MSC Industrial Supply is New Member Savings Program Provider
Save big on maintenance, repair and operations supplies with the newest ESA Member Savings Program provider, MSC Industrial Supply Co. MSC offers a minimum 10% discount, free ground shipping on orders of $49 or more and access to over 1 million products in one of the largest online catalogs. Visit the Members Savings Program page for the full gamut of provider savings.

New CEU Bundles Simplify Renewals and Relicensing
ESA’s National Training School has launched new member only Continuing Education Bundles to simplify your certification renewal and relicensing needs. Chances are, you need CEUs to renew your license or a certification you hold and these new bundled courses will take the guess work out of finding and scheduling training with hour blocks you can choose! Click here for more information on the CEU Bundles.

Let ESA Information and Updates Come to You!
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get ESA news, event updates, member benefits info, and industry news sent to you on a daily basis? You can! Just follow us on Facebook,Twitter, and LinkedIn to get the latest information on all things ESA! Need a little guidance in your own social strategy? Click here to find the key to social media success.

Resources to More Efficiently Run Your Business
Running an alarm business is a tall feat. Between growing your customer base, attracting and retaining top talent, and the operations of a company, there is plenty of work to go around. ESA Members can rely on the Members Only Resource Center to help in each of these areas. From the reference materials to the informational guides, this center contains a wide variety of assets for your business.

ESA Mentorship Graduation at YSP Rising Leaders Forum
The first ever ESA Mentorship class will be holding a graduation presentation at the YSP Rising Leaders Forum this October. The group of 30 mentors and mentees will culminate their nine-month program with a presentation that displays their learnings and achievement in professional development. The ESA Mentorship Program is accepting applications until 9/30 for the Class of 2017. Applicants and all YSPs are encouraged to attend the YSP Rising Leaders Forum.

 

Inspire at ESX 2017 as a Session Speaker
It’s that time again! ESX 2017 is now accepting submissions for next year’s education sessions! If you have best practices and new concepts to help professionals from electronic security, life safety, and monitoring companies run, grow, rethink and maximize their businesses, we want to hear from you! For more information and to submit your proposal, click here.

Save the Date for the ESA Leadership Summit
Save the Date for the 2017 ESA Leadership Summit in Tampa, FL on February 12-15. This three-day conference is centered on networking, education, and leadership in our rapidly evolving industry. Get ready for exposure to actionable takeaways you can directly apply to your business. Check in at ESA-Summit.com for event details and program specifics.

ESA Member Takes Community Safety to a New Level With 5K Race
ESA Member company, Monitronics, has partnered with Mission 500 in a 5K race to benefit LINC North Texas, an organization that works to improve the development of communities through education and economical efforts. The Moni 5K will benefit their efforts in reducing the rate of dropouts. Each registration provides a weekend food kit for a child attending a local Title One School. Sign up here!

 

Don’t Forget to Pack Boat Shoes for the GELSSA 3rd Quarter Meeting
Its boat shoes or no shoes for the Georgia Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association’s 3rd Quarter Meeting on August 6th. The member meeting begins at 4pm and will be followed by dinner and an optional cruise on a houseboat across Lake Lanier. Due to boating restrictions, this event requires an RSVP to Kelley Price.

Get Away with the AzAA
The Arizona Alarm Association is gearing up for their 2016 Annual Convention on August 17-19 at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, AZ. Member and non-member alarm companies, alarm technicians, and law enforcement personnel are encouraged to attend and take part in the networking, education, and presentations designed specifically for the alarm industry. Click to register.

Save the Date: KYESA Annual Membership Meeting
Save the date for the Kentucky Electronic Security Association Informational Meeting on the latest legislative news and networking, complete with great food, on August 25th. The deadline to register is August 22nd at 12 Noon EST. Contact Donya Wright via email or call at 502-536-9372 for more information. Register here.


ESA Gives Back is thrilled to report the generous support of the Alabama Alarm Association (AAA) in ESA’s efforts to raise awareness and funds for the 2016 recipient, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). The AAA took their philanthropic efforts to their Summer Meeting on July 13-14 and raised $780 for NLEOMF. You, too, can donate to the NLEOMF.

 

Who Wins as Access Control Moves to the Cloud?
The Cloud has aided in the change from ‘plug-and-play’ alarm systems to the fully integrated arrangements we see today. As each channel of the electronic security and life safety industry alters its space to accommodate the Cloud that consumers want, Security System News asks “Who wins as access control moves to the cloud?” Find the answer here.

Security as a Service: What It Can Do for Your Business
There’s Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service, Communications as a Service, and in last week’s ESA Integrator, you learned about Device as a Service. Now the world of cloud computing and the electronic security and life safety industry have collided to create Security as a Service. SaaS is an umbrella term used to include Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) and Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS). Get the full breakdown here.

4 Steps That Will Land You New Security Customers
Attracting new customers is an ongoing effort for any business, but not just any customer, loyal customers. Just like in a job interview, do you homework first! Ask questions about their business to have a better grasp on how to implement security solutions that will work specifically for their operation. Read more about this tip and more here.


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