The Wait is Over! The NEW ESA State Licensing Guide is Here!
ESA has completely redesigned its State Licensing Guide to provide more accurate and updated information to ESA member companies. Licensing information as it pertains to Intrusion, Fire, Video, Access Control and PERs is available by state. Click here and login with your ESAweb credentials to access the new guide.

Top 5 Reasons to Join or Renew Your ESA Membership- #3
Wondering what membership has to offer? We’ve identified the top five reasons companies join ESA. #3 Savings & Resources – ESA provides substantial discounts on insurance, training, events, and exclusive members-only programs for products and services you buy on a frequent basis. ESA also provides business management resources that will help improve overall operations. Call the ESA Member Service Center at (972) 807-6801 for more information!

Your Business is Protecting Others but Who’s Protecting Your Business?
You have worked too hard building your business to leave its protection up to an insurance company that doesn’t understand your needs! Partnering with Security America Risk Retention Group means you are covered by a company owned by security professionals. If you have questions about your coverage, using the proper language in your contracts, or how to avoid liability claims, contact Security America RRG today.

NTS Certification Holders: Price Change for Renewals
Starting January 1, 2016 the renewal fee for all ESA/NTS Certifications will be $70 for members and $170 for non-members. As you renew, don’t forget that certifications will now be valid for 24 months rather than 12. Active NTS certifications will expire on the date found on the ID card, but with a renewal, the expiration date will be set to 24 months. For more information, click here.

ESA is Working with Inc. Magazine!
ESA has partnered with Inc. magazine to create custom content that will promote and highlight electronic security and integrated systems for businesses. The article will be included in the February 2016 issue. ESA members will have the opportunity to advertise in this special section. To learn more click here.

Continuous Learning is a Key to Your Business Success
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime - the same proverb also applies to business. The 2016 Leadership Summit provides educational value and tangible takeaways that not only benefit your company now but for years to come! Read more.

Shake up Old Strategies & Reveal Better Sales Models
Richard Farrell, President of Tangent Knowledge Systems and author of Selling Has Nothing To Do With Selling, will present a Summit seminar challenging stratified beliefs and exposing the obscene cost of sales organizations blindly operate under. Farrell’s non-traditional methods serve as a wakeup call for organizations on how to sell, strategize, and position themselves in today’s challenging economic climate. Learn more about his session.

New Branding and VP at Smoky Mountain Systems
Dom D’Ascoli, President of SMS Integration based in Franklin, has announced that Smoky Mountain Systems will be known as SMS Integration. In addition to the new branding, SMS Integration is welcoming a new VP of Sales, Roger Parks. Don Childers, COO of SMS, states that “Roger brings experience as well as a burst of energy to our plans of expansion…” Read more.

LLSSA Convention and Golf Tournament
Join the Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association (LLSSA) at their Convention on November 19 in Kenner, LA. Before the convention begins, help fund the Children of Police & Fire Officials Scholarship by partaking in the 19th Annual Golf Tournament on Nov. 18. Secure your spot for the convention and the charitable golf tournament.

CAA Winter Convention in San Francisco
The California Alarm Association (CAA) invites you to their 2015 Winter Convention which will take place Dec. 9-12 in San Francisco. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn and network with people like Merlin Guilbeau, Executive Director & CEO of ESA, and Shannon Murphy, VP of ESA. Take a look at all of the events planned and be sure to register!

NJESA Regional Membership Meetings
Connect with the New Jersey Electronic Security Association (NJESA) at one of their membership meetings. The Central Region Meeting will be on Nov. 11 and the Northern Region on Nov. 18. Register for the meeting nearest you and look to the future with NJESA!

Last Chance for the NSA Poker Party
It’s your last chance to perfect your poker face and meet the Nevada Security Association (NSA) at their 6th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Poker Party which will be held Nov. 6. Register now and support the event that helps fund youth scholarships for children of police & firefighters in the community.

WAESA Western Lunch Meeting
Get involved with the ESA of Washington (WAESA) and join your peers at the Western Lunch Meeting. The Meeting will be held on Nov. 10 in Kent, WA and “ASAP to PSAP” will be presented by Glenn L. Schroeder with NetOne. Register online or RSVP at

California to Switch License Issuance and Renewal
The California Alarm Association (CAA) reminds all businesses in California that the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services is set to transition to the Department of Consumer’s Affairs BreEZe licensing and enforcement system in January 2016. As the transition will require a temporary shutdown, take a look at this statement for tips to prevent possible delays for your company.

University of Phoenix Scholarship
ASIS International and University of Phoenix will award 10 full-tuition scholarships to security industry professionals in 2016. The scholarship will allow the recipient to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree program at University of Phoenix. The application process for the scholarship is open now through Dec. 1, 2015. Click here to read more about the chance to further your education.

Use Market Research to Bolster Your Marketing Efforts
Earlier this year ESA commissioned a study to measure how current home security customers are reacting to changes in the market. The study included topics such as new technologies home security customers are most interested in; new technologies to motivate a user to switch service providers and more. Be sure to take advantage of the data in the Executive Summary when developing your 2016 marketing strategy.

New Law Enforcement Member Joins SIAC Team
SIAC recently announced that Bob Pence, a FBI retiree, has officially joined the SIAC team effective Nov. 1. Pence’s primary focus will be Colorado and he will act as a SIAC representative for select opportunities. Read Bob Pence’s bio to see what exciting talents and connections he brings to SIAC.

Information Technology & Security Have Converged
Many technology writers and experts talk about “the coming information technology (IT) convergence” as if it’s some distant singular event coming in the future. The truth, however, is that it’s happening right now, all around us, many times in ways we never really think about. Read more.

Prepare to Protect Your Business in 2016
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