- How Central Stations Are Contending With COVID
5.15.20 – SSI – Monitoring center executives detail how their organizations have maintained business continuity during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Technological advances in electronic security systems …
5.15.20 – msbusiness.com – Technological advances in electronic security systems growing exponentially.
- Why Security Will Rise From Coronavirus Ashes
5.13.20 – SSI – It’s important to remember amid the virus-inflicted economic downturn, security is about as recession-proof an industry as anyone might speculate about.
- Honeywell Unveils AI-Driven Thermal Camera to Detect Elevated Body Temperature
5.14.20 – SSI- Honeywell says its ThermoRebellion system can conduct non-invasive, preliminary screenings of personnel entering a facility, as well as validate if they are wearing proper PPE.
- Kastle Launches Integrated COVID-19 Program for Office Buildings, Suites
5.11.20 – SSI – The comprehensive system, named KastleSafeSpaces, will enable office buildings to play a significant role in coronavirus screening and contact tracing.
State & National News
- Can false alarms become a thing of the past?l
5.11.20 -IFSEC Global – Uri Guterman, from Hanwha Techwin Europe, alerts us to the potential for Deep Learning video analytics to significantly reduce false alarms.
- Alpine Motel fire survivors sue owner, alarm companies …
5.12.20 – Review Journal – Dozens of surviving residents of the Alpine Motel Apartments, where six people died in the deadliest residential fire in Las Vegas history, filed a lawsuit Monday against the property owner and companies that installed smoke and fire alarm systems.
- CEDIA Study: Coronavirus Impact Hits Industry Hard
5.14.20 – CEPro – CEDIA COVID-19 Study reveals business fell for 85% of integrators with most projects delayed 1 to 3 months. Paying bills and staff safety are top concerns.
- BBB on Homes: Be on the lookout when selecting a good home security company
5.16.20- Houston Chronicle – Millions of homeowners seek to secure their homes, families, and belongings with a home security system, also known as a burglar alarm. Recent spikes in crime reported throughout the greater Houston area have also led many homeowners to consider extra security.
- How to ‘Lead From Home’ During the Coronavirus Outbreak
5.12.20 – CEPro – The coronavirus has changed the way many businesses are operating, so business owners should learn to ask questions, read body language, and opt for video chats whenever possible.
- How Employers Can Protect Against Liabilities Caused by COVID-19
5.14.20 – SSI- OSHA has released COVID-19 recommendations to protect employees in the workplace, but employers should be considering their legal exposure with an attorney.
- Why Agility is So Important to Business Viability in Post-Pandemic World
5.14.20 – CI – Business consultant Tom Stimson embraces modified Monopoly mentality to helping your AV company achieve its goals, but it’s rooted in strategy.
- 7 Rules to Reinvent Luxury Business Models Post Coronavirus
5.13.20 – CEPro – The Luxury Institute advises companies focused on affluent clients to focus on employees, being more agile, and more personal, plus lower their fixed costs.
- Challenges of Contactless Access Control
5.15.20 – SIW – Innovatrics solution overcomes traditional obstacles to provide a truly seamless experience
- 3 answers to the cybersecurity skills gap
5.15.20 – SIW – Experts warn that hiring more people is not one of them
- What Security Integrators Need to Know About OSDP
5.12.20 – SSI – The Open Supervised Device Protocol importantly offers the option of secured communications between reader and controller.
Fire & EMS News
- CA: Smoke alarm saves residents, old home
5.13.20 – The Sun-Gazette – Visalia – Aging electrical wiring ignited a fire that nearly burned down a 100-year-old home last week. Luckily, it was saved by a more recently installed electronic device, a smoke detector.
- MN: BHS alarm goes off, sends out firefighters
5.16.20 – Brainerd Dispatch – Firefighters responded to a fire alarm during the early morning Friday, May 15, at Brainerd High School. The Brainerd Fire Department was called to the fire alarm at 4:44 a.m. at BHS. The alarm was determined to be unfounded.
- AL: Millbrook man arrested for breaking into city’s library
5.16.20 – Montgomery Advertiser – Millbrook – Police arrested a local man Friday and charged him with breaking into the Millbrook library. …
- CO: Burglaries spike in Denver: Attempted break-in caught on camera while homeowner is inside. …
5.13.20 – ABC 7 Denver – Crime is up 14% this April compared to last year and burglaries specifically went up 54% across the city, according to the Denver Police Department.
- CT: Duo Burglarize Restaurant, Attempt To Break Into Liquor Store …
5.14.20 -Daily Voice – Two men were nabbed for allegedly burglarizing a Chinese restaurant and attempting to break into a liquor store. The incident took place in Rockland County and 5 a.m., Monday, May 11, when Ramapo Police responded to a report of a commercial burglary alarm, said the Ramapo Police.
- DE: Man arrested in connection to numerous business burglaries …
5.15.20 – WMDT – Dover Police say a man was arrested early Friday morning in connection to several recent burglaries in the Dover area. Shortly before 1 a.m., ..
- FL: Longboat Key Cops Corner: A truck but no driver …
5.11.20 – Your Observer – May 4. Traffic: An officer who spotted a car drive past the flashing lights of a crosswalk turned around and stopped the vehicle. The driver, once informed of the violation, was issued a written warning.
- MA: Middleton police arrest man suspected of breaking and entering
5.14.20 – Wicked Local – A 27-year-old man was arrested and charged with breaking-and-entering Tuesday, May 12, following an incident at a business in Middleton.
- MD: Clerk Still Shot After Opening Register
5.14.20 – Baltimore (WBFF)– Homeowners who live near a Royal Farms in Hampden tell Crime & Justice Reporter Joy Lepola they’re afraid to go out …
- MD: Cops: Teens caught burglarizing at B-CC amid uptick in …
5.14.20 – Bethesda Magazine – Montgomery County police charged three men with breaking into Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the latest in a rash of school burglaries across the county. Gaithersburg-based Novavax is confident it has identified an optimal vaccine candidate for COVID-19.
- MI: 15-year-old boy arrested after leading Dearborn police on 100 …
5.16.20 – Press & Guide – A chase that exceeded 100 miles per hour and went into Detroit. Police stopped the pursuit for safety reasons, and went to the registered owner’s address. The owner told police that her 15-year-old son had taken the car without permission.
- MI: Crooks steal prescription medicine from Albion pharmacy
5.14.20 -ALBION, IN (WTVB) – The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary at the Albion Hometown Pharmacy in which a large quantity of prescription medicine was taken from a vault.
- MI: Pharmacy robbed in Calhoun County
5.14.20 – Fox 17- The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office tells FOX 17 the pharmacy was robbed either late Tuesday or early Wednesday night. After breaking in, the suspects disabled the alarm and cut open the vault, taking a large amount of drugs.
- OK: Habitual burglar busted for burglarizing church, home …
5.16.20 -Lawton Constitution – Lawton, OK – A habitually convicted burglar is in jail for charges he burglarized a Lawton church and a home.
- TN: WATCH: Burglar caught on surveillance stealing from …
Fox 17 – A burglar was caught on surveillance video stealing from a local business in the MetroCenter area of Nashville. The Nashville Tractor Cruzzin ..
- WA: West Seattle restaurant paying it forward is burglarized …
5.11.20 – Seattle – It’s a tough time to run a restaurant, but Dan Austin will be the first one to tell you that he still believes in paying it forward.
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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