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ESA announces call for 2024 Board of Directors nominations

January 30, 2024SSN Staff

DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has announced the commencement of the annual election process for the Board of Directors.  The Leadership Identification & Nomination Committee (LINC) invites integrator and associate members of ESA in good standing, serving as voting representatives for their organizations, to participate in this crucial process. “Those who serve as an ESA director have the industry’s respect.” said Kirk MacDowell, LINC chairman....

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Tim Creenan of Amherst Alarm elected SIAC chairman

January 4, 2024SSN Staff

FRISCO, Texas—Tim Creenan, founder and vice president of Amherst Alarm and a longtime leader in the field of electronic security, was recently elected chairman of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC). SIAC is comprised of four major North American security associations – the Canadian Security Association (CANASA), Security Industry Association (SIA), The Monitoring Association (TMA), and the Electronic Security Association (ESA). Creenan serves as the ESA representative on...

Amherst Alarm, Canadian Security Association (CANASA), Electronic Security Association (ESA), Kirk MacDowell, Pye-Barker Fire & Safety, Security Industry Association (SIA), Stan Martin, State University College at Buffalo, The Monitoring Association (TMA), Tim Creenan

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Security Connected

June 7, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

When I arrived in Louisville this week for ESX 2023, one of the first things I noticed while walking to the registration area was a big display with balloons and neon lights celebrating 75 years of the Electronic Security Association (ESA). I said to myself, “Wow, that is quite an accomplishment.” 75 years of ESA serving as the largest trade association in the U.S. representing the electronic life safety and security industry. I’m not exactly going out on a limb to say that...

2023, Amy Becker, Electronic Security Association (ESA), Electronic Security Expo (ESX), George De Marco, Joey Rao-Russell, John Loud, Jon Acuff, Kelly Bond, Kirk MacDowell, MacGuard Security Advisors, Merlin Guilbeau, New York Times, Nicola Oakie, Tondria Isaacs Lopeztello, Tracy Larson

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Kirk MacDowell wins Sara E. Jackson Award at ESX 2023

June 6, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

LOUISVILLE, Ky.­—Industry veteran Kirk MacDowell was recognized for his more than 40 years of contributions to the security industry by winning the Sara E. Jackson Award during Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2023. Named for Electronic Security Association’s (ESA’s) former president, the Sara E. Jackson Award recognizes an ESA member's work on an association committee, task force or board. ESA Chairman John Loud presented MacDowell with the award during the opening keynote..., Electronic Security Association (ESA), Electronic Security Expo (ESX), General Electric, John Loud, Kirk MacDowell, Sara E. Jackson Award, United Technologies

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ESA announces membership campaign volunteers

February 7, 2023SSN Staff

DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has announced that its membership campaign volunteers consist of 21 security industry leaders who have committed to spearheading record-setting membership engagement for the association in 2023.  The group of volunteers are:   1. Ben Murray of Affiliated Monitoring   2. Bob Ricucci of Advanced Security Technologies   3. Cameron Fleck of NewVision Security   4. Dean Belisle...

Ben Murray, Bob Ricucci, Cameron Fleck, Dean Belisle, Dee Ann Harn, Electronic Security Association (ESA), George DeMarco, Jake Voll, Jason Lutz, Jeremy Bates, Jillian Bateman-Macintosh, John Loud, John Nemerofsky, Kevin Stone, Kirk MacDowell, Mark Hillenburg, Mark Matlock, Melissa Brinkman, Merlin Guilbeau, Michael Barnes, Mike Miller, Quentin Gunther, Rick Seymour

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ESA launches Leadership Identification and Nominating Committee (LINC)

January 25, 2022SSN Staff

DALLAS—How do you attract, collect, and mentor new board members? That was the question that led the Electronic Security Association (ESA) to launch the Leadership Identification and Nominating Committee (LINC). Leadership identification is pivotal for the growth and sustainability of ESA and the electronic security industry in the near and long-term future. The voice of young, diverse and driven leaders in the electronic security and life safety industry is vital to the long-term viability...

Anne Ferguson, Chris Heaton, Electronic Security Association (ESA), John Loud, Joseph Colosimo, Kelly Bond, Kirk MacDowell, Mark Hillenburg, Stuart Forchheimer

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ESA Leadership Summit addresses key executive-level issues

October 12, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—The in-person 2021 Electronic Security Association (ESA) Leadership Summit was a breath of fresh air for those who have attended pandemic-forced virtual events for nearly two years. Held at the Omni Frisco at the Dallas Cowboys Worldwide Headquarters from Oct. 4-7, this year’s Summit addressed the hardships that leaders have faced during the pandemic and included networking opportunities, educational sessions, and quality one-on-one meetings with the security industry’s...

Bob Grove, Chad Porter, Elizabeth Parks, ESA Leadership Summit, Jamie Vos, Jeff Butler, Kirk MacDowell

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Kirk MacDowell chosen to lead SIAC

January 7, 2020SSN Staff

FRISCO, Texas—Kirk MacDowell, an executive with a 39-year career as a leader in virtually every aspect of the electronic security industry, has been selected as the new Chairman of the Board for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC).“Kirk's deep knowledge of our industry, paired with his operational and manufacturing background, is invaluable as we face new challenges and opportunities with technology,” SIAC Executive Director Stan Martin said in the announcement. “Kirk's...

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IoT ripe for monitoring

July 15, 2015Amy Canfield

BALTIMORE—Consumers with home automation systems most trust security companies to monitor them, according to “Monetizing the IoT” panelists at ESX 2015. That's a fact that the industry needs to embrace for future success, they said. Consumers say that security is their top reason for buying into smart home systems, according to numerous studies the panelists said at the conference, held here June 24-26. The security industry often views home automation merely as an add-on,...

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Don't run from DIY, pros say at ESX 2015

July 6, 2015Amy Canfield

BALTIMORE—DIY is everywhere, the consumer-driven products are polished and are connected to powerful mobile apps, and it's up to traditional security companies to decide whether they're going to embrace it or dismiss it, according to panelists at ESX 2015. “DIY Security—Competition or Opportunity?” was moderated by Kirk MacDowell of Brian Leland, VP sales and marketing of Interlogix, and Sterling Barnes, COO/GM of Melaleuca Security, were panelists. DIY...

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