Hat Colors Teach Who’s Who, Motivations and Techniques of the Hacking World

Hat Colors Teach Who’s Who, Motivations and Techniques of the Hacking World

If one industry is built upon partnership and trust, it is the security industry. Some might even say camaraderie among all, even competitors, for the common good of making and keeping our physical and digital/cyber worlds safe.   Realizing the risk of cyberattack is...
What License Do You Need to Install Security Cameras?

What License Do You Need to Install Security Cameras?

Each state has different requirements when it comes to installing security cameras in homes and businesses. Some even require specific licensure. So, do you need a license to install security cameras as a profession? The answer: possibly. Here are the...
ESA Remembers and Honors Those Who Did Not Make It Back

ESA Remembers and Honors Those Who Did Not Make It Back

As wind-scattered poppy seeds sat dormant across the vast terrain where blood was shed by those serving in the military, paying the ultimate sacrifice of death for their country, the disturbed ground caused during World War I (July 28, 1914...
How to Prevent Cyber Attacks

How to Prevent Cyber Attacks

Let’s just be blatantly honest for a moment; after all, that’s how true learning takes place and cyberattacks prevented. Here’s the truth about cyberattacks: They can not be prevented. Sounds all doom and gloom, however, there are ways to thwart...
ESA Members Take Charge of 2021 SDM 100

ESA Members Take Charge of 2021 SDM 100

For its 31st year of publication, the 2021 SDM 100 — a list compiled of the 100 largest security providers to measure consumer dollars gained by security companies — reflects results from top security companies during the COVID year of...
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...

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