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Michigan student wins $10,000 ESA scholarship


IRVING, Texas—A high school student from Michigan is the recipient of the Electronic Security Association’s $10,000 scholarship, according to an ESA statement.

ESX welcomes Newtown, Conn. police chief


IRVING, Texas—Newtown Conn. Police Chief Michael Kehoe will be the featured speaker at The Electronic Security Expo’s IceBreaker Luncheon, held Tuesday, June 18 at 12 p.m., according to a statement from the organization.

ESA: Think like a burglar


IRVING, Texas—In response to a recent FBI report that found a rise in property crime in nearly every region of the country, the Electronic Security Association, based here, is offering tips that encourage homeowners to better understand how burglars operate—and to get a

Hertel to head new CSAA Video Committee, oversee subcommittees


VIENNA, Va.—Morgan Hertel, vice president of operations at Rapid Response Monitoring Services, has been named chairman of the new CSAA Video Committee, according to a statement from the organization.

Vivint contributes $10,000 to ESA youth scholarships


IRVING, Texas—The Electronic Security Association announced that Vivint has stepped up as the exclusive sponsor of the 2013 ESA Youth Scholarship Program with a contribution of $10,000, according to an ESA statement.

CAA symposium to feature four top industry execs


SAN FRANCISCO—Leaders from four security companies will speak at an executive symposium at the California Alarm Association’s 2012 Winter Convention, to be held here Dec. 5-8.

ESA backs Michigan Alarm Association


IRVING, Texas—The Electronic Security Association has thrown strong support behind the Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan by opposing legislation that would potentially facilitate the entry of telecommunications companies into the state’s electronic security

Bill to deregulate telecoms in Pa. concerns industry

AICC says legislation would give telecoms like Verizon unfair advantage over security company competitors, but Verizon denies that

HARRISBURG, Pa.—Proposed legislation in Pennsylvania to deregulate the telecommunications industry in the state would give an unfair advantage to telecom providers of home security services, according to an attorney with the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC).

Technology still top challenge for alarm companies, new ESA president says

John Knox takes helm amid advances that are reshaping the industry

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Competition from telecoms and cablecos is drawing a lot of attention in the security world, but keeping pace with technology is still the biggest challenge facing alarm companies, new ESA President John Knox said at the Electronic Security Expo.