ESA to launch Florida chapter

The Electronic Security Association announced this week that it is launching a new chartered Florida chapter to aid the business development efforts of alarm dealers and integrators in the state.

The association has formed the ESA of Florida Development Task Force, led by ESA Treasurer David Koenig, to help guide the chapter launch by reaching out to existing and prospective members who will help plan the ESA of Florida's initial activities and identify potential leadership.

In addition to creating a media relations program, online promotions and hosting networking events to develop potential customer leads, the ESA of Florida will also provide technical and business education courses to members through the National Training School (NTS), which run the gamut of security technologies. The NTS currently has a list of courses that are approved by state regulators for initial licensure and renewal.

"Florida is the fourth most populous state in America and home to hundreds of high quality electronic security integration and monitoring companies, including more than sixty ESA member companies," said ESA president Dom D'Ascoli in a statement. "We look forward to dynamic and sustained growth through the programs and initiatives of ESA's newest chapter, the Electronic Security Association of Florida."

The ESA of Florida will also host an annual convention that will be co-located with the ESA Leadership Summit in Orlando from 2013-2015.

For more information on ESA membership and ESA of Florida leadership opportunities, contact Amy Kirk, ESA vice president of membership and chapter relations at 888-447-1689 ext. 6815 or via email at