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Aug 16 2022

Snap One Acquires Clare Controls, Ensuring Partners Have Smart Home and Security Solutions for Every Project

Building on the success of its existing distribution agreement, Snap One today announced the acquisition of Clare Controls, maker of the ClareOne smart home and security system, as part of its ongoing mission to provide Partners with value-added solutions for every need and budget.

Aug 16 2022

Security Professionals Deliver a Better Customer Experience with Ignite

Small and large security companies and monitoring centers everywhere are growing in tandem with the multi-billion dollar growth of the security products and solutions industry. Because of this tremendous growth, many small to medium alarm companies who are growing their RMR are struggling every day to keep up with customer service workloads.

Aug 16 2022

NAPCO Promotes Warehime to VP, National Accounts

Napco Security Technologies, Inc, Amityville, NY, is pleased to announce that long-time employee, Duane Warehime has been promoted to VP, National Accounts for Napco Security Technologies.

Aug 9 2022

BSIS Seeks Subject Matter Experts for Development Workshops, QM Exam Prep

The Bureau is looking for new Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) within the private security, private investigator, alarm, collateral recovery, and locksmith industries. As an expert, you will have the opportunity to contribute to your profession by assisting the Bureau in its Occupational Analysis and Exam Development processes.

Aug 9 2022

Avantguard Rolls Out Improvements to AG Mobile App Based on User Feedback

Avantguard is proud to have just released a new version of the AG Mobile Technicians App on the Google Play Store.

Aug 2 2022

simPRO to Host Webinar “Complete Project Management for Security Integrators”, moderated by SecurityInfoWatch.Com

Join us to discover how simPRO’s single software solution helps take the stress out of managing your projects by tracking and keeping your team on the same page.

Jul 26 2022

West Hollywood Ordinance Significantly Expands Guaranteed Leave

As of July 1, 2022, West Hollywood employers are subject to a new ordinance that establishes significant changes to citywide guaranteed leave provisions.

Jul 26 2022

SIAC, TMA Co-Sponsoring Sheriff/Private Security Partnership Award

SIAC, along with The Monitoring Association (TMA), is sponsoring the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) “Sheriff/Private Security Partnership Award.” NSA announced its various annual awards recently on its web site, which you can access here.

Jul 19 2022

New Study: Communities Find Success with Model Alarm Ordinance Most Alarms Protect Life and Property but Generate No Calls for Service

A new study by a professor at the UNC Charlotte, Criminal Justice & Criminology Department shows that most electronic security systems in the communities studied protect life and property without generating calls for police services.
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Jul 13 2022

The New 350 Area Code is Coming to the California 209 Area Code Region

 To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the California Public Utilities Commission has approved an all-services overlay for the 209 area code region.

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 Winter Convention 2022

    Our annual Winter conference will be live and in person at the Fairmont in San Francisco, CA. Online registration is open now! RSVP, and view and sign up for seminars. 

  • Regional Chapter Events

    Local events are being held 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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