Public Safety Updates
- ‘Can’t have both sides of that coin’: IACP president for more …
6.9.20 – WJLA – ‘Can’t have both sides of that coin’: IACP president for more training, not … Association of Chiefs of Police about the calls to defund the police.
- Amazon Halts Police Use of Facial Recognition Software for a Year
6.11.20 -SSI – Rodney Bosch – Amazon will allow its software to be used by organizations that help rescue human trafficking victims and reunite missing children with their families.
- COVID-19 Is Taking a Bite Out of Residential Alarm Monitoring Market
6.9.20 – SSI – The global market for residential alarm monitoring is expected to be flat this year, with the number of accounts set to rise by less than 1%, Omidia reports.
- RoomMe introduces event-driven, on-demand occupancy reporting
6.9.20 – SSN – TEL AVIV, Israel – Knowing if family members are home and where helps reduce false alarms. Intellithings, creator of RoomMe, a patented intelligent room presence monitoring system, recently announced support for IFTTT, including an action that provides users with trigger-driven occupancy reports.
State & National News
- PPP Flexibility Signed into Law
6.10.20 – NSBA – On Friday, June 5, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act which will make necessary fixes and improvements to the PPP. (More)
- Vector Onboards 2 More Municipalities to ASAP-to-PSAP Service
6.9.20 – SSI – ASAP technology automates communication from alarm monitoring central stations to PSAPs and 911 centers, resulting in faster, more accurate emergency response.
- Continuous Monitoring of Employees Gaining Traction
6.5.20 – Security – Continuous background check not only keeps employees safe, it’s also good business.
- You Might Have Heard This One Before: Stop Selling Boxes, Start Selling Outcomes
6.11.20 – CI – Business consultant Tom Stimson says integrators and live events pros are taking the wrong approach to proposals if they don’t focus on outcomes.
- The Secret to Perfecting Sales Enablement
6.12.20 – SSI – Every high potential sales performer has individual motivators, experiences and development needs to reach greater sales competency and performance.
- Smart Lock Safety: Are Your Customers Following Best Practices?
6.11.20 -SSI – Steve Karantzoulidis – A survey by ADT reveals 21% of people are willing to share their keyless code, in addition to what they are likely to choose as their code and more.
- 4 tips for crafting communications during a crisis
6.8.20 – SIW – Failing to understand the implications of poorly written messages could cause irreparable damage to your business
Fire & EMS News
- CA: Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested After Hold Up At Irvine Bank …
6.10.20 – Irvine (CBSLA) – A bank robbery suspect named the so-called “Fabio Bandit …
- CA: Juveniles caught breaking into school – Ceres Courier
6.11.20 – Ceres Courier – Two teenagers were arrested last week for breaking into Caswell Elementary School twice and vandalizing the facility. Names of the boys, …
- CA: Man breaks into middle school in Visalia
6.14.20 – KMPH – A man tried to break into Divisadero Middle School in Visalia Sunday evening. Visalia Police got a report about a commercial burglary alarm …
- CA: Multiple alarms tip off police about Chico burglary
6.12.20 – Action News Now – A man is behind bars after Chico police say he broke into an adult day health care center late Thursday night. CHICO, Calif. … Just after 10 p.m. Thursday, officers received a call about an alarm going off at the Peg Taylor Center.
- FL: Clay County family moved by encounter with deputy
6.10.20 – News 4 Jax – Oakleaf, Fla. Deputy Ryan Perry was called to Jarvis Smith’s home Friday after getting an alert from the family’s security company that there was an alarm going off at the Smith residence. “I was rushing into the house and I cut the alarm off,” Smith, a father of three, said.
- HI: Waimea man charged with break-in, booze theft …
6.9.20 – Hawaii Tribune Herald – Police arrested a 71-year-old Waimea man for allegedly breaking into a business establishment early Monday morning and …
- IL: Best Buy looting first reported early on May 31 | Police reports …
6.9.20 – Landmark – Police first responded to Best Buy for an activated burglar alarm just after 4 a.m. on May 31. When police arrived, a silver Chevy sedan took off at a high rate of speed.
- IL: Man charged with breaking into school in Grand Crossing …
6.12.20 – Fox 32 – Chicago – A man is accused of breaking into a school Thursday in Grand Crossing on the South Side. Demetrius Bryant, 18, was charged with one count of burglary to a school, day care or place of worship, Chicago police said.
- MA: Two arrested after allegedly breaking window, stealing …
6.10.20 – Boston Globe – Two arrested after allegedly breaking window, stealing merchandise from South End garment store that just reopened …
- NC: Suspect in weekend armed robbery arrested in Henderson …
6.8.20 – WLOS – Detectives with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Aaron Chase Melvin, 23, for the armed …
- NE: LPD: Man Breaks Into Subway Via Drive-Through Window …
6.10.20 – KLIN – Security video observed a man enter the store, steal the cash drawers, and escape with an undisclosed amount of money. An investigation is …
- NE: Smokes, snacks taken in Stop ‘N Shop smash and grab …
6.9.20 – Journal Star – Someone swiped more than $700 in Fireball whiskey, vape pens, cigars, cigarettes and snacks after smashing a convenience store’s front door. A Stop ‘N Shop employee was called by the store’s alarm company at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found the front door broken and items strewn inside.
- NY: Suspects break-in to Third Street Liquors for second time in …
6.12.20 – Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WIVB)–For the second time in less than a week, Niagara Falls Police are investigating a break-in at Third Street Liquors …
- NY: Three arrested after gas station burglarized in Parma | News …
6.10.20 – News break – Parma, N.Y. – (WHAM) – Three people were arrested early Wednesday morning after Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies said they smashed in …
- OH: Man steals $1700 worth of cigarettes from GetGo: Rocky River …
6.11.20 – Cleveland.com – On June 8, a Giant Eagle employee reported that the alarm from the GetGo gas station had been activated. When the employee walked out in the parking lot to check, he found that the front door had been smashed and the audible alarm was still activated.
- OH: Police: Man steals $1,700 in cigarettes from Rocky River gas …
6.9.20 – Morning Journal – At 2:13 a.m., Rocky River Police received a 911 call from an employee of Giant Eagle on Center Ridge Road. The employee told police that their alarm company reported an alarm from the GetGo gas station, according to a Rocky River police report.
- OK: The Village police hoping to identify two accused of stealing …
6.10.20 – kfor.com – According to a Facebook post from the police department, a man and woman entered Walgreens at separate times to steal various items.
- TN: Police investigate break-in at Algood Drugs
6.9.20 – Herald-Citizen – Algood Police are investigating a break-in at a business in a shopping center early Tuesday morning. Police Chief Dale Armour …
- TX: Law Enforcement Seeks Arson Suspects, $6K Reward Offered …
6.9.20 – CBS 11 – $6K Reward Offered In Tarrant County Courthouse Fire. The pair were caught on security camera fleeing the building in Fort Worth.
- VA: Fairfax police respond to trio of McLean burglaries …
6.8.20 – Inside Nova – Officers responded at 12:26 a.m. for an alarm at McLean …
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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