The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is seeking standard change proposals. In 2007, the ESA received approval for its first standard, ANSI/ESA SRSS-01-2007, for remote supervising station. This standard, developed by ESA, provided a guide for the monitoring of fire alarm systems at a remote station as identified in NFPA 72.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requires that all approved guidelines undergo periodic review. ESA’s remote supervising station standard began that review process on August 1 of this year. The first step in this process is the solicitation of proposals from industry stakeholders for proposed changes, additions or modifications to the existing standard. During a two-month period, concluding at 5:00 pm CDT on Sept. 30, 2011, ESA will be accepting these proposed changes to the standard.

The second step in the review process consists of the ESA Standards Committee reviewing all proposed changes and then seeking industry comments on the proposed changes received. This comment period will occur during the fourth quarter of 2011.

Individuals interested in submitting a proposal can find a copy of the current standard and the approved submission form on the ESA Codes and Standards webpage at All proposals must be submitted on the prescribed form and prior to the published submission deadline to ESA, 2300 Valley View Lane, Suite 230, Irving, Texas 75062.

Contact ESA/NTS at 1-866-636-1687.