Why is Mentorship Essential to Professional Development?
Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 1pm central to learn about ESA's new mentorship program. Webinar attendees can expect to hear how this structured nine-month program is specifically designed to foster the growth of rising leaders within the industry and assist in bridging the gap between multiple generations. Take professional development to the next level - Register Today!

Mentorship Matters! Applications are Still Being Accepted for the 2016 Class
Whether you are looking for professional guidance and development or have what it takes to grow the industry, we encourage you to connect with industry professionals committed to sharing experience and perspective through the ESA Mentorship Program. Get ahead and get a mentor or make a difference and be a mentor!

Legal and Regulatory Compliance- Your Input is Needed
Intrado, in collaboration with ESA, is conducting a short survey on legal and regulatory compliance, and we need your input. Please take 5 minutes to answer a few questions that will help us better understand your unique requirements. Click here to access survey!

ESA Membership Renewal is Easy & Comes with Rewards
Renew your company’s 2016 ESA membership by December 31, 2015 and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a $500.00 American Express Card. There will be two winners drawn on January 18, 2016. Questions? Contact the ESA Member Service Center at Membership@ESAweb.org.

Social Media Recruitment
With the holiday season it can be hard to keep up with everything that is going on- let alone with work. Make your life easier and stay connected to the Security and Life Safety Industry by following ESA on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

We’re About to Unapologetically Change the Way You Think About Business
The 2016 ESA Leadership Summit provides educational value with a fresh new perspective! Scheduled speakers and front-runners who are authorities in their industry will challenge old-fashioned business practices and strategies. In addition to specifics on how to improve business operations and increase overall business success, Summit seminars and sessions will address current and emerging trends and the effect on businesses going forward into 2016 and beyond! Get ready – get registered!

Founded in 1991, Mircom is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of Intelligent Building Solutions. Reaching customers in over 100 countries worldwide, Mircom’s portfolio includes: fire detection & alarm, communications & security, mass notification, nurse call, and building automation & smart technologies. Mircom’s vision is to make buildings worldwide safer, smarter, and more livable.
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Cash in with the ESA Member Referral Program
It is membership renewal season and we're looking for more members like you! Simply spread the word about all of the great benefits of being an ESA member to other potential members and receive incentives! Please click here for the referral details.


The CAA Winter Convention is Here!
Next week kicks off the California Alarm Association’s (CAA) Winter Convention which is taking 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!

CAA Regional Meetings
Get ready for 2016 and celebrate 2015 with the all of the regional meetings that the California Alarm Association (CAA) is hosting. The SDSA Holiday Party will be held Dec. 15, and the GLASSA and SAAA Holiday Parties will both be held Dec. 17. To RSVP for these meetings contact info@caaonline.org.

Mission 500 Appalachia Service Trip
A few weeks back, several of your peers paired up with Mission 500 in order to help give back to children and families in the Appalachian Mountains. ESA would like to say “job well done” to all the volunteers and encourages others to partner with Mission 500 in future opportunities. Check out some of the neat work that some of your peers did in this video and these photos.


The Number You Have Dialed is No Longer in Service
“For over a decade, the Security Industry Alarm Coalition has answered every call and responded to every situation where and when needed by the industry. They have done this without consideration of the size of the city or the distance to be traveled; all while never asking for a dime. Perhaps this was a mistake, but in truth they have viewed their mission as altruistic and the contributions they received were spent regardless of anything except a need for assistance….” Read more.

How Industrial/Warehouse Environments are Adopting IoT
A survey has recently been conducted by Daintree Networks in order to measure the presence and acceptance of the Internet of Things (IoT) in industrial and warehouse environments. It appears that an increasing number of respondents are familiar with IoT and are viewing it as a tool that will be essential for operational efficiency in the days to come. Find out more in the Executive Summary.

Be the Problem Solver for Your Builder or Remodeler
Technology has brought us to a point where trades are experiencing an ever-increasing overlap as many are searching for new things to sell to their customers as margins shrink. However, rather than competing with other trades, what would it look like if we actually figured out how to work with them on new construction and renovation projects? Read more.

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