ESA President Marshall Marinace was recognized as the 2015 Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year during the 2016 ESX Industry Excellence Breakfast. This is the highest honor bestowed by ESA and seeks to highlight the security professional who makes significant contributions to the betterment of the electronic security and life safety industry. Congratulations Marshall!

ESX Photo Recap
The 2016 Electronic Security Expo took Fort Worth by the horns this past week. Between the networking occasions, education sessions, and keynote speakers, there was no shortage of opportunity to absorb and spread knowledge. To relive the expo or see what you missed, visit the ESX Photo Recap page here Tue./ Wed./ Thu./ Fri.

Launch of ESA Insurance Solutions
ESA has announced a premier portfolio of insurance products specifically designed for security businesses and professionals called ESA Insurance Solutions. In addition to the quality general liability and E&O insurance already offered through Security America RRG, ESA Insurance Solutions provides you with access to an entire portfolio of products including health insurance, workers comp, business auto insurance, commercial property insurance, as well as home, auto, and life insurance.

ESA Officers Sworn In at ESX
ESA's new officers were sworn in during ESA’s Annual Meeting on June 7th in Fort Worth, TX. Angela White was sworn in as ESA’s 42nd president and was joined by Tim Creenan, 2-year term vice president, Chris Mosley, 2-year term vice president, and Jon Sargent, 2-year term secretary. Read more.

We Want Your ESX 2016 Pictures
Thought leaders and decision makers in the electronic security and life safety industry flocked to Fort Worth, TX for ESX 2016. Smartphones were out and cameras were flashing; ESA wants your photos! Please send your 2016 ESX pictures to and your submissions could be featured in our newsletter and social media! Keep an eye out for #ESX2016!

Education Sessions at ESX Receive an A+!
Explore. Expand. Exchange. Evolve. And now, Educate! The education sessions at this years’ Electronic Security Expo were an in-demand resource for the top security professionals of our industry. The Run Your Company and Maximize Your Central Station education tracks were the most popular with Video is the New RMR and Leading Change For Any Size Business being the most widely attended sessions.

ESX Keynote Speakers Drive Electronic Security Industry Forward
The ESX 2016 keynote speakers will join the ranks of years past as captivating and innovation thinkers. World-renowned business futurist Nicolas Webb, Provident Security founder and CEO Michael Jagger, and principal of ITR Economics and one of the county’s most informed economists Dr. Alan Beaulieu, each blessed the stage with their forward thinking and invaluable insights. Check back on next week to view the presentations.

Once again ESA members and ESX attendees have risen to the challenge and our 2016 ESA Gives Back Recipient, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, was the talk of the expo. Donators opened their wallets to give to this great cause and proudly wore their black and blue wristbands. ESA would like to thank each and every individual who contributed to this vital program. If you missed ESX or didn’t get a chance to donate please click here to support the law enforcement professionals that respond to our alarms, protect and serve us every day!


Amherst Alarm Receives 2016 Police Dispatch Quality Award
The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) presented Amherst Alarm, Inc. with the 2016 Police Dispatch Quality award for their dedication and promotion of reducing false alarm dispatches. The PDQ award was presented to Amherst Alarm, Inc. during the Electronic Security Expo this past week, in Fort Worth, TX. Their innovations in this area include customer education, customer service, and technology implementation. Watch the video recap and read more.


WAESA 15th Annual Golf Tournament
The Washington Electronic Security Association will be hosting their 15th Annual Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge in Redmond, WA on July 14th. The tournament includes a putting contest, long drive contest, hole-in-one contest and an awards dinner in addition to the 18 holes of golf. To register for this event click here.

Beaches and Board Meetings With AAA
The AAA Summer Meeting is right around the corner. On July 13th and 14th, Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, AL will welcome the Alabama Alarm Association for their statewide meeting complete with a fishing expedition, luau, and board of directors meeting and CE courses. To register for this event, click here.

MSESA Meeting on the Coast
MSESA is coming together for two days of fun in the sun in Gulfport, MS. Join MSESA in their General Membership Meeting then choose between two group activities; a tour of the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library or make a splash at Gulf Islands Waterpark. For a full list of events and details, click here.

Security Systems News Accepting Nominations for 20 Under 40 Awards
Security System News is calling for nominations for their ’20 Under 40’ awards. The ’20 Under 40’ awards were created to honor professionals under the age of 40 and in integrator or end-user roles in the electronic security field who “stand out in what they do.” To submit yourself or a colleague, complete this form by Friday, July 1st.

Is Your Hard Work Going to Waste?
FLSA Overtime Eligibility and ESA’s Submitted Response
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