Door to Door Sales
- ETX police department warns public about alarm company claiming …
1.10.19 – CBS19.tv KYTX – Palestine, Texas – Officers from the Palestine Police Department are warning locals about supposed alarm company employees claiming they were sent by …
Public Safety Updates
- AL: Montgomery (Ala.) Goes Live With Automated Secure Alarm Protocol
1.9.19 – Security Sales & Integration – Montgomery, Ala. – Users of monitored home and business security alarms here will benefit from faster, more accurate emergency response as the city …
- KS: Alarm ordinance: a better use of resources
1.13.19 – Salina Post- Indeed, prior to the ordinance being implemented, 99 percent of the approximate 2,000 alarm calls the police department received each year were for false …
- KS: False alarm calls decrease for police due to ordinance
1.12.19 – Salina Journal- Salina police officers are spending less time answering false alarm calls, thanks to an ordinance passed three years ago. Chief Brad Nelson said the ordinance, …
- SK: Melfort Fire Department no longer automatically responding to rural …
1.12.19 – CTV News -The Melfort Fire Department is warning it will only respond to a fire alarm in a rural area if an emergency is confirmed by a witness or owner of the building.
- SK: Regina police roll out new alarm verification
1.8.19 – CTV News – Cst. Neil Beitel says over the course of his 10-year career as a Canine Division Patrol Officer with the Regina Police Service, he’s responded to countless alarm …
- First Alert’s new smoke alarm lets you place calls through Alexa
1.7.19 – VentureBeat – At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, San Francisco company First Alert unveiled a refreshed alarm system — the Onelink Safe and Sound — with Alexa …
- Alarm.com Reveals Emergency Signaling Function, Wellness Cam at …
1.8.19 – Security Sales & Integration- LAS VEGAS — Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM) introduces Smart Signal, a mobile app emergency signaling feature that enables property owners to communicate …
- Kangaroo hops into CES 2019 with new security sensors, alarms, and …
1.9.19 – Digital Trends – At CES 2019, Kangaroo is introducing five new products that will be available later this year: An entry sensor, siren and keypad, climate sensor, smoke alarm, …
- Honeywell Home SiXCOMBO Smoke/Heat and CO Detector from …
1.9.19 – SecurityInfoWatch – Resideo introduces its first-ever, two-way professionally installed and monitored wireless combination smoke/heat and carbon monoxide (CO) detector.
- New Home Security Products to Keep an Eye Out for at CES 2019
1.9.19 – Security Today – Interlogix has also introduced new door/window sensors, key fobs and motion detectors, and their new home tech is designed to work with Alarm.com security ..
- Arlo unveils security system, DIY option at CES
1.9.19 – SSN – San Jose, Calif. and Las Vegas – Arlo Technologies Inc., the maker of network connected cameras, announced at CES 2019 the Arlo Security System, including a DIY option.
- Resideo Offers Sneak Peek of New Honeywell Home Ecosystem at CES 2019
1.11.19 – CEPro – Honeywell Home ecosystem from Resideo will roll out over the next 2 years with Z-Wave/Wi-Fi/cellular-communicating touchpanels, motion sensors, video capture, flood detection, and combination smoke/CO detector.
- Innovations in security tech from CES 2019
1.12.19 – SIW – Show now encompasses more than just smart home, DIY security gadgets
- The Best Smart Home Devices of CES 2019 | PCMag.com
1.12.19 – PCMag.com- Whether you use voice control or not, there’s no denying that the smart home market is hotter than ever. From smart alarm clocks and mirrors to toothbrushes and …
- At CES 2019, the CEO behind this life-saving fire detector is willing to …
1.13.19 – TechRadar- You have a smoke detector in your home, and it may even be ‘smart,’ but it doesn’t actually detect fire like the Safer Alarms system we checked out at CES 2019.
- ADT Unveils New Command & Control Security System at CES 2019
1.7.19 – ADT Inc., a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, today announced the unveiling of its newly redesigned smart home security system — the ADT Command Panel & Control Platform (ADT Command) — as well as a suite of smart security and home automation products at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES).
- Seco-Larm’s Room Occupancy Monitor
1.12.19 – SecurityInfoWatch – At CES 2019 SECO-LARM introduces the Room Occupancy Monitor. Features include: Monitor fitting rooms, restrooms, etc. Increase sales, safety, customer flow .
- ADT Acquires Advanced Cabling Systems
1.10.19 – SDM – ADT Inc., a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, today announced the acquisition of Advanced Cabling Systems, a technology integration company in the mid-south.
- Comcast launches digital security service
1.9.19 – SSN – Philadelphia – Comcast announced at CES the national launch of Xfinity xFi Advanced Security, a new artificial-intelligence-powered service that monitors, blocks and informs customers of online threats to connected devices.
- Bluetooth Takes Next Big Step in Becoming a Home-Automation ‘Standard’
1.8.19 – CEPro – Bluetooth Mesh vies to become next big home-automation standard with new Smart Home SIG and application-layer development, backed by Xiaomi, Alibaba and 60 other IoT companies.
State & National News
- 3 Key Takeaways From BICSI 007 Intelligent Building Design Standard
1.2.19 – SDM – The smart building is no longer a vision of the future; it’s here and it’s in high demand.
- All or nothing: How state politics became a winner-take-all world
1.1.19 – Governing – In practically every state, one party now holds all the legislative power. And once they get it, they’re keeping it.
- Cell phones and alarm systems offer parents cyber safe technology
1.11.19 – KCAU 9- Newer alarm systems use cell technology meaning if a burglar cuts a telephone line, the alarm system is still able to communicate with emergency dispatch.
- Millions on prescription sleeping pills would sleep through a fire alarm
1.11.19 – EurekAlert – In a trial of one of the main class of prescription sleeping pills, half the participants slept through a fire alarm as loud as someone vacuuming next to their bed.
- A perfect time to check your home security systems
1.11.19 – Rising Sun Overport- If you have big bushes or plants in your garden, make sure they don’t obscure any outdoor passives or infrared alarm sensors. For those who have done …
- What to Know About the Difference Between Sales and Marketing
1.8.19 – Security Sales & Integration – When asked about the difference between sales and marketing most systems integrators and alarm dealers find it difficult to see the distinction. However, it’s …
- Make Sure You Address These 4 Areas When Selling Alarm Accounts
1.10.18 – Security Sales & Integration – It would not always be true to say that as a seller of alarm accounts you’re in the driver’s seat; you can, within reason, set your terms. There are so many factors …
- 5 Incredible Startups We Found at CES
1.11.19 – Entrepreneur – From AI-powered translation to the first smart train set, here are five entrepreneurs changing the game in their industries.
- How to redesign your days to give you back a few extra hours every week
1.4.19 – FC – We’ve all got a fixed 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. But in 2019, you can feel like you have more time every week by making different choices about how you allocate your hours. Here are 5 strategies.
Fire & EMS News
- AB: False alarm interrupts first week of classes in chem building
1.12.19 – The Gateway Online- Students were evacuated from the building as the alarm went off at around 11:00 a.m. Edmonton Fire Rescue Services responded and arrived on scene five …
- AZ: Williams 911: week of Jan. 9
1.10.19 – Williams News – Officers responded to fire alarm at local hotel;.
- IL: Police blotter 1-8-19
1.9.19 – MyWebTimes.com – Streator firefighters responded at 8:09 a.m. Monday to a fire alarm, which turned out accidental. Streator firefighters responded at 7:18 a.m. ..
- IL: SIREN REPORT
1.11.19 – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier – Firefighters responded to a false alarm caused by an alarm system malfunction at 9:03 p.m. Wednesday at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.
- IN: Putnam Scanner for January 11, 2019
1.11.19 – The Banner-Graphic – At 11:59 a.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 12:03 p.m. and found that the alarm was caused by …
- MA: Marion police log, Dec. 29-Jan. 4
1.13.19 – Wicked Local- 9:10 p.m.: A carbon monoxide alarm was reported …
- MA: Police Log: 1-11-19
1.11.19 – Daily Item – Accidental fire alarm reported at Fat Biscuit on Wednesday at 8 … King’s Entertainment reported an accidental fire alarm at …
- MA: Police Log: 1-9-19
1.9.19 – Daily Item – Fire alarm sounded from Junction Box 1932 for food on the stove on Monday at 12:39 p.m. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.
- MD: Juvenile allegedly pulled fire alarm at Carter Center
1.9.19 – MyEasternShoreMD – The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal said the teen, who was described as “being combative,” allegedly activated the fire alarm in a hallway at 9:40 a.m. .
- MN: Brainerd firefighters respond
1.8.19 – Brainerd Dispatch- At 3:18 a.m. Saturday, firefighters were called to a carbon monoxide alarm. Upon investigation, it was …
- NC: North Carolina GOP candidate sets off fire alarm while bolting from …
1.9.19 – Washington Examiner – The Republican candidate who is the subject of a North Carolina investigation for potential election fraud tried to flee journalists by running down an emergency .
- NJ: False Alarm at Millburn High School Prompts Evacuation During Lunch
1.11.19 – TAPinto.net – Millburn, NJ – Students and faculty at Millburn High School were evacuated Wednesday after the fire alarm was accidentally activated. The false alarm …
- ON: Muskoka Lakes residents alive thanks to CO alarm
1.8.19 – My Muskoka Now- A carbon monoxide alarm saved the lives of some Muskoka Lakes residents … know the difference between the low battery alarm and the CO warning alarm.
- SC: Smoke alarm alerts family to early morning house fire caused by …
1.7.19 – WCBD News 2 – According to Deputy Chief Stephanie Julazadeh with the North Charleston Fire Department, the resident was awoken by a smoke alarm just after 2:30 a.m. ..
- SD: Microwave malfunction briefly evacuates South Middle School
1.7.19 – Rapid City Journal – Rapid City Fire Department Lt. Jim Bussell said the fire department received a call at 12:08 p.m. about a fire alarm going off at South Middle School; soon after, …
- UT: Vernal elementary school briefly evacuated due to carbon monoxide …
1.10.19 – KSL.com – Salt Lake City – A Vernal elementary school was briefly evacuated Thursday morning after a carbon monoxide alarm went off, Uintah School District officials …
- CA: Public Asked to Help Identify Suspect in String of Burglaries in Los …
1.12.19 – Noozhawk- At 7 a.m. Thursday, sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm call at the Figueroa Mountain Brewery Co. in Los Olivos.
- CA: Suspect, Getaway Driver Sought In Attempted Santa Ana Bank Robbery
1.11.19 – CBS Los Angeles – When the teller activated an alarm, the man walked out of the bank empty-handed to a waiting Jeep Wrangler with a getaway driver. The two men then sped …
- CT: Trumbull business burglarized twice in one week
1.9.19 – CT Post – 1, Trumbull police responded to the service station for a report of an activated burglary alarm and found the rear door of the business had been forced open.
- GA: DeKalb County man says home burglarized for 3rd time since 2011
1.12.19 – FOX 5 Atlanta – Meanwhile, Mr. Abdi is spending thousands in his eight camera security system, burglar bars, plywood, new windows, and an alarm system with Ackerman.
- IN: Police looking for suspects in jewelry store burglary
1.10.19 – WANE – An alarm company notified police of a possible break-in at Will Jewelers around 5:30 a.m. Thursday….
- MA: Athol Police: Jan 10
1.12.19 – Athol Daily News-4:17 a.m. – Burglar alarm, garage entry. Homeowner said son accidentally set off the alarm when he came home.
- MA: Cohasset police log, Dec. 24-Jan. 6
1.12.19 – Wicked Local -Wednesday, Dec. 26. 1:14 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at Ports and Company.
- MA: Hamilton police log, Dec. 23-Jan. 6
1.12.19 – Wicked Local- 7:07 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported.
- MA: Police: Woman injured in Allston liquor store crash
1.8.19 – Boston Herald – Officers were called to the scene at 2:22 a.m. by an alarm at Marty’s Fine Wines and found the vehicle inside on its side.
- MA: Rochester police log, Dec. 23-29
Wicked Local 1.12.19 – Monday, Dec. 24. 12:05 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at a residence.
- MA: Rochester Police Log: Dec. 30-Jan. 5
1.13.19 – Wicked Local- 11:06 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at a residence. 1:23 p.m.: An animal complaint was reported…
- MA: Swampscott police log, Dec. 28-Jan. 3
1.21.19 – Wicked Local- 11:39 a.m.: A burglar alarm was …
- MA: Traffic Arrest, Soliciting, Car Accident: Milford Police Log
1.12.19 – Patch.com- Thursday, Jan. 10. 5:44 a.m.: Alarm went off at Quality Insulation and Building Products. Alarm was an accident.
- MN: Burglar alarm triggered in Dalton
1.10.19 – Fergus Falls Daily Journal – A burglary alarm was triggered at a Dalton residence at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. The complainant found a …
- NE: Man found with stolen peanut butter cups sentenced to probation
1.7.19 – NTV – The Grand Island Police Department said they responded to an alarm call in the afternoon of May 26 at the Dairy Queen on Eddy Street, where officers said they …
- NH: Police/Fire: Chimney fire prompts creosote warning
1.8.19 – Gloucester Daily Times – 7:21 p.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at Veterans Memorial School. The building and grounds were found to be secure. 4:46 p.m.: Police retrieved a hypodermic …
- NJ: Armed Robbery at East Hanover Exxon
1.10.19 – Parsippany Focus – Additional reports, about an hour later a hold up alarm was received by 7-Eleven, approximately ten miles away. Randolph …
- NJ: Reported $10000 In Merchandise Taken In Fort Lee AT&T Store …
1.12.19 – Ridgewood Daily Voice- Police Capt. Matthew Hinze said police found the front glass door shattered and items missing after responding to an active alarm at the store.
- NM: Farmington police blotter for Jan. 4
1.7.19 – Farmington Daily Times – Police investigated a burglar alarm at 6:58 a.m.. • At 7:24 a.m. officers responded to a burglar alarm …
- NM: Farmington police blotter for Jan. 4
1.8.19 – Farmington Daily Times- Police investigated a burglar alarm at 6:58 a.m.. • At 7:24 a.m. officers responded to a burglar alarm …
- OH: Girard crime activity: Glass door smashed, cigarettes stolen from store
1.8.19 – WKBN.com – 1:58 a.m. – police responded to an alarm at Towne Centre Liquor-Lottery. When they arrived, police said the front glass door was …
- OH: Police respond to burglar alarm
1.7.19 – Tiffin Advertiser Tribune – Officer Brett Bethel of Fostoria Police Department said dispatch received a call from an alarm company advising of the burglar alarm at Cashland.
- SC: Ogdensburg police blotter, Jan. 7
1.8.19 – North Country Now – Police spoke with subject who was just playing Pokemon Go. • Report of a burglar alarm at Tractor Supply Store. Key holder advised to disregard …
- TN: 1 arrested in armed robbery at South Nashville T-Mobile store
1.7.19 – WKRN News 2 – Metro police responded around 6 p.m. to the T-Mobile store for a silent panic hold up alarm. When officers arrived at the store, …
- TN: Burglar targets church, raids it of copper
1.10.19 – WMC – The pastor said the wires to the alarm system were also cut during the burglary, meaning police were not notified of the break-in earlier. The estimated damage .
- WA: Would-Be Burglar Seeking ‘Charge’ Attempts Benton REA Break-in
1.10.19 – newstalk870.am – Police say the person kicked in a door to gain access, but was likely scared off by the loud alarm. There’s no video surveillance footage available, as apparently …
- WI: Burglars leave restaurant empty handed after tripping alarm
1.9.19 – WKOW – Madison – Burglars broke a window early this morning to get into a west side restaurant, but left empty handed after failing to get into the safe.
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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
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Steven Brekel
- Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Kelly Ryan
- Associate Director – Brian Villari
- Executive Director – Brad Shipp
- Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Brian Shrake
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Danna Fowble
- Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Rex Adams