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Public Safety Updates

  • 9-1-1 in a Box allows Md. dispatchers to work remotely
    8.25.23 – WBAL – Dispatchers in Baltimore now have access to 9-1-1 in a Box, a system giving dispatchers the option to work remotely. The technology also allows for real-time video of an emergency, which can reduce response time for some of the 1.3 million 9-1-1 calls city dispatchers receive each year.
  • How 911 innovations improve dispatchers’ lives and keep communities safe
    8.30.23 – Route Fifty -When emergency strikes — car accidents, break-ins, domestic disputes, cardiac arrest, the list goes on — communities rely on their 911 dispatchers to quickly answer the call, assess the situation and send first responder teams to help. But how does this high-pressure job impact the lives of those dispatchers on the other end of the phone? Read More

Featured Articles

  • Bloomington, Ind., considers adding civilian responders
    8.29.23 – WXIN-TV (Indianapolis) – City officials in Bloomington, Ind., are proposing a pilot program to hire civilian responders known as “community service specialists” to handle certain 9-1-1 calls. The program aims to address a shortage of police officers and allow sworn officers to focus on more serious issues.
  • Customers alarmed by poor service from home security …
    8.28.23 – CBC – Edmonton business owner Angela Larson is in a dispute with her alarm company, Fluent Home, after a break-in on June 29. Larson tried to contact …
  • SIA research indicates growing confidence in security industry
    8.30.23 -SSI – Confidence is increasing in the security industry according to a survey conducted by the Security Industry Association (SIA). SIA revealed that nearly eight in 10 respondents to their July-August 2023 SIA Security Market Index survey offered a positive assessment of business conditions.

Business Tips

  • Capture the State of the Home Automation Industry With …
    8.30.23 – Parks Associates – We’re kicking off our 11th annual 2023 Home Automation Deep Dive survey, focused on the current state of the residential security industry, …
  • How Audio Can Improve Your Emergency Evacuation Plan
    8.31.23 – SSI –  Evan Walde – Security and audio integrators need to work together to ensure people know exactly what to do in an emergency evacuation.
  • 12 Commercial Crime Sites to Do Your Research
    9.1.23 – Security Today – Understanding crime statistics in your industry and area is crucial for making important decisions about your security budget. With so much information out there, how can you know which statistics to trust? We’ve curated a list of reliable crime statistics websites, so you can discover the information you need to keep your business safe.
  • Biometrics From Theory to Reality
    8.30.23 – Security Info Watch – Here are some important steps to follow: Define objectives and requirements: Clearly articulate the objectives of the biometric access control system and …

Fire & Life Safety

  • CA: Inferno consumes staple Del Paso Heights business
    8.28.23 – FOX40 – A witness to the inferno was Doug Walrath, who has lived across the street from the furniture store for about 20 years. “I haven’t seen a fir
  • SC: Coffee pot triggers smoke alarm at Seewee Restaurant
    8.30.23 – WCBD – According to Awendaw-McClellanville Fire District, officials were dispatched to Fifteen Mile Landing at the Seewee Restaurant for a reported structure fire at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Crews found a coffee pot had been left on and caused smoke triggering the fire alarm. No fire was reported.


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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.