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...
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...
How Training as a Service Empowers ADT Managers

How Training as a Service Empowers ADT Managers

ADT Commercial took ESA’s new Training as a Service (TaaS) program for a test drive and plans to continue using it for developing employees and empowering managers. ESA’s TaaS is the industry’s only customizable, in-house employee onboarding and staff development...
No, I Insist

No, I Insist

“You’re getting it whether you like it or not.”  In a fateful conversation between Lew Schwander – former residential sales manager at ESA Member Company B Safe Security – and his son, the father insisted that his son had to get a monitored carbon monoxide detector installed in his...
Raising a Barn Built to Last

Raising a Barn Built to Last

RFI Enterprises has grown from a mission-town dream at the kitchen table into one of the 50 largest private companies in Silicon Valley in just 40 years. In that time, the company has expanded into eight different companies and consolidated back into...
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...

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