The year was 1948. The first Porsche was built — the 356 sports car — and NASCAR had its first modified stock car race at Daytona Beach. Technology advanced with the random access storage device, Velcro and the transistor radio. The long playing vinyl record that revolved at 33 rpm could now be found in people’s homes playing the number one song of the year — “Twelfth Street Rag” by Pee Wee Hunt — while dinner made from 39-cents-per-pound pork roast and 14 cent loaves of bread was enjoyed.
To-be-famous stars were born — including John Ritter, Alice Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson and Ozzy Osbourne — and security professionals came together to form what is now known as the Electronic Security Association.
Today ESA is celebrating its 73rd birthday as the oldest and largest trade association in the United States representing the electronic security and life safety industry alongside over 500,000 industry professionals actively serving more than 34 million residential and commercial clients.
Today there are many imitators, but for 73 years, 876 months, 3,806 weeks, 26,645 days, 639,904 hours and 38,394,292 minutes, ESA has worked hard to be THE VOICE of electronic security and life safety. This community is the cornerstone to success through advocacy, connections, training and more for electronic security and life safety professionals.