Now Accepting Youth Scholarship Applications
ESA is pleased to announce that the 2016 ESA Youth Scholarship Program, sponsored by DMP, Hikvision and Monitronics, will award an $8,500 scholarship to the first-place winner, and $3,500 to the second-place winner. Eighteen ESA Chartered Chapters will take part in the program that was created to promote goodwill among the electronic life safety and security industry and police and fire officers by providing college scholarship awards to their sons or daughters. Please visit for more information.

16 Business Resolutions for ESA Members in 2016
It’s not too late to set a resolution for 2016. While the gym may no longer be appealing, why not pick up a good habit for your business? Check out some of the ways that you can improve your business this year…

Get In On the Savings & Sweepstakes!
Attention ESA members! You have the chance to win up to $10,000, plus over 100 other prizes, in the FedEx® Advantage Get Ready Sweepstakes through the ESA Member Savings Shipping Program, a free benefit that provides savings up to 27% off on select FedEx® services. Simply contact the ESA Member Service Center at to enroll for savings and register for the sweepstakes!

ESA/NTS CEU Class of the Week: Introduction to the Digital Home
This four-hour online course provides students with a non-technical complete overview of the interactive and connected home industry. The Introduction to the Digital Home is designed for anyone new to the residential technology industry or interested in the growing market opportunities. Students learn about the capabilities, benefits and technical infrastructure that deliver the integration of products and services available today and coming tomorrow. Learn more…

Looking For Greater Business Success? It's Time to Try Something New!
The 2016 Leadership Summit offers security business owners, managers and rising leaders the opportunity to embrace innovation and get exposed to fresh, ingenious resources and takeaways that can be instantly applied to improve your current business practices. This is a must attend event for anyone serious about company growth and looking for new and different ways to build business in an ever-evolving market! Empower your company today!

Save The Date for the 13th Annual AIREF Golf Classic
Make 13 your lucky number at the 13th Annual AIREF Golf Classic on April 5, 2016 in Vegas! Spend the day on the greens with industry colleagues and clients, while supporting a good cause. It’s guilt-free golf, so get ready to tee up! Visit for more information

Call for Entries: Police Dispatch Quality Award
Does your company form a partnership with law enforcement agencies to promote best practices, reduce unnecessary dispatches and give officers the most complete information when responding to alarms? Then you may qualify for the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award! Download an application and see if your company’s efforts can be considered the best of the best! Read more.

Greatest Ideas of the Alarm Industry’s Greatest Thinkers
ESA member, Ron Davis of Davis Mergers and Acquisitions Group, Inc., has recently released his book, Greatest Ideas of the Alarm Industry’s Greatest Thinkers. The book is full of ideas from dozens of successful business leaders and entrepreneurs as it pertains to your business’ success. Email Ron or call 847-955-2345 for any questions or for quantity discounts. To learn more, click here.

SMS Integration Announces New Chief Technology Officer
“SMS Integration is growing organically and expanding into new markets and our team is growing with the business. We are pleased to announce Brandon Froehlich has accepted the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with SMS Integration. Brandon brings a broad background of Information Technology experience from multiple industries to SMS…” Read more.

ESA is Looking for Success Stories of Members That Have Hired Veterans!
The transition from active duty to civilian life can be difficult for a veteran. Valuing dedication, technology and careers with a cause, many veterans make their way to the electronic security industry. Do you have a success story of hiring a veteran? E-mail with your story today!

PBFAA 34th Annual Expo
The Pennsylvania Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (PBFAA) has announced that their 34th Annual Expo will be held on May 10-11, 2016 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. This is an event that you will not want to miss- so go ahead and reserve the date on your calendar! For a preliminary schedule of events, outing information and registration forms, click here.

CAA Meetings
Chances to get involved with the California Alarm Association (CAA) abound! Meetings in California are still going with the RAA General Meeting on January 27. To get involved, RSVP by email or call 800-437-7658 ext. 3.

LLSSA Region V Meeting
The Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association (LLSSA) is hosting a Region V Meeting in Monroe on January 26 with a focus on “How to Market to Millennials”. RSVP to Lindy Brasher and save your seat today! Looking ahead, reserve February 18 for the LLSSA State Meeting in Baton Rouge and be on the lookout for more details.

If you are in South Carolina and need to take the NTS Level 1 Course, the South Carolina Electronic Security Association (SCESA) has you covered. The course will take place February 3-5 in Rock Hill. You must register before 5:00 pm on January 25. For more information, contact Taylor Harrison at 803-252-0580.

The Quit and Stay Syndrome: Silent Profit Killer
A new year brings new possibilities for every business. While you may look outside for possible changes in your company, have you taken a look inside? Michael Feuer, co-founder of OfficeMax, warns that a “business must be on a constant vigil to spot and eliminate a silent killer of productivity and profits”. Read more on how this profit killer may be within.

NTS in Oklahoma
Meaningful Meetings Happen at the Summit
ESA Mentorship Class of 2016 Announced at Leadership Summit


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