Public Safety Updates
- FL: Panama City Beach Florida sets penalties for false alarms
11.18.20 – According to City Manager Tony O’Rourke, residents will receive three warnings before they are issued a $250 citation. Every false alarm after that will cost $500. Commercial and multifamily structures are allowed two warnings before being fined $500 and $1,000 for every false call thereafter.
- AR: Police Officer in Arkansas runs into burning home
11.17.20 – Conway, Ark. – Myarkmiss.com – Shocking video shows the moments a Conway Police officer rushed into a burning house to save the people inside. Officer Carson Howard is being hailed as a hero after helping two people and their dog make it out safely.
State & National News
- Sales tax revenues fluctuate during COVID-19
11.9.20 – NACO – Shutdowns, stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions have negatively impacted sales tax revenue for many counties. However, other counties have experienced the opposite effect and have seen many individuals spending money in communities like never before.
- Zigbee Alliance Looks to Create New Wireless Standard for Commercial Markets
11.18.20 – CEPro – As part of its Project Connected Home over IP initiative, the Zigbee Alliance plans to launch a new connectivity standard targeted at the resimercial and commercial markets.
- How Central Stations Repeatedly Demonstrate Dependability
11.20.20 – SSI – While Internet providers and even 911 centers experience occasional outages, central stations have become virtually indestructible thanks to strong foundations.
- Masks, Plexiglass on Tap for Upcoming Legislative Sessions
11.9.20 – Stateline Story – One state even considered an NBA-style bubble.
- Study Finds Single-Family Housing Starts at Highest Pace Since 2007
11.19.20 – CEPro – Single-family housing starts have continued to surpass expectations for 2020 thanks to historically low interest rates and homebuyers preferring suburbs to urban dwellings.
- 3 Ways You Can Level the Playing Field Against Big Business
11.22.20 – Entrepreneur – To gain ground against well-established rivals, focus on the three Cs: Competition, credit and connections.
- 4 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health During the Covid Second Wave
11.21.20 – Entrepreneur – Your mind is your greatest business tool. Here’s how to keep it healthy in trying times.
- How to Keep Your Team Energized During the Holidays
11.20.20 – Entrepreneur – Here are two areas of focus that will revitalize your people during the holiday season.
- MA: Lawrence man accused of setting fire to rooming house where …
11.17.20 – WHDH – A Lawrence man is accused of setting fire to a rooming house where he lived on Monday. Emergency crews responding to a fire alarm …
- FL: Pair arrested after deputies respond to alarm at Summerfield …
11.16.20 – villages-news – Deputies responded around 1 a.m. to Public Storage where the alarm company advised a man was walking around within the gates of the business.
- MI: Man arrested after attempting to break into CVS drive-thru …
11.18.20 – Oakland Press – Township man was arrested after he triggered a CVS store’s alarm by trying to break into the glass drive-thru door with a pallet jack, the …
- SC: Police investigate after ‘most’ of store inventory stolen …
11.19.20 – Myrtle Beach, SC (WBTW) – Horry County police are investigating … most of the sunglasses were stolen from Sunglass Hut at Tanger Outlets.
- SD: Police: Pierre burglar caught in the act …
11.16.20 – Capital Journal – Police say Roper Hammersley, 18, was arrested Saturday, Nov. 14 inside a Pierre business and is being held in the Hughes County Jail expected to be charged with felony burglary. One business owner said Hammersley stole three handguns from his place.
- TX: DEVELOPING: Beaumont Police arrest man on charge of …
11.19.20 – KFDM – Beaumont Police have arrested Paul Jay Reed, 53, on a charge of … Beaumont Police arrest man on charge of burglarizing a church …
- TX: Gone in 20 seconds: Burglar make off with $50,000 in rings …
11.16.20 – KTVT – A burglar has been caught on tape stealing 76 rings worth $50,000 from Queen’s Jewelry in Legacy Drive Village. Security cameras captured a man using a rock to smash the store’s glass door on Wed., Nov. 4,, KTVT-TV (Channel 11) reported. He then broke a glass jewelry case and grabbed the rings.
- TX: Seagoville police seeking two in connection with armed robbery
11.19.20 – Newsbreak – Seagoville, Texas – The Seagoville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance identifying two armed suspects who robbed the Seagoville Mini …
- WI: Cigarettes continue to be prime target of business burglars …
11.16.20 – WSJ – Madison – Cigarettes continue to be a prime target of business burglars, Madison area police departments report. In the last eight days, there have been four more such crimes reported by Madison and Fitchburg 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