Increase Client Protection and RMR with Cyber Security

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Experts to Hold Session on Digital Safety during ESA Leadership Summit

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During the keynote presentation during the 2014 ESA Leadership Summit, a panel of experts will outline the necessary steps to significantly improve client safety and protect their digital security and privacy.

Residential cyber security is one of the security industry’s most talked about issues. As the demand for home control systems and tech-savvy integrators grows, so does the threat to consumers. Many of today’s enhanced security systems are ripe with security flaws that could allow unauthorized users to remotely access and control internet-connected devices such as HVAC systems, lights, door locks, alarm systems and surveillance cameras.

During the 2014 ESA Leadership Summit, scheduled for Jan. 19-22 in Orlando, Fla., the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) will join together to host a special keynote presentation to help companies prepare for the influx of business related to cyber security.

In the session entitled “Increase Client Protection and RMR with Cyber Security,” a panel of experts from CEDIA will outline the necessary steps to significantly improve client safety and protect their digital security and privacy. The session, moderated by longtime industry consultant and managing partner of DECO Ventures, George De Marco, will include solution-based and candid conversations about the risks; technical solutions; and insight on business growth opportunities available to security and home technology professionals.

Attendees will walk away with the power to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities posed to home control systems, a list of options to present to their clients that will increase their cyber security, and the ability to assess and discuss potential business opportunities associated with this new technology.

The “Increase Client Protection and RMR with Cyber Security” keynote will be held on Jan. 21 during the Luncheon General Session from 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. and is sponsored by Interlogix. Additional highlights during this luncheon include the announcement of the Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year award recipient and the vendor showcase.

The 2014 ESA Leadership Summit has been designed to share business intelligence for growing companies and will focus on thriving, not just surviving. It will be headquartered at the Rosen Centre Hotel. Accordingly, the Summit will feature a robust speaker and seminar line-up to give attendees actionable and applicable takeaways that they can immediately implement. The event is sponsored by Interlogix, Honeywell, Axis Communications, Telguard, Tri-Ed Distribution, ADI, Altronix, Security America Risk Retention Group, 2GIG Technologies, AlarmBiller,, Bosch, DSC, GEM Electronics, Intertek, I-View Now, Linear, Micro Key Solutions, Monitor America, LLC, OpenEye, OPTEX, PROTECH/Protection Technologies, Uplink, WeSuite, and Yale Locks & Hardware.

To register, go to For more information, call ESA’s Member Service Center at 972-807-6801. For Leadership Summit sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shannon Murphy at Shannon(dot)Murphy(at)ESAweb(dot)org or call her at 972-807-6835.


Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at

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