The Illinois Electronic Security Association exists to promote public safety and foster positive relationships with police, fire and elected officials at the local, state and national level.
The IESA actively engages in consumer advocacy and our organization is guided by our Code of Ethics.
Its members are licensed by the State of Illinois (225 ILCS 447/) to design, install, monitor and service systems to protect life and property, including burglar alarm, fire alarm, access control, video surveillance and critical-process systems.
The IESA also offers a wide-range of professional development and training courses and we host five membership meetings each year. This includes a social/business event in September, as well as a Vendor Trade Show in November to coincide with our Annual Executive Board Elections.
We encourage you to join the IESA today and become active,
For those interested in becoming a member of the IESA please refer to the PDF’s below
Alarm Contractor Membership Form
Associate Membership Form
Village of Lincolnwood IL changes dispatch center
The Village of Lincolnwood is now being dispatched for both Police and Fire by the Village of Skokie’s dispatch center.
Due to this change we are notifying residents who have “Central Station Alarms” that those central station companies should now be using the following numbers to notify dispatch of police and fire emergencies:
FIRE ALARMS – 847-673-2161
BURGLAR ALARMS – 847-568-4641
IESA March 8 Meeting: Senate Bill 1682 Seeks to Create New Fire License
Sign up for the IESA’s March 8 meeting that will be an Open Forum discussion on many issues that impact the alarm industry in the state, including the recently introduced Senate Bill 1682 that would create a new licensure of fire alarm contractors, installers, and technicians under the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
Senate Bill 1682 is very similar to the bill that was put forth two years ago and would require that “at least one member of every firm, association, or partnership or every corporation engaged in the installation of fire alarm systems must be a designated NICET Level II or higher person.”
Other topics of discussion include – but will not be limited to – continuing education units, Schaumburg’s ordinance, potential training partner, new scholarship program for children of fire/police and IESA committees.
For anyone who wants to become more involved, this is the meeting to attend.
Also, don’t forget about IESA membership: ALL dues paid to the IESA will be used for Illinois issues, particularly, to gain more influence in Springfield to help alarm contractors in the local markets we serve. In fact, the IESA make a huge investment in January when we hired Dorgan McPike & Associates, a top-tier lobbyist firm, to be our legislative representative.
IESA Membership Dues Confusion
Confusion has been created regarding Illinois Electronic Security Association membership as Texas-based ESA has invoiced some past members for 2017 dues while offering FREE six-month memberships to others. Keep in mind that the IESA, an independent state trade association, is the only organization actively working to help improve market conditions in Illinois.
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On December 31, the IESA emailed invoices to past members for 2017 membership and around the same time, ESA national mailed invoices to the same group for national membership, causing a little bit of confusion in the market place.
If you would like to be a member of the IESA, which ended its chartered chapter relationship with ESA national, and you did not receive your company’s invoice, please contact us today. Keep in mind that all dues paid to the IESA will be used for Illinois issues, particularly, to gain more influence in Springfield to help alarm contractors in the local markets we serve. In fact, the IESA make a huge investment in January when we hired Dorgan, McPike & Associates, a top-tier lobbyist firm, to be our legislative representative.
I hope you will not only become a member of the IESA at this critical time, but that you will be active with our state trade association.
May 10, 2017: General Membership Meeting
September 15, 2017: Summer Outing, Arlington International Racecource
November 8, 2017: Annual Elections
Look for details and registration information soon…