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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.

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SAVE THE DATE: CAA Winter Convention 2024

Join us at this year’s Winter Convention, where innovation meets inspiration! This convention brings together leading experts in the security industry for an unforgettable experience of learning, networking, and growth. Set against the vibrant backdrop of San Francisco, our event features an exciting lineup of keynote speakers, interactive workshops, and cutting-edge exhibitions. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this transformative event—register today!

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


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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