Electronic Security Association News

Foundation For Advancing Security Talent Announces An Extension Of Their Free Job Listings For ESA And SIA

The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) announces an extension of its free job listings for Electronic Security Association (ESA) and Security Industry Association members in an effort to aid in the industry’s economic recovery and workforce development efforts following challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. ESA and SIA members will now be able to list jobs on the FAST Jobs Board for free through August 31, 2022. SIA and ESA members can post jobs for free by taking th...

Electronic Security Association Successfully Wraps Up Their Virtual ESX 2021 By Delivering Educational Content And Networking Opportunities

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2021 Virtual Experience, presented by the Electronic Security Association (ESA), wrapped up on June 17, delivering a wide breadth of educational content, product innovations, and networking opportunities. Security professionals from all corners of the industry attended ESX to hear from thought leaders and industry experts on business strategies and best practices. The Main Stage delivered thoughtful strategies for security dealers, integrators, and monitoring...

Electronic Security Association Announces OpenXchange Panelists From Brilliant, RapidSOS And RSPNDR At ESX Virtual Experience 2021

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) Virtual Experience, presented by the Electronic Security Association (ESA), has announced the lineup for OpenXchange – The Changing Competitive Landscape. ESX Virtual Experience 2021 This main stage presentation, to be held during the ESX Virtual Experience 2021, on Tuesday, June 15, will be an interactive panel discussion on unique go-to-market strategies and the opportunities, and challenges likely to impact dealers, integrators, and monitoring compan...

Electronic Security Expo 2021 Features Inspirational Speakers To Deliver Insightful Presentations On The Main Stage

The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX) Virtual Experience, June 15-17, presented by the Electronic Security Association (ESA), will feature inspirational speakers, including Ryan Estis and John Mack, delivering insightful presentations on the main stage. Ryan Estis is an expert on organizations through change and enhancing business performance. For almost two decades, Estis has helped companies connect with employees and customers as an ad agency executive and Fortune 500 Chief Strategy Office...

Electronic Security Association Releases The Full Educational Line-Up For Their Upcoming Virtual Experience ESX 2021

The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), presented by Electronic Security Association (ESA), releases the full educational line-up for its upcoming virtual experience, which will take place online from June 15-17. In addition to the main stage presentations and virtual networking opportunities, the three-day virtual event includes 24+ educational sessions across four tracks, designed specifically for security professionals. Specific business challenge In keeping with the event’s theme,...

The 2021 Edition Of Electronic Security Expo (ESX) To Be Held Virtually As ESX 2021 Virtual Experience

The 2021 edition of the Electronic Security Expo (ESX), a globally renowned annual education and networking event dedicated to professionals from the electronic security and life safety industry, will be conducted virtually out of consideration for the health and well-being of participants. ESX 2021 Virtual Experience Renamed the ESX 2021 Virtual Experience, the event will take place exclusively online from June 15 to June 17, 2021. “Simply put, we decided that there are too many public...

Electronic Security Association Unveils Online Security Technician Assessment Tool To Gauge Practical Areas Of Proficiencies

Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) National Training School has launched a valuable new tool to help employers with one of the biggest challenges faced when hiring new security technicians, gauging practical areas of proficiencies. Gauging proficiency areas “Many other professions use skills assessments to verify computer or accounting expertise, for example, so the Electronic Security Association felt with the thousands of test questions we have available from our courses tha...

Telguard Increases Its Commitment To The Pro-Installed Channel And ESA In 2021

Telguard, a front-runner in cellular alarm communication for security and life safety systems, has increased its support of the pro-installed channel and ESA by boosting the strategic partnership with the association from Gold to Platinum for 2021. “Moving up to the Platinum level is a natural step in the progression of our brand,” Telguard President, George Brody, says. “We look forward to a very prosperous 2021 for our dealers, distributors, central stations, employees, and...

ESA Becomes Sole-Owner Of ESX, The National Tradeshow

“While it has certainly been a tough year for in-person events, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) sees the value that the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) delivers each year to the pro-installed electronic security and life safety industry,” says ESA President, Jamie Vos. “As a previous co-owner of ESX, ESA has now acquired full ownership of the industry’s only national tradeshow developed by and for the pro-installed community. ESX is a place where you can feel th...

Electronic Security Association Opens Applications And Online Donations For Their 2021 Youth Scholarship Program

The electronic security industry works intimately with the public safety sector. Police, firefighters, paramedics and EMTs offer a vital service to the communities, in their shared goal of keeping people, places and property safe. To give back to this group that so positively impacts the communities around every one, Electronic Security Association developed the ESA Youth Scholarship Program - a philanthropic endeavor that aims to support the futures of children of first responders. To date, ov...

Bart Williams, ESA Member And President Of Security Solutions Enters US Politics As Mississippi State Senator

To say that the security industry draws people in and demonstrates its value in terms of relationship building with the caliber of people who comprise the industry is an understatement, as Bart Williams, President of Security Solutions and Communications, Inc. (Security Solutions) found out. Founder of Security Solutions Williams chose to become an engineer as his profession, but he began dabbling in the security industry part time, soon to discover it would lead him on the path to becoming St...

Security Industry Association And Electronic Security Association Launch The Foundation For Advancing Security Talent (FAST)

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) have launched the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST), a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to promote careers in the physical security technology and life safety industry. FAST Created through a partnership of ESA and SIA, the industry’s renowned security associations, FAST will connect passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in electronic security and life s...

ESA Leadership Summit Announces Going Virtual As 2020 ESA Leadership Summit Stay Connected

The ESA Leadership Summit - the strategically efficient annual event for company pioneers in the electronic security and life safety industry - has announced it will take the summit experience virtual in 2020 as ESA Leadership Summit Stay Connected. This virtual event will be held Sept 29 - Oct 1, connecting leaders with the content and contacts they need to thrive amidst uncertainty. The summit will still deliver top-notch education, self-selected one-on-one meetings with vendors and purposefu...

Electronic Security Association Hosts Sales Webinar To Guide Industry Through The CoronavirusPandemic

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is again arming members, and the industry, through the COVID-19 crisis. This time, with free online sales training and resources. ESA has teamed with its Choice Service Provider, Braveheart Sales Performance, to deliver industry-specific online sales training and resources. A webinar on the topic was offered to the industry at large (an on-demand recording can be found on ESAweb.org). Throughout the session, Gretchen Gordon, Sales Team Development Exper...

Electronic Security Association Extends Free CEU Courses Offering Through April 2020 In View Of Global COVID19 Pandemic

The six free CEU courses that the Electronic Security Association (ESA) offered for free through the month of March 2020 will remain available free of charge through April 2020, ESA has announced. The Electronic Security Association took the price tag off these online CEU courses to support electronic security and life safety companies during the on-going coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak. ESA’s free CEU online courses As the situation has progressed and guidelines for social distancing hav...

Electronic Security Association Offers Selective Free Courses For The Businesses Affected By COVID-19

ESA is now offering select free CEU courses in recognition of the economic challenges for businesses affected by COVID-19. These six courses extend the opportunity to learn new topics and to work toward certification or licensing while many might have reduced workloads. Training gift certificate access The following courses are free in the month of March: Job Safety Reminders Troubleshooting Panels and Power Supplies Troubleshooting Intrusion Alarm Devices Codes and Standards Refresher...

ESA Announces Resideo Technologies As Its Exclusive 2020 Diamond Level Partner

Smart home solutions manufacturer, Resideo has stepped up as the exclusive Diamond Level Partner with the Electronic Security Association (ESA) in 2020 to support the association’s mission of providing resources, advocacy, connections and education for professionals in the electronic security and life safety space. As the industry’s largest and longest-standing association, ESA represents the voice of the professionally installed channel, with its membership serving more than 70% of...

ADT Privacy Survey Reveals Growing Concerns With Smart Home Tech

ADT, a provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers in the United States, released key findings from a consumer privacy survey that reveals consumer sentiment on the topic. With many data privacy and security issues in the news, it’s no surprise that 92 percent of respondents feel smart home security companies need to take measures to protect customers’ personal data and information. However, while concerns around privacy are hig...

ESA’s NTS Adapts Electronic Access Control Course To Address Ever-Rising Active Shooter Incidents Across The United States

It seems like every day there is another school or public shooting incident in the US. It dominates the news and has become a point of stress and fear for many Americans. According to the US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2018 alone, there were 27 incidents across 16 states resulting in 213 casualties. There is a great deal the security industry can do to prevent such violent incidents and preserve life. Protection Layers In general, protection should be built in la...

SIA Releases ANSI-approved ANSI/SIA CP-01-2019 Standard For False Alarm Reduction Features

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved ANSI/​SIA CP-01-2019, a security systems standard for false alarm reduction features. The standard leverages technology, industry experience and common knowledge to pinpoint the causes of and decrease the frequency of false alarm dispatches, detailing recommended design features applicable to both residential and commercial properties protected by electronic security systems. The 2019...

ESA’s National Training School Launches New Training As A Service Program At ESX 2019

ESA’s National Training School announced the launch of its new Training as a Service Program (Taas) at ESX in Indianapolis. This member-only customizable training program is designed with two tracks to help security professionals develop the skills they need to apply at work, both directly after being hired and as they build up to 6-18 months of on the job tenure. “ESA is extremely excited about the TaaS program,” says Michelle Yungblut, Chief Knowledge Officer of ESA. “...

Winners Of Electronic Security Expo 2019 Innovation Awards Announced

The winning products and services of the 2019 Innovation Awards were revealed at ESX 2019 on June 4 in Indianapolis. Each year, the ESX Innovation Awards program recognizes outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward. This year’s winners continue that legacy with novel innovations and improvements. To determine the best of the best, judges selected winners from a pool of applications from manufacturers and service providers servin...

Professional Networking Highlights From The Electronic Security Expo 2019

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) sought to redefine the traditional purpose of industry shows within the electronic security and life safety channel. On June 3-6, ESX 2019 offered an outlet for professionals to come together in a collaborative environment — and it was a hit for many looking for a more modern take on the traditional “badge scan” expo, according to the organizers. Networking and connections Throughout the two expo days of the event, 78% of attendees reported...

Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2019 Invites Three Panellists To Speak At Its Closing Keynote Luncheon

As the track cools from the Indy 500, the director of security for Indianapolis Motor Speedway events will speak as part of a panel at the Closing Keynote Luncheon at ESX on June 6 in Indianapolis. In this session, three carefully selected panelists will discuss ways to implement better strategies that help reduce violent crimes against employees, students, visitors and customers. To most effectively explore possible solutions, ESX will include panelists from diverse backgrounds who have handle...