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May 9, 2016

About NESA

The National Electronic Security Alliance 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. Over the next weeks we will give you short articles about the alliance.

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  • Weekly National Monitor tracks industry trends, public safety news, alarm ordinances, state and national legislative and regulatory news. The National Monitor also reports when alarm systems make news at the local level throughout the US and Canada.

Door to Door Sales

  • Tips for buying a home security system
    5.2.16 – The Telegraph – BBB also received a lot of complaints from consumers about less than ethical companies attempting to get them to switch their alarm service, often by knocking … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AB: Permits required for residential, business alarm systems
    5.5.16 – Lethbridge Herald – Lethbridge residents and business owners with alarm systems are being advised by police that they must have a permit to comply with an existing city alarm … More Info
  • CT: Wallingford Town Council to consider abolishing Historic Properties …
    5.5.16 – Meriden Record-Journal-  … a motion by Fishbein on creating a tax abatement program to encourage development in the Incentive Housing Zone downtown and updating the town’s alarm … More Info
  • NJ: Glen Ridge: Police blotter, May 3
    5.3.16 – NorthJersey.com – Alarm registration. Residents are reminded that home alarm systems must be registered with the Glen Ridge Police Department. More Info

Industry News

  • CALL 6: Is your alarm system safe? Hack could turn your system …
    5.2.16 – WRTV Indianapolis – In the past, alarm system companies would have to run wires all over your home. Every sensor from your doors to your windows had to have a wire running to it. More Info
  • Flaws in Samsung’s ‘Smart’ Home Let Hackers Unlock Doors and …
    5.2.16 – WIRED – But when a piece of malware can trigger that fire alarm at four in the morning or unlock your front door for a stranger, your “smart home” suddenly seems pretty … More Info
  • Union alarm company buys another security firm
    5.3.16 – NJBIZ – Union-based security company Supreme Security Systems Inc. has acquired Homeguard Alarm Systems Inc., the company announced recently. Supreme … More Info
  • Roost Smart Smoke Alarm Takes on Nest
    5.5.16 – PC Magazine – Roost is branching out from smart batteries to smart smoke alarms. Available now to pre-order, the RSA-400 and RSA-200 detect smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, … More Info

State & National News

  • 49% of U.S. Companies Lack Cyberinsurance
    5.2.16 – SIA – While the majority of global organizations say that it is vital their organization is insured against information security breaches, less than half are fully covered for both security breaches and data loss. More Info
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  • Iowa governor signs bill mandating carbon monoxide detectors by …
    5.2.16 – SecurityInfoWatch – Terry Branstad for enacting a law that will require carbon monoxide alarms in Iowa rental units and newly built homes beginning in July 2018. “Carbon monoxide … More Info
  • Hearing loss affected urged to specialist smoke alarms
    5.3.16 – ITV News – The service is using Deaf Awareness Week to raise awareness of specialist smoke alarms for those with hearing loss; these flash and at night, activate vibrating … More Info
  • 4 Surprising Burglary Statistics You Need to Know
    5.3.16 – AXcess News – Fortunately, most convicted burglars noted that they carefully assessed homes for the presence of an alarm system before attempting a break-in. Homes that … More Info
  • Convenience Store Where Employed Died in Robbery Cited for Lack of Safety Protections
    4.28.16 – OHS – One willful citation was issued to Jay Management Inc. OSHA has issued one willful citation to Jay Management Inc., according to an agency news release. The citation comes as a result of an investigation that opened after a robbery led to a gunshot wound for a store associate… More Info
  • Thomas Edison’s company opened electric generating plant …
    5.8.16 – Standard Speaker – Electricity also powered a burglar alarm on the home. The new light was the talk of the town, and a Sentinel story recalled the conversation of two young city …  More Info

Business Tips

  • Great ways to hack your leadership style
    4.22.16 – Forbes – Our world is run by leadership decisions, good or bad. Google the word “leader” and you’ll get, on a given day, some 1,070,000,000 results. Leading is a hot seat and some of us embrace it and some of us don’t. And there are always ways to do it better. But whatever you do, it’s going to be reflected in the organization. So here are five ways to shift to a far better model. More Info

Fire News

  • HI: Smoke alarm alerts teen to save family from fire
    5.2.16 – KITV Honolulu – Portland, OR – A Portland teen is being hailed a hero for saving his family from an early-morning blaze in Southeast Portland Sunday. “I heard the alarm and … More Info
  • IN: Three south side homes damaged in Monday night fire
    5.3.16 – Fox 59 – The young men told crews they found the fire downstairs after they were alerted by a smoke alarm. No injuries were reported during this fire, but a pet rabbit … More Info
  • NV: Battery charger for toy causes bedroom fire
    5.8.16 – Las Vegas Review-Journal – A smoke alarm was activated and notified occupants to escape. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at $5000, the release said. The fire was …More Info
  • NV: Electrical fire displaces 5 near Cimarron, Westcliff
    5.8.16 – KTNV Las Vegas – That activated the smoke alarm which notified occupants to escape. They all escaped without injury. The American Red Cross assisted two adults and three … More Info
  • PA: Reynoldsville business damaged in fire
    5.6.16 – The Courier-Express – Reynoldsville fire Chief Darrin Scolese said the fire company responded to an alarm at 8:46 p.m. Wednesday for a structure fire at Bowtie Auto… More Info
  • TX: Smoke alarm allowed woman, two pets to escape Amarillo house fire
    5.4.16 – Amarillo.com- A working smoke alarm allowed a woman and two pets to escape a house fire uninjured early Wednesday morning, the Amarillo Fire Department said. More Info

Crime News

  • CA: Barstow police: Burglars hit 7 Days Liquor
    5.6.16 – Desert Dispatch – Barstow police officers responded to a burglary alarm at 7 Days Liquor early Wednesday morning. Responding officers learned the store … More Info
  • CA: Police: Man Jumped Into Patrol Car, Tried To Drive Off
    5.2.16 – CBS Local – The Stockton Police Department says officers responded a little after 12:30 a.m. on Monday due to an alarm. More Info
  • CA: San Jose councilman Raul Peralez: Cop pointed gun at me at my …
    5.8.16 – San Jose Mercury News – The confrontation happened when Peralez accidentally set off a silent alarm in his backyard while using an electric leaf blower. The special alarm sent a signal … More Info
  • CA: Thieves tied to string of Alhambra break-ins caught on camera
    5.8.16 – KABC-TV – During a recent crime, the suspects disabled the victim’s home alarm system, but not before they were caught on camera in the back yard just before the break-in … More Info
  • CA: Video: Burglary crew sought in rash of Alhambra home break-ins
    5.6.16 – The Pasadena Star-News – “What’s unique about these suspects is that they disable the security alarm systems,” Johnson said. Alarms were disabled in at least two of the break-ins, More Info
  • CO: Cañon City Police Department: Man arrested for disorderly conduct …
    5.5.16 – Canon City Daily Record – Officers responded to a report of a burglary alarm. Officers checked the area, everything was OK. Officers responded to the Police … More Info
  • CT: Suspects sought in Suffield cigarettes and lotto tickets robbery
    5.5.16 – WTNH Connecticut News – Police say on April 10th, they responded to the Fas Mart after the burglar alarm went off at 2 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, … More Info
  • DE: Police: Man attempts to rob Domino’s near New Castle
    5.2.16 – The News Journal – At this point, a store employee noticed the man and activated the store’s security alarm, Hale said. The man then threw a rock through the glass door, prompting … More Info
  • DE: String of Burglaries in a Dover Shopping Center
    5.2.16 – WBOC TV 16 – An alarm reportedly went off, and the person ran away. About $600 in damage was done to that business, according to Hoffman. The police department believes … More Info
  • FL: Deputies: 3 suspects stole more than 30 firearms from Pasco gun shop
    5.2.16 – Bay News 9 – Webb says that just over a month ago, burglars did the same thing, but that time they tripped the alarm and only got away with one gun. Webb believes this was … More Info
  • FL: Orange County deputy fatally shoots burglary suspect; 2nd suspect …
    5.5.16 – Central Florida News 13 – The homeowner received an alarm notification and was able to remotely see two individuals burglarizing the home, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said … More Info
  • FL: Police report false alarm in Lackawanna neighborhood
    5.4.16 – WJXT – Jacksonville, Fla. – An incident in the Lackawanna neighborhood has been reported as a false alarm according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. More Info
  • GA: Failed bank robbery suspect from Wanted In Gwinnett list arrested in …
    5.6.16 – Gwinnettdailypost.com – The teller activated the panic alarm. The robber himself panicked and snatched a woman’s purse as he ran out of the door. Seeking the public’s help finding him, … More Info
  • GA: Home › Local › Five pharmacies targeted in burglary attempts
    5.3.16 – Statesboro Herald – Sometime on Saturday or Sunday, when the stores were not open, the suspect or suspects disconnected the power supply and security alarms at Forest Heights … More Info
  • GA: Suspect cuts power to 7 drug stores in Bulloch Co.
    5.2.16 – WTOC – Also, the alarm company for some of the stories alerted for the power outage. Investigations caution business owners, if you’re closed on a Sunday or some … More Info
  • GA: Suspects cut hole in wall to get in Saraland pharmacy
    5.3.16 – WTVM – Once inside, the suspects cut the phone lines — disarming the alarm system. … Guillory has since upgraded his alarm system and also plans to install extra … More Info
  • GA: Wheeler Road gas station burglarized
    5.5.16 – The Augusta Chronicle – Deputies responded to an alarm activation at Bryant’s Express about 1:30 a.m. and discovered a broken front window. A $100 bill was … More Info
  • IA: Youth arrested for alleged burglary in Fayette
    5.3.16 – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier – According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, officers on Monday responded about 10:15 p.m. to a call from the alarm company serving Gavin’s IGA. More Info
  • IL: Hooded woman robs Crown Point bank Friday
    5.8.16 – Chicago Tribune – Police Chief Pete Land said police receive a silent hold-up alarm from the bank, located in the 11300 block of Broadway, just before 5:30 p.m., but the suspect … More Info
  • IN: Police: Naked man broke into Floyd Knobs home
    5.6.16 – Evening News and Tribune – The resident, whose wife called police, said he was woken up by a loud banging sound coming from his back door before his home security alarm activated. More Info
  • IN: Second Hillforest Burglary Suspect Taken Into Custody
    5.6.16 – Eagle 99.3 FM WSCH – Responding to an alarm, police had interrupted him and another teen breaking into the historic home. Though Tegtmeier, 20, got away, authorities … More Info
  • KY: Police/fire reports for Monday, May 2, 2016
    5.2.16 – Central Kentucky News – At 2:55 a.m. and 7:19 p.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to an alarm sounding caused by an alarm malfunction. — At 10:19 p.m. Sunday, . More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire: Peabody driver escapes crash but not charges
    5.2.16 – Gloucester Daily Times – 6:01 a.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at Bomco Inc. … 3:17 a.m.: A house or car alarm was reported going off, but stopped .. More Info
  • MA: Saugus Police log April 27
    5.2.16 – Wicked Local – At 1:12 a.m. a caller reported an audible alarm coming from a home. Officers conducted an area search and were unable to locate the alarm. More Info
  • MD: Police talk man out of barricade situation
    5.2.16 – WBAL Baltimore – Police said a security alarm was activated in the building that houses the armory. Army personnel responded to the alarm, and after seeing the man, they called … More Info
  • MN: Hubbard County Sheriff’s Report
    5.2.16 – Walker Pilot Independent – Alarm – An alarm reported ringing. … Alarm – Front door and downstairs motion alarms ringing … More Info
  • MO: Kennett PD: $6000 worth of merchandise taken from gun, ammo store
    5.8.16 – KFVS – According to police, at about 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, they were dispatched to a burglar alarm at Bootheel Guns and Ammo. When officers arrived, they … More Info
  • MO: Man charged with $100K burglary at Justice Jewelers
    5.2.16 – Springfield News-Leader – 9 for an alarm. The statement says someone had smashed a hole in a large window near the front of the business and stolen $113,000 of jewelry from multiple … More Info
  • NC: Crooks target smoke shop—again
    5.5.16 – WCNC.com – When the robber made his move, the alarm system did it’s job. “They tried to call me, tried to call Chris– when we didn’t answer, they dispatched the police,” said … More Info
  • NC: Juvenile caught breaking into middle school
    5.2.16 – New Bern Sun Journal – New Bern police caught a juvenile Sunday for breaking into Grover C. Fields Middle School. Lt. Rhonda Allen of the New Bern Police Department said an alarm … More Info
  • NE: Wahoo Police Log April 28, 2016
    5.5.16 – Wahoo Newspaper – 4:12 a.m. Officer checked on a false alarm. … 12:55 p.m. Officer checked on a business alarm. More Info
  • NJ: Arrest made in 2015 South Brunswick house burglary
    5.5.16 – MyCentralJersey.com – According to police, around 8:40 p.m. March 12, 2015 police responded to a burglary alarm at a home. Officers found a broken rear window at the … More Info
  • NJ: Paterson Man Arrested For Burglarizing Teaneck Churches, Schools …
    5.3.16 – Patch.com – A burglar alarm went off at 10 a.m. at The Community School across the street; Teaneck and Englewood police found a broken window on the outside window … More Info
  • NY: Pawling man charged in burglary of animal hospital
    5.6.16 – Poughkeepsie Journal – At 9:45 Wednesday morning, deputies responded to the animal hospital to investigate an alarm activation and discovered a burglary had occurred. More Info
  • OH: Police calls: Man acting erratically
    5.2.16 – Mansfield News Journal – Duke – Police responded to a panic alarm at the business Monday at 12:07 a.m.. A man was acting erratically. More Info
  • OK: Homeopathy story possibly vandalized twice
    5.3.16 – KOKI FOX 23 – A store alarm went off at Earthly Mist. When officers got there, they said a front window was busted but nothing seemed to be stolen. They plan … More Info
  • PA: Attempted Home Break-in Caught on Camera
    5.8.16 – wnep.com – After setting off the security alarm, he took off in a black Chevy Silverado. If you recognize the man, call Roaring Brook Township Police at 570-842-6080. More Info
  • PA: Police response appropriate in shooting call, commissioner says
    5.3.16 – lehighvalleylive.com – … regarding three suspicious individuals at the Rite-Aid in the borough and Officer 2 was responding to a business alarm, according to Miller. More Info
  • SC: Man killed in wreck in Starr while fleeing deputy
    5.5.16 – Anderson Independent Mail – Anderson County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lt. Sheila Cole said Presjak was being chased by a sheriff’s deputy who responded to a burglary alarm around …More Info
  • SC: South Charleston Police investigating business break-in
    5.2.16 – WSAZ-TV – Police responded to the store Sunday when the alarm went off. When police got on scene, they say the glass front door had been broken out. More Info
  • TX: 16 year old arrested for armed robbery
    5.5.16 – KFDA – Around 5:15 Wednesday afternoon officers responded to a panic alarm at the K and T Discount Store. The victim said the suspect … More Info
  • TX: Burglars Targeting Restaurants in Harlingen, San Benito
    5.5.16 – KRGV – “A lot of these bigger restaurants can afford to have high tech, HD quality systems, and alarm systems, things of that nature, to protect themselves,” he said. More Info
  • TX: Police: Man arrested after barricading himself in store ceiling
    5.8.16 – KHOU.com – Houston police say the store owners locked up the business for the night and were home when the store’s alarm system went off. The owners then called police. More Info
  • TX: Toot ‘n Totum burglary arrest
    5.5.16 – KFDA – Amarillo police were called to the Toot ‘n Totum on a burglary alarm. When officers arrived, they say they found 19-year-old … More Info
  • WA: Burglars take 25 different firearms from Pasco armory
    5.2.16 – WFLA – The armory has an alarm, but it’s never been activated. Detectives said that once the burglars got inside, they crawled and ducked to avoid cameras and motion … More Info

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