The 2016 ESA Leadership Summit Rocked!
Over 250 security experts from across America flocked to Chandler, Arizona to “Link, Learn and Lead” at the Summit. The Summit was held at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino January 31 through February 3. There were 346 confirmed meetings and dozens of additional impromptu meetings that took place at the event. To say that networking and learning were in full swing last week would be an understatement. Click here to see what attendees are saying: Read More

ESA Mentorship Program Kicks Off
The Inaugural Class of 2016 is made up of 15 Mentor/Mentee pairs that gathered together for the first time at the 2016 ESA Leadership Summit. The structured 9 month Mentorship Program is ESA’s newest effort to help spur the growth of the industry’s rising leaders. Meet the Class of 2016 at and read more here.

Congratulations to the 2016 Leadership Award Recipients
ESA honored several volunteers on Monday, Feb. 1 during the General Session, sponsored by Security America RRG, at the 2016 ESA Leadership Summit in Chandler, AZ. The award ceremony honored volunteers and chapters for their dedication to the electronic security industry. Read more

The Industry’s Top Honors at the Summit
Marshall Marinace of Marshall Alarms and Kelly Bond of Alarm Capital Alliance were both awarded the industry’s highest honors at the 2016 ESA Leadership Summit. Mr. Marinace was announced as the recipient of the 2015 Morris F. Weinstock of the Year, while Ms. Bond was presented with the 2016 Sara E. Jackson Memorial Award. Read more.

Featured CEU Class
This week the National Training School (NTS) is featuring a class that is recommended for all members of the company, Ethical Client Relations. This one hour online course is a vital component to the success of any alarm company because ensuring the contact you have with the customer is always of the utmost quality is crucial to your company’s success. Find out more.

2016 NTS Course Catalog Available Online
The ESA/NTS 2016 Training Catalog is available! To continue to help you, the catalog has sections outlining and describing new CEU courses designed to help you maintain your license and certifications and lists of what you can expect from NTS in 2016. Take a look at the catalog to see some of the exciting things in store for 2016.

Leverage the Power of ESX- Registration is Now Open
Looking for innovative technology, vibrant networking events and meaningful educational sessions? Get all this and more when you register for ESX 2016! Join us in Fort Worth, TX on June 8-10 to connect with an infinite realm of business, educational and networking opportunities to grow your company, enhance your business skills and compete at the next level. See more

Headed to Vegas? Hit the Greens for the 13th Annual AIREF Golf Classic
Kick off your week at ISC with the 13th Annual AIREF Golf Classic, the industry's best golf event of the year! The Classic will be coming back to Revere Country Club in Vegas on Tuesday, April 5. Spend the day on the greens with industry colleagues and clients, while supporting a good cause. Click here to fill out a registration form.

Xfinity Home WeatherBug Announcement
“Comcast announced…a partnership with Earth Networks’ WeatherBug Home optimization software that will help Xfinity Home customers further reduce energy use and lower costs. WeatherBug Home will provide the data and analytics that power Xfinity Home’s energy saving tool- EcoSaver- which learns the heating and cooling patterns of a home…” Read more.

AZAA Best Practices Luncheon
The Arizona Alarm Association (AZAA) is hosting a lunch on February 17 and would love to see you there. During the lunch attendees will get to hear from financial expert and Editorial Advisory Board Council Member for Security Sales & Integration, Mitch Reitman, on new tax forms. Join them for an educational lunch!

GELSSA Quarterly Meeting
The Georgia Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association (GELSSA) will have their first quarterly meeting on February 20 in Columbus. Take this opportunity to connect with industry peers and rsvp today by emailing

Get Involved with CAA
The California Alarm Association (CAA) is offering plenty of chances to get involved this month. The GLASAA general meeting will be held on February 16 and the MCAA general meeting on February 17. The SAAA is having a police forum on February 18. Finally, on February 23 the SDSA is having their general meeting. To attend these meetings, you must RSVP by calling 800-437-7658 ext. 3 or emailing

NJESA Keynote Speaker Announced
The New Jersey Electronic Security Association (NJESA) has announced the keynote speaker for the annual symposium’s Thursday luncheon! Michael J. Revness, Esq. from Kurtz & Revness, PC will speak to attendees about “Your single best risk management tool- Good Decision Making”. For more information, click here.

LLSSA State & Advisory Board Meeting
Next Thursday, February 18, the Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association (LLSSA) will have their State Meeting in Baton Rouge. Soon after, on February 25, the Advisory Board Meeting will also occur in Baton Rouge. Mark your calendars!

New Session of Congress in 2016 Plans to be Active
While some are saying that the 2016 Second Session of the US Congress will focus on little but the November national elections, don’t write them off just yet! Read what John Chwat, ESA Director of Government Relations, says to expect from the US Congress and how “for the life safety and electronic security and central station monitoring industry, [2016] plans to be a very crucial year….” Read more.

It’s Lucky #13 for the AIREF Golf Classic
Don’t Miss the Youth Scholarship Application Deadline
ESA is Looking for Veteran Success Stories
Call for Entries: Police Dispatch Quality Award


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