Public Safety Updates
- NY: Delaware Board introduces “False Alarm Reduction Act”
7.27.22 – Daily Star – The “False Alarm Reduction Act, a proposed local law, would ensure that alarms being called into the Delaware County Sheriff have valid …
- OR: Lincoln County Sheriff says deputies will no longer respond to …
7.28.22 – KLCC – Sheriff’s deputies in Lincoln County will no longer respond to most non-emergency calls. The new policy applies to a wide range of calls including most non-criminal traffic crashes, home or business alarms, civil disputes, illegal camping or noise complaints.
- Houston County installing panic alarms in schools
7.28.22 – WMAZ – Houston County, Ga— ‘I want to make sure she’s safe’: Houston County mom hopeful as district installs panic alarms in schools. Houston County School District …
- Why Central Station Operators Working From Home Is Risky …
7.28.22 – SSI – Jeff Zwirn – Dangers of In-Home Monitoring: Why Central Station Operators Working From Home Is Risky Business. Distracted operators? Increased alarm …
- Water Damage Suit Finds ADT Caught Without Contract
7.26.22 – SSI – Ken Kirschenbaum – Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains why the decision of this ADT lawsuit is likely to come back to haunt the alarm industry for a long time to come.
- Remote Control and Signaling Circuits, Class 1
Article 725 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) covers remote-control, signaling, and power-limited circuits that are not integral to a device or appliance. This includes circuits for burglar alarms, access control, sound, nurse call, intercoms, some computer networks, some lighting dimmer controls, and some low-voltage industrial controls.
- Should Employees Use Personal Vehicles for Work?
7.29.22 – CEPro – Integrators need ‘non-owned auto liability insurance’ to protect against being sued for accidents in rented vehicles or employees’ cars.
- Interns: The Leaders of Tomorrow
7.28.22 – CI – With concerns about talent shortages plaguing the industry, integrators must lay the groundwork now to expand the AV talent pool to meet growing needs.
- Expanding the Value of Smart Access Devices
7.26.22 – SSI – Jennifer Kent – Both integrators and manufacturers must capitalize on the increased popularity of smart access control products and their
Fire & EMS News
- SC:Firefighters, smoke alarm credited with saving Jasper County …
7.27.22 – Hardeeville, S.C. (WSAV) — A Hardeeville woman is back home just one day after being pulled from her smoke-filled home by local firefighters …
- CA: Burglars cut open walls, safe at Point Loma grocery store
7.25.22 – San Diego (KGTV) – Surveillance video shows a break-in at a popular Point Loma grocery, leaving behind a path of destruction.
- CA: Commercial Burglary Suspect Arrested
7.25.22 – South Pasadenan – On Sunday, July 24, 2022, at 2:50 a.m., South Pasadena police officers were patrolling the 900 block of Fair Oaks when they heard an audible …
- CA: Oakland store manager chases away thieves then cops detain …
7.31.22 – CBS – Fearing that there may be more suspects inside the store, he pointed the weapon at his shop. He said that, at one point, he waved with his gun for help at a passing CHP car. He said he was detained in handcuffs in the cruiser and later passed on to the Oakland police department and released after an hour.
- CO: Smash & grab turns into just smash when would …
7.28.22 – CBS – Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigators are searching for the suspects who broke into a gun shop early Thursday morning.
- HI: Police arrest man at scene of break-in at Hi-Tech Surf Sports
7.25.22 – The Maui News – Police arrested a 24-year-old Kihei man at the scene of a break-in that caused thousands of dollars in damages to Hi-Tech Surf …
- LA: Deputies arrest 3 former Lutcher High students for …
7.25.22 – WAFB – St. James Parish, La. – Authorities said three former Lutcher High students have been arrested for burglary and arson at the school Sunday, July 24
- MA: Ludlow teens charged with vandalizing former school
7.27.22- Ludlow, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Four teenagers from Ludlow are facing charges after an incident at a former school. Ludlow Police Lt. David Irwin said that officers responded to a burglar alarm at the former Veterans Park School around 8 p.m. Monday.
- NY: Colonie to fine those with ‘nuisance alarms’
7.27.22 – Spotlight News – The new fine schedule for an alarm that unduly calls police to a site is nothing for the first three false alarms in a calendar year and $50 for…
- ON: $1000 in electronics stolen from Trenton business
7.25.22 – Quinte News – Police responded to an alarm located at a business at around 4:45 a.m. last Friday. OPP say $1000 in electronics was stolen after a window was broken. The suspect was able to flee before police arrived.
- TN: Homeowner pulls gun, detains accused burglar
7.27.22 – WREG – Police said a homeowner pulled a gun on an accused burglar who broke into a building on his property and was able to hold him until officers …
- VT: Springfield man arrested for selling stolen items from burglary
7.30.22 – WCAX – Vermont State Police say on Friday they got a call about a burglary alarm at the Ace Bibens Hardware store on River Road in North Springfield.
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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