Electronic Security Association News

Electronic Security Association extends free CEU courses offering through April 2020 in view of global COVID19 pandemic

The six free CEU courses that the Electronic Security Association (ESA) offered for free through the month of March 2020 will remain available free of charge through April 2020, ESA has announced. The Electronic Security Association took the price tag off these online CEU courses to support electronic security and life safety companies during the on-going coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak. ESA’s free CEU online courses As the situation has progressed and guidelines for social distancing hav...

Electronic Security Association offers selective free courses for the businesses affected by COVID-19

ESA is now offering select free CEU courses in recognition of the economic challenges for businesses affected by COVID-19. These six courses extend the opportunity to learn new topics and to work toward certification or licensing while many might have reduced workloads. Training gift certificate access The following courses are free in the month of March: Job Safety Reminders Troubleshooting Panels and Power Supplies Troubleshooting Intrusion Alarm Devices Codes and Standards Refresher...

ESA announces Resideo Technologies as its exclusive 2020 Diamond Level Partner

Smart home solutions manufacturer, Resideo has stepped up as the exclusive Diamond Level Partner with the Electronic Security Association (ESA) in 2020 to support the association’s mission of providing resources, advocacy, connections and education for professionals in the electronic security and life safety space. As the industry’s largest and longest-standing association, ESA represents the voice of the professionally installed channel, with its membership serving more than 70% of...

ADT privacy survey reveals growing concerns with smart home tech

ADT, a provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers in the United States, released key findings from a consumer privacy survey that reveals consumer sentiment on the topic. With many data privacy and security issues in the news, it’s no surprise that 92 percent of respondents feel smart home security companies need to take measures to protect customers’ personal data and information. However, while concerns around privacy are hig...

ESA’s NTS adapts electronic access control course to address ever-rising active shooter incidents across the United States

It seems like every day there is another school or public shooting incident in the US. It dominates the news and has become a point of stress and fear for many Americans. According to the US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2018 alone, there were 27 incidents across 16 states resulting in 213 casualties. There is a great deal the security industry can do to prevent such violent incidents and preserve life. Protection layers In general, protection should be built in la...

SIA releases ANSI-approved ANSI/SIA CP-01-2019 standard for false alarm reduction features

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved ANSI/​SIA CP-01-2019, a security systems standard for false alarm reduction features. The standard leverages technology, industry experience and common knowledge to pinpoint the causes of and decrease the frequency of false alarm dispatches, detailing recommended design features applicable to both residential and commercial properties protected by electronic security systems. The 2019...

ESA’s National Training School launches new Training as a Service Program at ESX 2019

ESA’s National Training School announced the launch of its new Training as a Service Program (Taas) at ESX in Indianapolis. This member-only customisable training program is designed with two tracks to help security professionals develop the skills they need to apply at work, both directly after being hired and as they build up to 6-18 months of on the job tenure. “ESA is extremely excited about the TaaS program,” says Michelle Yungblut, Chief Knowledge Officer of ESA. “...

Winners of Electronic Security Expo 2019 Innovation Awards announced

The winning products and services of the 2019 Innovation Awards were revealed at ESX 2019 on June 4 in Indianapolis. Each year, the ESX Innovation Awards programme recognises outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward. This year’s winners continue that legacy with novel innovations and improvements. To determine the best of the best, judges selected winners from a pool of applications from manufacturers and service providers serv...

Professional networking highlights from the Electronic Security Expo 2019

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) sought to redefine the traditional purpose of industry shows within the electronic security and life safety channel. On June 3-6, ESX 2019 offered an outlet for professionals to come together in a collaborative environment — and it was a hit for many looking for a more modern take on the traditional “badge scan” expo, according to the organisers. Networking and connections Throughout the two expo days of the event, 78% of attendees reported...

Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2019 invites three panellists to speak at its Closing Keynote Luncheon

As the track cools from the Indy 500, the director of security for Indianapolis Motor Speedway events will speak as part of a panel at the Closing Keynote Luncheon at ESX on June 6 in Indianapolis. In this session, three carefully selected panellists will discuss ways to implement better strategies that help reduce violent crimes against employees, students, visitors and customers. To most effectively explore possible solutions, ESX will include panellists from diverse backgrounds who have hand...

Raising the bar and exploring new strategies at ESX 2019 in Indianapolis

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) will be held at the Indiana Convention Center, June 3-6, in Indianapolis. The show focusses exclusively on the electronic security and life safety industry, including companies that service the connected Internet of Things (IoT) space for homes and businesses. The ESX Main Stage will highlight inspirational presentations from motivational speakers, Dr. Rick Rigsby and Kevin Brown. In addition, there will be a founder of a drone security company and an Entrepre...

Dr. Rick Rigsby to motivate passionate security professionals at ESX 2019 Keynote Luncheon

Dr. Rick Rigsby, a renowned communicator, author and viral video star, will share his motivational message titled ‘Making an Impact’ during the ESX Keynote Luncheon on June 4 in Indianapolis. A video of Rigsby’s inspiring commencement speech to the California State University Maritime Academy went viral in 2017, racking up more than 200 million views worldwide. His book, Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout, is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestseller. Rigsby&rsquo...