Electronic Security Association News

ADT conference leads campaign on deceptive door-to-door sales practices

David Bleisch, ADT general counsel, addresses the media at a conference Door-to-door selling can be an effective tool to garner new security subscribers, and it’s been practiced for decades, according to Jay Hauhn, executive director of the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), Alexandria, Va. But it has to be done right, he says. A recent conference by ADT Security Services focused on deceptive alarm sales practices and the need to report such practices. In her late...

Honeywell's MAXPRO Cloud wins 2015 ESX TechVision Challenge

Honeywell MAXPRO Cloud integrated video surveillance and access control security system wins ESX award The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) - the national trade event where electronic security and life safety dealers, integrators, and monitoring professionals connect, learn, and prepare for the future - announced the winner of ESX 2015 TechVision Challenge. ESX continues to highlight next-generation technology in the electronic security and life safety industry. This year, ESX...

Wireless alarm communication products maker, AES appoints David Heinen as Regional Sales Manager

Heinen will cover the commercial and residential market in Southeastern USA for AES AES Corporation, the leading manufacturer of private wireless mesh alarm communication networks, is pleased to announce that David Heinen has joined the AES sales team as Regional Sales Manager. Based in the greater Atlanta area, he will cover the commercial and residential market in Southeastern USA. David’s new role David brings successful sales experience in the security industry to...

ESX conference connects integrators, manufacturers and association members

ESA opens the 2015 exhibit show floor with a ribbon cutting ceremony The Electronic Security Association (ESA) wrapped up ESX 2015, June 24 to 26 in Baltimore, Md., drawing integrators, manufacturers and association members from across the country to attend the annual educational, exhibits and networking event. Security integration companies Celebrating its eighth year, the show is jointly owned and sponsored by ESA and the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). ESX inclu...

Hikvision honoured as ESA’s Executive Strategic Partner

Hikvision’s commitment to security technology and enrichment opportunities for customers makes them a valuable partner to ESA Hikvision USA, North America’s leading provider of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, was honored as an Executive Strategic Partner of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) at a special event on June 24, 2015. Electronic life safety & security industry Established in 1948, ESA is the largest trade...

ESA adds new job search page on GetIntoSecurity.com website

Security industry job search tools allow the user to find both security businesses and security job openings The Electronic Security Association (ESA), the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry, features two new job search pages on its new GetIntoSecurity.com website. These powerful, highly interactive security industry job search tools allow the user to find both security businesses and security job openings in their area. Get...

Meet the first woman president of CSSA International

Petrow began her career at Vector Security in  1982, and was appointed senior vice president  of the Central Stations and Information Services Group in 1997 Pamela J. Petrow, chief executive officer (CEO) of Vector Security Inc., Warrendale, Pa., has been appointed President of CSAA International, the industry’s leading, 65-year-old central station monitoring organisation. Petrow is the first woman in the organisation’s history to hold this top leadership...

ESX show to provide inspiration, education and technology

ESX is designed to provide information and knowledge alarm companies can’t get at any other event For those of you who have been honky-tonking the last several years during the ESX Show, there’s a new game in town – as the annual educational, exhibits and networking event moves to Baltimore, Md., June 24 to 26, and the excitement of the Inner Harbor. Focused and futuristic Celebrating its eighth year, ESX focuses on peer-to-peer education and strategies &n...

Integrity matters for business success, not gender, says Chicago-based integrator

Wong was the first Asian woman to obtain the Alarm Contractor License Mun C. Wong, PSP and president of VinTech Systems Inc. in Chicago, is a successful entrepreneur who has brought new technologies and a knack for superior service to her integration business.  In fact, at the age of 29, she was the first Asian woman to obtain the Alarm Contractor License from the State of Illinois and its Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. But she doesn't focus on gend...

Is home automation driving a security renaissance?

According to research firm IHS Technology, the residential intrusion alarm market is expected to grow by 9.4 percent in 2015 For years, the industry’s penetration rate for security alarm systems has hovered from a conservative 18 percent of households to a more liberal 22 percent or so. According to research firm IHS, the residential intrusion alarm market is expected to grow by 9.4 percent in 2015. Perhaps this increase is due in part to the rise of interactive ser...

The Internet of Things: what does it mean to installers and integrators?

loT will assist installers and integrators to position themselves as total solution providers and professional connectivity consultants to consumers  The buzz over the Internet of Things (loT) isn’t likely to subside anytime soon, given recent developments over consumer adoption of network-connected technologies. According to the 2014 State of the Internet of Things Study from Accenture Interactive, 69 percent of consumers plan to buy an in-home device in the next...

Marshall Marinace: at the Helm of the Electronic Security Association

Marshall Marinace is on a mission - to continue to infuse value into ESA If you haven’t met Marshall Marinace, you probably will soon. He’s the new President of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), and he’s instantly likeable. He’s a homespun security dealer with decades of service who knows that the new world of systems integration requires change and involvement of every member at the association level. Marinace was sworn in as the 41st Preside...