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FAST, SIA, ESA announce first ever National Security Technician Day

FAST, SIA, ESA announce first ever National Security Technician Day

FAST, SIA, ESA announce first ever National Security Technician Day

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) has registered January 23 to be National Security Technician Day.

For the day and following week, FAST is asking businesses and individuals in the security industry to take the time to recognize the dedication, hard work, and skill provided by security technicians. Whether the installation of security solutions or configuring and servicing equipment, FAST said that technicians are essential to the delivery and function of security technologies that protect the country and its citizens.

“At FAST, we seek to drive awareness of the incredible employment opportunities in the electronic security and safety industry, and the role of the security technician is one of the most incredible opportunities to enter the security industry and build a successful and rewarding career,” said Paul Hevesy, chair of the board of directors for FAST. “On Jan. 23, we’re celebrating the contributions of all those who serve as security technicians, and we encourage all industry companies to join us in this celebration.”

FAST is joined by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) in celebrating National Security Technician Day. The three organizations are asking businesses to demonstrate their appreciation for their technicians at their respective companies. FAST will be providing ESA and SIA members with marketing resources in order to facilitate that with communications and activities to celebrate those very valuable employees.

“This is an historic and long overdue opportunity to celebrate the very women and men in the security industry that design, install and maintain vast areas of technology in every city, every day,” said SIA board member Ryan Kaltenbaugh, Sr. Vice President at LenelS2. “The last several years these talented people have been challenged with the pandemic, supply chain and workforce development obstacles and this is the time to stand with them and applaud their work. I’m humbled by what they do as they are the foundation and future of our industry. Every day, in cars, trucks and vans, security technicians are responding to the critical needs of end users needing their expertise to secure facilities with the very best technology the industry has to offer.  Security technicians are the foundation of our industry, and this is an opportunity to celebrate these women and men.”

“Technicians are consistently identified as our Most Valuable Players, and I am so grateful they will be receiving recognition on this inaugural ‘National Security Technician Day,’” said John Loud, president of LOUD Security and chairman of ESA. “This is the first in what I hope will be a series of days where we as an industry can celebrate our teams together.”

Interested parties can learn more about National Security Technician Day by visiting the FAST website at or contact FAST at


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