Get Ready. Get Set. Give Back with Team ESA in Vegas!
Headed to Vegas for ISC? Team ESA invites you to join us as we lace up our sneakers for Mission 500 and the Security 5k/2k. Mission 500 is a dedicated to helping children and communities in crisis across the globe. Run, donate, or volunteer to join the security industry in supporting Mission 500 projects. Sign up for Team ESA and the Security 5k/2k April 7th, 7:30 AM.

What Are Your Member Dues Worth?
ESA membership includes a host of member benefits including access to industry-specific business insurance tools, discounts on training and certification, access to exclusive savings programs and more! Don’t let your benefits lapse; be sure to renew during upcoming membership cycle. Questions? Please contact the ESA Member Service Center at (972) 807-6801 or

NTS Certification Renewal Process
NTS is featuring a critical CEU that truly saves, Residential Fire Alarms. Companies are installing monitored fire alarm systems into homes, but it is critical these systems are installed and inspected correctly. This online seven-hour course will provide the knowledge and skills to design, install, and maintain residential fire alarm systems that comply with NFPA and International Residential Code.

IT Application Manager- Job Opening
Join the ESA Team! Our technology department has a position open for an IT Applications Manager who will be responsible for managing ESA’s business applications, including business processes and data/reporting. For a complete description of this position, click here. This is a full time, permanent position. If interested, please submit your resume.

A Tribute to Thomas Fleming Smith
With his passing, ESA would like to express profound gratitude for the path Thomas Fleming Smith paved for our organization and the security industry. His devotion to life safety of people and their property is a value that will live on through ESA for years to come. Our condolences and prayers are with the Smith family. Read more.

This is No Joke! It’s Your Last Chance to Register for AIREF
Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day, but it’s no joke that this is your last chance to register for the 13th Annual AIREF Golf Classic! Support the research arm of the electronic security industry by registering to play or sponsoring the event. Click here to fill out a registration form (downloadable) or visit for more information and enjoy a guilt-free day on the greens!

Why is ESX the Best Industry Event You Can Attend?
ESX focuses on the needs of electronic security and life safety professionals, delivering best practices, game-changing products and services and shared industry knowledge and encourages attendees to EXPLORE. EXPAND. EXCHANGE. EVOLVE. But don’t take our word for it; hear from your peers why you need to be at ESX 2016! SuperSaver rates end on April 30 so register now!

Get Ready to Face the Judges
Enter your product or service in the ESX Innovation Awards for a chance to compete in the Techvision Challenge, a live "Shark Tank" like contest, where one company will emerge as the “Best in Show” from a competitive field of 10 leading technologies from the category winners. 3 minutes, 3 judges, your innovation…are you ready to face the judges? More

Kick Up Your Heels At the ESX Crawl
Break out those cowboy boots and join the ESX Crawl sponsored by Monitronics, Thursday, June 9th from 8 PM to 11 PM. Crawlers will visit the iconic Sundance Square area highlighting local favorites; Reata Restaurant, Flying Saucer, and Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar. Register to kick back with security industry thought leaders and enjoy a great night in Fort Worth, Texas.

Meet Up in Vegas to Find Out What’s New With YSP
Young Security Professionals are invited to join us for an informal networking meetup on April 7 at 4:30 p.m. at TAO in Vegas during ISC. This is a great opportunity for YSPs to get together with peers and colleagues and find out more about the reinvigorated program and new events for 2016 like the Rising Leaders Forum this Fall! Contact for more information.

Time is Money, So Stop Wasting It
Searching for industry-specific products and services? Your time is valuable, so make it easy on yourself by using the Security Industry Marketplace, a comprehensive search engine to find qualified vendors that meet your purchasing needs. Streamline your search today!

CSR delivers The Privacy Payoff™ for electronic security and life safety dealers, integrators, and their customers. CSR’s Breach Reporting Service™ gives customers comprehensive privacy breach assessment and reporting that meets mandatory regulatory requirements for breaches of PII. CSR Readiness™ lets customers spot and eliminate gaps in their privacy practices. Both services give CSR’s partners RMR without requiring them to handle the actual work. For hands-on guidance, CSR’s Stand-In Privacy Officer™ provides analysis and implementation.

ESA of Washington Eastside Lunch Meeting
EAS of Washington will be hosting their Eastside Lunch Meeting Thursday, April 21st from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at Associated Builders & Contractors in Spokane, WA. Guest speaker Suzanna Schmidt of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. will discuss updates on apprenticeships and state board activity. Click to learn the luncheon details.

NSA Public Safety Luncheon
Are you dying to know who wins the Community Award? The Nevada Security Association is proud to host a Public Safety Luncheon on April 7th at 11:30 AM in Las Vegas where you will see this and guest speaker LVMPD Captain Chris Darcy from Metro’s Fusion Center. Give your feet a rest from the expo and RSVP!

Louisiana Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony
The Office of the State Fire Marshal has invited the Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association and its members to attend the 2016 Firefighter Memorial Ceremony for Louisiana’s Fallen Firefighters. The ceremony is on Saturday, April 2nd at 11 AM in Baton Rouge, LA. To find out more and RSVP, click here.

New Jersey Central Membership Meeting
The New Jersey Electronic Security Association’s Central Region Membership Meeting and Mini Trade show is right around the corner. NJESA is accepting registration for attendees and vendors for the April 14th event. Member and non-member companies can sponsor the meeting which includes a speaking opportunity prior to the guest speaker and promotional pieces with their branding. Click here for details.

Save the Date: AAA Statewide Spring Meeting
As we welcome the season of spring, we also greet spring meetings. Mark your calendar for the Alabama Alarm Association Spring Statewide Meeting. The meeting will be held on April 28th at the Hampton Inn in Huntsville, Alabama. For a full list of AAA district and statewide meeting, click here.

IESA’s Sub 50 Event
The Illinois Electronic Security Association is gearing up for their Sub 50 event on April 5th at 5 PM aimed at the under 50 demographic of the security industry. But don’t worry; no one is checking ID’s! The meeting will feature conversation surrounding ways to attract the next generation to IESA. For details about Sub 50, contact Kevin Lehan

Competency Based Boards
Many businesses have a board of directors. Your business may even have a board in place to help steer the strategic direction of your organization. Board members are typically charged with making high-level, strategic decisions for the organizations they serve. Click here to Read More

ESA is Helping You with School Security Contracts
ESA and SIA have partnered up in support of state and federal grant funding for school security technology. ESA details how you can lend your support to the effort of protecting schools and children. Reports and assessments on school security prove the need for increased technology adoption. Read more to find out how you can enhance this outreach program.

The 12 Types of People You Hate on LinkedIn By Gene Marks
Gene Marks, a speaker at this year’s ESA Leadership Summit and columnist for publications such as the Washington Post, Forbes, and, is at it again! Marks breaks down the intricacies of the LinkedIn community and the personalities that make life on social networking platform more difficult than it should be. Find out which LinkedIn type you are here.

ESA’s Young Security Professionals (YSPs) helps Companies Embrace Change
A new wave of employees is hitting the workforce and they have more on their mind than salary, they want to work for companies that have altruistic goals and a mission beyond profit. ESA’s Young Security Professionals program has incorporated this concept into their four key pillars to give companies a resource for ‘next generation employee’ education. Read more.

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