Public Safety Updates
- AB: Town of Ponoka asks residents for help in reducing false …
10.2.20 – RdnewsNow – In 2019, Town officials say almost half of all emergency fire calls in Ponoka were due to false alarms, which happens when a fire alarm is …
- RI- Everyone must register alarms
9.30.20 – Pawtucket – The Valley Breeze- In August, the Pawtucket City Council updated the city charter concerning “alarm responses.
- SC: False alarm calls cost Greenville taxpayers both time, money …
10.1.20 – Greenville News – Greenville leaders seek solutions to false alarm problem. … First responders logged 2,142 manhours dealing with false alarms last year at a cost of almost $58,000. Of the thousands of calls from alarm companies that 911 receives annually, 98-99% are false, said Fran Moore, communications administrator.
State & National News
The Silence of the Alarms — Occupational Health & Safety
9.28.20 – OHS- How plant managers are playing with fire. By Gary Bradshaw; Sep 28, 2020. When flames took hold at the Kader Toy factory in …
New homeowner ‘freaked out’ when stranger took control of …
9.28.20 – CBC – A stranger told her he had complete control over the home security system in her new house in Stony Plain, Alta., and could prove it. As she stood …
- Security manufacturers, service providers weather the COVID-19 storm
10.2.20 – SIW – Though the pandemic has brought challenges, companies have adapted to the crisis
- How optical character recognition is making cities smarter
9.29.20 – SIW – Equipping video surveillance cameras with OCR is the most common use of the technology
- Tips on Hiring and Interviewing in a Contactless World
9.30.20 – Solutionz Inc’s Annelise Fasnacht highlights how r
cruiting new talent and hiring them has changed during the pandemic and will never be the same.
- Hybrid Work is Likely the ‘New Normal’ for Businesses in Post-Pandemic World
9.29.20 – Anonymous survey of 3,200 employees at high-profile company shows 80 percent expect a mix of office-based and remote co-workers in the long term.
- How DIY Security Dealers Defend Themselves
10.2.20 – SSI – You may assume that DIY security companies are more likely to face liability losses. Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains why that’s not true.
Fire & EMS News
- AR: Man adopts name of owner of home he was robbing
9.28.20 – KTLO – A 62-year-old man from Jonesboro says he is being charged for breaking into his own house. During a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday, David Lee said he had two names. He said David Lee was his old name, and he had a new name.
- AR: Sonic on Rodney Parham robbed at gunpoint, suspect leaves …
10.2.20 – KTHV11 – Crime. Sonic on Rodney Parham robbed at gunpoint, suspect leaves employee … The employees stated they arrived at Sonic to begin opening the business … of money and place her inside of the freezer then left the building.
- GA: Police Report $1M in Jewelry Stolen from Georgia Kay …
9.30.20 – WTOC-TV reports the heist took place before dawn Friday at Kay Jewelers in Hinesville. Officers responded to an alarm at the store, but walked around the building and looked through the windows and saw nothing wrong.
- MN: Waite Park Police Investigating Jewelry Store Burglary
10.2.20 – WJON – Waite Park — Waite Park Police are investigating a jewelry store burglary from early Friday morning. Officers responded to an alarm at …
- NC: Man climbs in ceiling of store to hide from cops …
10.2.20 – News Herald – You can climb but you can’t hide. Police charged a man early Friday morning after he tried to hide in a ceiling of a convenience store.
- ON: Charges laid in ‘smash-and-grab’ robberies on Merivale Road …
9.30.20 – Ottawa Matters – Officers were able to track the suspect after reviewing video surveillance and talking to witnesses in the area.
- TX: Police searching for 6 suspects involved in 2 convenience …
9.29.20 – KFDA – Amarillo police are asking for help in identifying the six suspects involved in two convenience store burglaries that took place last week.
- VA: Police searching for man in connection with Sept. 20 breaking ..
9.29.20 – Lynchburg, Va. (WFXR) – Lynchburg law enforcement is looking for a local man following a breaking and entering at Lynchburg Skillz …
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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