Public Safety Updates
- NC: About 99 Percent Of Burglar Alarm Calls Are False Alarms
3.25.22 – rhinotimes.com – Greensboro Police Chief Brian James presented a plan at the annual City Council retreat on Thursday, March 24, to free up a tremendous amount of time for Greensboro police officers. The plan is for the Greensboro Police Department (GPD) to stop responding to burglar alarm calls unless the company confirms that it is not a false alarm.
- ON: False alarms drop in Barrie during pandemic: police
3.21.22 – BarrieToday.com – Barrie police report there were far fewer false alarms during the second year of the pandemic than in previous years. Meanwhile, there were many more valid calls triggered by private alarm systems across the city.
- Arkansas woman fed up with security system that doesn’t work …
2.25.22 – Jacksonville (KATV) – A woman called Seven On Your Side after she said she was being charged for a security system that wasn’t working.
- How Competition in Home Security Is Driving Choice
3.22.22 – SSI – Jennifer Kent – DIY providers such as Ring and SimpliSafe made security systems more accessible to certain market segments, while also pressuring professional companies to launch DIY solutions of their own.
- Vivint to Pay $400K to Arizona Over False Representations
3.21.22 – SSI – SSI Staff – The Attorney General’s Office alleges that Vivint, primarily through its door-to-door salespeople, made false representations to induce Arizona consumers to enter into contracts.
- Tips to Tighten Your Cyber Defenses and Combat Sophisticated Threats
3.24.22 – SSI – Mike James – Integrators must implement a successful cybersecurity strategy to protect their reputation, employees and customers.
- Poly Study Finds Employees Value Hybrid Workplace
3.21.22 – CEPro – A study from Poly says that hybrid workplace options are keys for employee recruitment and retention.
- How to manage the video data tsunami with intelligent platforms
3.25.22 – SIW – Steve Lasky – Airship AI has created an AI-cloud solution that manages video surveillance systems to be more proactive
- 4 Major Technology Developments in Power Management
3.25 .22 – SSI – A low-voltage power supply is behind every video, access control, intrusion and fire system. Here are major tech developments in power management and their impact on systems integrators.
Fire & EMS News
- NC: 12-year-old Guilford County boy hailed as hero for how he handled fire
3.24.22 – Fox 8 – On Thursday morning, students at Triad Math and Science Academy learned one of their classmates was one when they heard the announcement Chief Jim Robinson with the Greensboro Fire Department made.
- GA: 3 men arrested for attempted burglary in Troup County
3.25.22 – Troup County, Ga. (WTVM) – The Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested three men for attempted burglary on March 25. Deputies were dispatched to a business regarding a burglar alarm activation. While responding to the call, 911 advised deputies about a possible burglary in progress.
- GA: Opelika police searching for burglary, theft suspect
3.23.22 – Columbus, Ga. (WTVM) – The Opelika Police Department needs the public’s help in identifying a burglary and theft suspect. On March 21, officers responded to the 300 block of 2nd Avenue in reference to a business alarm activation.
- GA: Thieves escape after dragging ATM from Pinnacle Bank in Athens and stealing its cash
3.23.22 – Athens Banner-Herald – The burglar alarm company was notified of the burglary at 3:10 a.m. and notified police at 3:15 a.m., with the first officer arriving three minutes after being dispatched, according to the report.
- MA: Security camera records thief inside New Bedford pizza shop
3.24.22 – WJAR – A New Bedford pizza shop is wondering what happened after he said his store’s security systems came up short during a break-in.
- ME: Bangor Police asking for help identifying person believed to …
3.21.22 – Bangor, Maine (WABI) – Bangor Police are asking for your help identifying a suspect they believe was involved in a burglary over the weekend. Officers say this surveillance video was captured outside of the Corner Store Saturday night.
- MI: Burglary suspect found hiding in closet of Jackson business …
3.22.22 – MLive – While searching the business, police found a 29-year-old man hiding in a closet, who was taken into custody, police said. After an investigation …
- MS: JPD: Suspect in custody after breaking into Trustmark Bank
3.26.22 – WLBT – Police officers from Precinct 3 responded to a bank alarm at Trustmark Bank on March 26, 2022.
- MS: ‘They just wanted guns’ Cameras catch home invasion
3.26.22 – Magnolia State Live – ‘They just wanted guns’ Cameras catch home invasion; officers seek help in string of burglaries in Mississippi River community.
- NE: Burglars take $21,000 worth of electronics from south Lincoln …
3.21.22 – KOLN – Burglars take $21,000 worth of electronics from south Lincoln Target, police say. Two men who had been hiding in the back room at a Target store in Lincoln emerged after the store closed Saturday night and made off with $21,000 worth of electronics, according to police. LPD Capt.
- NE: North Platte man charged with 3 felonies in connection to …
3.26.22 – North Platte Post – A 31-year-old North Platte man is charged with three felonies in connection with a series of burglaries, including one at Merrick’s Ranch House late Wednesday or early Thursday. Barry J. Allen made an initial appearance in Lincoln County Court Friday afternoon.
- NH: Police ask for help after armed robbery at Salem 7-Eleven
3.21.22 – Eagle Tribune – Authorities are now searching for three men, who wore masks and gloves, while stealing cash and merchandise. Police say two showed guns during …
- NY: Cops: Burglar smashed through glass door at Route 58 eatery …
3.23.22 – Riverhead Local – The investigation revealed that an undetermined amount of cash was removed from the restaurant. Anyone with any information is asked to contact …
- NY: Man Who Left His Cell Phone At Crime Scene Nabbed For …
3.21.22 – Daily Voice – An area man who allegedly left his cell phone and personal papers at the scene of a gas station robbery has been charged with the crime.
- OK: Thieves Cut Hole In Wall To Steal From Tulsa Dispensary
3.23.22 – News on 6 – Jonathan Cooper For the seventh time since opening his dispensary business, Omar Lark is cleaning up after burglars broke in.
- OR: Owners watch helplessly as business burglarized
3.21.22 – (KATU) – Two business owners said they watched helplessly as two men broke into their store in northeast Portland, Oregon Friday morning.
- PA: Man Smashed In Easton Road Lukoil Window, Stole Cigarettes
3.21.22 – Patch – The man was carrying a plastic ROSS bag with him, police said. He fled the scene on foot, headed south on Easton Road.
- WA: Lynnwood bank burglars sought after breaking into safe
3.22.22 – Lynnwood, Wash. – Lynnwood police are asking the public for to help identify two bank burglars who stole a large amount of cash after breaking into a safe, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. The burglars stole an undisclosed, but large amount of cash from the Union Bank.
- WA: Lynnwood police searching for suspect who threw rock …
3.23.22 – KOMO – Owner Joe Munchel said an unidentified person tossed a rock through the coin store’s door before fleeing when the alarm went off early Wednesday morning. The Lynnwood Police Department and its K-9 Unit searched the area for the suspect but were unsuccessful.
The National Monitor is a service of the National Electronic Security Alliance (NESA). Member states are free to reproduce the information contained herein in print or electronic media as they see fit. Contact NESA for more information at 301.519.9237 or email@example.com
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 – 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