Public Safety Updates
- North Carolina County Latest to Implement ASAP to PSAP Service
10.16.20 – SSI – Vector Security assisted with implementation of ASAP-to-PSAP in Wake County, N.C., by helping to conduct extensive testing prior to the system going live.
- COVID-19 to Cause Global Fingerprint Revenues to Fall 22% in 2020
10.16.20 – SSI – That’s the latest projection from ABI Research, which says governmental budgetary restrictions, a shift in commercial investments and hygiene are to blame.
- Per Mar Security Acquires Indiana-Based Martin Security Systems
10.14.20 – SSI – Martin Security Systems was founded by Robert Martin in 1984. His sons, Rich and Rob Martin, have joined the Per Mar team.
State & National News
- New Zoom Rooms Features, Devices Announced at Zoomtopia
10.16.20 – CI – New features and devices for Zoom Rooms are designed to better support the remote and hybrid workforce as customers return to the office.
- Six pillars that address safe business travel
10.16.20 – Security – What security and risk management issues do you need to consider before business travel resumes?
- Residential Video Trends: How Security Pros Can Make Porch …
10.14.21 — Residential Video Trends: How Security Pros Can Make Porch Pirates Walk the Plank. Video cameras and especially video doorbells have been …
- How COVID-19 Has Changed Selling and Installing Security
10.14.20 – SSI – The security sales process now includes virtual meetings while installations require PPE. Two integrators share their perspectives.
- 4 Proven Tips to Help You Upgrade Your Customers to LTE
10.15.20 – SSI – Navigating the 3G sunset is no easy task. Learn about the strategy that has one integrator on the verge of completing upgrades for its entire 3G customer base.
- Can multi-factor authentication save us from password-based attacks?
10.15.20 – SIW – MFA tech is fairly easy to implement and can dramatically improve security
Fire & EMS News
- ON: Working smoke alarm alerts family to kitchen fire at …
10.13.20 – Barrie 360 – But that’s not the point. One of the key reasons there was a positive outcome to a fire in a dishwasher at a cottage in Gravenhurst on Saturday …
- FL: Burglar creates hole in roof to get inside Hialeah restaurant
10.17.20 – Hialeah, Fla. – A determined burglar is seen on surveillance snooping outside a Hialeah restaurant. He eventually climbs on the roof and creates a hole to get inside. The owner of La Caridad on East Hialeah Drive told police he then saw the suspect looking inside drawers in the restaurant.
- GA: Deputy: Alleged Burglar caught red-handed
10.15.20 – Monroe CO., GA (CBS46)—An alert security system and quick responding deputies helped nabbed an alleged burglar red-handed.
- IL: Gas station burglarized Monday night in Rockford
10.13.20 – WIFR – The Rockford Police Department is looking for a suspect after a gas station was burglarized in Rockford Monday night. Officers were called to the BP gas station at 1955 Elmwood Rd. by an alarm at 11:55 p.m., according to the Rockford Police Department.
- LA: Lafayette Police searching for convenience store …
10.13.20 – Lafayette, La. (KLFY) — Lafayette Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying and catching a burglar caught on camera while …
- MA: Ashby man charged with breaking into Leominster commercial …
10.13.20 – Leominster — An Ashby man, who is a convicted felon and free on bail after allegedly breaking into a Rindge Road home in Fitchburg in March, was arrested in June for allegedly breaking into the commercial office building, causing significant damage and stealing a number of items, according to police and …
- MD: Gucci store robbery in Maryland, video shows suspects in act …
10.17.20 – WUSA – VIDEO: Surveillance camera captures smash and grab robbery at Clarksburg Gucci store. Thieves stole $35,000 worth of merchandise in under …
- NE: Wanted man arrested for breaking into laundromat
10.13.20 – (KOLN) – Lincoln Police arrested a 36-year-old wanted man after he reportedly broke into a local laundromat on Tuesday. … LPD said around 6 a.m. officers were sent to City Laundry at 1142 Cornhusker after the owner called and said the alarm was going off.
- OH: Intoxicated man searching for chicken nuggets triggers burglar …
10.17.20 – Cleveland.com – The 25-year-old Westlake resident appeared intoxicated and said he was surprised that no one was there to take his order for chicken nuggets
- TN: Crime Stoppers: Bald burglar breaks-in to businesses …
10.14.20 – WRCB— Crime Stoppers: This week’s suspect has a distinctive look and while his car might not stand out, there …
- TN: Memphis woman catches burglar in home, holds him for police
10.16.20 – Memphis, Tenn. (WREG) — A suspected home burglar alternated between threats and begging when confronted by the woman whose East …
- WA: Burglar caught inside Spokane store
10.12.20 – KHQ – Spokane Wash – Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an alarm call at the Mobile Gas Station on Oct. 12 at approximately 12:40 …
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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