Door to Door Sales
- Deceptive door-to-door solicitor targets Lafayette woman, credit score …
5.25.19 – KLFY- Lafayette, La. – An Acadiana woman is speaking out after deceptive door-to-door alarm solicitors targeted her and other residents in her ..
Public Safety Updates
- AZ: Town alarm monitoring opens to new subscribers
5.23.19 – Paradise Valley Independent- Paradise Valley has offered a police alarm monitoring service to residents since 1984 but stopped taking new subscribers to enhance the program’s redundancy.
- GA: Confusion abounds over new Sandy Springs alarm law
5.21.19 – Atlanta Journal Constitution- The theme was confusion Monday night at Sandy Springs City Hall. The city hosted an event bringing together who own alarms and those who own alarm …
- GA: Sandy Springs to require alarm verification within 24 hours, not …
5.22.19 – Reporter Newspapers- Instead of requiring verification before dispatching officers to security alarm calls, Sandy Springs will now require video or audio evidence of an intrusion be … Watch the Video https://youtu.be/rST4jB0da2c
- WA: Everett Council implements false alarm fine
5.23.19 – The Daily Herald- To curb this, the Everett City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to implement a false alarm fine. This would be charged every time an officer is dispatched …
- Kidde’s New Smoke Alarm Designed to Reduce Cooking Nuisance …
5.21.19 – Security Sales & Integration- Mebane, N.C. — Nuisance smoke alarms continue to be a problem due to certain detectors not being able to tell the difference between the between smoke …
- Enhanced Man Down/Lone Worker detection devices from Industrial …
5.23.19 – SecurityInfoWatch- … trigger an audible, visual and vibration alarm back to out to a monitoring station, to a cell through text or email notifications, or directly to emergency services.”.
- Monitronics International Will File for Bankruptcy
5.24.19 – CEPro – Monitronics will be merged with its holding company Ascent Capital Group pending stockholder approval.
State & National News
- San Francisco’s ban is just the beginning of a national battle over facial recognition
5.20.19 – NBC – Police say facial recognition is “essential” and “imperative” — a groundbreaking tool that allows them to track down criminals who would otherwise escape justice.
- EPFD invests in new fire alarm devices for the deaf community
5.21.19 – KVIA El Paso- “When the alarm sounds, what happens is the bed shaker senses the alarm and then sets off a signal,” Wyatt Schmidt, a fire paramedic inspector with EPFD, .
- Occupational licensing executive order tracking
4.30.19 – NCSL – This table includes a list of occupational licensing related executive orders that governors have signed since 2016. Here you can find the title of each executive order, the year it was signed, a link to the original text, and keywords that indicate the type of action that the order mandates.
- East Metro Area Crime Center unveiled, used for intelligence-led …
5.25.19 – Alabama’s News Leader- In the event there an alarm is set off at a bank, officer who are responding will be able to have live information about what’s going on. Today, was the ribbon …
- Burglars Are Cutting Jewelry Stores’ Power Lines to Disable Alarms
5.26.19 – INSTORE MAG- The Jewelers’ Security Alliance reports that there’s been a nationwide pattern of burglars cutting jewelry stores’ power lines in order to disable alarm systems.
- Best Buy extends reach into booming health care market with GreatCall
5.26.19 – Roanoke Times- It quickly became apparent that he had accidentally pushed the alarm on a special flip phone. That triggered a safety call by an operator at GreatCall, a newly …
- The quiet revolution in privacy protection
5.16.19 – SIW – By Scott Giordano – How states are taking privacy law into their own hands and what it means for your business
- What Integrators Can Learn From Best Buy
5.21.19 – CEPro – The big-box retailer’s turnaround is rooted in retooling the customer experience. Companies serving higher-end clientele can take cues from how Best Buy created 15x multiple on tech support recurring revenue.
- Are You Ready for the Access Control AI Revolution? Because It’s Coming
5.22.19 – CI – Risk-adaptive access systems fueled by artificial intelligence can monitor key data points, activity & risk. Consider access control AI now, not later.
- Secure Technology Alliance provides guidance to new NIST publication on implementing PACS with PIV credentials
5.17.19 – SIW – Resource distills key information from NIST publication on PIV-enabled PACS
- Experts Offer 5 Tips to Improve Your Audio Demos
5.22.19 – CEPro – Harman’s ‘Art of Listening’ panel offers 5 high-performance audio demo tips, including pre-demo discussion, playing digital audio vs. analog, and playing songs with wide dynamic range.
- Best Buy Learns ‘Tons of Surprises’ from Total Tech Support Clients
5.24.19 – CEPro – Best Buy’s Q1 revenues for fiscal year 2020 rise 1.1% despite effect of tariffs. Total Tech Support program offers better understanding of customer behavior.
- 3 Credential Challenges Integrators Face and How to Overcome Them
5.24.19 – SSI – From reducing human error to solving mobile compatibility to considering the ever-present cyber threat, systems integrators have a lot of access control stressors to manage. They also have more opportunities to profit.
- How to Appeal to Online Buyers With Adjacent Business Models
5.24.19 – Telguard President George Brody discusses a range of topics concerning DIY, POTS, surviving margin erosion and much more.
Fire & EMS News
- AL: HOTEL HORROR: Man shot girlfriend over cellphone argument, police …
5.21.19 – Dothan First- They were alerted by the fire alarm, screeching as the chaos unfolded. The Dothan Police SWAT team soon made their way down the access road leading to the …
- AR: Hackett School District Closed for Today
5.21.19 – 4029tv- Ray said the district’s fire alarm company called him around 4:30 a.m. and said the alarms were going off at the school. Ray said the fire department had been …
- FL: Overnight fire damages Habitat ReStore in Riviera
5.23.19 – Palm Beach Post- Peter Gates, the chief retail officer for Habitat Palm Beach County, said the alarm company called him early Thursday because the burglar alarm had been …
- IL: City Of Crystal Lake: Commercial Fire
5.24.19 – McHenry Times- The building is monitored by a fire alarm system and protected by a sprinkler system. The alarm system functioned to notify occupants to evacuate, and provided …
- KY: Police, fire blotter (May 23)
5.25.19 – State-Journal.com- Officers responded to a fire alarm at Elkhorn Middle School, however, they reported it was …
- MA: Police Log: 5-23-19
5.23.19 – Daily Item- Alarm. Fire alarm sounded on Tuesday at 3:01 p.m. …
- MA: Police log: 5-25-19
5.25.19 – Daily Item- Security company reported accidental fire alarm sounded on … Burglar alarm sounded on Thursday at 1:29 p.m. was …
- MO: Ceiling collapsed, water rushing in at 17th and Walnut
5.21.19 – KCTV Kansas City- Fire crews were initially called out for an alarm going off in the building. As crews were getting ready to clear the scene, a call came out …
- PA: EMERGENCY SERVICES
5.23.19 – Lock Haven Express- At 12:58 p.m., the Lock Haven Fire Department responded to an alarm. The call was cleared at 1:26 p.m…..
- PA: Sentinel area fire calls for May 22
5.23.19 – Carlisle Sentinel- 8:50 a.m.: automatic fire alarm,; Hampden … 4:49 p.m.: automatic fire alarm,; …
- VT: Police Blotter 5-23-19
5.23.19 – MyWebTimes.com- Streator firefighters responded at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday to 604 Bazore St. for a carbon monoxide detector alarm. The detector was determined to be faulty.
- AZ: Burglary suspect found hiding in church office
5.23.19 – KYMA- “When officers arrived on scene, they contacted one of the church staff members who indicated he received a burglary alarm activation on his phone,” Acuna …
- CA: Burglary crew targets Garden Grove pharmacies
5.22.19 – KABC-TV- Garden Grove, Calif.- Garden Grove police are asking for the public’s help to find a burglary crew that targeted three pharmacies over the weekend.
- CA: Fairfield Burglary Suspect Wounded In Officer-Involved Shooting
5.21.19 – CBS San Francisco- Fairfield – Police officers responding to a burglary alarm early Tuesday opened fire and wounded a suspect who failed to comply with orders to …
- CA: Police shoot suspect after Fairfield commercial burglary report
5.22.19 – Fairfield Daily Republic- Officers responded at approximately 2:10 a.m. to a report from an alarm company about an alarm activation with broken glass detected at a commercial business …
- CA: Suspect Wounded In Fairfield Officer-Involved Shooting
5.21.19 – CBS San Francisco – Police officers responding to a burglary alarm early Tuesday opened fire and wounded a suspect who failed to comply with orders to drop what appeared to be a …
- CA: Thieves steal $2 million worth of computer equipment from Fremont …
5.25.19 – KRON4- The thieves knew which window to break and chose the one without sensors that wouldn’t set off the alarm. They also came prepared with paint to distort the …
- CT: Report of burglary in New Britain may have been false alarm
5.21.19 – WFSB- New Britain, CT – Police were called to a home in New Britain on Tuesday afternoon for the report of a burglary. Officers responded to a home on …
- FL: 2 caught on camera burglarizing Fort Lauderdale gift shop
5.23.19 – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale- The store’s owner said the alarm eventually went off, prompting the pair of crooks to flee the scene with items equal to about a month’s worth of profits.
- HI: Brazen thieves steal thousands of dollars in church equipment
5.20.19 – Hawaii News Now- Honolulu, Hawaii – After their Friday night service, leaders at Anchor Church in Kaneohe got a call from their alarm company notifying …
- IL: Peoria Police searching for bank robber
5.25.19 – week.com- Officers responded to a hold up alarm around 3:30 p.m. The suspect had already fled the bank by the time officers arrived on scene. The suspect is described as …
- MA: Area Police Logs
5.24.19 – The Salem News- Wayne Alarm called police, at 9:40 p.m., to report an alarm indicating dining room motion in a home. They contacted the homeowner, who …
- MA: Cohasset police log, May 6-19
5.24.19 – Wicked Local Cohasset- 4 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at Mr. Dooley’s Olde Irish Pub. 8:54 a.m.: A deceased seal pup with turkeys pecking at it was reported on …
- MA: Intruder cleans Massachusetts house, leaves origami roses made of …
5.24.19 – WSB Atlanta- But his alarm system still tracked how many times the door opened and closed, giving a timetable of how long the intruder had been in and out. “I could tell from ..
- MA: Rochester police log, May 6-11
5.23.19 – Wicked Local- Monday, May 6. 8:12 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at a residence. 10:50 a.m.: A fire alarm was reported at a business.
- MA: Rochester Police Log: May 12-18
5.24.19 – Wicked Local- Wednesday, May 15. 9:06 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at a residence …
- MA: Swampscott police log, May 14-17
5.23.19 – Enterprise News 5:58 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at Stanley School.
- MA: Swampscott police log, May 14-17
5.24.19 – Wicked Local Salem- 5:58 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at Stanley School. …
- OH: Journal: Law enforcement reports for Cambridge, Guernsey County
5.20.19 – The Daily Jeffersonian- 8:19 a.m., alarm activation.
- OH: Lights & Sirens | Break-in reported on East Charles Street
5.25.19 – Bucyrus Telegraph Forum- A false alarm was reported. 5:09 p.m. … Officers responded to an alarm. It was a …
- OH: Loudonville Police Calls
5.20.19 – Canton Repository- May 10 — 5:00 p.m. Police responded to a residential alarm drop. The alarm was found to be accidental by the homeowner …
- OR: Violated; Local business recovering after weekend theft
5.22.19 – KTVL – Blaschka says the business alarm went off and Medford Police responded within minutes but the thieves had already left. “I’m cleaning up this glass and …
- TN: Police/Fire reports for 05/23/19
5.24.19 – Columbia Daily Herald- 2:24 p.m., Alarm system activation, no fire – unintentional.
- TX: Amarillo Crime Stoppers: Early morning business burglary
5.21.19 – MyHighPlains.com- On May 13th around 4:20 a.m., Amarillo Police responded to an alarm at a business. It was discovered that two suspects had …
- TX: Suspect involved in botched burglary possibly tied to old heist
5.25.19 – KPRC Click2Houston- With the alarm blaring outside, the man gave up and got into a 2005 or 2006 gray Infiniti G35 sedan, piloted by a getaway driver. The failed burglary is similar to …
- TX: Thieves steal 5 puppies worth $44K in pet store heist caught on camera
5.24.19 – WWSB- Houston (KTRK/CNN) – In a bizarre burglary caught on camera, two thieves broke into a Houston pet store in the middle of the night, stole five puppies and …
- TX: Tyler County Sheriff’s Office: Man caught in ski mask, gloves, admitted …
5.25.19 – KTRE- According to a press release posted on the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, TCSO deputies responded to a residential alarm at a home …
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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
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Steven Brekel
- Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Kelly Ryan
- Associate Director – Brian Villari
- Executive Director – Brad Shipp
- Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Brian Shrake
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Danna Fowble
- Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Rex Adams