Public Safety Updates
- NENA Surveys Show How PSAPs Are Holding Up During the …
5.14.20 – GT – Public safety answering point personnel already have a stressful job, plagued with understaffing. The coronavirus pandemic has added another …
- IL: East Dundee updates alarm permit costs, adds renewal …
5.21.20 – Daily Herald – The updated ordinance, approved Monday by the village board, sets a flat rate of $15 for a new alarm permit, plus a $10 renewal fee every two years. The village is developing a submission form that will allow alarm systems to be registered and renewed online.
- VA: DEVELOPING: Arlington 911 Call Center Evacuated | News …
5.15.20 – News Break – Arlington’s Emergency Communications Center (ECC), which handles 911 calls and the dispatching of emergency personnel, was …
- New Device Turns Pro Security Systems Into Self-Monitored Solution
5.21.20 – SSI – The uSecure Home attaches to any existing wired home or business security system, sending alerts to the user instead of the monitoring company.
- Thermal cameras could be Louisiana’s next defense against …
5.22.20 – Acadian Advocate – As businesses enter Phase 1 of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ reopening plan and residents venture out in larger numbers, some are considering thermographic cameras as one tool to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. But the technology isn’t foolproof.
State & National News
- Want to Have Your PPP Loans Forgiven? Here’s the Application.
5.20.20 – CI: The U.S. Small Business Administration has published an application to allow businesses to have their PPP loans forgiven.
- New tech aids 911 centers during COVID-19 crisis
5.13.20 – GovTech – Modern 911 dispatch centers are relying on new technologies to bridge the information gaps typical of landline telephone calls. Now, dispatchers and first responders are pulling data with new tools to improve public safety.
- Challenging Sales Times Call for Using Challenger Sales Method
5.20.20 – CI: AV integrators should adopt the challenger sales method that builds constructive tension with customers and prospects, getting them to think in new ways.
- How to Properly Disinfect Touchscreens
5.21.20- CEPro – Guidelines for disinfecting touchscreens include non-abrasive cloth and less than 85% alcohol concentration to avoid damage, discoloration.
- Don’t Slack on Your Marketing Efforts During the Business Downturn
5.21.20 – CI – Everyone is struggling to navigate what comes next after the pandemic ends, but stay in touch with your customers if you expect their loyalty.
- Start Planning to Welcome Back Those Furloughed Workers
5.21.20 – CI – There is a large talent pool that is just waiting to get back to work once economies start reopening and revenues return to pre-coronavirus levels.
- 12 Industry Leaders Tell How COVID-19 Has Forever Changed Security
5.22.20 – SSI – Dealers, integrators and market analysts predict enormous demand and growth for security and related solutions coming out of the coronavirus tunnel. Current hardships are also addressed.
- Security’s role in getting back to business
5.22.20 – SIW – Pierre Racz stresses that proper systems engineering will be key for businesses in the post-pandemic world
- NEMA GD 4-2020 COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Electrical Equipment
As we continue to learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus, NEMA has developed specific guidance on how to maintain cleanliness while preserving the functionality and integrity of electrical equipment. Common disinfecting methods like fogging can damage electrical equipment and pose a safety hazard. To clean and disinfect electrical equipment, first, follow the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning methods. If you have a specific question, contact the electrical manufacturer for guidance. Download the free NEMA GD 4-2020 COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Electrical Equipment here, and check out our website for more resources and updates in response to COVID-19.
Fire & EMS News
- AZ: Smoke alarm alerts home occupants to smoldering photo frame
5.21.20 – Green Valley News – Crews were called to a home about 10 p.m. Firefighters discovered the source of smoke was a picture frame that was smoldering because it was near burning incense. There were no injuries and the home was ventilated with fans to remove the smoke, according to a spokesman.
- AR: Sheriff: Barbell used to break into drug store
5.20.20 – KAIT – Just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, an Independence County sheriff’s deputy responded to a burglary alarm call at Wilson Wil-Sav Pharmacy, 5 Allen Chapel Rd. in Batesville. According to the initial incident report, the suspect threw a silver barbell weight through the store’s front window to gain entry.
- CA: Atascadero man arrested for robbery at local medical center …
4.23.20 – Paso Robles Daily News – The suspect was identified as Kyle Walls, a 21-year-old male resident of Atascadero. Walls was recently arrested by APD on May 6, 2020, for …
- CA: EPD: Man cited for gas station burglary in April
5.21.20 – KRCR – Officials said in the early morning hours of April 27 they responded to a commercial burglary alarm at a gas station. They arrived on scene and found a window had been smashed and entry had been made.
- CA: Man with hatchet arrested following failed bank robbery in La …
5.23.20 – KTLA – Deputies arrested an Orange County man with a hatchet following a botched robbery at a bank in La Mirada on Friday afternoon, authorities …
- CA: Mother’s Day Pharmacy Thieves Caught | News Break
5.23.20 – Newsbreak – In the pre-dawn hours of Mother’s Day, May 10th, a commercial burglar alarm at a Santa Maria Walgreens Store alerted local police to what …
- CT: Man Burglarizes New London Restaurant, Steals Empty Cash …
5.20.20 – Patch – Police are searching for a suspect accused of breaking into a restaurant …
- IN: Police arrest, charge suspect in Michigan City burglary
5.24.20 -ABC57 – Officers in Michigan City arrested 27-year-old Kyle Reese of Rolling Prairie after they say a safe from Schoop’s Hamburgers went missing on Wednesday. Reese allegedly fled the scene of the incident on foot and was caught by police.
- MA: Worcester Police seek suspects in Beth Israel Break-In
5.21.20 – This Week – The Worcester Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying three suspects captured on camera in a break-in at Beth Israel …
- MI- Man facing charges for several break-ins Sunday morning …
5.18.20 – Oakland Press – Indianwood Junction Party Stop. Deputies responded to a burglary alarm shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday to find …
- MI: Police Blotter: Burglars hit Dollar General …
5.22.20 – Monroe News – … break-in of another store this week, this one being the Dollar General store in Temperance. The burglary happened early Tuesday morning at …
- NM: Naked man breaks into Islamic community center causing $15 …
5.23.20 – KOAT – Albuquerque, NM – A man was arrested this weekend after he was caught vandalizing the … Naked man breaks into Islamic community center causing $15K in damages. Share … Video shows the man causing other damage including needlessly …
- OR: Man Jailed On Charges Related To Alleged …
5.19.20 – KQEN – A Roseburg man was jailed on Sunday, on charges related to an alleged burglary. A report from Roseburg Police said …
- PA: PSP on the lookout for Pickerel Inn robber – News …
5.22.20 – Pocono Record – Pennsylvania State Police out of Blooming Grove are on the lookout for a man that allegedly stole several firearms from the Pickerel Inn …
- SC: Seneca man arrested for burglary, larceny
5.21.20 – WSPA – The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca man yesterday on multiple charges after responding to an alarm call at an address on …
- TX: Two suspects who tried to burglarize Port Neches car wash
5.23.20 – 12 News – Port Neches Police received a call from Slick’s car wash on Magnolia Avenue after an alarm went off at 1:20 a.m. May 9. Security footage showed the two suspects trying to burglarize the coin-operated machine using a pry tool and a grinder.
- VA: Two Teens Arrested for Vandalism at New Middle School …
5.21.20 – ARLnow – Two Arlington teens are facing felony charges after an alleged vandalism spree in the new Dorothy Hamm Middle School. Police were
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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