COVID-19 Updates

How The Coronavirus is Affecting the Alarm Industry in California

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Jerry Lenander | Executive Director

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Apr 27 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Possible Return of The Legislature

Here is the latest update the legislative update from Sacramento from Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Sith, CAA’s lobbyist regarding activity in the Capitol. This week, Governor Newsom announced the opening of new testing facilities and the receipt of new testing supplies. The Governor has a goal of eventually being able to test 80,000 Californians per…

Apr 27 2020

A Message From the National Fire Sprinkler Association

Dear Board, Councils, Committees, and NFSA Staff, We have been very hopeful since our Board meeting last week that this would be isolated and not cause a total shutdown of our country. Well, I am afraid our governmental intel is telling us to prepare for two plus weeks of isolation and shutdown. It is highly…

Apr 3 2020

California State Fire Marshall Update: Essential Workers for Fire Alarm

Dear Stakeholder, Industry Associations, Local Government Partners and Cooperating Agencies: As the COVID-19 emergency continues to evolve, fire departments and fire protection contractors must ensure fire prevention and life safety systems and equipment are in working order. These systems and products are essential functions in safeguarding the public, businesses and institutions. The CAL FIRE –…

Mar 24 2020

Defining Essential Workers in California: An Update from the CAA Board

For the past two weeks we have been operating under conditions that no one would have imaged at the time of our Winter Meeting last December in San Francisco. Not since 1918/1919 has the world and the United States been under attack by a invisible operator. Over one-hundred years ago it was the Spanish Flu. …

Mar 2 2020

CAA Updated Coronavirus Information

Click on the city or county below to see the amended Orders regarding COVID-19.  They are from the following cities and counties: Fresno, CA Long Beach, CA Long Beach Appendix A Los Angeles County Pasadena, CA These orders have three points in common: Extension of Shelter in Place until May 15th Requirement that a Social…

Upcoming Events

From regional networking luncheons to the major conventions, the CAA and its regional associations will host a number of exciting events this year. 

  • CAA San Francisco Winter Convention 2020

    The 2020 winter San Francisco convention will be taking place from December 2nd-5th at the Fairmont Nob Hill in San Francisco.

  • Regional Chapter Events

    Local events are being held every month throughout the state. Join your local chapter for fun opportunities to network and learn from your peers.

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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.


  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)
(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

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