You Belong At The California Alarm Association

Promoting growth in the electronic security industry is just the beginning. Through professional training, legislative advocacy, and first class networking events, we're changing the face of the industry in California.


2024 Palm Springs Convention

May 15-18th

Palm Springs, CA @ Hilton Palm Springs

Join Us For The 2024 CAA Palm Springs Convention!

We have a room block reserved at Hilton Palm Springs for May 14, 2024 through May 19, 2024. Click below to book your room and receive your group's preferred rate and also view our sponsorship opportunities.

We're looking forward to seeing you in May! We hope you enjoy your stay and your group's event!

Join Us For ISC West 2024

ISC West is the leading comprehensive and converged security trade event in the U.S taking place April 9-12 (SIA Education@ISC: April 9-11 | Exhibit Hall: April 10-12) at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. At ISC West, network and connect with thousands of security and public safety professionals, learn from the SIA Education@ISC Passport Program, plus explore the latest technologies in Access Control, Alarms & Monitoring, and Video Surveillance, while discovering emerging trends in Drones & Robotics, Cybersecurity & Connected IoT, Smart Home, and more. Register for free now:

ISC West 2024

Venetian Expo Las Vegas

April 9th - 12th

Thanks to our generous sponsors and participants at our recent Winter 2023 San Francisco Conference!

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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. Our 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.

Key Programs of The Association

Youth Scholarship Program


Every year, the CAA awards $20,000 for college to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel across the state California. 

George A. Weinstock Award


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.


  • 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.”


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."

Join the CAA 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.

Upcoming Training Events

The National Training Program is pleased to host the upcoming webinars for CAA Members.  

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