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The Electronic Security Association announced plans to launch a new chartered chapter, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) of Florida. The national association said that ESA of Florida will focus on the top challenge of the electronic life safety and security industry in Florida — stimulating demand in the commercial, institutional, industrial, residential and governmental markets. A sustained program of media relations, online promotions and face-to-face networking events will generate inquiries for members and inform and educate prospective customers.

ESA said ESA of Florida will also provide high-quality technical and business education via the National Training School (NTS). NTS training will cover the full range of security technologies including video surveillance, access control, integrated systems and interactive services in addition to intrusion and fire alarm training. NTS currently has a list of courses approved by Florida state regulators for initial licensure and renewal, according to ESA.

An important aid to the development of the association will be the production of an annual ESA of Florida Convention, stated ESA. This event will co-locate with the ESA Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida for 2013 to 2015.

To guide the chapter launch, ESA has formed the ESA of Florida Development Task Force, appointing ESA Treasurer David Koenig as chair. The Task Force is reaching out to existing and prospective members to confirm and refine plans for ESA of Florida’s initial activities and to identify leadership.

“Florida is the fourth most populous state in America and home to hundreds of high-quality electronic security integration and monitoring companies, including more than 60 ESA member companies,” said ESA President, Dom D’Ascoli. “We look forward to dynamic and sustained growth through the programs and initiatives of ESA’s newest chapter, the Electronic Security Association of Florida.”

For more information on ESA membership and ESA of Florida leadership opportunities, contact Amy Kirk, ESA vice president of Membership and Chapter Relations, at 888-447-1689 x-6815 or