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AT&T 2G Sunset (article)
AT&T is in the process of pulling the plug on its 2G network, with a deadline of Dec. 31, 2016. If you have equipment that depends on AT&T’s GSM technology, it’s time to start thinking about saying goodbye. Here's some insight into how the decision will affect our industry. Read more >>

Balanced Approach to Fire System Design:
Alarm & Detection Alongside Suppression (white paper)

Relying solely on fire sprinkler/suppression systems or alarm/detection systems leaves building occupants vulnerable. This ESA white paper builds a substantial and compelling case for a balanced approach. Read more >>

Electronic Security Guidelines for Schools (documentation)
ESA members are taking a leadership role nationwide in ensuring the safety of children, teachers and school personnel.The association has developed Electronic Security Guidelines for Schools, designed to educate school officials and administrators, and to give ESA members the latest information about school security. Read more >>

Federal Background Checks (position paper)
ESA is a strong advocate of background checks for employers and employees of electronic security providers, integrators, and other personnel. The U.S. attorney general should permit our industry to access the FBI database and provide employers with relevant criminal history record information. Read more >>

Fining Alarm Companies (position paper)
ESA is committed to the reduction of false alarms through cooperative efforts between municipalities, emergency response services, private sector alarm monitoring services and alarm users. Read more >>

First Responder Credentialing (white paper)
The electronic security and fire alarm industry must be considered as first responders in the event of national, state, or local disasters. Read more >>

Monitoring by Municipalities (position paper)
The private security and fire alarm industry, police and fire departments and municipalities must work together to provide protection to the public. ESA believes that monitoring of security and fire alarm systems must be provided by private enterprise. Read more >>

Public Safety Response to Alarm Notifications (position paper)
The association explains its position regarding "no response" and "verified response" approaches to alarm activation. Read more >>

Understanding Decisions to Burglarize from the Offender's Perspective (study)
In this study funded by AIREF, the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte conducted a study of 422 randomly selected incarcerated burglars to learn more about their motivations, methods and potential deterrents. Read more >>