It’s Your Last Chance to Vote in the 2016 ESA Officer Election
The 2016 Electronic Security Association Officer Election ends Friday, June 3rd at 2 pm CDT! It’s your last chance to vote for the positions of two-year term vice president (2), one-year term vice president (1), and two-year term secretary (1). If you are the primary or secondary ESA voting representative of a regular, associate, life, or national member company in good standing, click here to vote. Your vote is your voice!

Associate Member Rep Election Winner Announcement
The votes for the Associate Member Representative election have been tabulated and the 2016-2018 Associate Member Representative is incumbent candidate, Ken Nelson. As Associate Member Representative, Ken will be the point of contact for associate member related subject matter and represent this group at ESA Board Meetings. To contact Ken Nelson, please email via Congratulations, Ken!

Is It Certification Renewal Time Soon?
NTS certifications provide noticeable acknowledgment of your core skills and knowledge. They provide validity of your abilities to others, including your customers, supervisors, peers, and potential employers while proving your dedication to the latest knowledge and innovations in the industry. So don’t let all of your hard work go to waste by letting your certification expire. Read more.

ESA Insurance Solutions Is Giving Away A Drone at ESX!
Meet with the ESA Insurance Solutions Team in Booth #1210 at ESX to discover all the added benefits of Security America RRG and be entered in a drawing for a DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone giveaway. The lucky winner will be announced during the ESA Member Reception on Thursday, June 9th from 3 pm to 4 pm.

Headed to Fort Worth? Know Before You Go.
Don’t worry; you won’t be experiencing the legendary Texas heat at ESX with the high hovering at 90° and mostly sunny skies. The overall attire is business casual but bring your cowboy boots for the ESX Crawl! This year’s event is set to be the best yet, with multiple association meetings, a vibrant tradeshow floor, impactful keynote speakers and sessions as well as prized networking opportunities. It’s not too late to register!

ESA to Honor Youth Scholarship Winner
ESA will be honoring the 2016 Youth Scholarship Program first place winner at the Public Safety Luncheon on Thursday, June 9th at 12 noon on the Main Stage. Hear an exclusive reading of Katherine Waugh’s award-winning essay on what it means to have a father who protects her community as a first responder. Thanks to DMP, Hikvision & Monitronics for sponsoring the 2016 Youth Scholarship Program!

Stay Up to Date at ESX with Social Media Updates From ESA
Get the latest information on ESX by following ESA’s social media! Check us out on Facebook at ESA online, LinkedIn at Electronic Security Association, and Twitter @ESATweet. Show your company and coworkers how you are leveraging ESX to your advantage and live tweet or post right from the expo floor! Don’t forget to tag ESA, too! #ESX2016 #ESA

ESX Event Highlight- Opening Keynote Luncheon
The electronic security and life safety industry will be the subject of massive disruption over the next 3 to 5 years. Join Nicholas Webb, a world-renowned business and technology futurist, author, award-winning innovator and strategist at the Opening Keynote Luncheon, sponsored by Security America RRG. Webb will discuss how to be relevant in the fast-moving future of security.

Say ‘Hey’ to ESA at ESX
ESX is a hyper-connected networking opportunity that moves fast; but don’t let this distract you from stopping by the Electronic Security Association booth #1210 at ESX to find out what’s new with the largest professional trade association in the United States. Chat with the ESA team about everything from membership to governance, or just to say ‘hey‘! Check out the expo floor plan.

Tips For Attending ESX
The heart and soul of the Electronic Security Expo is innovative technology, vibrant networking events, and meaningful educational sessions. From the ‘Welcome Reception’ to the Closing Keynote Luncheon, this must-see security industry event is non-stop. To get the most out of your ESX experience, check out Rope in Those Resources: Tips For Attending ESX.

Help ESA Support NLEOMF at ESX
The 2016 ESA Gives Back recipient, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, will be joining us at ESX. Stop by booth #1213 to learn more about the NLEOMF mission of honoring fallen officers and remembering the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the United States. Learn more.


Partnership Unlocks Doors to Security and Automation Jobs
Palm Beach State College (PBST) knows that qualified employees of the electronic security and life safety industry are in high demand; and they’ve done something about it. PBST has created a Security and Automation Systems Technician Program that produces graduates who are highly sought after. This program teaches real-world skills to “pave the way for immediate employment”. Read more.


Save the Date: SCESA Annual Meeting & Golf Tournament Oct 27-28
Save the date for the South Carolina Electronic Security Association Annual Meeting & Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC on October 27th & 28th. The goal of this event is to network and share best practices while bringing members together to have fun! Registration can be completed as a team or individually and is open to associate and regular members.

MSESA: The Coast and Crawfish
The Mississippi Electronic Security Association will be hosting their Statewide Meeting on the Coast Thursday, June 23rd in Gulfport, MS. Come for the General Membership Meeting, stay for the crawfish, Gulf Islands Waterpark, and Beauvoir Tour of the Jefferson Davis Hone and Presidential Library. Don’t miss special guest speakers Robert Pickering and Randi Lancaster of the SFM Electronic Protection Division.

SB336 Legislative Update From LLSSA
On May 22nd, the Senate Commerce Committee considered SB336, which alters the definition of certain contractors, including electrical contractors, which affects the electronic security and life safety industry. An added phrase in the current definition of an electrical contractor could result in repercussions as they relate to license and permit capabilites. SB336 has been deferred but will remain on the radar of LLSSA.

LLSSA 2nd Annual Dealer Conference
The Second Annual Dealer Conference for the Louisiana Life Safety and Security Association will be held June 16th at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, LA. The event will feature a Luncheon State Meeting, education sessions, and a plethora of activities such as a Cyber Quest, Nature Trail, and Live Alligator Show. Click here for more details.

Sounding the Alarm on Deceptive Sales
The Better Business Bureau and the Electronic Security Association have partnered to raise awareness and battle deceptive door-to-door sales tactics. From impersonating a company to claiming necessary systems upgrades, residential and commercial owners are being targeted with fraudulent claims. Read more about these industry ‘bad apples’ and learn what ESA is doing about it.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Receives National Recognition for Excellence
The Pierce County Sherriff’s Department is being honored for their excellence in alarm management by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition. Pierce County has successfully reduced false alarm dispatches, implemented best practices, and displayed a serious commitment to the community they protect. Read how Pierce County saved resources and money through false alarm reductions as high as 95 percent here.

FLSA Overtime Rule Update
The United States Department of Labor has announced its’ final ruling on the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime issue. This rule will raise the salary level from its previous amount of $455 per week to $913 per week. To read ESA’s submitted opposition, click here. To view the full Department of Labor ruling, click here.

Louisiana Becomes First State to Make Targeting Officers a Hate Crime
With little resistance, Louisiana has now included law enforcement and firefighters among the groups protected by hate crime laws. On May 27th, Governor John Edwards made Louisiana the first state to make targeting first responders a hate crime, a title typically reserved for traits of race, gender, religion, etc. Read more about the penalties, critics, and supporters of this new legislation here.

This Little Online Marketing Tactic Could Make You Big Money
Leadership Summit speaker Gene Marks has cracked the code on an online marketing tactic called retargeting. This popular method is often used to increase web traffic, sales, lead generation, and business growth. 40% of marketers plan to use retargeting to generate more demand for their company, read more to learn why you should consider retargeting in your marketing plans.

Strategic Assessment of Worldwide Bluetooth Smart Market - Forecast Till 2021
The evolution of wireless communications was forever changed in 1994 with the creation of Bluetooth and it’s easy to see how its’ use has evolved over the years. The market for Bluetooth, its applications, driving factors, and roadblocks are analyzed in the study; Strategic Assessment of Worldwide Bluetooth Smart Market-Forecast Till 2021. Learn where Bluetooth is heading and how, here.

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