Public Safety Updates
- CA: Tehama County sheriff’s staff shortage letter causes major stir …
9.2.20 – Corning Observer – A letter sent by Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt to “friends and supporters” concerning “notification of a significant change to services provided” to the community due to staffing shortages at the sheriff’s department, was the catalyst to the county’s administration recommending the sheriff meet with them to …
- GA: City council gives preliminary approval to tax cut …
9.2.20 – Moultrie, Observer – Moultrie, Ga. – City council approved all other items on the consent agenda Tuesday night, including a first and second reading of an ordinance to amend the false alarm and alarm system ordinance for the city.
- ISC East 2020 Canceled, Virtual Event to Be Held Instead
9.2.20 – SSI – Reed Exhibitions, along with the Security Industry Association, announce the next ISC East in-person event will take place Nov. 17-18, 2021.
State & National News
- Nine Boston Police Officers Arrested for Overtime Fraud Scheme
9.2.20 – Justice,gov – Boston – Nine current and former Boston Police Officers were arrested … over $200,000 in overtime fraud at the Boston Police Department’s evidence warehouse. … and with integrity, not to take advantage of the system for personal gain. … The Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Attorney’s …
- Pro AV Integrators, It’s Time to Start Paying Attention to the Government
9.2.20 – CEPro – By reaching out to representatives, pro AV integrators can see increased revenue and have a greater impact on policymaking which impacts their businesses.
- How Home Automation Can Keep Homes Sanitized During the Pandemic
8.31.20 – SSI – Thanks to features like geofencing and Bluetooth disarming, today’s control panels can allow for a completely automated and touchless home experience.
- Temperature Scanning in the ‘New Normal’
9.4.20 – SSI – Using video surveillance cameras for thermal temperature monitoring is emerging as a viable opportunity for security integrators to expand their business while providing end users with an essential tool that helps organizations reopen and remain open.
- Installation Tips for Deploying Mass Notification Systems
8.31.20 – SSI – These mass notification system installation tips aim to cover a complex category, one with more than just the integrator’s reputation on the line.
- Touchless Security Solutions Are Here To Stay
9.2.20 – SSN – Reliability and a people-first commitment fundamental to success. “Touchless security.” This has become a major buzzword phrase — due to COVID, of course — as end user customers are seeking reliable, easy-to-implement security solutions that eliminate touch points.
- Facial recognition technologies see significant advancements
9.3.20 – SIW – Despite some of the negative connotations associated with the technology, facial recognition has merit across many security applications
- COVID-19 pandemic will condense years of industry …
9.3.20 – SIW – Global spread of coronavirus has greatly accelerated the adoption of cloud, building wellness solutions. … COVID-19 pandemic will condense years of industry behavioral change, technology disruption. Global spread of …
- End Users Lament Security Integrators Are Behind Tech Curve: Survey
9.1.20 -SSI – A survey commissioned by System Surveyor also found 82% of security integrators continue to use paper and pen to gather requirements at customer sites.
- How Payment Options Can Create New RMR for Security Resellers
9.4.20 – SSI – Along with helping end users mitigate safety challenges due to COVID-19, access control subscription services can provide RMR to technology partners.
- Wi-Fi 6 Signal Indicator Labels Make It Vital to Upgrade Wireless Access Points
9.2.20 – CEPro – Manufacturers have started showing the Wi-Fi version on their devices, so clients will see if they don’t have latest Wi-Fi 6 access points.
Fire & EMS News
- FL: Smoke, no fire, discovered at Longboat resort following alarm …
9.4.20 – www.yourobserver.com – According to a spokeswoman for Longboat Key Fire Rescue, the first firefighters on the scene discovered smoke in the resort’s electrical room, …
- MD: Hagerstown Man faces charges for false fire alarms
9.2.20 – HeraldMailMedia.com – Each count of setting a false fire alarm carries a maximum sentence of five years and a $5,000 fine. Barrett was charged by summons, according to court records.
- AR: Deputy nabs naked burglar, sheriff says
9.3.20- Baxter Bulletin – A Jordan area business owner saw more than he bargained for when he responded to an alarm at his business early Thursday morning, according to a news release from Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery.
- CA: Celsius Ice Cream robbed over the weekend
8.31.20 – Milpitas Beat – Celsius Ice Cream was robbed over the weekend, early on Saturday morning, following an event hosted by the …
- CA:Vandals Strike San Bruno City Hall And School; 2 Arrested …
9.5.20 – San Bruno (CBS SF) – Two San Bruno residents were arrested and face felony charges for allegedly vandalizing City Hall and a school late Wednesday night. … Both suspects were booked into San Mateo County Jail for charges related to felony vandalism, conspiracy and committing a felony while on bail.
- CT: Fairfield police arrested alleged serial burglar –
9.1.20 – Fairfield Citizen – Fairfield — Police have charged a Bridgeport man for allegedly committing a burglary spree in 2019. Fairfield police Lt. Antonio Granata said Daniel Abraham was charged with three counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree larceny and one count of fourth-degree larceny.22 hours ago
- IN: Two Arrests for Burglary at Blue Mound Tavern – Effingham’s …
8.4.20 – 97.9-XFM – Two Metro East residents have been arrested following an overnight burglary at Blue Mound Tavern west of Altamont. 49-year-old Craig E. Summers of Belleville and 39-year-old Shaun A. Myers of Caseyville were taken into custody just before 2am Friday by Effingham County sheriff’s deputies.
- IN: Shelbyville police seek suspect after bank robbed by man …
8.31.20 – Fox 59 – Shelbyville, Ind. … According to police, a weapon was not displayed, no one was harmed during the incident and SPD does not believe the public is in danger at this time.
- LA: VIDEO: Woman ambushed by masked man while leaving …
8.31.20 – WBRZ – Baker – Police are looking for a masked man who approached a woman while she was leaving her house and threatened her with a gun.
- NE: LPD responds to burglary at downtown antique store
8.4.20 – KOLN – Early Friday morning, officers responded to an alarm in downtown Lincoln at Timeless Treasures.
- ON: Break in suspect nabbed at scene after OPP respond to Hwy …
9.1.20 – www.mykawartha.com – Just before 2 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2020 OPP officers responded to an alarm call at a business located on Highway 7A. Upon arrival the officers noted that a window …
- PA: Selinsgrove State Police cites Old Navy store in Monroe …
9.1.20 – Selinsgrove, Pa. — Selinsgrove State Police responded to an alarm at the Old Navy store , Snyder County in the early morning hours of September 1, making it the sixth time they’ve responded to a false alarm. The report said the alarm went off at 3:15 a.m.
- TX: Corpus Christi Police celebrates boy’s birthday after close call …
9.3.20 – KHOU – Corpus Christi Police make surprise birthday visit to boy nearly hit by bullet in his home. A Corpus Christi family is thankful their 7-year-old son was unharmed after a bullet pierced through their home two weeks ago.
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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