Join ESA of Washington
In addition to all of the benefits provided by ESA (see below), here are some of the events and accomplishments of your Washington Chapter:
- Monthly meetings with relevant speakers
- Annual Fire and Security Symposiums which include panels with local fire jurisdictions, nationally recognized speakers, and presentations on current local topics
- Annual Golf Tournament where part of the proceeds go to fund scholarships for children of Law Enforcement and Fire Service Personnel
- Information on all Alarm Ordinances in Washington and an Alarm Response Manager who educates all Jurisdictions who are considering new ordinances or changing existing ones on best practices for false alarm reduction
- Successfully achieving an extension for the sun-setting of Scan Alert from 30 days to 6 months
- Successfully worked with 16 jurisdictions to create or modify alarm ordinances
- Worked with fire officials to get an extension on the NICET II deadline
- Working with state legislators on a final determination on sales tax on monitoring
- Working with the SBCC to approve the NTS Equivalent to NICET–Target date is 7/1/19
- Discounted rates for members for the symposiums and meetings
While our efforts benefit all of the Low Voltage companies in the state, to continue to have a viable alarm association and to continue working on the industry issues, we need your ideas, your experience, and your participation. Please consider membership today.
Membership (Regular & Associate)
Regular Membership (Voting) shall be open to any individual, partnership, firm or corporation primarily and currently in the business of design, installation, maintenance and monitoring of burglar or fire alarm systems and in the possession of appropriate and current licenses and/or certificates as required by law. This membership includes membership in the Electronic Security Association (ESA). The Electronic Security Association of Washington (ESA of WA) is a chartered state association of ESA.
Associate Membership (Voting) shall be an individual, partnership, school, firm or corporation who is engaged in supplying services or products to the industry or who is acceptable to the association but is not otherwise qualified for regular membership. This membership will enjoy the same privileges and voting rights as a regular membership.
ESA provides substantial discounts on insurance, training and events; exclusive members-only discount programs for product and services you buy on a frequent basis. In addition to benefiting your bottom line, ESA also provides business management resources that will help improve your overall operations.
Quality Training and Certification
As the leading provider of classroom, online courses and certifications for the evolving security and life safety industry, the ESA National Training School is the definitive source for training and certification. By taking advantage of the courses offered, event seminars, educational programs and webinars, you will set your company apart from your competition.
Explore the definitive-source for training and certification for the security industry. ESA’s National Training School (NTS) is the training provider most recognized to meet licensing requirements for the electronic life safety and security industry in the United States. NTS offers instructor led classroom or online training. Members can save hundreds of dollars over the non-member rate. Download a copy of the the most recent NTS Course Catalog and get up-to-date information on the latest NTS news!
Be sure to sign up for classes through the WAESA website where you will find links for the classes listed for WA CEU’s
The security industry requires special insurance coverage. The association provides access to commercial liability professionals with industry expertise that not only understand your business but strive to save you money.
Security America Risk Purchasing Group is a general liability/errors and omissions insurance program tailored specifically to meet the needs of electronic life safety and security integrators. The program is available to ESA members and more often than not, the cost of membership is offset by the savings members receive from switching to Security America Risk Purchasing Group.
ESAvings – Member Savings Program
The ESA Member Savings Program is designed to provide significantly discounted business services to ESA members through specialized vendor programs. This free member benefit helps reduce business operating expenses, while easily recouping membership dues. You will receive access to this program including service providers like Grainger, Wright Express, Worldpay, ADP, Staples, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Unifirst, Aramark and more!
The average business saves 20% off their total annual expenses. Start saving today!
Government Relations and Regulatory Advocacy
ESA provides a strong voice in representing your interests on a local, state and national level, lobbying elected officials on behalf of your industry. A larger number of members provide a stronger unified voice and image. In addition, ESA represents your interests before regulatory agencies on legal and compliance matters and provides up-to-information affecting these issues.
ESA is the industry “watchdog.” We monitor legislative activity at the state and federal level and keep you informed through print publications, electronic communications and this informative website. Be sure to add communications@ESAweb.org to your safe sender’s list so that you don’t miss out on these critical updates!
Networking and Groups
One of the best ways to build your business is to develop new relationships and cultivate existing ones. These contacts can provide you with additional resources to expand your business beyond your current boundaries by helping you with new ideas, services, counsel and labor.
Use this link for more details: http://esaweb.org/Membership