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2020 ESA District Week:

A Virtual Advocacy Event

August 10-14


Join our nationwide industry advocacy movement  connecting you with the latest legislative topics in our industry and with your Representatives or Senators in Congress. Throughout the week, we’ll arm you with information on important legislative issues and facilitate Zoom meetings with your local member of Congress.

Our industry needs to recover, rebuild and to the degree possible, recoup what was lost throughout the COVID pandemic. None of that will happen without an earnest and targeted approach to tell our story to lawmakers. Take an active stance for the industry we share. Registration closes on August 7, 2020.

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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


LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


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




NCESA STATEMENT

on COVID-1919

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. 

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NCESA MEMBERSHIP

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.

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*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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