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2020 NCESA Youth Scholarship Winner

We are pleased to announce the 2020 NCESA  Scholarship Program winner 

Savannah Pless 

Her father John Pless is a dedicated and supportive member of Rimer Volunteer Fire Department in Concord, NC.  Savannah will be attending The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall.  We wish her all the best!

Congratulations to all of the 2020 Graduates


2020 Final Legislative Report

Frankly, I have run out of words to describe what is happening in our country and our state –

unprecedented, extraordinary, once in a lifetime, shocking, unbelievable. Yet here we

are in circumstances that no one could have predicted even back in January. Just like

every other business, industry and person, the Legislature was impacted by COVID-19, and the

topic and its repercussions took over all discussions, plans and legislation. Read the full report

September 4, 2020

The General Assembly dealt with its work quickly this week, passing the Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0 with bipartisan support and sending it to Governor Cooper. The $1 billion bill allocates federal funds for coronavirus response that must be spent by the end of the year. The centerpiece is the Extra Credit Grant Program, which will send $335 to households with at least one qualifying child (just one check per household regardless of the number of children).

Read the full report

Alarm Systems Licensing Board Emergency Rule Amendment

An Emergency rule amendment was adopted by the Alarm Systems Licensing Board at its May 21, 2020 meeting to address the concerns of license applicants in light of the various Executive Orders issued by the Governor and certain counties in response to the current COVID-19 Crisis.  The intent is to ease a restriction on applications for licensure and is effective June 9, 2020.

In order to make this amendment a permanent change to its administrative rules the Board is simultaneously starting the Temporary rulemaking process.  In keeping with that statutory procedure, there is a 15-day Public Comment period which begins runs through June 30 , 2020. You may contact Director Paul Sherwin at the Board’s office with any written public comment. The Board will adopt this rule amendment as a Temporary rule at its July 16, 2020 Board meeting. Read the full report

June 15, 2020 

Saturday, May 2, 2020, the General Assembly passed two COVID-19 relief bills.  Senate Bill 704 addresses policy changes related to the pandemic, and House Bill 1043 addresses funding.  The new laws became effective immediately.  The whole process was marked with bi-partisan cooperation which we have not seen in Raleigh in many years. Read the Full Report from the Kochanek Law Group.

June 10, 2020

Legislators were faced with the stark reality of the budget hole that they are looking at as a result of COVID-19 with the revised consensus revenue forecast, which predicted a total net drop in expected collections of $5 billion for the current budget biennium.  Read the full report

June 4, 2020 

The General Assembly returned last week to continue its business for the 2020 short session. Read the full report

We know this is an extraordinary time for your family and business and we hope that you are healthy and doing well. The North Carolina Electronic Security Association continues to work for you and the other members of the Association by providing training, working at the legislature to make sure your business is not taxed or burdened unnecessarily, and providing a voice for the industry to the Alarm Systems Licensing Board and other regulatory agencies.  

But your help is needed.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Electronic Security Association is unable to have our annual convention (our most significant funding source), and attendance for our training events is also down significantly.  This pandemic has had a substantial impact on our cash flow as we continue to work on our members behalf. While we have worked for our members and helped to lessen regulation and save money on your bottom line, we now need help from you as members.

We ask that you contribute to NCESA to help us make up this year’s shortfall.  If you have not renewed your membership please do so now! Your contribution and/or membership will help us to continue to advance the electronic security profession in North Carolina. Please consider making a minimum contribution of $500 or more as you are able. Anything you can contribute will help ensure NCESA’s future viability and will be greatly appreciated

                       Donate Today

Or contact info@nc-esa.org for an invoice

Alan Yancey, NCESA President

Charlie Atkinson, ACE-HTI, NCESA Past President

George Bish, Ring Protect Inc., NCESA Past President

Courtney Brown, Security Central, NCESA Past President

Don Childers, Security Central, NCESA Past President

Dom D’Ascoli, SMS Integration, NCESA Past President

Dick Harpster, Central Security Systems, NCESA Past President

Dean Harris, Carolina Phone and Alarms, NCESA Past President

Ron Jackson, Holmes Security Systems, NCESA Past President

James Lee, Alarmguard Security, NCESA Past President

Chris Lohr, Protection Systems, NCESA Past President

EJ Mashburn, Asheville Security Systems, NCESA Past President

Roger Parks, Select Security, NCESA Past President

Jay Stone, ACE-HTI, NCESA Past President

Stephen Wheeler, Holmes Electric Security Systems, NCESA Past President



NCESA is committed to representing your interests during this challenging time. The rapid government response through executive action, regulatory changes, and legislation at the local, state, and federal levels to the COVID-19 virus is unprecedented. NCESA stands together with other industry associations to assure all members, consumers, and other stakeholders that this industry will continue to remain on the front lines as a vital partner in public safety.

Steps Dealers Can Take to Minimize COVID-19 Spread

Recently published guidelines from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provide strategic guidance to state and local jurisdictions toward the unified effort to maintain the Nation’s critical infrastructure during COVID-19 response. The list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” identified by the CISA pamphlet and important to you include:

  • Workers supporting communications systems and information technology used by law enforcement, public safety, medical, energy, and other critical industries;
  • Maintenance of communications infrastructure – including privately owned and maintained communication systems supported by technicians, operators, call-centers, wireline and wireless providers, cable service providers, satellite operations, undersea cable landing stations, Internet Exchange Points, and manufacturers and distributors of communications equipment;
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair technicians that establish, support, or repair service as needed;
  • Workers who support command centers, including, but not limited to Network Operations Command Centers, Broadcast Operations Control Centers, and Security Operations Command Centers;
  • Data center operators, including system administrators, HVAC and electrical engineers, security personnel, IT managers, data transfer solutions engineers, software and hardware engineers, and database administrators;
  • Dispatchers involved with service repair and restoration.

This is a template of a letter you may customize for use by your essential employees. In addition to a letter, we also recommend that employees carry their professional state licenses and an employee ID.

Thank you for the work you do to protect property and lives. NCESA is here to help you, your company, and the essential critical infrastructure services you provide.

Upcoming events

2020 Online Training Classes and CE's

are now available to member and non-members of the NC-ESA. 

Special Member pricing available by contacting:  info@nc-esa.org. 

Click here for courses


Now, more than ever, membership in NCESA is a valuable tool for your business

As a business leader in North Carolina’s electronic security industry, membership in the North Carolina Electronic Security Association (NCESA)* just makes sense.  NCESA provides you with current legislative updates, COVID-19 preparedness information, technician training, and connections in the industry.  Join NOW!

 Join as a REGULAR Member 

Join as an ASSOCIATE Member

The return on your investment in NCESA membership includes:

  • Networking with like-minded leaders in commercial and residential life safety, security and integrated systems.
  • Member-discounted professional development and National Training School (NTS) that meet North Carolina Alarm Systems Licensing Board’s requirements.
  • Advocacy and monitoring of legislation that could threaten the electronic security industry – and your bottom line – in North Carolina.
  • Industry news critical to your long-term success including updates on COVID-19 measures for the industry.  
  • Partnership with the Electronic Security Association in the areas of National Training School training, Youth Scholarship Program, as well as national advocacy and public policy.

NCESA is dedicated to representing, promoting, and supporting you and your business.

Click here to learn more!

*Please note that the Electronic Security Association (ESA) has elected to sunset its chapter program. Beginning in 2020, NCESA and ESA memberships will be independent of one another and dues payments will be collected separately by each organization. 

Have a question about membership? Contact us executivedirector@nc-esa.org.

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