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  • 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: …

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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 – 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