ESA, in partnership with SIA and TMA, Rallies Industry Behind Push for Essential Workers Designation

ESA, in partnership with SIA and TMA, Rallies Industry Behind Push for Essential Workers Designation

ESA – in partnership with SIA and TMA – rallies the industry to take action, in supporting the industry’s designation as an “essential service” amidst state executive orders to stay in place. While CISA and DHS guidelines have been put...
ESA Stands with Electronic Security and Life Safety Industry During COVID-19 Crisis

ESA Stands with Electronic Security and Life Safety Industry During COVID-19 Crisis

ESA is now offering select free CEU courses in recognition of the economic challenges for businesses affected by COVID-19. These six courses extend the opportunity to learn new topics and to work toward certification or licensing while many might have...
Let’s Chat: Combating the Mental Health Stigma

Let’s Chat: Combating the Mental Health Stigma

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly 1 in 5 US adults aged 18 and older reported a mental illness in 2016. With so many individuals affected by mental health issues, the preliminary causes of these symptoms may come...
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...
ESA at the Turn of a Decade

ESA at the Turn of a Decade

ESA staff was busy during 2019 building new benefits and improving the services we provide to give our nationwide members powerful tools for success. Your success has always been ours – and in 2019 there was much to report. In...
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...
ESA Youth Scholarship Program Applications Open for 2020

ESA Youth Scholarship Program Applications Open for 2020

ESA is now accepting entries to its 2020 ESA Youth Scholarship Program — a philanthropic endeavor that aims to support the futures of children of first responders. The national-level ESA scholarship will award $7,500 for first place and $2,500 for...
DIY and MIY: How #ProSecurity Sales Teams Can Win

DIY and MIY: How #ProSecurity Sales Teams Can Win

By Gretchen Gordon The security industry has been notoriously stable – with growing revenues, continued marketplace penetration, numerous capital resources for growth and opportunities for wealth accumulation by company owners. Not even the great recession of 2007-2009 derailed many industry businesses.   But time marches on, and, in the words of Bob Dylan, “times they are a changin’.”   Two trends are now threatening 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...
Old Dogs, New Tech: Scientists Interface Pets with PERs

Old Dogs, New Tech: Scientists Interface Pets with PERs

[embed]https://youtu.be/I3vqM613rPw[/embed] “We can now imagine a system where the dog is a sensor,” says Melody Jackson, founder and director of the FIDO project at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jackson, who has a doctorate in computer science, leads a team...

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