301.519.9237 exdirector@nesaus.org


April 4, 2016

Door to Door Sales

  • Man posing as alarm rep in southeast Atlanta
    3.31.16 – FOX 5 Atlanta- Atlanta – A really frightening moment for a southeast Atlanta woman and other neighbors after she said a man posing as an alarm representative approached …More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • LA: Putting more resources into NOPD is vital to New Orleans’ future
    4.3.16 – NOLA.com – … implementing our false alarm ordinance. And this year, for the first time, NOPD will begin to hire part-time officers to better respond to citizen calls for services. More Info
  • ON: False alarms continue to drop
    3.31.16 – Brantford Expositor- Brantford police credit the false alarm bylaw enacted last summer for a continued decline in alarm calls received by the service. In January, police received 161 … More Info
  • TX: MCSO to enforce home alarm permit rules
    3.29.16 – Your Houston News – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will begin proactively enforcing the county’s alarm system code, which says by law those with alarm systems in their … More Info

Industry News

  • Tips for finding the right home security system
    3.28.16 – Journal Advocate – The nearly 600,000 inquiries from consumers researching alarm system companies last year is testament that consumers are not willing to take chances when. More Info
  • Apollo, ADT Deal Moves Forward After ‘Go-Shop’ Period Expires
    3.28.16 – Wall Street Journal – Apollo has said it would fold ADT into its Protection 1 subsidiary, an ADT competitor Apollo bought last year in a move into the alarm monitoring services industry… More Info
  • Here’s why your home alarm system may not reach police
    4.1.16 – 11alive.com- A break-in inside a Cobb County apartment prompted the couple that lives there to install an alarm system. It turns out it was just a false sense of security. More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
By Fogarty | AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – ELECTRICIANS – TRADES LICENSING – PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS (Each individual violating law governing electricians, plumbers, and other trades constitutes a separate offense for firms/corporations.)
Status: 03/23/2016 : Introduced, referred to Senate Labor.


State & National News

  • How will AT&T 2G shut down impact IoT customers
    3.28.16 – RCR Wireless News – IoT customers will be able to significantly improve their applications and solutions (e.g. video cameras for real-time streaming/records for alarm solutions, driver … More Info
  • U.S. economy gains 215,000 jobs in March, unemployment rises to 5 percent
    4.1.16 – The Washington Post – U.S. employers notched another solid month of hiring in March by adding 215,000 jobs, driven by large gains in the construction, retail and health care industries. More Info
  • Geoff Manaugh’s ‘A Burglar’s Guide to the City’ is a unique take on …
    4.1.16 – Los Angeles Times- It won’t help you outsmart wily cat burglars with ingenious homealarm systems, either. Instead, it explores something a lot weirder and more interesting: … More Info
  • Carolina may eliminate licensing for a dozen professions
    4.2.16 – WSOC Charlotte- … locksmiths and locksmith apprentices; podiatrists; alarm system businesses; employee assistance professionals; clinical profusionists; and public librarians. More Info

Business Tips

  • Should Your UCC Strategy Be to Go Soft?
    3.28.16 – CI – Unified communication and collaboration clients and manufacturers are increasingly focused on software-based solutions. More Info
  • Pros & Cons of Becoming or Rehiring ‘Boomerang’ Employees
    3.30.16 – CEPro – As labor gets tighter in the custom electronics industry, the likelihood of hiring a former employee increases for integrators. Meanwhile, many ex-employees want to come back. What should you be on the lookout for? More Info

Fire News

  • CA: Faulty wiring suspected in Rainbow Glen apartment fire
    3.29.16 – Santa Clarita Valley Signal – Firefighters responded to a fire alarm and reports of smoke coming from an “apartment house”, shortly … More Info
  • CA: Pulling a fire alarm in a local hotel gets man arrested
    3.29.16 – BayToday – Police say that at 1 a.m. on Friday March 25th, at the Voyageur Hotel, a man kicked a hotel room door, and then pulled the fire alarm. More Info
  • MN: Fire calls from the April 2, 2016 edition
    4.1.16 – SW News Media – A fire alarm at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club … Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at WestWood Elementary School, … More Info
  • PA: Man sought for false fire alarm outside former girlfriend’s door
    3.30.16 – Lebanon Daily Record – A man who pulled a fire alarm outside his ex girlfriend’s apartment door has yet to be apprehended. At about 5:55 a.m. Sunday a Lebanon Police officer was … More Info
  • VA: Bassett fire causes $2.5 to $3 million in damages
    3.30.16 – WSLS – The Bassett Fire Department was called around 7:30 p.m. after a maintenance employee said an alarm was going off. More Info
  • VA: Smoke alarm alerts family to early morning house fire in Henrico
    3.31.16 – WRIC – Henrico County, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico fire officials say a family and their overnight guests were able to escape their home after a house fire broke out early .. More Info

Crime News

  • AL: JPD investigating burglary, fire at Five Points Pharmacy
    4.1.16 – Daily Mountain Eagle- Jasper police officers responded to a security alarm at Five Points Pharmacy shortly before 5 a.m. Friday morning and discovered signs of a fire inside. More Info
  • CA: Burglary Alarm Gives Away Man Who Broke Into Eureka Church …
    4.1.16 – Lost Coast Outpost- On Thursday, March 31, 2016, shortly after 11 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the Seventh Day Adventist Church… More Info
  • CA: Clearlake man shot dead by police officer ID’d
    4.1.16 – Santa Rosa Press Democrat- Melvin was shot by an officer investigating a burglary alarm set off at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at a residence… More Info
  • CA: Rash of residential burglaries put Davis residents on edge
    3.31.16 – ABC10.com- At one home the residents were on vacation and left their alarm off for the cat-sitter. “It was a pain turning the thing on and off and they … More Info
  • CT: Man Who Wanted Cigarettes Tries to Rob Store When Credit Card …
    3.28.16 – NBC Connecticut – Police responded to the Mobil gas station at 6:48 p.m. on Sunday when the panic alarm went off and the clerk said George Yonclas, 31, … More Info
  • CT: Police searching for suspect after West Bridgewater bank robbery
    3.31.16 – Enterprise News- West Bridgewater Police received a teller holdup alarm from Mansfield Bank at 2:54 p.m. after the man demanded money from a teller. More Info
  • CT: Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Charges Connecticut Teen …
    4.2.16 – Daily Voice- Deputy sheriffs responded Feb. 29 to a report of a burglar alarm at a liquor store on Fairfield Drive in the Putnam Lake section of the Town of Patterson, police … More Info
  • FL: 2 convicted in 2013 murder, robbery
    4.1.16 – WJXT Jacksonville- In April 2013, officers responded to a Miss Muffet Lane residence in Jacksonville after the home’s alarm was set off. Upon arrival, they found the victim, … More Info
  • FL: Jackson County police logs for March 26
    3.28.16 – Jackson County Floridan – … one burglar alarm, one panic alarm, one larceny complaint, one accident, one follow-up investigation, one noise disturbance, nine non-residential property .. More Info
  • ID: Deputies catch Post Falls burglar in the act
    3.31.16 – KREM.com- Deputies said around 5:35 p.m. Wednesday they got a call of an alarm going off at a home. Once on scene, deputies … More Info
  • IL: Police: Large squirrel sets off alarm at Franklin Park business
    4.1.16 – Chicago Tribune- The following items were taken from the Franklin Park and Northlake police departments’ reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of … More Info
  • IL: Suspect robs Waukegan bank for second time in one month
    4.1.16 – Chicago Sun-Times- … Friday afternoon in north suburban Waukegan. Officers responded to a bank alarm at 12:50 p.m., according to Waukegan police. More Info
  • KY: Multiple burglary charges for Louisville pair in Madison Co.
    4.1.16 – WTVQ- According to the Sheriff, deputies responded to an alarm activation at a BP in Waco just before 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 27. When they arrived, deputies say … More Info
  • MA: Arlington Police Log: March 22 – March 29
    4.2.16 – Wicked Local- 12:50 a.m., police were dispatched at the request of the Arlington Fire Department to assist an elderly resident whose burglar alarm was … More Info
  • MA: Homeless man breaks into John Adams birthplace, police say
    4.1.16 – WCVB Boston- Police were called at 10:21 p.m. to the Adams National Historic Park at when an alarm was triggered. Police said a small, double-hung … More Info
  • MA: Pittsfield Police log for Wednesday, March 30
    3.31.16 – Berkshire Eagle – 4:14 p.m.: A report of a burglar alarm at Berkshire Bank. The alarm is false. More Info
  • MI: Alarm system alerts police to break-in in Dearborn Heights
    3.31.16 – Dearborn Press and Guide- Police were alerted to a break-in March 16 after the rear door to a house was pried open, causing an alarm system to activate. More Info
  • MI: Thief uses sledgehammer to bust out Riverview pharmacy window …
    3.30.16 -Southgate News Herald – The incident occurred shortly after 6 a.m. March 12 at Galleria Pharmacy when police responded to a burglar alarm. Officers arrived to find … More Info
  • MN: Minnesota man gets 33 months in prison for recycling center break-in
    4.1.16 – Grand Forks Herald- Olson was allegedly high on methamphetamine when Swift County authorities, alerted by a door entrance alarm, found him inside the recycling center around 7 … More Info
  • MO: Burglaries at Pharmacies in Springfield
    4.3.16 – KTTS- Employees think the first attempt failed after an alarm sounded when the culprits smashed a window. Soon after, Sunshine Health Mart cameras at Sunshine … More Info
  • NC: Charlotte man blames break-in on Russian truck drivers, is charged
    3.29.16 – Salisbury Post – Deputies responded in reference to an alarm call at Quarter Mile Muscle, a classic car restoration business, and found a broken front … More Info
  • NC: Kinston police searching for third breaking and entering suspect
    4.1.16 – WNCT- The Kinston Department of Public Safety tells us on Thursday, March 31, 2016, just after 3 a.m. officers responded to an alarm at People’s Pawn… More Info
  • NY: Delavan man charged with attempted burglary of Springville pharmacy
    4.1.16 – Buffalo News – Responding to a broken glass alarm, police found a broken window and damaged door, the sheriff’s office said. After reviewing surveillance video, Neu was … More Info
  • OH: Burglar forgets mask, returns a second time with face covered
    4.1.16 – ABC6OnYourSide.com- Prince says it happened when she left to run errands last Thursday, and didn’t turn her home alarm system on because she was expecting her maintenance man … More Info
  • OH: Kern County Sheriff’s activity for March 29
    3.30.16 -Taft Midway Driller – 9:23 am, deputies responded to an alarm activation … More Info
  • OH: Police Calls | $4000 in cash stolen in rural burglary
    4.1.16 – Mansfield News Journal- Living Word Church — Sheriff’s deputies investigated a report of a breaking and entering at the church, after an alarm went off … More Info
  • OH: Resident suspects thirsty roofers may be “up to something …
    3.31.16 – cleveland.com- Alarm drop, Basswood Lane: When a burglar alarm went off at mid-afternoon on March 27, police responded to the residence and found an unsecured door with …More Info
  • OR: Public Safety: March 30, 2016
    3.30.16 – Corvallis Gazette Times – False Alarm: Philomath Police responded at 9:12 p.m. to the Chevron gas station for an activated burglar alarm. Police confirmed that the building was secure … More Info
  • PA: Dauphin County man placed on probation in plot to break into ATMs …
    4.1.16 – PennLive.com- They were arrested shortly after the West Milton attempt because the alarm system was activated. Lewis was accused of helping plan those attempts and making … More Info
  • PA: What happened at 2015 gunshop robbery, shootout? DA explains
    3.30.16 -PennLive.com – Police responded to the gunshop’s alarm around daybreak and pursed a heavily armed Malave into a soybean field behind the shop. Malave was killed in the … More Info
  • SC: Florence Police arrest suspect in string of overnight burglaries
    4.1.16 – SCNow- Officers from there responded to a burglar alarm at the dental office and arrived to find the car from the surveilance video outside the office, Raines said. More Info
  • TN: Security cameras disconnected, West Memphis School Board …
    3.31.16 – FOX13 Memphis- We just had security cameras in this building. But right now, we’ll probably get an alarm system put in,” Cook said. According to the school district, West Memphis … More Info
  • TX: Attempted Robbery of 7-11 on Seymour Highway
    3.30.16 -NewsWest9.com – The clerk hit the panic alarm, triggering flashing lights and sirens inside the store. Police say the suspects took off without taking anything. Because both … More Info
  • TX: Dallas police seek burglar who fled when homeowner hit panic button
    3.31.16 – Dallas Morning News – The homeowner then set off the panic alarm in his house, and the suspect fled. The same man is suspected of committing a burglary of a home one street over … More Info
  • TX: Law Enforcement Blotter 3/29: Police Ask Public for Help Solving …
    3.29.16 – Brownwood News – A Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy drove by Pates Hardware store en route to assist the Early PD officer with the alarm call when he observed a white Dodge .. More Info
  • TX: One Burglary Alarm Leads to Clues in a Separate Burglary
    3.28.16 – Big Country Homepage – Responding to the burglary alarm at the Pharmacy, A Brown County Deputy drove by Pates Hardware and spotted a white Dodge Charger in the parking lot. More Info
  • TX: SAPD: Restaurant owner spots suspected burglar a block away from …
    3.31.16 – WOAI- The owner first called police around 8 a.m. Thursday when the restaurant’s burglar alarm went off. He called police three hours later when he saw Wordlaw … More Info
  • TX: Wichita Falls Police Release Video of Armed Robbery
    4.1.16 – Newstalk1290- The 7-11 employee managed to hit the panic alarm prompting the suspects to flee, but not before throwing a can of soda at the clerk. If you have any information … More Info
  • VA: Henrico Police release surveillance images of suspect in jewelry …
    3.31.16 – WRIC- Around 4:06 a.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a commercial alarm. Responding officers found a vehicle that had run … More Info
  • VA: Teen hospitalized after falling through roof of Portsmouth middle …
    3.31.16 – WUSA9.com- Minutes of receiving that call, a burglar alarm went off at the school. Medics took him to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Detective Misty Holley said … More Info
  • VT: Four men charged with Springfield burglaries
    3.31.16 – Rutland Herald- Police were alerted by a burglar alarm to an Aug. 25 break-in at Rite Aid in the Springfield Shopping Plaza, and once there, officers also noticed that the ATM … More Info
  • WA: Post Falls man caught in act
    3.31.16 – The Spokesman Review – At about 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by an alarm monitoring company and advised of a residential alarm activation … More Info

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 bradshipp@4yoursolution.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. Five state associations are part of NESA – Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (TBFAA), Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (MDBFAA), Kansas Electronic Security Association (KESA), Arkansas Security Alarm Association (ASAA) and Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (OKBFAA). For more info visit www.nesaus.org.

NESA Board of Directors