Announcing the ESX 2017 Call for Presentations!
Submit your proposal(s) now to share your knowledge at next year's Electronic Security Expo (ESX) being held in Nashville, TN June 13th through 16th and be recognized as an expert in your field! Proposals should focus on best practices and new concepts to help professionals from electronic security, life safety, and monitoring companies run, grow, rethink and maximize their businesses. The submission deadline is August 12th so don’t miss out to be part of this great event!

ESA is HIRING! Check Out the Newest Open Positions and Apply!
ESA has posted new positions for our Sales & Marketing, Training & Curriculum, and IT departments. If you or someone you know is goal-driven and ready to roll up their sleeves and make things happen, ESA wants to hear from them! Stop by the Careers page today, complete the survey, and then submit your application to Vice President of Sales & Marketing Shannon Murphy at

Turn Hindsight into Foresight with the ESA Mentorship Program
ESA’s Young Security Professionals are getting ready to launch the ESA Mentorship Program Class of 2017. This program is built on the partnership of a mentor sharing information and perspective in the pursuit of achieving the development goals of a mentee. To join in this dynamic group of thought leaders in the security industry, submit your mentor or mentee application by September 30th.

YSP Rising Leaders Forum Provides the Map to Your Future (basic map reading & land nav. seminar)
The YSP’s are driven to make this year’s Rising Leaders Forum the best yet. Among the features at the YSP Rising Leaders Forum is a seminar focused on map reading & land navigation, coupled with a panel discussion that can help map your future. Both skills will be put to the test! Check out the event page here and book your stay by Aug. 31st to save!


Do You Have the Right Tools to Make the Most of Your Membership?
ESA knows the right tools you need to make the most of your membership. Our value-added services help business owners improve their business success. ESA provides members with quality training and certifications, industry-specific insurance solutions, exclusive cost-saving programs, business development and management resources, government relations, regulatory advocacy and networking opportunities. Find out more information here.

ESA Members Chosen as SSI’s 2016 Installers of the Year
ESA Member companies Bates Security and Vector Security have been named Security Sales & Integration’s 2016 Installers of the Year for small to midsize and large companies, respectively. Each of these companies excels in customer service, business practices, marketing strategies, employee training and education, giving back to the community, and contributing to the betterment of the industry. Read Bates Security Announcement. Read Vector Security Announcement.

LLSSA Region V Meeting
The Louisiana Life Safety and Security Association is holding their Region V Meeting on July 26th at the West Monroe Convention Center in West Monroe, LA. Meet up with fellow LLSSA members at 11:30 am for special guest speaker Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning. RSVP to Linda Brasher at or call 318-398-3405.

Save the Date: TNESA Trade Show & Convention
Save the date for the Tennessee Electronic Security Association’s 2016 Trade Show & Convention taking place at Dollywood DreamMore Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN. The event will be September 21st through 23rd and features a golf tournament, sporting clay tournament, board of directors meeting, and Dixie Stampede dinner. Early bird registration ends August 1st so reserve your spot today!

ESA-UT Dam Ride
Join the Electronic Security Association of Utah (ESA-UT) for their 1st Annual ESA-UT Motorcycle Ride on August 6th. The ride begins at 9:00 am at Peak Alarm Company and will continue to some of Northern Utah’s famous dams. Proceeds from the ESA-UT Dam Ride will benefit the University of Utah Burn Camp and the ESA Youth Scholarship program. Click here for details.

PokemonGo is Latest Security Threat
There is a new threat to security and it comes in the form of an augmented reality game used on the smartphones of kids and adults alike called PokemonGo. Between the orchestrated robberies, trespassing on private property, and plowing over mailboxes by distracted drivers, the increasing popularity of this game is creating a platform for new security threats. Read the full story here.

Market Report: New Attack Vectors in Healthcare
Workplace violence in healthcare is quickly being outranked by data breaches as the highest security threat for hospitals and medical centers. While the IT security and physical security worlds are merging, security integrators’ responsibilities are evolving to include cybersecurity and the numerous best practices for data protection. From education to devices, find out how integrators are taking an active role here.

Verizon Says 2G CDMA 1X Is Out and VoLTE is In
Verizon will be shutting down its CDMA 1X network by the end of 2019 to transition to their more efficient LTE network. While most customers, 92 percent, are already making the switch to the newer network. They have made a commitment to not abandon a customer who is slow to make the switch. Find out about the shut down here.


ESA’s National Training School Knows What You Need
Mission 500 Security Softball Game
Data Breach Digest: Breach Trends That Will Define Incident Response


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