You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know about Contracts

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know about Contracts

We all can agree that contracts are a must in this industry - an absolute must. When a lawsuit is a mere ticked off customer away, it is imperative that contracts be clear and concise. I know the contract process...
ESA’s National Training School Releases 4 New Video CEU Courses

ESA’s National Training School Releases 4 New Video CEU Courses

Continuing education is for everyone — from the lifelong learner to the ambitious success seeker. ESA’s National Training School courses and CEU programs are designed to help electronic security and life safety professionals advance in easily accessible and robust ways....
Don McInnis Named 2020 Instructor of the Year

Don McInnis Named 2020 Instructor of the Year

Last week, during the virtual Leadership Summit, Don McInnis was named the ESA National Training School Instructor of the Year. McInnis began teaching for the ESA National Training School in 1987, and throughout his 33 years of instructing, he has...
How to Build a “Tried and True” Brand

How to Build a “Tried and True” Brand

Better serve customers to become a family favorite We all have them. The “tried and true” brands that we don’t stray from.   When you are a small business, the ultimate question is how do we get a customer to trust, invest and rely on our...
Meet the 2020 Youth Scholarship Program National Finalists

Meet the 2020 Youth Scholarship Program National Finalists

First Place Overall National Finalist – Megan O’Grady of Florida Megan O’Grady, the recipient of this year’s ESA Youth Scholarship national first place award, was inspired by her father to give back to society and even create new ways to serve her community. She is...
How Layered Vision Became the Future of Video

How Layered Vision Became the Future of Video

Not long ago, the PTZ functionality, megapixel count and hard technical specs alone might have made an impressive camera system. The more clearly one could see an individual and track their movement, the better. Bonus points were awarded for efficiently transmitting and storing the footage.   However, clear video...
Welcome Aboard! Facing Recruitment After a Pandemic

Welcome Aboard! Facing Recruitment After a Pandemic

Furloughs, layoffs and hiring freezes are the tip of the iceberg of what many companies are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we turn around our ‘Open for Business’ signs, many businesses will need to adapt to a new season of recruitment. I investigated the new changes to the recruitment and...
Meet Incoming President Jamie Vos

Meet Incoming President Jamie Vos

Jamie Vos entered the security business in 1994 with locksmithing, when he started working for his father’s company, Bellingham Lock and Safe. Vos worked in various roles until a need became evident and he stepped up as general manager of the electronic security division.  And...
Legislative Report June 2020

Legislative Report June 2020

Federal Legislative Report Summary Congress continues to explore and wrangle with the economic impact of COVID-19. In June the only substantive bill to pass was H.R. 7010 – the “Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act of 2020.” This bill provides several needed...
Personality Assessments in the Electronic Security Industry: Harmful or Helpful?

Personality Assessments in the Electronic Security Industry: Harmful or Helpful?

What do personality tests really reveal? Many companies see the benefits of handing out a personality test upon hiring, such as understanding how a worker interprets tasks or how well an employee might work with others. Others warn of potential...

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