Meaningful Meetings Happen at the Summit
There’s nothing more valuable than quality time and face-to-face meetings to get business done and the format of the 2016 Leadership Summit provides opportunities to make this happen. In order to make the most of your networking time onsite, the Networking Tool enables attendees and sponsors to pre-plan their event schedule. The Summit Networking Tool is now live, so login today to start managing your meetings! If you have not registered yet for the Leadership Summit, it's not too late to take advantage of this unique opportunity – register now!

16 Business Resolutions for ESA Members in 2016
A new year brings new opportunities and plenty of resolutions: go to the gym more, travel to new places, volunteer more, etc. While making some resolutions for yourself, why not make a few for your business too? Check out some of the ways you can improve your business this year…

Now Accepting Applications for the Youth Scholarship Program
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is pleased to announce that 18 ESA Chartered Chapters will take part in the 2016 Youth Scholarship Program, sponsored by DMP, Hikvision and Monitronics. The program was created to promote goodwill among the electronic life safety and security industry and police and fire officers by providing college scholarship awards to their deserving sons or daughters. Read more.

FedEx Advantage Get Ready Sweepstakes
ESA members have the chance to win up to $10,000, plus over 100 other prizes, in the FedEx® Get Ready Sweepstakes through the ESA Member Savings Shipping Program. ESA members already receive this free benefit that provides savings of up to 27% on select FedEx® services, so simply register for the sweepstakes by contacting the ESA Member Service Center at

NTS in Oklahoma
ESA is pleased to announce that it has been approved as an Examination Entity for Alarm Licensure by the Oklahoma Department of Labor. ESA is approved as an alternative examination entity for the following Oklahoma licenses: Residential Burglar/Fire Technician/Salesperson exam, Commercial Burglar/Fire Technician/Salesperson exam, Access Control Technician/Salesperson exam, and the Closed Circuit Television Technician/Salesperson exam. To learn more please visit

Featured CE Class of the Week
The word is out that ESA’s National Training School is now offering continuing education courses. This week we are featuring the 4 hour online Value Based Convergence Selling Process course. This course will show you how to sell business value from the security industry perspective. To learn more visit our CEU site.

Special Hotel Rate for Leadership Summit Extended
The 2016 ESA Leadership Summit is right around the corner, and your last chance to receive the special hotel room rate of $159 a night ends tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 15. Be sure to reserve your room at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino so you can stay at the Leadership Summit headquarters for the lowest price possible!

ESA Mentorship Class of 2016 Announced at Leadership Summit
Designed to foster professional growth within the industry, the new ESA Mentorship Program connects rising leaders looking for guidance and growth in their security industry career with industry veterans who have committed to sharing their experiences and perspectives. ESA is excited to announce the inaugural class at the Summit 2016!

ESA-Member Wayne Alarm Systems Gives Back
Many ESA-Member companies help continue the spirit of ESA Gives Back throughout the year in their own community, and one such company is Wayne Alarm Systems. In a recent residential fire that occurred in Lynn, MA, Wayne Alarm Systems came together to support their community. ESA is proud to have companies like this as a member. Read more about how Wayne Alarm Systems gave back.

CAA Meetings
The California Alarm Association (CAA) is gearing up for a new year- and you’re invited! The EBAA General Meeting will be on Jan. 19 in Richmond. The SVAA and OCAA General Meetings will both occur on Jan. 20 in San Jose and Anaheim respectively. Windsor will host the RAA General Meeting on Jan. 27. To get involved, RSVP by email or call 800-437-7658 ext. 3.

LLSSA Region V Meeting
The Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association (LLSSA) is hosting a Region V Meeting in Monroe on January 26. Attendees will hear from Christina Davis from the Louisiana Small Development Center on “How to Market to Millennials- Selling your business to the new generation of consumers”. RSVP to Lindy Brasher and reserve your seat today!

Need to take the NTS Level I Course? The South Carolina Electronic Security Association (SCESA) is offering the course February 3-5 in Rock Hill, SC. Register by Monday, January 25 at 5:00 pm to ensure you get a spot. For more information contact Taylor Harrison at 803-252-0580.


WAESA Eastern Lunch Meeting
Join the Electronic Security Association of Washington (WAESA) on Thursday, January 21 at the Timber Creek Grill Buffet in Spokane Valley for the Eastern Lunch Meeting. No registration is required- just show up and start your year off with WAESA. For more information, contact Margaret or Heidi at 360-739-7772.

AAA Statewide Winter Meeting
Save the date for the Alabama Alarm Association (AAA) Statewide Winter Meeting. The meeting will take place January 21 in Montgomery, AL. Take this opportunity to start off the new year informed and involved!

Roseville, CA Enforces ECV
As of January 1, 2016 Roseville, CA police began enforcing ECV (Enhanced Call Verification) on burglar alarm calls from alarm companies. If a burglar alarm is activated, alarm companies are now required to call the home or business at least two times with two different numbers to see if authorities are needed at the location. Read more.

The Quit and Stay Syndrome: Silent Profit Killer
A new year brings new possibilities for every business. While you may look outside for possible changes in your company, have you taken a look inside? Michael Feuer, co-founder of OfficeMax, warns that a “business must be on a constant vigil to spot and eliminate a silent killer of productivity and profits”. Read more on how this profit killer may be within.

Spreading Good Cheer in the New Year
NTS Certification Renewal Price Change
The Summit Online Networking Tool is Now Live!


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