Public Safety Updates
- SC: County fire to start charging false alarm fees for repeat offenders
10.8.20 – index Journal – Greenwood SC – False alarms are more than just an inconvenience for firefighters, and in Greenwood County, repeated, avoidable false alarms will soon come …
- B Safe Security Acquires Pa.-Based Advent Security Corp.
10.8.20 – SSI – Founded in 1978, B Safe is a full-service provider of security and fire/life-safety systems to businesses, educational institutions, governments and homes.
- Wake County, N.C. deploys ASAP to PSAP
10.8.20 – SIW – Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) implemented to benefit the county’s monitored alarm users
State & National News
- False Alarms Will Happen … and That’s OK
10.5.20 – SSI – The truth is that the authorities really do not care about your false alarms. However, they do care if they are not handled properly and escalate to a false alarm dispatch of their personnel.
- How ASAP to PSAP Provides Faster, More Accurate Dispatches
10.7.20 – SSI – The Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) to public safety answering point (PSAP) initiative is realizing its mission to increase the efficiency and reliability of central stations’ emergency communications.
- Cannabis Regulations by State
10.9.20 – SIW – Highlights from the ongoing SecurityInfoWatch.com series include Alaska, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania
- SIA-Commissioned Poll Finds Most Americans Support Facial Recognition
10.7.20 – SSI – Conducted by Schoen Cooperman Research, the newly released poll found that 68% of Americans say facial recognition technology can make society safer.
- False Alarm Reduction via AI and Analytics
10.9.20 – SIW – 2020 Monitoring Resource Guide: After years of development, intelligent software can now significantly reduce false alarms and dispatches
- The State of Distance Learning Technology
10.8.20 – CI – We surveyed our integrator audience & spoke with higher ed tech managers to learn about how distance learning technology is evolving.
- Resimercial Deep Dive: Projects Dip During Pandemic; Comeback Anticipated
10.8.20 – CEPro – CE Pro’s first-ever Resimercial Deep Dive shows 6% drop in commercial work in 2020, but residential integrators predict steady growth in this sector over the next 5 years.
- Waking Up Early and Working Late Doesn’t Ensure You’ll Be a Productive Employee
10.9.20 – CI – Spotify CEO Daniel Ek joins Apple’s Tim Cook on the side of leaders who have found a balance in their lives that still allows them to flourish.
- Microsoft Tells Employees They Can Work From Home Permanently
10.9.20 – CI – Microsoft is giving employees the option to work from home permanently in a move to be a more flexible employer. Can your company support more remote work?
Fire & EMS News
- AL: Jefferson County Courthouse briefly evacuated after fire alarm …
10.7.20 – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Jefferson County Courthouse was evacuated late Wednesday morning after smoke from the air handling unit set off the fire alarm.
- TX: Smoke detector saved our lives
10.7.20 – Cherokean Herald – We were sound asleep at 4:40 a.m. last Thursday, Oct. 1, when a loud alarm started sounding in our bedroom.
- BC: RCMP request public’s help locating South Shuswap break-in …
10.5.20 – Salmon Arm Observer – Chase RCMP would like the public’s help locating a person caught on camera during a break-in last month of the Petro Canada gas station in Sorrento. At 11:31 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, Chase RCMP were alerted to a business alarm at the South Shuswap business.
- MT: Great Falls man admits stealing firearms in North 40 burglary
10.8.20 – Great Falls Tribune – A Great Falls man on Thursday admitted to stealing firearms during a burglary of an outfitting store, federal officials said. Carlyle Ray Wells, 25, pleaded guilty to theft of a firearm from a federal firearms licensee.
- NC: Man charged in southwest Charlotte bank robbery
10.8.20 – WCNC – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police charged a suspect in connection with a bank robbery from Thursday morning. Police responded to PNC Bank …
- NY: Man charged after being found inside closed store …
10.7.20 – Rome Sentinel – A 27-year-old man found locked inside the Stewart’s Shop on Erie Boulevard after it had closed has been charged with possessing synthetic …
- OH: Toledo police looking for kids who threw rocks at child care …
10.5.20 – 24 News – Toledo police are searching for two juveniles who broke windows on the front of a child care center Saturday night. According to a police report, …
- PA: DuBois City Police: woman with hammer, alarm for potential …
10.10.20 – Connect FM — DuBois, PA – Two women got into a physical fight, one of them brandishing a hammer as a weapon, recently in DuBois. On Oct. 7, DuBois City Police say they were called out for a domestic incident. They found two women fighting, one with a hammer in her hand. Police ordered her to drop the hammer and get on the ground.
- TX: Wichita Falls Police: ATM Burglarized
10.5.20 – Wichita Falls Times Record New – Wichita Falls police responded to a reported burglary of an ATM Saturday morning. WFPD public information officers Jeff Hughes said police responded to a burglar alarm Saturday morning at a Union Square ATM.
- WV: Parkersburg Police seek armed robbery suspect…
10.5.20 – News Sentinel – Parkersburg — Police are searching for a suspect in the Sunday night armed robbery of a convenience store. Parkersburg 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 – 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