COUNTERPOINT OF THE DAY: UNLICENSED ACTIVITY – FAKE NEWS OR REAL ISSUE?
Thursday, June 21 | 9:30-10:45AM
You’ll want to hear or voice your opinion on unlicensed activity and solutions with your colleagues from around the country. In this session, you’ll hear a robust discussion on:
• Does licensing really matter to the consumer?
• Why should licensing matter to the Industry?
• Why is one major state redefining its stance on qualified managers and the alarm company having a physical presence?
• Should the industry partner with state agencies to impose tougher regulations through higher fees?
• Why is licensing enforcement difficult?
What is a CounterPoint Forum vs. a traditional education session? These open, interactive sessions bring industry professionals together to explore a multitude of views that exist in the security industry — discussing opposing views freely and passionately.
• Electronic Security Association – Standards and Fire Life Safety Committee, Government Relations Committee
• Electronic Security Association – Board Representative – National Companies Committee
• Florida Electrical Contractors Licensing Board – Vice Chairman
• Florida Police Chiefs Association – Alarm Management Committee
• Georgia Police Chiefs Association – Alarm Management Committee
• Pennsylvania Police Chiefs Association – Alarm Management Committee
• Virginia Police Chiefs Association – Alarm Management Committee
• National Fire Protection Association – NEC 70 – Code Making Panel 03
• National Fire Protection Association – 730, 731 Premises Security
George is a published author of numerous industry publications and blogs, and continues to participate in industry conferences and events as a speaker and moderator. He received the President’s Award and Sara E. Jackson Award from ESA and a lifetime achievement award from the California Alarm Association for his industry contributions. George also was appointed by the Governor of California as a board member for the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS).
George is managing partner for DECO Ventures and the ESX Chairman.
Bart has a long history of giving time to the Alarm Industry, Past NBFAA(ESA) President he also served on these industry committees: NBFAA (ESA) Executive and Government Relations Committees, CSAA(TMA) & SIA Standards Committees. He has served on the Board of Directors of AIREF, CSAA(TMA) and SIA, where he represents the interests of the NBFAA(ESA).
Bart has been honored with the “2002 Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year Award”, “A Lifetime Achievement Award, For Exceptional Service to the Alarm Industry”. The Weinstock Award is the highest Award presented by the NBFAA(ESA), the nation’s oldest and largest association for alarm companies.
On behalf of the industry Bart has made presentations to governmental bodies at all levels and many states, while serving as an Alarm Industry Representative. Additionally, he represented the Alarm Industry to the New York City Mayor’s Y2K Taskforce. He currently serves his community as an Elected Trustee & Police Commissioner.
Kristi has served throughout her time in the industry in various positions including President of the Alabama Alarm Association, chairperson of industry committees and sitting on the Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure. She served as a national central station trainer for many years and has contributed to several users groups for the partners utilized by ESC Central. Kristi has assisted on a government level, lobbying and writing legislation to maintain laws to protect both the consumers and the integrity of the industry.