Public Safety Updates
NM: 8-Year Anniversary of Las Cruces Alarm Ordinance Shows …
1.5.21 – The City of Las Cruces Alarm Systems Ordinance has now been in effect for eight years and has seen a 59 percent decrease in false alarm calls that place an unnecessary burden on first responders and taxpayers.
State & National News
- Capitol siege a security failure on multiple levels
1.8.21 – SIW – Experts weigh in on what went wrong and what needs to be to be done to prevent similar breaches
- The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2021
1.4.21 – Security Buyer – It’s useful when looking forward to first look backward: hindsight has a wonderful way of providing context for future-gazing activity. And when looking back over the past year, one insight
- FBI Issues Warning on Increased ‘Swatting’ Attacks Using Smart Home Devices
1.4.21 – CEPro – The FBI has released a public service announcement detailing the harms of ‘swatting’ and its impact on smart homeowners.
- IRS Issues Guidance on Deductibility of PPP Expenses
1.7.21 – The IRS will allow businesses that had their Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven to write off expenses paid for with that money.
- PPP Regulations Released
1.7.20 – NSBA – Late Wednesday evening, SBA and Treasury released two interim final rules outlining round 2 of the Paycheck Protection Program – see NSBA’s analysis for more details. (More)
- Small Business Administration Announces Start of Second Round of Paycheck Protection Program Next Week
1.8.21 – CI – New borrowers can begin applying for a PPP loan next Monday, and businesses hoping for a second loan can begin applying Wednesday
- SBA just announced when the PPP portal will open. But …
1.8.20 – Business Journal – But there’s a catch. The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program will officially reopen Jan. 11, the agency confirmed Friday.
- New PPP guidance issued by SBA, Treasury – Journal of …
1.7.20 – Journal of Accountancy – The guidance came in the form of two interim final rules, including one that details the guidelines for new PPP loans to businesses that … Some are essential to make our site work; others help us improve the user experience. … The SBA did not set a date for restarting the PPP, but the program is authorized …
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Operating Separate Entities
1.8.21 – SSI – If you want to operate multiple entities then you have to be careful to maintain strict formality and separation of operations — or suffer the consequences.
- 2021 CE Pro State of the Industry: Sheltered From the Storm
1.7.20 – CEPro – Industry withstands 2020 chaos as a beacon of strength with 11.5% revenue growth. 2021 outlook is strong.
- Vivint Forced to Pay $3.2M for Allegedly Making False Statements to Federally Insured Bank
1.8.21 – CEPro – Allegations against Vivint claim the company and its employees made false statements to secure financing for customers’ purchases of Vivint’s security products.
- Alarm company ordered to pay restitution to more than 600 …
1.6.21 – KTAR — Phoenix – More than 600 Arizonans will benefit from a settlement with a Pennsylvania-based alarm monitoring company following deceptive …
- HDMI 2.1 Adoption Poised for a Big 2021
1.8.21 – CEPro – The influx of products equipped with HDMI 2.1 connectivity is expected to bolster some product categories as momentum builds towards 8K and dynamic HDR technologies.
- Facial Recognition In A Post-Covid World
1.4.21 – Security Buyer – The Coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the way the world works and lives, and many…READ MORE
Fire & EMS News
- Smoke alarm alerts Overland Park woman to her bedroom on …
1.7.20 – Overland Park, KS (KCTV) — An Overland Park woman says she awoke to the sound of her smoke alarm to find her bedroom on fire. She evacuated safely …
- CA: Report: Johnny Depp’s home targeted by burglar
1.8.21 – KTIC – TMZ reports that law enforcement sources say that a potentially homeless woman broke into the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s Hollywood Hills home over the weekend, triggering the alarm system which alerted the cops.
- IN: Man arrested for robbery thanks to footprints in the snow
1.5.21 – MNC – A man was busted for the burglary of a restaurant in South Bend after police followed footprints in the snow. Jose Tirado, 25, faces one count of …
- MS: Olive Branch Police searching for burglary suspect
1.5.21 – Olive Branch, Miss. (WMC) – Officers with the Olive Branch Police Department are looking for a burglary suspect. If you can identify the man pictured, contact the Olive Branch Police Department or DeSoto County Crime Stoppers …
- OH: Cleveland police looking for suspects in break-in at Marathon
1.5.21 – Cleveland19 – Cleveland police are asking for the public’s help identifying suspects in a breaking and entering at a gas station on Saturday.
- OH: Man accused of breaking into Alliance gas station …
1.4.21 – Alliance – A man considered by state prison records as “dangerous and possibly armed” was arrested after he was accused of fleeing a local gas station with lottery tickets and cash. Raymond W. Warren, 36 was arrested at 3:08 a.m.
- OK: Two attempt to break into roof of Ardmore shopping center
1.5.21 – the Daily Ardmore – Two people were arrested early Tuesday morning after police reportedly caught them trying to break into the roof of an Ardmore strip mall. Ardmore Police Department Sgt.
- ON: Kitchener man facing break and enter charges …
1.4.21 – Kitchener Today – A Kitchener man is facing several charges following a break and enter at a business. Police received the original alarm call on Monday evening. They say someone broke into the rear fenced compound of the business and attempted to steal property.
- SD: Police: Two arrested for pair of casino break-ins
1.4.21 – Argus Leader – Eugene Wayne Stark, 28, of Sioux Falls and Samantha Dawn Leonard, 30, of Sioux Falls were arrested for burglary after the pair broke into two different casinos in Sioux Falls and stole more than $1,000, according to police spokesman Sam Clemens. …
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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