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June 22, 2015

Association Events

  • MDBFAA Member Meeting – July 8th, 2015
    How to Increase Your Company’s Value. Bob Lepczyk of Security Associates will explain the steps you can take to increase the value of your Company. 11am-1pm. COPS Monitoring- 235 Schilling Cir Suite 108, Hunt Valley, MD, 21031 – More Info

Door to Door Sales

  • Action 9 investigates home alarm hustle
    6.18.15 – WFTV Orlando – Suspicious, he called ADT and discovered the techs were really independent contractors who hijacked his alarm system. They signed him to a new three-year … More Info
  • Cocoa Police Department Issues Scam Alert On Bogus Alarm …
    6.20.15 – SpaceCoastDaily.com – Please be aware there are people representing themselves as Capital Connect (alarm company) and wanting to sell home alarm systems or upgrade the home … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • LA: False alarm amendment putting homeowners at odds with NOPD
    6.17.15 – FOX 8 News WVUE-TV – The controversy started after NOPD Chief Michael Harrison said officers responded to nearly 48,000 false security alarms last year. Harrison said responding to … More Info
  • LA: Higher fines for false alarms approved by New Orleans City Council
    6.18.15 – NOLA.com – Fines for false burglary alarms will rise in New Orleans under an ordinance the City Council passed Thursday (June 18) to curb alarms that officials say are … More Info
  • PA: Birdsboro council OKs gas production, power generation at ex …
    6.20.15 – Reading Eagle – Another adds trailers to the list of vehicles that can’t be parked on borough streets and third raises the scale of fines for alarm device violations to $300 to $600 … More Info

Industry News

  • Beware: Potential Legal Liabilities for Integrating Garage Doors with …
    6.15.15 – CEPro – CE Pro asked Ken Kirschenbaum, an attorney that specializes in alarm and low-voltage systems, to address the important safety issues and legal liabilities … More Info
  • Alarm industry, fire officials at odds over proposed NFPA 72 revisions
    Motions that would amend code language to be voted on at annual conference… More Info
  • Pyrexx Makes Smart, Sexy, Blingy Mesh-Networking Smoke Detectors
    CE Pro – Want some bling with that smoke detector? As shown at IFSEC 2015, Pyrexx PX-1 and PX-1C come in a range of colors, textures and Swarovski crystals; include clever features like a magnetic mount. More Info
  • Smoke Alarm May Not Be Enough To Wake Sleeping Child
    6.16.15 – CBS Local – Miami – The incessant beep of a smoke alarm is enough to drive someone crazy, but is the chirping sound enough to wake a child from deep sleep … More Info
  • The Brodhead-Bell-Morton Mansion at 1500 Rhode Island Avenue …
    6.16.15 – InTowner – Once in their new house in DC Bell installed the city’s first electric burglar alarm system with an elaborate system of wires and bells that connected every door … More Info
  • Nest’s new security camera lets you watch your pets
    6.17.15 – CNNMoney – The Protect has had some bumps, most notably a motion-detecting feature that let you “wave” to silence an alarm. The company had to disable that feature due … More Info
  • AG’s office files complaint against alarm company
    6.19.15 – West Virginia Record – The complaint, which was filed in Cabell Circuit Court, alleges Trio Alarm LLC and its manager, Tyler Ignatowski, engaged in unfair and deceptive sales … More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
Exempts certain activities of alarm businesses from statutes governing practice of locksmithing. Companion bill: A4333.
Status: 6/11/2015 : Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

State & National News

  • Sprint Ends Throttling of Unlimited Plans
    6.18.15 – Wireless Week – Carriers are scrambling to comply with the FCC’s new Open Internet rules that went into effect last Friday.  In what could be a big win for consumers, Sprint has reportedly done away with the practice of throttling customers on unlimited plans. More Info
  • Global Demand for Bandwidth Continues to Increase
    6.17.15 – Baseline – This study highlights the fact that bandwidth demand is on the rise globally, and that the software and manufacturing industries are the main drivers behind the increase. More Info
  • Expected Growth of the Internet of Things Is Staggering
    6.16.15 – Baseline – By 2020, the number of connected devices is expected to reach 50 billion, and two out of five enterprises are currently leveraging IoT technologies or plan to do so this year. More Info

Business Tips

  • Learn Innovative Business Lessons From NASA
    5.14.15 – Baseline – The achievements of NASA–arguably the most innovative enterprise in the world–offer lessons that can benefit any technology or business professional who’s involved in innovation initiatives. More Info
  • What Innovative People and Companies Do Differently
    6.17.15- Baseline – Everyone talks about being innovative, but do you and your company have what it takes to propose and pursue pioneering ideas? A new survey highlights eight characteristics of innovative leaders. More Info
  • Paid Family Leave: What Small-Business Owners Should Know
    6.17.15 – AMEX Open Forum – Expecting parents have an answer ready for typical questions like “when is the baby due?” and “is it a boy or a girl?” But a number of them are a bit fuzzy when it comes to this question: “What is your office’s maternity/paternity leave policy?” Depending on where they work, the answer can vary. More Info

Fire News

  • CO: Man heard smoke alarm, tried to save neighbor
    6.16.15 – The Denver Channel – Loveland, Colo. – A man who heard a smoke detector going off at 12:47 Tuesday morning ended up helping save his neighbor’s life. The man told Loveland … More Info
  • IN: Fire breaks out at South Bend dental office
    6.16.15 – WSBT-TV – Police say the call initially came in as both a fire alarm and a burglary alarm. Police arrived first and called fire crews. No word yet on the cause of this fire. More Info
  • MA: Police: Falling false teeth trigger false Lifeline alert in Salem
    6.17.15 – The Salem News – Firefighters responded to a Lawrence Drive residence at 9:08 a.m. for a residential fire alarm. There was no answer at the front door, but the homeowner … More Info
  • MN: Neighbor hears smoke alarm, calls fire department
    6.20.15 – St. Cloud Times – Firefighters were called to a St. Cloud home on Friday after residents heard the smoke alarm coming from a neighboring home. The fire department was called at … More Info
  • NJ: Burglary attempt leads to small fire in Maple Shade
    6.15.15 – South Jersey Local News – Police said on June 8, at approximately 2:30 a.m., police and fire crews responded to the Fur Center for a fire alarm to find a … More Info
  • VT: Inmate arrested for tampering with alarm
    6.19.15 – Rutland Herald – According to police, the Rutland City Fire Department responded to the jail just after 4 p.m. Tuesday due to an activated fire alarm. Neither smoke nor fire were … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Burglary suspect caught on home surveillance, stole child’s pigg …
    6.16.15 – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com – That the neighbors are hearing this go on, that somebody more than likely is going to come to their assistance, because of that alarm. Otherwise, had it been (an … More Info
  • AL: Police arrest man caught breaking into downtown Birmingham …
    6.17.15 – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com – Police say Collins also cut the power and phone lines to the restaurant, thinking it would prevent the security alarm from going off, but after the last break-in, … More Info
  • CA: Cops Catch Alleged Burglar Crawling Out Window of South Bay Home
    6.18.15 – Patch.com – Officers responding to an audible burglar alarm at a home in Manhattan Beach this afternoon arrested a 21-year-old Compton man they saw climbing out one of … More Info
  • CA: Rocklin police say man returned to scene of rock-throwing crime
    6.16.15 – Sacramento Bee – Rocklin police said a man returned to the scene of an attempted crime Tuesday morning. The escapade began when a burglar alarm went off at the Quik Stop … More Info
  • CA: Would-Be Thieves Try to Steal ATM From Santee Store
    6.16.15 – NBC 7 San Diego – A security alarm rang out at a Walgreens around 4:40 a.m. When deputies with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department arrived, … More Info
  • CT: Burglar breaks $2800 door at Milford business, takes $5.58 worth of …
    6.18.15 – WTNH – … 21-year-old David Lopez broke the door, then took two two-liter bottles, valued at $5.58, from Napoli Deli around 1:10 a.m. They say a burglar alarm went off … More Info
  • CT: Burglars cut hole in deli roof, ransack ATM
    6.16.15 – The Darien News – Police responded to an automatic alarm at the store at around 1 a.m. and assumed it was a false alarm when they found the doors locked, Marron said. More Info
  • CT: Thirsty thief strikes again, Milford police say
    6.19.15 – New Haven Register – Dempsey said police responded to a burglar alarm at a package store and found that someone thrown an object at the door, … More Info
  • FL: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon stores all burglarized in Collier County
    6.17.15 – Wink News – The Collier County Sheriff’s Office says the burglars made entry by defeating the lock, cutting the alarm system and breaking into the back room. The burglars left … More Info
  • GA: DPD Investigating Seemingly Similar Sunday Burglaries
    6.18.15 – douglasenterprise – The release continued, stating, “A check through the business’ alarm service showed that an alarm was received by them at approximately 4:58 a.m. The alarm … More Info
  • GA: Former Employee Accused of Damages at Business: Sheriff’s Calls
    6.16.15 – Patch.com – Alarm – Walton County deputies responded to an alarm at Glenda’s. Business checked. Everything okay. Suspicious Person – Subject reported … More Info
  • GA: Masked burglar at Nicholson store identified by walk and loose pants
    6.19.15 – Online Athens – The store’s surveillance camera captured the crime on video, which shows the man used a key to enter the store at 11:20 p.m., deactivate the alarm, then use a … More Info
  • GA: Suspicious Sleeping People, Former Teacher Vs. Principal: Sheriff’s …
    6.18.15 – Patch.com – Alarm – Walton County deputies responded to an alarm at a residence. Residence checked. Everything okay. Zone 3. Nothing reported. Zone 4… More Info
  • IL: Two juveniles charged in burglarizing Zion stores, police search for …
    6.15.15 – Chicago Tribune – An alarm went off at the Dollar General store at 1:13 a.m. Friday. Officers arriving on the scene saw two people who … More Info
  • KY: LPD: Man breaks into business, hides from police in attic
    6.15.15 – WTVQ – Police say a burglar alarm went off Saturday night at Wines on Vine. When officers arrived, they say they found someone had broken through a window, on a … More Info
  • MA: Burglaries at camera stores in Concord and Waltham spur police …
    6.16.15 – Boston Globe – In the other case, Waltham police responded to a burglar alarm at EP Levine, a store that sells camera equipment, at about 12:45 p.m. on … More Info
  • MA: Police: Man broke into Salem’s Sea Level Oyster Bar, poured …
    6.18.15 – The Salem News – Police were called by an alarm company shortly after 2 a.m., and went to the Wharf Street restaurant, prosecutor Heidi Sylvanowicz told a judge during O’Leary’s … More Info
  • MD: Man caught on camera trying to break into Milford Mill business
    6.18.15 – WBAL Baltimore – The man used some kind of tool to pry open the front door and managed to get in; however, he was scared away when the alarm sounded. “He didn’t know that … More Info
  • MI: Break-in foiled at golf course
    6.18.15 – Huron Daily Tribune – Oliver Township – An alarm system and quick action by authorities helped thwart an attempted break-in at the Century Oaks Golf Course … More Info
  • MI: Man charged in Ann Arbor Toys ‘R’ Us break-ins
    6.20.15 – MLive.com – An alarm at about 3:26 a.m. June 11 alerted police to the first incident at the store. Police believe the suspects entered the store by smashing a window. More Info
  • MI: Second break-in reported at Ann Arbor Toys ‘R’ Us in a week
    6.16.15 – MLive.com – An alarm at about 3:30 a.m. June 16 alerted police to the break-in at the store, Ann Arbor Police Department Detective Lt. Robert … More Info
  • MN: Man arrested for Buhl burglary
    6.16.15 – Duluth News Tribune – The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies responded to the alarm at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday and determined that entry had been forced into the bar … More Info
  • MT: Possible ‘cat burglars’ trigger alarms
    6.18.15 – Daily Inter Lake – The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a security alarm triggered at a Montana 35 property. It was reported that there were a lot of cats around … More Info
  • NJ: North Brunswick man charged with burglary
    6.15.15 – MyCentralJersey.com – Police responded to an activated burglar alarm. As police approached the back of the home, Vernon Kinsey, 57, of North Brunswick, was seen … More Info
  • NL: Police can’t confirm if overnight break-ins linked
    6.16.15 – Southern Gazette – The front window was smashed out of the Country Road business just before 2 a.m., setting off the alarm. The employee guessed the person was inside the … More Info
  • OH: 7 rare pythons stolen from Ohio pet shop
    6.16.15 – WGN-TV – She says the burglars set off the store’s alarm, snatched the snakes and dashed away in seconds. The snakes are all about six months old or younger and can … More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    6.16.15 – Circleville Herald – Alarm activated at a residence. Call canceled. False alarm, homeowner had proper code. Caller reported a broken window at Brooks Yates. More Info
  • OK: Convenience store clerk robbed at gunpoint
    6.19.15 – Muskogee Daily Phoenix – The man took an unknown amount of money, including money that sets off the store’s alarm, quarters and four packs of menthol cigarettes. The man then ran out … More Info
  • OK: Suspect arrested after north Tulsa convenience store break-in early …
    6.20.15 – Tulsa World – Officers responded to an alarm at the Super Stop about 2:30 a.m. Saturday and observed Myron Randolph …More Info
  • OR: Alleged pharmacy burglar arraigned
    6.19.15 – McMinnville News-Register – Two cast iron objects had been thrown through the window, triggering an alarm. A prescription shop employee identified the drugs found on Perez. Perez is due … More Info
  • OR: Burglars leave Medford’s Hoover Elementary a mess
    6.16.15 – Mail Tribune – Investigators are still scratching their heads over how the suspects broke in, as there were no signs of forced entry, and no alarm sounded. Medford School … More Info
  • SC: According to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office:
    6.15.15 – Aiken Standard – Officers responded Friday to a Warrenville school for an alarm and open door. After investigating the area, no items were reported … More Info
  • SC: Female deputy shot at while responding to alarm call
    6.17.15 – WYFF Greenville – Simpsonville, SC – A man fired shots at a female deputy while she was responding to an alarm call Wednesday night, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office … More Info
  • SD: Police investigating armed robbery
    6.16.15 – KEVN Black Hills Fox – Police responded to a silent alarm at the store, where the clerk said a man with a t-shirt on his face approached him at the register and pointed a gun at him, … More Info
  • TX: Suspect stops at Abilene eatery before being arrested for burglary
    6.16.15 – KTXS – The residents weren’t home at the time of the alleged burglary – about 2 p.m. Tuesday – when an alarm went off and a witness saw someone leave the house, … More Info
  • VA: 3 juveniles detained after vandalizing Chesterfield middle school
    6.15.15 – WRIC – Police told 8News that just before 7 p.m. Saturday, they were called to Providence Middle School for an alarm going off. When they arrived, they spotted the … More Info
  • VA: Police Searching for Suspect Who Stole from Sports Shop
    6.18.15 – WSET – Officers say they responded to Dunham Sports after a burglar alarm went off around 2 a.m. Wednesday. When they got … More Info

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NESA 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. Five state associations are part of NESA – Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (TBFAA), Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (MDBFAA), Kansas Electronic Security Association (KESA), Arkansas Security Alarm Association (ASAA) and Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (OKBFAA). For more info visit www.nesaus.org.

NESA Board of Directors

  • President – Jordon Brown
  • Vice President & Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director- Chris Russell
  • Secretary- Kathleen Schraufnagel
  • Treasurer and Arkansas Security Alarm Assn. Director – Rick Howell
  • Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director- Craig Bober
  • Past President –Rex Adams
  • Kansas Electronic Security Alliance Director – Vacant
  • Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director- Rick Spring
  • Associate Director- Dean Coburn
  • 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- Chip Bird