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May 16, 2016

About NESA

The National Electronic Security Alliance 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. Over the next weeks we will give you short articles about the alliance.

Support Your State Association

  • NESA differs from other national industry associations because it exists to support state associations.  This is not a coincidence – it’s planned.
  • With other association’s national interests and the need to support an extensive national infrastructure leads to higher dues and restrictions on the state association. With NESA the states decide what NESA does not the other way around.
  • State and local regulations have more impact on you than national laws. That’s why strong state associations are our industry’s priority.
  • Networking with your peers at the local and state level provides you with valuable advice that fits the challenges you face in your local area.
  • Training by the state association meets state licensing requirements that one size fits all national training may not meet.
  • So join as many industry associations as you wish but make sure you support your local state association.
  • Association Events

Door to Door Sales

  • Gallatin police warn of door-to-door alarm systems salesmen
    5.13.16 – WKRN.com – They are going door-to-door offering alarm systems, but police believe these salesmen may be trying to trick homeowners. Gallatin investigators say they’ve .. More Info

Industry News

  • Making Alterations to Fire Door Assemblies
    5.2.16 – Locksmith Ledger – Although NFPA 80 contains protocols to follow when making alterations in the field, the only way to get… More Info
  • Serving Special Needs Populations: ADA-Compliant Products and Services
    5.2.16 – Locksmith Ledger – Key factors that determine ADA code compliance and allow safe use of an opening by handicapped persons: latching… More Info
  • Electronic Privacy Glass Finding a Niche
    5.9.16 – CE Pro – Electronic switchable electronic glass that changes from clear to frosted with the touch of a button is finding a broader niche in luxury environments. For integrators, bathrooms and wet environments are the most common applications. More Info
  • ADT Appoints Donald Young CIO After Merger
    5.9.16 – Wall Street Journal – Most recently he was Protection 1 Alarm Monitoring Inc.’s chief operation officer, chief information officer and senior vice president since June 2010. He joined … More Info
  • What differentiates a PERS central?
    5.11.16 – Security Systems News – I’ve spoken with plenty of monitoring professionals about the difference between monitoring a PERS signal and a more traditional burg or fire alarm. Recently … More Info
  • The robots are coming
    5.11.16 – SSN- Westminster, CO – The robots are coming, and they represent one of “the biggest game changers” in decades for security integrators, according to PSA Security CEO Bill Bozeman. Bozeman … More Info
  • What AV Integrators Need to Know Before Offering Security
    5.5.16 – CI – The integration capabilities and recurring revenue model make adding security to your portfolio attractive. But there are many considerations to weigh if it’s the right fit. More Info
  • New area code to come in 2017
    5.12.16 – San Antonio Express-News – This time around, because of increasing use of cell phones, fax machines, modems, alarm systems and other communications devices, San Antonio will receive … More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
Amends secs. 2001, 2004 & 2012 of 1980 PA 299 (MCL 339.2001 et seq.) & repeals sec. 2005 of 1980 PA 299 (MCL 339.2005). | Occupations; architects, professional engineers, and surveyors; requirements for licensure; revise, and exempt fire alarm contractors submitting shop drawing to permitting authorities.


State & National News

  • Is fingerprinting Uber and Lyft drivers actually safer?
    5.9.16 – Governing – Ride-hailing companies argue it’s not, which is why they refuse to do it and are backing out of cities that try to make them. But security experts and public officials think otherwise. More Info
  • Safe Rooms: Making A Safer World, One Room At A Time
    5.2.16 – Locksmith Ledger – These specialized rooms in homes, offices and schools are designed to protect against both weather and crime. More Info
  • Top 5 Trends for the Smart Home APAC Through 2020
    5.9.16 – SIA – Technavio’s latest smart home market in APAC report highlights five key emerging trends predicted to impact the market growth through 2020. More Info
  • Obama Administration Eying Non-Compete Agreements
    5.9.16 – OHS – A report released May 5 by the White House says research suggests 30 million American workers are currently covered by non-compete agreements, and enforcement of them apparently is rising. More Info
  • Samsung Smart Home Security Red Flags Raised In IoT Security …
    5.9.16 – Tech Times – … as cooking appliances, thermostats, electronic locks and security alarm systems. … vacation mode of the home security system and inducing a fake fire alarm. More Info
  • Oklahoma wants to close online sales tax loophole
    5.14.16 – Enid News – Businesses without a physical presence in Oklahoma and that fail to collect the state’s sales tax online would be required to send statements to Oklahoma shoppers every February that outline what they’ve spent over the past year. More Info

Business Tips

  • Stay in the loop as CEO without micromanaging
    4.29.16 – Fast Company – Being a manager can feel like walking a tightrope. You want to be hands-on and accessible. You want to be a valuable resource for them. Above all, you need to make sure your company is making forward progress. More Info
  • Guardian Alarm successfully targets millennials
    5.9.16 – Security Systems News – Southfield, Mich. – Guardian Alarm, a super-regional security company based here, has revamped its website, hired a marketing company, and bolstered its … More Info
  • What Integrators Can Learn from Donald Trump … Really!
    5.12.16 – CEPro – Leadership expert says clarity of message like Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign slogan will win out over integrity every time in motivating employees. Here are four ways to make your custom integration company’s vision ‘stick’ with employees. More Info

Fire News

  • CT: Fire log
    5.9.16 – Shelton Herald – #4 responded to #54 Grove Street for an automatic fire alarm sounding. There was no fire. A faulty smoke detector caused the alarm. One engine responded. More Info
  • IN: Wolcottville man arrested on child molestation charge
    5.12.16 – Goshen News – Goshen police and firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Goshen College at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, when someone activated the … More Info
  • PA: Alarm System Quickly Alerts Firefighters To Apartment Blaze
    5.10.16 – LevittownNow.com – Dippolito praised the Castle Club Apartments management for taking his suggestion a few years ago to upgrade their fire alarm system to one that is monitored. More Info
  • UT: Sprinkler system contains structure fire at Clearfield business …
    5.15.16 – fox13now.com – At 8:11 a.m., North Davis Fire District responded to a fire alarm at trailer manufacturer, Utility Trailer, in Clearfield. When crews … More Info
  • VA: Two injured in fire at Arkay Packaging in Botetourt County; plant to …
    5.11.16 – WDBJ7 – At 17:34 Botetourt County Fire & EMS responded for a reported fire alarm, Arkay Packaging. Initial arriving units found the building to be. More Info

Crime News

  • AB: Alarm, cops foil overnight vacuum theft plot
    5.13.16 – Brandon Sun – Alarm, cops foil overnight vacuum theft plot. More Info
  • AL: Two suspects wanted for VFW burglary
    5.10.16 – Selma Times-Journal – The Selma Police Department responded to a silent alarm just after 2 a.m. at the VFW building … More Info
  • CA: Armed robber remains on the loose after bank robbery
    5.9.16 – KRCRTV.COM – Officials said the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of a holdup alarm at the Umpqua Bank. Officials said … More Info
  • CA: Castro Location Of Jeffrey’s Natural Pet Foods Burglarized For 2nd …
    5.10.16 – Hoodline – And then extra lighting and security cameras and an alarm system will be our follow-up measure,” said Thiel, who also mentioned that the store’s other two … More Info
  • CA: Man arrested for allegedly attempting to steal computer from business
    5.9.16 – KRON4.com – At about 2:20 a.m., officers responded to a burglar alarm that activated at Giorgio’s Restaurant, police said. Responding officers went to the … More Info
  • CA: Man arrested in burglary of Salinas coffee shop
    5.9.16 – Monterey County Herald – Officers responded to a burglar alarm at Giorgio’s restaurant in Salinas at 2:20 a.m. and found the gate to the shop open and a BMX bike propped … More Info
  • CA: Officers searching for bank robbery suspects in Durham
    5.9.16 – KRCRTV.COM – Sheriff Kory Honea with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said his office received an alarm call from the Tri Counties Bank in Durham at 5 p.m. He explained that … More Info
  • CA: Woman Caught Burglarizing RadioShack That Was Left Unlocked
    5.11.16 – CBS Local – West Sacramento police say the silent alarm was triggered early Wednesday … the store, they believe an employee set the alarm but forgot to lock the front door. More Info
  • FL: Northeast Miami-Dade serial burglars caught on surveillance
    5.9.16 – 7Online WSVN-TV – Surveillance caught the men running from the scene after the house alarm went off. One of the burglars noticed there was a camera and tried to cover his face… More Info
  • GA: Police investigating series of smash and grab robberies
    5.11.16 – Atlanta Intown – As officers processed the Poncey-Highland crime scene, officers received an alarm notice just before 6 a.m. at Peachtree Battle shopping center where two … More Info
  • GA: Police respond to trespass in Sanford Stadium twice in same week
    5.13.16 – Red and Black – According to a University of Georgia police report, on May 1, around 4:15 a.m., three officers responded to alarms set off in Sanford Stadium. When the officers … More Info
  • IL: Accused burglar found hiding in River North Office Depot
    5.9.16 – WLS-TV – Police responded to a burglary alarm around midnight. Officers found a large rock on the ground near the entrance. More Info
  • IL: Bank robbery suspect shot dead by Chicago cop in Archer Heights
    5.9.16 – Fox 32 Chicago – “Eighth District officers responded to a holdup alarm,” Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said at a news conference near the scene of the shooting. More Info
  • IL: Burglary Arrest Near Bradley University
    5.9.16 – CIproud.com – Students living at an apartment building near Bradley University called police after hearing an alarm go off Monday morning. More Info
  • IL: Police Fatally Shoot Man During Archer Heights Bank Robbery
    5.9.16 – DNAinfo – The man robbed the bank at gunpoint, triggering an alarm, Supt. Eddie Johnson told reporters at the scene. As the man left the bank, Johnson said, officers … More Info
  • IN: Police ask for help in search for suspects in gun store break-in
    5.9.16 – WISH-TV – According to the Fortville Police Department, officers responded to an alarm at M & J Firearms just after 2 a.m. on Sunday, May 8. After arriving on the scene, … More Info
  • KY: Two arrested in London flea market burglary
    5.9.16 – WTVQ – London, Ky. – Officers in London made two burglary arrests early Monday morning after an alarm sounded at the Flea Land Flea Market on … More Info
  • LA: Did a mobile app help a trio of burglars?
    5.9.16 – WGNO – Police say the trio disabled the alarm system, but a signal was still sent to the monitoring company. You might think that the clock would start ticking for the … More Info
  • LA: Video: Men break into grocery; steal register drawer, try to get ATM
    5.9.16 – WWLTV.com – New Orleans – The NOPD is looking for three suspects who broke in to a grocery store, disabled the alarm, stole the register drawer and tried very hard to cut … More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire Business alarms sound but no problems found
    5.10.16 – Gloucester Daily Times – A pair of burglar alarms sounding in different parts of the city sparked responses from Gloucester police early Tuesday morning, but neither incident turned up … More Info
  • MA: Police: Knife-wielding man robbed New Bedford store of cash …
    5.12.16 – SouthCoastToday.com – New Bedford police were called to the store at 9:41 p.m., after receiving a panic alarm. The suspect was last seen heading west on … More Info
  • MA: Ware woman arrested after store owner thwarts armed robbery with …
    5.10.16 – MassLive.com – … Ware Package Store Sunday around 10 p.m.. The store owner used a hold-up alarm to notify police and then struggled with Becker until she fled the scene. More Info
  • MD: Supermarket gas station burglarized
    5.13.16 – The Star Democrat – Chester – The gas station at the Safeway supermarket was broken into overnight Friday, April 22, according to the Queen … More Info
  • MI: Attempted break-in reported at Dearborn Heights gas station
    5.12.16 – Dearborn Press and Guide – Police responded to a burglary alarm at 3:30 a.m. at the location, and found damage to one of the windows on the east side of the building. Surveillance footage … More Info
  • MI: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies investigate theft of …
    5.9.16 – MLive.com – At 5:17 p.m. Deputy Sawyer was dispatched to a residential alarm. At 5:23 p.m. Deputy J. Watson was dispatched to … More Info
  • MN: Duluth Burglary Suspect Arrested
    5.11.16 – FOX 21 Online – The store owner responded to an alarm at the store and found a broken window on the west side of the building. Officers reviewed surveillance video and .. More Info
  • MS: Arrest made in burglary of local business
    5.11.16 – Meridian Star – Meridian Police Department Detective Dareall Thompson says around 1 a.m. officers responded to an alarm call to a business … More Info
  • MS: Burglary Suspect Arrested Inside Meridian Business
    5.10.16 – WTOK – Dareall Thompson says police got the call for an alarm going off Monday afternoon at a business. He says when officers … More Info
  • NC: BREAKING: Armed robber targets Bojangles
    5.13.16 – Home – WSFX – According to dispatch, an alarm went off at Bojangles at 4:05 a.m. A person with a gun robbed the restaurant. Several employees … More Info
  • NC: Caught on video: 4 armed men rob bingo hall in Durham County
    5.11.16 – WNCN – The incident was reported at about 11:30 p.m. when a worker activated a ‘duress alarm’ at Daye 2 Daye Beach Bingo… More Info
  • NE: Burglar strikes local pharmacy
    5.12.16 – Beatrice Daily Sun – Given the store’s proximity the Beatrice Police Department, officers were able to respond on scene within 15 seconds of being called by the alarm company. More Info
  • NJ: Charges dropped against teen accused of robbing $1.2K bong from …
    5.14.16 – NJ.com – Then, as the robber removed an “Illadelph” bong and an “Illadelph” lighter from the case, the cashier activated the store’s silent alarm and ran out the back door… More Info
  • OH: Deputies investigate Cashland break-in in Harrison Twp.
    5.10.16 – WHIO – Units responded to the business around 2:15 a.m. on a reported alarm coming from the store. Deputies reported finding a broken … More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    5.13.16 – Circleville Herald – Back door alarm. Front living room door was open. Building checks okay. Door hanger left. … More Info
  • OH: Woman survives violent robbery in East Side home
    5.9.16 – WKEF ABC 22 – She said a smoke alarm in the home scared the crooks off. They left with cash and several pieces of jewelry. The crooks were not wearing masks. They are … More Info
  • OK: Pickup & Trailer Stolen in Armed Robbery Recovered Monday
    5.10.16 – KUSH Radio – The owner, William Troy, told police he was asleep at 3:41 a.m. Saturday when he heard a crashing noise and the motion alarm going off in his shop attached to … More Info
  • OK: Police make arrest in Stillwater home invasion
    5.12.16 – NewsOK.com – Kyle Gibbs said in a news release. A resident told officers he awoke after hearing a crashing noise and the motion alarm going off in his shop, which is attached … More Info
  • OR: Attempted theft at a Rogue River Elementary school
    5.9.16 – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 – According to the Rogue River Police Department, an alarm at the Rogue River Elementary West computer lab was triggered at around 5:30 Sunday morning. More Info
  • OR: Salem man sentenced to 30 days in jail for burglary, chase
    5.9.16 – Statesman Journal – The residents were not home, but Fennimore set off a burglary alarm, and Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. Prior to their arrival, … More Info
  • SD: Robber flees without the cash
    5.11.16 – Kotatv – The robber put the bag on the counter and demanded money. This is when the clerk hit the store’s panic alarm, causing the robber to grab his bag and run away. More Info
  • TN: Andrew Kim charged with theft from Outdoors Inc.
    5.9.16 – Jackson Sun – The manager told police the security company called him about 6:30 p.m. about an alarm going off at the store. When the manager arrived, he found glass had … More Info
  • TN: Murfreesboro church vandalized before alarm scares burglar away
    5.10.16 – WKRN.com – The vandals struck just before daybreak Tuesday but were scared away by the alarm system at the church. Another nearby business has also been the target of … More Info
  • TN: Teen accused of holding up convenience store in Giles County
    5.12.16 – whnt.com – Investigators with the Giles County Sheriff’s Department reported to the Quick Stop Wednesday night after a hold-up alarm went off. More Info
  • TX: Georgetown gun store burglary caught on camera
    5.9.16 – KEYE TV – With no glass on the front door, the store’s alarm won’t set. “I could board it up but all they’d have to do with no alarm is rip the boards down, and they could come … More Info
  • TX: Lubbock police arrest burglary suspect at Goodwill
    5.15.16 – KSWO – The audible alarm was going off, and they found the suspect inside with several stolen items in his possession. Miller was placed under arrest and is currently at … More Info
  • VA: Three men rob a CVS pharmacy in Hanover and Walgreens in Henrico
    5.12.16 – WRIC – Once the pharmacy door alarm was activated, the suspects fled the store. Before exiting the store, one of the suspects brandished a firearm. The suspects were … More Info

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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. 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.

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