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...
Rodger Reiswig Receives Sara E. Jackson Award 2020

Rodger Reiswig Receives Sara E. Jackson Award 2020

A family man and motivated spokesman for industry standards, Reiswig has been at the same companycontributing to the industry for 34 years. He started at Simplex Time Recorder, which was bought by Tyco International and later merged with Johnson Controls.   “When I started out, I was going to school for electronics at...
Howard Edward “Bud” Wulforst Named 2019 Person of the Year

Howard Edward “Bud” Wulforst Named 2019 Person of the Year

This year’s Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year is industry veteran Howard Edward Wulforst. Many in the industry know him as Bud, and this award recognizes his innumerable contributions to the industry.  Wulforst has been in the industry for longer than the Weinstock...
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...
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...

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