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.
- Serve our members and associates by being the industry advocate and liaison with public safety agencies, government bureaus, and licensing, standards and regulation bodies.
- 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
Contractors State License Board
Electronic Security Association (ESA)
Fax: (214) 260-5979
National Training School (NTS)
California Automatic Fire Alarm Association (CAFAA)
WBFAA UATC Apprenticeship Program
Alarm Response Information
Security Industry Trade Magazines
Security Distributing & Marketing
Security Systems News
Security Director News
Security Sales & Integration
GSN: Government Security News
Association Board Officers
Bay Alarm Company
Southern Vice President
T. Mike Salk
Reed Brothers Security
T. Mike Salk
Northern Vice President
Sergeant at Arms
Smart Tech Security Solutions
Youth Scholarship Award
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
The CAA Mark Schubert Memorial Award was established to honor the memory of Mark Schubert who was active in the industry for 20 years.
CAA PAC Fund
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.
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.
The CAA Annual Tribute Dinner
The only fundraising event for the CAA held annually in conjunction with the CAA Winter Convention and the setting for the presentation of the George A. Weinstock Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service to the Industry. The funds raised allow the CAA to launch new initiatives and address more effectively issues that challenge the industry.