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Posted: Jul 26, 2017
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Jon Sargent’s robust and impressive 44-year career in the electronic security and life safety industry launched, surprisingly, by chance.

A young Jon Sargent worked as a security guard for some pretty memorable rock concerts as a teenager — and like many teenagers, Jon had a reckless side.

His temptation: speeding.

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Posted: Jul 17, 2017
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We all do it. There are some items on our to do list, that quite frankly, we don’t want to do. We push them off. We procrastinate — postponing to the point that we impede progress. I heard a great quote a few weeks ago that inspired three tips that I would like to share with you on how I power through procrastination.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2017
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Spend a little time with ESA, it can have a MAJOR IMPACT. Membership is the BEST DECISION you can make for yourself and for your company — providing resources, advocacy, connections and education for professionals like you. Here are seven action items for making the most out of membership.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2017
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Many technicians and company owners in the electronic security industry tend to take job safety procedures, training, and documentation lightly. I never gave this concept much thought until I recently had a conversation with a long-time ESA member about his experience with an OSHA audit.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2017
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Recent audits by the Washington Department of Revenue (DOR) in Washington State have raised questions about an Excise Tax Advisory (ETA) issued on March 7, 2014 regarding the sales tax implications for alarm monitoring companies and dealers.  At the center of the interpretation is the definition and application of a “Digital Automated Service” or DAS, which is subject to sales taxes.  DAS is defined as “…any service transferred electronically that uses one...
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