Texas Fire Alarm Rules Amended to Include NTS as Testing Standards Organization
In September 2014, the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announced its’ approval of ESA Fire Alarm certifications as an option to fulfill the technical requirements for licensing. This month, the SFMO has amended §34.609 to include acceptance of the Electronic Security Association as a testing standards organization. For more information on training requirements, classroom and online courses, visit ESA’s special Texas Training page.

2016 National Elections
In less than 90 days, you will have the opportunity to go to the election polling area near your home and vote for the candidate of your choice for the president of the United States. For ESA and the business community we represent, this election is very important as many issues set upon the 115th Congress will impact ESA and influence profitability of alarm business. Read more.

The July/August Issue of Security Nation is Available Online
The July/August issue of Security Nation is now available online! Discover the underworld of cybersecurity, catch up with one of ESA’s gold level Executive Strategic Partners, and learn about conquering new markets in the security industry at the click of a mouse. To get insider information on the electronic security and life safety industry, click here.


The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) wants you to THINK BIG at the 2016 CEDIA EXPO September 13-17 in Dallas, TX. Check out the full list of events and enter the special discount code for ESA members - CEDIA16ESA – for complimentary tradeshow floor access ($250 value). Want to get more involved? Take the Size and Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems Industry Survey!

Team Building Creates Better Leaders and YSP’s Can Prove it!
The YSP Rising Leaders Forum is a short two months away, in fact the deadline to save with early bird pricing is August 31st, and the topic on every attendees mind is cultivating their leadership skills through effective leadership practices. The Rising Leaders Forum is designed to do just this through hands-on activities and unique seminars. For the full schedule of events, click here.

How Healthy is Your Business: 5 KPIs Every Security Company Should Know Webinar
Register for this webinar, sponsored by Perennial Software that will be held on August 17th. Attendees will discover the 5 KPIs, how to calculate them, learn typical ranges for the KPIs, and what your organization can do to improve them in an effort to increase your bottom line. Click here to register today.

The Electronic Security Expo is Heading Home for 2017!
Save the date for ESX 2017, we’re headed back to Nashville, TN! Join the thought leaders and decision makers of the electronic security industry at Music City Center on June 13-16 for vibrant networking, informative education, and a glimpse into the year’s innovative products. Stay tuned here!


Top 3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Monitoring Software for Your Central Station
Choosing a monitoring solution can seem like a very overwhelming process, as well it should be. Your automation software is the backbone of your central station and you want to make sure your operators, (the face of your central station) have the necessary tools to make them successful at what they do. In this article MKS will cover the top 3 things to consider when you are choosing a central station automation software.

How Will the November Elections Affect Your Health Care Costs?
ESA Leadership Summit speaker Gene Marks has done the research for us and predicted three possible outcomes on how the results from the presidential election will affect healthcare costs. Minimize the surprises to your business healthcare cost by reading the full story here and contact GDP Advisors for information about what ESA Insurance Solutions can do for you.

Call for Membership Testimonials
ESA wants to hear from YOU! Tell us about the most valuable aspect of your membership, how ESA membership has helped you achieve your goals, how your involvement has helped your business/career, and of course, what we can do to better serve you, your business, and the electronic security and life safety industry. Submit your testimonials to Communications@ESAweb.org.


Calculate Potential Savings in One Click
Want to know how much you could save with the ESA Member Savings Program? Find out how fast you can recoup your membership dues by calculating your potential savings with our Savings Calculator. This online resource is as easy as entering your annual spending amounts into as many services as you use and clicking ‘Get Savings’.

We’re In the Homestretch for ESA- WA’s 2nd Annual Fire Alarm Symposium
The Electronic Security Association of Washington is holding their 2nd Annual Fire Alarm Symposium on Friday, August 26th at Emerald Downs in Auburn, WA. This event features an experts forum, education sessions, and speaker presentation followed by horse races. The registration price includes breakfast, lunch, receptions, and races. Click here for more information.

ESA-FL Networking Dinner
Join the Electronic Security Association of Florida for a fun and informative opportunity to see old industry friends and meet new ones on August 23 at Dubsdread County Club. Learn about the benefits of being an ESA-FL member and how you can contribute to the professionalism of our industry over a cocktail hour and dinner. RSVP to administrator@ESA-FL.org.

Come for the Education, Stay for the Tournaments
Dealer and exhibitor registration is now available for the Tennessee Electronic Security Association Trade Show & Convention September 21-23 in Pigeon Forge, TN. The trade show and convention will take place at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort and include a golf tournament, sporting clay tournament, a Dixie Stampede dinner and show in addition to the full gamut of convention offerings. Register here.

Meet, Greet, & Eat at the NYSESA Annual Conference
The New York State Electronic Security Association has released the schedule of events for their NYSESA Annual Conference August 24-25 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Syracuse, NY. From bonus seminar sessions, to speed networking events, this conference is two days full or education and industry engagement. Register online or download the form and send via mail or e-mail.

Donate & Tour the Memorial Without Leaving Your Desk
The continued support of the 2016 ESA Gives Back recipient, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, is more important than ever before. You can still donate! If you want to see what your hard earned cash is supporting, check out the 360 degree virtual tour of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial here.


ESA Member Companies Talk RMR & New Revenue Streams
How to get more RMR from monitoring¬? We’ve all asked ourselves how to get more RMR at one point or another and ESA member companies have the answers! Affiliated Monitoring, Monitronics, USA Central Station Alarm, and EMERgency24 cover value-add technology and tactics to introduce new revenue streams. Get the full story here.

Impact of Brexit on the security industry uncertain
The United States electronic security industry is preparing for the effects of Brexit and the possible trickle-down of supplier related issues. From the value of the pound to import tariffs on UK goods, there is quite a bit still up in the air. Find out the short and long-term hypothesis of Brexit’s influence on the electronic security industry here.

Massachusetts Becomes First State Ever To Ban Employers From Asking For Salary Histories
Massachusetts has made history as the first state to take a giant leap toward pay equality by banning employers from asking for salary histories until after a job offer has been made. The new law also removes the mandate of paying men and women the same in the ‘exact’ same job and demands equal pay in ‘comparable’ roles, thus removing a loop hole. Read more.

Internet of Things strategies are going from general to specialized and vertical
As quickly as the tech industry wants to fully define the Internet of Things (IoT), companies are finding new and innovative ways to apply IoT to different verticals. Tech industry heavy hitters like Qualcomm, Dell, and HPE are leveraging their knowledge base and resources to improve their IoT offerings for their customers. The electronic security industry is on this same path. Read it here.

New CEU Bundles Simplify Renewals and Relicensing
Let ESA Information and Updates Come to You!
Resources to More Efficiently Run Your Business


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