The Window for Advanced Pricing for the YSP Rising Leaders Forum is Closing!
The deadline is Wednesday, August 31st, to save on your hotel stay and registration for the Young Security Professionals Rising Leaders Forum. Get ready for purposeful education, quality networking, and dynamic teambuilding activities specifically designed for young industry professionals! The YSP’s are changing the status quo by preparing an industry event like you have never seen before. Click here for event details and sign up before 8/31 to $AVE!

ESA’s Executive Management Professionals Announce Future Plans
ESA is announcing the relaunch of the Executive Management Professionals (EMP) group. The EMP group is comprised of senior and executive level representatives of ESA member companies and guided by a leadership group that has developed the strategy and will drive the execution of refocused initiatives. The newly-structured professional group is led by recently appointed EMP Chairman Steve Firestone, president of Select Security. Read more.

Oklahoma Exam-Only Packages Discounted for ESA Members
ESA’s National Training School now offers discounted pricing for ESA members with our newly created Exam-Only Packages to obtain licensure in Oklahoma. If you have significant experience in the electronic security industry and are looking for exam-only options to move forward in your Oklahoma licensure, this is the deal for you! For more information, visit the Oklahoma Training & Testing page.

 

Search for Industry Products and Solutions!
Security Industry Marketplace is a comprehensive search tool for the security industry. Find the products or services you need within a network you can trust. Click here to access the Security Industry Marketplace and streamline your search today!

Hikvision Presents Webinar for Retail Sector
Tune in Monday, August 29th at 1 PM CDT for a webinar, sponsored by Hikvision, focusing on developments in video technology and how they are helping retailers beyond loss prevention. Register here.

5 KPIs Every Security Company Should Know in Convenient Webinar
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are metrics used to determine how a company is doing in obtaining business objectives. On Wednesday, August 31st at 1 PM CDT, co-founder of Perennial Software Michael Marks will be hosting a webinar covering KPI’s and how you can leverage these measurements to gauge the health of your business. Secure your spot by registering today!

 

ESA is getting close to sharing some big 2017 Leadership Summit news!
ESA is getting close to sharing some big 2017 Leadership Summit news! The final touches are being put on the 2017 educational program. Tampa, Florida will be welcoming security industry professionals from across the country February 12-15, 2017. Be sure to save the date and keep an eye out for big Leadership Summit announcements in September.


Beacon Protection Group
To say that Beacon Protection Group, a Totowa, New Jersey based security company, is growing rapidly would be an understatement. The three-year-old business began as what Co-Owner, Robert DeGennaro, depicts as a “no-name operation with no marketing money,” but it quickly shed that distinction when business took off, creating an industry powerhouse seemingly overnight. Today, Beacon Protection holds the title of seventh fastest growing security company in the nation as ranked by SD&I on the publication’s “Fast 50” List. Click to Read on.

ESA Leaders Spotlight: Ken Nelson, From Student to Teacher
Can you think back in your life and pinpoint the exact moment the course of your career changed? To that all-encompassing choice that would jump start a series of events and lead you down a path allowing you to join the ranks of your mentor and like-minded industry influencers? Ken Nelson had a moment like this in July 1993…Read more.

simPro Joins ESAvings Program
ESA associate member company simPro has joined the ESAving Program by offering all active ESA members eligibility to receive one simPRO Service Office license and one simPRO Connect Field license free for the lifetime of their ESA membership*. That’s a total value of $1,167 per year! Boost your security business with job management software here.

* see link for details

Security Dealer Network
Security Dealer Network has created a sales channel for ESA members to enter the DIY market. The new Honeywell innovative DIY product -DragonFly Security System™ offers professional monitoring with video dispatch-on-demand. No longer is the traditional ESA Member excluded from this rapidly expanding DIY market. With SDN there is no investment or obligation involved, making this a no-risk proposition to expand your business and revenue potential. You're sitting on a goldmine!

LLSSA 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
The Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association (LLSSA) will be hosting a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony in honor of those who perished in the terrorist attacks of 2001. This event will take place on Sunday, September 11th beginning at 3 PM at the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office. Join LLSSA in honoring the sacrifice made by those who gave their lives. View event details here.

Save the Date: NSA Youth Scholarship Poker Fundraiser
Save the date for the Nevada Security Association’s (NSA) 7th Annual Youth Scholarship Fundraiser Poker Party on Friday, November 11th. This friendly poker game is in support of the 2017 Youth Scholarship Program offered to children of Clark County police and firefighters. Win, network, and play while you support the NSA Youth Scholarship Fund. Register here, it’s free!

IESA Annual Summer Outing
The Illinois Electronic Security Association (IESA) is hosting their Annual Summer Outing at Arlington Park on Friday, September 16th 1 PM. Featured speaker Alex Kim, vice president of technology and solutions Asia for Tyco, will give a detailed look into the Internet of Things and how it impacts the alarm industry. Register to attend or sponsor here.

Conquering New Markets: A Q&A With Chris Mosley
Uber, Fujifilm, Red Bull; these companies, each in different phases of their business lifecycle, saw an opportunity to launch into a new vertical to expand and generate additional revenue streams. ESA caught up with Chris Mosley, president of Complete Security Systems in Marlboro, New Jersey, to discuss his perspective on expanding into new commercial markets as an independently-owned, full-service security and fire alarm company. Read more.

Park Associates Say About Half of Smart Home Devices Self-Installed
The Park Associates market research firm studied the trend of do-it-yourself and monitor-it-yourself options of security that are installed by the home or business owner themselves and discovered almost half of all smart home devices are being self-installed. This new method of answering the middle market security issues opens new avenues for electronic security industry companies to increase value in these systems. View the research.

Should You Give Your Employees Time Off to Vote?
ESA Leadership Summit speaker Gene Marks bridges the gap between increasing voter turnout and companies providing paid-time-off to vote. With just over half of eligible voters heading out to the polls, his argument centers around letting your staff be the adults they are and handling their own American duty to vote…on their own time. What do you think?

More small-business owners focus on mobile-first marketing
Small business owners are taking notice of the way mobile-enabled marketing is gaining momentum in how we present products and services. In fact, a responsive, mobile-friendly site can make or break your customer experience. Click here to learn about a mobile-first marketing strategy that caters to the growing number of consumers who rely so heavily on their mobile devices.


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