Public Safety Updates
- NM: Village Board considers Alarm Ordinance
8.27.20 – dchieftain, com – Magdalena – Fines are to be imposed for repeats of a false alarm. Upon a second false alarm within 12 months, the user will be fined $50…
- PA: West Deer considers stiffer penalties for false alarms …
8.25.20 – triblive – West Deer Supervisors are considering imposing harsher fines on people who own or maintain alarm systems that accidentally go off three or more times a year. … “You could have two false alarms and not receive a fine, but after two false alarms in a year period, you would receive a fine of $100,” Forbes said.
- ADT Sued for TCPA Violations – Tech –
8.26.20 – LawStreetMedia – On Monday, Armania Ingram filed a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class-action complaint in the Eastern District of Tennessee against ADT LLC. The 13-page complaint contends that the plaintiff began receiving calls from ADT on her cell phone in July 2019. …
- COPS Monitoring Believes It’s Incumbent to Be Redundant
SSI – COPS received a TMA/SSI Monitoring Technology Marvel Award runner-up honor for providing peace of mind through its six redundant monitoring centers.
State & National News
- Companies seeing rise in cybercrime
8.26.20 – SSN – Yarmouth, Maine—With so many companies working from home, combined with hosting more online and virtual events and meetings, malicious cyber activity has been increasing as cyber criminals take advantage of so many people letting their guard down during this time.
- The new normal has created more lone workers than ever – They need to be protected
8.25.20 – Security – As the pandemic continues to interrupt business as usual, companies are exploring new ways to cope with both the mandated and voluntary restrictions to their operations.
- Three ways banks can benefit from AI-powered IP cameras
8.25.20 – Security – Banks, like other businesses, are taking precautions to make customers feel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- How End Users Keep Pace With Security Tech Advances
8.27.20 – SSI – Sources for SSI’s second annual Commercial Security End-User Forum expressed they are missing the chance to gather with colleagues and peers.
- Shifting From Sensors To ‘Perceivers
8.26.20 – SSN – ‘Tiny chip helps ensure privacy by bringing and keeping data-center-class analytics at the edge
- Your EIDL Loan Has Funded, Congrats. Well, Maybe Not
8.26.20 – SSI – Dealers and integrators that received EIDL loans may already be in default or have inadvertently broken the law in applying for and receiving them.
- Navigating the Murky Waters of Selling Temperature Sensing in a Pandemic
8.28.20 – SSI – Companies have been warned, repeatedly, not to perform any service without a proper contract. That is also true for selling and installing thermal imaging equipment, especially in nonmedical facilities.
- DIY Home Security: Providing Value for Consumers and Challenges for Dealers
8.27.20 – SSI – Staving off erosion in the pro security areas will require aggressive differentiation strategies to prove the value of professional monitoring over self-monitoring.
- 3 Ways to Get Qualified Leads in a Down Economy
8.28.20 – CEPro – While navigating a recession can be tough on any business, if integrators take the time to re-tool their email outreach they may get better leads.
- Reimagining Retail Tech: Customer Experiences, Designed for a Post-COVID World
8.26.20 – CI – With retail tech trends in mind, let’s consider tactics you should deploy to stay connected to customers, put shoppers at ease, & strengthen relationships.
- More Than Half of Survey Respondents Say They Miss Their Office Work Life
8.27.20 – CI: Almost half of respondents to Blind survey say they’re more stressed during this work-from-home period and about 30 percent say they’re less productive.
- Field Chemistry 101: How Well Do You Know Your Lubricants & Cleaners?
8.26.20 – SSI – Using the wrong type of solution on a camera dome can damage the plastic. Tech expert Bob Dolph breaks down everything you need to know about commonly used chemicals.
Fire & EMS News
- CA: Smoke alarm triggered inside southwest Fresno medical …
8.26.20 – KFSN – Fresno firefighters are investigating what caused heavy smoke to plume inside a southwest Fresno warehouse on Wednesday morning.
- MN: Burned food sets off fire alarms
8.28.20 – Brainerd Dispatch – Burned food was the culprit in two Brainerd Fire Department alarms this week. Firefighters were called at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, to a …
- NE: LFR: Saturday burglary alarm turns into a fire call
8.24.20 – Lincoln, Neb. -KLKN — Around four o’clock Saturday morning, Lincoln Fire & Rescue (LFR) responded to a report of a fire by the Lincoln Police Department (LPD). The business was identified as the wholesale auto parts company, Bestorq Inc. Initially, the call was dispatched as a burglary alarm. When LPD arrived, they observed smoke coming from the building and called for LFR.
- NJ: Plainsboro: Fire temporarily closes Cake Walk Indian Bakery …
8.24.20 – mycentraljersey.com – Plainsboro: Fire temporarily closes bakery in Princeton Meadows Shopping Center.
- AR: Royal burglary alarm leads to arrest
8.26.20 – Arkansas Democrat – Hot Springs – A man out on bond from a felony drug arrest earlier this year was arrested again Monday in the break-in at a house in Royal …
- CT: Hartford police: Booze burglar may have stolen from up to a …
8.26.20 – Hartford Courant – Hartford police: Booze burglar may have stolen from up to a half-dozen Parkville businesses. A city man suspected of stealing more than a dozen bottles of booze from a Hartford liquor store this week may be responsible for up to six other burglaries in the area, police said.
- FL: A suspect caught on camera stealing from local business
8.29.20 – Fox 4 Now – Creative Computer Solutions was broken into early Saturday morning in Cape Coral. Video shows the suspect breaking through a window in …
- IN: Thieves caught on camera stealing air conditioners from Indy …
8.27.20 – FOX 59 – Indianapolis – A pair of thieves were caught on camera stealing from a church and daycare on Indy’s north side. The suspects stole a pair of air conditioners at the building near 54th and Keystone during one of the hottest weeks of the year.
- NM – Las Cruces police release video of five teens suspected in …
8.27.20 – Sun News – Las Cruces police are investigating a string of auto burglaries that occurred early Wednesday morning in the High Range neighborhood.
- TX: Person of interest questioned about rash of Kwik Wash …
8.26.20 – WOAI – San Antonio – A person is being questioned about a rash of laundromat burglaries around San Antonio. … A Police Sergeant alerted officers of a recent trend of Kwik Wash burglaries in which multiple locations will get hit on the same night.10 hours ago
- WA: Burglars Try Break in At Occupied Home Early Saturday
8.24.20v – Newstalk 870AM – Police didn’t say if the occupants called them or it was an alarm, but around 1:55AM Saturday morning, they responded to a burglary in …
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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