Public Safety Updates
- KS: City adopts compliance program for fire alarm inspections …
9.15.20 – Leavenworth Times – The city of Leavenworth has entered into an agreement for a service that is designed to help with keeping inspections of fire safety systems up to date. Leavenworth Fire Chief Gary Birch said there are commercial buildings in the city that are required by code to have fire alarms or other fire safety systems.
- MD: Annapolis City Council approves legislation for false alarm rules…
9.15.20 – Capital Gazette – Buckley introduced an ordinance that says any property owner or tenant with more than two false alarms in one year is guilty of a municipal infraction and subject to a fine. False alarms are emergency communications such as an alarm system alert that results in a city fire or police department investigation that reveals “no health or safety risk or other actual hazard,” according to City Code.
- OH: Streetsboro places liens on two hotels for unpaid false alarm …
9.17.20 – Record Courier – Streetsboro is taking steps to recover thousands of dollars in unpaid fines levied against two hotels that have had multiple false fire alarms from customers smoking in their rooms. … This issue started when the hotels began designating smoking rooms.
- SK: Police Commissioners Recommending Changes to Alarm Fees
9.16.20 – Discover Moose Jaw – The Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners is recommending increases to alarm registration, renewal and false alarm fees.
- ADT, Google Integrate RapidDeploy Emergency Response Platform
9.16.20 – SSI – RapidDeploy will directly integrate supplemental emergency data from some of the largest and most influential companies in technology and public safety.
- Vivint Accused of Impersonating CPI Security Reps in Latest Lawsuit
9.15.20 – SSI – The lawsuit claims Vivint’s sales representatives posed as CPI employees or affiliates and tricked customers into signing up for Vivint’s service.
State & National News
- BBB Sounds the Alarm About Alarm Salespeople.
9.20.20 – Alton Daily News – If you are shopping for a security system for your home or business, the Better Business Bureau wants you to use caution. This is one of those industries in which you may be approached by an unsolicited salesperson door-to-door or on the phone.
- Legislation Looksee: Keep Watch on These Bills Heading Into …
9.18.20 – SSi – Multiple bills being deliberated will likely effect installing security contractors no matter the outcome of November’s election. …
- How 5G Will Change The World
9.18.20 – Forbes – 5G will free that equipment so that it no longer needs to be tied down, enabling optimal configuration options to maximize productivity. The lack of latency also makes warehouses safer. An operator can run the equipment from another part of the world and adjustments will occur in real time.
- The Most Frustrating Things AV Installers Hear from Clients
9.18.20 – CI – What are audio visual installers sick and tired of hearing from clients? Plenty… but mostly, it’s about money and how to do their jobs.
- What to Consider When Deploying Human Temperature Screening
9.15.20 – SSI – Body temperature screening systems are critical to prepare for our new normal. Understand they do come with various requirements and compliance concerns.
- Tax Implications of the Paycheck Protection Program are Now Cropping Up
9.14.20 – CI – If your business took a loan from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, there are some tax implications you’ll want to know.
- Campus Safety Survey: COVID-19 Is Driving Big Access Control Changes
9.14.20- SSI – The pandemic is impacting everything from policies to technology uses, according to the 2020 Campus Safety Access Control, Lock and Lockdown Survey.
- 5 Steps to Protecting Outdoor Assets
9.18.20 – SSI – This guide will help you walk customers through what they need to know about outdoor perimeter security and the steps they should take when considering an outdoor security system.
- Keynote Panel Admits Pandemic Has Helped the Industry
9.16.20 – CEPro – CEDIA Expo Virtual keynote panel of industry leaders makes analytical determination that COVID-19 has been good for the market.
- The State of Temperature Scanning: What’s on the Market, Best Practices, More
9.16.20 – CI – These temperature scanning best practices will help integrators expand their offerings in a time when customers need these solutions the most.
Fire & EMS News
MO: Security guard accused of lighting firecracker in men’s …
9.15.20 – KOMO – A security guard at a downtown Tacoma building is facing charges Tuesday for allegedly lighting a firecracker in a men’s bathroom toilet. A spokesperson for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said a fire alarm
- FL: Florida man charged with accidentally shooting bear that was …
9.17.20 – Click Orlando– A Daytona Beach man is facing a second-degree misdemeanor for shooting a bear that was trying to eat his trash when he meant to only fire a warning shot, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
- IA: Local Convenience Store Burglarized Overnight
9.16.20 – KOEL – The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding the two people who broke into an area convenience store, taking …
- MI: Break-In At Tractor Supply In Fenton Leads To Police Chase
9.17.20 – WHMI- One of two suspects has been charged in connection with a break-in at the Tractor Supply store in Fenton and an ensuing police chase that ended on I-96 near Wixom Sunday. The break-in occurred at the Tractor Supply store just before 5am.
- ND: Fargo man arrested for breaking into U-Haul Warehouse
9.18.20 – KVRR – FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Police arrested a man after he was caught breaking into a U-Haul warehouse Friday morning. The alarm company for the …
- NE: Casey’s General Store robbed, investigation ongoing
9.14.20 – KLKN-TV – Monday, just after 1:30 a.m., Lincoln police officers responded to a burglary alarm at Casey’s.
- NY: Man charged in series of burglaries in Levittown and …
9.14.20 – Newsbreak – Levittown, NY. |A sounding alarm at a Hicksville gas station led to the …
- TN: UPDATE: $4000 reward offered to help find Chattanooga Tractor
9.14.20 – WTCBTV – UPDATE: $4000 reward offered to help find Chattanooga Tractor & Equipment theft suspect. At least $9,000 of merchandise is gone from the store.
- VA: Police seek public’s help in string of commercial burglaries in …
9.17.20 – Inside Nova – Prince William County police are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a trio of commercial burglaries in Woodbridge on Sept. 8. … Officers were called to a burglar alarm and arrived to find the front glass door shattered. A police K-9 checked the business and surrounding area, but no one was found.
- VT: Robbery at Jolley convenience store in Ferrisburgh
9.19.20 – WCAX – On September 1st, police responded to an alarm at Jolley Convenience Store in Ferrisburgh. Police say two males gained entry to the store, and took an undisclosed amount of tobacco products. A vehicle was identified leaving the scene of the burglary.
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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