Public Safety Updates
- GA: Lawrenceville could issue fines to curb false alarms
2.12.21 – AJC – Lawrenceville residents and business owners could be fined for accidentally setting off their burglar alarm if a proposed new law is passed. The police department received an average of 2,700 alarm calls each year from 2015 to 2019, according to police officials. …
- OH: False alarm fines could be going up, Brunswick police chief says
2.9.21 – Cleveland.com – The draft ordinance, which Ohlin said is being prepared by the city’s law department, would increase the fourth occurrence fine to $50 and add a $125 fine for a fifth offense and a $250 fine for a sixth. …
- PA: Cumberland County implements new alarm response …
2.8.21 – ABC27 – Cumberland County implements new alarm response program to improve 911 response time.
State & National News
- Thieves may have disabled Ring doorbell in attempted …
2.11.21 -WWL – Thieves may have disabled Ring doorbell during attempted carjacking. Her wireless camera was somehow disabled while the would-be carjackers were in front of her home. New Orleans – A New Orleans woman got quite the surprise when she checked her home security system for video of an attempted car burglary in her driveway …
- Wi-Fi-based $39 Shelly Motion Sensor Targets Smart Home …
2.11.21 – CEPro – Wi-Fi-based $39 Shelly Motion Sensor Targets Smart Home Market. The Shelly Motion from Allterco Robotics brings a wireless motion sensor …
- How El Pollo Loco Slashed False Alarm Costs by 95%
2.9.21 – SSI – When faced with exorbitant false alarm costs, El Pollo Loco turned to Interface’s managed video verified alarms and intrusion alarm monitoring.
- Law enforcement having to adjust to advances in home security technology
2.9.21 – WOFL-TV -Every time law enforcement officers walk up to a suspect’s door to serve a warrant, they take a risk. Lt. Ralph McDuffie runs the Lake County Sheriff’s office SWAT team. Like many first responders, he mourns for the FBI agents killed and wounded in south Florida, when a suspect shot them through the door while they approached his house. That suspect spotted the agents with a doorbell camera.
- New tech benefits local law enforcement
2.2.21 – Carroll Times Herald – Camera technology has evolved considerably in the past two decades and now provides a valuable asset to local law enforcement officers without many of the drawbacks that once accompanied it. Gone are the days when everything was recorded on tape, catalogued and stored by hand, a labor-intensive process by today’s standards.
- ADT Acquires Half of Ackerman Security Account Base for $73M
2.10.21 – SSI – Atlanta-based Ackerman joins the ADT Authorized Dealer Program and will exclusively sell and install ADT smart home security services to new clients.
- How the IRS Wants to Give Employers Free Money (No, Really)
2.11.21 – SSI – A lower threshold of gross receipt reductions should expand the pool of eligible employers to receive the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC).
- These 6 Elements Make Company Culture Better
2.11.21 – CI – Every company boasts that their culture is better than anyone else’s, so what do they know that you don’t about ensuring it stays that way?
- Evolving Monitoring Center Standards in the Age of COVID
2.12.21 – SSI – Due to success with working from home, some organizations want to modify UL 827 to allow for a permanent change that would, in essence, allow remote monitoring during normal nonemergent times.
- Thinking Outside the Box: An Integrator’s Creative Recruiting Practices
2.12.21 – SSI – It’s no secret that the security industry has a hard time finding, recruiting and retaining fresh talent. Here are some creative ways to refresh your recruitment strategy.
- 12 Security Experts on Anticipated Pandemic Impacts in 2021
2.8.21 -SSI – New safety practices, a sluggish commercial sector and an influx of business due to pent-up demand are a few of the impacts security leaders say to expect.
- 3 reasons why customer-focused enterprises should trust MFA
2.12.21 – SIW – When implemented correctly, MFA can reduce the risk of data breaches and hacking significantly
- The Case for Water Monitoring
2.12.21 – SIW – Integrators hoping to provide comprehensive smart home and business protection could start with these specialty systems, popular at CES
- Cybersecurity Basics for Business in 2021
2.11.21 – CI- As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, it’s good to go over the cybersecurity basics that cover the bases for your business.
Fire & EMS News
- AL: Smoke alarm saves man after house catches fire on Gibson …
2.10.21 – Mobile, Ala. (WALA) — Firefighters said a smoke alarm saved a Mobile man when his home caught fire Thursday night. … The man was later found outside the house. He told rescue crews he was sleeping when his smoke alarm woke him up and he was able to escape unharmed.
- AZ: HVAC malfunction prompts fire alarm response at Sam …
2.11.21 – Tucson (KVOA) – Crews with the Tucson Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Sam Hughes Elementary Thursday morning. … Department officials said the fire alarm was believed to be triggered by an HVAC malfunction. This is a developing story.
- CT: Fire ravages Paul Newman’s western-style children’s camp in …
2.13.21 – The Guardian – Fire ravages Paul Newman’s western-style children’s camp in Connecticut. A fire on Friday evening destroyed a large section of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut, a long-established haven for seriously ill children.
- OH: Fire Burns Solon Home, Smoke Alarm Helps Homeowner …
2.8.21 – Patch – Fire Burns Solon Home, Smoke Alarm Helps Homeowner Escape – Solon, OH – A fire started in the basement of a Solon home on Monday …
- CA: Deputy says camera system crucial for arrests | News …
2.13.21 – Champion Newspapers – During the 2019 calendar year, 42 arrests for stolen vehicles were made by use of the system, he said. … The camera system was used to place the suspect vehicle in the area within the timeframe of the crime and the information was enough for detectives to bring the suspect into custody.
- CA; Police Arrest Pair Suspected In Cellphone Store Burglary …
2.8.21 – Pleasant Hill (CBS SF) — Police arrested the two burglary suspects who got inside a cell phone store in Pleasant Hill by sawing the door …
- CT: West Haven Man Burglarized Liquor Store In Wallingford: Police
2.8.21 – Patch- West Haven, CT — Two men are accused of breaking into a liquor store in Wallingford early Saturday morning, according to police. Police responded to One Stop Liquor shortly after midnight for a burglar alarm and found the front window had been smashed out, according to Sgt. Stephen Jaques.
- GA: Over 20 guns stolen from pawn shop in Hinesville
2.10.21 – INESVILLE, Ga. (WTOC) – The Hinesville Police Department is working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to find stolen guns. Investigators say the suspects took the guns from Mega Pawn in Hinesville during two separate crimes.
- MI: Arrested in Pennsylvania, Michigan man now charged in drive …
2.9.21 – Mlive – Surveillance camera footage of a suspect police say robbed a Fifth Third Bank in Bangor Township via the drive-thru window on Jan. 22, 2021.
- MS: CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Star gas station burglarized
2.11.21 – WAPT – On Tuesday, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the ED’s Quickie gas station in Star, MS due to an alarm. After deputies arrived at the scene, …
- NC: Fayetteville police seek suspect in multiple robberies – The …
2.10.21 – The Fayetteville Observer – ‘Very rare’: Burglar strikes while elderly residents sleep, Fayetteville police say. A masked man who burglarized Fayetteville homes while elderly residents slept is being sought by police in a series of break-ins. … At a second home in the area, he tried to pry open a window.
- NV: Altercation leads to fatal shooting at Las Vegas smoke shop …
2.11.21 – Las Vegas Sun – An altercation at a Las Vegas smoke shop Thursday night escalated into a shooting that left a man dead, according to Metro Police …
- NV: Two men sought in burglarizing Living the Good Life …
2.8.21 – KRNV – Two men sought in burglarizing Living the Good Life restaurant in Carson City.
- OH: Footprints in snow lead Akron police to burglary suspect
2.8.21 – Beacon Journal – Police responding to an alarm call early Sunday tracked footprints leading from an Akron store for a half mile to an intersection where they charged a man with burglary and other crimes.
- VA: One man surrenders while a second remains at-large in …
2.9.21 -Martinsville Bulletin – One man surrenders while a second remains at-large in ‘spillover’ shooting at Valero in Martinsville … of charges stemming from a shooting at the Valero convenience store in Martinsville early Saturday.
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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