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Promoting growth and professionalism in the electronic security industry is just the beginning. Join today and come see what you've been missing at the California Alarm Association.

Industry Leading Training

We're empowering success through industry leading webinars, online training and certifications.

Engaged Industry Advocacy

The CAA actively represents the interests of the industry in Sacramento and local municipalities. 

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There's a place for you at the California Alarm Association. Sign up online today to join one of the fastest growing and progressive industry associations.

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About the CAA

The California Alarm Association develops and manages programs to benefit members and to promote the growth of professionalism in the electronic security industry throughout the state of California. Membership dues provide the foundation for funding these programs, but we rely on the financial support of individuals and companies to expand existing programs and launch new initiatives. These non-dues revenues are critical for the protection of the industry in which we all make our livelihood, and to preserve our ability to enhance public safety in our communities.

Mission

  1. Serve our members and associates by being the industry advocate and liaison with public safety agencies, government bureaus, and licensing, standards and regulation bodies.
  2. Serve the people of California by being a reliable and trusted resource for safety and security information and services.

Vision

Promote growth, professionalism and innovation in the security industry, and to make all Californians safer and more secure.

Resources

For a complete listing, please visit our Resources Page

Regulatory 

Bureau of Security and Investigative Affairs (BSIS) http://www.bsis.ca.gov
(916) 322-4000


Contractors State License Board
http://www.cslb.ca.gov


Associations

Electronic Security Association (ESA) 
http://www.esaweb.org 
(888) 447-1689
Fax: (214) 260-5979 


National Training School (NTS)

(866) 636-1687 


California Automatic Fire Alarm Association (CAFAA) 
http://www.cafaa.com 


WBFAA UATC Apprenticeship Program 
http://www.wbfaa.net


Alarm Response Information

Security Industry Alarm Association (SIAC) 
http://www.siacinc.org 
http://www.pleaserespond.org


Security Industry Trade Magazines

Security Magazine 
http://www.securitymagazine.com


Security Distributing & Marketing 
http://www.sdmmag.com


Security Systems News 
http://www.securitysystemsnews.com


Security Director News 
http://www.securitydirectornews.com


Security Products 
http://www.secprodonline.com


Cygnus 
http://www.securityinfowatch.com


Security Sales & Integration 
http://www.securitysales.com


Campus Safety 
http://www.campussafetymagazine.com


GSN: Government Security News 
http://www.gsnmagazine.com

Key Programs of The Association

Youth Scholarship Award

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Every year, the CAA awards $25,000 for college to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel across the state California. 

George A. Weinstock Award

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Once per year, we present the George A. Weinstock Lifetime Achievement Award at the CAA Winter Convention. It is the highest honor to be bestowed by the Association.

Mark Schubert Memorial Award

Pictured, left to right: Sam Aviles, Michael Schubert, <br>Tim Tracy and CAA President  Tim Westphal.

The CAA Mark Schubert Memorial Award was established to honor the memory of Mark Schubert who was active in the industry for 20 years.

NOT A MEMBER YET?

  • Why Should I Join?

    The CAA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper.

  • Is it For Me?

    Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients throughout California. Associate members are companies who serve the industry with growth oriented products & services.

  • How Do I Start?

    Click on the link below to get started. You can complete the entire process online. A representative from the CAA will follow up with you to verify your information and welcome you to the organization!

Become An Association Member Today

There's a place for you at the California Alarm Association. Sign up online today to join one of the fastest growing and progressive industry associations.

What Our Members Say About the CAA

Dawn Smith

Dawn Smith

Total Monitoring Services

“While working for King Central, I became their Regional Account Manager.  I wanted to be aware of what was going on in the industry so I began attending the Sacramento Area Alarm Association meetings. I did not expect the true friendships I have made over the years through the different Associations.  I carry some of the people I’ve met through the years very close to my heart.”

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Tim Westphal

Bay Alarm Company

"Our family has benefited from being part of the CAA for decades.  The CAA is a critical part of running our alarm business, the work we do to develop great relationships with law enforcement and ensure legislation is in alignment with our industry is priceless.  Spending time and working together with suppliers and fellow alarm company owners is just good business."

Upcoming Events

From regional networking luncheons to the major conventions, the CAA and its regional associations will host a number of exciting events this year. 

  • CAA San Francisco Winter Convention 2020

    Our 2020 winter conference and tribute has moved online, and we're excited to connect with everyone again! Visit our new events website at www.caaevents.org to RSVP today!

  • Regional Chapter Events

    Local events are being held every month throughout the state. Join your local chapter for fun opportunities to network and learn from your peers.

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