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August 22, 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.

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Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: YPD receiving too many false alarm calls
    8.18.16 – KYMA – A rise in false alarm calls in Yuma has led to the city and police department implementing a new rule that could make alarm owners pay if their alarm goes off. More Info
  • CA: False alarm price: $117K
    8.20.16 – Manteca Bulletin – Back in 2008, Manteca Police responded to 3,527 residential burglary alarms. Mechanical failure or owner error accounted for 98.7 percent of those calls and … More Info
  • IN: False alarms lead to charges
    8.16.16 – Indiana Gazette – Section 7511 of Title 18 in the Pennsylvania consolidated statutes states any person who owns, uses or possesses an automatic dialing alarm device may not … More Info
  • NC: Excessive false alarms will mean fines
    8.17.16 – McDowell News – At this week’s meeting of the Old Fort Board of Aldermen, Mayor Rick Hensley reviewed the city of Marion’s ordinance for false alarms, one he thought Old Fort .. More Info

Industry News

  • My Alarm Center’s new business model driving success
    8.17.16 – Security Systems News – Newtown Square, PA – My Alarm Center, a super-regional security company with a rapidly evolving national presence, is coming off an impressive year of … More Info
  • PPVAR seeks volunteers
    8.17.16 – Security Systems News – “Crime in Progress Verification Monitoring – Introduction,” which focuses on audio and video verification as compared to other methods of reducing false alarms. More Info
  • Monitronics launches new RISE program
    8.18.16 – Dallas – Monitronics this week is launching a new sub-dealer program, RISE, designed to assist new dealers with growing their business. More Info
  • ADT strengthens its monitoring with deeper I-View Now integration
    8.18.16 – Henderson, NV – I-View Now, a cloud-based central station video platform, deepens product integration with ADT for video verification and central station video monitoring services. More Info
  • Alternative Fire Alarm Reporting Communication Solutions for New …
    8.18.16 – Security Sales & Integration -The NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm Code) is a standard published by the National Fire Protection Association, to provide the latest safety provisions covering the … More Info

State & National News

  • Is government keeping up with technology?
    8.14.16 – State Net Capitol Journal – Legislation and regulations have been coming thick and fast on a host of technological issues in the headlines in recent years, including ride-hailing, short-term home rentals, drones and daily fantasy sports betting. More Info
  • Security Systems Move From Protection To Decision Making
    8.15.16 – Forbes – Boston’s current municipal fire alarm system is older than its famed Fenway Park (built in 1912) … by 60 years. Twenty years before Alexander Graham Bell … More Info
  • 61% of Americans Fear Their Home Security Cameras Will Be Hacked
    8.16.16 – SSI -Home security cameras, along with Internet-connected cars, are the biggest fears for Americans when it comes to hacking. More Info
  • Real Threat or False Alarm: Are You Prepared for the Next Time the …
    8.1.16 – Occupational Health and Safety Magazine – Each type of alarm requires its own unique response, and a fire alarm is no different. More Info
  • Carolyn Goings: Sheriff just gave burglars a big thumbs-up
    8.16.16 – Merced Sun-Star- Re “County alarm policies different than new Merced ones” (Page 3A, Aug. 8): Gee, thanks for assuring every burglar and house-breaker that householder … More Info
  • Rocklin gun shop owner, city spar over store’s security barriers
    8.16.16 – Sacramento Bee – Recommended measures include installing video surveillance, an alarm system and locking inventory in a safe when it is unattended. Terry Fong, owner of the .. More Info
  • Laptops Most Often Stolen from Offices
    8.17.16 – SIA – Losing proprietary business data through the theft of laptops or other devices can be priceless, but when users are working in the office, IT may be lulled into a false sense of security that devices are safe on the premises. Read more More Info
  • Security industry alarmed about overtime pay rule
    8.16.16 – SSN – Washington – The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) recently submitted revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would more than double the salary threshold for earning overtime pay, starting Dec. 31, 2016. More Info
  • Housing Starts Gain 2.1% in July, Builder Confidence on Upswing
    8.16.16 – SSI – Single-family starts edged up 0.5% to a 770,000 annual pace. More Info
  • Smart Electrical Socket Could Be Exploited to Hack Email
    8.19.16 – SSI – A vulnerability in a popular brand of smart electrical sockets has been found that could allow hackers to spread malicious software to connected devices. More Info

Business Tips

  • What Does a Salesperson Who’s ‘Really Trying’ Look Like?
    8.16.16 – SSI – Hold yourself personally accountable and micro-manage yourself during work days. More Info
  • Proof that Disengaged Employees Are Dangerous to Your Business
    8.15.16 – CI -According to a study conducted by PSNI, there is a huge threat to businesses when employees are disengaged, even by a small percentage. More Info
  • Legal: Caution Before Using Telemarketing Firms
    8.15.16 – CEPro -Employing a third-party call center to drum up business can be lucrative, but make sure they’re following the law. More Info
  • Here’s Why Office Space Matters to Company Culture
    8.18.16 – CI – Leadership teams must use every tool in the book, including office space, to cultivate the culture that they feel will strengthen their organizations from the ground up. More Info

Fire News

  • AL: False fire alarm at Hoover election forum apparently was work of …
    8.18.16 – Hoover Sun – A false alarm fire scare that sent hundreds of people scurrying for the hotel doors at the Hoover election forum Tuesday night apparently was the work of a … More Info
  • CA: Working Smoke Alarm Saves Family in Cypress Ave. Morning Fire
    8.18.16 – Patch.com – 3 adults were saved by the blaring call of a working fire alarm this morning. Orange County Fire Authority reminds all to check their alarms … More Info
  • CT: Homeowner tries to put out Milford house fire
    8.17.16 – CT Post – Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi said that Milford Fire dispatch received a 911 call at 12:25 p.m. from an alarm monitoring company, reporting an activated fire … More Info
  • GA: Savannah police arrest man accused of vandalizing a church
    8.15.16 – Washington Times – Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokeswoman Eunicia Baker said in a news release that officers and firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the church … More Info
  • TX: Police respond to burglary alarm find fire
    8.16.16 – KRIS Corpus Christi News – Corpus Christi Police were initially responding to a burglary alarm. When police arrived, they found several small fires inside the building on the bar and near the … More Info
  • WA: Blaine welcomes new taco truck
    8.18.16 – Blaine Northern Light – August 5, 10:50 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of an alarm sounding at … arrived and diagnosed the problem to be an activated water flow alarm. More Info

Crime News

  • CA: Man arrested after Saturday morning arson spree in Visalia
    8.20.16 – Fresno Bee – About 45 minutes later, an officer spotted Spurlock at the Trinity United Reformed Church when an alarm went off. Police said Spurlock was … More Info
  • CA: Man arrested on suspicion of burglarizing, vandalizing Saint …
    8.19.16 – Marin Independent Journal – He told officers he broke a window and unlocked a door on the east side of the building so he could gain entry into the school and disable a fire alarm, Piombo … More Info
  • CA: Oakland man sentenced for armed bank robbery in Antioch
    8.19.16 – East Bay Times – … threatened to shoot her if she pressed the silent alarm button. The suspect fled the bank on a bicycle in the parking lot, then tossed the bike into a pickup truck. More Info
  • CA: Pot shop owner arrested after allegedly shooting gun to scare burglar
    8.19.16 – Bakersfield Now – The Bakersfield Police Department said 57-year-old Tom Pham got an alarm notification Wednesday night at his dispensary and armed himself … More Info
  • CA: Two Men Trip San Bruno Burglary Alarm
    8.16.16 – Patch.com – Around 9:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a burglary alarm that went off at a home in the 100 block of Yorkshire Court, according to police. Upon arrival … More Info
  • CT: Man who stole watches from outlets must serve time in prison
    8.19.16 – wwlp.com – They said the gang would enter the store, disable the alarm and then leave to see if there was a response by the police or security guards. They would then … More Info
  • CT: Police: Meriden man broke into dental office, attempted to steal TVs
    8.19.16 – Meriden Record-Journal – On Wednesday around 3:30 p.m., officers responded to Meriden Adult and Children’s Dental for a burglar alarm and found an open window, … More Info
  • FL: West Miami-Dade electronics store burglary caught on camera
    8.16.16 – 7News – WSVN-TV – “They removed the hatch, they cut the bars, and they triggered the alarm intentionally. They wanted to see how long will it take take for the police to get here,” … More Info
  • GA: Cops: Suspects drive pickup through wall, steal guns from shop
    8.21.16 – 11alive.com – At 5:15 Sunday morning, police said they responded to the Dead Center Gun and Indoor Range after the business’s alarm went off. More Info
  • IL: Police Find Accused Burglars Hunkered in Joliet Basement
    8.20.16 – Patch.com – An alarm called police to a 4:36 a.m. residential burglary, according to a Herald News report. Officers set up a perimeter, … More Info
  • IN: Thieves target Indy car dealership
    8.17.16 – WISH-TV – The owner of AMS Cars said he got a call from his alarm system and found a back window shattered. He said someone threw a brick through the window, went … More Info
  • LA: SPD investigating Line Ave. bank robbery
    8.19.16 – KSLA-TV – Shreveport Police say the holdup alarm was triggered at the Origin Bank shortly after 11 a.m. … More Info
  • MA: Marion Police Log: July 31 – Aug. 6
    8.18.16 – Wicked Local Marion – 4:14 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at Sippican School. More Info
  • MD: Man charged with burglary at East Patrick Street Post Office
    8.20.16 – Frederick News Post – Frederick Police Department officers responding to an alarm call found a Frederick man searching through boxes at a Frederick Post Office location Friday night … More Info
  • MI: Chase ends in crash after suspect flees bank
    8.19.16 – WZZM13.com – As the suspect exited the bank a silent alarm was activated and 911 was called. A detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle were given to dispatchers. More Info
  • MI: Police nab Grand Haven brothers for business break-in
    8.19.16 – Grand Haven Tribune – Police were sent to Joe’s Auto Parts after an alarm there sounded at about 12:45 a.m. The first Ottawa County … More Info
  • MO: Man charged in connection to auto repair shop burglary
    8.17.16 – ABC17News.com – Court documents show Jefferson City police responded to Rollins Automotive Tuesday morning for a burglary alarm. Officers found a broken … More Info
  • MS: Suspect sought in Jones County Dollar General burglary
    8.18.16 – WDAM-TV – According to the sheriff, Jones County Deputies were dispatched to Dollar General for an alarm going off at the business. Deputies said … More Info
  • NJ: Banks robbed in North Bergen, Lyndhurst
    8.17.16 – NorthJersey.com – In Lyndhurst, police responded to a holdup alarm from the M&T Bank at 4:15 p.m., too late to arrest the man who had fled. More Info
  • NJ: Crash, smash and grab, and assault on cops: August 14, 2016 …
    8.15.16 – The Trentonian – Authorities say police were dispatched to the store around 10:45 p.m. on July 28 to investigate a burglary alarm. Upon arrival, police saw two males fleeing the … More Info
  • NJ: Overnight Burglary Reported in Moorestown
    8.21.16 – Patch.com – Police responded to a burglar alarm at a home at about 10:30 p.m., and discovered that the front door had been forced open. More Info
  • NM: Grace Worship Center broken into and burglarized
    8.19.16 – KOAT Albuquerque – In the last week, the church has taken security one step further, and installed an alarm system. Anyone with information should call Albuquerque police. More Info
  • NY: Burglary Botched by Burglars
    8.17.16 – WKTV – The suspects turned out to be minors that ran away from The House of Good Shepard after pulling the fire alarm. Guy Vivenco is the Owner of Vintage Limo and … More Info
  • NY: Cleaner Turns in Wallet: Mount Kisco Police Blotter
    8.15.16 – Patch.com – 11:06 a.m. – Westchester County Police responded to a business on an activated burglar alarm. The premises were found to be secure; … More Info
  • OH: Alarm thwarts overnight burglary attempt: Pepper Pike police blotter
    8.19.16 – cleveland.com – Pepper Pike, OH – Attempted burglary (forced entry), damage to property, Ginger Wren Road: A resident reported their burglar alarm went off about 3:30 a.m. … More Info
  • OH: Break-in attempt unsuccessful at Trotwood convenience store
    8.17.16 – WHIO – Trotwood police were dispatched to the convenience store around 1:20 a.m. after receiving an alarm from the business. An employee of … More Info
  • OK: Burglar Ransacks Southwest OKC Church, Steals Van
    8.18.16 – news9.com KWTV – The burglar managed to pry open a window without triggering the alarm. Though, if the man was that desperate and down on his luck, the church could have … More Info
  • OK: Hooded burglars break into metro barbecue restaurant
    8.19.16 – KOCO Oklahoma City – … they didn’t get what they thought they were getting,” Stephens said. The restaurant does have an alarm system, but the suspects pulled it out of the wall. More Info
  • OK: Teens arrested after string of burglaries
    8.16.16 – KXII-TV – Police responded and were waiting for crime scene investigators when they got a call about a burglar alarm going off at a house nearby. Officers caught the two … More Info
  • PA: GANT Police Blotter
    8.17.16 – Gant Daily – On Tuesday police reported that an alarm was activated at the Rossi building. Officers located an open door and … More Info
  • PA: Jamestown police charge man in store robbery
    8.18.16 – GoErie.com – Police responded Tuesday at 3:30 a.m. to a silent holdup alarm at the store. Employees told police that Castrillo, who was wearing a ski mask, demanded cash. More Info
  • SC: $10000 reward offered for information on Wando gun store robbery
    8.18.16 – Charleston Post Courier – Deputies responded to a burglar alarm at 12:30 a.m. at Coastal Firearms the sheriff’s office reported. At the scene, they found that the …More Info
  • SC: Bluffton bank robber — armed with only a note — takes cash
    8.18.16 – Island Packet – Armed with only a note, a robber got away with cash from a branch bank just after noon Wednesday. A panic alarm was pressed by a teller inside … More Info
  • SC: House of Pizza burglary suspect subdued with stun gun
    8.15.16 – The Times and Democrat – When an officer responded to an alarm at the business, he discovered someone had broken into the restaurant and had also broken out its lights. The owner of … More Info
  • SC: Suspect sought in string of James Island burglaries
    8.16.16 – ABC NEWS 4 – “The alarm was going off at that point and then ended up making his way into the office. [He] rummaged through the office, found the safe, wasn’t able to go do … More Info
  • SD: Two Huron men arrested for Woonsocket burglaries
    8.19.16 – Daily Republic – According to Coenen, Dorris and Bau broke the door jam and set off an alarm at N 40, at which point they left the scene. They then allegedly gained entry to M-T … More Info
  • TX: Sugar Land Bank Robber Admits to Cross Country Crime Spree
    8.16.16 – Patch.com – Wood told the teller to hand over money — in mixed bills — the teller complied, but only after hitting the silent alarm button. Five-oh rolled up almost as soon as … More Info
  • TX: Two arrested after Burnet Co. jewelry store burglary
    8.18.16 – KEYE TV – The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to an alarm at the location and discovered a car backed up to the front door with the trunk open. More Info
  • TX: Wichita hobby store burglar caught in the act
    8.16.16 –KAKE – The glass was quickly replaced, but then around 4 Monday morning, a call came from the security company that the alarm had been tripped again. Security … More Info
  • WV: Man charged with trying to burglarize Berkeley County Schools …
    8.17.16 – Herald-Mail Media – Officers said they responded to a burglary alarm and noticed a window was broken on the southeast corner of the building. Investigators … More Info

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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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