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Apr 29 2021

How the Market is Bouncing Back from the Pandemic

Just over a year ago, businesses in this country and around the world had to shift into a very different mode of operating as shelter in place and work from home became the new reality.   Once we addressed keeping our employees and co-workers safe, the big questions on the minds of everyone in the…

Apr 22 2021

Chime in on the NSA Public-Private Sector Partnership Award

SIAC encourages security companies to chime in on the NSA (National Sheriffs Association) Public-Private Sector Partnership Award. It is an excellent opportunity to show your community how you are working with law enforcement. 

Apr 19 2021

Two Tips for Business Growth That Have Nothing to Do With Marketing

If you want to expand your established security business but aren’t sure where to start, try thinking like a startup. Although an alarm company that has been around for years is not a startup, it can still maximize growth with a startup attitude.

Apr 17 2021

Newsom’s Plans for Vaccinations & Reopening: EGRS Update

As you’ve read or heard, Governor Newsom announced plans last week to reopen the state by June 15. With vaccination rates picking up in recent weeks, California hit a milestone of vaccinating 20 million Californians. Four million of those vaccinations have occurred in the state’s disadvantaged communities that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.…

Apr 5 2021

Busy As A Bee: A Message from the Board President

Every spring with longer days, more sunshine, and daylight savings time we start to awaken after our winter slumber. This year is much more pronounced since we have compounded our proverbial slumber with Covid 19 isolation. Now that the vaccine distribution rate is growing exponentially and the rate of infection is dropping significantly, we are…

Mar 31 2021

Legislative Update – March 26th

Last year, Governor Newsom solemnly pronounced that after expecting record breaking surpluses in 2020, the state was facing a $54 billion deficit. That number was daunting, and comparable to the budget shortfalls experienced at the onset of the Great Recession. That massive deficit never materialized. The Governor and his Department of Finance (DOF) didn’t lie…

Mar 19 2021

CAA Law Webinar March 2021

The following webinar was presented on March 16th, 2021 at 11:30 AM. The PPT slides are available for download below the video.

Mar 17 2021

SSI Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2021

The SSI Hall of Fame announced their five inductees for 2021 and each person has contributed significantly to the growth of professionalism in the electronic security industry.

Mar 1 2021

Legislative Update: 2.26.21

February 19 marked the passage of the deadline for legislators to introduce bills for the 2021 session.  The Legislature struggled throughout 2020 to meet legislative deadlines.  With only a few hearing rooms large enough to allow social distancing, legislators were forced to conduct their business with fewer hearings.  Hundreds of bills failed to pass given…

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 Spring Convention 2021

    Our annual Spring conference will be live and in person in Palm Springs, CA at the Hilton Convention Center. Online registration is open now! RSVP, and view and sign up for seminars. 

  • 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.


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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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