Public Safety Updates
- GA: Georgia House passes false alarm bill – AJC.com
3.9.21 – AJC – Bill that would stop cities from fining alarm companies survives Crossover Day.
- GA: Roswell police want annual fee for alarm systems, escalating …
3.11.21 – AJC – Alterio and Police Chief James Conroy advised City Council members to approve a new law that would charge users escalating fines for false alarms. Fees would range from $50 for the second false alarm to $300 for the eighth which would suspend responses to emergency calls.
- GA: City of Columbus implementing false alarm reduction system
3.11.21 – WTVM – City of Columbus implementing false alarm reduction system · COLUMBUS, Ga. · In an effort for law enforcement to stay alert on recent crime, they …
State & National News
- Area code change causes some fire, burglar alarm issues …
3.8.21 – News Channel 20 – However, some companies didn’t get the memo. Earlier in March, a Champaign business had an issue with its fire alarm system not alerting the …
- SF District Attorney charges phony fire alarm contractor with …
3.9.21 – Mission Local – Tommy Min Jue, a contractor accused of setting up faulty fire alarms in numerous San Francisco buildings — including the building at 22nd and Mission Streets where a 2015 fire left one person dead and scores of occupants displaced — has been charged with grand theft, using a contractor’s license with intent to defraud, …
- Proactive fall protection
3.9.21 – ISHN – As the second leading preventable workplace injury, falls plague the workforce. This article focuses on components that affect an individual’s balance: the eyes (vision), inner ears (vestibular) and musculoskeletal system.
- Lose the Leads Mentality & Focus on Closing Percentage
3.12.21 – CEPro – Understand why close percentage is the most important metric in determining your company’s success, and how you can work on increasing it.
- When Is It OK to Install Surveillance Cameras in Bathrooms?
3.12.21 – CEPro – Legal expert says every rule has exceptions, and there can be unique applications where security cameras in bathrooms are needed.
- At Least 10 Hacking Groups Exploited Microsoft Exchange Server Vulnerability, Firm Says
3.11.21 – CI – Organizations running an affected version of Microsoft Exchange Server should apply Microsoft’s patch now, cybersecurity firm ESET says.
- Why Interoperability Is Key to Safer Smart Cities in the COVID Era
3.12.21 – SSI – The pandemic has added new pressures for deploying technological solutions for the enforcement of health and safety regulations.
- 5 Smart Home Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic
3.11.21 – SSI – The pandemic has revamped the way people live and work in their homes. Here’s how integrators can make residences smarter, more comfortable and safer.
- Reopening for Business: How Integrators Can Help Clients Get Back to Work
3.1.21 – SSI – COVID-related solutions hit the scene almost as quickly as the virus itself, but which ones can actually help your customers reopen and safely remain open? Experts delve into the different solutions, realistic expectations and how to utilize existing technology.
- Legal Brief: OSHA Issues COVID-19 Recommendations
3.11.21 – SIW – Government provides valuable guidance for employers on mitigating and preventing the spread of the virus in the workplace
Fire & EMS News
- FL: ‘The Smoke Detector Is What Saved Their Lives,’ Fort …
3.12.21 – Fort Lauderdale (CBSMiami) – A smoke detector is credited with help saving the life of a Fort Lauderdale family after an early morning fire in their home. … While Valiente’s daughter suffered minor smoke inhalation, the family made it out safely as did four dogs, five cats, and a bird.
- MI: Clothes near space heater started fire at Clawson Manor …
3.8.21 – Tribune – Clothes near space heater started fire at Clawson Manor building: fire chief. An accidental fire involving clothes and a space heater destroyed two apartments at Clawson Manor and billowed smoke that scorched the outside of the senior tower. The fire was reported Saturday morning at the 15-story building
- CA: San Carlos store robbed, $32,000 worth of jewelry taken
3.13.21 – Mercury News – A thief stole $32,000 worth of “high-end jewelry” from a San Carlos store early Saturday morning, the sheriff’s office said. San Mateo County …
- CT: New Haven store burgled 4 times in 30 days; police ask for …
3.12.21 – New Haven police are asking for the public’s help after a deli store has been robbed four times in less than 30 days. The incident happened at the West Rock Deli store around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police said a burglar forced their way into the business and made off with two cash register drawers.
- FL: Man charged in bird shop burglary in Delray Beach
3.9.21 – CBS 12 – A man from South Florida is accused of cutting a hole into the roof of a business in Delray Beach in an effort to steal more than $60000 worth of …
- MI: Several firearms recovered from Bullet Hole burglary
4.12.21 -Holland Sentinel … Police said the suspects were able to gain access to the store and take an undisclosed number of firearms. Police said the store’s surveillance video showed four subjects entered the store after the SUV rammed the building.
- MI: Suspect in B&E recognized by deputies, arrested and held in …
3.8.21 – Oakland Press – The suspect in a breaking and entering in Independence Township. Charges are pending for a 57-year-old Independence Township man, held in the Oakland County Jail for allegedly breaking into the Dandy Oil Change early Monday.
- NC: 2 nabbed in break-in, gun thefts at Kendale Pawn Shop …
3.9.21 – Sanford Herald – A burglar alarm thwarted an attempt early Sunday to steal 48 guns from Kendale Pawn Shop after the alleged thieves backed a vehicle into the …
- NE: Burglars steal cartons of cigarettes from Lincoln gas station …
3.9.21 – Lincoln, Neb. (KOLN) – Investigators with the Lincoln Police Department say several cartons of cigarettes were stolen from a gas station. Police are searching …
- TN: Memphis mechanic murdered in his shop during armed robbery
3.8.21 – Action News 5 – Gerald Stewart was beloved by just about everyone who knew him, even people who just met him. He was a master mechanic who did a radio show called Ask the Mechanic. Police say he was shot and killed after he caught crooks stealing catalytic converters at his business.
- TX: Police ask for help identifying suspect in ATM vandalism
3.9.21 – KFDA – Amarillo Crime Stoppers are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect that damaged an ATM in what may have been an attempt to take …
- WV: Man arrested after breaking into multiple Martinsburg …
3.13.21 – WDVM – After officers entered Paradise Pawn Shop, they located Lonnie Breeden who was trying to hide inside of the business. …
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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