- OK: Have a permit for your security alarm? Oklahoma City police …
5.17.21 – The Oklahoma City Police Department says it does not investigate automatic alarms from security systems that do not have a permit. … All security alarm systems in Oklahoma City require a permit, which you can buy online.
- CA: City of Chico could start fining Chico State for false fire alarms
5.18.21 – KRCR – Chico State could face hundreds of dollars in fees if the city changes fines issued for false fire alarms. The Chico City Council will take up the issue at Tuesday’s meeting. The council will consider adding an amendment to a city ordinance, allowing the city to charge the university fines for false fire alarms.
- VA: Prince William County to improve 9-1-1 response times with new system
5.22.21 – WDVM – The Prince William County Department of Public Safety Communications announced the implementation of the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP).
- Yet another security camera nightmare allowed users to see cameras that weren’t theirs
5.17.21 – Android Police – The issue with Eufy cams reportedly affected only ‘0.001%’ of customers and has since been fixed
- Construction Costs Climb, Housing Starts Dip 9.5% in April
5.19.21- CEPro – As construction costs rise due to the price of lumber, homebuilders have slowed construction of new homes, leading to a seasonal dip in housing starts.
- Vector Flow’s Physical Security Operation Center (SOC) Automation Suite
5.21.21 – SIW – Includes AI-based automation of SOC operations and autonomous alarm reduction
- Culture’s Role in Curing COVID
5.21.21 – SSI – Prior to the pandemic, many organizations started to put an emphasis on promoting and supporting a strong, positive, people-oriented culture. COVID accelerated this movement.
- Research: DIY Security Installs Have Increased Nearly 40% Since 2018
5.18.21 – SSI – Parks Associates says the rise of interactive services and DIY installation have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, lower prices and new smart home solutions.
- The Importance of Proactive Security System Maintenance
5.19.21 – SSI – Bryan Christiansen – The maintenance of your offerings requires a well-managed approach. Here’s how to ensure you have one.
- Case Study: Making Better Business Decisions in Harris County Texas
5.19.21 – SSI – Jocelin Damien – Third-largest U.S. county embraces analytics to streamline security systems and reduce false alarms
- How AI is democratizing remote video monitoring
5.18.21 – SIW – Advances in analytics have made intelligent surveillance tools attainable for the masses
Fire & EMS
- TX: Smoke alarm and home fire sprinklers work together in early …
5.20.21 – North Texas E-News — On Thursday, May 20 at 5 a.m. they certainly did just that when a fire broke out at the Skyway Villas located at 2000 Skyline Dr. Smoke alarms in …
- CA: Four arrested for burglary following police pursuit
5.18.21 – Claremont Courier – What started as a 9-1-1 call about suspicious activity ended with a classic L.A. pursuit …
- CA: Modesto Police: Stockton men arrested after stealing multiple …
5.18.21 – Modesto, Calif. (KTXL) – Two Stockton men were arrested after allegedly stealing multiple chainsaws from a Modesto business early Tuesday morning, according to police. … Stockton residents Michael Carter, 40, and Adam Cox, 33, were arrested and charged on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy.
- CA: Suspects Sought In Weekend Home Burglary Spree In …
5.17.21 – KPIX – Hillsborough (BCN) – Police are investigating two burglaries and two attempted burglaries that took place at homes in Hillsborough over …
- FL: Cousins charged in St. Johns County church break-in …
5.17.21 – Johns County, Fla. – Two cousins are facing burglary charges after allegedly breaking into a St. Johns County church Sunday night, according to two arrest reports. As cousins Jasabion Ivory and Cornelius Boston tried to enter the New Beginnings Church on Big Oak Road, the alarm went off, according to the arrest report.
- IL: Man hides after JCPenney jewelry theft — then falls through …
5.20.21 – BND,com – A man in Illinois was hospitalized when police say he tried to climb into a JCPenney ceiling and fell through after reportedly stealing jewelry …
- MN: Police: Jewelry thieves targeting older Asians in Rochester
5.18.21 – Rochester, Minn. (KTTC) — Police are sounding the alarm about a string of thefts in Rochester targeting the older Asian community. The Rochester Police Department said there have been three incidents in the last week where jewelry was stolen.
- NJ: Thousands stolen from ATM inside Jersey City supermarket …
5.19.21 – NJ.com – Jersey City police responded to the store just after 7 a.m. and were told by the owner that the business’ alarm company alerted him at 4 a.m. that there had been a break-in, police said in radio transmissions.
- NY: K-9 captures burglar inside Poughkeepsie business .
5.17.21 – Mid Hudson News – Poughkeepsie – A City of Poughkeepsie Police K-9 is credited with apprehending a burglar inside of a business early Sunday morning.
- NY: Suspect caught on camera breaking into Falls coffee shop
5.17.21 – Yahoo.Com – May 17—Falls police are investigating a break-in at a coffee shop in the downtown block of Buffalo Avenue early Saturday morning.
- OH: 2 kids inside Cleveland home where man, woman were found …
5.17.21 – Cleveland 19 -Brannden McClain, 40, and Vivian Suggs, 20, were both found with gunshot wounds to the head and were pronounced dead at the scene. …
- OK: Thieves rip door off ATM using stolen truck in Enid
5.18.21 – Enid, Okla (KOKH) – Two masked suspects used a stolen Ford F350 to rip off the door of an ATM and steal the contents inside at a Stride Bank in Enid. According to Enid Police, officers responded to the bank around 3:00 a.m. Sunday, May 16th for an ATM alarm.
- TN: Businesses burglarized in Franklin Monday morning
5.18.21 – WZTV – An early morning jogger reported shattered glass at a second business, French’s Shoes and Boots, on Fifth Avenue North. Officers who investigated the scene found that the business had also been burglarized. Police believe that the two break-ins happened around 12:30 and 3:30 a.m
- UT: Man vandalizes Taylorsville school, threatens principal, police …
5.22.21 – KSL – An 18-year-old man who police say broke into a middle school after hours and later told police he intended to harm the principal, has been …
- VA: Four Loudoun Stores Burglarized Overnight
5.17.21 – Loudoun Now – Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg Police Department are investigating whether several overnight commercial burglaries in the county are linked.
- WI: Man charged with vandalizing downtown Wausau church
5.19.21 – WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – Bond has been set at $5,000 cash for a 38-year-old man …
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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 – Kelly Ryan
- Associate Director – Brian Villari
- False Alarm Reduction Association Director – Alberto Hook
- Executive Director – Brad Shipp
- 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 – Vacant
- False Alarm Reduction Association Alternate – Kerri McDonald