Public Safety Updates
- OH: Mansfield City Council to consider tax break for $9 million …
11.3.20 – Richland Source – Mansfield City Council to consider tax break for $9 million airport construction … on a tax incentive package that will lead to the construction of a 160,000 … According to the ordinance, the project is expected to create annual …
- NY: Suffolk makes change to improve response time to automatic …
11.5.20 – On Town Media – Suffolk County, NY — A big change is underway to improve the response time to automated fire and EMS alarms in Suffolk County.
State & National News
- Pandemic changes dynamic around broadband
10.23.20 – CN – The scope of high-speed internet disparity came into focus this spring when the COVID-19 pandemic sent workers and students alike home and online, digitally elbowing each other for bandwidth.
- Changes to public safety spectrum comes at major cost for counties
10.23.20 – CN – Reallocation of the T-Band will challenge counties’ public safety communications systems and budgets.
- SIA sounds alarm on temperature screening tech claims in FDA letter
11.4.20 – SIW – Association calls on agency to enforce its own guidelines regarding solutions that miss the mark
- 911 dispatchers working through added stressors of COVID-19 (TX)
11.3.20 – Everything Lubbock – Lubbock, Texas– Lubbock County 911 dispatchers have all hands on deck to serve the community during these uncertain times of COVID-19. As the first to respond to any emergency dispatchers are learning to adhere to new protocols in order to account for calls concerning the virus. Jessica Ramos has served as a dispatcher for 9 years and says 2020 has been the most chaotic…
- With More People Working at Home, Smart Homes Expected to Do More
11.6.20- SSI – COVID-19 has dramatically increased the time consumers are spending at home. These changes are driving new investments in their property as they evaluate the performance and functionality of their smart home
- DIY Once Again Tops Pro Systems in 2020 J.D. Power Home Security Satisfaction Study
11.4.20 – SSI – The home security satisfaction survey also revealed that COVID-19 has driven an increase in purchasing or upgrading home security systems.
- Residential Security Market Insights: Exploring the Impact of COVID-19
11.4.20 – SSI – Smart home devices and services are benefitting from the tailwinds of consumer concern for health and safety, increased time at home, and desires for comfort, convenience and time for upgrade projects.
- Payment Card Security Remains Disturbingly Low: Verizon Business Report
11.2.20 – SSI – Installing security contractors beware: customer payment data is among the most sought after and lucrative targets by cybercriminals.
Fire & EMS News
- Smoke alarm alerts Napa family that their garage is on fire …
11.4.20 – Napa Valley Register – A smoke alarm sounded early Wednesday morning, awakening an east Napa family to the fact that a fire was building in their garage, Napa …
- AR: Jonesboro bank robbed, JPD searching for suspect
11.3.20 – KAIT – The BancorpSouth bank on Parker Road was robbed Tuesday morning according to Jonesboro police.
- CA: ATM found abandoned after being stolen from San Luis …
11.6.20 – San Luis Obispo, Calif. – An ATM was recovered in the street by San Luis Obispo police after being stolen from a business early Friday morning. An alarm rang out around 4:30 a.m. calling police to the CVS. … Police recovered the ATM and found that no money had been taken from it.
- GA: Rock-packing Athens burglar targets 2 stores on Hawthorne …
11.4.20 – Athens Banner Herald – Athens officer Adam Sartain responded about 1 a.m. to a burglar alarm … Rock-packing Athens burglar targets 2 stores …
- IA: Mason City man accused of burglary, leading officers on chase
11.3.20 – KAAL – The Clear Lake Police Department said it was called for a business alarm near 1st Ave S and S 4th St just before 1:30 Tuesday morning. Officers said when they arrived they saw a broken window and found 48-year-old Terry Lee Fink near the entrance. Police said Fink ran away from officers but was caught shortly after.
- IL: Edgewater Byline Bank Robbed Yesterday
11.4.20 – Edgeville Buzz – The Edgewater branch of Byline Bank was robbed yesterday and the FBI is seeking the public’s help in the search for the …
- NC: Blotter:$2200 worth of tools stolen James River Equipment …
11.4.20 – Salisbury Post – … theft of over $2200 worth of tools from James River Equipment after deputies were …
- NY: Jewelry Store Heist Thwarted By Panic Button Alarm …
11.3.20 – Two armed suspects attempting to rob an area jewelry store were thwarted by a panic button alarm. Police received notification of a panic alarm around 2:50 a.m., Monday, Nov. 2, in Ulster County at the Imperial Jewelers located at New Paltz Plaza located in the Town of New Paltz.
- PA: Crime Report: Unarmed robbery reported at CH Post Office …
11.3.20 – Chestnut Hull Local — Oct. 23 (This report was made between Oct. 26 and Nov. 1) Robbery at Chestnut Hill Post Office. A woman told police she left …
- VA: Man accused of stealing safe from Hampton business …
11.4.20 – Hampton, Va. (WAVY) – Police have arrested a Hampton man in connection with two recent burglaries in the city. Officers took 48-year-old Derrick Barnes into custody the morning of the most recent crime.
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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