Electronic Security Association (ESA)

Irving, TX 75038


About Electronic Security Association (ESA)

Established in 1948, ESA is the largest trade association in the United States representing the electronic life safety and security industry.


6333 North State Highway 161
Suite 350
Irving, TX 75038
United States of America
(214) 260-5970
(888) 447-1689

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Established in 1948, ESA is the largest trade association in the United States representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper.  Together, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients.

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ESA announces call for nominations: 2024 Board of Director election

Jan. 30, 2024
ESA’s Leadership Identification & Nomination Committee (LINC) invites Integrator and Associate Members to submit nominations by February 15.

Public safety and industry leaders celebrate National Security Technician Day with LOUD Security Systems

Jan. 25, 2024
National Security Technician Day was promoted and established in 2022 by the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST), along with ESA and SIA.

The Electronic Security Association's Board of Directors elects Michael Barnes as Treasurer

Jan. 12, 2024
Barnes succeeds Kevin Stone, who assumes the role of Chairman Elect from 2023-2024.

Nominations Open for FAST Security Technician of the Year Awards

Inaugural award will be announced by SIA and ESA at ISC East
ESA Announces its New VP of Advocacy and Public Affairs, Jake Braunger.

ESA announces Jake Braunger as VP of Advocacy and Public Affairs

Jan. 4, 2023
Braunger will lead efforts to effect legislative influence and change for the electronic security and life safety industry in the upcoming years
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Foundation for Advancing Security Talent announces first-ever National Security Technician Day on January 23, 2023

Dec. 15, 2022
Day is dedicated to recognizing the valuable work that security technicians do to secure our nation
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Foundation for Advancing Security Talent welcomes Ken Kocher to FAST Board of Directors

Aug. 22, 2022
Kocher, president of Force Security Solutions, will join the expert group of security and life safety professionals in guiding FAST’s efforts to promote careers in the physical...
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ESA's Executive Management Professionals (EMP) Group accepting new members

Aug. 22, 2022
Join a community for those charged with the strategic and financial leadership of security integration and monitoring companies
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Dr. Ivan Joseph announced as keynote speaker for ESX 2022

April 19, 2022
Renown coach and sports psychologist to present on the ESX Main Stage on June 15th
Kevin Stone, Chief Operating Officer of Doyle Security Systems in Rochester, NY, has recently been appointed as Treasurer on the Electronic Security Association’s Board of Directors.

Kevin Stone is appointed treasurer for the Electronic Security Association's BOD

March 9, 2022
Stone is the Chief Operating Officer of Doyle Security Systems in Rochester, NY

Articles & News

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John Loud, right, with Kirk MacDowell and outgoing ESA Chairman Jamie Vos during the ESA Board Meeting at ESX.

Security Business Exclusive Q&A: New ESA Chairman John Loud

Nov. 8, 2022
Coming off a long-awaited victory against false alarm fines in Georgia, the renowned security business owner looks ahead to two years at the helm of the Electronic Security Association...
Timothy J. Pastore, Esq., is a Partner in the New York office of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP (www.mmwr.com), where he is Vice-Chair of the Litigation Department. Before entering private practice, Mr. Pastore was an officer and Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the U.S. Air Force and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. Reach him at (212) 551-7707 or by e-mail at tpastore@mmwr.com.
Alarms & Monitoring

Legal Brief: The First 3G Sunset Deadline is Almost Here

As the AT&T deadline looms in February, do not depend on the FCC to give you an extension
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Integrators must embrace a fundamental change in talent acquisition and retention when it comes to technicians.

Training: Installers or Technicians?

March 11, 2021
Integrators must embrace a fundamental change in talent acquisition and retention
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Q&A: ESA President Jamie Vos

Feb. 12, 2021
New Electronic Security Association president faced unprecedented challenges in first six months
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With the door-to-door sales season set to shift into high gear, the Better Business Bureau (BBB), in conjunction with the Electronic Security Association (ESA), The Monitoring Association (TMA) and ADT, held a press conference in Baton Rouge, La., last week in the headquarters of the Louisiana State Fire Marshal to discuss how consumers have been impacted by deceptive sales tactics and what authorities and reputable dealers are doing to combat the problem.

Alarm industry sees progress in its continuing fight against deceptive sales

May 22, 2018
Despite a declining number of complaints, industry vows to maintain pressure on fraudsters
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.
Alarms & Monitoring

Net neutrality revoked: What does it mean for security?

Dec. 15, 2017
Forget streaming video, the biggest effect for this industry concerns direct competition with ISPs
The security industry is making great hires among military veterans.

Recruiting: Vets are a Good Bet

Nov. 10, 2015
The security industry is making great hires among military veterans
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Residential Market Report: Dealing with DIY

May 18, 2015
Security dealers may see do-it-yourself solutions as a threat, but the potential is there to turn it into an opportunity
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Marshall Marinace was sworn in as the new president of the Electronic Security Association at ESX in June.

Marshall Marinace takes the reins of ESA

Oct. 9, 2014
Exclusive 1-on-1 on the industry, his company and the future of the Electronic Security Association
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Security Watch: ESA Retools Leadership Summit

Dec. 2, 2013
New emphasis on company growth, business intelligence


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Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) golf tourney registration open

Jan. 25, 2022
ISC West event will support initiatives to grow the workforce in the electronic security industry
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Foundation for Advancing Security Talent extends free job postings to the FAST jobs board for SIA and ESA members

Aug. 30, 2021
Members will be able to list jobs for free through August 2022 to help the security industry recover from the business impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
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ESA Leadership Summit to be held at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters

Aug. 26, 2021
Keynoters to lend leadership expertise in winning the talent war, growing grit and maximizing potential
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Associations issue joint statement on cybersecurity threats in wake of Verkada breach

ASIS, ESA, TMA, PSA, and SIA share comprehensive list of cybersecurity resources to help strengthen industry practices
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Telguard becomes ESA Platinum Partner

Feb. 9, 2021
Company increases its commitment to the Electronic Security Association
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ESA's 'Executive Strategic Partnerships' create significant industry impact in 2020

Dec. 10, 2020
Strategic partners invest in the association to support initiatives that significantly impact members’ businesses and the industry
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ESA's National Training School releases four new video CEU courses

Nov. 24, 2020
Courses are available now and will help students maintain certifications and licenses
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ESA is now accepting entries to its 2020 Youth Scholarship Program.

ESA opens 2020 scholarship applications for children of first responders

Dec. 5, 2019
Youth Scholarship Program has contributed over $700K to deserving high school seniors
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John Loud named VP of ESA Executive Committee

July 29, 2019
The Committee appointed Loud to fill the role upon its vacancy after former Vice President Don Childers’s retirement