ESA Youth Scholarship Program Applications Open for 2020

ESA Youth Scholarship Program Applications Open for 2020

ESA is now accepting entries to its 2020 ESA Youth Scholarship Program — a philanthropic endeavor that aims to support the futures of children of first responders. The national-level ESA scholarship will award $7,500 for first place and $2,500 for...
NTS Offering Discount on Networking Courses

NTS Offering Discount on Networking Courses

ESA’s National Training School is offering discounted pricing on its new networking courses through the month of December. These seven new courses teach the fundamentals of networking, all the way from basics and protocols to administration and troubleshooting. Integrators and...
DIY and MIY: How #ProSecurity Sales Teams Can Win

DIY and MIY: How #ProSecurity Sales Teams Can Win

By Gretchen Gordon The security industry has been notoriously stable – with growing revenues, continued marketplace penetration, numerous capital resources for growth and opportunities for wealth accumulation by company owners. Not even the great recession of 2007-2009 derailed many industry businesses.   But time marches on, and, in the words of Bob Dylan, “times they are a changin’.”   Two trends are now threatening the...
The Advantages of Cellular Communicators for Commercial Fire

The Advantages of Cellular Communicators for Commercial Fire

We spoke with Telguard President George Brody about the increasing popularity and viability of cellular communicators for commercial applications. He addressed the benefits of cellular paths, the state of property owners’ perceptions and the way forward regarding LTE upgrades.  George...
Beta Testing Training as a Service, Plugging the Talent Gap

Beta Testing Training as a Service, Plugging the Talent Gap

The skilled workers talent gap is a critical issue we are all facing. According to recent research, the global talent shortage could climb to 85.2 million people by 2030. Among the top three industries facing the largest forecasted shortages are...
Top 3 Trends to Expect in 2020 for the Managed Services Industry

Top 3 Trends to Expect in 2020 for the Managed Services Industry

By Mike King, Hosted Services Manager, Axis Communications Believe it or not, another year is almost over. Looking back, it was a successful year for the managed services industry. There were a couple of significant trends that really stood out,...
Don’t Sweat the Proof: Moon Security Monitors Alcohol Consumption for Courts

Don’t Sweat the Proof: Moon Security Monitors Alcohol Consumption for Courts

The electronic security industry and its related technologies are increasingly being used to provide novel services in a wide variety of scenarios. One such innovation is offered by ESA Member company Moon Security, which provides a unique service to courts...
Legislative Report – October 2019

Legislative Report – October 2019

Federal Legislative Summary Several bills were filed during October in Congress that address several issue areas. Those with the most interest involve tax incentives for fire sprinkler system retrofits and bills that address workforce development for skilled trades.  HR 4685...
The Lasting Impact of State Elections on Congress

The Lasting Impact of State Elections on Congress

Every 10 years, a census is conducted in the United States, and based on the results, most state legislatures draw legislative and Congressional district boundaries. While some states have moved away from the highly charged and political process that allows...
ESA’s National Training School Continues to Grow Recognition among AHJs

ESA’s National Training School Continues to Grow Recognition among AHJs

As it prepares for 2020, ESA’s National Training School (NTS) continues to garner approvals from new jurisdictions to provide its quality training and certifications to more electronic security and life safety industry professionals across the nation. NTS is already the...

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