Public Safety Updates
- TX: Texas city to begin Drone as a First Responder program
8.5.22 – DroneDJ – The Odessa, Texas, Police Department has received federal authorization to launch a one-year trial of its Drone as a First Responder program, which will be the largest such program in the US. The drones can be used to collect and analyze data and free officers to focus on higher-priority calls.
- TX: Harris County Sheriff’s Office launches surveillance-sharing program to combat crime
7.28.22 – KUHF-FM – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office wants to know who has security cameras and where they are as it continues to combat crime in the Houston region. The sheriff’s office launched a free, voluntary program called SafeCam. Residents and businesses are asked to register the exterior cameras and automated license plate readers on their properties — providing their addresses, contact information and details about their surveillance equipment, such as the type, brand, information storage method and retention period for that storage.
- VA: New technologies improve 9-1-1 service in Charlottesville …
8-10-22 – Augusta Free Press – A host of technological upgrades – including video, SMS-based surveys, new telephone equipment, and automated alarm monitoring – have been …
- WI: Many alarm services had wrong info for emergencies in Iowa …
8.11.22 – Madison, Wis. (WMTV) – Several companies that offered alarm services in Iowa Co. were not prepared to reach out to the right people in an emergency, the Sheriff’s Office revealed.
- Report: Apple explores expansion of smart home lineup
8.7.22 – Engadget – Apple is reportedly working on expanding its smart home wheelhouse with hybrid concepts that include a kitchen device that combines the iPad and speaker, as well as a combo Apple TV, HomePod and camera device, according to analyst Mark Gurman. A new HomePod and revamped HomePod mini may also be in the works.
- Police exodus ‘crisis’: Officers are ditching the job at a rate …
8.9.22 – FOX News – Washington, D.C. – Law enforcement officers are leaving their jobs “at a rate we’ve never seen before,” with some departments seeing …
- Why the New AVS-01 Alarm Standard Could Be a Gamechanger
8.12.22 – SSI – AVS-01 is the first standard to look at many variables and disparate data and use that to ascertain new priorities that can be used by monitoring centers to vary their workflow and notification processes and methods.
- Can We Fix a Disjointed Approach to School Security?
8.8.22 – SIW -In the wake of the Uvalde shootings, this past June, Carnegie Mellon University’s Biometrics Center hosted an online forum of experts in school security, law and technology for a special “School Safety Emergency Summit.”
- How to Make a Backup and Recovery Plan for Your Business
8.12.22 – CI – You owe a duty of care to your employees, vendors, ownership and customers to protect your data to the greatest extent budgets will allow.
- Understanding Video Analytics: Edge vs. Central Processing Structures
8.10.22 – SSI We have seen an increase in the types of video analytics offered over the past several years and the power of the hardware that supports it. Here’s how it all works and tips for deployments.
- The Door Naming Challenge
8.8.22 – SIW – Naming doors is not usually a simple task for multi-building sites or multi-site security systems
Fire & EMS News
- MS: Possible lightning strike ignites Ocean Springs home
8.8.22 – WXXV – According to the homeowner, neighbors say a lightning strike set the home on fire. Gautier Fire Department and Gulf Park Estates Fire Protection …
- OH: Working fire alarms helped lessen damage to Medina home in …
8.10.22 – Medina Gazette – MEDINA – A family has been displaced because of a house fire, but working smoke detectors may have saved their lives, according to officials …
- TX: Austin airport flyers rescreened after terminal evacuation
8.10.22 – Austin (KXAN) – Staff members at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport worked to bring all passengers back inside the Barbara Jordan Terminal for rescreening Wednesday morning, after a falsely-triggered fire alarm caused evacuations at the facility.
- CA: $100K of Weed, Inventory Stolen at Gunpoint From Oakland …
8.9.22 – High Times – Suspects are still at-large after C.R.A.F.T. Cannabis in Oakland in California was robbed at gunpoint and about $100,000 in product was …
- CA: Burglary investigation underway in West Los Angeles
8.9.22 – CBS Los Angeles – According to LAPD, a business owner called at around 4:30 a.m. to report that someone had broken into his business and tripped the alarm …
- CA: Oakland business suffers over $100K of losses after burglars …
8.09.22 – Oakland, Calif. (KRON) – Burglars targeted an Oakland car audio installation business and the owner of the shop estimates the loss is well over a $100,000. Now, the owner is considering relocating his business to another city.
- KS: With tip from citizens, attempted Kan. ATM theft suspect captured
8.12.22 – Hays Post – Deputies learned there was an attempted theft of an ATM. A K9 Unit located the suspect vehicle that refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated.
- MA: VIDEO: Somerset Police looking for suspect in break-in that …
8.13.22 – Fall River Reporter – Although he didn’t make away with any cash, the suspect caused significant damage to both a window and door. The suspect used a bicycle to …
- MD: 4 Suspects Wanted For Gas Station Burglary in Hanover: Police
8.10.22 – Patch – Around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a burglary alarm at the Shell Gas Station in Hanover, police said.
- MI: 31-year-old Warren man charged in connection with Harper …
8.8.22 – Click on Detroit – Police located and arrested Anderson Avery nearby and recovered around $4,000 of stolen property, officials said. The stolen items were returned …
- NC: High Point police nab 49-year-old repeat offender after break-in
8.8.22 – WXII – Upon arrival, officers saw the suspect exiting the building with items from the store. Jimmy Hughes, 49, of High Point, was arrested and charged with felony breaking-and-entering and larceny. He was given a $10,000 bond and sent to the Guilford County jail.
- NE: Thieves looking to trade stolen collectibles for a criminal record
8.10.22 – KETV – Surveillance cameras spotted what appeared to be two men breaking into the Tuva Sports Cards store.
- OH: Rapper in custody accused of Warren bank heist attempt
8.9.22- Tribune Chronicle – Warren – A rapping bank robber is in custody after an attempted heist just after noon Monday at Huntington Bank …
- OK: Police investigating armed robbery of local marijuana …
8.8.22 – Enid News – Employees told arriving officers the dispensary had been robbed at gunpoint, and that the suspect had come into the store brandished a black …
- ON: Store employee stops robbery by triggering panic alarm
8.9.22 – The Record – Waterloo – A store employee stopped a robbery at business by triggering the panic alarm on Monday morning.
- PA: Shoplifter caught red handed during early morning burglary in …
8.13.22 – Your Erie – Shoplifter caught red handed during early morning burglary in Harborcreek. On August 13 at approximately 4:29 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a burglar alarm at the Country Fair in Harborcreek.
- SC: Marlboro County man shatters gas station door to steal …
8.12.22 – Marlboro County, S.C. (WMBF) – A Bennettsville man is facing burglary charges after allegedly breaking in to steal cigarettes, lighters and cash from a gas station. Around 2:40 Friday morning, the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Boulevard Express gas station.
- SD: Sioux Falls burglary leaves business with thousands in …
8.12.22 – Sioux Falls, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – Sioux Falls police report a burglary left a business with thousands of dollars worth of damages. Lt. Adam Peterson with the Sioux Falls Police Department said the burglary took place just after midnight on Aug.11 in the northeast region of the city.
- WI: 14-year-old arrested after allegedly committing two burglaries …
8.13.22 – NBC15 – The Janesville Police Department has arrested a 14-year-old male after he was allegedly linked to two burglaries committed early Saturday ..
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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