police officials after she used her medical alarm during a home invasion and sexual assault.
- CO: On the lookout: Burglars break into Woodland Park gun store …
8.18.20 – KRDO – The Woodland Park Police Department is looking for two people accused of breaking into a gun store Monday morning. … — Pueblo police are putting you on the lookout for a man they call a career criminal. Police Shannon Lucero is a member of the Sureno Gang and currently evading police.
- FL: Man broke into home of WWE star Sonya Deville, planned to …
8.19.20 – NBC – Man broke into home of WWE star Sonya Deville, planned to take her hostage, police say. Suspect allegedly planned crime for 8 months.
- GA: Police: Alarm, witnesses and fast response time spoil store heist
8.18.20 – Brunswick News – Bradley Darron Stowe’s alleged attempts at pulling off an after-hours heist late Monday night at the Family Dollar appeared doomed from the start, according to Brunswick Police. … Witnesses told police he was running south…
- IA: Marion Police investigating possibly burglary at Rejewel …
8.21.20 – CBS2 – The Marion Police Department is investigating a possible burglary at Rejewel Custom Jewelers. The store’s alarm went off at 2:55 am on Friday …
- IN: Evansville Police looking for robbery suspect
8.23.20 – WFIE – Evansville Police are investigating a gas station robbery. It happened shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday at the Moto Mart.
- MA: Police: Burglars climbed into Hingham gas station through roof
8.20.20 – Wicked Local – According to a press release from the Hingham Police Department, the owner of the BP gas station arrived at his business on Saturday morning and discovered there were two holes in the building’s roof and his phones, including the alarm system, were not working.
- MI: 2 adults, teen caught stealing shoes from middle school …
8.19.20 – Mlive – 2 adults, teen caught stealing shoes from middle school, Calhoun County sheriff’s deputies say.
- MN: Police respond to alarm at school, juveniles found inside and …
8.20.20 – Dilworth, MINN. (KFGO) – Five Juveniles were detained and …
- OH: Alarm alerts cops to home burglary: Shaker Heights Police …
8.21.20 – Cleveland.com – The Shaker Heights Police Blotter this week also includes an incident in which a woman, 57, flagged down an officer to tell him that her …
- OR: A Weed Robbery Spree Strikes Portland Cannabis Shops …
8.18.20 – Even as Police Are Stretched Thin. WW spoke with a dozen dispensaries that …
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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 – Kerri McDonald
- 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 – Alicia Vela