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 in place at the federal level, states are varying in what constitutes “essential work.”
The letter highlights that the electronic security and life safety industry’s integration and monitoring companies — and the security products they depend on — act as a vital communication to first responders and emergency dispatchers around the country.
At the time of this post the letter has garnered nearly 500 signatures from industry CEOs, company owners and leaders.
The letter’s two requests for state leaders are to:
- Ensure that government policy reflects that companies providing essential emergency services and field service and dispatch remain operational
- Provide an exemption for electronic security, monitoring and life safety services as essential services in any shelter-in-place, quarantine or similar order