Benefits of Membership


Since 1983, SCESA has represented the most respected providers of fire, burglar and security related systems. SCESA is committed to the success of all its members and to the increase of professionalism in the security field. Through networking, training, seminars and up-to-date industry standards, we seek to raise the bar for the entire group.

Your SCESA Board continues to work diligently on the legislative front as we push for laws and regulations that benefit our members, the alarm industry and the consumer of our state. Our efforts include defending against burdensome regulation and legislation that could be detrimental to us and the industry.

SCESA is a chartered state association of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), the nation’s oldest and longest-established association dedicated to representing, promoting and supporting the electronic systems industry. Once a dealer joins SCESA, he or she automatically becomes a member with the ESA and can immediately receive valuable tools and services through this national association. ESA/SCESA members benefit from both local and national recognition with governmental agencies. If you would like to review the benefits a member receives from the ESA, please click here.  

SCESA Member Benefits:
  • Board of Directors - The SCESA Board of Directors works for you and is made up of 13 members of the association, which represent all aspects of the electronic systems industry. They meet several times a year, at their own expense, to discuss legislative and local issues that affect alarm dealers across the State of South Carolina. Board members are nominated and elected at the annual meeting in the fall of each year. All members are encouraged to step up and serve on our board of directors.
  • NTS Level I Course Options and Pricing - The SCESA offers an in-person 22 hour NTS Level I course throughout the state several times a year. This course is required for burglar and fire alarm licensure in South Carolina. We offer the course at discounted rate ($350) for members.

  • Insurance Benefits - The SCESA also provides insurance benefits to the members through Southeastern Brokerage Group. The Southeastern Brokerage Group specializes in the education, sales and service of Long Term Care Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance and Ancillary products.

  • Networking and Social Events - The SCESA hosts an annual golf tournament. The 2019 golf tournament and trade show will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC on September 25-26, 2019. The event is designed for business networking and to show customer appreciation. This is a great opportunity to connect with other professionals in the industry and is open to all skill levels.

  • Legislative Monitoring - The SCESA also provides you the opportunity to make a difference with the current legislation influencing the industry here in South Carolina. The SCESA has a lobby team that monitors bills which would influence the industry. Members of the SCESA may view the current legislative updates online weekly during the legislative session. The management group, Capitol Consultants, also sends out procurement opportunities issued by the State of South Carolina.

  • Association E-Newsletter - The SCESA sends out a quarterly e-newsletter to its members. The newsletter consists of industry updates, upcoming events, scholarship opportunities, and articles to keep you well informed.

  • George Ball Scholarship Opportunity - Each year this $500 scholarship is available to qualified students. The student must be at least 15 years of age and not older than 20. He or she must be enrolled in an accredited high school as a senior matriculating the following year; or must be enrolled as a full time freshman or sophomore student at an accredited college or university located within the state of South Carolina.


South Carolina Electronic Security Association
2019 Annual Dues

Number of Employees Total Dues Dues to SCESA Dues to ESA
1 - 5 $416 $150 $266
6 - 10 $602 $150 $452
11 - 15  $754 $150 $604
16 - 25 $980 $150 $830
26 - 50 $1,695 $150 $1,545
51 - 100 $2,148 $150 $1,998
101 - 150 $3,050 $150 $2,900
151 + $3,957 $150 $3,807


2018 Renewing Members: To renew your membership, you may remit payment by choosing one of the following options:

1.  To conveniently pay online, visit and sign into your ESA Company profile. Once logged in, click the "Membership Info" link on the left navigation panel to securely submit your payment. 

2.  Print the invoice and mail it to the ESA office with a check payable to:

     Electronic Security Association
     Attn: Membership Department
     6333 North State Highway 161, Suite 350
     Irving, TX 75038

3.  Contact the ESA Member Service Center at (888) 447-1689 to pay by phone. 

*Member companies who pay on or before March 31, 2019 will enjoy all ESA membership benefits without interruption. Any membership renewals received after this date will no longer be able to log into their account as user login credentials will be suspended. If this happens, please contact the ESA Member Service Center at the number listed above.

Associate Membership: For more information and to apply for Associate Membership, please contact the SCESA by email or at 877-252-0580.
We thank you for your membership, participation and support of the South Carolina Electronic Security Association, the Electronic Security Association, and the industry!


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