Legislative Summary – March 2021

Legislative Summary – March 2021

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary – March 2021 Congress was busy in March. And this was not always a good thing. While the Paycheck Protection...
Georgia Bill Shows What Can Be Accomplished with Coalitions

Georgia Bill Shows What Can Be Accomplished with Coalitions

ESA participates in several coalitions on the advocacy and public affairs front. We participate in a connected technology coalition that includes several limited energy associations and large national corporations that work to protect the limited energy segment within the National...
How to Become a Security Technician

How to Become a Security Technician

Check with your state regarding licensing and training requirements to become a security technician. Complete ESA’s Certified Alarm Technician Level 1 training to gain foundational skills. Determine a specialization. Take advanced training classes. Take continuing education classes.   Check State...
Responsible Financial Management

Responsible Financial Management

Financial management is one of the main foundational principles for small business success. Effective bookkeeping; making projections based on data; accurately interpreting financial statements and learning how to finance business needs leads to logically sound business decisions. Part of financial management is also being cognizant of and budgeting for bottom-line expenses — all expenses deducted from revenues including interest...
Blending Security and Wellness

Blending Security and Wellness

Overall wellness has seemed to take a sidecar alongside security — keeping people, buildings/facilities, homes, and possessions safe and secure while ensuring a healthy environment. Propelled into existence by COVID’s global pandemic and the aging population, this trend is building momentum...
Non-profit OurCalling Finds Solace for Staff from ESA Member Company SECURalert

Non-profit OurCalling Finds Solace for Staff from ESA Member Company SECURalert

When ESA Member, SECURalert — a company that has been designing, testing and manufacturing radio frequency (RF) solutions since 1993 and is currently known for their enterprise wireless panic button system to protect workers in duress — was recently called upon to create a cost-effective, highly accurate...
Are You Cyber Savvy?

Are You Cyber Savvy?

Digital breaches devastate your business. From loss of customer trust to prolonged law enforcement investigations to customer lawsuits, you will not only have to deal with time-consuming issues, but issues that will put a dent in your pocketbook. In an already challenging business environment, owners...
Brand Loyalty and Customer Experiences

Brand Loyalty and Customer Experiences

Meatloaf? Chicken soup? King ranch casserole? Fried chicken? Chocolate cake? Apple pie? What’s that one dish your mom used to make to which no other replica can compare? The single recipe that even a Michelin-star chef could not compete on your palate’s battlefield?  Maybe she brought...
Civil Immunity: Key Legislation for Getting the Economic Wheels Back on Track

Civil Immunity: Key Legislation for Getting the Economic Wheels Back on Track

When the emergency executive orders (EO) from mayors, county executives and governors began last March, many businesses closed their doors or migrated to remote workplaces. This changed the economic paradigm for electronic security and life safety businesses in a monumental way. Technicians had difficulty performing...
Haley Glover: A Tale of ESA National Training School Courses, High Heels and a Fire Ladder

Haley Glover: A Tale of ESA National Training School Courses, High Heels and a Fire Ladder

In wrapping up Women’s History Month 2021, perhaps there is a bit of irony when women in security start their professional paths in female-dominated jobs, such as teaching, but later find career success in a male-dominated industry, such as the...

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