About The CAA

Promoting the Growth & Professionalism of the Security Industry In California & Nationwide


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.


  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.


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


For a complete listing, please visit our Resources Page


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

Contractors State License Board


Electronic Security Association (ESA) 
(888) 447-1689
Fax: (214) 260-5979 

National Training School (NTS)

(866) 636-1687 

California Automatic Fire Alarm Association (CAFAA) 

WBFAA UATC Apprenticeship Program 

Alarm Response Information

Security Industry Alarm Association (SIAC) 

Security Industry Trade Magazines

Security Magazine 

Security Distributing & Marketing 

Security Systems News 

Security Director News 

Security Products 


Security Sales & Integration 

Campus Safety 

GSN: Government Security News 

Meet Our

Association Board Officers

  • Mike Salk

    Reed Brothers Security

Mike Salk


  • Jon McNamara

    Mijac Alarm

Jon McNamara

Southern Vice President

  • Sean Cooke

    All-Guard Alarm Systems, Inc.

Sean Cooke

Northern Vice President

  • Ron Galippo

    Smart Tech Security Solutions

Ron Galippo


  • David Michel

    Valley Alarm

David Michel


  • Brian Boeglin

    Comcast/Xfinity Home

Brian Boeglin

Sergeant at Arms

  • Tim Westphal

    Bay Alarm Company

Tim Westphal

Past President

Key Programs of The Association

CAA Youth Scholarship program


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


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.



The CAA utilizes membership dues and proceeds from the CAA Tribute Award Program to retain a full time legislative advocate in Sacramento to represent our industry to legislators and regulators and to promote public safety through effective alarm management. The CAA PAC Fund is supported by companies making additional financial contributions to allow us to promote our message and strengthen our voice in the political arena.

Apprenticeship & Training


This joint effort with California Automatic Fire Alarm Association has established a state-approved apprenticeship program for Fire/Life Safety Technicians. The two-year effort relied on volunteer leadership and funding for development costs from companies and associations.

CAA Conventions


The CAA Summer and Winter Conventions bring together the industry and the leadership of the Associations to develop programs, promote professional development and serve as a networking and educational forum. The costs, only partially covered by registration fees, are offset with additional sponsorship from Associate and Regular Members.

Legal Defense Fund

  • The CAA membership dues allow us to retain ongoing legal counsel to guide the Association and address the issues facing our industry. As special circumstances arise, there is a need for additional financial support for legal services and public affairs counsel. Whether it is anti-business regulations or policies that will have a negative impact on public safety, the CAA Legal Fund allows the association to be a positive advocate for our members and the industry.

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