Safety & Compliance


Connect with industry associations. AES has been a prominent member of the fire and life safety community for decades, sponsoring leading industry events and supporting associations. Here are some shared links for your reference.

Electronic Security Association (ESA)

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. 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. Together, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards providing training, events, and public education. NFPA membership offers the latest fire and life safety news and information, professional connections, and access to NFPA staff who can answer technical codes and standards questions. In order to view the NFPA 72 Code, you must purchase the NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code handbook (available in either book or downloadable PDF read-only format). Click the link below to access the Catalog page.

Security Industry Association (SIA)

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is a leading association for security solutions, protecting and advancing members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the U.S., producing leading-edge global market research, creating open industry standards that enable integration, technology insights, and advancing industry professionalism through education and training. SIA’s strategic alliances with industry trade organizations across the globe opens global market opportunities. As sole sponsor of ISC Expo events, SIA ensures members have access to top-level buyers and influencers.

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The Monitoring Association

The Monitoring Association (TMA), formerly Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) is an internationally-recognized non-profit trade association that represents professional monitoring companies that are listed by a CSAA-approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, such as FM Approvals, Intertek/ETL or UL. TMA is legally entitled to represent its members before Congress and regulatory agencies on the local, state and federal levels, and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) over the industry. Since its incorporation in 1950, TMA has served its members’ interests through education, online training, meetings and conventions, certification, insurance, and industry standards.

Underwriters Laboratories, LLC (UL)

UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind. ULC Standards is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada as a consensus based Standards Development Organization under the National Standards System of Canada.