Voting is Now Open for the 2024 Board of Directors Election

Voting is Now Open for the 2024 Board of Directors Election

The Leadership Identification & Nomination Committee (Nominating Committee) is charged with identifying, recruiting, and reviewing eligible candidates. This work began in January 2024 when the Nominating Committee announced a call for nominations to all voting members.   Voting is open NOW!...
So, is the new worker you hired an employee or a Contractor?

So, is the new worker you hired an employee or a Contractor?

To kick off 2024 the U.S. Department of Labor announced its final rule on Employee or Independent Contractor Classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act. It may make your HR and accounting departments act like they are feeling their way...
Securing The Future: Succession Planning In The Electronic Security Industry

Securing The Future: Succession Planning In The Electronic Security Industry

As time marches on, our thoughts inevitably turn toward how do we go about securing the future? Particularly the prospect of our children stepping into our roles. Some of us business owners and leaders are also parents, and often ponder...
ESA Announces 2024 National Company, Integrator & Associate Director Elections

ESA Announces 2024 National Company, Integrator & Associate Director Elections

The Leadership Identification & Nomination Committee (Nominating Committee) is charged with identifying, recruiting, and reviewing eligible candidates. This work began in January 2024 when the Nominating Committee announced a call for nominations to all voting members.   Elections will begin April...
ESA Launches Campaign Urging Veto of Oregon Right to Repair Bill Threatening Security and Life Safety Systems

ESA Launches Campaign Urging Veto of Oregon Right to Repair Bill Threatening Security and Life Safety Systems

The Oregon right to repair bill, which swiftly moved through the state legislature and now awaits the Governor's signature after passing on March 6th, 2024, could disrupt the entire industry’s operations in the Beaver state.  Jake Braunger, Vice President of...
Advocating for the Industry: Highlights from ESA and SIA’s 2nd Annual Security Hill Day

Advocating for the Industry: Highlights from ESA and SIA’s 2nd Annual Security Hill Day

On March 6th, over 50 ESA and SIA representatives took to Capitol Hill in Washington DC to represent and advocate on behalf of the security and life safety industry for the 2nd annual Security Hill Day. Kicking things off the night...
Security Hill Day 2024

Security Hill Day 2024

Produced by Electronic Security Association (ESA), and the Security Industry Association (SIA), the security industry is convening Security Hill Day, a unique executive event in Washington, D.C., taking place March 5-6, 2024, and created to help raise the collective voice...
2024 – A Year of Future Unknowns?

2024 – A Year of Future Unknowns?

In the last issue of Security Nation, I had mentioned that there will be a greater focus on smaller government (cities, counties, and small states) as there will be a greater likelihood of seeing important legislation pass there. This does...
Cities, Counties, and Small States Can Disrupt The Industry.

Cities, Counties, and Small States Can Disrupt The Industry.

Growing up in Iowa, I was used to living in a smaller state that was relatively overlooked. I mean, in comparison to a state like California (which can sneeze and leave about 6 other states feeling the impact), we didn’t...
Industry Award: Is Your Company Working with a Local Sheriff? Apply Now

Industry Award: Is Your Company Working with a Local Sheriff? Apply Now

By Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC)  Sheriff/Private Security Partnership Industry Award The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) and The Monitoring Association (TMA), invites entries for the industry-sponsored “Sheriff/Private Security Partnership” industry award. “SIAC has a long history of successfully partnering...