Public Safety Updates
- GA: Brookhaven touts success of fining companies for false alarms …
3.3.21 – AJC – The bill would stop cities from enforcing fines on alarm companies for “a false alarm that occurs through no fault” of their own. … Brookhaven touts success of fining companies for false alarms. A bill could change that. Stephen …
State & National News
- Brinks Rebrands to Focus on Smart Home
3.3.21 – CEPro – Along with the updated company name of simply Brinks Home, the brand refresh will also include a new logo and brand strategy.
- ESX Cancels In-Person Event, Will Pivot to Virtual Experience
3.4.21 – SSI – ESX stated that it was canceling the 2021 in-person edition of its event “out of an abundance of concern for the well-being of our community.”
- Vector Flow Debuts Physical Security Automation Platform
3.3.21 – SSI – Vector Flow’s security platform derives intelligence from physical security data by creating domain specific AI and data-centric models.
- More COVID Relief That Can Help Your Business And Customers Is About To Pass
3.5.21 – CI – The $1.9 trillion COVID relief program is expected to pass this weekend, and it includes funding that can help your company and your clients.
- When should you replace your personal protective equipment?
3.3.21- ISHN – On dangerous or risky job sites, and within certain environments, personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times. It makes perfect sense, because the gear is designed specifically to mitigate severe or fatal accidents. Helmets, for example, protect the head from falling objects, overhead fixtures, and much more.
- Regional Wage & Salary Breakdowns for CI Industry Reveal Wide Disparity
3.2.21 – CEPro – Overall, dealers report they increased their employee wages by a miniscule 0.2% in 2020. Use this interactive map to find your region.
- Research Shows Smart Locks Have Major Potential to Be Gateway for Smart Home Devices
3.5.21 – SSI – Nearly half of smart door lock owners purchased a smart door lock as their first smart home device — a fairly sizable margin over other popular devices.
- Survey: 75% of Organizations Say COVID Increased Importance of Physical Security
3.3.21 – SSI – Brivo’s 2021 Smart Security Trends Report explores security impacts from COVID-19, as well as technology, Cloud and data utilization trends shaping the landscape.
- Security System Purchasing Trends: Examining ADT’s Recent Partnerships & the Retail Channel
3.3.21 – SSI – ADT’s recent moves suggest a continued focus on professional installation as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift, however, 45% of consumers report purchasing their security system through the retail
- Looking Beyond the Price Per Door: How Incorporating Wireless Solutions Impacts Your Business
3.1.21 – SSI – Charging recurring fees for access control services at lower price points provides a reliable revenue stream, and happier customers.
Fire & EMS News
- FL: Video captures cars being set on fire outside Cutler Bay home …
3.2.21 – WSVN – Surveillance video outside the home captured one person running after the Nissan sedan caught fire …
- MN: Brainerd Fire Department investigates carbon monoxide alarm …
3.2.21 – Brainerd Dispatch – Brainerd Fire Department investigates carbon monoxide alarm. Calls included ones to the Baxter hotel, a residence and an assisted living …
- CA: San Francisco businesses see uptick in burglars using …
3.3.21 – KRON – San Francisco, Calif. – There’s an uptick in burglars using blowtorches to break into San Francisco businesses. Several incidents were caught on camera this past week.
- CO – Fort Collins police searching for Wells Fargo bank robbery …
3.3.321 – Loveland Report Herald – Fort Collins police searching for Wells Fargo bank robbery suspect. Man said he was armed but displayed no weapon …
- IN: Authorities investigating ATM theft in Evansville
3.6.21 – 14 News – Evansville, Ind. Officers responded to the ATM alarm around 4:45 Saturday morning. EPD says officers found a destroyed ATM with all the money cassettes taken from it. We are told the pick-up truck was found near the scene with chains still on it.
- MT: Man charged after two Yellowstone County medical marijuana …
3.4.21 – KTVQ – Steffeck and the other suspect allegedly used a stolen Hanser’s Automotive service truck and rammed both dispensary buildings to gain …
- OH: Thieves break into OTR restaurant, steal bottles of liquor
3.3.21 – WLWT – The owner of Maize on Race Street discovered two people broke into her bar early Wednesday morning around 5 a.m. and stole two bottles of tequila. The owner says they plan to clean up and secure the front door in time so they can reopen Wednesday evening. “It feels like desperation from everybody, honestly.
- OR: Wig shop burglarized; $50K in merchandise stolen
3.2.21 – Portland, Oregon (KPTV) – A wig shop was burglarized in northeast Portland, and it’s not the first time the owner has dealt with a crime like this. Police responded to an alarm at The Wig Gallery at 2 a.m. Monday. Two glass doors were smashed and 26 wigs were stolen.
- SK: Moose Jaw Police Is Looking For The Robbers Who Escaped …
3.3.21 – West Island Blog – The robbers panicked and immediately went back to the car, escaping from the crime scene in Ford Escape. The local police department is …
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- 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