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Industry News

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.

Business Tips

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.

Crime News

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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