ESX 2018 Redefines Traditional Events, TMA Members Engage and Win

TMA members had the opportunity to network with fellow members at the TMA booth at ESX. Some lucky members who participated in TMA drawings for special prizes walked away winners. eDistSecurity won a free membership for the rest of 2018; Inna Rabkin of Blackline Safety won a complimentary registration to this November’s Fall Operations Management Seminar; and three members won Amazon echodots: Katie McAlister, Compliance Management Solutions, Fred Bohr, umboCV, and Heather Galbraith of Blackline Safety.

ESX 2018 Raffle Winners

Katie McAlister, Compliance Management Solutions (left), and Fred Bohr, umboCV, were two of the winners of Amazon echodots. Photo by Celia Besore.

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) is quickly becoming the “UNevent,” redefining the traditional purpose of industry shows within the electronic security and life safety channel. With a mission to bring leaders together to learn more, share more and interact more, this year’s event held last month in Nashville did just that. Check out the complete report, including the inspiring video (you may be in it!). And mark your calendar now for Indianapolis June 2-6, 2019!

Change in California ACO Licensing Requirements

The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) recently made a significant change to their alarm company operator (ACO) licensing requirements. In order to obtain or renew an ACO license with CA BSIS, they now require that the company provide an in-state address. According to the bureau, the reason for this change is to ensure that the bureau has the ability to inspect records without traveling outside the state of California. A residential or commercial address is acceptable. There is no exception granted for out-of-state monitoring companies.

Thank you to Kate Fisher of new TMA member Compliance ManagHead shotement Solutions, LLCa company that provides clients in the electronic security systems industry with a customized and cost effective solution for managing their compliance needs, for forwarding this information to TMA.