- Sorting Through Body Temperature Scanning Systems
6.17.20 – CI- Body temperature scanning systems are cropping up left and right as a response to COVID-19 restrictions. But how should integrators approach pitching them?
- The Mask Problem: Companies Training Facial Recognition to Be More Accurate During Pandemic
6.15.20 – SSI – Increased use of masks during the COVID-19 pandemic led to technology companies training facial recognition algorithms with photos of people wearing masks, bandannas and scarves.
- Layered security solutions adapted to battle COVID-19
6.19.20 – SIW – As organizations and businesses prepare for reopening, AI emerges as a useful detection tool
State & National News
- IL: New firearms dealers rules approved after 18 months – Alton …
6.17.20 – The Telegraph – SPRINGFIELD — New permanent regulations that govern licensed firearms dealers in Illinois have finally been approved 18 months after Gov.
- How Do the Police Actually Spend Their Time? – The New …
6.19.20 NY Times – They mostly begin from calls by citizens, but also include incidents police officers initiate themselves. Calls for service do not include time spent investigating after an incident; training sessions; administrative duties; and off-duty employment.
- Proposed NFPA 72 Changes Address Remote Programming, DACT
6.17.20 – SSI- Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary reviews additional proposed changes to NFPA 72. Topics include cybersecurity, supervising station alarm systems and more.
- Should COVID-19 Give Security Companies Reason to Worry About Their Future?
6.19.20 – SSI – Are you concerned that your company is losing value, or that COVID-19 will help DIY put an end to pro security? Industry veteran and consultant Ron Davis explains why there’s no reason to worry.
- 5 Ways to Engage Your Security Workforce During a Crisis
6.19.20 – SSI -Business leaders must find ways to inspire a camaraderie amongst employees during times of crisis — COVID-19-related and beyond.
- Good leadership hinges on ‘organizational intelligence’
6.15.20 – Harvard Business Review – It takes a lot to get to the top of an organization: a high IQ, emotional intelligence, technical competence, and a variety of personal characteristics, such as fortitude and resilience. Even with those qualities, many leaders fail at the top job — often because they don’t know how to get the organization to do what they want.
- Married … With Locks: Why No Piece of Data Is Too Small When Selling
6.18.20 -SSI- A new survey revealing the the percentage of connected electronic locks purchased by marital status may seem esoteric at first, but it can help a dealer when it comes time to sell.
Fire & EMS News
- IL: Warrenville construction business fire ruled accidental
6.15.20 – Daily Herald – The fire began about 10:30 p.m. Friday when firefighters were alerted that something was wrong by an automatic alarm, Warrenville Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Andy Dina said in a news release.
- ME: Smoke alarms help save family from early-morning Maine fire
6.15.20 – WMTW – Fire destroyed a garage and heavily damaged a home in Standish early Monday morning. … The fire chief says crews checked the temperatures of the home before leaving and called the rekindle a fluke. Four adults were home at the time but were able to escape safely thanks to smoke alarms inside.
- CA: Bad karma: Nonprofit bike shop owner ‘frustrated’ by countless …
6.19.20 – sfbayca.com – Bad karma: Nonprofit bike shop owner ‘frustrated’ by countless burglaries.
- FL: Florida man attempted to break into gun shop through roof …
6.18.20 – Click Orlando – A Florida man is facing burglary charges after deputies say he tried to break into an Orlando gun shop through a hatch on the business’ roof, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. … When they arrived, deputies said they found a man, later identified as 21-year-old Peter Dorlus, on the roof of the shop.
- FL: Police: Cape Coral man burglarized gas station for $12.73 in items.
6.17.20 – WINK – A 39-year-old Cape Coral man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Cape Coral Speedway gas station early Wednesday for $12.73 worth of items. According to Cape Coral police, officers responded to the Speedway…
- IL: Pana child, teen arrested in burglary
6.15.20 – PANA, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Two youths have been arrested in connection with a weekend burglary. The Pana Police Department says a 10-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy were taken into custody after a burglary at Shasteens. An alarm at Shasteens was activated around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
- IN: Arrest made in Lake Village robbery
6.16.20 – Post News – An arrest has been made for Randall Syler, 38, of Gary, according to a press release from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.
- NC: Burglars steal Dunkin’ Donut’s cash
6.17.20 – The Citizen – Burglars on June 14 got away with the money in two cash drawers after prying open the drive-thru window at the Dunkin’ Donut store.
- PA: Bank alarm scares off possible robber …
6.19.20 – WTAJ – Mount Union, Huntingdon County, Pa. – An alarm was triggered in the middle of the night at the Community State Bank in Mount Union. A bank representative says that someone broke a window in the back of the building just before 4 a.m. on Friday morning.
- PA: Crime Alert: Tips sought in robbery attempt at Reading funeral …
6.21.20 – Reading Eagle – A surveillance image of the male wanted in an attempted theft at Feeney Funeral Home in Reading. Crime Alert Berks County, a citizen crime-fighting group, is offering cash rewards of up to $10,000 to anyone supplying tips that lead to an arrest in this case or any other case or crime.
- TX: Gun shop in Jacksonville robbed after vehicle plows through …
6.17.20 – Jacksonville, Texas (KETK) The Jacksonville Police Department is … According to the store owner, The Gun Room in Jacksonville was … midnight Tuesday after a vehicle plowed through the front of the shop. … in Jacksonville robbed after vehicle plows through storefront. Crime … Online at your Hom.
- TX: Police: Teenager dies after shooting near Whataburger at …
6.20.20 – Waco Tribune – A 19-year-old man died after a shooting early Saturday morning in a parking lot next to the Whataburger restaurant at Valley Mills and Lake Air ..
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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