Public Safety Updates
- KY: LMPD responding to burglary alarms again after revising in …
4.15.20 – Wave 3 – LMPD responding to burglary alarms again after revising in-person service responses. Louisville Metro Police will once again respond to …
- OH: Hillsboro city council approves bond ordinances, alarm …
4.14.20 – Highland County Press – During a rare afternoon meeting, Hillsboro city council voted Monday to move forward with plans for bonds to pay off loans from 2005, updated the city’s code of ordinances on alarm systems
- Electronic Security Expo 2020 Canceled; Virtual Event Being Explored
4.13.20 – SSI – Registration fees for the 2020 event will be applied to ESX 2021, which will take place June 15-18, 2021, in Louisville, Ky.
State & National News
- New Guidance for Self-Employed
4.15.20 – NSBA – On Tuesday April 14, the SBA finally issued rules governing loan issuance and loan forgiveness for the nation’s millions of self-employed under the PPP loan program. (More)
- Thousands of OSHA complaints filed over coronavirus safety lapses, including lack of masks and working in close quarters
4.16.20 – Washington Post – The complaints have been filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on behalf of workers dee4.15.20 – med “essential” during the pandemic about being exposed to the coronavirus and related safety concerns where they are employed, according to records reviewed by The Washington Post. The complaints offer a snapshot of the fear experienced by the Americans compelled to work even as the majority have been urged to stay at home, and they come from an array of workplaces: hospitals, construction companies, grocery stores, pharmacies and shipping companies.
- More than 2,100 U.S. cities brace for budget shortfalls due to coronavirus, with many planning cuts and layoffs, new survey finds
4.14.20 – Washington Post – The findings come from an inquiry conducted by the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The survey results arrive as the White House and state officials continue to battle over how to contain the pandemic’s economic fallout.
- Small Business Relief Programs Depleted; Congress Works to Replenish
4.17.20 – CI – A $350 billion relief program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 has run dry, but Congress is working to replenish funding.
- 19 Answers to Your Top Questions About Federal Relief Programs
4.13.20 – SSI – Tax advisor Mitch Reitman addresses questions on federal relief programs asked by security dealers and integrators as they confront the coronavirus crisis.
- Straight Talk about Face Masks and Face Recognition
4.14.20 – Security- Facial recognition systems are an excellent way to improve security and enable touchless access control in buildings and facilities in this new world of social distancing. As experts increasingly recommend face masks to limit the spread of COVID-19, it’s natural to question how this might effect the performance of facial recognition algorithms.
- Survey Shows How the Security Industry is Mitigating Risk during COVID-19
4.14.20 – Security – How is the enterprise security industry working to keep facilities and employees safe? What new challenges do you face each day, particularly as employees work from home offices? In new research, Security Magazine and Clear Seas Research, a BNP Media company, examines the impact of the pandemic on the industry.
- Solving the Residential Security Conundrum of COVID-19
4.17.20 – SSI – The novel coronavirus is causing a sea change in consumer behavior, but security professionals who stay customer-centric in times like these will find ways to strengthen their position.
- This Is the Key to Securing Your Clients’ Trust
4.17.20 – SSI – As a general rule, people buy from people they like. If you are not a mind reader, what is it that people like? While I can’t give you all the answers, here are some tips.
- 5 Tips to Strengthen Today’s Critical Home Network
4.17.20 – CEPro – Amid the coronavirus outbreak’s work- and school-from-home orders, Wi-Fi measurement, placement and bandwidth efficiency need prioritizing by integrators.
- Why COVID-19 will lead to more acquisitions
4.16.20 – SIW -Companies lacking sufficient revenue to weather the coronavirus storm may need explore their M&A options
Fire & EMS News
- CA: WinCo Foods evacuated Friday after faulty HVAC unit blows …
4.19.20 – MSN – WinCo Foods in Visalia evacuated shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday when smoke in the bakery area set off a fire alarm. Visalia Fire Department crews responded to the call. Firefighters determined the light smoke in the bakery was due to a faulty heating and air conditioning unit. The unit was then shut down for repairs.
- OH: PFD responds to fire alarm
4.15.20 – Piqua Daily Call – Piqua Rescue Engine 3, sits in front of the Goodwill Store on East Ash Street on Wednesday afternoon. A fire alarm at the business saw Piqua …
- PA: Crews respond to fire alarm at Stokesay Castle, discover …
4.17.20 – Reading Eagle – Police and firefighters responded to an overnight fire alarm at Stokesay Castle in Lower Alsace Township and quickly discovered a break-in had occurred. Detective Sgt. … A police officer discovered a window was unsecured and upon entering the building smelled smoke.22 hours ago
- WI: Units responding for alarm in Paddock Lake
4.18.20 – West of the I – At about 1:25 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm. Per dispatch: …
- BC: Prince George man charged with two downtown break-and …
4.15.20 – Prince George Matters – Prince George man charged with two downtown break-and-enters in over one week. Allan Douglas Nigh also being investigated into third ..
- CA: 2 teens arrested in connection with break-in at San Ysidro High
4.16.20 – San Diego Union Tribune – An alarm alerted police to a break-in at San Ysidro High School early Wednesday. One teen boy was arrested on the campus and a second was …
- CA: Accused Of Burglarizing Elementary School In Rohnert Park …
4.17.20 – Rohnert Park (CBS SF) – Two Rohnert Park men were arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of burglarizing an elementary school. Department of Public …
- CA: Authorities searching for suspects after breaking into Visalia …
4.19.20 – Visalia, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Authorities are searching for a suspect or multiple suspects after breaking into a business on Saturday afternoon, according to …
- CA: Two Men Arrested For Breaking Into Monte Vista Elementary …
4.16.20 – KSRO – The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety says two men went back to elementary school, but to rob the place. The pair of 21-year-olds …
- DC: Thieves targeting businesses across DC region during COVID …
4.15.20 – Fox 5 … businesses in and around Washington, D.C. Some have been forced to close, …
- KS; Topeka police arrest man following school burglary …
4.17.20 – Topeka Capital Journal – Topeka police officers have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a burglary that occurred at a school. Dylan R. Area, was arrested in …
- MI: Police investigating break-ins at 2 Kentwood businesses …
4.13.20 – NewsBreak – Kentwood, Mich. – Police in Kentwood are investigating two break-ins at two separate businesses early morning. The first happened around 3:30 …
- MS: Neighbor’s description helps Tupelo Police arrest burglary ..
4.17.20 – (WTVA) – Tupelo Police credit a citizen for helping officers capture two burglary suspects. According to Police, officers responded Wednesday morning to a home alarm on Patterson Drive.
- NE: Officers catch two men in the act of trying to steal from farm …
4.15.20 – Lincoln, Neb. (KOLN) – – Officers catch two men in the act of trying to steal from farm supplies store.
- NJ: Three Men Burglarize Home in Cedar Grove
4.18.20 – Tap Into – Cedar Grove, NJ – An alarm triggered at an unoccupied home in Cedar Grove revealed a burglary on Thursday. Police responded to a residence on Eileen Drive at around 9:30 p.m. after a report of an alarm activation.
- VA: Police investigating a burglary at Chesapeake Pawn and Gun …
4.20.20 – Chesapeake, Va. (WAVY) — The Chesapeake Police Department responded to a commercial alarm early Saturday morning at Chesapeake …
- WI: Suspect crawls through ceiling to rob tobacco shop
4.14.20 – NBC15 – A burglar crawled through the ceiling to break into an east Madison tobacco shop to steal cigarettes and cash.
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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