Election of Four New Officers Announced During Annual Meeting at ESX 2016
ESA installed Angela White as the 2016-2018 ESA president and four new executive committee members at their annual membership meeting held during ESX in Fort Worth, TX. White said she is looking forward to her term as president and is enthusiastic about the direction of the association. Click here to see the 2016-2018 ESA officer election results.

FLSA Overtime Eligibility and ESA’s Submitted Response
The U.S. Department of Labor has submitted revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Presently, only employees making less than $455.00 per week are eligible for overtime compensation; however, the DOL’s new rule increases this minimum to any employee making less than $913.00 per week eligible – a financial strain that businesses are expected to accommodate by its implementation date of December 31, 2016. Read more.

Is Your Hard Work Going to Waste?
Over 6,000 people earn an NTS certification each year. These certifications provide validity to your customers, supervisors, and employers. So don’t let all of your hard work go to waste by letting your certification expire. Look at the date on your NTS ID card to find out when it expires then click here to find out how to renew your certification.

Save The Date: Rising Leaders Forum
Watch out Washington, the Electronic Security Associations’ Young Security Professionals group is coming to Skamania Lodge! The YSP’s will be hosting their annual Rising Leaders Forum October 11th through 13th in Stevenson, Washington. Get ready for professional development and networking in the 175 wooded acres of this Cascadian-style lodge just a few hours away from Seattle, WA. Stay tuned for more updates!

2017 Leadership Summit Announcement
The much anticipated dates and location for the 2017 ESA Leadership Summit have been announced. On February 12th through 15th, Tampa, Florida will be flooded with security professionals from across the country as they join to discuss business intelligence, industry growth, and ideas on the future of the electronic security and life safety industry. View the press release here.

Straight Talk on Contracts and Risk Management -Run Your Company Session
Get inspired with Run Your Company educational sessions at ESX that are delivered by business and industry experts in a unique peer-to-peer exchange. Discover new ideas, best practice, business intelligence and competitive skills that you can implement into your business operations. To check out Straight Talk on Contracts and Risk Management session and more Run Your Company sessions, view the Conference Catalog.

Essential Components of Great Branding Strategy in the Digital Age- Grow Your Business Session
Discover innovative ideas to increase your top line revenues, offer new products, invigorate your sales, and build a customer-centric team with the Grow Your Business educational sessions at ESX. Catch the Essential Components of Great Branding Strategy in the Digital Age and all of the Grow Your Business session by viewing the educational track session schedule here.

Big Data-The New Gold Standard! - Maximize Your Central Station Session
Are you looking for ways to deliver meaningful services through next-generation monitoring technologies, services, and management? ESX’s Maximize Your Central Station educational track sessions are exactly what you need! Don’t miss the Big Data- The New Gold Standard educational session and the rest of the line up by viewing the Conference Catalog.

How to Impact the Industry Through Legislative Action- Rethink the Future Session
It’s time to think about how the electronic security industry is changing and how to react to it. The Rethink the Future educational track sessions provide a unique perspective of what lies ahead and how to prepare for dynamic business breakthroughs. Find How to Impact the Industry Through Legislative Action and more educational sessions here.

AIREF Meeting at ESX
The Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation is the research arm of the electronic security industry. AIREF’s mission is to make the industry’s products and services more viable, reliable, and relevant. Join ARIEF at ESX today at 2 pm in room 203C to learn about the Annual Golf Classic and future research studies in the works. View the full association meeting schedule here.

Show Your NLEOMF Support at ESX
The 2016 ESA Gives Back recipient will be joining ESA at the Electronic Security Expo! Visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund at booth #1213 and swing by ESA at booth #1210 to learn how you can show your support for NLEOMF at ESX! Hint: You can wear it with pride!

 

ESA-WA New Alarm Ordinance Announcement
The Electronic Security Association of Washington has issued an announcement concerning the City of Bellevue’s alarm ordinance. The new regulation requires all accounts to have a registered permit number to provide to the 911 dispatch operator. A failure to comply will result in the offender receiving a fine. For more information, contact Ron Haner of the ESA-WA Alarm Response Committee.

SC-ESA Launches New Website
The South Carolina Electronic Security Association has recently launched a new website. You can now find SC-ESA information about training, chapter events, chapter announcements and more at sc-esa.org. The SC-ESA is dedicated to bringing its members together and advancing the future of security industry, starting with its new engaging and informative website.

 

Conference & Casino With LLSSA
The Louisiana Life Safety and Security Association is now accepting table top sponsors for their 2016 Dealer Conference taking place on June 16th at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, LA. The conference, which is open to members and non-members, will consist of multiple CEU sessions, a State Meeting Luncheon, and plenty of activities for downtime. Get the details here.

Smart Devices Undone by Dumb Security
What would you do if someone commandeered your internet-connected video surveillance and began harassing you at night? Tech companies and their IoT products are being undermined by savvy hackers with a penchant for security gaps in web-connected devices. Firms are increasing their security updates and working to protect connections to keep their consumers safe. Read more.

Will Consumer Privacy Concerns Inhibit Growth of the Smart Home?
A consumer research firm specializing in IoT has determined that while consumers are concerned about security and privacy breaches, it won’t slow them down from implementing smart home products into their daily lives. The worth of a smart home product is seen as adding enough value to a consumer’s life that it offsets the security risks. Learn more.

How Does Salesmen Training Differ for Davids and Goliaths?
A small, 15-person company, the ‘David’ in this metaphor, wouldn’t approach sales training the same way as a 1500-person ‘Goliath’ company and vice versa. Security Sales & Integration takes a deeper look into training a sales team as it varies with the size of a company as well as best hiring practices to build stronger sales teams. Read more.

High Demand for Gen Z Research: Big Companies Want to Know More
Gen Z’s are the new Millennials and companies want to know what they are all about. The Center for Generational Kinetics is diving into the inner workings of these “true digital natives” as they teeter on the precipice of entering the workforce in 2019. Their technology driven social trends are launching an ‘adapt or fail’ response and big businesses are taking notice. Read more.


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