Public Safety Updates
- AZ: Payson police to bill for false alarms …
8.3.20 – Payson Roundup – After three warnings, the town will re-implement a service charge for each false alarm. Fees run from $50 to $100. To help avoid fees, on the first false alarm, the PPD requires homeowners with an alarm system to register. “Warnings will be sent to registered users,” said Ron Tischer, Payson’s police chief
- ADI Cancels All 2020 Expo Events Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
8.7.20 – CEPro – While ADI Global Distribution has been forced to cancel all 2020 events, plans have been made for events to resume by February 2021.
- Johnson Controls Purchases Remaining Stake in Qolsys
8.5.20 – CEPro – Qolsys and its team will remain in San Jose, Calif. but will assume key roles in Johnson Controls’ global intrusion business.
- Integrators prepare for full NDAA implementation
8.7.20 – SIW – As interim FAR takes effect next week, many questions remain
- Home Theater Gets Big Boost with Universal, AMC Deal
8.5.20 – CEPro – Universal Entertainment and AMC reach long-term deal that will allow movies to be in home theaters on-demand within 17 days of theatrical release.
- UL Sets Guidelines to Address Working From Home
8.3.20 – SSI – UL is in the process of making revisions to UL 827, Standard for Central-Station Alarm Services, to address central station employees working from home.
State & National News
- What Will Become of Alarm.com’s Tight Affiliation With ADT?
8.7.20 – SSI – ADT Command panels are powered by the Alarm.com platform. With Google’s arrival, Alarm.com’s CEO discussed the relationship during a Q2 earnings call.
- How Massachusetts is maximizing marijuana security
8.7.20 – SIW – Applicants who seek licensure in Massachusetts first must pre-qualify with an Application of Intent
- How to Stand Out in the Ever-Expanding Field of Emerging Technologies
8.6.20 – CI – Artificial intelligence, blockchain and other IT tools that businesses need or will soon are being embedded into systems to help them solve problems easier.
- Benefits Of AI And Machine Learning | Expert Panel | Security …
8.3.20 – Security Informed – We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Beyond better video analytics, how can artificial intelligence (AI) and/or machine learning benefit …
- The Monitoring Association reveals results of compensation study
8.6.20 – SSN – Average Compensation for Monitoring Center Managers in 2018 was $82,000
- Opportunities in Security as a Service
8.3.20 – SDM – With a rapidly changing security landscape, opportunities for contract services abound as customers want solutions that can grow and change with their businesses.
Fire & EMS News
- AR: EFD responds to false alarm at mall – El Dorado News-Times
8.7.20 – El Dorado News – Times – EFD Chief Chad Mosby said they were responding to what turned out to be a false alarm. “We just had a water flow alarm on the sprinkler system,” Mosby said. “They went down there, checked everything out and everything was good. They’re (Hobby Lobby) supposed to get their sprinkler company to come check it out.”
- OH: Police: Man pulls fire alarm, claims acid attack …
8.6.20 -Canton Rep – He told police that he set off the fire alarm after a woman reportedly sprayed his dog with acid. Jackson TWP. A man accused of pulling the …
- WY: RSFD responds to The Village at Silver Ridge twice in one day
8.4.20 – Rocket Miner – The Rock Springs Fire Department and local law enforcement responded to an apartment building at The Village at Silver Ridge twice on Saturday, Aug. 1 for two separate fire calls.
- CA: Man returns to shop to apologize for burglary
8.7.20 – NBC26 – The outlet obtained security camera footage of a man returning to a convenience store to apologize for breaking into the store a week earlier.
- CA: Vandals Cause Thousands Of Dollars Of Damage To Culver City
8.6.20 – Culver City (CBSLA) – An elementary school in Culver City suffered at least $30,000 in damage after vandals broke in and trashed one of its classrooms. … The school estimated the damage to be at least $30,000, LASPD reports. No arrests have been made
- GA: Steakhouse alarm leads police to naked couple in sedan’s rear seat.
8.5.20- …an officer on July 31 responded to an alarm activation call at Longhorn Steakhouse on Ga. Highway 74 North. What he found was not a burglary.
- MD: Montgomery County police search for attempted burglary …
8.9.20 – Bethesda, Md (WDVM) – The Montgomery County Police Department released surveillance footage Friday in hopes of identifying a suspect …
- MI: Hudsonville jewelry store broken into overnight
8.5.20 – Fox 17 – Hudsonville, Mich. — Deputies with the Ottawa County sheriff are currently on scene investigating after a break-in at a jewelry store overnight. It happened at Jensen Jewelers early Wednesday morning, located at 3473 Kelly Street in Hudsonville.1 day ago
- OH: Car crashes into Burger King freezer, triggering burglar alarm …
8.7.20 – The Blade – Police dispatched to a burglary alarm Thursday night at a Burger King in North Toledo arrived to find that a car had crashed into the building and penetrated its freezer. … Driver Gary Lamberdee, 68, was not injured in the crash, but he was ticketed for failure to control, police said.
- OH: Doorbell video may help city police solve attempted break-in …
8.5.20 – The Vindicator – Youngstown — Police may have obtained clues from a home-security service to help them solve an attempted burglary at a home on Saturday. A woman reported that her alarm company notified her at 11:14 p.m. Saturday that someone was trying to get into the front door of the home.
- TX: Burglar steals U-Haul truck
8.7.20 – KABB – Investigators say the burglary alarm went off at about 2 a. m. on Friday. Caption: Burglar steals U-Haul truck (SBG San Antonio) When police …
- TX: WFPD: Man broke into store, ate food, drank beer
8.4.20 – Wichita Falls Times Record News – Wichita Falls Police reportedly found a man inside a closed store eating and drinking beer.
- TX: Burglar captured after KPD investigation
8.6.20 – Katy Times – Tylor Walton, 21, of Houston has been charged with felony burglary of a building after a security alarm early in the morning on Aug.
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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