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Public Safety Updates

  • Calif. police department considers stopping responses to …
    7.31.23 – Police 1 – Interim Police Chief Jason Ta said earlier this week that, given Vallejo’s shrinking police force, it’s getting harder and harder for his agency to justify responding to alarm calls. He said that of the 3,627 of these calls that Vallejo police responded to in 2022, 98% turned out to be false alarms.
  • False alarms straining Decatur Police, stretching officers thin
    8.2.23 – WCIA – Decatur, IL – Police Chief Shane Brandel said false alarms make up more than 90 percent of their alerts. Between January and May, they responded to nearly 1,000 burglar alarms and only three of them led to a report.

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  • Pendants Thwart Panic
    8.1.23 – Security Today – By Warren Hill – The unfortunate state-of-affairs surrounding safety and security throughout the country about hostile events has increased in all industries over the years. Security consultants and dealers are tasked with providing the most up-to-date and vital solutions in this ever-changing landscape.
  • How to Prevent Your Physical Security System from Becoming Your Biggest Cybersecurity Threat
    8.3.23 – Security Today – By Bud Broomhead – One of the fastest growing threats to organizations is being breached through cyber vulnerabilities in their IoT devices, specifically physical security systems. The number of attacks reach a record of over 3 billion in 2022, and 2023 is likely to be bigger still.
  • The Continuing Evolution of AI
    8.1.23 – Security Today – By Aaron Saks – The amount of talk, buzz, hype and promise over artificial intelligence (AI) is on the level usually associated with a recently launched product.
  • Revolutionizing Perimeter Security
    8.1.23 – Security Today – By Danny Youngerman – In an ever-evolving world, the need for robust and cost-efficient perimeter security measures has become paramount. Traditional methods often fall short of effectively safeguarding sensitive or large areas.

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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.