About New Jersey Electronic Security Association


In the State of New Jersey, contractor licensing for fire alarm systems started in June of 2003 through the Department of Community Affairs in Trenton. In March of 2004, contractor licensing for burglar alarms and all other security systems, including fire alarms, became mandatory through the Department of Consumer Affairs in Newark. NJESA has been a driving force in providing information and training to our members to ultimately protect the consumer. NJESA always promotes hiring a licensed contractor.

Our members must adhere to a strong Code of Ethics, which underscores the importance of our high standards.

Licensed members of NJESA are listed on the DCA website. They are your best choice for quality, reliable security services. You can also obtain important information to help make the right decision in the purchasing of a new security or fire alarm system.



Upcoming Events

Please save the date

April 19, 2016 – Spring Clay Shoot

April 21, 2016 – Northern Membership Meeting 

April 28, 2016 – Southern Membership Meeting and Mini Trade Show**CANCELLED***

June 21, 2016 – 1st Annual Golf Outing

For more information, please visit our Events Page


Southern  Membership Meeting



Please note that our Southern Membership Meeting is cancelled. We are currently working on a new date.

Your patience is appreciated.





Electronic Security Expo (ESX)

Fort Worth, TX

 June 8, 2016 – June 10, 2016


NJESA/ ESA members enjoy special discounts!

For registration, hotel information and schedules, please visit www.esxweb.com


1st Annual Golf Outing

June 21 2016

Bella Vista Country Club

100 School Road East

Marlboro NJ 07746

From 12:30PM onwards

 To register, please click 2016 Golf Outing Brochure

Please print the document and mail it to christine@nj-esa.org

2016 Golf Outing Banner




2016 Annual Symposium




We are very proud to say that our symposium, this year, was a huge success! We would like to thank Harrah’s at Atlantic City for hosting our event and all the attendees and exhibitors who attended the event.

To see the pics, please visit 2016 Annual Symposium page.

Our Sponsors for the event

Quad Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

silver sponsor


New Code Requirements in New Jersey

New Jersey has recently adopted new code requirements that will go into effect on September 21, 2015: the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC), as amended.  The “New Jersey Editions” of the new codes will also add the 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) to the Electrical Subcode.  In addition, the 2015 IBC/IFC codes that were adopted reference the 2013 edition of NFPA 72.

A six month grace period, as provided for in NJAC 5:23-1.6, will extend until March 8, 2016.  For a period of six months following the operative date of a subcode revision, applicants may submit a complete permit application, including all prior approvals, to be reviewed under the code in force immediately preceding the subcode revision. Provided that the application is complete, the construction official and applicable subcode officials shall perform the plan review and issue construction permit(s) based on the code in force immediately prior to the operative date of the subcode revision. This grace period shall apply only to revisions of subcodes.

New Jersey requires all work to have approved permit(s) issued before any work is started.  New Jersey licenses or registers all trades and requires a business license or business registration on all permits issued, except for a single family owner-occupied residence, whereby the homeowner is performing their own work.

NJ-ESA will be offering code update classes on these new requirements. We also offer many other training classes to meet CEU licensing requirements. Visit www.nj-esa.org for more information.