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July 11, 2016

About NESA

The National Electronic Security Alliance 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. Over the next weeks we will give you short articles about the alliance.

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Becoming a member of an industry association gives you faster access to noteworthy news and developments in your industry. Association members talk to each other during and after meetings. NESA provides a weekly summary of news on laws, rules, trends, business tips and success stories. State associations provide updates on local and state issues. Staying up-to-the-minute on industry news allows you to take advantage of changes or developments that might otherwise have passed them by.

Door to Door Sales

  • Salesmen knocking on doors at night creates flap in Livingston …
    7.4.16 – The Advocate- The Livingston Parish Council may soon ban salespeople from making house calls outside of business hours after a former councilman said an alarm company …More Info
  • BBB offers tips on summer solicitors
    7.5.16 – hngnews.com – “Wisconsin summer is finally here and the warm weather will bring salespeople to our front doors offering asphalt paving, home improvements, alarm systems, … More Info
  • Metro warns residents to be vigilant of visitors after home security …
    7.6.16 – WTVM – “You should never have somebody from your alarm company come out to your home without having an appointment first, so that’s red flag number one. More Info
  • Some towns toughening door-to-door sales rules
    7.10.16 – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette – “Energy companies, insurance companies, lawn care … cable … alarm companies, those are the biggest ones that we get,” she said. Distributing information, like … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CT: Wallingford police warn of upcoming change in false alarm policy
    7.6.16 – Meriden Record-Journal – Wallingford – Police are reminding residents about a change to the ordinance on private security systems and false alarms. Starting July 12, security … More Info
  • NY: Burglar alarm owners must register with Suffolk County or face hefty …
    7.5.16 – www.greaterpatchogue.com – Suffolk County officials are urging all residential homeowners and commercial establishments to register their burglar alarms with the county or face hefty fines … More Info
  • OK: Committee to tweak city code on false alarms
    7.10.16 – The Lawton Constitution – Emergency Communications Director Darrell Morgan said emergency personnel spend an average of 23 minutes per call if they respond to alarms (some calls … More Info

Industry News

  • Home Automation: Get Creative by Integrating Uncommon Systems
    7.5.16 – EH – Automation systems can manage and control anything so let your imagination run wild. More Info
  • Bold Technologies refocuses on existing customers
    7.5.16 – Security Systems News – When end users click on a NotifyMe notification, an app opens, where they can “verify the alarm or cancel the alarm or view video,” Coles said. “Central stations … More Info
  • Security firm might not meet e-liquid law’s controversial requirements
    7.5.16 – Indianapolis Business Journal – Previously, IBJ reported that Cali Co-Packing was initially working with California-based Bay Alarm Company, but Bay Alarm realized quickly that it did not meet … More Info
  • Comcast Adds Home Security Camera, Voice Control to Xfinity Home
    The xCam is weather resistant and has a 109° field of view. The voice control is the same used for the X1 TV remote. More Info
  • Anger over delay in specialist alarm systems for the deaf
    7.7.16 – Meath Chronicle – Lisa Carroll from Navan told how she was approved for one of the specialist systems which typically include a smoke alarm, carbon monoxide alarm, house … More Info

State & National News

  • Consumers Prefer Biometrics Over Passwords
    7.5.16 – SIA – A new survey says that 52 percent of consumers prefer biometrics over passwords when logging into online accounts. More Info
  • Five Simple Extension Cord Rules to Improve Work Site Safety
    7.1.16 – OHS – Any construction work site is full of potentially dangerous situations. OSHA regulations have been put in place to make construction sites as safe as possible. More Info
  • State’s Withholding Of Professional Licenses Examined
    7.5.16 – CBS Local – DPS says it has to be careful in licensing employees as security guards, locksmiths and alarm companies, because those professions deal with people with … More Info
  • Hot Climate Regions Have Higher Violent Crime Rates; Less Self-Control
    7.7.16 – SIA – Scientists claimed that hot climate regions with less seasonal variations, countries that are close to the equator, have higher violent crime rates compared to the other regions. More Info
  • Accuracy of Face Recognition Systems Depends on Race
    7.6.16 – MIT – New evidence suggests that face matching systems don’t work equally well for different races. More Info
  • Tenn. Couple Wonders Why Alarm System Went Quiet After Windows Were Smashed
    7.7.16 – SSI – Fran and Joe Martin had five glass breakage sensors as part of their home alarm system. More Info
  • 4 tips to make your apartment a little safer
    7.8.16 – Washington Post – “You have to think about the potential ways for someone to get in from the outside,” says Miles Fawcett, president of Urban Alarm, a D.C.-based security … More Info
  • Is artificial intelligence the next frontier in security technology?
    7.8.16 – SIW – Armorway looks to offer a new paradigm in security software… More Info
  • Americans in Favor of Background Checks
    7.6.16 – SIA – A new survey finds an overwhelmingly large percentage of the public not only favors background checks, but thinks they should be mandatory. More Info
  • Cities Explore 911 Texting
    7.5.16 – ABC – As active-shooter and hostage situations become more common, police departments are exploring technology that would allow dispatchers to receive texts, photos and videos in real time. More Info

Business Tips

  • How 4 Integrators Keep Up With Constantly-Changing Security Space
    7.5.16 – SSI – Need a few pointers on how to stay above water in the changing security landscape? These 4 security pros are here to help you navigate through your challenges. More Info
  • In Security, Use Past Experiences to Become Smarter and Better at Your Craft
    7.7.16 – SSI – Some of the industry’s smartest leaders are constantly reassessing their businesses. You should too. More Info

Fire News

  • IL: Hinsdale police: Numerous reports of car burglaries and property …
    7.9.16 – Chicago Tribune – Police responded to an activated fire alarm at the downtown train station at 4:21 p.m. July 3. White smoke from a discharged fire … More Info
  • MI: Jackson Sheriff: deputies respond to report of loose pig on …
    7.7.16 – MLive.com – Sergeant Watson responded for an alarm. 12:02 p.m.. Deputy Laughlin responded to Reynolds Road for a loose dog in the yard at that address. More Info
  • MO: Police investigate north St. Louis church arson, vandalism – KMOV …
    7.6.16 – KMOV.com – Officers responded to a building alarm at Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the building was on fire, the back door .. More Info
  • OK: Arrest made after Oklahoma City apartment fire
    7.10.16 – NewsOK.com – One person was taken into custody Saturday after Oklahoma City firefighters extinguished a blaze at an apartment building. Crews responded to a fire alarm at… More Info
  • PA: Water main break closes Smith Student Center
    7.7.16 – SRU The Online Rocket – … the mechanical room, which caused steam to go into the air which triggered the fire alarm which was how we were able to find out about the leak,” Albert … More Info
  • VA: Smoke seen coming from Tyvek manufacturing area in Chesterfield
    7.7.16 – WWBT NBC12 News – Workers activated an alarm after smoke was seen coming from the Tyvek manufacturing area, which is located on DuPont’s property… More Info

Crime News

  • AB: Alarm trips up vacuum burglar
    7.7.16 – Brandon Sun – … up vacuum burglar. Local. Brandon Sun – Alarm trips up vacuum burglar. More Info
  • AL: Convenience store owner says Facebook helped catch criminal
    7.6.16 – WKRG – They took about $1,200 dollars worth of cigarettes from the store. Emmons got a call that night every business owner dreads. Police told him the alarm at the … More Info
  • AR: North Little Rock man accused of stealing meat from church food …
    7.5.16 – Arkansas Online – Police responded to a burglary alarm at Gardner Memorial Methodist Church at about 1:52 a.m. and discovered a broken … More Info
  • AZ: Police: Man shot by officer during robbery call at Phoenix Walgreens
    7.10.16 – azcentral.com – Authorities were called to a Walgreens at 8:40 p.m. after a silent alarm sounded the attempted robbery, said Phoenix police … More Info
  • BC: Kamloops business owner praises alarm system after break-in
    7.6.16 – KamloopsBCNow – Derek Johnson, owner of All-Aboard Games, said his remote monitoring alarm system has been a “boon” since installing it last March, and Wednesday morning … More Info
  • CO: Robbery in Colorado Springs
    7.10.16 – KKTV 11 News – Officers were dispatched to a robbery alarm at a business Friday night. Employees were leaving the … More Info
  • CT: Man nabbed after attempted Hamden store burglary, police say
    7.9.16 – New Haven Register – Smith said police responded at about 2:45 a.m. to a report of an activated burglar alarm at Henny Penny. Officer William May arrived at the … More Info
  • CT: Windsor Locks, East Windsor Police Investigating Similar Burglaries
    7.10.16 – Patch.com – On its Facebook page, the East Windsor Police Department reported around 1 a.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm at American Food Mart … More Info
  • FL: Police: Woman dies after being taken into custody at 7-Eleven
    7.9.16 -WJXT Jacksonville – She tried to leave out the back of the store and the alarm went off. Two clerks grabbed her and escorted her outside, to the front of the business, where she .. More Info
  • GA: 36 Cartons of Cigarettes Stolen From Dollar Store
    7.9.16 – Patch.com – He received a call from his alarm company that the alarm had activated so he drove home. He found forced entry through a carport window. Inside there was … More Info
  • GA: Thief tries to blow up Lake Country ATM
    7.8.16 – Eatonton Messenger – The Greene County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm call at the BB&T ATM … More Info
  • IA: Man on roof charged with burglary
    7.5.16 – Fort Dodge Messenger – A Fort Dodge man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a burglary alarm was triggered at a Fort Dodge business. Chadwyck Bryan Blanford, 26, was . More Info
  • ID: Sheriff’s office seeks help to identify suspect in KMart burglary
    7.5.16 – LocalNews8.com – According to the Sheriff’s office, at around 12:50 a.m. Tuesday morning deputies responded to an alarm at the Ammon Kmart and found that someone had forced … More Info
  • IL: Attempted armed robbery at KFC on Kilburn Avenue in Rockford
    7.10.16 – Rockford Register Star – A manager in the office saw what was happening and pushed an alarm to alert police. The suspect then fled northbound from the store. He was described as a … More Info
  • IL: Burglars target Avondale Estates business
    7.5.16 – Decaturish.com – “Suspect(s) damaged the ATM but were unable to access the money storage area. The alarm was set but did not activate due to the location the suspect(s) made .. More Info
  • IL: Park Forest Police Blotter Reports, July 9, 2016
    7.10.16 – eNews Park Forest – A burglary occurred July 7. Police responded to a report of a burglar alarm going off. A police report indicated that, upon arrival at … More Info
  • IN: Police arrest trio in Best Buy burglary
    7.4.16 – Fox 59 – Around 3:19 a.m. Noblesville Police responded to a business alarm at the Best Buy. As officers arrived they reported … More Info
  • MA: Saugus Police log July 2
    7.7.16 – Wicked Local – At 6:49 a.m. Macy’s security reported a general fire alarm activation and multiple burglar alarms. Firefighters reported no alarms sounding. Dispatch notified .. More Info
  • MA: Topsfield Police Log from June 27 to July 2
    7.7.16 – Wicked Local Boxford – Incidents. Monday, June 27. 8:31 a.m. Men working on site caused a fire alarm activation at Little Brook Village. 11:56 a.m. A person … More Info
  • MI: Bank robber gets 60 years in prison
    7.7.16 – Battle Creek Enquirer – S.W. He then began firing at officers who responded to the alarm. Police pursued the car containing Williams and two others along snow-covered Capital and … More Info
  • MI: Battle Creek bank robber gets 60-90 years in prison
    7.9.16 – Detroit Free Press – S.W. He then began firing at officers who responded to the alarm. Police pursued the car containing Williams and two others along snow-covered Capital and … More Info
  • MI: Jackson Sheriff: deputy on personal welfare check arrests suspect …
    7.6.16 – MLive.com – Deputy Wickham responded for a residential alarm. 10:22 a.m. … Deputy Carter responded to Spring Arbor Road for an alarm. 8:31 p.m.. More Info
  • MI: Teen charged with breaking into bar owned by county commissioner …
    7.9.16 -MLive.com – About 4:10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, police responded to a burglary alarm at Coonan’s Irish Hub. The business is owned by Kim J…. More Info
  • MN: Bloomington woman reports brutal beating by grandson, who is …
    7.5.16 – The Herald-Times – When police responded to an 86-year-old Bloomington woman’s emergency alert alarm late Monday night, they found her on a bedroom floor covered in blood … More Info
  • MO: Atmore police probing 3 business break-ins UPDATE
    7.7.16 – Atmore News – “The officer quickly learned the alarm was coming from Earle’s Jewelers. The officer immediately noticed the front door of Earle’s … More Info
  • MO: Man arrested, charged with breaking window, stealing jewelry
    7.9.16 -The Missoulian – According to a court affidavit, officers had been called to the Peace of Mind pipe shop after an alarm was triggered just after 11 p.m. on July 7. They found the … More Info
  • MO: Raytown police shoot one man and arrest another after burglary alarm
    7.4.16 – Kansas City Star – Raytown police officers responding to a residential burglar alarm shot one man and took another into custody late Sunday. The incident occurred around 9:40 .. More Info
  • MS: Crooks break into two gas stations, steal ATM from one
    7.5.16 – WAPT Jackson – The owner said nothing was stolen, and he believes the alarm scared the robbers away. Update: the vehicle used in the ATM thefts is a reported stolen Ford … More Info
  • NJ: Suspect Sought in Union TD Bank Robbery
    7.8.16 – TAPinto.net – According to a press release from Union police, officers responded to the bank as a result of the hold-up alarm at 10:16 a.m. The suspect fled the bank prior to … More Info
  • NM: Man suspected of burglarizing smoke shop
    7.9.16 – Las Cruces Sun-News – After the shop’s burglary alarm was activated, police said, “a responsible party for the store” and three other individuals arrived at the shop and reportedly saw … More Info
  • NM: Public Record
    7.9.16 – Artesia Daily Press – 10:29 a.m. – Officer dispatched in reference to a burglary alarm. … More Info
  • NY: Man accused of burglarizing Erie Co. store, running from scene
    7.5.16 – wivb.com – When deputies arrived at Native Pride after hearing an alarm call on the morning of May 30, they saw a Seneca Nation of Indians’ Marshal checking out the store … More Info
  • NY: Man tried to rob Chase Bank in Bellport, police say
    7.9.16 – Newsday – However, the teller pushed the silent alarm and backed away from the counter as he approached. The bandit fled the bank parking lot on a bicycle, officers said. More Info
  • OH: Lakewood police investigate burglaries: police blotter
    7.10.16 – cleveland.com – Attempted breaking and entering, Madison Avenue: Police responded to a burglar alarm about 1:30 a.m. July 6 at Broestl & Wallis Fine Jewelry. Officers arrived … More Info
  • OH: Police activity reports
    7.7.16 – The Buckeye Lake Beacon – June 23: Police responded to an alarm drop… The area checked secure. • June 23: Police contacted a woman who may have been … More Info
  • OK: Man burglarizes local store; Owners hope someone recognizes him
    7.9.16 – KSWO – … the first time he’s burglarized a store because he was in and out in one minute and didn’t seem to be bothered by the blaring alarm or the risk of getting caught. More Info
  • OR: Forest Grove police log: Woman drops her pork chops, starts yelling …
    7.4.16 – OregonLive.com – A woman came home to find her back door open and learned the alarm had tripped. An officer contacted the alarm company and learned they did not make … More Info
  • SC: Sumter County authorities seek same man for four break-ins
    7.5.16 – WACH.com – A deputy arrived at the business after an alarm there went off. When the deputy arrived he saw that a window was broken from a cinder block, but the suspect … More Info
  • TN: Humboldt man accused of trying to break into pharmacy
    7.7.16 – WBBJ-TV – Police responded around 12:45 a.m. to an alarm at Duvall’s Rexall Drug and found that a window had been broken in an apparent attempt to gain … More Info
  • TN: Juveniles arrested, charged in Blount County, Alcoa church break-ins
    7.10.16 – Maryville Daily Times – The 16 and 17-year-old boys were arrested after deputies responded to Forest Hills Baptist Church last Saturday shortly before 1 a.m. to a security alarm. More Info
  • TN: Sevierville couple says glass breakage burglar alarm didn’t work
    7.6.16 – WATE 6 On Your Side – Sevierville – A Sevierville couple says a burglar or burglars broke windows in their home, but the glass breakage alarm never sounded. There’s a … More Info
  • TX: Dallas police shootings call back to New Orleans Howard Johnson’s …
    7.9.16 -The Advocate – He then tripped a burglar alarm at a nearby warehouse and shot officer Edwin Hosli Sr., who arrived to investigate the alarm. Harrell, Essex’s only black victim, … More Info
  • TX: Order up: Investigators looking for Domino’s Pizza burglars
    7.7.16 – KSAT San Antonio – One store had a burglary alarm go off a little before 5:30 a.m., according to a report. The officer who responded wrote that it … More Info
  • TX: West U Crime Roundup: Thefts and driving violations
    7.6.16 – InstantNewsNetwork.com – An officer was dispatched regarding a commercial building alarm. Upon arrival, the officer discovered that an unknown person(s) had … More Info
  • VA: Burglary Reported at Vienna Home While Residents Vacationing
    7.9.16 – Patch.com – Open Door Window June 30 1:31 p.m. Officers responded to the listed residence for an alarm. When they got to the residence they … More Info
  • VA: Covington man pleads guilty to illegally possessing a firearm …
    7.7.16 – WSET – … in the back of the store to be able to get away easier. Also, Fishwick says Martin bought a set of wire cutters to disable what he thought was the alarm system. More Info
  • VT: Poultney’s Discount Food Store decimated in fire
    7.7.16 – Mountaintimes – Poultney – Friday, On July 1, at 11:49 p.m. a motion sensor alarm went off at the Discount Food Store of Poultney. 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.

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