Public Safety Updates
- AB: Bar owner questions why Calgary police didn’t respond to …
12.1.20 – Global news – A Calgary bar owner is questioning why police didn’t respond to an attempted break-in early Sunday morning. Kenan Poskovic, the owner of Brickwell Taphouse, said he was woken up just after 4 a.m., by his alarm company calling him to say the sensor at the back door of the bar had been set off.
- VA: Chesterfield police offering online alarm permit registration
12.1.20- (WWBT) – The Chesterfield County Police Department’s alarm registration and false alarm program are now available online. Central Square …
State & National News
- New tech will give cops access to residents’ private security …
12.3.20 – NY Post – Police in Mississippi’s homicide-wracked capital are one step closer to being able to access residents’ livestreaming home security video — in a …
- NEC Facts about Fire Alarm Systems
11.15.20 – EC&M – Article 760 covers the installation of wiring and equipment for fire alarm systems, including … Article 725 provides the requirements for Class 1 circuits in Part II.
- How Biden Presidential Term Could Affect AV Integrators and Tech Giants
12.1.20 – CI – How will tech giants including Amazon, Apple, Google, & Facebook change with Joe Biden in the White House and what could it mean for AV?
- ADT Commercial Acquires Texas-Based Security Integrator
12.3.20 – SSI – The purchase of CLS Technology deepens ADT Commercial’s capabilities to serve commercial customers in the Houston area.
- How to Use a Client’s Existing Technology to Meet COVID-19 Safety Requirements
12.2.20 – SSI – Your hospital and education customers are likely working with a reduced budget. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t be COVID-compliant.
- Why Programing Multiple Communications Paths Into the Central Station Is So Important
12.4.20 – SSI – While there are multiple types of communication that you can choose from, not all are created equal.
- Software Deep Dive: Hard Data on Business Software Usage, Preferences & More
12.2.20 – SSI’s Software Deep Dive Study fınds security contractors spend $2,881 per year on business software solutions and employ an average of six programs to manage their operations.
- Analyst: Access control industry potential ‘grossly underestimated’
12.4.20 – SIW – Former industry exec Lee Odess discusses how the market is changing in keynote address during annual Security Investor Conference
Fire & EMS News
- IL: Home security system keeps Collinsville home …
12.3.20 – News Break – Collinsville, IL – A home security system may have saved a home from entirely burning down around 3:00 a.m. Thursday. The Collinsville Fire Department …
- VA: One person and dog displaced after Lynchburg fire …
111.30.20 – Newsbreak – (WDBJ) – One person and a dog were displaced by a house fire early Monday in … The fire at the home was reported about 4 a.m. November 30. … Yet as a young woman Maria was very confused about which career path to …
- AZ: A “crook with a conscience” breaks into home twice in one night
12.1.20 – KESQ — A “crook with a conscience” breaks into home twice in one night … The suspected burglar kicked in the back door around 8 p.m. and rummaged …
- CA: Man suspected of tunneling into California office is shot by …
12.1.20 – California News Times – The Redlands business owner shot a man suspected of digging a tunnel in his property management office on Monday morning, the Redlands …
- CA: MCSO: Shotgun, rifles stolen in burglary of Covelo business …
12.1.20 – The Willits News -Two suspects were arrested for allegedly stealing firearms and ammunition from a hardware store in Covelo, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to the MCSO, deputies responded to the M&M Feed and Supply store in Covelo Nov. 24 when around 3:40 a.m. a burglary was reported.
- CT: Waterford police investigate overnight burglary at jewelry store
12.5.20 – The Day — Waterford Police are investigating an overnight burglary at Mallove’s Jewelers.
- HI: One of two suspects arrested for alleged burglary and …
12.3.20 – Honolulu, O’ahu (KITV4) – A male suspect was placed under arrest for burglary in the second degree and harassment on a police officer late …
- KY: Police: Lexington KY thief abandons ATM after stealing it …
12.2.20 – Kentucky.com – Officers found the ATM and the truck abandoned just a couple blocks away from the bank, Tuttle said. It appeared that the driver dragged the ATM on the ground up to that point and then abandoned it without managing to get any money out of it, Tuttle said.
- NE: Gretna pharmacy burglars steal Xanax, codeine …
11.30.20 – WOWT.com -Gretna, Neb. … The thieves were caught on camera and they knew what to look for and steal. A sledgehammer and an alarm that’s not tripped by breaking glass are a prescription for an after-hours drug theft from a Gretna pharmacy.
- NE: Smoke shop burglarized overnight
12.4.20 – KOLN – The door to a northeast Lincoln smoke shop was kicked in and items were stolen from the store, Lincoln Police said. Officers responded …
- NY: Police investigate burglary at Riverhead Best Buy store …
12.5.20 – Riverhead Local – Three men stole numerous electronics from the Riverhead Best Buy store in a late-night burglary Dec. 4, according to Riverhead Town Police.
- NY: Two charged for robbing CBD supply store in Gates, one for …
12.1.20 – Rochester, NY – On November 29th, 2020 at 0200 hours the Gates Police midnight shift officers responded to CBD Supply for the commercial burglar alarm. Upon officers’ arrival in the area, they noticed the front door of the location had been broken out.
- OH: Alleged thieves caught in Mercer County, could be tied to …
11.30.20 – Two men get caught with stolen merchandise in Mercer County and could be responsible for numerous thefts in Indiana and Ohio. … Peterson and Keeton were arrested, and deputies determined that the trailer was stolen from a place in Muncie. The pair could be tied to other thefts in Ohio and Indiana.
- OH: Report: Beef jerky, underwear, electronics stolen during …
12.5.20 -Boardman, Ohio (WKBN) – Boardman police say two burglars were seen on surveillance video stealing beef jerky, underwear and electronics after breaking into the Family Dollar.
- OH: Safe lifted, $50,000 in jewelry and cash heisted, burglar alarm …
12.5.20 – Cleveland.com — Safe lifted, $50,000 in jewelry and cash heisted, burglar alarm removed in house break-in over Thanksgiving: Pepper Pike Police Blotter. In addition to the safe and valuables, they also took the burglar alarm, after ripping it off the wall upon gaining entry.
- TX: Weslaco church steps up security after three break-in attempts …
12.3.20 – Weslaco, Texas -KVEO — A church in Weslaco is stepping up security of three break-in attempts. All three attempts at the First Presbyterian Church happened within a couple of months. Pastor David McCann, said he noticed the first one when setting up for a Zoom Worship Service and saw something shining on the floor.6 hours ago
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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