Public Safety Updates
- PA: Curwensville council adopts false fire alarm ordinance
8.11.20 -The Progress – To help protect public safety, Curwensville Borough Council adopted a false alarm ordinance at Monday’s meeting.
- New Virginia Beach 911 system allows residents to create safety profile with details needed in an emergency
8.12.20 – The Virginian-Pilot – The Smart911 service, now available in Virginia Beach, allows users to create a safety profile filled with information that could be helpful in an emergency. Users can give the service their home address, describe their vehicles and provide information about any medical conditions, disabilities and allergies.
- Plaintiffs appeal federal court ruling upholding Sandy Springs …
8-10-20 – Reporter Newspapers – Plaintiffs appeal federal court ruling upholding Sandy Springs’ alarm ordinance. A ruling upholding the city of Sandy Springs’ alarm ordinance by a three-judge panel of the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has been appealed by the plaintiffs.4 days ago
State & National News
- How COVID-19 jail releases are impacting US crime rate
7.27.20 – Voice of America – Many large U.S. cities that kept people out of jail at the apex of the COVID-19 outbreak did so without seeing a spike in crime, according to a new study that looks at the relationship between crime and efforts to reduce jail populations during the pandemic. The report, released by the American Civil Liberties Union, examined data on jail population and crime in 29 of the largest cities in the United States.
- The Role of Analytics in COVID-19
8.10.20 – SDM – The coronavirus pandemic metrics may fluctuate week-by-week and state-by-state, but many businesses and other public places that had been shuttered are now reopening in some mode — and that begs …
- Smart Home Market Set to Grow 4% in 2020
8.12.20 – CEPro – ABI Research study reports smart home market is set to hit $85 billion in 2020, an increase of 4%. COVID-19 cut growth forecast by 17%
- How to Maintain and Grow Your Sales Pipeline—Even During a Pandemic
8.10.20 – CI – The coronavirus outbreak has led to business struggles at all levels of the global economy. Here’s what you can do to help things turn around more quickly.
- Is the World Falling Apart? Common Biases You Need to Get Over if You Want to Run a Business
8.13.20 – CI – Humans tend to have these common biases that lead us to believe things are worse than they actually are. Understanding these biases can help you grow.
- Working From Home: Temporary or Forever?
8.14.20 – SSI – In short, from a technical standpoint, monitoring center operators working from home is not a huge challenge to implement and maintain; it’s all the other rules that make it a challenge.
- What Security Pros Need to Know About the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
8.10.20 – SSI – Security companies are not immune from being targeted by litigious consumers and law firms for non-compliance with the TCPA. Here’s what to consider when calling or texting consumers.
- Evaluating fire alarm systems for commercial properties
8.11.20 – Security – There is a lot to consider when deciding on new fire alarm technology. Whether you are installing a new fire alarm system or adding to an existing system, flexibility is a crucial consideration in order to prepare for future building requirements and/or technology changes. Adaptations and technology upgrades to satisfy changing code regulations can often be the most significant expenses associated with life safety systems after installation.
- The Right Way to Turn HVAC and Building Systems Back On as Campuses Reopen
8.13.20 – CI – Reopening campus buildings cannot be done with the flip of a switch. Here’s how monitoring-based commissioning can help get HVAC back up and running.
- COVID-19 Is Changing the Way Americans Prioritize Their Home
8.12.20 – SSI- A new survey finds Millennials and Gen Xers will invest in additional comforts at home while Boomers are eager to get out once the pandemic ends.
- 65% of U.S. Households Still Do Not Own Smart Home Device
8.10.20 – CEPro – NPD Group reports that nearly two-thirds of U.S. market has not yet embraced smart home devices. Security cameras and video doorbells are most prevalent.
Fire & EMS News
- IL: Sheriff’s deputy discovers house fire in Deer Park during …
8.12.20 – Newsbreak – Sheriff’s deputy discovers house fire in Deer Park during burglar alarm call. A Lake County sheriff’s deputy who was called early Tuesday …
- TN: CFD: Smoke detector saves woman’s life after her mobile …
7.15.20 – Hixson, Tenn. – The Chattanooga Fire Department (CFD) says a smoke detector saved a Hixson woman’s life when her mobile home caught fire early this morning, waking her up and allowing her to escape. … The resident was outside of the home and was not injured. CFD says the fire appeared to be electrical in nature.
- CA: Eureka Man Found Inside First Street Business in the Early …
8.10.20 – Lost Coast Outpost – The male was identified as Dustin Whitten (32 of Eureka). After reviewing video surveillance, it was determined Whitten was passing miscellaneous business equipment out of a broken window to an unknown person waiting outside. Officers were able to locate and return all stolen equipment.
- CO: CSPD investigating Chase Bank ATM burglary off Hwy 24
8.14.20 – (KKTV) – CSPD is asking anyone with information on an early morning burglary at a Chase Bank ATM in Colorado Springs to come forward. At 4: ..
- IL: Break-in At Cannabis Dispensary Reported In Deerfield: Police
8.14.20 – Patch – Deerfield, IL – Video surveillance shows three men unsuccessfully attempting to pry open a …
- KS: Police arrest three Kansas boys for series of business burglaries
8.14.20 – Salina Post – Sedgwick County —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a series of burglaries and have three teen suspects in custody. Upon arrival, officers found that the business was burglarized and property was taken. … Just before 5a.
- LA: Man arrested for Thursday night break-in at Ville Platte bank
8.14.20 – KATC – The Ville Platte Police Department says that an arrest has been made in connection to a Thursday night break-in at a Ville Platte bank.
- MA: *WANTED* Townsend Police Actively Search for Man Wanted …
8.13.20 – Townsend MA – Police released the name and photo of a Leominster man they believe broke into a pharmacy and stole prescription medication
- MI: 3 caught for Grand Rapids area store burglaries, police …
8.13.20 – Mlive – Grand Rapids, MI – Police are investigating whether three people caught during a burglary of an Alpine Township smoke shop might also be responsible for several auto dealership break-ins.
- NC: Caught on camera: On eve of Raleigh store’s anniversary …
8.10.20 – ABC11 – On Wednesday night, a thief bashed the glass door of Garnish Hair Extension … store’s anniversary, thief bashes in glass door, swipes register.
- NC: Lumberton man dies after being shot during robbery …
8.15.20 – Robesonian – Lumberton — A 27-year-old Lumberton man was shot to death Friday during an armed robbery in which the victim’s vehicle was stolen, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. Melton later died of his injuries at the hospital. …
- NC: Woman, 2 juveniles charged with safe cracking in Robeson …
8.14.20 – Fairmont, NC (WBTW) – Police say a woman and two juveniles tried to break into an ATM at the BB&T bank in Fairmont. … The suspects were identified as Zion Ray, `8, of Fairmont, along with two male juveniles ages 16 and 17.
- NE: No easy money as thieves leave ATM break-in empty handed …
8.10.20 – NTV – There was no easy money for thieves in Grand Island, who apparently left the scene of an ATM heist empty handed. Pry bars and chains found …
- OH: Medical marijuana, cash stolen from Lake County dispensary …
8.12.20 – Cleveland 19 – Medical marijuana, cash stolen from Lake County dispensary during elaborate burglary.: …
- OH: Security cameras stolen from Southeast Columbus …
8.11.20 – Columbus, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) – Southeast Columbus neighbors are now scrambling to replace stolen security cameras after a rash of car break-ins. “I am like here we go again,” said James after two security cameras were stolen on July 29 from behind his apartment complex.
- TN: Armed attorney forces intruder out of hiding at downtown …
8.14.20 – Nashville, Tenn. (WKRN) – A prominent Nashville attorney confronted an intruder at gunpoint after a break-in at his law office early Friday morning, according to Metro police.
- VA: JUST IN: Police Investigating Mall Robbery
8.13.20 _ ARLnow – Arlington County Police are investigating a robbery at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Initial reports suggest that multiple suspects stole …
- WA: Police dog nabs, nips man suspected of burgling smoke shops
8.11.20 – Herrald.net – Monroe police arrested a man after two smoke shops were broken into Monday morning.
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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