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Public Safety Updates

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.

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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 …

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NESA is a federation of state associations established to serve and promote the electronic systems industry at the direction of, and through its affiliated state associations. Seven state associations are part of NESA – Arkansas Security Alarm Association (ASAA), Kansas Electronic Security Association (KESA), Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association (LLSSA), Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (MDBFAA), Mississippi Security Association (MSA), Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (OKBFAA) and Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (TBFAA).  For more info visit www.nesaus.org.

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