ESA Extends Free CEU Offering through April

ESA Extends Free CEU Offering through April

The six free CEU courses ESA offered through March will remain available free of charge through April. The association has taken the price tag off these courses to support electronic security and life safety companies during the coronavirus outbreak. As...
Google Announces Gift of $340 Million in Ad Credits to SMBs

Google Announces Gift of $340 Million in Ad Credits to SMBs

On Friday, March 27, Google announced it would give $340 million in ad credits to all small and mid-size businesses who had an active Google Ads account over the past year. The blog post by Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated...
Three Threats to the Image of the Industry

Three Threats to the Image of the Industry

Electronic security companies face threats to their positive image in this hyperconnected age. The industry sits in the crossfire, as the technology we use to provide security and peace of mind faces attacks from all sides. As connected devices, high quality...
ADT and Lyft Take Security on the Road

ADT and Lyft Take Security on the Road

ADT has formed a partnership with ridesharing company Lyft to provide security features for its drivers and riders. The new feature will appear in the Lyft app in ten pilot markets for testing in early 2020. ESA Member Company ADT...
Training as a Service Receives Positive Reviews at Launch

Training as a Service Receives Positive Reviews at Launch

Cookie-cutter training solutions will not work to meet the needs of today’s employers. With a tight labor market making retention a priority, proper onboarding and training programs could be the difference between making 2020 a fantastic year or a flop...
Holmes Security Systems Racks Up Resideo Connect Awards

Holmes Security Systems Racks Up Resideo Connect Awards

ESA Member Holmes Security Systems of North Carolina earned multiple Resideo Connect awards in late 2019. Resideo recognized the company with its Life Safety Award, Community Service Award, Circle of Excellence, Security Marketing Excellence Award and the 2019 Medal of Honor.  According to Stephen Wheeler, president of Holmes Security Systems, his company won these awards because of the team’s dedication...
Emergency Landing: John Loud Trades Turbulence for Closed Circuits

Emergency Landing: John Loud Trades Turbulence for Closed Circuits

John Loud, president of LOUD Security Systems in Georgia and ESA’s most recently elected vice president of the Executive Committee, did not begin his career anywhere close to the electronic security industry. His journey began with a degree in political...
Don’t Sweat the Proof: Moon Security Monitors Alcohol Consumption for Courts

Don’t Sweat the Proof: Moon Security Monitors Alcohol Consumption for Courts

The electronic security industry and its related technologies are increasingly being used to provide novel services in a wide variety of scenarios. One such innovation is offered by ESA Member company Moon Security, which provides a unique service to courts...
ESA’s National Training School Continues to Grow Recognition among AHJs

ESA’s National Training School Continues to Grow Recognition among AHJs

As it prepares for 2020, ESA’s National Training School (NTS) continues to garner approvals from new jurisdictions to provide its quality training and certifications to more electronic security and life safety industry professionals across the nation. NTS is already the...
What Integrators Can Learn from the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral Fire

What Integrators Can Learn from the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral Fire

A sole reliance on onsite monitoring was a key factor in the improper response to the alarms at the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, allowing the fire time to spread and cause irreversible damage to the historic structure. Father-daughter pair Tim...