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July 25, 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.

Business owners who succeed are often those who enjoy life at work and at home. Some of that enjoyment can and should come from your trade association involvement. Small business owners who make the time to become active members of their trade association (and I emphasize the word active) are happier people. They might get to go to nice receptions and dinners, travel to some great cities, stay at nice resorts. But more important than all of that, they make good friends and meet interesting colleagues.

From an Article – 7 Reasons Why Really Small Businesses Should Join their Industry Trade Association To Succeed by Robert E. McLean.

Door to Door Sales

  • Idaho Falls Police issues warning about alarm company fraudster
    7.19.16 – LocalNews8.com – The Idaho Falls Police Department has received reports of an unknown man fraudulently targeting residents with security alarm systems at their homes. More Info
  • IFPD warns against alarm company fraud
    7.21.16 – Idaho State Journal – Idaho Falls – The Idaho Falls Police Department has received reports of an unknown man fraudulently targeting residents with security alarm systems at their … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • CO: Boulder, Colo. to crack down on false alarms
    7.21.16 – SecurityInfoWatch – The Boulder City Council approved a new policy that requires alarm users to pay for a permit with the city and that also implements a tiered fine structure. More Info
  • GA: Warner Robins halts new false alarm ordinance
    7.18.16 – 13WMAZ.com – Just a week after urging home and business owners to register their alarms, Warner Robins is putting a hold on its new ordinance meant to limit false alarm calls. More Info
  • NY: Town Board, Seniors Debate Alarm Permit Fees
    7.21.16 – TAPinto.net – The code defines an alarm device as “any device which when activated by fire or other emergency, transmits a prerecorded message or other signal by … More Info
  • OH: County in Ohio Adopts ASAP Program for Emergency Response
    7.21.16 – SSI – Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) automates communication between central stations and 911 centers to improve response time. More info

Industry News

  • Unlisted Smoke Alarms Undermine Electrical Safety
    7.18.16 – NEMA – The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has recently become aware of instances of “unlisted” smoke alarms being offered for sale to American consumers by online retailers. Normally, electrical products are tested and certified (i.e., listed) according to specific standards. More Info
  • Tips for Installing and Testing Acoustical Glass-Break Detectors
    7.11.16 – SSI – Find out why acoustical glass-break detectors will sometimes fail to trigger alarm systems and how to ensure successful deployment. More Info
  • Have You Reevaluated Your Monitoring Center’s Capabilities …
    7.18.16 – Security Sales & Integration – The centrals that have come to the realization that they are much more than a traditional monitoring center that reacts to incoming alarm traffic are the companies … More Info
  • ADS continues to expand in Florida with acquisition of Alarm …
    7.19.16 – SecurityInfoWatch – ADS Security (ADS) announced last week that it has acquired customer accounts from AlarmSpecialists of Cocoa, Florida. The purchase adds approximately … More Info
  • Photoelectric detectors are expected to dominate fire alarm …
    7.20.16 – WhaTech – The market for fire alarm equipment is a mature market on global level, considering the enhanced frequency of accidents and security issues. The fire alarm … More Info
  • Define NFPA 72-2016 changes
    7.20.16 – Consulting-Specifying Engineer – NFPA has issued the latest version of NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code in the 2016 edition. The goal of the revision process is to provide NFPA … More Info
  • Conn. home security company investigated
    7.22.16 – The Boston Globe- She installed it in her house in 2010, but a few years later alarms started going off in the middle of the night. She tried multiple times to get the company to fix it. More Info
  • Use These New Alarm Technologies to Solve Age-Old Security Problems
    7.21.16 – SSI – What are you — the security integrator — doing to incorporate the… More Info
  • Privacy Laws to Know Before Installing Audio Systems
    7.20.16 – SSI – There can be legal ramifications for recording conversations depending… More Info

State & National News

  • Producers advised to check pig house alarms during the hot weather
    7.22.16 – Pig World – Pig producers with controlled-environment houses have been warned to check their alarm systems during hot weather. “Many units now have alarm systems to … More Info

Business Tips

  • 5 Tools On-The-Go Entrepreneurs Can Use to Work Remotely
    7.18.16 – Open Forum – Running your company from the road can be beneficial for your business. Read on to learn how you can work remotely… More Info
  • 4 Ways to Help Win Back Customers
    7.15.16 – Open Forum -If you’ve lost customers, you may think they’re gone forever. But with the right approach, you may have a chance to win them back. More Info

Fire News

  • AK: Police & fire for Sunday, July 24, 2016
    7.24.16 – Juneau Empire – On Thursday, Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to eight EMS calls, two transport calls, two false smoke alarms and one smoke alarm triggered by burnt food. More Info
  • CO: People, pets safe after large house fire
    7.21.16 – KKTV 11 News – “I was sleeping and I woke up to a fire alarm. By the time I woke up, the entire garage was in flames,” said resident Corban Haymond. Haymond cradled one of … More Info
  • IL: Summer OPS Beat
    7.18.16 – Western Courier – … OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Corbin Hall. … responded to a fire alarm on the fourth floor of the Leslie F. Malpass Library. More Info
  • MA: Topsfield cop logs for July 12-17
    7.21.16 – Wicked Local Boxford – 8:38 p.m. A fire alarm went off at the fair grounds and there was sprinkler activation at the arena. Wednesday, July 13. 12:37 p.m. A juvenile on Washington … More Info
  • NJ: Refrigerator fire in Long Branch put out by home owner
    7.24.16 – Asbury Park Press- The resident awoke around 2 a.m. Sunday morning to the fire alarm going off in his home and observed smoke coming out of the bottom of the refrigerator. More Info
  • OH: Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer gets rough wake-up call at …
    7.18.16 – KTAR.com – Seriously – a 3:30am hotel fire alarm!?!?A false alarm. We’re all safe. Back to bed now. More Info
  • TN: Smoke alarm helps Knoxville family escape fire
    7.18.16 – WBIR.com – According to the Knoxville Fire Department, three children and one adult were asleep at their home when a smoke alarm woke them … More Info
  • WY: Fire Calls
    7.21.16 – Cody Enterprise – 7.21.16 – July 14, 3:37 p.m., 25 personnel and two units responded to alarm at Paul Stock Aquatic Center. False. More Info

Crime News

  • AK: Anchorage police looking for thieves who stole guns from Mountain …
    7.22.16 – KTVA.com – Anchorage, Alaska- APD said in a Thursday release that officers responded to an alarm at Mountain View Sports at about 3:45 a.m. on July 21. More Info
  • AL: Shots fired in Downtown Mobile two weekends in a row
    7.21.16 – WBRC FOX6 News – WBRC.com – “Their alarm went off at the same time and it turns out that one of the rounds hit their building,” said Loughlin. “They actually found it sitting right on top of the table … More Info
  • AZ: Armed woman on the run after Sun City bank robbery
    7.20.16 – azcentral.com – An armed-robbery alarm sounded at 9:10 a.m. from a BMO Harris Bank, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Matteson said. More Info
  • AZ: Robbery suspect with flare gun fights officer before being arrested
    7.21.16 – ABC15 Arizona – Meyer indicated that he had a gun hidden in his sling and an employee gave him the money and drugs while another hit the silent alarm. As an officer … More Info
  • CA: Berkeley, Ocean Gate Detectives Arrest Suspect In Dunkin Donuts …
    7.21.16 – Patch.com – Police responded to the store on July 14 after they received an active panic alarm. Employees told police that a man had entered the store, demanded money … More Info
  • CA: Fremont police searching for female bank robbery suspect
    7.20.16 – The Mercury News – Fremont – A woman robbed a bank inside a Safeway store Monday afternoon, police said. Officers responded to a robbery alarm that was triggered around 4 … More Info
  • CA: Novato Police reports
    7.21.16 – Marinscope Community Newspapers – Someone mistakenly activated holdup alarm at Bank of America at 9:39 a.m.. … More Info
  • CA: Ojai police ask for help in identifying burglary suspect
    7.20.16 – Ventura County Star – Authorities said a man tried to break into Café Emporium at about 2:30 a.m. but ran away when the alarm went off. The restaurant is … More Info
  • CA: Pacifica police: Men arrested for breaking into gas station, stealing …
    7.18.16 – The Mercury News – Officers saw two men running from the 76 gas station while responding to a burglary alarm around 12:30 a.m., according … More Info
  • CA: Teens use tractor to break into school district building, police say
    7.18.16 – KFSN-TV – Central Unified does have an alarm system and security cameras. The district’s silent alarm is what tipped off their security team and Fresno Police– ultimately … More Info
  • CA: Thieves smash window to enter Costa Mesa market
    7.21.16 – Los Angeles Times – Officers responded to the Japanese market around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday when an alarm started ringing there, Costa Mesa police Sgt. Doug … More Info
  • CT: Darien Burglar Caught on Camera: PD
    7.24.16 – Patch.com- Darien, CT—Police arrested a man who burglarized the BP Station Sunday morning. Police received a burglar alarm around 2 a.m. and an … More Info
  • CT: Man charged after stopping for coffee — at closed shop
    7.18.16 – The Westerly Sun – Ellison had set off the store’s alarm system upon entry, according to police. Further investigation revealed that when the clerk left for the evening, they had set the . More Info
  • CT: Tower Ridge Road residence burglarized during owner’s vacation
    7.24.16 – Darien Times- The homeowner said when she first attempted to deactivate the burglar alarm when she returned home, there was no power connected to the keypad. She then … More Info
  • DC: DC police: 10 yoga studios and gyms burglarized over past 30 days
    7.21.16 – FOX 5 DC – … the man in the video of the yoga studio robbery. D.C. police are urging businesses to have working surveillance and alarm systems in light of these burglaries. More Info
  • FL: Burglars take off with 22 guns, shoot up gun store, officials say
    7.22.16 – WFTV Orlando- The owner said the alarm didn’t go off and the burglary wasn’t reported until three hours later when police noticed the front door of the store was smashed in. More Info
  • FL: Thieves break into 3 Broward businesses, take cash
    7.18.16 – Local 10 – Deputies were called to Tropical Acres Steakhouse at about 1:40 a.m. after burglaries tripped an audible alarm when … More Info
  • FL: VIDEO: Pickaxe used in Port St. Lucie jewelry store heist
    7.20.16 – WPTV.com – At around 4 a.m., officers went to the Jewelry Pawn Store for reports of an active burglary alarm. When they arrived … More Info
  • IL: 3 people tied up, U.S. Cellular robbed in Rockton
    7.22.16 – Rockford Register Star- Two store employees and a customer were tied up after the employees triggered the store’s silent alarm, WREX cited the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office as … More Info
  • IL: Cops: Clerk thwarts bank robbery attempt
    7.20.16 – Chicago Tribune – The teller refused to comply and instead hit the alarm button, Martin said. The suspect, described as an older white man wearing a maroon long-sleeved shirt … More Info
  • IL: Duo Charged With Theft, Burglary After Alarm Goes Off: Cops
    7.21.16 – Patch.com – Dawson and Davis were apprehended at about 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, after a commercial burglar alarm went off … More Info
  • IL: Man charged with fatally stabbing Rockford bar owner Joseph …
    7.18.16 – Rockford Register Star – An alarm had been set off at the business after hours, according to court documents. Dzik and Pendergrass responded, and a fight between the two men ensued … More Info
  • IL: Police Beat for Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
    7.21.16 – WJBD Online – Police received an alarm at 12:42 Wednesday morning at the Casey’s Store on the east side of Centralia. No one was around, but a footprint was found on the … More Info
  • IL: Police: Man charged with attempted burglary in Riverwoods, Deerfield
    7.18.16 – Chicago Tribune – … July 5 when police responded to a burglar alarm at the location at 8:42 p.m. On July 13, Riverwoods police obtained an arrest warrant … More Info
  • IN: ATF offers $10000 reward in investigation into Gander Mountain gun …
    7.19.16 – Fox 59 – Officers responded to a business alarm at the Gander Mountain store around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police say they … More Info
  • IN: For The Record: 7/21
    7.21.16 – The Herald – There was no fire, Hochgesang said. Instead, firefighters found a bad battery in a basement detector. An alarm company was contacted to address the issue. More Info
  • MA: Pittsfield Police log for Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17
    7.18.16 – Berkshire Eagle – 11:17 p.m.: A report of a hold-up alarm activation at Wendy’s on Hubbard Avenue. … 12:54 a.m.: A report of a burglar alarm activated at Conte Community School … More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire Man, 45, faces license charge
    7.22.16 – Gloucester Daily Times- 9:20 a.m.: A burglar alarm at the Gloucester Butcher Shop drew police to that Railroad Avenue address, but the alarm proved to be false. 2:21 a.m.: Officers … More Info
  • MA: Thieves strike at another Easton business
    7.18.16 – Enterprise News – Officers entered the store and tripped the alarm, which didn’t go off when the thief or thieves entered. Officers checked the store, but did not locate the robber. More Info
  • MD: Police Arrest Burglar at Toys-R-Us in Waldorf
    7.23.16 – Southern Maryland News Net- … 2016 at approximately 1:50 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Toys-R-Us in Waldorf for the report of an intrusion alarm. More Info
  • ME: Franklin County sheriff’s weekly report: Rocks defaced with spray …
    7.24.16 – Daily Bulldog- 7/11/2016 Deputy Madore responded to a residential alarm. The door was discovered open, however, it appears the alarm scared away the … More Info
  • MI: Jackson Sheriff: deputies arrest man on contempt of court warrant
    7.20.16 – MLive.com – Deputy Laughlin responded to a residential alarm. 9:05 a.m. … Deputies Carter and Easter responded to an alarm. More Info
  • MI: Jackson Sheriff: Man using counterfeit money on East McDevitt …
    7.18.16 – MLive.com – Deputy Truchan responded to a residential alarm. … responded to assist Columbia PD with an alarm. More Info
  • MI: The beat goes on: On patrol with a cop
    7.20.16 – Hometownlife.com – Back on patrol, he spoke of calls that have made an impression — such as the time he responded to a residential alarm and found an intoxicated man sitting on … More Info
  • MS: Woman admits bank robbery after police find her on social media
    7.21.16 – The Sun Herald – She demanded cash and told the teller to not push the alarm button, Smith said. Arriving officers noticed a cellphone in the parking lot and determined it … More Info
  • NC: Suspect arrested in Greenville Speedway break-in & linked to other …
    7.22.16 – WITN- Authorities say the alarm went off at the Speedway just before 3 a.m. After confirming the alarm as a break-in, police say they … More Info
  • NC: Winston-Salem police warn of firearms being stolen from unlocked …
    7.18.16 – myfox8.com – Williams said the man ransacked several vehicles, even after the alarm sounded. “We had another neighbor pull up while he was doing it and he just paused .. More Info
  • NE: Sarpy County break-in leaves suspicious clues
    7.21.16 – WOWT – The suspects ripped out wires that shut off the alarm system. It appears they also tried to cut a hole in the wall, but the hole may have been to throw investigators … More Info
  • NH: Police/Fire: Crash sends woman to hospital
    7.21.16 – Gloucester Daily Times – 7:11 a.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at the Gloucester Public Schools alternative program building in Stage Fort Park. A check of the property found it to be … More Info
  • NJ: Boy, 13, caught behind the wheel of car stolen off dealership, police …
    7.19.16 – NJ.com – An alarm activation at the dealership about six hours later again drew authorities to the dealership. Police stopped a Jeep Grand Cherokee leaving the lot and .. More Info
  • OH: Burglar takes cash drawer at Dayton business
    7.24.16 – WHIO- Police responded to an alarm at the business and found a rear-door pried open and permanently damaged, according to the report. The owners reported that … More Info
  • OH: Circleville Police Reports
    7.18.16 – Pickaway News Journal – Officers responded to an activated alarm at PICCA. The scene checked secure. – A deputy advised a male subject at the rear of the Pickaway .. More Info
  • OK: High dollar smartphone heist
    7.21.16 – kfor.com- Edmond, OK – Amidst all the 4th of July fireworks, a burglary alarm is not unusual. “We have a lot of alarms going off and called homes and business alarms. More Info
  • PA: Burglar’s past continues to catch up to him
    7.18.16 – Allentown Morning Call – At a house in Forks Township, Kukor forced open a rear garage door, but set off a burglar alarm, police said. On Monday, the now sober Kukor sat in a prison … More Info
  • PA: Police arrest 2 wanted for Cumberland County burglary spree
    7.21.16 – abc27 – 18 at Surplus City where a hole was smashed into a concrete block wall. A burglar alarm was triggered and the … More Info
  • PA: Police search for suspects following attempted gas station robbery
    7.22.16 – PennLive.com- The two suspects fled after tripping an alarm. Nothing was stolen during incident, police said. The suspects fled north in the car they pulled into … More Info
  • SC: Video shows suspect with hoodie, gloves break into Dollar General
    7.20.16 – Myrtle Beach Sun News – Horry County police are investigating a burglary reported at a Conway Dollar General store early Monday morning. Police responded to an alarm … More Info
  • TX: Gulfport woman pleads guilty to 2014 bank robbery
    7.21.16 – mySanAntonio.com – Smith says she demanded cash and told The First Bank teller to not push the alarm button. Arriving officers noticed a cellphone in the parking lot and determined … More Info
  • WA: July 18: Moses Lake police
    7.20.16 – iFIBER One News – 2:32 p.m. – Police responded for a false burglary alarm. 3:47 p.m. – Police responded for a false burglary alarm. 4:01 p.m. … 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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