Cutting the Wires: ESA’s National Training School Offering New Course Series to Bolster Wireless Expertise

Cutting the Wires: ESA’s National Training School Offering New Course Series to Bolster Wireless Expertise
Steven Calhoun — September 16, 2019

The smart home is big, but homeowners aren’t the only tech-hungry habitants. For renters in apartments and office spaces where rewiring is prohibited, wireless systems could provide security for inhabitants and new revenue streams for integrators.

According to the National Crime Prevention Council, apartments are 85% more likely to be burglarized than a single-family home. Most apartment dwellers cannot rewire their residences, but many have access to wireless internet and already use smart devices; in fact, research from Voicebot.ai and Voicify has shown that 26% of the U.S. adult population has access to smart speakers.

With 5G wireless networks on the horizon and the number of connected devices booming, consumers and business owners are seeking novel ways to smarten their homes, apartments and office spaces, fueling a growing demand for wireless security devices that interface with other IoT gadgets. With these new devices come new protocols, standards and best practices for installers to understand and apply so they can impress customers and win more business.

With 5G wireless networks on the horizon and the number of connected devices booming, consumers and business owners are seeking novel ways to smarten their homes, apartments and office spaces, fueling a growing demand for wireless security devices that interface with other IoT gadgets.

For security professionals who want to master the wireless landscape, ESA’s National Training School offers courses designed specifically to teach the codes, standards, components and functionality of wireless systems.

The three-course Wireless Systems series is broken into digestible parts, with each course being worth one CEU credit hour. The 101 course teaches codes and standards which apply to the installation of wireless fire alarm systems. The 102 course provides information on the operation of wireless alarm systems and their components. The 103 course explores troubleshooting tools and techniques for wireless intrusion and fire protection systems.

Wireless technologies present an opportunity for companies to distinguish themselves with their expertise in an emerging market segment. To learn more about Wireless Systems training, continuing education courses and other electronic security industry certifications, visit courses.esaweb.org.

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