Tax Update — New 1099 Penalties

Tax Update — New 1099 Penalties

Most of you have heard me discuss the perils of treating employees as “contractors” and issuing them IRS forms 1099. Not only is it a bad idea to treat an employee as a contractor, the IRS has instituted new requirements, and...

Webinar: AlarmNet 360™: Virtual Game Changer for Your Business

Webinar: AlarmNet 360™: Virtual Game Changer for Your Business
ESA Executive Strategic Partner, Axis Communications, Secures 2017 Little League Baseball World Series

ESA Executive Strategic Partner, Axis Communications, Secures 2017 Little League Baseball World Series

A fully integrated security system is in place as 16 Little League Baseball teams and hundreds of thousands of fans from around the globe come together Aug. 17-27 in South Williamsport. A priority of Little League Baseball officials is promoting...
ADVOCACY WATCH: California Ends Threat of Fines to Alarm Companies

ADVOCACY WATCH: California Ends Threat of Fines to Alarm Companies

On July 31, 2017, Governor Brown signed AB 1616, effectively ending the continuing threat by local jurisdictions to assess civil fines or penalties against alarm companies for false dispatches.  California joins Texas and Florida with similar legislative restrictions that prohibit...
4 Very Real Reasons Your Rising Leaders Need to Be in Myrtle Beach in October

4 Very Real Reasons Your Rising Leaders Need to Be in Myrtle Beach in October

ARE YOU READY FOR AN ADVENTURE in leadership development, team building and mentorship? Enter ESA’s Rising Leaders Forum, October 2-4 in Myrtle Beach, SC. This interactive, nonconventional 2-day forum caters specifically to the rising leaders of our industry. We have...
Newport News, VA Goes Live with Automated Secure Protocol (ASAP)

Newport News, VA Goes Live with Automated Secure Protocol (ASAP)

Newport News, VA is now the latest municipality to adopt the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol. The ASAP technology automates communication between monitoring centers and 911 centers to improve accuracy and  speed of response. Newport News, VA is now the latest...
ESA National Training School’s Certified Fire Alarm Technician Level II Equivalent to NICET Certification in Cobb County, GA

ESA National Training School’s Certified Fire Alarm Technician Level II Equivalent to NICET Certification in Cobb County, GA

Irving, Texas (August 16, 2017) — The Electronic Security Association’s National Training School (ESA/NTS) is pleased to announce that the Cobb County, GA Fire Marshal has recently approved its Certified Fire Alarm Technician (CFAT) Level II Certification as an equivalent to NICET Certification.  *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*...
ESA and CEDIA Collaborate to Expand Educational Offerings to Members

ESA and CEDIA Collaborate to Expand Educational Offerings to Members

Irving, Texas (August 7, 2017) — The Electronic Security Association (ESA) and CEDIA have announced a strategic reciprocal training relationship that will expand the educational opportunities for members of both professional trade associations. The program will make available ESA’s electronic security and life safety and CEDIA’s...
Federal Bills Move Prior to August Recess

Federal Bills Move Prior to August Recess

Prior to going on its customary summer recess, the United States Senate did manage to pass some interesting and important legislation. While the national news cycles remain focused on Russia, tax reform and health care, Congress did get other business...

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