Public Safety Updates
- AB: Millet enacts False Alarm Bylaw
6.22.22 – Wetaskiwin Times – After giving residents and businesses a chance to fix problems that cause false alarms, Millet Town Council passed a False Alarm Bylaw at …
- CA: Changes trigger delay of ordinance to govern use of surveillance technology in San Diego
6.22.22 – By Teri Figueroa – The San Diego Union-Tribune – Ordinance was proposed after officials and residents learned in 2019 that the city had quietly installed cameras on 3K smart streetlights
- CA: Los Angeles votes to adopt hotel worker protections
6.22.22 – By Kevin Smith – The Press-Enterprise – Ordinance to require panic buttons, other security measures to protect hotel housekeepers from sexual assault and threatening conduct
- MO: Cape’s alarm registration program cuts false alarm calls in half
6.23.22 – Southeast Missourian – Cape Girardeau Chief of Police Wes Blair said the alarm reduction program has reduced false alarm calls police and fire departments receive by …
- OK: Tulsa, Okla., approves Crime Information Center
6.16.22 – KJRH – The Tulsa, Okla., City Council has voted to approve the Crime Information Center system, which will operate much like a 9-1-1 dispatch center in that personnel viewing the cameras will be able to communicate with law enforcement, as well as analysts looking up license plates and crime histories for suspects.
- WA: Seattle police add protocol for low-priority 9-1-1 calls
6.21.22 – KOMO – The Seattle Police Department has created a “Z-Disposition Action” for 9-1-1 calls that don’t require a police response, as determined by a supervisor. The policy records such calls and is meant to help address a shortage of police officers.
- Ky. 9-1-1 director offers advice on medical alert devices
6.6.22 – Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (Ky.) – People considering a personal medical alert device should select one that connects to a call center, because the person who receives the alert will have the user’s location and other information and can contact 9-1-1, advises Paul Nave, director of Owensboro-Daviess County 9-1-1 in Kentucky. By contrast, devices that connect directly to 9-1-1 are less useful if the user can’t speak because they don’t provide location information, Nave says.
- AR, LA, OK, TX, NM Reminded to Protect From Heat-Related …
6.21.22 – OSHA Reminds Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas Employers to Protect Workers From Heat-Related Illness. High temperatures in the Southwestern United States have and continue to break records.
- Seattle Area Jeweler Adds Concealed Weapons Tech After Armed Robbery
6.21.22 -SSI – The solution from Athena Security is said to automatically tell the difference between a weapon and a cell phone, keys and watches.
- Gov. Hochul signs school security bill Alyssa’s Law
6.23.22 – WGRZ – The law is named for a student killed in the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Her parents have started a foundation advocating for the use of …
- What new research reveals about retaining employees
6.15.22 – Associations Now – As the Great Resignation continues, organizations are struggling with how to keep staff. The bad news is, turnover happens in times of change. But a handful of new reports also reveal some positives: Associations can take steps that will go a long way to mitigate turnover.
- Using video analytics to boost retail loss prevention
6.21.22 – Security – IP video surveillance can be an effective loss prevention strategy for retailers. However, quickly locating people, objects, or events of interest within the video can be a manual process for many retailers that ends in operator error or missed incidents.
- Alarm.com Unveils Solar Monitoring Program
6.21.22 -SSI – Alarm.com’s integrated solar monitoring solution for service providers features a Solar Automation & Awareness service package and Solar Program Certification Course.
- Tips for Deploying Smart Video Surveillance Storage Solutions
6.23.22 -SSI – The increased demand for video surveillance, higher resolution and AI analytics have created a need for high capacity storage solutions. Western Digital’s Brian Mallari breaks down how security integrators can deliver them.
- 6.24.22 – SIW – Ellen Boehm – As vendors continue to adopt connectivity to devices, stringent best practices for manufacturers must be adopted as well
- Modernize your legacy apps before planning migration to the cloud
6.23.22 – SIW – Mike Rulf – To avoid security problems down the line, you should approach the migration process with a long-term outlook
- 9 extreme heat safety tips for public safety personnel
6.13.22 – Police1 -Record-setting heat is moving across America this week putting tens of millions of people, as well as the public safety professionals who care for them, at risk of heat emergencies. As the mercury rises, conditions become dangerous for anyone working outdoors or living in a residence without air conditioning.
Fire & EMS News
- TX: Tapatio Springs spa ravaged by fire
6.21.22 – KENS5 – Just like in November 2017, the Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort near Boerne has been the scene of a massive fire. The first call for help …
- WI: Sprinkler Catches Stovetop Fire In Southwest Side Apartment
6.21.22 – City of Madison – A fire that broke out in a Mayo Drive apartment while no one was home was caught quickly and extinguished by an automatic fire sprinkler.
- CT: Teen arrested after alleged attempted robbery of convenience …
6.22.22 – Hartford Courant – A store clerk at the Citgo Food Bag triggered a hold-up alarm after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night and officers responded …
- GA: Video shows thieves stealing $35,000 in car keys from …
6.20.22 – Fox 5 Atlanta – Snellville, Ga. – Police in Gwinnett County are investigating a series of break-ins at car dealerships around the Snellville area.
- IL: Lids on State Street burglarized: Chicago police
6.22.22 – WLS – Chicago – A sports merchandise store in a popular Loop shopping district was burglarized Tuesday night, Chicago police said.
- NC: Teen charged for breaking into Onslow County diner to steal …
6.20.22 – WITN – Back on June six deputies went out to Sand Ridge Diner in Hubert because an alarm was activated. When they got there, they found the diner’s …
- OK: Newly-Released Security Footage Shows Suspect Shoot At …
6.23.22 – News 9 – One week after a metro dispensary was robbed, security footage of the crime was released by Oklahoma City police.
- RI: Providence Police Investigating Suspected Break-In at Thayer …
6.20.22 – GO LOCAL Prov News – Providence police are investigating a report of a business being broken into on Monday. About Incident.
- SC: Man, juvenile arrested in pair of early-morning N. Charleston …
6.23.22 – North Charleston, S.C. (WCSC) – North Charleston Police say they captured two suspects in two different business burglaries just a half-hour apart. Ernest Wayne Canup is charged with second-degree burglary and a 16-year-old boy is charged with attempted burglary, police spokesman Harve Jacobs said.
- SC: N. Charleston vape shops targeted in two break-ins
6.23.22 – North Charleston, S.C. (WCBD) – North Charleston Police are working to determine if two vape shop break-ins are related. Police responded to Tanger Tobacco & Vape just before 4:30 on Thursday morning after an alarm at the store was set off.
- WA: Burglars hit Laundry Land on Wellesley, leave …
6.21.22 – KHQ – The business, Laundry Land sustained thousands of dollars in damage. It appeared the vehicle was driven through the front doors causing the damage.
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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