- Should Dealers Be Liable for Own Negligence?
3.23.20 – SSI – A properly drafted alarm contract makes crystal clear what an alarm company is willing to do, what its limitations are and what risks it’s not willing to take.
- 14 Immediate Actions to Maintain Cash Flow
3.24.20 – CEPro – Extending credit terms with vendors, freezing overtime, sending technicians home if there’s no work, and using showroom equipment for inventory can aid cashflow.
- How to Improve Your Talent Hiring Process
3.26.20 – Teams that are trained to interview and work together can save your company hundreds of thousands of dollars.
COVID-19 – Financial Information
- How Integrators Can Get Government Loans to Aid Cash Flow During Coronavirus Crisis
3.23.20 – CEPro – The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans up to $2M during the coronavirus outbreak.
- How to Get Your CARES Act Money
3.27.20 – CEPro – Both manufacturers and integrators are eligible for SBA loans for two months of payroll, and repayment will be forgiven if CARES Act rules are followed.
- What’s in the U.S. COVID-19 Stimulus Package
3.27.20 – CI – Congress is close to passing a massive $2 trillion stimulus package aimed at saving the economy from COVID-19. Here’s what it’s in it.
- 3 Key Benefits for Small Businesses Found in the Stimulus Package
3.27.20 – SSI – Industry accountant Mitch Reitman has read through the entire economic stimulus package and identified benefits to assist small businesses.
- What Small Business Owners Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Relief Bill
3.25.20 – SSI – Small employers and self-employed individuals are given new tax credits and federal payroll-tax relief to pay for the new mandatory benefits.
COVID-19 – Legal Information
- Do You Have a Coronavirus Safety Checklist?
3.26.20 – CEPro – Legal expert offers 4 important tips for creating a coronavirus safety checklist to use before dispatching technicians to projects.
- 4 Tips for Creating a Coronavirus Safety Checklist From a Legal Expert
3.26.20 – Jennifer Kirschenbaum offers four important tips for creating a coronavirus safety checklist to use before dispatching technicians to projects.
COVID Coping Information
- NFPA issues guidance to government officials on fire protection and life safety systems regardless of occupancy status
3.25.20 – SIW – Organization urging officials to ensure such systems are maintained in all commercial and multi-occupancy residential buildings throughout COVID-19 pandemi
- How Integrators Can Ensure End User Adoption During the COVID-19 Era
3.25.20 – CI – Carousel Industries chief technology officer Jason Viera outlines how integrators can play a more important role for their clients and end user adoption.
- How AV Integrators Adjust to New Business Realities Could Determine Their Role in Post-Coronavirus Economy
3.24.20 – CI – AV Integrators made a quick shift to business survival as COVID-19 landed on American soil. How they prepared for the unexpected determined their success
- Companies Adapt During Crippling Coronavirus Pandemic
3.24.20 – SDM – The spread of COVID-19 coronavirus throughout the world has taken a toll that would have been unimaginable months ago. From quarantines and shelter-in-place orders — to school closings, business and restaurant closings, and travel bans — no one has been left unaffected, including security dealers and integrators.
- 10 Strategies to Thrive During the Coronavirus Outbreak
3.24.20 – CEPro – Instead of being idle, integrators should outreach to clients with assuring messages, look for opportunities to help them, and brush up internal policies.
- Why Security Pros May Benefit From the Coronavirus Outbreak
3.27.20 – CI – Though COVID-19 is putting serious stress on citizens and myriad industries, history has shown that the security industry will likely remain bulletproof.
- Security industry goes virtual during crisis
3.25.20 – SSN – YARMOUTH, Maine—As more and more city-based governments across the U.S. order residents to “shelter in place” and “non-essential” businesses to close, it is refreshing to see security considered an “essential” business, and to see how the industry has transitioned, almost seamlessly, to the virtual world.
- Why Coronavirus Could Spur Human-Centric Lighting Sales
3.25.20 – CEPro – Due to coronavirus, an estimated 144M Americans are working from home, which leads to staying up later and sleeping in. Human-centric lighting can help.
- ADT halts all door-to-door sales
3.24.20 – SIW – Temporary rule for ADT salespeople and authorized dealers goes into effect immediately
- Security Industry Seeing Minimal Supply Chain Disruption From COVID-193.25.20 – SSI – With China’s manufacturing sector recovering from the impact of the coronavirus crisis, the availability of security products has remained mostly normal.
- Report: Demand for security products to drop in wake of COVID-19 outbreak
3.27.20 – SIW – Memoori weighs in on the potential financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the physical security industry
- CA: Burglary suspect arrested in Redwood City
27.20 – Daily Journal – Police officers responded to the building, located at 1109 Hilton St. at an unknown time after the building’s alarm was activated
- CA: EPD: Eureka Man arrested after allegedly breaking into …
23.20 – KRCTV – Eureka, Calif. — The Eureka Police Department said they arrested 32-year-old Christopher Blount for three counts of burglary, resisting arrest and for violating probation after trying to enter a woman’s home in Eureka Monday morning.
- FL: Burglary at Dollar General
25.20 – mycbs4.com – Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at the Dollar General. When employees came to work …
- MA: Early morning break-in at Cumberland Farms
23.20 – mySouthborough.com – Southborough Police Department posted news of a break-in at the Cumberland Farms on Route 9 West near Westborough. They are asking …
- MD: Man arrested after breaking into, stealing items from …
3.26.20 -WMAR- Catonsville, Md. – A man was arrested after he broke into and stole items from a Catonsville Walmart. Baltimore County Police Officers arrested the suspect after responding to a call for an alarm.
- MD: Police investigating attempted burglary at Carney Elementary …
28.20 – NottinghamMD.com – … officers responded to Carney Elementary School for a report of a burglary in progress.
- MN: Police check back door alarm for traveler …
23.20 – Daily Journal – A female caller about to get on a plane to Los Angeles called the Fergus Falls Police Department Thursday to report a back door alarm at her Fergus Falls residence. An officer checked all doors at the residence and found them secure.
- MO: Officer responding to alarm nabs burglary suspect …
24.20 – Joplin Globe – A Joplin police officer responding to a business alarm early Friday morning stopped and arrested one of three suspects he spotted fleeing from …
- NH: Peterborough jewelry store burglarized Saturday morning
23.20 – Ledger Transcript – Two men broke into the Hobbs Jewelers store and stole a number of watches early Saturday morning in downtown Peterborough, Police Chief …
- NM: Downtown building sustains 50K in damage
28.20 – Roswell Daily News – The east side of a building sustained damage valued at $50,000. Police were dispatched March 21 at 6:07 a.m. in reference to a commercial alarm and attempted burglary. A building sustained damage valued at $7,000.
- OH: Report: Man steals Honey Bun, pulls knife at Dayton Dollar …
28.20 – Dayton Daily News – Police were called Friday evening to a report of an armed robbery at a Dollar General store.
- OH: VIDEO: Suspects break into smoke shop in Mt. Washington
28.19 – Fox 19 – Dazed Smoke Shop is currently closed due to Gov. Mike DeWine’s orders surrounding COVID-19. That didn’t stop it from being the target of a break-in. Surveillance video shows four people make several attempts to shatter the shop’s front door window on Friday at 2:30 a.m.
- OK: Police seeking information about pharmacy burglar …
29.20 – Enid News – Enid Police Department is asking the public for its help in its investigation of a burglary to a local pharmacy.
- ON: Thief scared away by alarm
27.20 – www.nugget.ca – North Bay police are searching for a person following a break-in at a Main Street W. business early Friday morning. Police were notified of an …
- VA: Pharmacy burglary in Falls Church follows string of 10 recent …
25.20 – Inside NoVa – Fairfax police are investigating a burglary reported early Monday at the Millennium Care Pharmacy in Falls Church. The incident follows 10 reported break-ins at pharmacies and medical offices between Fairfax and Prince William counties this month.1 day ago
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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 – Kerri McDonald
- 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 – Alicia Vela