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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…

Aug 18 2020

Legislative Update: Director of Public Health Resigns

The state’s Director of Public Health, Dr. Sonia Angell, resigned Sunday after a week of embarrassing revelations for the Governor’s Administration. During his July 3 press conference, Governor Newsom pointed out a 21% weekly drop in confirmed cases of COVID-19 and described it as a positive signs for the state’s efforts to combat the spread of…

Aug 10 2020

Legislative Update: COVID-19, Budget & Taxes

Governor Newsom has walked a political tightrope since March when he issued a first-in-the-nation order for Californian’s to shelter in place.  The shelter in place order was highly effective at reducing the rate at which COVID-19 spread in California.  At the same time, it brought economic devastation on a level that pales in comparison to…

Aug 4 2020

Legislative Update: Stimulus, House Warfare & COVID-19

California continues to face challenges on many fronts related to COVID-19. As you know, roughly 9,000 new cases of COVID-19 pop up every day. The state has set record death rates four times this week. While the Governor continues to grapple with the spread of the virus, he is facing political challenges on a number of other fronts. …

Jul 16 2020

How To Tighten Zoom Security During Virtual Meetings

Zoom is the video calling app of choice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, some features make your meetings susceptible to hijacking. Learn how to stop bad actors and keep your calls secure.  
CAA Legislative Update

Jul 7 2020

CAA Legislative Update

On March 19, California became the first state to issue a statewide shelter in place order.  The shelter in place order proved to be an effective tool to slow the spread of COVID-19.  In fact, California bent the curve so successfully that Governor Newsom confidently sent hundreds of ventilators to the east coast and began…

Jun 26 2020

Governor and Legislature Reach An Agreement on State Budget

On Monday, Governor Newsom and legislative leadership announced that they had reached agreement on a state budget.   As you know, the Legislature adopted its own version of a budget last Monday to meet its constitutional deadline to do so by June 15.  In adopting their “legislative budget,” the Legislature rejected the Governor’s proposed $14 billion…

Jun 25 2020

ISC West 2020 Moves Online to a Virtual Conference

Due to industry and market circumstances, Reed Exhibitions, along with Premier Sponsor SIA (Security Industry Association), will be transforming ISC West 2020 into an all-virtual event October 5-7.   ISC West 2020 scheduled for October 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada – has been canceled due to industry and market circumstances. While we cannot convene in person…

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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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. Our 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.

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