Public Safety Updates
- RI: City increasing fines for false alarms
- 7.15.20 – The Valley Breeze -The City Council’s ordinance subcommittee approved an ordinance change instituting increased financial penalties for false alarms caused by mechanical failure, malfunction, improper installation or negligence. False alarms caused by acts of God, including weather events, are exempted.
- Door-to-door home security salesmen alarm Vermont residents
7.17.20 – Burlington Free Press – Police receive multiple complaints about home security system sales representatives. Alek Fleury.
- How Sound Masking Works & Selling Better Systems: Episode 112 of AV+
7.17.20 – CI: Sound masking systems are technically complex, but it doesn’t have to be a scary system to sell & install. We break it down on ep. 112 of AV+.
- SSI Large Installer of the Year: Vector Security Takes Another Victory Lap
7.17.20 – SSI – No stranger to the winner’s circle, Vector Security has once again earned its stripes. Leaders of the 2020 SSI Installer of the Year explain how the company continues to outdo itself.
State & National News
- Council Post: Theft Preparedness: Is Your Store Protected?
7.15.20 – Forbes – While almost no store owner can prevent theft, break-ins happen often. It is critical to have a plan in place so that you know your store’s contents are protected and insured. Make sure you do your research to see what your insurance covers should your business incur losses due to theft or damage.
- Understanding Your Character Strengths Can Help You More Effectively Solve Business Conflicts
7.17.20 – CI: Presence Summit keynote speaker Fatima Doman highlights the importance of using character strengths to develop what she calls authentic communication.
- What Might Be in the Next Coronavirus Relief Bill and Why It Matters to You
7.16.20 – CI: Congress still has yet to reach a deal on what will be in the next round of coronavirus relief, but there are indicators that it will help your AV firm
- How Computer Vision Can Transform the Ability to Protect Individuals and Businesses
7.17.20 – SSI – As cameras have become smarter, technology can now detect objects and faces and identify many unique characteristics that differentiate them.
- How wireless locks can help foster social distancing on job sites
7.17.20 – SIW – Reduced complexity, time savings and simplified coordination among the advantages wireless solutions can provide
Fire & EMS News
- CA: Fresno firefighters stopped responding to medical aid calls …
7.14.20 – Yahoo.com – Fresno firefighters stopped responding to medical aid calls after influx of fire calls. Fresno fire crews were spread thin while taking on a series of …
- IL: BFD: Family saved by working smoke detectors…
7.14.20 – WJBC – BFD: Family saved by working smoke detectors. The fire happened on the city’s southwest side. …
- WA: Crews credit smoke alarms for alerting family, saving Spokane …
7.17.20 – KHQ – – Fire crews are once again crediting smoke alarms for alerting a family to a fire in their home. Spokane County Fire District 8 and Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to the home Friday around 1 a.m. Friday morning.
- CA: Video shows thieves stealing ATM from inside Stanislaus …
7.19.20 – STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — A man and woman were caught on surveillance video breaking into a Stanislaus County restaurant …
- CT: Investigation Underway After Burglary At Darien Gas Station …
7.15.20 – dailyvoice.com – Police are investigating following the burglary of a Fairfield County gas … The incident took place around 1:53 a.m., Sunday, July 12, at the Exxon Gas Station in Darien, said Darien Police Sgt. James Palmieri. …
- FL: Man arrested for April smash-and-grab burglary at Anthony’s …
7.15.20 – Palm Coast Observer – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a commercial burglary at Anthony’s Pizza on April …
- IN: Man, 24, charged in connection with South Bend burglary spree
7.17.20 – 95.3MNC – A 24-year-old man has been charged with six counts of burglary for allegedly burglarizing six businesses over three days this month, according to court records, …
- TX: Suspects accused of trying to break into Mesquite jewelry …
7.18.20 – KDFW – MESQUITE, Texas – Four people were arrested after police said they tried to break into a Mesquite jewelry store early Saturday morning, before three of them led officers on a high-speed chase. … Suspects accused of trying to break into Mesquite jewelry store arrested after leading police on chase.
- WI: Alarm scares off potential burglar
7.13.20- WMTV – Alarm scares off potential burglar. Madison, Wis. … Police say officers were called for a residential burglary. When officers arrived, one of the residents told them there was a noise by one of the windows, and then the alarm system to the home went off.
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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