2021 Executive Strategic Partnerships Move the Industry Forward

2021 Executive Strategic Partnerships Move the Industry Forward
Electronic Security Association — December 15, 2021

ESA’s Executive Strategic Partners invest in ESA to support initiatives that greatly impact members’ businesses and the electronic security industry. It is through these supportive partnerships that ESA, a non-profit organization, can fulfill its vision and mission of being indispensable while also building a community that provides resources, advocacy, connections and education for electronic security and life safety professionals.

“By partnering with ESA, these elite manufacturers and service providers are investing in programs that allow their customers and prospective customers to better run and grow their businesses,” says Merlin Guilbeau, CEO of ESA. “These partners are visionaries in the electronic security and life safety industry and their commitment ensures the largest and longest serving trade association in the industry remains a strong advocate for the pro installing community. After a tough year with the pandemic, I am so honored at the increased level of support from existing partners and the investment brand new partners are making in the pro-installed channel.”

ESA is honored to recognize the following companies, listed in alphabetical order in their respective level, for supporting the industry in 2021 through its Executive Strategic Partnership Program.


The 2021 Diamond Level Partner:



“For more than 12 years, we’ve been a strategic partner and supporter of the Electronic Security Association to help ensure security professionals have the latest research and skills necessary to meet the growing demand in connected home and life-safety services,” says Scott Harkins, Vice President of Sales and Channel Marketing, Resideo. “During the past two years, we all experienced a seismic shift as a result of safer-at-home lifestyles – peoples’ homes became work, school and a fortress against the pandemic. Now – more than ever – it’s important to protect what matters most and support the professionals who help keep our communities and families safe.”


The 2021 Platinum Executive Strategic Partner:



“2021 marks our first year as the exclusive Platinum Level Executive Strategic Partner with ESA, showing our support in even stronger, farther-reaching ways” says George Brody, President of Telguard. “Security services are essential, and the ESA organization is a key partner that helps us support the professional security industry. Our alarm communication expertise ensures first responders get life-saving fire and intrusion signals that our dealers rely on. Dealers help their customers protect what’s most important to them, and we make sure our dealers get all the support they need. We look forward to our second year as Platinum level sponsors in 2022. If it’s worth protecting, it’s worth investing in the best.”


The 2021 Gold Executive Strategic Partners are:



“ESA is a great resource for security professionals who want to continue to learn and grow. As Steve Jobs once said, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.” In the same way, I believe NAPCO Security Technologies and ESA are committed to furthering the great impact security & security professionals can make in this ever-changing world.”



Security America is an industry-focused insurance program, specializing in the needs of security integration and monitoring companies. Their industry expertise means they understand the unique problems your business might face: injury to workers, property damage, lawsuits and more. Things happen. But with proactive planning, they don’t have to impact your bottom line. Visit securityamericains.com for more information. ESA Members save roughly 20% on their insurance policies with Security America.



“Snap One was happy to partner with ESA for another year. In 2021, the industry continued to see challenges with operating in the pandemic, pricing and supply chain pressures.  ESA provides a wealth of value to its members through events, trainings, and much more. By partnering with ESA, we’re able to highlight Snap One’s customer first approach, expanded product offering with over 10,000 SKUs, and our ability as a manufacturer to drive higher profits for dealers with our product lines. We’re pleased to partner with ESA and share the common goal of helping integrators adapt to a dynamic industry while growing their business.”


The 2021 Silver Executive Strategic Partners include:




“Since its inception, ESA has provided valuable resources and services for their members. Altronix is proud to support their efforts in furthering the good and welfare of the professional security community to ensure its continued success and future growth,” said Alan Forman, President, Altronix.




“Once again the ESA provides us with the ability engage with dealers, which allows us to focus on delivering the products and services that they need to be successful,” Mark Hillenburg, VP Marketing of DMP, says. “ESA is a real asset to not only the industry as a whole, but also to companies that are looking to service or sell into the security industry. All the best companies know it’s smart to support the associations. It’s an honor to be a part of the ESA Strategic Partner Program.”



The 2021 First Time Executive Strategic Partners Include:



“Our relationship with ESA created great value in addressing a new audience for our Door Entry Systems product offering. When looking for new partners, we want to make sure the team is knowledgeable, trustworthy and will support our initiative for growth. The team at ESA checked every box with the value they provided. We look forward to continuing to build our presence among security professionals and ESA allows us the platform to complete that objective.” – Morgan Mansfield, Product Marketing Manager – ABB Door Entry Systems



“Project accuracy is critical for security integrators, and as a software provider we are committed to delivering solutions to help reduce errors and potential pitfalls associated with specialized security integration. Our long-time partnership with ESA enables us to better understand the needs of its members and provide tools to help them improve operational efficiency and achieve healthier bottom-line results.” –  D-Tools CMO, Tim Bigonnes



For more than 50 years, FEIG ELECTRONIC is a development partner and specialist in contactless Identification (RFID), electronic control systems, traffic sensor systems and payment terminals. Based in Weilburg, Germany and with a workforce of around 400, the company contributes to advancements in technology with innovative solutions for a wide range of applications and industries. “Feig is excited to partner with ESA to reach their vast audience.” – Deborah Greenway



KeepYourIP™ has been providing secure IP addresses built for the alarm & security industry for over 10 years. “We are proud to support the ESA and participate in programs which provide the tools, resources, and education that our members and security professionals need to build, run, and grow their businesses’, says Davin Roos, President of KeepYourIP. “The ESA is a real asset to the industry and we are proud to be a new Executive Strategic Partner.”



“Rekor is pleased to be a 2021 ESA Strategic Partner supporting a dynamic member community that is advancing the public safety and security industries globally,” says Robert Berman, CEO of Rekor Systems, Inc. “As technology continues to advance and our communities become more connected, Rekor will play a pivotal role in providing purpose-built, real-time intelligent infrastructure solutions to these communities with the ultimate mission to become safer, smarter and more efficient.”



ACRE operates in the growing electronic security market with our innovative product portfolio and strong market presence. In order to maintain our market leadership, we look for strategic partnerships that align with our goals. We have been pleased to partner with the Electronic Security Association on a number of initiatives that have brought more visibility to the ACRE family of brands and expand our presence




“ZKTeco USA has been a long-time ESA vendor member”, says ZKTeco USA Founder & President-  Manish Dalal.  Both ESA and ZKTeco USA are committed to serving the educational needs of the low voltage security community.  ESA provides its members vital information regarding industry trends, business operations, government regulations, and of course, technology.  For example, ZKTeco USA has conducted several ESA courses covering the business & technical aspects of modern touchless access control & visitor management systems with integrated health-check screening.  ZKTeco USA is proud of our long-standing ESA membership and the work we do together helping members thrive in a very competitive industry.


For more information about participating in ESA’s 2022 partnership program, schedule a meeting with ESA’s Vice President of Business Development, Jessica DaCosta: esaweb.org/meetjess.


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