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A collection of legislative updates, event news, and board insights

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Jerry Lenander | Executive Director

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Sep 25 2020

Legislative Update: 2020 Election

The November 3 election is fast approaching and unlike past elections, due to COVID-19 ALL California voters will be mailed a ballot that can be returned to election officials by mail or dropped off at designated locations.   California’s voter registration statistics show that a record-high 83 percent of those eligible are registered to vote and that number will…

Sep 19 2020

Legislative Update: A Summary of 2020 Propositions

The Governor is slowly working his way through the few hundred bills that made their way to his desk at the end of session.  This week, he signed bills intended to provide relief for those who are working during COVID-19, specifically bills related to workers’ compensation, employee notifications related to infection, and an expansion of…

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Sep 15 2020

Legislative Update: September 15th, 2020

Tragically, whether you look at fatalities, structures burned, or acres burned, California sets new records every wildfire season.  In 2020, the SCU, LNU, and August Complex fires have all made their way onto the top five list of destructive fires measured by size.  Yet another California community, Berry Creek, has been destroyed by the Bear…

Sep 4 2020

Legislative Update from EGRS: Final Session for 2019-2020 Results

September 3, 2020 On Monday August 31, the Legislature adjourned for final recess, marking the end of the 2019-2020 legislative session. As we have detailed in previous updates, the 2020 legislative year has been the strangest in modern times.  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced legislators out of the Capitol twice this year, both in the…

Aug 28 2020

Legislative Update: August 28th 2020

The 2020 legislative year has been the strangest in modern times.  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced legislators out of the Capitol twice this year, once between March and mid-May and once for two weeks at the end of July when two Assemblymembers contracted the virus. The unanticipated recesses have injected a dose of chaos into…

Aug 25 2020

Legislative Update: Blackouts, Wildfires and Budgets

No one ever said being the Governor of California was easy, but things were looking pretty good for Governor Newsom when he took office in 2019.  His fellow Democrats held some of their largest majorities in the Legislature in history with well over 2/3 of the Senate and Assembly in their control.  Newsom also inherited…

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.

Mission

  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.

Vision

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

Resources

For a complete listing, please visit our Resources Page

Regulatory 

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


Contractors State License Board
http://www.cslb.ca.gov


Associations

Electronic Security Association (ESA) 
http://www.esaweb.org 
(888) 447-1689
Fax: (214) 260-5979 


National Training School (NTS)

(866) 636-1687 


California Automatic Fire Alarm Association (CAFAA) 
http://www.cafaa.com 


WBFAA UATC Apprenticeship Program 
http://www.wbfaa.net


Alarm Response Information

Security Industry Alarm Association (SIAC) 
http://www.siacinc.org 
http://www.pleaserespond.org


Security Industry Trade Magazines

Security Magazine 
http://www.securitymagazine.com


Security Distributing & Marketing 
http://www.sdmmag.com


Security Systems News 
http://www.securitysystemsnews.com


Security Director News 
http://www.securitydirectornews.com


Security Products 
http://www.secprodonline.com


Cygnus 
http://www.securityinfowatch.com


Security Sales & Integration 
http://www.securitysales.com


Campus Safety 
http://www.campussafetymagazine.com


GSN: Government Security News 
http://www.gsnmagazine.com

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