ESA Members Rake in Monitoring Center Excellence Awards

ESA Members Rake in Monitoring Center Excellence Awards

ESA is proud to celebrate alongside their members’ success within the industry. This year, association members ADT, Affiliated Monitoring, Rapid Response Monitoring (RRM) and Universal Atlantic Systems (UAS) were recognized in all but one category of the 2021 TMA Excellence...
How (and Why) to Add Security Offerings to Your AV Business

How (and Why) to Add Security Offerings to Your AV Business

Indicated by the 79 members of the CE Pro 100 earning some sort of recurring monthly revenue (RMR), with the most obvious being security-related in terms of monitoring and service agreements, vast opportunity exists for consumer electronic (CE), audio visual (AV) and networking...
Alarm Format Universality and Why it Matters to the Industry

Alarm Format Universality and Why it Matters to the Industry

In terms of alarm format universality — being as compatible as possible with as many formats as possible — the industry has yet to achieve a single standard. With seemingly endless alarm formats, working with every alarm panel, every time...
The Importance of Multi-Lingual Training in Security

The Importance of Multi-Lingual Training in Security

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we celebrate alongside our Spanish-speaking communities, demonstrating our appreciation by offering some of the most popular ESA National Training School (NTS) courses in Spanish. A few years ago, after speaking with customers and conversing...
Lamenting the Loss of Cecil Hogan, Past ESA President

Lamenting the Loss of Cecil Hogan, Past ESA President

Cecil Hogan, founder and president of Security Consultants, Inc. in Memphis, Tenn., and president of ESA from 2002-2004, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Hogan served 13 years on the ESA Executive Committee and in 2004, he was awarded...
ESX 2021 Virtual Experience to Deliver Real Education, Innovation and Connections

ESX 2021 Virtual Experience to Deliver Real Education, Innovation and Connections

Join your community of security professionals at the ESX 2021 Virtual Experience, the only national event dedicated to networking and educational opportunities for the professionally installed and monitored electronic security and life safety industry. Hosted by the Electronic Security Association (ESA), the 14th Annual ESX exhibition will take place June...
How to Become a Security Technician

How to Become a Security Technician

Check with your state regarding licensing and training requirements to become a security technician. Complete ESA’s Certified Alarm Technician Level 1 training to gain foundational skills. Determine a specialization. Take advanced training classes. Take continuing education classes.   Check State...
Responsible Financial Management

Responsible Financial Management

Financial management is one of the main foundational principles for small businesses success. Effective bookkeeping; making projections based on data; accurately interpreting financial statements and learning how to finance business needs leads to logically sound business decisions. Part of financial...
Blending Security and Wellness

Blending Security and Wellness

Overall wellness has seemed to take a sidecar alongside security — keeping people, buildings/facilities, homes, and possessions safe and secure while ensuring a healthy environment. Propelled into existence by COVID’s global pandemic and the aging population, this trend is building momentum...
Non-profit OurCalling Finds Solace for Staff from ESA Member Company SECURalert

Non-profit OurCalling Finds Solace for Staff from ESA Member Company SECURalert

When ESA Member, SECURalert — a company that has been designing, testing and manufacturing radio frequency (RF) solutions since 1993 and is currently known for their enterprise wireless panic button system to protect workers in duress — was recently called upon to create a cost-effective, highly accurate...

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