Public Safety Updates
- CA: Board to Consider ‘False Alarm Ordinance’ to Impose Fines on …
12.15.20 – NBC Los Angeles – Board to Consider ‘False Alarm Ordinance’ to Impose Fines on Fake Distress Calls. “False alarms consume public safety resources and can …
- ON: Fire Chief guides False Alarm Bylaw through Council …
12.18.20 – Renfrew Today – False Alarms can not only be a time-consuming process for members of a municipal fire department, Renfrew Fire…
- TX: Red Oak Police Dept. Needs Help Identifying Burglary Suspects
12.14.20 – Focus Daily – Red Oak Police Chief Garland Wolf said while indeed his city did have a string of burglaries last week at six local business, other cities.
State & National News
- New Law Requires Key Changes to California Contracts
12.15.20 – CEPro – Clients who are senior citizens now have 5 days to rescind an agreement. Specific wording, typeface sizes are now required.
- 2020: The Security Year That Was, and Wasn’t
12.18.20 – SSI – A look at the year through headlines shows just how much COVID-19 shaped the industry — from new solutions to altering in-person events.
- Alarm.com Adds Gunshot Detection With Shooter Detection …
12.14.20 – SSI – Alarm.com Adds Gunshot Detection With Shooter Detection Systems Buy. The acquisition is said to create growth opportunities for service …
- How To Deal With Pandemic-Induced Restrictions On The AV Job Site
12.15.20 – CI – COVID-19 job site restrictions are costing pro AV integrators time & money on new projects, but they can be mitigated to an extent.
- In-Home Demos Enable Conn. Integrator to Close Home Network Sales 100%
12.17.20 – CEPro – Oscar Coello of Enviance Control shows improved speed, range & reliability with side-by-side comparison of enterprise-grade Access Networks setups vs. off-the-shelf solutions.
- Returning to work: The technologies enabling safety in a COVID-19 world
12.14.20 – SIW – Businesses have implemented a variety of technologies to address the new regulations
- The future of monitoring services checks every solutions box
12.18.20 – SIW – The “New” Dice Corporation has taken technology and services far beyond the traditional constraints
Fire & EMS News
- NY: Police: 3 Bay Shore children treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
12.19.20 – News 12 – Suffolk police say three children were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after they were exposed at a Bay Shore home Saturday. They say officers responded to a 911 call of a carbon monoxide alarm at a house on Lincoln Boulevard in Bay Shore at 12:10 p.m.
- TX: Corpus Christi Fire Department rushes to put out fire at Hamlin …
12.17.20 – Newsbreak – Corpus Christi, Texas — A fire broke out at Hamlin Middle School early this … Fire Department rushes to put out fire at Hamlin Middle School overnight.
- AR: Arkansas church intruder spooked by alarm system sanitizes …
11.14.20 – THV11 – Arkansas church intruder spooked by alarm system sanitizes hands before escaping. A man made sure to sanitize his hands after breaking into a local church and getting spooked by the security system. Longley Baptist Church was broken into Saturday evening around 1:40 p.m.
- CA: Alleged residential burglar arrested in San Mateo …
12.19.20 – Daily Journal – A woman was arrested for residential burglary Friday morning while driving with her lights off nearby the incident on the first block of Emerald …
- CA: Two more burglaries in Atherton, lead in theft of $800K worth …
12.16.20 – Almanac News — Two more burglaries in Atherton, lead in theft of $800K worth of jewelry. Two more burglaries have been reported in Atherton, which has seen nine burglaries so far this year. Police also have a lead on the Dec. 8 theft of $800,000 worth of jewelry.
- CT: Thieves broke into a Plainfield business and stole two dirt bikes
12.17.20 – The Bulletin – Plainfield police investigate early morning break-in at motorcycle business. John Penney. The Bulletin. Police search for suspects who stole dirt …
- DE: Arrest made after Valero burglary in Dover …
12.14.20 – Delaware State News – Dover – A 19-year-old Felton man was arrested following a burglary at the Valero gas station on Sunday morning, Dover police spokesman Sgt. An investigation determined that former Valero employee Christopher Mosley was a person of interest, police said. …
- ID: Mountain Home Police respond to early morning break-in
12.17.20 – Mountain Home News – Stoecker Jewelers owners – RaeAnn and Michael Stoecker were victims of an early morning break-in today, Thursday, Dec 17th at 6:15 am when security alarms went off alerting the Mountain Home Police Dept. They responded to the alarm and the owners were notified.
- MA: Police investigate cigar shop burglary
12.14.20 – Metro West Daily – Framingham – Police are investigating a break-in and theft Friday at a Rte. 9 cigar store, authorities said. The burglary occurred at Watch City …
- NE: LPD: Two overnight burglaries may be connected
12.18.20 – Lincoln, Neb. (KOLN) – Lincoln Police are investigating two overnight burglaries that they say may be connected. The first one happened at Stockwell Pharmacy just before midnight. Police say at least three suspects smashed their way inside the front glass door and stole prescription medications.
- PA: Video Shows Subjects Flee Gas Station After Alarm Goes Off …
12.17.20 – levittownnow.com – The recent incident took place at the Exxon station on West Trenton Avenue in the Morrisville section of the township. Video released from the incident shows multiple subjects around the door of the gas station. They fled when the business’ alarm went off, causing he subjects to flee.
- SC: Deputies investigating Richland County bank robbery
12.17.20 – WLTX – Deputies investigating bank robbery in Richland County. The robbery happened at Founder’s Federal Credit Union just after …
- WI: Liberty Grove man charged in burglary of Sister Bay pharmacy
12.16.20 – Green Bay Press Gazette – Sister Bay – A 30-year-old town of Liberty Grove man was arrested by Door County Sheriff’s Office deputies after he allegedly burglarized a Sister Bay pharmacy early Monday morning. An intrusion alarm from Hometown Pharmacy alerted the office, the sheriff’s office said.
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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