Public Safety Updates
- NM: City Puts off Fire Alarm Penalty Decision …
11.26.20 – Rio Grande Sun – The Española City Council voted at its Nov. 10 meeting to table an ordinance implementing new fire inspection and false alarm fees. The fees …
- NY: City’s new alarm law to charge for false calls …
11.28.20 – Press Republican — Plattsburgh — Plattsburgh City’s recent “Alarm Systems” law updates will soon charge Lake City businesses and homeowners for false …
State & National News
- Treasury Denies PPP Deductibility
11.25.20 – NSBA – Recently, Treasury and the IRS released short-sighted guidance clarifying that forgivable PPP loan funds are not deductible, contrary to Congressional intent. (More)
- Nearly Half Of Monitored Homes Want Upgrades
11.23.20 – SSN – Dallas – Security research from Parks Associates finds COVID-19 is a key factor driving households with security monitoring to upgrade their system — 41 percent of monitored households with professional monitoring plan to upgrade their system in the next six months and an equal share plan to self-install an add-on device, with the majority citing the pandemic as a related factor.
- Beyond the Card
11.27.20 – SIW – A new generation of access control credentials are proven and available
- Now is the time for retailers to invest in security tech
11.25.20 – SIW – Positive market signs in midst of pandemic means stores need solutions to stay on top of Covid-19 mitigation efforts
- How to Preserve Positive Company Culture in a WFH World
11.27.20 – CEPro – Business leaders are in a difficult position in 2020, often having to keep employee morale high while working from home. Here are some ways to combat business culture concerns.
- Exploring the Extent of Protective Provisions
11.27.20 – SSI – A properly drafted alarm contract will insulate an alarm company from any liability, and on the off chance that liability is found, limit the extent of damages to a nominal sum.
- How to Sustain Company Culture in a Remote Work Environment
11.25.20 – SSI – Business leaders are faced with the challenge of keeping employees’ spirits high as uncertainty consumes them these days, but it’s not hopeless.
Fire & EMS News
- IN: Vanderburgh sheriff’s deputies responding to burglary alarm discover the home is on fire
11.27.20 – Evansville, Ind (WEHT) After responding to a home burglary alarm, Vanderburgh County sheriff’s deputies say they discovered the home was actually on fire.
- PA: Police: Man locked out of hotel pulls fire alarm …
10.23.20 – Citizens Voice – A Pittsburgh man pulled a fire alarm at a Plains Twp. hotel because he was unable to get into a hotel, according to police.
- TX: Smoke Alarm Prevents Disaster in Plano Home Fire
11.27.20 – WSPY — Plano firefighters were called Thursday morning for a report of a fire in the garage of a home. Little Rock-Fox …
- WA: Sprinkler system credited for dousing Woodland apartment fire …
10.26.20 – A Woodland apartment’s fire sprinkler system quickly doused an early morning kitchen fire Thursday, minimizing damage to the unit and others in the complex.
- CA: 2 arrested for suspected gun theft at Covelo feed store
11.27.20 – KRCR – Several firearms were reportedly burglarized early Tuesday morning from a Covelo feed and hardware store, and deputies with the Mendocino …
- GA: Burglar arrested at JL Newbern Middle School
11.23.20 – Valdosta Today — … patrol officers with Valdosta Police Department responded to a building alarm at J.L. Newbern Middle School
- MI: Police & Fire: Woman in pajama pants arrested in party store …
11.23.20 – Battle Creek Enquirer. Battle Creek police responded to an alarm at the store at 1:25 a.m. Friday and found a window in the front door broken and the door still locked.
- NC: Sheriff’s Office seeks information on armed Etowah bank …
11.27.20 – WLOS – Henderson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information leading to the identification or location of a suspect of an armed bank robbery that …
- NJ: No Way Out: Fleeing Burglar Surrenders To Hawthorne Police …
11.24.20 – Daily Voice – A fleeing burglar was captured by Hawthorne police after he waded into the Passaic River and realized he had nowhere else to go, authorities said.
- TN: Teens charged after burglary reported at Memphis gun store
11.25.20 – Memphis, Tenn. (WMC) – Two teens have been arrested after an early morning burglary at a gun store in Memphis. Police responded to an alarm at a gun store on Summer Avenue early Wednesday morning. When officers arrived on the scene, it appeared someone crashed into the front of the business.
- TX: Beaumont man arrested for breaking into North End church …
11.23.20 – 12 News – Beaumont man arrested after officers found him breaking into North End church. Beaumont Police said officers who responded to a burglar …
- WI: Madison police: Man under the influence breaks into school …
11.28.20 – State Journal – An alarm at Wright Middle School shortly after midnight Saturday reportedly led Madison police to a pants-less, under-the-influence man who had defecated on the floor of the South Side school. … “Griffin admitted to using synthetic marijuana prior to breaking and entering into the school,” he said.
- WI: Mount Pleasant Police looking for two robbery suspects
11.24.20 – (CBS 58) – Mount Pleasant Police are looking for two suspects following a robbery at a gas station on Sunday, …
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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 – Alberto Hook
- 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 – Kerri McDonald