Will the NBFAA change its name?
Some breaking news from the show floor: Just spoke with Jon Sargent, past president of the California Alarm Association, and he said there's a movement afoot to change the NBFAA's name to the ESA - the Electronic Security Association. This would come into line with ESX itself - the Electronic Security Expo - and would encompass more of what the industry actually does, Sargent noted. This comes a couple years after another considered name change, when the organization almost went to ELSSA - the Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association. You'll see from the linked story that people weren't too keen on that. However, that was before ESX, and that was a much worse name. Apparently, the state associations will be considering the name change pretty seriously later today. We'll keep you posted.