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August 15, 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.

It’s for “Owners Only”

Some incorrectly assume that associations are only for owners. That is wrong. Associations are open to all. When a company joins all the employees of that company are able to attend meetings and classes. The information is helpful to employee and owner alike.


Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Yuma police to implement false alarm reduction program
    8.14.16 – Yuma Sun – Hoping it will cut down on the number of false alarms officers must respond to, the Yuma Police Department and the City of Yuma will implement a False Alarm …More Info
  • CA: George Hinds: Sheriff’s alarm-response policy leaves public at risk
    8.9.16 – Merced Sun-Star – Re “County alarm policies different than new Merced ones” (Page 3A, Aug. 8): In the Sun-Star article on the county alarm policy, Sheriff Vern Warnke attempts to … More Info
  • GA: Police in Atlanta Suburb Asking Residents, Businesses for Access to Surveillance Videos
    Chief Gary Yandura says “Operation Plugged In” would reduce crime without costing the city a penny. More Info
  • SK: Regina considers several fire bylaw changes, checking smoke …
    8.10.16 – CBC.ca – The city of Regina is working on a number of updates to its fire bylaw, including how often landlords have to check smoke alarms in rental properties and a … More Info
  • TX: Council tables home alarm rules
    8.10.16 – Hays Free Press – Concerns raised by the Kyle City Council over data security and giving enough time to inform the public on security alarm regulations led officials to table a … More Info

Industry News

  • SIA takes on health care security space
    8.8.16 – SecureIDNews – But a bracelet affixed to the infant immediately set off alarms and locked down hospital doors before he could get away. It turned out to be a lifesaver in more … More Info
  • Asbestos: how fire and security installers can protect themselves
    8.9.16 – IFSEC Global – The dangers of asbestos exposure have been known for decades, yet fire alarmengineers continue to be put at risk due to a lack of basic precautions. More Info
  • Video Weekly: CE Pros Weigh In on Integrator vs. Installer vs. Technologist Debate
    8.12.16 – CEPro – What’s in a name? Or, more specifically, what’s in a Google searchable, web optimized, consumer resonating job title? More Info
  • Security Central acquires third central
    8.10.16 – SSN – Statesville, NC – Security Central purchased a UL-listed, CSAA Five Diamond central and will make it a load-balancing third location for the company. Where? More Info
  • Comcast in the midst of a technology transformation
    8.7.16 – SIW – Company looking beyond its traditional ‘triple play’ offerings to become a leader in consumer tech… More Info
  • What Mass Notification Service Can Do for Your Alarm Business (and Community) 
    8.10.16 – SSI – Two-way mass notification represents an added layer of RMR, and keeps communities connected with important information. More Info
  • SecurityTrax From Alarm.com Offers New Integrations
    8.13.16 – Security Sales & Integration – Alarm.com announced on Thursday the integration of new dealer programs, central stations and equipment distributors for SecurityTrax, a cloud-based customer … More Info

State & National News

  • Jewelry Industry Getting Safer
    8.3.16 – JCK – The number of crimes against the jewelry industry dropped in the first six months of 2016, continuing the trend of recent years, thanks to increased action from law enforcement and better security precautions from jewelers, according to the Jewelers’ Security Alliance. More Info
  • 44% of Americans Looking for Move-in-Ready Homes Say Smart Home Technology Should Be Installed
    8.10.16 – SSI – These findings come from a survey conducted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Parks Associates. More Info
  • Consumers Spend $8.9 Billon on Home Entertainment So Far This Year
    8.10.16 – CEPro – Reports from Digital Entertainment Group and Futuresource find that consumer spending on home entertainment formats like 4K, Blu-ray, HDTV, Ultra HD and Bluetooth is strong. More Info

Business Tips

  • If You Don’t Recognize this Technology’s Potential Now, You’ll Regret It Later
    8.11.16 – CI – Virtual reality offers more than just entertainment–it’s a new potential solution for integrators to offer end-users and could even mean recurring revenue. More Info
  • Overcome Your Business Problems by Dealing With the Problems, Not Ignoring Them
    8.12.16 – CI – Richmond Alarm Co. President Wayne Boggs describes how to problem solve… More Info

Fire News

  • ID: Jerome Fire Officials Credit Smoke Alarm for Saving Family from Fire
    8.9.16 – News Radio 1310 KLIX – Jerome, ID – A Jerome family safely escaped a fire that destroyed their home thanks to a recently installed smoke alarm. The Jerome fire chief credits .. More Info
  • KS: Carbon monoxide alarm alerts family, fire department
    8.14.16 – Pratt Tribune – A carbon monoxide alarm in a Pratt home late Friday night alerted home owners and the fire department of a concentration of the gas in the house. More Info
  • TX: Baby abandoned in hotel room after parents smoke marijuana
    8.14.16 – KWTX – Swanton said they believe that smoke from the marijuana set off the fire alarm inside the hotel room. A housekeeper responding to the fire alarm found the baby …More Info

Crime News

  • AZ: Burglar uses unsecured door to gain entry to PV home
    8.8.16 – Paradise Valley Independent – 6, the Paradise Valley Police Department responded to a burglary alarm call for service. Upon arrival, officers determined … More Info
  • AZ: Burglarized bike shop needs your help finding stolen bicycles
    8.8.16 – Tucson News Now – Tucson Police officers happened to be patrolling nearby and heard the alarm, but by the time they pulled in, the suspects were gone. The stolen bikes are … More Info
  • AZ: Local jewelry store burglarized
    8.12.16 – KYMA – “They had to be, because who else is going to think about turning the switch off cutting the phone lines cutting the alarm off, the wires, who else would have? More Info
  • CA: Burglary alarm at South Coast Plaza leads to vehicle pursuit in …
    8.8.16 – OCRegister- “Officers were investigating a burglary alarm at South Coast Plaza around 4 a.m. when they heard screeching tires and saw the suspect’s Jeep … More Info
  • CA: Corning Police looking for burglary suspect
    8.8.16 – KRCRTV.COM – Police say they were alerted when the man triggered an alarm in the pharmacy. When they arrived at the pharmacy the suspect was nowhere to be found. More Info
  • CA: MCSO: Man assaults deputy in Ukiah, transient burglarizes Point …
    8.9.16 – Ukiah Daily Journal – A residential burglary alarm activation led to the arrest of a 26-year-old transient … following the alarm activation. More Info
  • CT: Hamden police looking for man who stole liquor in restaurant burglary
    8.8.16 – New Haven Register – Smith said officers responded to the restaurant at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday on a report of an activated burglar alarm. When they arrived, they reportedly found … More Info
  • GA: Burglar hits home three times taking cupcakes, popsicles and …
    8.10.16 – WJBF-TV – Augusta, Ga. – An Augusta couple suffering from multiple home break-ins at their home is sounding the alarm on what they are now calling an unsafe … More Info
  • GA: Burglar hits home three times taking cupcakes, popsicles and …
    8.11.16 – NBC4i.com – Augusta, GA (WJBF) – A Georgia couple suffering from multiple home break-ins at their home is sounding the alarm on what they are now calling an unsafe … More Info
  • GA: Gordon County Deputies Arrest Three for Weekend Burglaries
    8.11.16 – Coosa Valley News – Gordon County deputy sheriffs were recently dispatched to the Moose Lodge in response to an alarm. Upon arrival, deputies found glass … More Info
  • IA: 3 plead guilty to robbing bank in Linn County’s Palo
    8.12.16 – KCRG – Bank employees set off an alarm about 2:40 p.m. They told deputies two subjects entered the bank wearing hoodies and masks, demanded money and then left … More Info
  • IL: Antioch police arrest three suspects in smash-and-grab burglary
    8.10.16 – Chicago Tribune – The incident began with an alarm about 1:50 a.m. at Foods Unlimited. When police arrived, Guttschow said, they found the front door of the … More Info
  • IL: FBI Seeks Suspected Rockford Bank Robber
    8.8.16 – MyStateline.com – … withdrawal slip made out in the amount of $1000 and also the phrase, “don’t push the button”, likely referring to the alarm button banks us to report robberies. More Info
  • KY: 2 Lexington vape shops broken into overnight
    8.12.16 – WTVQ – Then, at about 12:30 a.m., officers say they were called to the Precision Vapor store after an alarm was triggered. Police say the front glass … More Info
  • MA: Marblehead Jewelry Store Robbed
    8.13.16 – Patch.com – Police responded to the Gold Bug Jewelry Store around 10:30 a.m. after the store’s security alarm went off and they received a 9-1-1 call from a nearby business. More Info
  • MI: Livonia police briefs: intruder enters home
    8.12.16 – Hometownlife.com – The owner of the location said nothing appeared missing, and that possibly the audible alarm that went off may have scared away the suspect or suspects. More Info
  • MI: Two Men Arrested for Mason County Break-In
    8.10.16 – MI News 26 – A short while later, deputies were dispatched to an alarm at the Fountain Lumber Company in the village of Fountain. Deputies identified two suspects and a … More Info
  • MN: Lonsdale police report for July 24-30
    8.8.16 – Southernminn.com – Responded to an alarm. Building secure, false alarm. July 29. • Took an animal bite report. More Info
  • MO: Attempted Robbery Leaves Intruder Clinging to Life After …
    8.9.16 – Western Journalism – Not long after the alarm was reported, a woman called police from the house that had the active ADT alarm to report that a man was trying to break into her home. More Info
  • MS: Two charged in burglary; case might stretch to Washington state
    8.12.16 – Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal – 1, when police officers responded to an audible alarm at Moore’s Feed Store. Tutor said officers discovered that the chain had been cut on a locked gate and a … More Info
  • NC: Report: Old Fort pair steals alarm system
    8.8.16 – McDowell News – Detective Paul Alkire of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 67-year-old Calvin Dwight Basham, … More Info
  • NC: Timmy’s Intruder Captured on Security Camera
    8.11.16 – The Southside Messenger – Once inside, the intruder set off an alarm and was captured on camera as he exited back through the same window. Chief Phillips said that the intruder was a … More Info
  • NE: Burglary on 53rd and O streets | Lincoln police are investigating.
    8.8.16 – 1011now – A burglary took place just before 3:30 a.m, according to Lincoln Police, that is when the alarm sounded. When police arrived on the scene . More Info
  • NE: Lincoln jewelry store broken into early Monday, police say
    8.9.16 – Lincoln Journal Star – Police said an alarm sounded about 3:30 a.m. When officers arrived, a window had been broken out along with several glass jewelry cases. About $2,000 worth… More Info
  • NE: Minatare police seek info about burglary
    8.12.16 – North Platte Bulletin – McFarland said the thief was apparently frightened by the alarm system in the school, where video cameras also took his photo. But as of Thursday, Aug. More Info
  • NJ: Edgewater Park police looking for bank robber
    8.13.16 – NJ.com- He also threatened to shoot tellers if anyone activated the alarm, police said. He fled with an unknown amount of cash and was last seen heading towards the … More Info
  • NJ: Your help is needed to ID these ‘smash & grab’ suspects
    8.10.16 – NJ.com – Authorities responded at 10:43 p.m. July 28 to the business for reports of a glass break alarm. Officers saw two people flee on foot as they … More Info
  • NV: Henderson homeowner shoots at man in backyard
    8.10.16 – KTNV Las Vegas – Michael Torjman’s alarm system indicated someone broke into his garage. He locked the door and went back to his bedroom. That’s when he saw a man in his … More Info
  • NY: Police respond to false alarm at CSX rail yard
    8.8.16 – WNYT – Selkirk — There was a large police response at the CSX rail yard Sunday afternoon for what turned out to be a false alarm. Someone called … More Info
  • OH: Family Dollar store in Springfield broken into
    8.12.16 – WHIO – … was determined that the intruder had crawled through the broken door and made it as far as the cash register when an audible alarm sounded and scared the …More Info
  • OH: Man shot in standoff, theft indicted
    8.13.16 – Toledo Blade – Police responding to an alarm-company call at 4:10 a.m. saw an intruder in the store. When he exited, Oregon Police Officer Jonathan Schmidlin fired a shot … More Info
  • OK: Police respond to burglary alarm at midtown Tulsa Famous …
    8.9.16 – kjrh.com – They say an alarm went off around 3 a.m. at the Famous Footwear. When they arrived, police say they found. More Info
  • OK: Stillwater bank robbed, Stillwater man arrested
    8.9.16 – Daily O’Collegian – Kolch was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with a bank robbery after a hold-up alarm was activated and police positioned themselves around The Bank … More Info
  • OR: NE Portland pharmacy robbed at gunpoint by 2 men
    8.14.16 – OregonLive.com – Someone tripped a robbery alarm that alerted police to what was happening at 9:34 a.m., Simpson said. The suspects had already made off with cash and drugs … More info
  • SC: Report: 2 suspects ID’d after break-in at Lake Wylie church
    8.10.16 – The Herald – Deputies responded to an alarm at Scherer Memorial Presbyterian Church on Charlotte Highway around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a York County Sheriff’s … More Info
  • TN: MFD rules fire at Hickory Hill beauty salon arson
    8.12.16 – FOX13 Memphis – Memphis Police responded to a burglary alarm at Bold & Beauty Boutique around 1:30 a.m. when officers arrived they found the … More Info
  • TN: MFD rules fire at Hickory Hill beauty salon arson
    8.13.16 – FOX13 Memphis – Memphis Police responded to a burglary alarm at Bold & Beauty Boutique around 1:30 a.m. when officers arrived they found the … More Info
  • WA: Sheriff’s Report, August 11, 2016
    8.10.16 – The Wahkiakum County Eagle – August 3 – 12:57 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet business. A manager was contacted and en route. 8:27 a.m. A caller reported that cows were … More Info

The National Monitor is a service of the National Electronic Security Alliance (NESA). Member states are free to reproduce the information contained herein in print or electronic media as they see fit. Contact NESA for more information at 301.519.9237 or bradshipp@4yoursolution.com

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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