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...
Electronic Security Association and Security Industry Association Launch Foundation for Advancing Security Talent

Electronic Security Association and Security Industry Association Launch Foundation for Advancing Security Talent

The new nonprofit organization is dedicated to connecting talented, motivated individuals with opportunities in the security technology and life safety field. The Electronic Security Association (ESA) and Security Industry Association (SIA) have launched the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST), a...
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...
District Week is Connecting Industry Executives on Key Legislative Topics

District Week is Connecting Industry Executives on Key Legislative Topics

ESA’s District Week 2020, August 10-14, is connecting leaders from the electronic security and life safety industry with local members of congress — as we speak! Throughout the week, ESA has coordinated one-on-one meetings between ESA members and their local...
Children of First Responders Receive 2020 ESA Youth Scholarship Awards

Children of First Responders Receive 2020 ESA Youth Scholarship Awards

Winners of the 2020 ESA Youth Scholarship Program have been announced. These high school seniors are children of first responders who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and are inspired by the work their parent(s) do in our communities.   In 2020, the program awarded more than $33,000 in scholarship awards across the...
Jason Lutz, Resideo, Secures Another Term as Associate Member Representative on the ESA Board of Directors

Jason Lutz, Resideo, Secures Another Term as Associate Member Representative on the ESA Board of Directors

After the 2020 election ballots were tallied yesterday, Jason Lutz of Resideo has secured another term on the ESA Board of Directors as the Associate Member Representative. Lutz ran alongside several hopeful volunteers, seeking to represent vendors, manufacturers and service...
ESA Members Dominate the SDM 100

ESA Members Dominate the SDM 100

ESA’s member base consists of companies at every step of their growth, and this year the big ones made a strong showing on the most recent annual SDM 100 Report, which outlined performance in 2019 and ranked companies by RMR....
Connected Home Security Market Expected to Grow through 2024

Connected Home Security Market Expected to Grow through 2024

The connected home security market is projected to grow through 2024 by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of at least 15%, according to multiple sources.  Reports from Technavio and Credence Research both project strong growth in the market, of which the US maintains the lion’s...
ESA to Reveal Enhanced Training Website and Learning Portal

ESA to Reveal Enhanced Training Website and Learning Portal

ESA’s National Training School is upgrading our training and shopping experience! Look for more intuitive design, enhanced search capabilities and easier access to the courses you need to obtain and maintain your license. Please anticipate our shopping site and learning...

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