Public Safety Updates
- CA: Menifee residents may need to register their burglar alarms …
7.30.21 – Press Enterprise – No more false burglar alarms in Menifee. At least, that’s what the city police department is hoping for. For several months, officials have been debating an ordinance that would require homeowners and business owners with burglar alarms to register their systems, at no cost, with the Menifee Police Department.
- GA: Deadline to register security alarm systems in Gwinnett …
7.26.21 – AJC – Deadline to register security alarm systems in Gwinnett extended until August 1. Gwinnett is requiring individuals with security alarm …
State & National News
- Report: Half of Seattle Police Calls Don’t Need Cop Response …
7.29.21 – The Columbian – New findings from an Oakland-based nonprofit that spent recent months analyzing Seattle’s 911 calls say up to half the calls Seattle police receive can be responded to without armed, sworn officers.
- 7 things you didn’t know your home security system could do …
7.29.21 – Digital Trends – Your security system will let you save video clips to cloud storage for law enforcement. If the worst happens and someone does attempt to …
- ‘Have patience’: Boerne, Hill Country to adopt 10-digit dialing …
7.26.21 – San Antonio Express – 10-digit area code coming to Boerne, Texas Hill Country. The 830 area code will soon play a greater part in Texas Hill Country’s identity, and the city of Boerne is taking to social media to urge residents to be patient as the region transitions to dialing 10 digits for all local calls.
- Distributors Identify Hottest Product Categories for 2021
7.30.21 – CEPro – While many distributors were unsure of how 2020 would pan out, 2021 is shaping up to be a massive improvement. Here are some hot product categories industry experts suggest keeping an eye on throughout the year.
- Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Causes Concern as Breach Costs Rise
7.30.21 – CEPro – As the cost of cybersecurity breaches increases, resimercial and commercial integrators are going to have to emphasize cybersecurity training to keep customers and their businesses safe.
- New Home Sales Decline in June Due to Continued Supply Chain Challenges
7.29.21 – CEPro – Sales of newly constructed homes are down for the third straight month as builders continue to combat higher construction costs and supply chain restrictions.
- How Distributors Are Helping to Ease the Labor Crisis
7.28.21 – CEPro – Top distributors share their secrets to overcoming the pandemic and how they managed to help the industry overcome the labor shortage that impacted so many businesses.
- How to Ensure You’re Getting the Most From Your Monitoring Provider
7.28.21 – SSI – By Peter Giacalone – Central stations provide tools and applications for their dealers and their subscribers to take a greater control of their part in the security chain.
- Double the Voltage, Double the Fun: The Advantages of 24V
7.26.21 – SSI – By Bob Dolph – You’ve heard the old gum commercial saying, “double your flavor, double your fun?” Well, in security circuits, if you double the voltage from 12V to 24V, you truly could double your fun. Why? Let’s find out.
Fire & EMS News
- Carbon monoxide leak: Des Moines siblings credit ADT with …
7.31.21- Des Moines Register— In the middle of the night on Sunday, June 6, Stajcar, a Des Moines homeowner and full-time sergeant with the Iowa National Guard, received a call from her home security system service to inform her that a sensor in her basement was warning of unusual levels of carbon monoxide in her home.
- CA: Thieves try to break into Gov. Gavin Newsom’s family-owned …
7.28.21- Yahoo.com – Criminals tried to break into a California wine shop owned by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s family this week in what was the fourth burglary attempt at the business in 2021, police said. Cops rushed to PlumpJack Wines & Spirits in San Francisco just before 7 a.m. Tuesday after the store’s alarm went off, according to police.
- CA: Woodland Business Hit By Burglars During Power Outage; 2 …
7.27.21 – CBS13 … with burglary during a widespread power outage in Woodland early Tuesday morning have been arrested. The burglars smashed this business’ …
- CT: Plainfield police search for burglary suspects
7.27.21 – Norwich Bulletin – Plainfield – Police are searching for individuals suspected of breaking into a Plainfield convenience store and attempting a second burglary …
- DE: Police: Woman caught stealing items from Goodwill store in …
7.27.21 – Newark Post – A Newark woman is facing charges after police caught her stealing merchandise from the Goodwill store in Newark Shopping Center, authorities said. Police were dispatched to the thrift store just before 3 a.m. Monday for a burglar alarm, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.
- IA: Sioux City man faces federal charge for credit union robbery …
7.26.21 – Sioux City Journal – Filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Lincoln, the indictment charges Mike Akeen Obed, 21, with one count of robbery of a federal credit …
- NJ: New York man arrested after robbing 2 TD Banks just minutes …
8.1.21 – NJ.com – Hoboken police were warned by Jersey City police that a man had robbed a TD Bank…
- NY: Great Barrington police investigating reported string of …
8.27.21 – Great Barrington police investigating reported string of burglaries. … Police say they were alerted to the Extra Mart at 3:30 a.m. for a burglary alarm; upon arrival, it was revealed that a burglary had occurred. Police then received alarm activations at 3:35 a.m. for Cumberland Farms and Sunoco.
- ON: Halton Police Arrest five over Premium Outlets Break-In | The …
8.1.21 – Five people have been arrested after breaking into business at Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills on Friday. … With assistance from the K9 Unit, Tactical Rescue Unit, and 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, uniform officers were able to arrest all of the suspects in the plaza area.
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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