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 ESA’s most recently elected vice president of the Executive Committee, did not begin his career anywhere close to the electronic security industry. His journey began with a degree in political...
The Real Cost: Investing in Employee Engagement

The Real Cost: Investing in Employee Engagement

How connected are you with your company? For today’s security executives, encouraging workplace connections may be a vital element in company success. Retaining satisfied employees is a major concern at a time when the cost of recruiting, training and onboarding...
Smooth Transition for B Safe Security

Smooth Transition for B Safe Security

ESA member company B Safe Security (B Safe) recently acquired nearby companies Securitech and DC Security Systems, continuing a trend of growth and acquisitions for the company. Neil Appel, vice president of sales and marketing at B Safe, says the transition went smoothly for the team, which is no stranger...
The Ingredients of Success: The Power Behind Power Home Technologies

The Ingredients of Success: The Power Behind Power Home Technologies

Ben Brookhart and Erik Randesi are the dream team of the security and life safety industry. As CEO and President of Power Home Technologies respectfully, their efforts have brought home security to thousands of families across the United States. “I...
Cultivating Community through Corporate Responsibility

Cultivating Community through Corporate Responsibility

It’s not just because it feels good; studies have shown that gathering your employees to give back to your community provides many advantages for your company. According to the 2017 Deloitte Volunteerism Study, 74% of employees think volunteerism provides an...
Moving to Mesh: Retrofitting a Scattered Campus with Cloud Capabilities

Moving to Mesh: Retrofitting a Scattered Campus with Cloud Capabilities

At 8 p.m. on a Thursday night, the principal of a Blytheville high school gets a call from the basketball coach. A group from the team has decided to have a spur of the moment practice session before an upcoming...
ESA Member Companies Sweep SAMMY Awards

ESA Member Companies Sweep SAMMY Awards

ESA member companies won four out of six Installer and Installation awards and filled 12 of the 15 runner-up spots in these categories in the 24th Annual SAMMY Awards. The SAMMY Awards, organized and operated by the widely read technology...
Shattered Glass: No Ceiling for Weinstock’s Person of the Year

Shattered Glass: No Ceiling for Weinstock’s Person of the Year

From a single mother working as a waitress and bartender to serving as President of the largest professional trade association in the U.S. representing the electronic life safety, security and integrated systems industry — and now the 2018 ESA Person of...
Seas(ing) a Unique Security Opportunity

Seas(ing) a Unique Security Opportunity

The beauty of this industry is that security can be implemented in almost any place you can imagine. When we talk about security we talk about securing our businesses, schools and our homes. But what if your home was a...
Remembering the Life and Legacy of George P. Gunning

Remembering the Life and Legacy of George P. Gunning

George P. Gunning passed away on February 14, 2019, leaving behind a tremendous legacy in the electronic security and life safety industry. Gunning was an active member of the security industry for 40 years, where he held leadership positions in...

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