Tess Nacelewicz

As managing editor, Tess works on developing a rapport with industry leaders to report and write on industry news, concentrating on the fire and residential beats. Her focus is on writing stories important to installers, integrators, manufacturers and distributors. Before joining Security Systems News in September 2010, Tess was a newspaper reporter in Maine for more than two decades. Most of that time, she worked for The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, and also was an occasional stringer for The New York Times. Tess has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s in linguistics from the University of Michigan. She lives in Maine with her husband and a demanding cat.

Recent Articles

Lawmakers just killed a bill to let municipalities require sprinklers in new homes, but more bills expected in 2015
Tue, 07/22/2014
The city is updating its building code, so the detection method now can be used; it’s ideal for high-rise mechanical rooms
Wed, 07/16/2014
Jim Pauley, NFPA’s new president, has long history with group as member, volunteer, technical committee member
Fri, 07/11/2014
Fire Systems, System Sensor now part of Honeywell Fire Safety, which will have sharper fire focus and more R&D
Wed, 07/09/2014
As ADT’s first ‘Premier Provider’, DEFENDER will work more closely with ADT on testing, other projects
Wed, 07/09/2014