ESA Announces SIAC as 2017 ESA Gives Back Partner
ESA's Philanthropic Program Rallies Around SIAC in Time of Need, Launches Fundraising Efforts at Leadership Summit
Irving, Texas (February 22, 2017) - Each year, the Electronic Security Association's philanthropic ESA Gives Back program engages its members in supporting charitable initiatives. In 2016, the program raised over $10,000 for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, benefitting the families of law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty.
ESA is proud to announce that it has chosen the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) as the recipient of this year's ESA Gives Back fundraising efforts.
"We are proud to give back to SIAC," says ESA President, Angela White. "The electronic security industry works collaboratively with law enforcement through this Coalition. With so many acquisitions in the industry, donations to SIAC have declined and we need to come together to support their extremely important work."
"We encourage all of our members to donate to this worthy cause," she continues.
ESA Gives Back kicked off the fundraising efforts and accepted $3,290 in donations at its Leadership Summit event last week in Tampa, FL.
SIAC works tirelessly on behalf of the electronic security and life safety industry to foster strong relationships with public safety officials. Funded solely through donations, SIAC needs the industry to come together to ensure continued operations. Over the years, SIAC has worked to retain police response in numerous communities; prevent onerous ordinances and policies that would fine alarm companies for their customers' violations. SIAC has also created alarm management committees where law enforcement and the security industry work together towards solutions rather than divisively.
"Our industry's relationship with law enforcement is based on the shared mission of protecting and serving the public," says Stan Martin, Executive Director of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC). "We have personally shared our industry's mission as well as best practices in alarm management with top leaders in law enforcement not only by working with individual departments but also by teaming up with the nation's top law enforcement organizations in order to reach leaders in the nation's 18,000 public safety agencies.
SIAC's mission is to create a structure for all interested parties to come together under the banner of "dispatch reduction" and "alarm management" and through a coordinated effort to maximize the impact on "false dispatch reduction" and "alarm management" across North America by maintaining a liaison with national and state law enforcement leadership, while educating and empowering local alarm communities to proactively foster relationships with law enforcement before a crisis develops.
To learn more about ESA Gives Back visit: www.esaweb.org/About/ESA-Gives-Back
Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at www.ESAweb.org.
SIAC represents one voice for the electronic security industry on alarm management issues — communicating solutions and enhancing relationships with law enforcement. SIAC is comprised of four major North American security associations--Canadian Security Association (CANASA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), and the Electronic Security Association (ESA). For more information, go to www.SIACinc.org, www.siacinc.wordpress.com, or follow us on www.twitter.com/siacinc.