Electronic Security Association News

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...