Public Safety Updates
- NY: False Fire Alarm Fines Could Grow in Lewisboro
3.14.22 – TAPinto – “For the first alarm, you do not get fined [in Lewisboro],” the supervisor said. “You get a letter.” A second false alarm within a 12-month period brings a $25 fine. “It’s costing us more than that to handle that call,” Goncalves noted. Subsequent fines grow to $50 for a third false alarm and $100 for the fourth.
- OR: Community members could face fines if their security systems …
3.14.22 -KTVL – The Grants Pass Police Department has a new False Alarm Ordinance in place in an effort to keep false alarms from bogging down their service.
- 3G sunset causing concerns for emergency services, MVNOs …
3.18.22 – SP Global – U.S. wireless carriers have started shutting down their 3G networks as they expand their 4G and 5G offerings. Carriers say the change is …
- Conn.-Based Security Company to Pay $5M Over Customer Complaints
3.16.22 – SSI – SSI Staff – The Attorney General’s Office says it heard from hundreds of angry consumers who were locked into bad contracts and left with broken and poorly installed equipment by Safe Home Security.
- Alula Rolls Out ‘Community for Alarm System Response’
3.15.22 – SSI – SSI Staff – Community members may act on alerts and alarms resulting from detected intrusion events and day-to-day activities based on video clips from integrated cameras.
- SBA Extends Deferment for Existing COVID EIDL Program Borrowers
3.15.22 – SSI – Rodney Bosch -COVID EIDL borrowers now have a total deferment of 30 months from the date of the note. Loan interest will accrue during the
- How to Calculate – and Communicate – Return on Security Investments
3.14.22 – SSI – Bruce Ericson – Integrators can use ROSI to explain how physical security systems provide a return in terms of both risk mitigation and other business value.
- Low-Voltage Suspended Ceiling Power Distribution Systems
3.15.22 – ECM – NEC: Low-Voltage Suspended Ceiling Power Distribution Systems … Suspended ceilings in commercial buildings have grown in purpose and importance …
- How Smart Spaces Pave Way to Better Experiences and Profits for Channel
3.18.22 – SSI – Scott Wierstra – Organizations are adopting Cloud-managed smart cameras and sensors to protect people, acquire data analytics and reap additional benefits.
- How Bluetooth Better Connects Control & Convenience
3.14.22 – SSI – Mark Prowten – While proximity cards may still dominate the access control landscape, a shift is afoot with the evolution to smartphone-based credentialing via Bluetooth-enabled readers. Discover advantages that include enhanced convenience and secure encryption.
Fire & EMS News
- NE: Bert’s Pharmacy in downtown Hastings destroyed by fire
3.14.22 – KSNB – Hastings Fire and Rescue was called at 11:26 p.m. Sunday. A smoke alarm in a nearby upstairs apartment alerted a tenant, who …
- VA: Smoke alarm saves occupants from house fire in Ashland
3.16.22 – WRIC – According to a Facebook post by Hanover County Fire and EMS, crews responded to a house in Ashland at …
- AL: Church burglary in Alabama leads deputies to two goats
3.18.22 – News Observer – Church burglary call leads cops to wild intruder on top of freezer, Alabama photos show.
- AZ: Tucson Police make arrest in string of commercial burglaries
3.17.22 – KOLD – Christopher George, 40, is tied to nine commercial burglaries dating back to June of last year. On Friday, March 11, an alarm activation was reported at a Verizon store. The alarm company reported the break-in to police and provide a suspect description.
- IL: Thieves target Tri-Taylor clothing store; steal high-end clothes
3.18.22 – CBS Chicago – The owner of the business told CBS 2 four men grabbed high-end clothes, jackets and shoes.
- MI: How Dearborn police tracked bank robbery suspect to hiding …
3.15.22 – Click on Detroit – Dearborn police officers went to the porta-potty and found Woolery inside, they said. He was taken into custody without incident.
- MI: Norton Shores Man Arrested on Multiple Charges in Mecosta …
3.15.22 – 9&10 News – A Norton Shores man was arrested after breaking into a home and fleeing from deputies in Mecosta County, according to the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office. On Saturday around 9:48 p.m., they were dispatched to a home in Morton Township for a burglary alarm.
- MI: St. Joseph Township Police Investigate Armed Break In …
3.18.22 – WSJM – Joseph Police Township Department is investigating a series of attempted home invasions, an armed home invasion, and a vehicle theft on Thursday …
- NE: Man arrested after attempting to rob local business, Lincoln …
3.17.22 – KLKN – A man was arrested Thursday after he was found climbing over a chain-link fence at a local business, Lincoln Police say.
- NY: Police: Man robs Sunoco after throwing rock at doors
3.20.22 – News 10 – Upon arrival, officers said they noticed that the building had been broken into and that a large rock had been thrown through the glass doors.
- OR: NE Bend attempted burglary suspect runs, tries to hide, caught …
3.15.22 – KTVZ – NE Bend attempted burglary suspect runs, tries to hide, caught with help of police drone, K-9 Kim. Bend Police Dept. Bend, Ore.
- OR: Owners watch helplessly as NE Portland business burglarized
3.19.22 – KPIC – Portland, Ore. – Two Portland business owners said they watched helplessly as two men broke into their store in northeast Portland Friday morning. Michelle Hicks and Chaunci King were at home when they got an alert at around 7 a.m. that someone was inside the business, The Joynt Juice Bar.
- PA: Suspect In Tobacco Shop Burglary To Enter …
3.17.22 – WCCS – UPDATE: Jacob Alan Lawson entered guilty pleas to felony burglary and a misdemeanor count of possession of an instrument of crime. All other charges were not prosecuted. He was ordered to serve four years of probation.
- WA: Thieves ram pickup into Tacoma pharmacy, break into ATM
3.14.22 – News Tribune – An ATM was broken into at a Walgreens pharmacy on 6th Avenue in Tacoma. Police said thieves used a truck to smash into 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 – Riley Fields
- Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Kelly Ryan
- Associate Director – Brian Villari
- False Alarm Reduction Association Director – Kerri McDonald
- Executive Director – Brad Shipp
- Mississippi Security Association Alternate – Shelley Pettit
- Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Jim Emerick
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Danna Fowble
- False Alarm Reduction Association Alternate – Alicia Vela