Public Safety Updates
- MA: An Alarming Reminder from Barnstable Police
12.30.18 – Cape Cod Today – All burglar alarm registrations within the Town of Barnstable will expire on December 31, 2018. If you are an Alarm User, commercial or residential, monitored or …
- SK: RPS changing alarm response policy
12.30.18 – 620 CKRM.com- The Regina Police Service is changing their response to alarm calls. The move, effective January 1st, is being done in order to make the policy more efficient.
- Fighting False Fire Alarms In Facilities
12.27.18 – Facility Executive Magazine – It doesn’t take long for the average facility manager to seek the help of a fire alarm contractor capable of doing whatever must be done to keep everyone on-site …
State & National News
- Printers: A regulatory blind spot for IT security professionals?
12.19.18 – SIW – GDPR affects all types of personal data workflow, regardless of printed or electronic format
- Guidelines for the Use of PIV Credentials in Facility Access
12.17.18 – SIW – SP 800-116-Revison 1 crystalizes the methodology for PIV card access application in federally-controlled facilities
- Top 50 Cities for Amazon Package Theft
12.26.18 – CEPrO- Research: San Francisco and Seattle are most frequent cities for Amazon package theft by ‘porch pirates’ and offer strongest potential to install front doorbell camera systems.
- Lawsuit accuses surveyors of failing to turn alarm back on, allowing …
12.26.18 – Cook County Record – Chicago – The owners of a residential property in Chicago allege the property was looted after an Oak Forest surveying company failed to reengage the alarm.
- Lawsuit: Door-to-door salesman gets $750000 for off-duty Pasadena …
12.29.18 – The Pasadena Star-News – “The word that kept coming to my mind was arrogance,” Cohen said on behalf of his alarm-system salesman client. “Because it was arrogance that got us here …
- Year in Review: Revisiting Favorite SSI Columnist Contributions
12.29.18 – Security Sales & Integration – Call it a barefaced plug for SSI if you must, but the business and technical acumen dispensed by our columnists in each print issue and online really is …
- FCC launches probe of CenturyLink in wake of nationwide 911 outage
12.29.18 – NBCNews.com – That man was quick to pull an alarm on one of the city’s old-fashion, street-side alert boxes at 5:14 a.m. ET, officials said. That sent a Morse code to dispatchers, …
- Do You Have a Lunch-Break Policy for Technicians?
12.26.18 – CEPro – Integrators cannot force employees to work through lunch, nor can employees opt to waive their lunch break.
- Home Tech Pros Should Get Hyperlocal With Nextdoor.com, Other Neighborhood Networks
12.28.18 – CEPro – Security dealers and home-tech integrators should try Nextdoor.com to generate hyperlocal business, referrals and repeat customers in a very efficient manner.
- Wireless Networks Will Always be ‘Second Rate’ vs. Hardwired
12.26.18 – CEPro – Opinion: Wireless will never be the answer to network speed woes compared to hardwired, and and the experience of wireless will always be ‘second rate.’
Fire & EMS News
- FL: Refrigerator explodes inside family home in West Palm Beach
12.30.18 – WPTV.com – Their next door neighbor, Joshua Perez, rushed over to help after hearing the loud bang and smoke alarm. “Immediately I just see the smoke,” said Perez.
- IL: Cherryvale Mall Evacuated for Fire Alarm, Turns out to be False
12.24.18 – MyStateline.com – Mall officials tell Eyewitness News, the evacuations came after a fire alarm had gone off. Security then went to check it out, and found it to be a false
- IL: Rockford Fire Department responds to small business fire
12.25.18 – WREX-TV – When crews got there, they realized another crew had already been called to the strip mall for a water flow alarm. That’s when smoke was discovered in the back …
- IN: Putnam Scanner for December 29, 2018
12.29.18 – The Banner-Graphic – At 11:48 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 11:54 to find that the alarm system was being …
- MA: Belmont fire log: Dec. 14-19
12.26.18 – Wicked Local – Upon investigation, personnel discovered a CO detector emitting a low battery alarm. Resident was advised to change the battery in detector. Sunday, Dec. 16.
- MA: Marion Police Log: Dec. 16-22
12.29.18 – Wicked Local – 1:04 p.m.: A fire alarm was reported at Tabor Academy. Wednesday, Dec. 19. 4:01 a.m.: A disturbance was reported on Wareham Road. 5 a.m.: …
- MD: Montgomery County home destroyed by fire day after Christmas
12.26.18 – WJLA – Investigators say they believe that there was a delay in the fire alarm system, due to the fire being in the advance stages upon arrival by fire officials. Upon arrival …
- NJ: Fire shuts down Italian bistro in Allendale
12.25.18 – NorthJersey.com – Allendale police officers and firefighters came shortly after 8:30 on Monday morning because of a reported smoke alarm. They found ..
- OK: OKC Fire Department: Smoke alarm saves 3 people
12.29.18 – KOKH FOX25 – Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma City Fire Department is crediting a smoke alarm with saving three people when a fire occurred at their home.
- OR: UPDATE: Homeowner, firefighter hospitalized in Oregon home fire
12.28.18 – WKOW – Dane County Communications tells 27 News a call about a fire alarm came in around 6:20 p.m. Thursday at a home.
- TX: Smoke alarm saves family from Christmas Eve fire in NW Abilene
12.24.18 – Big Country Homepage – Abilene, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Thanks to a smoke alarm, three people were saved from a fire in northwest Abilene early Monday morning. According to the … alarm.
- VA: UPDATED: Electric Heater Causes Garage Fire in Reston Home This …
12.28.18 – Reston Now – The smoke alarm alerted the three people in the house, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. Firefighters responded to the fire…
- WI: Police logs: Caller reports suspicious vehicle
12.29.18 – Wisconsin Rapids Tribune – RELATED: Police logs: Burnt popcorn sets off fire alarm … At 4:45 a.m. Friday, a fire alarm went off at the Wood County Jail.
- AL: Attempted robbery reported at Langtown Dollar General
12.28.18 – Moulton Advertiser – He said the sheriff’s department first received a call about an alarm sounding at the … “A second alarm went off about 30 minutes later, and we saw a guy at the …
- AZ: Williams 911: week of Dec. 26
12.25.18 – Williams News – Officers responded to an alarm on Route 66. • Officers assisted Coconino County Sheriff’s Office with finding a suspect on criminal damage…
- CA: 6 Residential Burglaries Reported In El Cerrito
12.28.18 – Patch.com – The victim was not home at the time but was alerted by their alarm company at 7:56 am that their alarm had been activated. Witnesses saw a male adult walking …
- CA: Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Burglarizing Petaluma Hardware Store
12.28.18 – SFGate – Petaluma (BCN) A suspected burglar was caught in the act this morning after he triggered an alarm at a Petaluma hardware store, according to police.
- CA: Suspected Burglar Caught In Act: Petaluma PD
12.29.18 – Patch.com – Petaluma, CA — A suspected burglar was caught in the act Friday morning after he triggered an alarm at a Petaluma hardware store, according to police.
- CT: After Argument With Wife, Man Tries To Break Into Businesses: PD
12.26.18 – Patch.com – 24 at 11:55 p.m. Milford Police Department responded to a burglary alarm at a business. The business owner was able to contact Milford ..
- CT: Milford police arrest a man attempting to break into a Bridgeport …
12.25.18 – WTNH.com – Milford, CT – The Milford Police Department responded to a burglary alarm at a Bridgeport Avenue store late Monday night. According to police …
- GA: Police release body camera footage of officer shooting homeowner’s …
12.24.18 – WSB Atlanta – It was also reported, individuals in the residence were unable to provide the required security code to cancel the alarm notification. Therefore, an officer was ..
- ID: Oregon man arrested in Bonneville County on multiple charges
12.29.18 – East Idaho News – The following is a news release from Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office. Bonneville County – Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to an alarm …
- IL: Burr Ridge police blotter: Bridgeview man charged with DUI after …
12.29.18 – Chicago Tribune – 23 he responded to a burglar alarm at his business and saw someone had tried to force open the rear overhead door….
- KY: Police and fire reports for Dec. 22, 2018
12.24.18 – Winchester Sun – At 6:15 a.m. Friday, firefighters responded to an alarm sounding at 28 Buckner St. It was a false alarm….
- KY: Police investigating burglary at Lexington business
12.24.18 – WKYT – A next-door business owner arrived at around 9:20 a.m. and told police she didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. Officers said the store alarm went off at 9:36 …
- KY: Woman accused of burglarizing local furniture store on Christmas Day
12.26.18 – The News Journal – On Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at approximately 12:30 PM, Laurel County 911 received a call about an audible alarm going off at the Fitzpatrick’s Furniture …
- KY: Woman drives box truck into KY furniture store during burglary …
12.27.18 – WVLT.TV – A Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer was at his nearby home when he heard the alarm and went to check it out. He found a box truck that had been driven …
- MA: Police log: 12-27-18
12.27.18 – Daily Item – Accidental burglar alarm reported by the alarm company on Monday at 7:11 a.m. at Lynnfield High School. Officer reports all is …
- MI: K9 tracks burglary suspects for 2 miles before arrest
12.30.18 – MLive.com – 30, to a report of a commercial burglary alarm. Upon arrival, officers located a sign of forced entry but were unable to locate any …
- MN: Records published Dec. 26
12.26.18 – West Central Tribune – A business alarm in the 1600 block of First Street South was reported to Willmar Police shortly before 2:45 a.m. Monday, according to news release from the …
- MO: Nixa Police respond to overnight break-in at cell phone store
12.24.18 – KY3 – The call came in thanks to an alarm system. The alarm system was triggered a second time via motion detectors from inside the store while officers were on their .
- MT: One arrested after burglary at Jakers in Great Falls
12.25.18 – KXLH Helena News – Great Falls police responded to an alarm at Jakers along 10th Avenue South around 5:30 a.m. Officers found evidence of forced entry, according to the GFPD, …
- NC: Durham family loses home in Christmas Eve fire, looters steal dogs
12.25.18 – WTVD-TV – Just ashes, smoke, ashes, fire trucks,” said Lynette McLean, after her family of five rushed back home after the alarm company called them about the fire.
- NC: Holiday on patrol
12.26.18 – Shelby Star – … their Christmas morning fielding, from disturbance calls of a four-wheeler driving up and down a street to an unsecured door of a house setting off an alarm.
- OH: Conneaut Police Blotter
12.28.18 – The Star Beacon – A burglary alarm was heard at 2:22 a.m. Saturday. … A burglary alarm was reported at 10:26 a.m. …
- OH: Journal: Cambridge, Guernsey County law enforcement reports
12.28.18 – The Daily Jeffersonian – 6:11 p.m., alarm activation. 3:48 p.m. … 8:44 a.m., office alarm. … Officers located a delivery driver who forgot to disarm the alarm.
- OH: Police arrest man accused in a string of burglaries in Lakewood
12.24.18 – Cleveland 19 News – 18 – Police were called to Cleveland Vegan on Detroit Avenue regarding a burglary alarm that was activated. Police found that the glass on the front door was …
- OK: Burglar steals guns on Christmas, but is caught on camera
12.28.18 – The Lawton Constitution – … in reference to the store’s security system company advising of an alarm going off, indicating a glass break near the front door and gun counter …
- SC: Ogdensburg police blotter, Dec. 28
12.29.18 – North Country Now – Commercial burglar alarm at Madill School at 2:14 p.m. … Alarm activation at Tractor Supply store on Park Street at 3:37 a.m. False alarm.
- TN: Criminals stole Radnor Lake woman’s family heirlooms
12.25.18 – WZTV – It actually just happened to be during a power outage when their burglar alarm wasn’t working. “There are no words,” says Vaden. Christmas day hasn’t been …
- TX: Memorial Villages Police Department weekly report
12.24.18 – Chron.com – Officers responded to an incident after receiving a call from an alarm company about a burglary. The residents reported the burglary to the alarm company after …
- TX: Three arrested following Christmas Day burglary in Harlingen
12.25.18 – KGBT-TV – According to Harlingen Police, officers responded to an alarm call at Johnny’s True Value Hardware Store.
- TX: Two kids arrested after allegedly burglarizing book store
12.26.18 – Beaumont Enterprise – At approximately 5:46 a.m. police responded to a call in reference to an alarm the Lamar Barnes and Noble College book store …
- WI: Waupun Police Beat 12-28 to 12-25, 2018
12.27.18 – Beaver Dam Daily Citizen – Alarm — Friday at 5:31 a.m., police responded to an alarm. Drugs found — Friday at 11:41 a.m., police responded to drugs …
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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
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Steven Brekel
- Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Kelly Ryan
- Associate Director – Brian Villari
- Executive Director – Brad Shipp
- Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Brian Shrake
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Danna Fowble
- Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Rex Adams