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Public Safety Updates

  • NC: 97% of Asheville burglar alarm calls are false; police have …
    6.25.21 – Asheville Citizen Times. — APD: 97%, or 15,000-plus, burglar alarm calls were false; what police are doing about it. Joel Burgess. Asheville Citizen Times. Asheville …
  • TX: City of Humble to begin billing insurance companies for …
    6.25.21 – Community Impact – City of Humble to begin billing insurance companies for emergency response services; charging residents, businesses for multiple false alarms. … According to City Manager Jason Stuebe, out of a total of 290 fire suppression-related alarms the city’s fire department responded to in 2020, 284 were false.


Business Tips

  • Non-Contact Voltage Testers Recalled by Klein Tools Due to Shock Hazard
    6.16.21 – EC&M – Klein Tools has issued a recall of its non-contact voltage testers with model numbers NCVT1 and date codes ending H7. The company says that the on/off button can remain depressed during the power on or power off cycle, causing the tester to work improperly. Users testing electrical sources could fail to be warned of the presence of live voltage if the tester is not properly operating, posing a shock hazard.
  • Practicing Proper Backup Power: Tips, Best Practices & More
    6.28.21 – SSI – While it is important to have adequate backup power for all systems, it is especially important for life-safety systems such as fire alarms.
  • How the Security Industry Is Coping With Supply Chain Calamity
    6.23.21 – SSI  – Executives from security dealer, integration and manufacturing companies discuss how the global chip shortage is affecting their organizations.
  • 6.28.21 – Fast Company – Smart succession planning is a necessary business strategy that starts with hiring the right people. How to hire the next generation of leaders.

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

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 – Kelly Ryan
  • Associate Director – Brian Villari
  • False Alarm Reduction Association Director – Alberto Hook
  • Executive Director – Brad Shipp
  • 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 –  Vacant
  • False Alarm Reduction Association Alternate –  Kerri McDonald