Emergency Landing: John Loud Trades Turbulence for Closed Circuits

Emergency Landing: John Loud Trades Turbulence for Closed Circuits

John Loud, president of LOUD Security Systems in Georgia and most recently elected as ESA's next Chairman on the Board of Directors, did not begin his career anywhere close to the electronic security industry. His journey began with a degree...
From Basement to Billion-Dollar Integrator

From Basement to Billion-Dollar Integrator

It all begins in the basement of a friend's home in Chicago Ill., back in 2001. Like the archetypal Silicon Valley garage in which massive computer corporations started; this was the modest location where the ideas for Convergint were developed....
Challenge Accepted: How Northland Controls Sells Security Without Selling Fear

Challenge Accepted: How Northland Controls Sells Security Without Selling Fear

Adventure seekers. Path forgers. Security integrators. That’s not a likely combination, but it is at Northland Controls. In a world obsessed with safety, they pursue security holistically with their eyes ever-forward, seeking what’s beyond the horizon so that companies can...
Culture and Commitment: How Core Values Sustain Custom Alarm’s Success

Culture and Commitment: How Core Values Sustain Custom Alarm’s Success

“I want to give you an example of the fun we have here,” Melissa Brinkman says. She opens her door and turns her laptop around, giving her Zoom audience a glimpse into the office. The screen fills with colorful lights...
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...
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...
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....
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...

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