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Sep 17 2021

Governor Newsom defeated the effort to recall him resoundingly. Here’s why.

Governor Newsom defeated the effort to recall him resoundingly. The September 14 election saw 44% voter turnout, lower than the 61.2% turnout seen in the 2003 recall of Governor Davis. Ultimately, 63.8% of those who voted chose to keep Newsom in office while 36.2% voted to oust him.

Sep 8 2021

Will Governor Newsom Defeat the Recall?

The Legislature has just one week before adjourning the 2021 session on September 10. Governor Newsom will have until October 10 to act on the hundreds of bills that are making their way to his desk this week and next. As we’ve reported previously, we expect that the Governor will defer much of this work until after his September 14 recall election.

Sep 7 2021

Cultivating A Disruptor Mindset in the Security Industry

Change is integral to business development, however, if done right you can disrupt the established order in your area. And that is the key to a successful security business.

Sep 1 2021

Infrastructure Bill Would End the Employee Retention Credit

The infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate on August 10, 2021 would end the employee retention credit (ERC) early, making wages paid after Sept. 30, 2021, ineligible for the credit (except for wages paid by an eligible recovery startup business).

Aug 30 2021

The Power of Reviews

As a company looking to build a reputation, you must always consider the power of social media reviews. Most companies take very little stock of their importance in their business, but they hold a tremendous weight.
California Capitol

Aug 9 2021

Sacramento Legislators Prepare for Busy Weeks Ahead

The Legislature will return from its summer recess on August 16. Upon its return, it will have only three and a half weeks to complete its work before adjournment on September 10.

Aug 2 2021

Georgia Bans Fines for Alarm Companies

If you follow SIAC’s State Activity Report, you probably know that the state of Georgia recently passed legislation banning the fining of alarm companies. It is a very important law for the security industry, and we appreciate the support of Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp.
Non-compete agreement

Aug 2 2021

Biden Issues Executive Order Encouraging FTC to Ban or Limit Non-Compete Agreements

President Biden signed the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy which, among other objectives intended to increase competition in a wide range of economic activity, encourages the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to ban or limit non-compete agreements.

Jul 23 2021

California Comeback: Legislative update

The Legislature adjourned for their summer recess on July 15. It has been an intensely busy year in Sacramento and recess couldn’t have come soon enough.

Jul 12 2021

Will Governor Newsom Be Recalled? Legislative Update

On June 28, Governor Newsom signed California’s $267 billion budget. However, as we’ve reported previously, the signed budget contains the appropriations to spend state funds, but much work continues to finalize the budget behind the scenes. The annual Budget Act is always accompanied by a number of “trailer bills” which enact policy changes needed to implement the budget.

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

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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

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