Foundation for Advancing Security Talent Announces First-Ever National Security Technician Day: January 23, 2023
Day is dedicated to recognizing the valuable work that security technicians do to secure our nation
Silver Spring, Md. – The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) has officially registered National Security Technician Day as an annual commemorative day on January 23 to honor security technicians across the country. On National Security Technician Day and the week that follows, FAST encourages all businesses and individuals in the security industry to recognize the hard work, dedication and skills that security technicians provide. From the installation of security solutions to the configuration and service of this equipment, the efforts of security technicians are essential to the delivery and function of security technologies that protect our country, its citizens, businesses and government; the skilled work of security technicians underpins the safety of our homes and even our nation’s homeland security.
“At FAST, we seek to drive awareness of the incredible employment opportunities in the electronic security and safety industry, and the role of the security technician is one of the most incredible opportunities to enter the security industry and build a successful and rewarding career,” said Paul Hevesy, chair of the board of directors for FAST. “On Jan. 23, we’re celebrating the contributions of all those who serve as security technicians, and we encourage all industry companies to join us in this celebration.”
The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) are working in tandem with FAST to celebrate National Security Technician Day. Together the three organizations are recommending companies make their appreciation demonstrable to the security technicians at their company or their partner companies. National Security Technician Day has been formally registered on the National Day Calendar, and throughout 2023, FAST will provide ESA and SIA members with marketing resources to support companies’ communications and activities to celebrate these valuable employees who install and service security systems.
“This is an historic and long overdue opportunity to celebrate the very women and men in the security industry that design, install and maintain vast areas of technology in every city, every day,” said SIA board member Ryan Kaltenbaugh, Sr. Vice President at LenelS2. “The last several years these talented people have been challenged with the pandemic, supply chain and workforce development obstacles and this is the time to stand with them and applaud their work. I’m humbled by what they do as they are the foundation and future of our industry.”
“Every day, in cars, trucks and vans, security technicians are responding to the critical needs of end users needing their expertise to secure facilities with the very best technology the industry has to offer. Security technicians are the foundation of our industry, and this is an opportunity to celebrate these women and men.”
“Technicians are consistently identified as our Most Valuable Players, and I am so grateful they will be receiving recognition on this inaugural ‘National Security Technician Day,’” said John Loud, president of LOUD Security and chairman of ESA. “This is the first in what I hope will be a series of days where we as an industry can celebrate our teams together.”
To learn more about National Security Technician Day on January 23, please visit the FAST website, advancingsecurity.org, or contact FAST at FAST@advancingsecurity.org. In early January, FAST will also offer an online tool through which companies and organizations can officially register as supporters of National Security Technician Day 2023.
FAST is a 501(c)(3) organization created by ESA and SIA to promote careers in the physical security technology industry. FAST is dedicated to connecting passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in the electronic security and life safety industry. Through a partnership of the industry’s leading associations, ESA and SIA, FAST brings awareness to the career advancement opportunities within the fast-paced technology industry that serves to keep people, places and property safe.
Established in 1948, ESA is the largest trade association in the United States representing the electronic security and life safety 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. ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. Together, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients.
SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,300 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.
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