Palm Springs Convention 2023: Yet Another Success!

I hope this message finds you well and filled with a sense of accomplishment as we reflect on the success of the recently concluded California Alarm Association conference held in Palm Springs. As the President of the CAA, I am delighted to share my appreciation for your participation and contributions that made this event a resounding success.

The California Alarm Association Palm Springs Convention exceeded expectations, serving as a testament to our collective dedication to excellence, collaboration, and innovation within the alarm industry. Throughout the event, we witnessed the power of knowledge sharing, the strength of professional connections, and the transformative impact of embracing the future.

Keynote and workshop session speakers, industry leaders, and subject matter experts enlightened us with their expertise, sharing their vision and experiences. I would like to thank Anita Brunet of Wesco for her powerful keynote address on embracing change and empowering women in the security industry. Panel discussions and interactive workshops facilitated meaningful conversations and deepened our understanding of critical topics such as emerging regulations, customer demands, and business growth opportunities.

The conference also showcased an impressive array of exhibitors and sponsors, who presented the latest advancements in alarm systems, security solutions, and industry services. The exhibition hall buzzed with excitement as attendees had the opportunity to engage directly with leading companies and explore innovative products that can transform their businesses.

Beyond the formal sessions, the networking opportunities provided an invaluable platform for connecting with like-minded professionals, sharing insights, and establishing long-lasting relationships. The interactions that took place during the break-out sessions, lunches, golf tournament, and poolside dinner party are a testament to the strength and unity of our community.

A family affair…

I would like to take a moment to emphasize the importance of family and acknowledge the role they play in our industry, particularly in relation to the next generation of children who are entering the security industry. The California Alarm Association conference not only serves as a platform for professional growth and development, but also provides an opportunity to celebrate and strengthen the bonds within our extended family.

We recognize that many of us have been fortunate enough to build successful careers in the alarm industry, and our families have been there to support us every step of the way. As we look to the future, we must recognize the significance of involving the next generation in our industry. The security landscape is evolving rapidly, and their fresh perspectives, technological fluency, and innovative ideas will be instrumental in shaping the future of the alarm industry. It is our responsibility to create opportunities for them to learn, grow, and contribute.

For future conferences, I encourage you to bring your families and involve them in our shared experience. Let us create an inclusive environment where the children of our industry have the chance to witness firsthand the passion, expertise, and camaraderie that define our community. This exposure can inspire and ignite their interest in pursuing a career in the security industry, carrying forward the legacy we have built.

CAA Youth Scholarship

Lilianne Chaumont went above and beyond in her fundraising efforts for the 25th Anniversary CAA Youth Scholarship, raising an astounding amount of over $50,000.00! Please join us in extending our heartfelt congratulations and appreciation to Lilianne for her remarkable achievement.

The CAA Youth Scholarship holds immense significance as it provides crucial support to graduating seniors of the next generation of police and fire first responders.

Lilianne’s dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to this cause have been truly inspiring. Through her tireless work, Lilianne has fostered a sense of unity, compassion, and support that defines our association. I would also like to personally thank everyone who made contributions to the CAA Youth Scholarship Fund. It was the highlight of the conference for me, as I am sure it was for everyone else.

I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the organizing committee, volunteers, and sponsors for their unwavering commitment and tireless efforts in bringing this conference to life. Their dedication and attention to detail were instrumental in creating a seamless and enriching experience for all attendees. I also want to express my appreciation to each and every one of you who joined us in Palm Springs, contributing your expertise, ideas, and enthusiasm to make this conference an overwhelming success.

As we return to our respective endeavors, let us carry forward the knowledge, inspiration, and connections gained from this event. Let us continue to apply the insights and strategies shared during the conference to further elevate our industry and the communities we serve.

Thank you.


Sean Cooke