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Public Safety Updates

  • Artificial intelligence in 911 communications center
    8.17.23 – Officer – Technology continues to grow rapidly in all industries, including policing. Facial recognition, license plate readers, predictive policing, gunshot detection systems, early warning systems in training databases, biometrics and so many others are used regularly by many police agencies. Artificial intelligence is finding a home in 911 and public safety communications centers. Read More
  • CA: Vallejo police to resume discussions on alarm response times
    8.22.23 – Times Herald – The Vallejo Police Department will hold a second town hall meeting focusing on its proposal to stop responding to select alarm calls across the city — the result of a staffing crisis that resulted in the city declaring a state of emergency more than a month ago
  • TX: Elsa police to begin enforcing ordinance requiring residents …
    8.23.23 – KRGV – Starting on Oct. 1, the Elsa Police Department will begin enforcing the ordinance. An application for the permit to own an alarm system can be picked up at the police station’s front desk, and it has an annual cost of $25 for residences and $50 for businesses.

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  • TX: Smoke alarm saves family from house fire in Southwest Austin
    8.23.23 – Fox 7 – Austin firefighters say a working smoke alarm saved a family when a fire broke out at their home Wednesday morning in the Oak Hill area. The two adults and a child living in the home were able to escape uninjured thanks to the smoke alarm. Austin Fire tweeted out it was a potential tragedy averted.


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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. Seven state associations are part of NESA – Arkansas Security Alarm Association (ASAA), Kansas Electronic Security Association (KESA), Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association (LLSSA), Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (MDBFAA), Mississippi Security Association (MSA), Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (OKBFAA) and Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (TBFAA). For more info visit www.nesaus.org.